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Breed Group: Herding
Queensland Heeler

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Weight
Male: 32-35; Female: 30-35 lbs
Height
Male: 17-20; Female: 17-19 inches
Color(s)
Red speckled or mottled, blue speckled or mottled; markings of black and tan, tan, or red.
Overview
A modern breed, the Queensland Heeler is also referred to as the Australian Cattle Dog, Blue Heeler, or Red Heeler. This breed was developed not for their appearance, but for their working abilities. They possess a silent work ethic, combined with stamina, to heard and drive cattle over Australia's rough and treacherous terrain.
Character
The Queensland Heeler is agile, athletic, robust, and muscular. This breed is superior and unmatched in herding duties. They are ever watchful, brave, always alert, and highly intelligent.
Temperament
The Queensland Heeler is not recommended for inexperienced or first time dog owners. The Queensland Heeler was never intended to be solely a pet. They are extremely protective, loyal, and independent. They are not recommended for homes with small children due to their herding and guarding instincts and tendency to nip at the heels. They are excellent guard dogs of family, home, territory, and herd. Queensland Heeler's do not do well with dogs they do not know or with small household pets. They require a dominant owner.
Care
Regular brushing with a firm bristle brush is required to remove loose and dead hair. Bathing should only be done when necessary. Ears should be checked often for debris and nails should be trimmed as needed. The Queensland Heeler is prone to such health problems as deafness, PRA, and hip dysplasia.
Coat
The Queensland Heeler is a double coat breed. The outer coat lays flat, is hard, smooth, and straight. The under coat is dense, soft, and short. The coat is water resistant. The coat is longer and more profuse around the neck, under the body, behind the legs, and on the breeches. This Queensland Heeler breed sheds heavily once or twice a year.
Training
Early socialization and obedience are necessary. The Queensland Heeler breed has a tendency to be willful and is highly independent and intelligent. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, and consistency. They excel in agility, herding, competitive obedience, performing tricks, guarding, and retrieving.
Activity
The Queensland Heeler is not recommended for apartment living. This breed does best in a rural setting with a job to do. Activity is absolutely crucial to prevent boredom and destructive behavior. They require an inordinate amount of exercise.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Queensland Heeler puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

4/24/2013 11:47:49 PM

4/24/2013 11:47:49 PM

My Queensland Heeler Seems to Have an Eye Problem, but I'm Not Sure I have a queensland heeler/ rottweiler mix that has a red eye around the part that should be white. It looks like blood, but she shows no signs of discomfort, loss of appetite, pain, or vision loss. Pupils and corneas are normal. What do you think is wrong with my dog?

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Anonymous

It sounds like your dog's eyes are bloodshot. I would take her to the vet.
7/15/2014 5:51:01 PM

Anonymous

When a Queenslands eyes become red they are usually upset about something. My Quuenslands eyes would go blood red when she was mad at someone or wanting to bite somebody. As soon as they calm down the red with go pink then white again.
1/11/2015 12:30:31 AM

Anonymous asked:

3/23/2013 12:41:57 AM

3/23/2013 12:41:57 AM

I have a new 3 yr old adopted Heeler. Can they be taught to play or fetch at this age?

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Any dog can learn new tricks at any age; it just requires more patience, time, and effort. Yes, teaching a three year old adopted heeler can be taught to play and fetch at this age.
12/17/2013 4:35:02 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/22/2013 4:16:26 PM

3/22/2013 4:16:26 PM

how do i stop her from digging? Rescued her from a shelter - she is about a year. She is Shepherd/Queensland. How do i stop her from digging and how do I have her do her business in a certain spot and not all over the yard?

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Anonymous

If you catch her doing it, stick her nose in it, point to it, and tell her "no" with a frown, in an assertive tone or put hot sauce around the area to prevent coming back.
4/24/2013 11:50:52 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/1/2013 1:42:54 AM

3/1/2013 1:42:54 AM

What is best dry food for my heeler I feed my dog natural balance food because he was getting a lot skin allergies but is too expensive is there another good food less expensive

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Anonymous asked:

2/26/2013 1:28:15 AM

2/26/2013 1:28:15 AM

How is the Queensland Heeler breed around cats

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Anonymous asked:

2/20/2013 4:26:32 PM

2/20/2013 4:26:32 PM

what over the counter med can i give my heeler when in pain? Are they more sensitive to tylonel or

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Anonymous asked:

11/26/2012 5:06:40 PM

11/26/2012 5:06:40 PM

What command do I give when I want the dog to quit his task?

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Anonymous

whistle for him high pitch and tell him to come w a hand motion...when he learns this he will come to u in 1 of those three ways..depending on his task choose which form u want to use
2/20/2013 4:23:31 PM

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10/26/2012 1:17:31 PM

10/26/2012 1:17:31 PM

After a friend passed away I have her heeler. He was a rescue from the pound. Maybe 7 years... After a friend passed away I have her heeler. He was a rescue from the pound. Maybe 7 years old. I live In Las Vegas Nv. My sister wants to take him home to Bosie ID. In a few weeks. I'm wondering how he will deal with the weather change. 80's here 40's there.

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Anonymous

He will do great, heelers have lots of thick fur (they shed) and are great hardy outside dogs, even in the cold. Plus there are more heelers in Idaho then Vegas for sure.. if you are still worried, have her keep him in the garage colder but not as cold and see if he shivers all night... I don't see him having any problems as the heelers in Utah per say go from summer to winter just fine..
10/27/2012 2:44:32 PM

Anonymous

Thank you, He is such a good dog and I want the best for him. He is a bit spoiled and living the life of an indoor dog. I didn't know if he would adapt and get his winter coat in time since we are well into fall. And, it doesn't get that cold here. YOu've put my mind at ease. Thanks! Sandy
10/28/2012 10:29:45 AM

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10/21/2012 2:31:19 PM

10/21/2012 2:31:19 PM

I was given two Red Heelers as a gift from a friend. They are two yrs old. One is red with white... I was given two Red Heelers as a gift from a friend. They are two yrs old. One is red with white speckled and one is all white with red speckles. Is it possible that the white dog is not an ACD or is this a rare thing.

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Anonymous asked:

10/20/2012 7:54:31 PM

10/20/2012 7:54:31 PM

What does it mean when a Queensland heelers ears are pointed down?

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Anonymous asked:

9/28/2012 3:00:39 PM

9/28/2012 3:00:39 PM

I have sibling heeler/basset hounds; 1 male, 1 female. They are 5 months old . He is neutered ... I have sibling heeler/basset hounds; 1 male, 1 female. They are 5 months old . He is neutered she is getting fixed in a few days. I'm having a hard time training them. They do better by themselves but together they're crazy, different dogs. What do I need to do when giving one of them up is not an option?

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Anonymous

It is better to train them apart. I have two puppies and they work a lot better when separated. We named them thelma and louise cause together they are a handful.
9/28/2012 5:31:11 PM

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8/19/2012 11:55:17 PM

8/19/2012 11:55:17 PM

I have a 7 year old red heeler, she is my life, I love her to death. She is the best dog ever. ... I have a 7 year old red heeler, she is my life, I love her to death. She is the best dog ever. The last couple weeks I noticed she is having a hard time getting up from a lay down position. She is a little over weight but so full of energy. I'm so scared she is having problems with her hips?? help

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For hip problems in dogs, it does not cure, but does help to massage an older dog all over, daily and allow it to lie down on soft surfaces like a cushioned dog bed.
12/17/2013 4:28:11 PM

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8/14/2012 7:05:45 PM

8/14/2012 7:05:45 PM

I was wondering if you ever have seen puppies mixed with Queensland Heeler and Berger Picard? I... I was wondering if you ever have seen puppies mixed with Queensland Heeler and Berger Picard? I had a puppy the Humane Society gave me for free because I adopted his mommy from the dog pound. He needed to eat and wouldn't without his mama. He grew up looking like a Berger Picard but had his mama's coloring with brown in it also. He had the loudest bark I ever heard and sounded like a huge dog, but was shorter than his mama. The dog pound found the mom and three pups on the street and took them in. They had to put two male pups down and my Danny Dawg was ok. That dog and I bonded deeply, and I have had many dogs. He was awesome. Thank you, Dale

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Anonymous asked:

8/9/2012 11:44:45 PM

8/9/2012 11:44:45 PM

My Queensland Heeler prefers to be called an Australian Cattle Dog, is this normal?

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Anonymous

Does the dog have a tail?
8/21/2012 12:35:42 AM

Anonymous asked:

7/31/2012 12:11:33 AM

7/31/2012 12:11:33 AM

I RESCUED "ELLIE" (WE BELIEVE SHE IS A HEELER MIX WITH PIT BULL), SOMEONE RETURNED HER TO THE... I RESCUED "ELLIE" (WE BELIEVE SHE IS A HEELER MIX WITH PIT BULL), SOMEONE RETURNED HER TO THE POUND AFTER ADOPTING HER & REALIZING SHE WAS DEAF. WELL, I FELL IN LOVE WITH HER & TOOK HER HOME.IM NOT SURE HOW TO TRAIN A DEAF DOG.I KEEP HER ON A LEAD.IM TOO AFRAID TO LEAVE HER OUTDOORS AS WE ARE IN A VERY RURAL AREA, & THOUGH I HAVE A FENCED YARD, SHE CAN STILL FIT THRU THE GATES. SHE IS A LITTLE RAMBUNCIOUS, & TENDS TO "TRY" NOT TO LISTEN TO ME WITH HAND SIGNALS & I'LL BE DARNED IF I CAN GET HER TO PAY ATTENTION TO ME WITHOUT TUGGING AND PULLING HER LEAD. I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE HER OFF THE LEAD!! NOT SURE HOW I GET THE ATTENTION OF A DOG THAT CANT HEAR & I CANT EASILY GET UP TO GET HER TO GET HER ATTENTION, ANY HELP WOULD BE EXTREMELY HELPFUL, I AM DEVOTED TO GETTING HER TRAINED, DEAF OR NOT!!

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Anonymous

They make vibrating collars for deaf dogs. It works kind of like a shock collar, but does not hurt them. You press a button and the collar vibrates gently to get their attention.
9/19/2012 10:16:09 AM

Anonymous asked:

7/24/2012 7:29:59 AM

7/24/2012 7:29:59 AM

is it better to neuter your female queensland to expand his life and health?

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Anonymous

neutering and spaying of any dog can prolong its life by about six to eight months.
12/17/2013 4:25:38 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/22/2012 4:56:56 PM

6/22/2012 4:56:56 PM

Are healers born with their tails

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Anonymous

Yes most pure bred heelers are born with a tail. The tail acts as a rudder when the are running.
9/12/2012 3:42:36 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/17/2012 7:13:12 PM

6/17/2012 7:13:12 PM

I just rescued a 9 week old red Queensland/Labrador mix puppy yesterday. He is very very shy,... I just rescued a 9 week old red Queensland/Labrador mix puppy yesterday. He is very very shy, originally ate as if starved. He was in a box with 3 other puppies, and someone had poured water all over them, poor things. My question is, I know he needs to be socialized with our 3 other dogs...how long should I wait? They (old Queensland blue, bulldog/beagle mix, and terrier mix) have 'met' Bitzer, sniffing a bit while in my arms, but i'm hesitant to introduce him till he is a little less afraid. Is that wise? Other quick question...I'm deaf, would he make a good service dog for me, with training?

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Anonymous asked:

5/16/2012 10:25:17 PM

5/16/2012 10:25:17 PM

may i ask what s pra is since its listed as a health issue for the queensland also my queensland... may i ask what s pra is since its listed as a health issue for the queensland also my queensland is only 9 weeks old and is very intelligent and stubborn,. i have others condone her wrong doings as i am doing what i need to let her know i am dad . she stays close and only comes to me seconds after she has been told to come her, i like more tips in raising my queensland i love her and thought i never let my get close to a dog

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Anonymous

The Australian Cattle Dog is one of the dog breeds affected by progressive retinal atrophy. It has the most common form, Progressive Rod/Cone Degeneration (PRCD), a condition that causes the rods and cones in the retina of the eye to deteriorate later in life, resulting in blindness. PRCD is an autosomal recessive trait and a dog can be a carrier of the affected gene without developing the condition. from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Cattle_Dog
6/2/2012 8:12:39 AM

Anonymous asked:

5/6/2012 3:36:21 AM

5/6/2012 3:36:21 AM

why does our 3 yr old red heeler shed CONSTANTLY!!!!!!! i just read they shed heavily once or... why does our 3 yr old red heeler shed CONSTANTLY!!!!!!! i just read they shed heavily once or twice a year...

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Anonymous

Mine too!! Our trainer said it was because of her diet.. recommended putting a coat conditioner additive in it.. hasn't worked so far..
9/19/2012 10:17:58 AM

Anonymous

I've had a red heeler for about 7 years now. And he sheds non stop as well. I've tried different dog foods from cheap ones to the most expensive. I've found that if I use purina pro one chicken seems to works the best. Doesn't shed very much...
11/4/2012 8:35:37 AM

Anonymous asked:

4/20/2012 4:52:42 AM

4/20/2012 4:52:42 AM

MY A.C.D. IS PREGNANT NEED TO KNOW HOW TO TELL HOW FAR ALONG AND INDICATION OF WHEN SHE IS READY... MY A.C.D. IS PREGNANT NEED TO KNOW HOW TO TELL HOW FAR ALONG AND INDICATION OF WHEN SHE IS READY TO WHELP AND ANY OTHER INFO ON PREGNANCY THAT I SHOULD BE KNOW . THANKS FIRST TIME MOM

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Anonymous

Most australian cattle dogs when pregnant and right before they give birth start to dig a lot. They tend to try and dig a den like a dingo would. Usually start to dig between 4 and 6 weeks before labor. Most heelers like to dig anyway, but that is sort of a way to tell, especially if they don not seem to dig before hand. Also if she is pregnant her teets will sag more before birth.
9/12/2012 3:48:07 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/11/2012 12:04:35 AM

4/11/2012 12:04:35 AM

What should I use too wash my Queensland Heeler puppy

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Anonymous

Any good dog shampoo. We use Woolwash.
5/3/2012 8:57:34 AM

Anonymous asked:

3/24/2012 4:50:34 PM

3/24/2012 4:50:34 PM

Our Queensland Heeler had puppies, one of her pups came out almost completly white with the... Our Queensland Heeler had puppies, one of her pups came out almost completly white with the exception of the mask on the face, is this rare ?

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Anonymous

Queensland Heeler's all come out white with what ever big markings they are going to have.. Their spotting with develop later.. similar to dalmatians.. born with out their spots..
5/15/2012 3:19:58 AM

Anonymous asked:

3/7/2012 7:12:14 PM

3/7/2012 7:12:14 PM

what is the queensland heeler descended from

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Anonymous

Blue Muriel, Dalmatian, and Dingo
5/30/2012 2:34:24 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/13/2012 11:34:09 AM

2/13/2012 11:34:09 AM

I rescued what I think is an Australian Cattle Dog but he has no tail and its obvious that he... I rescued what I think is an Australian Cattle Dog but he has no tail and its obvious that he never had a tail, no visible docking. He's built a little more like the Stumpy Tail, taller and less jowly than the standard ACD but marked symetrically, he's blue mottled with tan legs, a white streak on forehead, all the markings of an ACD. Were ACD ever bred without tails? He looks nothing like a Shepard so that can't be it. Anyway, the funniest, most loyal, confident dog I've ever been around, just curious about the tail.

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Anonymous

HI - we are Australian and have a Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog, which is now a separate breed from the "tailie" or the ACD. One of the original dogs used to create the ACD was a stumpy tail and for the first 100 years after the ACD breed was created up to half of the litters would come out with or without a tail. During the first half of the last century, the ACDs with tails were selected/preferred until some New South Wales breeders reintroduced the Stumpy Tails around the 1970s. Ours is a red stumpy tail cattle dog; we also have a Blue Heeler (with Tail) and the Stumpy is more serious, a hard worker, absolutely dedicated to her pack (me, my husband and our "tailie",) finer boned than our bluey, but a serious worker who will go until she drops. An unbelievably intelligent dog who is incredibly loyal and loving. Google the Stumpy Tail Australian Cattle Dog and you'll find lots more info. Hope this helps. Jennifer
5/3/2012 8:53:26 AM

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1/24/2012 3:31:37 PM

1/24/2012 3:31:37 PM

My son's family, complete with a 1yr. old Queensland Heeler, just moved in due to job loss. I... My son's family, complete with a 1yr. old Queensland Heeler, just moved in due to job loss. I have a 13yr. old Sharpie-Spitz in declining years as well as a 9yr. old Pit-Rott. I feared the Pitt having issues with the new pup (and he does), but I didn't expect the old girl too. She does now because the Heeler attacked her and she couldn't get her feet under her to posture. The old girl has always been the dominate dog. We have a good sized yard for the city, but the Heeler was raised in the desert. Everything I'm reading suggests she needs more space. Is there any hope for the dog around the older ones, or am I going to have to live with continually keeping them separate?

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Anonymous

I had an older male cocker spaniel when we got our female Queensland Heeler puppy. The power struggle was evident, the Cocker Spaniel would not back down and eventually the Queensland drew blood from the Cocker's ears. I made the decision to keep them separated unless supervised. Other than this, the Queensland was the best dog ever.
3/28/2012 2:23:12 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/8/2012 10:15:13 PM

1/8/2012 10:15:13 PM

I have a 12 year old male blue heeler and he seems to be getting fatter and fatter. He weighs... I have a 12 year old male blue heeler and he seems to be getting fatter and fatter. He weighs approx 40 lbs now maybe more. What is the amount of food he should be getting daily?

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Anonymous

I feed my cattle dog mix anywhere from three to three and a half cups of food.
12/17/2013 4:30:48 PM

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1/4/2012 3:33:45 PM

1/4/2012 3:33:45 PM

why is my healer following my 4 year old son all over the house? she follows him and her tail... why is my healer following my 4 year old son all over the house? she follows him and her tail curls to the side as she does. what does this mean? is she just really protective of my son ?

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Anonymous

I have a heeler who is 4 yrs since he was 8 wks and he does the same thing with me and my cat(6yrs) they are not just herders their #1 priority is making sure that the ones they love are safe. because theyre smart you can break this by consistently calling her to you every time. start rewarding with a treat when she comes to you, and slowly wean off treats. coming will be her new task, and also this is a new "trick" to mentally stimulate. her protective instinct might becoming too strong due to lack of stimulation. i found with my a good collection of toys that all a different call name are a good distraction. when she starts to follow you can call her and request a certain toy. play with her for a few minutes, and then let her go. she will probably go lay down and entertain herself with the toy that you have made seem more prized to her than what your son is doing. heelers need consistent tasks, they are working dogs.
1/14/2012 3:52:30 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/4/2012 3:25:36 PM

1/4/2012 3:25:36 PM

my healer is following my 4 year old son all over the place what does this mean

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Anonymous asked:

12/9/2011 11:37:57 PM

12/9/2011 11:37:57 PM

I just found out that my queensland heeler is 5yrs. old. How long is their normal life... I just found out that my queensland heeler is 5yrs. old. How long is their normal life expectancy?

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Anonymous

my heeler just passed away at 14-15 years old. I believe that is pretty average, although my vet told me that the oldest living dog on record was a heeler, he was 31 years old and worked every day of his life.
1/27/2012 10:42:38 PM

Anonymous

We had to put my heeler down last yr on super bowl sunday ( 2-6-11 ) he was 17 1/2 yrs old ! Their life expectancy is 12 to 13 yr. I was very lucky to have him for so long. He went with me everywhere for many yrs, even to work. I trained him as a pup, he was very loyal & protective of me & the kids. My husband could not raise his voice or a hand, if so the dog would growl at him (warning him). He never bit anyone, but he would warn, he did nip at heels but never bite, and he loved herding cattle. He was the best dog I ever owned.
2/4/2012 3:04:20 AM

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