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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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Featured Queensland Heeler Breeder

KS Ranch Heelers
Member Since: November 2007
Location: Wyoming
I have Queensland Heeler puppies for sale! See My Profile
Blue and Red Heelers from over 10 Generations of loyal, smart, hardworking dogs bred and raised here on our cattle ranch in Wyoming. Our dogs have been ranch raised and work cattle over thousands of acres of rugged rangeland year round and are the best family dogs around, great with kids of any age...

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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 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

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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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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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