Queensland Heeler

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Breed Group: Herding
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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.
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.
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do Queensland Heeler puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Queensland Heeler varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Queensland Heeler puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Queensland Heelers sold is $225.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Queensland Heeler with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $700 upwards to $700 or even more for a Queensland Heeler with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Queensland Heelers sold is $300.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $225.00
Average Price: $300.00
Top Quality: $700.00 to $700.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 100 Queensland Heeler puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Queensland Heeler puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Queensland Heelers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Queensland Heeler Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 100 Queensland Heeler dogs.
  • 1. Cozie
  • 2. Huggie Bear
  • 3. White Blaze
  • 4. Tiny Freckle
  • 5. Three Spot
  • 6. Sprite
  • 7. Roxy Red
  • 8. Rojo
  • 9. Rocky Redd
  • 10. Rio
  • 11. Mackenzie
  • 12. Lucy
  • 13. Koda
  • 14. Kizmic
  • 15. Gigantor
  • 16. Freckle
  • 17. Fiona
  • 18. Eli
  • 19. Dozer
  • 20. Dollie Girl

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Member Since: November 2007
Location: Wyoming
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AKC Registered, Ranch Raised, Working Blue & Red Australian Cattle Dogs 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 as well as our beloved family companions. Fully genetically tested and passed for Blindness, Hearing, Hip/Elbow/Patellar Dysplasia. Puppies are born in the house, handled by kids and adults from birth, well socialized to all aspects of life on the ranch. References available. Please visit our website for available puppies, upcoming litters, more info and pictures! Facebook: KS Ranch Australian Cattle Dogs, YouTube Channel: ksranchacttledogs

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Anonymous asked:
I want to get a Healer, but the the one star on "other dogs", is worrying me. I have a small poodle/chihuahua mix that I adore. But as a retired dog groomer and obedience trainer so I am hoping they will get along. Just don't want the little dog I have hurt. She is a female 3 yrs old, pup is male 8 weeks.

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The Queensland Heeler is a working dog, they have a lot of energy and need a lot of stimulation. They were bred to work sheep and other flock or herd animals; so their eye is very keen. With small animals and small dogs, their quick movements and higher energy can set off a Heeler and bring out their prey drive. However, if you work with a knowledgeable, reputable and positive reinforcement dog trainer; the pup can learn to get along perfectly fine and respect your smaller dog. Please remember that a tired dog is a good dog; and so with this breed needing at least 2 hours of exercise a day to burn off all the energy; it will be a lot of work but worth it to keep the new pup and your other dog happy.

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Can a male Queensland Heeler be taught not to mark his territory indoors?

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If you want to teach your dog to mark his territory indoors, that is something you can train your dog. But please note that by doing this, your dog will most likely be barred from going into pet stores, other peoples homes, and boarding/day care facilities because of the fact that he marks indoors.

Anonymous asked:
Are Queensland Heelers born with cropped tails?

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The Queensland Heeler, a sub-breed of the Australian Cattle dog is not normally born with docked tails. Docking is done between 1 - 3 days old by a licensed veterinarian. The only breed of dog that resembles the Australian Cattle Dog or Queensland Heeler is the Stumpy Tailed Heeler, and they have a natural docked tail.

Anonymous asked:
My Queensland Heeler is frightened easily. Noise bothers her, kids playing across the street bother her. Loud noises, thunder, lightening, etc. She will try to get in my lap. Why is she like this?

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Depending on the age of your Queensland Heeler, I would say that she was not properly socialized and/or got frightened by a loud noise during the fear-stage of her development. What you need to do is contact a positive reinforcement trainer and start counter-conditioning training with her. Find the amount of space you need to be away from a loud noise that you can control for her to be comfortable. Start giving her treats for being calm and then move a foot a head. Continue to give her treats when she is calm and back up if she becomes frightened. But contacting the trainer so that he/she can be by your side when you do this is best. Good luck!

Anonymous asked:
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.

Anonymous

When a Queensland Heelers eyes become red they are usually upset about something. My Queenslands 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.

Anonymous

Red eyes on German Rottweilers is pretty common, it might just be something normal.

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Updated: 10/17/2017