Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler Question

I have a beautiful blue heeler pup (6 months) who has one brown and one blue eye. I know both of...


I have a beautiful blue heeler pup (6 months) who has one brown and one blue eye. I know both of the parents and both are pure bred. Is the blue eye a recessive gene or is it just one of those things that are rare. My daughter looked it up and she found that only 1 in 250000 pups have this trait. Do you have any other information on this trait. if you could answer my e-mail it would be appreciated.

    In Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler - Asked by Anonymous - 1/15/2012 10:51:20 PM
Blue eye color is a trait common when domesticating dogs, some breeds have it some do not. It is very common in Huskies and in Australian Shepherds. It is very common to mix ACDs with Aust Shephereds, since the breed standard for ACD says only brown eyes, and ALL the purebreds ive seen have only brown eyes, it is probably a mix that happened way earlier in the bloodline and is showing up now, either way it means AT SOME point the bloodline was mixed.
    Answered by Anonymous - 3/9/2012 11:35:18 AM


I also have a heeler with one brown and one blue eye. But my dog is a mix between a bearded collie and a red heeler. Both of his parents are pure bred but because he is mixed he got that trait.
    Answered by Anonymous - 3/12/2012 8:55:58 PM


Our pups parents were both pure bred blue heelers. Must be a recessive gene from lineage some where...
    Answered by Anonymous - 3/13/2012 3:24:49 PM