Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler Question

what is the difference between an Australian Shepherd and an Australian Cattle Dog


what is the difference between an Australian Shepherd and an Australian Cattle Dog

    In Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler - Asked by Anonymous - 1/23/2013 5:37:26 PM
Australian shepherds are more prone to health problems and have a heavier variety of coat colors, a thicker coat as well. Australian cattle dogs can sometimes live longer, their necks are very thick, and are more hardy health-wise.
    Answered by Anonymous - 2/9/2013 4:10:17 PM


Australian cattle dogs and Australian Shepherds are certainly two different breeds. But they are both in the herding group and have cemilarities too. I have a Australian shepherd and i've been around heelers, also. Aussies have lots of feathering and blue heelers have shorter coats. The two breeds are about the same size although heelers are usually heavier boned I would say. The other person said Aussies have more health problems. Well, Heelers may be somewhat less prone to health problems but Australian Shepherds are pretty healthy breeds as well. Australian Shepherds (Aussies) are breed to spend long days out working cattle and most can excell at any dog sport. I would also say that Aussies have more energy as well. I think that Australian Shepherds and Australian Cattle Dogs are both wonderful breeds.
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/2/2013 4:08:46 PM