Queensland Heeler Question

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?

    In Queensland Heeler - Asked by Anonymous - 1/24/2012 3:31:37 PM
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.
    Answered by Anonymous - 3/28/2012 2:23:12 PM