Country of Origin: Australia
Group: Herding, UKC/AKC
History of the Blue Heeler:
The Blue Heeler came about when Australian cattle ranchers needed a cattle drover with endurance that could go long distances.The Blue Heeler’s direct ancestor was the Hall’s Heeler, a canine that was developed from a cross of the dingo and the smooth-coated Scottish Collie.In 1860, the Hall’s Heeler was mixed with the Australian Kelpie and the Dalmation to create the modern Australian Cattle Dog.
The Blue Heeler is a medium-sized, muscular dog.
Strong, broad head and a medium -length muzzle.
Almond-shaped brown eyes
Medium-sized ears that are naturally upright
Double-coat with a dense undercoat and a smooth, hard outer-coat.Medium length.
Blue, mottled or speckled. with or without blue, black, or tan markings;or red speckled with darker red markings.
Height: 17-20 inches
Weight: 33-55 pounds
Temperament: A truly loyal and protective dog that can be wary of strangers, yet this breed is easygoing with family members that everyone that he knows.
The Blue Heeler is a one- person dog and is alert, intelligent, protective and fun to be around.
With a high activity level, the Blue Heeler needs plenty of exercise and environmental stimuli.
Needs: Positive training, plenty of exercise,and socialization.
Health Concerns: Hip dysplasia and deafness .
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