February 6, 2023

7 thoughts on “Blue Heeler-Australian Cattle Dog. Dingo Dog/Scottish Collie

  1. Perhaps this is a dumb question, but I’m going to take a chance and ask it, anyhow. (Ha!)

    Are Blue Heelers born with a stubby tail / no tail? Or is it a case where some pups in a litter are born with no tail and others are born with longer tails? I didn’t think these dogs were docked as a breed standard. (Actually, I was thinking docking was no longer allowed in Australia, but I am not sure if that is true or not.)

    1. The Smithfield cattle dog is the stumpy tail breed and the Blue Heeler is of a more stocky build, often has tan markings as well and has a tail. I believe that docking of tails and the ‘trimming’ of ears is banned in Australia unless it is for medical reasons such as injury.

      1. Thanks for the information! 🙂

        I thought docking was banned in Australia, but I hadn’t researched it, so I wasn’t sure. I appreciate your help.

      2. You’re welcome, the ban may not apply in all states but all the Rottweilers in the last couple of years where I live have long happy tails 🙂

  2. Smart, beautiful and loyal dogs that require lots of physical and mental stimulation, we see quite a few in shelters because they have behavioural issues often bought about by lack of both 🙁

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