Australian Cattle Dog
Country of Origin: Australia
Height: 17 - 20 inches
Weight: 35 - 50 lbs
Australian Cattle Dog: Additional Info
Temperament The Australian Cattle Dog are hardworking, loyal & protective. They are very intelligent making them an easy breed to train. They can be friendly but are leery of strangers. This breed is very energetic and need a lot of room to run.
Coat Their coat is short, smooth & water resistant. Their undercoat is short and dense.
Coat Colors The Australian Cattle dogs are blue or red. The blue dogs can be called blue, blue mottled or blue speckled. Red dogs are evenly speckled or all red.
Coat Care The Blue Heeler coat is very easy to maintain. Brushing once a week to remove dead hair is sufficient.
Health The Australian Cattle Dog life expectancy is between 12 - 15 years. This is relatively healthy breed. Some health concerns to look for are:
• Hip Dysplasia
• Patellar Luxation
• PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy)
History The Australian Cattle Dog breed was developed in Australia to help Shepherds with their cattle. They needed a dog that could withstand the heat and wouldn’t bark to scare the cattle. The different breeds used to make this outstanding herding dog were: Smooth Haired Scotch Merle Collie, the Dingo, the Dalmatian, the Australian Kelpie & the Bull Terrier.
The Blue Heeler was first registered by the AKC in 1980 and was grouped as Herding.
Australian Cattle Dog Puppies for sale in PA
Click on any of the available Australian Cattle Dog puppies for sale to receive the breeder name, telephone number, and additional information on the puppy.
Any puppy that has a white box, instead of blue, comes with a 1 year genetic health guarantee.