Originating in Australia during the 19th century, the Blue Heeler — also known as the Australian Cattle Dog — was bred for endurance, herding abilities, and toughness.
The Blue Heeler is compact, strong, alert, and agile.
Early intense socialization and obedience are crucial for the Blue Heeler. This breed is extremely obedient.
Blue Heeler Exercise
Blue Heelers, like all cattle dogs, need plenty of exercise daily. They are not a hyperactive breed and will happily relax with their owner after exercising.
Blue Heeler Training
Blue Heelers respond well to training. An intelligent breed, obedience training include games to avoid boredom, with rewards at the end.
Obedience training should be continual to avoid unwanted behavior.
Blue Heeler Health
Deafness and blindness are the most common health issues that affect the Blue Heeler. A healthy breed, Blue Heelers have a lifespan of 13 to 15 years.
Blue Heeler Grooming
The Blue Heeler has a weather resistant double coat. The color of the coat comes in blue, red speckle, blue speckle, or blue-mottled.
This breed is a seasonal shedder. The Australian Cattle Dog needs weekly brushing with a firm bristle brush.