Blue Heeler

Originating in Australia, the Blue Heeler was bred for endurance, herding abilities, and toughness. They are strong, alert, and agile.
Blue Heeler Information

Average sizes and life expectancy of the breed

HEIGHT

17-20 Inches

WEIGHT

35-45 Lbs.

LIFE EXPECTANCY

13-15 Years

Blue Heeler Information

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.

Breed Identification

COLORS

Blue Or Blue-mottled With Or Without Other Markings; Red Speckled. Puppies Are Born White But Get Th

HAIR LENGTH

Short

Breed Care

GROOMING

Once a week

EXERCISE NEEDS

Once a week

HEALTH CONDITIONS

Retinal Atrophy, Deafness, Hip Dysplasia

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