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Australian Cattle Dog

Size: Medium

Weight: 35- 50 lbs.

Height: 17" - 19" (Female) 18"-20" (Male)

Life Span: 12 - 16 years

Health Problems: CHD; OCD; PRA; deafness; elbow dysplasia

Origin: Australia

Also Known As: Queensland Heeler, Blue Heeler, Red Heeler, Hall's Heeler

Group: Herding

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Australian Cattle Dog will need daily vigorous exercise since they have a high-energy level. This dog is not recommended for city or apartment living. 

Grooming Needs

The Australian Cattle Dog needs minimal grooming, but it sheds heavily in the spring and needs regular brushing during this time.


The Australian Cattle Dog is a high-energy, smart, strong-willed breed that tends to be wary of strangers.

Compatibility with Kids

Must be thoroughly trained if kept in homes with children. Supervision is recommended around young childern.


This breed dates back to about 1897 when it was developed by pioneer settlers to herd livestock. It originates from a mix of Smooth-Coated Collie, Dingo, Dalmatian, Australian Kelpie and Bull Terrier.

Dog Food for Your Australian Cattle Dog

Puppy Select 6 lb. Front Counter

Puppy Select Formula

Features our exclusive balance of nutrients for growing puppies.

Adult Select 6 lb. Front Counter

Adult Select Formula

Formulated for dogs of all ages, an excellent choice for multi-dog families.

Bil-Jac Picky No More Medium & Large Breed Dog Food package front countertop

Picky No More™ Medium & Large Breed

Created to please even the pickiest of medium & large breed dogs.

Sensitive Solutions Skin & Stomach Support 6 lb. Front Counter

Sensitive Solutions Skin & Stomach Support

Features the SmartDefense™ System, with vitamins C & E.