Australian Cattle Dog
Weight: 33 - 55 lbs.
Height: 17" - 20"
Life Span: 12 - 15 years
Health Problems: CHD; OCD; PRA; deafness; elbow dysplasia
Also Known As: Queensland Heeler, Blue Heeler, Red Heeler, Hall's Heeler
Category: Companion Dog
The Australian Cattle Dog will need daily vigorous exercise. This dog is not recommended for city or apartment living.
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.
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.