Australian Cattle Dog or simply Cattle Dog is a breed of herding dog, Originally developed in Australia for droving cattle over long distances across rough terrain. As with dog from other working breeds, the Australian Cattle Dog is energetic and also brilliant with an independent streak. These dogs’ resilient herders are intelligent enough to routinely outsmart their owners.

IMPORTANT STATS

  • Life expectancy:  12 – 16 years
  • Origin:  Australia
  • Temperament:  Alert, curious, pleasant
  • Height:  Male: 18–20 Inches, Female: 17–19 Inches
  • Weight:  Male: 35–50  pounds, Female: 30–48 pounds
  • Colors: Blue, Blue mottled, Blue speckled, Red mottled, Red speckled
  • Group:  Herding Group

MAJOR CHARACTERISTICS

Other names
  Blue, ACD, Cattle Dog, Blue Heeler, Red Heeler, Queensland Heeler
Coat: Short double coat
Litter size average 3 to 4 pups maybe larger
Life span12-16 years

 

AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG

These dog are loyal to their owners and are full of personality and love. Generally, they’re also good with children. Moreover Blue heeler has reputations as being lively, bright and self-sufficient dog. If they’re lucky enough to get good, extensive socialization and training from their owners, the dog often become dedicated and also loving canine family members.

AUSTRALIAN CATTLE TEMPERAMENT AND APPEARANCE

  • Brave, Smart, hardy, independent, stubborn, tenacious, energetic, and untiring— these dog are all traits essential to a driver of headstrong cattle, and all traits of the Australian Cattle Dog.
  • Moreover they given challenging mental and hard physical exercise daily, this dog breeds are among the most responsive and obedient of dog.
  • Cattle Dog tends to nip at heels of running children, but he is good dog with older children.

AUSTRALIAN CATTLE HEALTH AND CARE

  • Life expectation is 12 to 16 years.
  • Major concerns: CHD, OCD, deafness, PRA, elbow dysplasia
  • Minor concerns: none
  • Occasionally seen: cataract, lens luxation, PPM, vWD
  • Suggested tests for the dog is: hip, hearing, eye, elbow, DNA for PRA, DNA for lens luxation.