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Overview of Blue Heeler



Blue Heeler dog breed is Pure breed Medium in size. Fur of Blue Heeler is short . Basic origin of Blue Heeler is Australia. Blue Heeler is Good With Children and Easiest to train, Blue Heeler is commonly Blue Heeler is Obedient, Loyal, Protective, Energetic, Cautious and Brave. Like many working dogs, the Blue Heeler Dog has high energy levels, an active mind, and a level of independence. The breed ranks 10th in Stanley Coren's The Intelligence of Dogs, rated as one of the most intelligent dogs ranked by obedience command trainability. The Cattle Dog needs plenty of exercise, companionship and a job to do, so a non-working dog might participate in dog sports, learning tricks, or other activities that engage its body and mind.
When on home ground, the Blue Heeler Dog is an affectionate and playful pet. However, it is reserved with people it does not know and naturally cautious in new situations. Its attitude to strangers makes it an excellent guard dog when trained for this task, and it can be socialised to become accustomed to a variety of people from an early age as a family pet. It is good with older, considerate children, but will herd people by nipping at their heels, particularly younger children who run and squeal. By the time puppies are weaned, they should have learned that the company of people is pleasurable, and that responding to cues from a person is rewarding.
Blue Heeler is available in blue, blue mottled, blue speckled, red mottled, red speckled Colors.

Height and weight of Blue Heeler

Adult Male of Blue Heeler is about 15-22 Kg and adult female of Blue Heeler is about 12–20 in Weight.
Height of Blue Heeler is commonly 17–19 inches.

Common Health Issues of Blue Heeler


Blue Heeler has tendency to suffer from congenital hereditary deafness  

Appearance of Blue Heeler

The Blue Heeler Dog is a sturdy, muscular, compact dog that gives the impression of agility and strength. It has a broad skull that flattens to a definite stop between the eyes, with muscular cheeks and a medium-length, deep, powerful muzzle. The ears are pricked, small to medium in size and set wide apart, with a covering of hair on the inside. The eyes are oval and dark, with an alert, keen expression. The neck and shoulders are strong and muscular; the forelegs are straight and parallel and the feet round and arched, with small, sturdy toes and nails.
The Cattle Dog breed standard states that it should have wellconditioned muscles, even when bred for companion or show purposes, and that its appearance should be symmetrical and balanced, with no individual part of the dog exaggerated. It should not look either delicate or cumbersome, as either characteristic limits the agility and endurance that is necessary for a working dog.

Working Class of Blue Heeler

Basically Blue Heeler is Watch dog but is also used as Herding dog.

Training of Blue Heeler

Blue Heeler is easy to train.  It learns basic commands such as sit, stay, come easily. Behavior training is also very important for your Blue Heeler.  Behavior training prevents and or corrects bad habits of your puppy or dog. Behavior and basic commands training for your Blue Heeler should must on these lines. Do not get impatient. You will probably have to repeat the command many times. Never use negative reinforcement. Do not call your dog to come to you for punishment because this will teach your dog not to come on command. Be sure to keep any frustration out of the tone of your voice. If you feel yourself becoming frustrated, take a break. Your dog can sense this and will start to associate training with your unhappiness. You cannot hide your frustration from a dog. You cannot pretend. Dogs can feel human emotion, so stay relaxed, firm and confident.

Exercise and Fitness of Blue Heeler

Daily exercise for your Blue Heeler is important, dogs are living with human since thousands of years, wild dogs have challenges to survive so they work daily to find food, save food and themselves from other animals but companion dogs have nothing to do, they have ready food and couch to sit, which may affect their health, habits and activity.
Your Blue Heeler is recommended Fetching,Running regular according to its breed specific exercise requirements.

Behavior of Blue Heeler with children and other pets

Good with children after socialization at early age but herd other animals.

Special instructions related to your Blue Heeler

While a Blue Heeler Dog generally works silently, it will bark in alarm or to attract attention.

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