Australian Cattle Dog Breed Information

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Australian Cattle Dog Breed InformationAugust 15, 2017

The Australian Cattle Dogs is also known as the Queensland Heeler.
The Australian Cattle Dog is an extremely intelligent, active, and sturdy dog breed. Developed by Australian settlers to handle herds of cattle on expansive ranches, he’s still used today as a herding dog. He thrives on having a job to do and on being part of all family activities. He is loyal and protective of his family, though wary of outsiders. Besides herding work, the Australian Cattle dog does well at canine sports, including agility, obedience, rally, flyball, and flying disc competitions.
Australian Cattle Dog has been nicknamed a "Red Heeler" or "Blue Heeler" on the basis of its colouring and practice of moving reluctant cattle by nipping at their heels. Dogs from a line bred in Queensland, Australia, which were successful at shows and at stud in the 1940s, were called "Queensland Heelers" to differentiate them from lines bred in New South Wales; this nickname is now occasionally applied to any Australian Cattle Dog.

See below for complete list of Australian Cattle Dog characteristics!

Australian Cattle Dog Breed Information

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Australian Cattle Dog Breed InformationAugust 15, 2017

Name
Australian Cattle Dog

Other Names
Queensland Heeler, Blue Heeler, Halls Heeler, ACD, Cattle Dog, Red Heeler
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Origin
Australia

Breed Group
Herding (AKC:1980 & UKC)

Size
Medium

Type
Purebred

Life span
12-15 years

Temperament
Aggressive
Alert
Energetic
Intelligent
Loyal
Protective
Responsive

Height
Male: 17-20 inches (43-51 cm)
Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm)

Weight
30-62 pounds (13-28 kg)

Colors
Blue
Blue Mottled
Blue Speckled
Red Mottled
Red Speckled

Litter Size
1-7 puppies, average 5

Puppy Price
Average $500 - $700 USD


Australian Cattle Dog

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Australian Cattle DogAugust 15, 2017