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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!
Name Australian Cattle DogOther Names Queensland Heeler, Blue Heeler, Halls Heeler, ACD, Cattle Dog, Red HeelerDogs For Kids And FamiliesOrigin AustraliaBreed Group Herding (AKC:1980 & UKC)Size MediumType PurebredLife span 12-15 yearsTemperament AggressiveAlertEnergeticIntelligentLoyalProtectiveResponsiveHeight Male: 17-20 inches (43-51 cm)Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm)Weight 30-62 pounds (13-28 kg)Colors BlueBlue MottledBlue SpeckledRed MottledRed SpeckledLitter Size 1-7 puppies, average 5Puppy Price Average $500 - $700 USD