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Australian Cattle Dog Temperament
Because these dogs were bred to herd, they are energetic and enthusiastic. They are loyal and loving protectors and need a lot of fresh air and exercise.

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Dog Breed Group Herding Dogs Origin of Breed Australia Life Expectancy 12 - 15 Years Color Blue, blue mottled or blue speckled with or without black, blue or tan markings on head.

Australian Cattle Dog Temperament
The Australian Cattle Dog is a very intelligent and highly trainable breed. He is a loyal and dedicated animal with a strong protective streak and a confident and strong willed personality.

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Originated in the 1800s, the Australians cross bred 3 dogs to get a Dingo type inspired dog called Australian Cattle Dog. This breed is famous for enabling farmers to maintain huge cattle herds.

Australian Cattle Dog
The Australian Cattle Dog is a hearty herding breed that requires regular exercise. This native of Germany makes a good family dog and is a loyal working dog that requires minimal grooming.
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~ History
Australian George Elliott, by crossing native Dingoes with Collies and other herding dogs, developed the ~ in 1840.

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Developed since 1840 to withstand the harsh terrain and climate of Queensland, Australia, the ~ was since valued for its endurance, adaptability to changing weather conditions, and ability to drive cattle in a peaceful manner.

Breed Type: Herding
Weight: 35 to 45 lbs
Height: 18 to 20 inches for Males, 17 to 19 inches for Females
Coat type: Weather-resistant, short and little rough outer layer of coat and thick and short inner layer.

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Alternative Name
Australian Heeler Blue Heeler Red Heeler Hall's Heeler Queensland Heeler (nick Bluey, ACD, Cattledog) The Heeler)
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~ Appearance
The Cattle Dog's coat comes in a variety of markings, sometimes quite striking. The basic coat colors are blue and red speckle.

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ACDs need and enjoy any activity, such as diving and swimming.

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~s are a working, herding dog that isn’t accustomed to living alone or spending its days in a small backyard. They are highly intelligent and full of energy, so they can become bored without a job to do. This boredom can lead to behavior problems and destruction.

~s are the physical mirror of the Dingo, though with a slightly thicker body set, and with quiet and gentility bred in. The coat of the Heeler is ticked, meaning that the hairs are of different colors along each shaft of hair.

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~s require early and regular socialization. They tend to act suspiciously towards strangers, so teaching them what is normal behavior in friendly people will help alleviate those suspicions and teach it to recognize abnormal behaviors if necessary.

~ general features, temperament, health
FCI # 287, Origin: Australia, Group 1.2 Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs).

~s are very intelligent and eager to work and learn, making them very easy to train. However, temperament changes through adolescence are common, especially a lack of self-confidence, and so owners must be consistent and reassuring at these times.
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~ Society of New South Wales. "Notes From Breed Seminar". 1978. Standard Publishing House
Harling, Donn & Deborah. "~s: The First Five Years, 1980-1985". 1986. Sun Graphics, Inc. ISBN: 0-9617013-0-7
Holmes, John & Mary. "The Complete ~".

The ~ or the Blue Heeler is a kind of dog that is not suited to being alone in the backyard. With its being a hard worker and intelligent, it can be bored easily that may change its behavior and become a problem.

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Also Called: Queensland Heeler, Blue Heeler, Hall's Heeler
Height: The ~ is about 17-20 inches tall.

Temperament: ~s are bold, determined
With Children: Good with their family's children, but may not deal with other children well as the ~ will interpret playful wrestling and chase games as a threat or as a call to herd.
With Pets: Wary of other dogs.

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~ / Cocker Spaniel Hybrid
The Blue Spaniel is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the ~ and the Cocker Spaniel.

Size (Height/Weight)17-20 in/30-35 lbs OriginAustralia ColorBrown and Black PersonalityIntelligent and Faithful Ideal ParentsActive Singles & Families, ...

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~ is a wonderful working dog with a loving temperament, and loves receiving attention. Naturally protective dogs who also make great obedience dogs because of their desire to please. Quick learners.
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~s have some dalmatian heritage.
Australian shepherds and ~s might both bring the scenic land down under to mind, but they're in no way one and the same, with totally different physical appearances.

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The ~ was originally bred to heel cattle in Australia's rough outback, but it's also an excellent all-around family dog. The dog is a sturdy, compact, symmetrically built, tough working dog with strength, stamina and endurance.

The ~ is a tireless breed. Both physically and mentally strong, they need endless jobs to do or else they become jittery. A great work dog.
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~: Also known as the Queensland Heeler, Blue Heeler, Hall's Heeler, Queensland Heeler, Red Heeler, or Blue Heeler, a herding dog developed in Australia. A medium-sized dog characterized by much energy and an independent streak.

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Early settlers in Australia found the dogs they had brought with them from England where not suited for herding in Australia.

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The ~ makes an excellent guard dog and is a very smart and independent thinker. However, it is also loyal and loves its family. All in all, it's a wonderful pet to have.
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Q: We have a 2 YO ~. He is missing all of his lower teeth from the K9's to the front. His upper K9's were impacted and had to be extracted. The X-rays prior to surgery show that all the lower teeth were there below the gum line. Our Vet had never seen it before.

Before an agility competion I take my ~ for jogs and when I'm at the competion waiting for my turn to run I have her do some tricks or obdience so she is excited when we get in the ring.
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Type III vWD is essentially the complete absence of vWF. Severe type III vWD has been diagnosed in ~, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Fox Terrier, German Shepherd, Scottie, and Shetland Sheepdog.

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