The name “Blue Heeler” refers to the fact that these dogs are usually blue in color. These dogs have been bred since ancient times for their ability to run fast and jump high. They were originally used as hunting dogs but nowadays they are being used for working purposes too.
A blue heeler is one of the most popular breeds in Australia. There are many different types of blue heels including:
1) A long-legged type with short legs (blue heeler).
They are generally smaller than other types of blue heels. They are known for their agility skills and speed.
2) A medium-length type with long legs (blue heeler).
They are larger than other types of blue heels. Their size makes them good at jumping and running.
3) An average-sized type with short legs (blue heeler).
They are similar to the long-legged type but slightly bigger than the other two types. They are known for their endurance and stamina.
4) A small-long type with short legs (blue heeler).
They are generally small in size. They are known for their easy-going and friendly nature.
Blue heelers are very protective of their owners and their property. They are also intelligent and easy to train. The breed is famous for its loyalty, alertness, determination, vigilance, watchfulness, courage, dedication, and eagerness.
Blue heelers have a reputation for being feisty and independent. They will only listen to commands if they respect the person giving it to them.
More than anything, blue heelers are extremely energetic. They need to be taken on long walks or else they will find their own ways of burning all that excess energy. Without proper exercise and activity they can become destructive.
It is also important to give them a job to do such as fetching the newspaper or helping you herd cattle. It is not recommended to keep a blue heeler as an apartment dog because it needs a large space to run around in and a job to do.
It can be difficult to find a good blue heeler. Since they are so high maintenance, many owners give them up once they realize what is involved in taking care of them. Be prepared to put in a lot of time and effort if you want to own one of these dogs.
You should also have a decent sized yard for them to play in. A fenced-in yard is not required but it will definitely help keep your blue heeler from running away.
Even though they can be difficult to train, a blue heeler can make an excellent pet for the right owner. They need a lot of attention and affection. It helps if you start training them when they are still a puppy.
If you can’t give them the attention they need, do not get this dog.
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Training and working dogs for quiet confident control of stock by HE Whiteley – 2006 – books.google.com
The dog: its behavior, nutrition, and health by S Lithgow – 1991 – books.google.com
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The little book of Australia by J Holmes – 1984 – Random House