Queensland Heeler Facts:
Queensland Heelers are very popular in Australia. They have been bred for many years now and they have become a staple breed in the country. There are several breeds of cattle dogs but the most famous ones being Blue Heels, Texan Heels, Australian Kelpies and Queensland Heelers.
The name “Heel” comes from the fact that these cattle dogs were originally bred to walk on their toes. However, nowadays they are not only used for walking on their toes but also for pulling carts or other heavy objects. These cattle dogs are known to be loyal and affectionate towards humans and other animals.
They are usually small (about 15 inches long) with short legs (around 10 inches). Their coats tend to be white, tan or cream colored.
They are not aggressive toward each other and will even protect one another when necessary. However, they do get territorial and protective of their own territory.
These cattle dogs are known to be intelligent and friendly towards humans. They make excellent family pets because they love children very much! Queensland Heelers are the smallest breed of cattle dog in Australia.
This is why they are often called “Stumpies”.
Queensland Heelers have short hair, which makes them a good fit for people who don’t want to spend hours grooming their dogs everyday.
They can live in small homes because they don’t require much space to move around.
Stumpies are very energetic and playful. If you own one of these dogs then you’ll need plenty of time to play with it daily. These dogs are very attached to their owners and do not like to be left alone for extended periods of time.
They will get destructive and start chewing on furniture or anything else they can get their teeth on.
These dogs are very protective of their owners and can be aggressive toward other people, especially if they aren’t familiar with them. Because of this, you shouldn’t let your Queensland Heeler off its leash unless you’re in a very safe area.
Stumpies are very easy to train and are eager to please their owners. If you can spend a little time teaching them right from wrong they will be very obedient dogs. It’s important to remember, however, that these dogs were bred to herd large animals such as cattle and they will try to do this with anything else they consider their own.
These dogs have short legs but they can move very fast when they want to. They can jump surprisingly high for such tiny dogs!
The average Queensland Heeler can live between 12 and 15 years.
If you’re looking for a dog that can run fast, has lots of energy and loves to play, then the Queensland Heeler may be the right choice for you!
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