The Blue Heeler is a breed of dog that can be both a working and herding dog. It’s also known as the Australian Cattle Dog. Most Blue Heelers will get along with other animals and people, and they’re intelligent and active dogs.
These are some Blue Heeler characteristics:
- The average height for male Australian Cattle Dogs is 20 to 23 inches (51 to 58 centimeters) at the shoulder, while females are about an inch or two shorter. They usually weigh between 40 pounds (18 kilograms) and 50 pounds (23 kilograms).
- Their short coats give them excellent heat resistance when they’re in the heat of Australia working in fields. A thick skin would make it harder for them to get away from the heat. – Blue Heelers are very protective of their families and homes. They won’t hesitate to defend you if they feel that their family is in danger.
- Blue Heelers are intelligent, which means they can quickly pick up new job duties. You’ll need to give them a lot of mental stimulation when you’re training them, though, or else they’ll find something else to do—like herding your children around the yard.
- The average lifespan for a Blue Heeler is 13 years. Still, some have been known to live as long as 16 years with reasonable care and preventative health measures like immunization and flea medications.