The Blue Heeler

Jessie, a young Blue Heeler female.

Blue Heeler

Also known as: Queensland Blue Heeler, Australian Cattle Dog, Dingo, Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog, McNiven Heeler, Blue Heeler

Origin: Australia / USA

Height at shoulder: 17–20 inches (44–30 cm)

Weight: 21–55 pounds (9.5–25 kg)

Coat: Short, smooth, tight fitting, hard

Color: Blue and red ticked or speckled (not merle), with or without black or tan markings

Ears: Upright, pointed tips

Tail: Long, thick, straight, natural bob or docked

Jessie, a Blue Heeler pup with flop ears

     See also Cowdogs from Down Under:  

To learn about herding breeds from around the world, their temperaments, working styles and how to train them please refer to the book Stockdog Savvy (Alpine Publications) by Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor and Ty Taylor:

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