Australian Cattle Dog

Breed Profile – Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler)

Breed Profile – Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler)

Related to Australia’s wild dog, the Dingo, the Australian Cattle Dog are compact, muscular herders who are very smart and are known for routinely outsmarting their owners. The Australian Cattle Dog is also known as the Blue Heeler or the Queensland Heeler. ACDs are born with a white coat that then morphs into a red or blue gray color varieties.  Both of these varieties have speckling or mottling patterns. Many people are curious as to why these dogs are referred to as “heelers.” This name is used because these dogs were bred to herd cattle by actually nipping at their…
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