Blue Heeler / Australian Cattle Dog
There are two types of Australian Cattle Dogs:
- Red Heeler
- Blue Heeler
These medium sized dogs are used in order to work on cattle stations and farms. However, the use of cattle dogs changed over years, and they are known for their ruggedness and loyalty. It is considered that they are a symbol of the Australian outback.
They come in different variations of colours such as
They are all born white, but eventually their colour change. They have a double coat and even though he has small hair, he sheds a lot so you have to be certain that you can clean after him. They are not so fond of the apartment because they need lots of stimulation and exercise in order to stay happy.
Blue Heeler can reach up to 51 cm in height and 22 kg in weight.
Their life expectancy is approximately up to 15 years.
Suitability for Children – Low
Tendency to Bark – Low
Energy – High
Suitability as a Guard Dog – Medium
Grooming Requirements – Once a Week
Trimming Required – None
Amount of hair shed – Moderate
Food Cost – $10 to $ 15
Average Monthly Pet insurance Premium – $58