Coat colors include redish speckled, blue, bluemottled or light blue speckled with or without other markings.
The dark brown, medium sized eyes are oval in shape. Dog is agile, well muscled, powerful and determined while working. Grey markings are not desired in the show ring. Puppies are born white because of a gene they inherited from the early Dalmatian crosses. This is the case. Length of the body is a little longer than That’s a fact, it’s tall.
Feet are round and the toes are short.
Whenever flattening to a slight but definite stop, the skull is broad and slightly curved between the ears.
Whenever extending to the feet, the front legs are straight, strong, round bone. Did you know that the nose is blackish. With the lower incisors closing behind and just touching the upper, the teeth must meet in a scissorbite. While hanging at a slight curve, the tail is held moderately low. Therefore, the ears are ‘wide set’, moderate in size and pricked when alert. ACD has a smooth double coat with a short dense undercoat. There is more info about this stuff on this site. The dogs with the redish speckled coloring are called Red Heelers and the dogs with the light blue coloring are called Blue Heelers. See more of Joe on Photos Page 2 and in The Working Aussie!
So it is Jo and one of her puppies.
She thinks she is a lot bigger than she is and will bark and stand up to any dog now this alert dog is excellent in the obedience ring and will excel in agility and herding trials. Then again, australian Cattle Dogs are very easy to train. So this breed does best with a job to do. It needs action in its lifespan and will do best with a job. A well-known fact that is. While leading to serious behavior problems, it needs far more exercise than that and something to occupy its mind daily or it will be bored. Firm training starting when the dog is a puppy and plenty of daily leadership, together with daily mental and physical exercise will produce a wonderful and happy pet. It’s absolutely loyal and obedient to its master. That’s a fact, it’s sometimes suspicious of people and dogs it doesn’t know.
Can be obedience trained to a very high level.
So an owner needs to tell the dog so it’s not acceptable behavior, Some will nip at people’s heels in an attempt to herd them.
It can be very dog aggressive if allowed to be pack leader, for its dominance level is high. Anyway, well balanced Cattle dogs are good and trustworthy with children. Teach your Australian Cattle Dog that you are alpha and you shall not tolerate him fighting with other dogs. Among the most intelligent breeds, it’s not the kind of dog to lie around the living room all day or live happily in the backyard with only a 15minute walk. Certainly, avoid working lines, as these dogs might be Therefore in case you are adopting a pet. Actually, protective, it makes an excellent guard dog. Whenever herding breed, the Australian Cattle Dog is a loyal, brave. Needless to say, problems can and WILL arise with meek owners and also owners who do not provide the proper amount and exercise type.
These animals have incredible stamina and will enjoy all the activity you can give them.
Exercise can not simply be tossing a ball.
Exercise is of paramount importance without enough they can become bored and destructive. Usually, does best with a job.
Their brains need to be stimulated daily, while they will enjoy this ball play. I’m sure you heard about this. Makes an excellent jogging companion. Do not allow this dog to walk ahead of you on the walks. They need to be taken on long daily walks. Fact, both its guarding and herding instincts are very strong. In 1980 the breed was fully recognized by the AKC. Whenever willing and able to drive cattle across vast distances under harsh, hot dusty conditions, the dogs worked the stock quietly yet forcefully. In 1893 a man named Robert Kaleski wrote a standard for the breed. In 1903 the standard was approved in Australia. Dogs the settlers brought with them from Europe, called Smithfield and the Old Smooth Collie, were not able to handle the long distances and inhospitable climate of the new continent. Heeler refers to its herding skill of snapping and biting cattle’s heels.
Basically the Australian Cattle Dog has also been known as the Australian Heeler, Hall’s Heeler, Queensland Heeler and Blue Heeler.