Family: livestock, herding
Area of origin: Australia
Original function: cattle herding
Average size of male: Ht: 18-20, Wt: 35-45
Average size of female: Ht: 17-19, Wt: 35-45
Other names: Queensland heeler, blue/red heeler
Australian Cattle Dog Dog Temperament
Smart, hardy, independent, stubborn, tenacious, energetic and untiring, these are all traits essential to a driver of headstrong cattle, and all traits of the Australian Cattle Dog. This dog must have a job to do or he will expend his efforts on unacceptable jobs of his own. Given challenging mental and hard physical exercise daily, he is among the most responsive and obedient of dogs, an exemplary partner in adventure. He tends to nip at the heels of running children.