Welcome to my blog about Blue Heeler dogs!
This is my Blue Heeler, Tapa, when she was a puppy…
There is just so much to say about these amazing dogs. I had Labradors all my life, and then after I lost my last one, I decided to go for a smaller dog. My son was going one afternoon to look at these cattle dog puppies for our cattle farm, and I decided to go with him. It had been five years since I had lost my Lab and been without a dog. Well, it’s always dangerous to go look at any puppies since they are all so irresistible, and the temptation is too great. I succumbed, and we came home with two of these little heelers.
That was six years ago, and I have to say, I cannot imagine life without my steady Blue Heeler companion nor can I imagine a better dog( may all my Labs forgive me). They are so incredibly smart, sensitive, loyal, tough, gentle, athletic, funny, protective and so much more. When you give Tapa a small treat, she takes it from your hand so delicately. She follows me from room to room like my shadow. She is fiercely protective of her territory and strangers, but an absolute love bug when she gets to know someone. She is not afraid of anything, and fought off three coyotes before I intervened with a pistol to scare them away. I have never had to take her for any training since she is so smart and learns so quickly. I think she must understand the English language with how well she grasps words. Her mama was a full on working cattle herding dog so she has those strong herding instincts. She herds you around the house, into the bath, hot tub or swimming pool. Blue Heelers are not known for liking the water, but Tapa must be an exception. She loves the water, and takes to it like a fish. In Mexico, she would swim out into the waves for the frisbee and ride the waves in. I was astounded. Her devotion to me is unlike any dog I have known.
It is my hope that everyone who visits my blog, and loves Blue Heelers, will interact and share their own Blue Heeler photos, stories and comments. Here is a great video to support how smart these wonderful dogs really are.
I am currently running a Photo Contest on my Facebook Blue Heeler fan page. I have just created the page, and am searching for the 10 best Blue Heeler photos with a story to be posted on this blog. I will pick the 10 best out of the first 100 submissions. Go HERE to read more about the contest. You must be a Fan to participate! You can visit my fan page HERE. Simply click the Like button, then click the Photo Contest tab on the left to register.