Hiking with a blue heeler

Blue Heeler Dog Temperament

I have seen many comments on my Blue Heeler Dog Facebook fan page lately expressing concerns about aggression problems with these dogs. Some of the problems have been so acute that the owners are considering finding their Heeler a new home, especially where children are a consideration. While I so understand these owners concerns, it […]

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cattle dogs

A Canine Family Tree

I recently came across this great chart, a canine family tree, from Daily Mail showing the diversity of 181 dog breeds revealing how all these breeds are so interconnected. You can see the cattle dog towards the middle bottom of the chart. It shows the cattle dog’s connection to Collies, other herding and working dogs. […]

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Tapa and the sky

God And Dog

There is a legend which tells the story of God giving names to all his creations while strolling among them. God is said to have been followed all this time by a creature for whom he saved the best name for last, dog, being His own name spelled backwards. I do not think God would […]

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Best Dog Foods On The Market

There are so many dog food brands on the market today, it makes your head spin. There is organic, grain-free, all natural, high protein, low carbohydrate, raw and more. I did a lot of research on dog food when Tapa was sick, and wish I had known this information sooner than later. I have listed […]

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Back Camera

Canine Leptospirosis

It is vital to be aware of this infectious disease called Leptospirosis. It is the dreaded disease that killed my sweet Tapa. I share this information so you will know how to protect your Heeler. Lepto is on the rise, and I suspect in time could easily catch up with Lyme. I hope not for […]

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Preventive Care For Dogs

Preventive medicine for humans is now becoming mainstream in our society. We are learning the steps to take to keep our immune systems strong which helps protect us against disease. These steps include eating a healthy, balanced diet, drinking good water, ingesting specific herbs, foods and supplements , adequate exercise and decreasing stress. I believe […]

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