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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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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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Blue Heeler History

Australian cattle dogs, also known as Heelers, are a unique dog breed. Unlike many domesticated dogs, they have not been subjected to an abundance of inbreeding and over breeding. Though some have said they are a most unusual breed mix of Wild Australian Dingos, Blue Dotted Collies, Australian Kelpies, Bull Terriers and Dalmatians, most Blue […]

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