Name: Australian Cattle Dog
Other names: ACD, Cattle Dog, Blue Heeler, Red Heeler, Queensland Heeler
Country of origin: Australia
Size Type: Medium Breed Dogs
Group: Herding dog breeds
Life span: 13 – 15 years
Temperament: Obedient, Loyal, Energetic, Protective, Brave, Cautious
Height: Males: 46-51 cm; Females: 43-48 cm
Weight: Males: 15-16 kg; Females: 14-16 kg
Color: Blue, Blue Speckled, Red Speckled
Price of puppies: $250 – $1,200 USD
The Australian Cattle Dog is medium-sized, alert, intelligent, brave, honest, loyal – all these characteristics make it an ideal working dog. Known as the Blue Healer and the Australian Queensland Healer. She is hardy, energetic, tireless, and versatile, which helps her in controlling and grazing cattle in both open and confined spaces.
The length of the body in a straight line from the point of the sternum to the buttocks should be proportionally longer than the height at the withers, 10 to 9. The topline is straight, the back is strong with well-arched ribs well laid back. The chest is deep, muscular, moderately broad with a broad loin.
A natural sense of loyalty and loyalty, combined with an innate instinct for protection, makes this breed an indispensable guardian of the herd and property of farmers. By its nature, distrustful of strangers, while must be obedient in training, in particular at exhibitions. Any behavior or structure not typical of a working dog is considered a serious defect.