Also called a Blue Heeler or Queensland Heeler, Australian Cattle Dogs were born for their role as designated leaders and protectors over sheep as well as livestock because they were bred for it. Seemingly impervious to hardship, historically and still today, these dogs have been incredibly valuable to ranchers and farmsteads.
The history of Cattle Dogs involve multiple cross-breedings, since the ones first shipped from England weren't hardy enough to stand the conditions. As a result, those breeds were mixed with native Dingos, as well as Collies, Bull Terriers, Black and Tan Kelpies and Dalmatians. A hardy, medium-size dog is the result, the Australian Cattle Dogs that are known and loved today.
In the land Down Under, harsh conditions such as rugged terrain, feral animals and lack of fresh water can break lesser breeds. Cattle Dogs took their job very seriously and could be counted on to hold up their end of the bargain, even as they worked through hardship, hunger and hailstorms.
Even today, ranchers all over the world will tell you their Australian Cattle Dogs are worth their weight in gold. Due to their uncanny intelligence bordering on a sixth sense, they have the ability to assess situations and don't hesitate to take charge if they feel their unique skills are needed, which is mostly good.
Place these dogs in a domestic situation, however, and it's easy to see that it would take a unique setting to help these dogs adapt to households that might not be so dependent on their "dogged" determination to keep everyone in line. #australiancattledog #dogsofinstagram #dog #puppy #cute #pets #dogbreeders #cutedogs #cutepuppies #dogsforsale #blueheeler #redheeler #doggy #dogs #pupsofinstagram #pupsforsale #puppylove #cutedogs