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Australian Cattle Dog

Dingo's grandson... (other names: Queensland Heeler Blue Heeler, Hallīs Heeler)

Australian Cattle Dog
origin:Australia
date origin:19th century
life expectancy:12 to 14 years
classification:Working
height:43 to 51 cm
weight:16 to 20 kg
exercise: Demandingclimate: Hotfeeding: Mediumsize: Small-Medium
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History [ edit ]

For the Australian Cattle Dog it all started in the nineteenth century when the English settlers made their way to Australia. They had livestock to look after and the dogs they brought with them, called Smithfield – the Old Smooth Collie, not the one we know today - didn´t adapt to the hot, dusty and hash environmental conditions of Australia.

It took sixty years and lots of crossings between breeds to produce this herding dog. The ancestors of the Blue Heeler, as it´s also called (due to it´s color and herdind skills), aren’t precise, since the