What was the purpose of the Blue Heeler?

What was the purpose of the Blue Heeler?

The Blue Heeler was bred to herd cattle by Australian settlers during the 19th century. The breed is largely credited for using their expertise to help ranchers efficiently expand the Australian beef industry.

When is the best time to brush a blue heeler?

Their two-layered coat means lots of shedding, especially during spring when they shed their winter coats. During this time, it’s important to brush your Blue Heeler frequently, sometimes multiple times a day, to remove dead hair.

How long does it take for a blue heeler to go blind?

Well, first off, like many purebred dogs, Blue Heelers are prone to inherited eye troubles. Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) causes slow, painless loss of sight until these dogs are completely blind in both eyes. This can take as long as several years or as little as several months.

What’s the life expectancy of a blue heeler?

Life Expectancy: 12 to 16 years Characteristics of the Blue Heeler History of the Blue Heeler The Blue Heeler was bred to herd cattle by Australian settlers during the 19th century.

When to give a blue heeler his first shot?

As your puppy grows past the first year, you will find a much calmer dog. Past the first year, you should still see your Blue Heeler teachable for new tricks. The first vaccination shots (and shot paper work) will have been given when you get a pup from us.

When do Blue Heeler pups start to work?

Every pup is a bit different, but you should see them starting to work after 3 months old. But it is not uncommon to see them start barking and nipping at cattle as early as 8 -16 weeks old. We have found that the younger they see a challenging routine, the sooner they learn what you want them to do.

What kind of dog is a blue heeler?

The Blue Heeler is a common name for an Australian cattle dog. They were bred to herd and watch over, not only groups of animals, like sheep and cattle, but could even watch over a group of children. This is a large breed of dog that are very intelligent, loving, and fiercely loyal dogs.

When to put a collar on a blue heeler?

Just go back to the leash for a bit until they get it again. Start off with a collar on your puppy as soon as you can get one on them. Get a leash so you can keep them close to you for a bit when working with the $20,000 livestock. This is safer for the puppy as well.