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Queensland Heeler

Queensland Heeler

Breed Characteristics

Life Span:12-15 Years

Queensland Heeler Build Information

The Queensland Heeler is also known as the Australian Cattle Dog. It is a medium breed that stands 17 to 20 inches and weighs 33 to 49 pounds. They come in two color types, blue and red, and can have white, tan or black markings throughout.

Length (Male):19-25 in.
Length (Female):14-16 in.
Weight:26 - 40 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

They were bred as a cattle herding dog and are very active as pets. They need a lot of activity to keep them happy and a large yard. They do well with older children but might try to herd and nip at the heels of younger children. They need training and socialization early on to help them adjust to new people and situations.

Activity Level:Moderately Active
Affection Level:Moderate Affectionate
Aggressiveness Level:Moderate
Dominating or Submissive?:Dominating
Good to Other Pets:Moderate Friendly
Guardian Skills:Moderate
Kid Friendliness:Moderate Friendly


Colors:Black, Chocolate, Cream, Salt & Pepper
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Rough

Queensland Heeler Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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