Texas Heeler

Texas Heeler

Breed Characteristics

Type:Mix
Life Span:12-15 Years

Texas Heeler Build Information

Also known as a blue heeler or a Queensland Heeler, the Texas Heeler is a mixed breed made by crossing the Australian cattle dog with the Australian shepherd dog.They are hard workers that enjoy having a job to do. Their lifespan runs an average of 12-15 years. They grow to a height of 17-22 inches and a weight of 25-50 pounds. The short to medium length coat comes in a variety of colors including black, blue ticked and white.

Size:Medium
Length (Male):13-20 in.
Length (Female):14-16 in.
Weight:26 - 40 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

They are an active and intelligent breed that trains easily and has been bred to be an excellent herder. This friendly, energetic breed is good with children, but may not be with other pets, including dogs.

Activity Level:Slightly Active
Affection Level:Very Affectionate
Energy Level:Very Active
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly

Appearance

Colors:Black, Blue, Chocolate, White
Shedding:Moderate
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Water-Repellent

Texas 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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Breed Talents and Facts

Training:Easy
Herding Skills:Yes
Dutiful Watchdog:Yes