Are heelers good house dogs? The Ultimate Guide

Blue Heeler’s are Easy to Train

Blue heelers are known for being intelligent, almost to the point of being stubborn. But that also means that they are easy to train. As long as you work with them, assert yourself, and be consistent, your blue heeler will pick up skills extremely quickly.

This goes beyond normal dog training, though. Blue heelers can learn tricks, behavioral tasks, and can even be taught to do a job.

These dogs thrive when they are given things to do, so it’s always a good idea to have games or ‘jobs’ lined up for them, even if they aren’t herding cattle.

Blue heelers are one of the most affectionate breeds, especially when you consider their hard-working background. After a long day of play, you can rest assured that your blue heeler will still want to be close to you.

Cuddling on the couch or laying at the foot of the bed is a just reward for a hard day of play.

They are affectionate with their families, but they are extremely attached to their special ‘person’. They may show this person more attention and affection than anyone else.

If you want a dog that will work hard, play hard, and cuddle harder, the blue heeler may be for you.

They Work Harder Than Other Dogs

Blue heelers were bred to be cattle herders, and this means that they are dedicated and hard-working. It’s a hallmark of the breed. When they are given a task, they’ll stop at nothing to perform it. If you give your blue heeler a ‘job’, they will make sure to do it with dedication every time.

Even if that job is something that doesn’t seem like a ‘job’, such as solving puzzles or putting away toys. They want to be working and giving them something to do will help keep them satisfied.

Fun Facts About Blue Heeler Dog Breed

  • The current oldest dog ever according to Guinness World Records is an Australian Cattle Dog. The Blue Heeler dog, Bluey lived for 29 years and 5 days.
  • Like their Dalmatian relatives, Blue Heelers are often born completely white.
  • Two celebrities famous for their Australian Cattle Dogs are actors, Owen Wilson and Matthew McConaughey
  • If you look closely, you’ll find Blue Heelers in the movies, Mad Max and Brokeback Mountain
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