If you are considering getting a Blue Heeler, otherwise known as the Australian Cattle Dog, then one of your first considerations is whether you can afford them. How much do they cost; both upfront and for their ongoing care? Intrigued, I spent some time researching the breed and all the associated information. I then pulled together all of the numbers to find out exactly how financially viable they are to own. I will be sharing it all with you here today.
So, how much do Blue Heelers cost? The average price of a Blue Heeler puppy is in the range of $600 to $1000, although some sell for up to $3000. The price is largely reflected by the lineage of the dog, the reputation of the breeder, where you buy them from and the demand for Blue Heeler pups in the area. Other additional costs to take of this breed may set you back a further $1000, while they typically cost around $1000-$2000 per year to look after.
If you’re anything like me, then it is likely the amazing colors and patterns of the Blue Heller that has drawn you in. They really are a unique looking dog.
Better yet, they generally possess a range of positive attributes, traits and characteristics which make them such an ideal breed to take care of.
Let us now take a closer look at the costs of puppies, along with all of those factors that influence their price.
We’ll also be covering all those additional extras and ongoing costs that you’ll need to think about too.
At the end, we’ll be taking a look at where you can look to get one of these loveable dogs.
So, if you are serious about taking one in, be sure you read all the way through to set your expectations and be aware of how to budget accordingly.
The typical size of a blue heeler litter is five puppies. Up to the age of around six weeks, the mother is best able to provide care for the dog. Only after that stage is it appropriate to take your puppy home with you.
How Many Puppies Can Blue Heelers Have?
There is no exact number of puppies that a Blue Heeler can have over the course of a lifetime. However, a single litter contains an average of five puppies. This is the most common number, though Blue Heelers also can give anywhere between one to seven puppies.
Blue Heeler puppies are born white and grow their signature Blue fur as they mature. So, if you get a white puppy from the breeder, do not be alarmed; their adult color will grow in soon enough.
Typically, a Blue Heeler will reach its mature age when it turns 18 months old.
At the age of three months, the puppy will have attained a size of 13.5 to 15 pounds. At the age of six months, the puppy will have attained a size of 24 to27 pounds. By the time it reaches 12 months of age, it can be anywhere between 31 to 50 pounds heavy.
How many puppies will a Blue Heeler have in a litter?
Typically, Blue Heelers give about five puppies in a single litter. However, it is also normal for the dog to give birth to one to seven puppies at a time. The mating cycle occurs twice a year for Blue Heelers and is about three weeks long. During this time, the Blue Heeler has a high chance of conceiving.
In this guide, I can help you find out how many puppies Blue Heelers can have, how long the conception period of a Blue Heeler is, what are the factors that affect the size of the litter, and how you can ensure a successful pregnancy for your dog.
As an owner of a gorgeous Blue Heeler mama, I have tried to educate myself as much as I possibly can on the needs, lifestyle, and habits of Blue Heelers. As such, I have a good idea of how many puppies Blue Heelers can have.
I have also added facts from credible resources like the AKC to provide you with the most accurate information.
Age of the Male
The age of the sire also determines the litter size. After the dog achieves five years of age, its sperm quality will start to deteriorate. From the age of 1 to 5, dogs have the best chance of producing a litter. After that age, there is a high chance that any litter they produce will be reduced in size.
How long is a Blue Heelers pregnancy?
How many puppies are in a first litter?