(aka - Blue Dogs)

australian cattle dogThis noble creature who is a fine example of the Blue Heeler Dog Breed, thrives on hard work.

These dogs were bred to work cattle, but like all dogs they work their way into our hearts and homes.

Today there are many of the breed that have never even seen a cow.

These dogs do though, love a job, whether it's working cattle, guarding the family home or the boss's ute, they will put their life on the line to do their job.

It is a very brave or very stupid person that will enter into someone's back yard, uninvited, while it's being guarded by the Blue Dog.

Given early and correct training and socialising, your Blue Dog will be an integral part of your home and a very cherished family member.

The Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog, is the tailless cousin of the Australian Cattle Dog and has all the same traits of the Blue Heeler.

The obvious and major difference is that; it is born without a tail and has no tan markings, like the Australian Cattle Dog / Australian Blue Heeler can have.

It should be noted that these dogs are born without a tail, the tail is not docked.

A common theory is that the tailless gene was found in the "Drovers Dogs" which were imported into Australia by the 'Hall family' back in the 1800's.

The Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dogs were facing extinction by the 1980's but thankfully in 1988 The Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog redevelopment scheme was implemented and the breed was preserved.

Thank God! the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dogs survived extinction and are strong in numbers today!

cattle dog puppiesWhat can you say but, aahhhh!

These little Blue Heeler pups will grow up to love and adore their human mate!

My own Australian Blue Heeler, Dave, was a cross between the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog and the Blue Heeler Dog Breed and, although Dave looked more like the Stumpy Tail, he ended up with a beautiful long tail.

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