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Australian Cattle Dog



The Australian Cattle Dog, also known as the Queensland Heeler, Blue Heeler, and Red Heeler, is a breed of herding dog developed in Australia for controlling cattle.


The precise origins of the Blue Heeler are not known, but they appear to have been a distinct breed as early as 1897.


These dogs are very organized animals. If the owner has established a "toy box", or some other type of holding area for the dog's possessions, it is not unlikely for it to return whatever it has taken back to this area. Hence the numerous claims of the dog "putting away its toys", or "picking up after itself". It is not unusual for an Autralian Cattle Dog to put away bones or items that have been taken out of the area by other dogs as well. Hence the many claims that they "pick up after others".


Explore #396 Feb 22, 2008

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Taken on February 11, 2008