Blue heeler puppy
Australian Cattle Dog Dog For Adoption in GOLDSBORO, NC

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Ad ID: ADN-24521
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Date Listed: 02/25/2017
Date Expires: 03/27/2017


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Breed: Australian Cattle Dog
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Jack

Color/Markings: Blue
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 02/25/2017
Location: GOLDSBORO, NC 27530


Special Needs Yes Yes
Hearing Empaired No No
Sight Empaired No No
Tags: Australian Cattle Dog Dog For Adoption in GOLDSBORO, NC

Male blue heeler. Born as a swimmer puppy. Needs a good home with a very caring family. Puppy is very playful and able to get around. Could benefit from wheels to back. Puppy is very full of life.

Australian Cattle Dog

A.K.A. : ACD, Cattle Dog, Blue Heeler, Red Heeler, Queensland Heeler
Overview: Though native to Australia, the Australian Cattle Dog is used on farms all over the world. They have a need for lots of activity and enjoy herding just about anything they can find.
Breed Group: Herding
Weight (lbs): 35-45
Height (in): male:18-20, female:17-19
Colors: Blue or blue-mottled with or without other markings; Red speckled. Puppies born white, but get color within a few weeks.
Coat: The outer layer is weather-resistant, short and rough. The inner layer is thick and short.
Character: Australian Cattle Dogs are intelligent and very eager to work. They're loyal and very rarely bark
Temperament: This breed is great with other dogs and children, if adequate socialization has occurred early on.
Care: The Australian Cattle Dog requires occasional brushing and combing.
Training: This breed is very intelligent and, therefore, trains quite easily. Keep him well occupied with opportunities for interactive play.
Activity: The Blue Heeler needs a lot of exercise.
Country of Origin: Australia
Health Issue: This breed is prone to hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, and deafness.
Life Expectancy: 12-15

More About Australian Cattle Dog Breed
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