Australian Cattle Dog

Pair of illustrations of an Australian Cattle Dog standing and sitting in side elevation

The Australian Cattle Dog, also called the Blue Heeler, Red Heeler, and Queensland Heeler, is a medium, muscular, sturdy dog known for its strength and agility. This breed originated in Australian where the Australian Cattle Dog was used to herd cattle over long distances. Similar to the Australian Shepherd or German Shepherd, the Australian Cattle Dog is an intelligent, work-orientated dog who can get into mischief if not looked over by an attentive and active owner. The Australian Cattle Dog has an easily maintainable short double coat with blue or red coloring and marking.

Collection of drawings of Australian Cattle Dogs in various poses from the front and laying down

The average Australian Cattle Dog has an overall height of 21.0”-25.0” (53-64 cm), withers height of 17.0"-20.0” (43-51 cm), and body length of 28.0”-33.0” (71-84 cm). A typical Australian Cattle Dog weighs between 31-35 lb (14-16 kg) and has a lifespan of roughly 13-15 years.


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21.0”-25.0” | 53-64 cm
28.0”-33.0” | 71-84 cm
Withers Height:
17.0"-20.0” | 43-51 cm
31-35 lb | 14-16 kg

Height (Withers): 18”-20” | 46-51 cm
Height (Standing): 23”-25” | 58-64 cm
Length: 31”-33” | 79-84 cm
Weight: 33-35 lb | 15-16 kg

Height (Withers): 17”-19” | 43-48 cm
Height (Standing): 21”-24” | 53-61 cm
Length: 28”-31” | 71-79 cm
Weight: 31-35 lb | 14-16 kg

Breed Size:
13-15 years


Drawings include:
Australian Cattle Dog side elevation (standing), side (sitting), front (standing), front (sitting), laying down (side)

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