A hybrid breed developed by crossing the Australian Cattle Dog with the Chinese Shar Pei, the Heeler Pei is a loyal and adorable companion. Friendly and protective when around the people they love, this breed makes a loving pet for the right owner.
However, like any other breed, Heeler Peis have their own unique ownership requirements that must be satisfied if your dog is to settle into life in your home. These are energetic and intelligent dogs that love being given a job to do, so you'll need to put in plenty of effort to give your pet all the exercise and interaction they need each day.
If you're looking for fun activities to enjoy with your Heeler Pei, here are three of the best.
Also known as the Blue Heeler, the Australian Cattle Dog is a working animal and an extremely active breed. Chinese Shar Peis aren't anywhere near as energetic, but chances are your Heeler Pei will still relish the opportunity to indulge in some regular exercise.
If your pooch has particularly high exercise needs, this activity could be a paw-fect fit. Hill climbing involves doing exactly what the name suggests, and it provides a lung-burning workout for dogs and humans alike. It'll also help your dog strengthen muscle groups that won't get all that much use on their regular daily walk, and it's an activity you and your pet can do side by side.
Obedience training is essential to help control your Heeler Pei's independent streak and raise a well-mannered canine. However, once your dog has a good grasp of all the essential commands, you might want to try training them to perform some tricks.
Trick training is a paw-some way to give your dog a mental challenge and to give them a job to do. Regular training sessions will give the two of you a chance to spend plenty of time in each other's company, and it should result in some cool tricks you can use to wow your family and friends.
Here's how to teach your dog to perform an oldie but a goodie: fetching your slippers.
Is your Heeler Pei an active dog? Do they love having a job to do as well as the chance to go for a run?
If so, there are plenty of doggy sports your pet could potentially love. It's a good idea to try several sports and see which ones your Heeler Pei enjoys the most, but chances are they'll absolutely love flyball.
Flyball is a race between two teams of four dogs. Each dog must complete a course that will see them jump over hurdles, release and retrieve a tennis ball from a special box, then return back over the hurdles to the start/finish line. It's paw-some fun for any ball-obsessed canine, so here's how to get started.