Border Heeler

30-45 lbs
18-23"
Unknown
Border Collie
Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler)
Heeler Collie

The Border Heeler is a hybrid which is the result of breeding a Border Collie with an Australian Cattle Dog (a.k.a. Blue Heeler).  This is a hybrid whose energy levels are high as contributed from both breed parents.  They are also very intelligent, alert, loyal and protective.  Since they have so much energy to expend, it is not a good idea to submit them to apartment life. If this hybrid doesn’t get sufficient exercise and challenge (both mental and physical), boredom can become a problem, with unacceptable behaviors like barking, digging, destructive habits and even chasing cars developing.  Each of the parent breeds was developed for herding and hard work and, as a result of the attributes contributed to the gene pool by each breed, they’re well-suited for those tasks.  They produce an amazingly intelligent canine who can learn at an astonishing rate -- so be prepared to keep him challenged, both physically as well as mentally.  Both parent breeds require some grooming maintenance, though the Australian Cattle Dog breed parent contributes less need than the Border Collie breed parent.  The Australian Cattle Dog can be traced back to the early 1800’s when Australian ranchers began to mix various Collie-type breeds with the native dingo in an attempt to get a breed of dog with a no nonsense approach to herding and protecting their livestock.  The Border Collie breed can be traced back to the first century, when the invading Romans brought their larger shepherd breeds into England which were later bred with the spitz-type breeds brought by the Vikings. 

Purpose
Companion, Herding
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Border Collie, Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler)

Border Heeler Health

Average Size
Male Border Heeler size stats
Height: 18-23 inches Weight: 30-45 lbs
Female Border Heeler size stats
Height: 18-23 inches Weight: 30-45 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Deafness
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Collie Eye Anomaly
Minor Concerns
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Cataracts
  • Cerebellar Abiotrophy
Occasional Tests
  • Hearing
  • Hip And Eyes
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination

Border Heeler Breed History

Your Border Heeler comes from a rich history of herding and working dog ancestry.  The Border Collie parent breed can be traced back to the first century when England was invaded by the Romans, who brought their own larger shepherding breeds into the country.  These breeds functioned as herding and working partners with the highland farmers from Scotland, England and Wales.  Later, when the Vikings came to pillage, they, too, brought their own herding dogs.  They bred their spitz-like breeds to the shepherding breeds already in place in the United Kingdom and began producing the work-a-holic breed we know today as the Border Collie.  This breed brings high energy and focused alertness into the bio gene pool as well as a dense coat which protects them from the colder weather in those highland areas.  The Australian Cattle Dog can be traced back to the early 1800’s in Australia when the ranchers and farmers were using a variety of collie-type breeds to manage their herds.  In an effort to develop a breed which would be focused and “no nonsense” in their work ethic, they began to breed those collie-type breeds with their natural dingo.  What resulted is a highly energetic, extremely alert and focused dog who is both intelligent and loyal.  This breed, too, boasts a coat which is both water and weather resistant.  These two highly energetic, intelligent and focused breeds are combined in the Border Heeler, making an extremely hard-working, responsive and protective canine companion who is good with kids and other animals (yes, cats, too).   

Border Heeler Breed Appearance

The appearance of the Border Heeler can reflect the traits contributed to the bio gene pool from either or both of the parent breeds.  Most seem to inherit the speckling or mottling in blue or red from the Australian Cattle Dog parent and a combination type of coat from the Border Collie parent.   Both parent breeds have strong, sturdy and compact bodies which are slightly longer than they are tall and both are of approximately the same height and weight.  Skulls are strong and in proportion to the rest of the body. The eyes are oval, of moderate size and brown or any color and both eyes may vary in color with an alert expression. The ears can be of moderate size, broad at the base, pricked and pointed or medium-sized held erect or semi-erect with tips falling forward or outward to the side.  Snout and muzzle will be strong and of medium length with tight lips and scissors bite with powerful, well-developed jaws.  Feet can be round with short toes, well arched and close together with hard, deep pads and short, strong nails or may be compact, oval in shape with strong, deep pads and moderately arched toes which are close together and have moderately long strong nails. Your Border Heeler’s tail could be low set and have a slight curl.  He can have a double coat with short dense undercoat with the outer coat being short or medium length with straight or slightly wavy hair with weather resistance.  Your Border Heeler could be virtually any color with blue or red speckling or mottling and any color markings.

Border Heeler Breed Maintenance

The Border Heeler will require some grooming maintenance and this will range from low to moderate, depending upon which parent breed has the most influence in the gene pool. He will require brushing once or twice a week to reduce the natural shedding which takes place with both parent breeds but he will not require bathing and shampooing unless necessary.  Frequent bathing will reduce the oil in the coat which contributes to the weather resistance of the coat.  As with most canine breeds, attention to proper examination and cleaning of the ears to prevent ear infections and regular eye examinations to assess and monitor the variety of eye problems which afflicts the parent breeds.  Most canine breeds require regular and routine dental examinations and teeth cleaning to prevent periodontal disease and tooth loss. 

Border Heeler Temperament

Your Border Heeler is a hybrid created from the breeding of the Border Collie and the Australian Cattle Dog and, as such, can take on the temperament of either or both parent breeds.  So your pet could be aggressive, alert, energetic, intelligent, loyal, protective and responsive.  He will be sensitive and his barking tendencies could range from occasional to frequent.  He could be in a moderate to considerable range of mouthiness (nips when playing) with a moderate hunting drive and tendency to wander.  Your Border Heeler will be good with kids and relatively good with strangers and other dogs and cats. The intelligence level which is contributed by both parent breeds is nothing short of amazing and, having said that, it is important to note that this hybrid will need to be kept mentally as well as physically challenged to prevent boredom and the unacceptable behaviors which can accompany that condition.  He is a high energy canine which has been bred to work hard and help his masters, so it would be a good idea to allow him to help you in your daily activities as much as possible.  Don’t be surprised if he “herds” the kids, other animals in your household or even in the neighborhood.  Owners of this hybrid have described the ease of training to be similar to that of giving directions to a child. 

Border Heeler Activity Requirements

Your Border Heeler is a hybrid created from the Border Collie and the Australian Cattle Dog.  Both of these parent breeds are high energy canine breeds which were bred for herding and hard work.  They will need to be kept active and challenged, both mentally and physically, to prevent boredom and the unacceptable destructive behaviors which can accompany boredom.  This is not a dog who can be submitted to the confines of apartment living.  He will do much better in a family home with a fenced yard and plenty of opportunity for exercise and physical and mental challenge.  Daily walks of 1 to 2 hour duration, games of fetch, frisbee or football will help to keep him occupied so he doesn’t start herding dogs, cats, kids and people.  He will do well in either urban or rural environments as long as there is ample opportunity for exercise.  The cooler climates suit him better since he’s equipped with a coat that is weather resistant and dense.

Border Heeler Owner Experiences

Ruger Micheal
6 Months
3 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walks
catch
Trips to see family
Teaching him tricks
Running the yard
Fetch,
He's a handful, very vocal. Scares people when he's playing with our poodle because he sounds so vicious. He jumps on EVERYONE haha. I can't seem to deter him from biting other dogs ankles... Stubborn but very intelligent but he can get clumsy when he's focused on play, runs into the table and stuff often.
1 week, 5 days ago
Ruby Sue
8 Months
5 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Ruby is a very high energy, playful and loving dog. She is quite intelligent, with a very stubborn independent streak. She can be destructive, especially on furniture, if nobody plays with her. She has formed a very tight bond,especially with me, as well as the rest of the family,and is very social and friendly with people and strangers. At around 3 weeks old, she had her femur fractured unbeknownst to us when we got her at 7 weeks old. A very good veterinary surgeon was able to pin it back together.
2 weeks ago
Goodboy
8 Months
6 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
My Border Heeler is the best dog I have ever dreamed I wanted. He is gentle, and playful, happy and friendly. He loves going anywhere I go and at the dog parks, he socializes with the humans almost as much as the other dogs! This is a great dog breed to have, but not for people who don't want to be active.
1 month ago
Gambo
4 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Beach runs
Walk
Fetch
He’s way too smart. We are likely boring him. He’s also super sensitive. He can hear insanely quiet or distant noises. He’s stubborn and demanding and terribly spoiled. And he’s loyal as heck, and a total lovebug. And...we call him the Silver Bullet because he runs like a greyhound. He’s even won a race!
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Lexi and Luci
8 Weeks
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
One is feisty and wary the other is a brave little explorer that likes to cuddle. Both are sweet and good with family.
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Abby
5 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Long walks
Running
Trail Hiking
Adopted Abby just shy of 1 year old. Extremely intelligent from day 1. She makes it very clear in very direct ways when she's unhappy. She is a super affectionate dog. Super devoted to myself always by my side. We hike a 6 mile trail (used to do it at least once a week) I harness her and she runs the trail about 10-20 feet ahead. Not big on barking. If someone was approaching us on the trail, her hair stands up and I hear a low warning growl. She does the same thing at our home in our yard. I hear it at night if someone is outside that shouldn't be as well. The most loyal dog I've ever had. She's not big on small children. But I trained her VERY early on to never bite. She knows to turn her head away when approached by small kids and may growl. So I allow for the option of socializng but it usually doesn't last long so we separate her. She knows to distance herself from something or someone she doesn't like. Honestly super easy to train, with minimal time needed. Picks up on tasks very quickly, and if you are routine about something she will be too. She had a litter of 5 and was amazing with all of them. We kept one for our girls. Male doodle mix. They are great for each other. They keep the herding atmosphere alive. We also have an older dog she plays with as well. But she doesn't like when the other dogs want to play fetch, we call her the fun police for a reason. This dog loves order, in her house and her yard. Abby is not a big shedder at all. After her winter coat she's pretty slick all year. I've used several types of brushes and never pull much off her coat. She does get a hot spot that I think might be a seasonal allergy once a year in the fall. Any dog of this breed family needs LOTS of exercise and LOTS of little jobs. I recommend treat-hider toys for when one must be left alone. Abby eventually learned to drop hers down the stairs and clean up treats on the way down. But it was a job that would keep her busy for hours!
2 months, 2 weeks ago
Boone
10 Months
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
Fetch
Likes to jump and and play bite, not is non-aggressive. He is very protective;when strangers are around, he barks aggressively and the hair on his back stands straight up. But he warms up to people fairly quickly. Very high energy.
3 months ago
Cope
16 Months
9+ People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
He’s very handsome and very smart. He’s also an excellent guard dog with good hearing and only barking when there is a real reason to bark. If he is barking there someone or something there. He is nice to other dogs and nice to our cats . We had a kitten that thought cope was his mom . They would always cuddle and sleep together.He is a good listener and minds good for the most part. When you talk to him he tilts his head from side to side listening and trying to understand what your saying . It’s the coolest thing ever and really cute. My only complaint is he digs holes in the yard. But we love Copenhagen very much!!!
3 months ago
Rex
10 Weeks
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Frisbee
Lovem him so so much
4 months, 1 week ago
Tucker
9 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Agility training
Running
Hiking
Trail Riding
Herding
Tucker is by far one of the best dogs I've ever owned. His trainability is off the charts and he's super easy to work with. He does everything with me from running in town to trail riding with the horses. I dont live with my horses so I was a little nervous about getting this kind of dog in the city but if you are active enough and get them working they are the best dogs ever.
4 months, 2 weeks ago
Skye
6 Months
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Agility training
Walks
Swim
Herding
I love my border heeler! She is smart and attentive. She listens relatively well for her breed and age at this point. She is beginning to calm down more and remember the rules of the house. We have had her since she was 7 weeks old.
5 months, 2 weeks ago
Franco
7 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Franco is easily the smartest dog I've had so far. He watches everything and learns very fast. He's friendly and affectionate but also protective of me. He spent 2 months with me before coming home to the other 2 dogs that we have. And he will herd them away from me at times and gets a little jealous. He isn't aggressive with them but he can be persistent if he wants my attention on him and not one of the other two.
5 months, 3 weeks ago
Vanni White
10 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
She’s gorgeous and sassy !! Quite vocal... communicates a bit like a husky at times or like “ Chewy” on Star Wars movie!! Keeps us laughing and delighted !! Extremely intelligent and sensitive... been aggressive towards some dogs that she doesn’t know at the dog park ... which I’m looking into ... never aggressive towards humans. She’s relatively quiet... not an obnoxious barker... thank goodness.... can take her just about anywhere... except for the dog park episodes towards certain dogs... she’s a true delight, a wonderful companion and perfect !!
5 months, 3 weeks ago
Bella
5 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Bella has been nothing but fun and she is quite funny. When she potties outside she goes straight to where her treats are and she’ll give me that “border collie stare”, which gets me every time. However, she just cannot grasp that she cannot potty in the house. She is very intelligent and friendly. She also can be VERY stubborn sometimes. She loves her sister puppy and I can tell she has a herding tendency when playing. She will nip at Dakota when they are running around the yard.
6 months ago
Maxim
8 Months
3 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Max is only 8months old and is already a very alert and loyal dog. He really doesn’t like to be left alone, would follow me anywhere if he could. As a younger pup would cry if I was out of sight. and did ALOT of very hard biting / face nipping. Making me bleed on a daily. There was a few times where I considered rehoming due to it. But, he is improving more and more each month that goes on. And now I can truly see a great dog forming. I’m glad I stuck it out. He is very highly energetic dog. That loves to play and chase down squirrels (sometimes killing) but also loves to lay in your lap and get kisses.
6 months, 3 weeks ago
Charlie
6 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Frisbee fetch
Super smart great family dog high energy very excited about everything
7 months, 3 weeks ago
Scout
4 Years
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Cuddling
Tricks
Fetch
Tug-of-war
Hike
Run
Walk
Scout is an amazing dog. He is extremely intelligent. It took him 2 days to become potty trained at 10 months when I got him. He also knows the commands sit, say please, stand, high five, handshake, roll over, play dead, jump, and turn around. And he's learning tricks even now. He's also my service animal and knows how to be tame when he needs to be. The only downside is he got the unfortunate Gene from the Border Collie side. He has idiopathic epilepsy which is extremely common in Border Collies and mostly in males. He has to take anti-seizure meds twice a day as a result. Luckily it doesn't cost that much. Other than that Border Heelers are just amazing, active, intelligent, affectionate, and caring dogs.
7 months, 3 weeks ago
Luna
8 Weeks
6 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Heel
Running
Play
Herding
I always wanted one and now I got one and it is super nice and extremely exciting to watch them grow up and play.
8 months, 1 week ago
Millie
11 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Pretty much with me 24/7
Vehicle rides
Feeding livestock
So far at 11 months from puppy, it has been awesome. Sooo enthusiastic and instinctual. I love my border heeler MILLIE. I interact her with everything I do that’s possible. Best dog I could ask for.
9 months ago
Freya
6 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
Dog Parks
Fetch
Swim
Watching storms
training
After discovering Freya is deaf training has become much easier as she is learning sign language like a pro. She is a constant companion never leaving my side and very protective. She loves getting up to watch thunder storms in the middle of the night.
9 months, 2 weeks ago
Odin
8 Months
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing in the snow
training
Playing fetch
Odin is very loyal. He decided very early that I was his person and has always stayed very close to me. I care barely walk without him right at my side and I'm almost never in a room by myself for long. Odin is very smart and eager to please. While Odin had his cone on from his neutering he learned how to eat, drink and play with his cone. Instead of tolerating his cone he quickly used it to his advantage by storing his toys in his cone for easy access and learning he can scoop up snow and fling it in the air to jump up and catch. Odin is very high energy and needs constant stimulation. Odin is not the type of dog that can chew a bone, play on his own, or be fine with a walk a day. I would say Odin's biggest flaws are that he is very mouthy and bity during play, he often jumps, and is very high energy.
9 months, 2 weeks ago
Zuko
4 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
He has so far been the perfect puppy! Gets along well with our 2 cats and is very quick to learn new things! He is friendly and loves to cuddle!
10 months, 1 week ago
Beatrice
3 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
she is very enegeretic with wanting to be next to me as well as wanting to always learn new things.
11 months, 2 weeks ago
Cookie Sue
5 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
I have always had purebred Border and Rough Collies. This is new to me ... but I love the personality.
11 months, 3 weeks ago
Charlotte
2 Years
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Go the horse stables.
Hiking the trails.
Love to swim in the lake
We love to go to the dog park
Picked from a litter of 9 because she was the largest, quietest pup. Adorable with daddy's classic BC black/white/tan coloring with one ear up and one half flopped. The leg nipping was hard on my young son in her puppy phase, but the two excelled in puppy classes and she learns anything - like once and done. She's now nearly 2 and weighs 80 lbs, herds the cats and loves them up, protects our home but seldom barks, loves new people and dogs, tolerates days we can't take her out running but needs daily exercise. Loves to cuddle but won't sleep in a bed. She will boss you around if you let her, but smiling all the while. A great family dog, she's the best.
11 months, 3 weeks ago
Percy
11 Months
4 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
wrestling
Running
training
Camping
playing keep away
Percy is afraid of people, he has been every since he was a puppy, but when given the chance to become comfortable with someone he will be their BEST friend. If not given the time he will act aggressively. He’s a big hugger with the people he knows and will do anything for some scratches! His favorite toys are anything squeaky and he will squeak them to death, he loves playing in mud puddles, and he gets the zoomies a lot - so yeah, the high energy thing is no joke. He loves other dogs but will take advantage of submissive behavior and assert his dominance, especially so with puppies younger than 6 months. His shedding is also totally out of control but a little dog hair never killed anyone. Percy’s kind of a mess but he has the biggest personality and the biggest heart and makes being his mom so worth it. This is the most loyal dog I’ve ever had and, despite all his quirks, I wouldn’t want any other pup driving me crazy.
1 year ago
Cali Maeurer
3 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
she is awesome, best sides of both I have had both Border Collie's and Blue Heelers, Cali has the best of both breeds plus the ability to learn quickly almost anything she needs to know she is a home taught service dog
1 year ago
Duke
6 Years
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Having raised cattle dogs all my life, when we found Duke at our local SPCA we were smitten. When we met him in person we realized quickly he was a border heeled as his personality and physical characteristics were clearly a combination of the two breeds. Best compared to raising a loving but mouthy teenager, Duke is quick to tell us off...while begrudgingly following our commands. He loves his 15 year old cattle dog brother but equally loves to grumble at him when we’re attending to his needs. Jealous beyond compare, Duke can be mouthing off one second, and demanding lap cuddles and belly rubs the next. More independent and less velcro-like than our cattle dog, Duke is exploratory and adventurous yet quick to return to our side when beckoned. An interesting mix for sure, with quirks, strengths and challenges from both breeds! Chew toys were a necessity... just ask our living room pillows!
1 year ago
Negan
2 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Negan is very energetic! Always alert (expect random barks at "strangers" on the tv). He is very protective of his family (even his friend next door -rex) and loves to see his veterinarian for baths and treats!
1 year ago
Atlas
11 Months
6 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
This dog is very friendly yet can be protective when it needs to be
1 year ago
Charlie
1 Year
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Hiking
jog
Fetch
Love the breed, high energy. Charlie is quite a bit stouter then the other pups I've seen on here weighing in at just over 60 pounds
1 year ago
Jessi
11 Years
2 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Such loveable dogs! You do have to 'Nip the Nipping habit early or it can become a problem. At 11, she is calm enough to come to work and hang out under my desk, but still has bounds of energy when it's time for a walk!
1 year, 1 month ago
Jack McFarland
7 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
He has been a sweet and gentle boy from day one. He listens well and is eager to please.
1 year, 2 months ago
ace
4 Months
6 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Sleeping
Tug-of-war
Fetch
he is amazing. extremely protective loves my family and he has tons of energy. when i come home he runs up to greet me. cant recommend because everyone and dog is different. but would if i could.
1 year, 3 months ago
Hank
11 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Rescued him from a bad situation, but I think that he may be part demon. All he wants to do is harass my cats and bite my sweet Pit Bull's back legs. He's also extremely aggressive with the neighbors' dogs, so that's been great. He has an evil look in his eyes and I don't trust him. My husband hates him. He has caused nothing but problems. Maybe it's just him, but I would NEVER reccomend a Heeler. Loved my Border collie mix who passed away, this guy, not so much. Also, he's not very bright. Cannot understand (or doesn't want to) how to sit. We start training next week. We call him Hank, but it should be A-Hole.
1 year, 3 months ago
Bocco
1 Year
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Loves to play, but will sit/sleep when told. Very smart, learn a new command/trick in a day. Low matenance.
1 year, 3 months ago
Jude
6 Weeks
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
playing with squeaky toys
Doesn’t like to sleep at bed time. Follows me around
1 year, 4 months ago
Carla
4 Years
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
She's so sweet and protective with me as her momma. She is nervous with new people and tries to nip if they get too close... but loves people she is used to (i.e. extended family, friends who are over often). She's an active lil thing. Eats al lot. Is very very very attentive and loyal.
1 year, 6 months ago
Bevin
4 Years
8 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Swimming and cuddling
She was a rescue from the humane society. She is lovable and sunset as a whip. She LOVES her humans!
1 year, 6 months ago
Josie
2 Years
6 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Loves going on runs with me the most
She loves playing with our kids
My Josie loves to play "tag"
This is my first border heeler have had her since she left mom
1 year, 6 months ago
Babs
2 Years
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Being lazy
Running
Fetch
Herding
our girl is a working dog and came off a working cattle farm. we use her with our horses and are working on her herding for our goats. Lots of energy, but able to shut down and curl up for cuddles. Loves having a job and I think without it would find lots of trouble to get into. Quick to want to please. But not a dog to man-handle around.
1 year, 6 months ago
Forest
10 Weeks
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
This is my first one. I already have 2 Australian Shepherds. I love herding breeds.
1 year, 7 months ago
Vivian
14 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running
Vivian definitely has high energy level, she is very alert and becoming a great guard dog. She is a fast learner!
1 year, 7 months ago
Mabel
7 Months
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
She is a great puppy. Very, very smart, sometimes stubborn but quick to learn. Really had to work on nipping, but she is much better. Training in agility foundations and disc training. Loves both. Very affectionate. Sometimes a pain in the butt but I love her!!
1 year, 8 months ago
MoMo
10 Weeks
3 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Very smart for 10 week old puppy! Still takes a lot of naps at this time but when awake loves to play. Doesn’t like dog toys yet, but prefers sticks and outside objects
1 year, 8 months ago
Rosie
3 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running
Hiking
Cuddling
Our Rosie is a wonderful dog! We rescued her a year ago and she had severe separation anxiety. We worked on it (a lot), and now she can be left alone no problem! She will occasionally get into the garbage or toilet paper. She loves to be active but is also the BIGGEST couch potato. We love our girl! She is friendly with other dogs and people.
1 year, 8 months ago
Trigger
2 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Run
Road trip
Happy, energetic, excitable
1 year, 9 months ago
Smokey
7 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running
Ball
Smokey is a very Smart dog! Learns fast. Sometime to smart! He has had a problem tearing up stuff she left alone to long! When I got him he was very shy to people and 3 months later he loves people!
1 year, 9 months ago
Luna
8 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Play
Love playing with her. And always wanting to be with her
1 year, 9 months ago
Mazey
16 Weeks
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Our Mazey is a loving little puppy but she can be very protective which causes her to growl and bark at strangers, even from inside the car. She loves to learn new tricks, does so very quickly but finds it difficult to focus as she is very inquisitive and interested in everything else. She is well behaved with my young nephew (5y/o) and will listen to commands from him. Beach walks are her favourite and she loves the water. The best decision we have made for our family is to rescue Mazey from a foster home.
1 year, 10 months ago
August Blue "Auggie Blue"
5 Years
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
My only problem is his stubbornness. He runs off a lot and will NOT come back when called.
1 year, 10 months ago
Oreo
4 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch, running,playing with the grandkids
Our border heeler is the most sweetest loving dog we have ever owned and he is very obedient.
1 year, 10 months ago
Kala
5 Years
3 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Frisbee
Rollerblading
Swim
Soccer
My kids and I got her when she was 10 weeks old. She house trained very quickly and has always been very affectionate with my boys. She is a little wary of strangers at first but after a couple of minutes she's your best friend. Obsessed with balls and sticks! She will go for hours and I think she might just keep going until she dropped dead if she could LOL. She will play goalie when the kids are playing soccer and loves jumping on the trampoline with them. It took no time at all to teach her how to Sit, Stay, roll over, Shake A Paw, probably within a couple of hours. She loves snuggling and if you don't pay enough attention to her sometimes she will nudge you with her nose. Just the best family dog ❤
1 year, 10 months ago
Aphaea
7 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Frisbee
Walks
Tug-of-war
She is a little naughty sometimes but for the most parr i just love this puppy. She learns tricks in minutes and it sticks pretty well and actually for the most part she is pretty lazy. A little couch potato. But i just adore her and very much recommend the breed
1 year, 11 months ago
Kayden
6 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Hiking, walking playing training activities
He is the best so smart, energetic, stubborn, lovable friendly he is my baby he has a brother older Aussie,lab mix he keeps him company and teaches him discipline they grew up together Koda age 10
1 year, 11 months ago
Tank and Crash (brothers)
7 Years
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
A friend of ours bought their sister and said they had 2 left. We went and looked at them (7 weeks) and we're hooked. They always want to please, excited when we go camping, learned tricks quickly, and we're they Stars of their puppy school classes. We wouldn't trade them for anything. Love them to pieces.
2 years ago
Bella
11 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Dog Parks
Run
Catch treats
Soccer
She is such a smart dog. She learned everything we taught her very quickly. I taught her to shake in less than a day, and she loves to do her "tricks" to get a treat. She is a very protective dog, when we have people come over she usually growls, but as soon as they are introduced she is very kind and loving. She can be very shy, but we think that is because we bought her from a puppy mill, where she was separated from her mother at a very young age. When we leave her at home alone, she doesn't destroy things, but that might be because she gets scared easy. Very high energy and a very sociable dog, she loves going to the dog park and playing with other dogs.
2 years ago
Sissy
2years
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
I saw her on the side of the road in a rural area that I passed everyday going to work. After the 3rd day of her curled up in the same spot. I realized she was lost. It was like she was waiting for someone to come back. I went home, got food and when she stood up I could see she was really thin. I got her to eat and finally after talking to her for awhile got her in my van. I took her home, tried to find her owners. No luck. She's a great dog. I knew she was part Heeler but didn't know what else till I saw some pictures.
2 years ago
Lola
2 Years
5 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
She has bad back legs/back already at 2 so we can't take her to the park or on walks but she's the happiest friendliest dog I've owned. Everyone is her friend including all our other animals dog, cats, rabbit. She helped us take care of an orphaned litter of kittens. She is very intelligent and learns very fast. I've taught her a couple tricks in one day. She's really distractable and has to be taught alone. She knew how to sit, lay down, play dead, shake and a few others all before she was even 11 weeks old.
2 years, 1 month ago
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