The Pit Heeler is a modern designer dog breed that was created from the crossbreeding of an American Pitbull Terrier and a Blue Heeler. These dogs are a new type of breed that still does not have much information available. Because of this, we must consider the good and bad qualities of both parent breeds in order to make an educated guess on what these dogs will end up looking and acting like. This hybrid breed will do best in the slight cold and does not enjoy the extreme heat since they have thick coats. They are sweet dogs but do best when paired with an experienced owner that knows how to handle them. Owners of this hybrid say they are strong willed but great companions when given consistent training.
Designer dogs have just recently been gaining popularity and can be found more and more often in everyday households. A hybrid or designer breed is the name given to a dog that was born from two purebred breeds. The result is not a purebred, but instead a dog that will be a mix between the two parent breeds. Getting accurate information on these dogs can sometimes be difficult, since they are still new and not much is known about them. To find out what a designer dog may act and look like, we have to consider the characteristics from both parent breeds and make an educated guess by comparing the differences and similarities among the two breeds. Pit Heelers are dogs who are born from the combination of an American Pitbull Terrier and a Blue Heeler. The American Pitbull Terrier, which is also known as the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, was created from breeding some terrier type dogs, including the White English Terrier, the Fox Terrier and the Black and Tan Terrier, with English Bulldogs. They were originally used to manage bulls for butchers and to hold game such as wild boar for hunters. They were eventually used in bear and boar fighting blood sports and later on in dog fighting when the blood sports were outlawed in England in the 1800s. In the mid-1800s the breed made an appearance in the United States and was then known as American Pitbull Terriers among other similar names. Blue Heelers were brought from Europe to North America by settlers and were developed in the 1800s by the pioneer settlers who wanted an intelligent canine with good working endurance. This breed was created by crossing Dingo-Blue Merle Collies with Dalmatians, Black and Tan Kelpies, and possibly Bull Terriers. These dogs excelled at herding cattle across large areas in all environments and weather conditions.
Pit Heelers are the result of the crossing of American Pitbull Terriers and Blue Heelers. American Pitbull Terriers have thick and muscular necks that hold heads which are wide between the cheeks and brick-like. The jaws are very powerful and meet in a scissors bite, and the chests are deep and broad. Overall these dogs appear to be muscular and stocky, although they are quite athletic and very strong as well. Their tails are tapering and get thinner as they near the end. The ears are sometimes cropped but the tails are never docked. American Pitbull Terriers have round eyes. Blue Heelers are compact and robust, with an agile and well muscled body that is a bit larger in length than in height. The slightly curved tails are held at a moderately low level and the front legs, which end in round feet with short toes, are strong and straight. These dogs as well have broad heads with a slight curve between the ears and a definite stop. The wide set ears will be medium in size and will become erect when the dog is alert. The Blue Heeler has medium sized eyes which are dark and shaped like ovals. This breed has similar teeth to the other parent, since they as well meet in a scissors bite. Your Pit Heeler will be strong and agile with a well-muscled build. His look will have an air of confidence and knowledge.