Blue Heeler Dog Names

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Introduction

The Blue Heeler, not to be confused with the Texas Heeler, is a herding dog who was developed to be a hardy dog in the tough outback of Australia. He was bred to help drive livestock from one grazing area to another. He originally belonged to those workers known as "drovers." He was bred not only to perform his job, but also to withstand the heat and dangerous terrain of the Australian outback. His main job is to nip at the heels of the livestock who, on their own, might choose to stand still rather than keep moving toward market or new grazing pastures.

Blue Heeler Dog Names in Pop Culture

Blue Heeler Dog Name Considerations

The Blue Heeler originates in Australia, a country (and continent!) known for its original way of living. In Australia, you cook chicken over the "barbie" rather than slow-cook it in a smoker or Bar-B-Que. One does not say "Good morning;" he or she says "G'day, Mate!" Certainly, names popular to Australia would make great dog names for a dog originating in that country. Popular male names in The Land Down Under are Angus, Banjo, Henry, and Lachlan (which can be shortened to the nickname Lockie). Female names popular in Australia are Sheila, Poppy, Matilda, and Alice (which is also reminiscent of the Alice Springs area on the continent of Australia).

Another inspiration for Blue Heeler names concerns names that are inspired by the country of Australia and its extraordinary culture. One source for these names might be the Aboriginals of Australia. The Aboriginals indigenous to the continent are the oldest living culture of its kind worldwide. Alinta, Bindi, and Jedda are all great Aboriginal female names for your Blue Heeler. Marlee, Merindah, and Daku are unique names for your male Blue Heeler. Finally, a name that isn't very creative, but is inspired by the dog itself is the name "Blue" for your blue-merle patterned Heeler. 

Male Blue Heeler Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
5
Blue
A rather obvious name for a Blue Heeler
3
Jack
A traditionally popular name for Aussie boys
2
Syd
As in Sydney, the capital city of Australia
2
Zip
The Blue Heeler which played a part in The Last of the Dogmen
1
Banjo
An instrument, also a popular male name in Australia
1
Henry
Many English kings were named Henry; Australia was once an English penal colony
1
Bailey
A trusted guard dog; derived from the term "bailiff"
1
Frankie
A derivative of Franklin, meaning one who owns property
0
Bo
A great name for a working dog; meaning "handsome"
0
Buddy
A welcome friend and messenger; the Blue Heeler bonds to its own
0
August
Meaning "exalted one;" this is also a great, short name for training purposes
-1
Dog
The Australian Cattle Dog featured in Mad Max movies
-1
Lachlan
Can be varied by nicknaming the dog Lockie
-1
Ned
Refers to the outlaw Ned Kelly
-1
Angus
Scottish in origin, but nevertheless a very popular name in the latest Australian polls
-1
Kiah
Meaning "the beautiful place;" it is also a two-syllable name (great for training)
-1
Malcolm
Malcolm Young, a member of AC/DC and a native Australian
-1
Nipper
The Blue Heeler motivates cattle to move by nipping at their heels
-1
Storm
A great name for an uncontrollable dog
-1
Taz
The Looney Toons character is from Tasmania, which is part of the continent of Australia

Female Blue Heeler Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
3
Belle
The Blue Heeler is often a very beautiful dog
3
Ziva
Reminiscent of "diva," meaning young, energetic, and beautiful
1
Amarina
This name means "rain," it deals with the dog's outdoors purpose
1
Coorah
An Aboriginal word meaning woman
1
Sheila
An Australian slang term for a woman
1
Talia
This name means "surrounding water"
1
Tess
This name means "to harvest"
1
Lola
This name means "princess of all things"
1
Molly
This name is a derivative of Mary, and it means bitter
1
Lolly
This name can either be a shortening of "lollipop" or money
1
Tansy
A flower that is related to the pansy
0
Bikkie
A cookie or dog biscuit
0
Jarrah
This Aboriginal word describes a type of eucalyptus tree
0
Roo Roo
A sound that a dog might make
0
Chloe
This name refers to one who is amazingly talented
0
Skye
As in "blue sky" a reflection of the blue merle coat of the Blue Heeler
0
Aster
A name referring to the flower of the same name
0
Sunny
Has to do with the sweet disposition of the Blue Heeler
0
Bluebell
Refers to the blue merle pattern of the Blue Heeler
0
Berry
As in a "blue" berry

Community Dogs with Blue Heeler Names

Bandit's name story for Blue Heeler Dog Names
Bandit
Male
Blue Heeler
Tignall, GA

Burt Reynolds

Bella's name story for Blue Heeler Dog Names
Bella
Female
Blue Heeler
Oklahoma City, OK

we got her from a paraide