Blue Merle Australian Shepherd Dog: Essential Traits and Care Tips

Blue Merle Australian Shepherd

The Blue Merle Australian Shepherd is a unique and eye-catching variation of the Australian Shepherd breed. Known for their striking coat patterns and captivating blue eyes, they have gained immense popularity among dog lovers. This breed is not just about looks, as these dogs are also intelligent, energetic, and versatile, making them excellent companions and … Read more

Why Australian Shepherds are so affectionate [13 ways it shows]


The Australian Shepherd is an active high energy herding breed that loves to be outside playing and keeping busy. They require a reasonable amount of daily exercise. Aussies are also very smart dogs that require as much exercise for their brain as they do their body. An Australian Shepherd that doesn’t receive the physical and … Read more

Australian Cattle Dog vs Blue Heeler vs Red Heeler

How do the Australian Cattle Dog, Blue Heeler, and Red Heeler differ? There is no difference between these three dog names. They are all the same breed of dog. The official name of the breed is the Australian Cattle Dog. Blue Heeler and Red Heeler refer to Australian Cattle Dogs that are either Blueish or … Read more

How do Blue Heelers show affection – 9 signs they love you


The Australian Cattle Dog (Blue/Red Heeler) is a robust energetic herding breed. They can be independent due to their background as droving dogs that herded cattle with little need for instruction from a handler. However, despite this independence, they require a lot of attention from their owners. This desire for attention can lead to them … Read more

Can a Blue Heeler live in an apartment or be a house dog


The Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler/Red Heeler) is a versatile working dog bred for the great outdoors. In our modern world more and more of us are living in cities with intensive housing and apartment living being part of the lifestyle. Does this mean that an Australian Cattle Dog would simply not be an option … Read more

The origins and history of the Australian Cattle Dog

The Australian Cattle Dog is known by many names including the Blue or Red Heeler depending upon the coat color. Early names used were the Queensland Heeler referring to the state of Australia they were developed in and the Halls Heeler after one of the early creators of the breed. They were the first successful … Read more