Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog
The Heeler is a naturally bobtailed or tailless, medium-sized cattle dog similar and/or related to the Australian Cattle Dog (aka, "Queensland Heeler"). The Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog was developed in Australia to herd cattle, and descends from crosses between European herding dogs and the Australian dingo. The name is spelled both with hyphenation, Blue Heeler, and without, and the shorter name Heeler is also sometimes applied.
Also known as
This breed is also called Australian Stumpy-Tail Cattle Dog, Heeler, Stumpy, Stumpy Tail, Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog as well as Stumpy-Tail Cattle Dog.
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