Texas Heeler

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Texas Heeler
Country of originUnited States
Traits
Classification and standards
Not recognized by any major kennel club
Dog (Canis lupus familiaris)
 
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Texas Heeler
Country of originUnited States
Traits
Classification and standards
Not recognized by any major kennel club
Dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The Texas Heeler is a crossbred herding dog found mainly in Texas. They are a cross between the Australian Cattle Dog, and the Australian Shepherd, but can be a cross between the ACD and the Border Collie.[1] They are bred mainly for their ability to work cattle.[2] Found mainly on ranches in the past, they are currently being enjoyed in dog sports such as agility, frisbee and Rally Obedience.

Male Dog
5-Month-Old Puppy

Appearance[edit]

Texas Heelers are medium sized dogs that generally weigh between 25 - 50 pounds (11–23 kg). Their coats can vary in texture from short and smooth to medium length and color including black, blue merle or blue ticked with white and / or tan trim. They usually have smooth or medium length coats (1 to 3 inches). Texas Heelers are generally prick eared, but their ears may also fold over. They usually stand between 17-22 inches (43–61 cm) tall,most have bob-tails but can have long tails.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hartnagle-Taylor, Jeanne Joy; Taylor, Ty (2010). Stockdog Savvy. Alpine Publications. ISBN 978-1-57779-106-5. 
  2. ^ Renna, Christine Hartnagle (2009). Herding Dogs. Kennel Club Books. ISBN 978-1-59378-737-0. 

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