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The Australian Cattle Dog, a robust and highly intelligent breed, stands as a remarkable testament to canine versatility and endurance. Originating in Australia in the 19th century, this breed was meticulously developed to herd cattle over vast, challenging terrains, showcasing its remarkable stamina and agility.

Renowned for their sharp intellect, unwavering loyalty, and a strong work ethic, Australian Cattle Dogs, often referred to as Blue Heelers or Queensland Heelers, are distinguished by their unique, speckled coat and alert, expressive eyes.


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The Australian Cattle Dog, a robust and highly intelligent breed, stands as a remarkable testament to canine versatility and endurance. Originating in Australia in the 19th century, this breed was meticulously developed to herd cattle over vast, challenging terrains, showcasing its remarkable stamina and agility.

Renowned for their sharp intellect, unwavering loyalty, and a strong work ethic, Australian Cattle Dogs, often referred to as Blue Heelers or Queensland Heelers, are distinguished by their unique, speckled coat and alert, expressive eyes.

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Australian Cattle Dog – Nambour

Border Collie X Australian Cattle dog 10week old puppies ready to go to their new homes. BIN0014728140537 5x Boys 2x Girls $300 No Microchipping or Vaccinations Located Nambour 4560

Courtney Plummer

Australian Cattle Dog – Cuballing

Australian Cattle Dogs We have 3 lovely 4 week old Purebred Puppies for Sale One Boy ( Red) and Two Girls (Blue) Mum can be Viewed @ the Property Pups will be Vet Checked Vaccinated and Microchipped before finding there new homes Pick up Date will be @ 8 weeks of Age and that being 30/4/24

Karyn Bech

Australian Cattle Dog – Palmwoods

Purebred Australian Cattle Dog pups for sale! – Mum is a white stumpy tail cattle dog, and dad is a red full tail cattle dog. – These pups were born just a few days after Christmas and are about 7 weeks old now. – They have all been vaccinated, microchipped, wormed, and have started flea and tick prevention. Pups – 4 available – 2 girls, 2 boys – 3 with tails, 1 stumpy – 1 x red girl (stumpy) – bright tan – 1 x red girl (full tail) – lighter head – 1 x red boy (full tail) – white spot in the middle of his head – 1 x blue boy (full tail) – black spot over his right eye Temperament – All the pups have different personalities, some love to cuddle and will settle in your arms as soon as you pick them up. Others will like to wriggle and constantly be on the go! – Great for farm lifestyle or ultimate companion pet – Very protective and loyal – Easy to train and can make the perfect dog when you invest your time into them Serious buyers only Located in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland – we can meet halfway for a viewing.


Australian Cattle Dog – Ipswich

I’m selling my very well trained Australian Cattle dog, Loki is only 3.5yrs old. Loki is a purebred pedigree ACD. My partner & I are moving states and sadly can’t take him with us. He’s such an affectionate boy, listens extremely well. Great with kids. Loves to play. He’d be a great farm dog too. He just needs a home with a family who will give him the attention & love he deserves. Included items are toys, leash, food container & doggie bed. Vaccination & other papers are included such as pedigree certificate stating all family history.


Australian Cattle Dog – Alison McDonald

6 beautiful babies ready for their forever homes available 15th march..Mum pure blue Dad pure red stumpy tail..Very social puppies ...Vaccination worming and microchips done before they leave..Maryborough qld..

Alison McDonald

Australian Cattle Dog – Loveday

2 x 9 week old Male Blue Heelers / Aust Cattle Dogs. Monty has a black mask over his face , with a white strip down the forehead and nose ,mottled body .He has a lovely personality ,he loves to play , be with people, and enjoys learning. Blu has a black mask over one eye and both ears, and mottled body. He loves cuddles, being with people , very active. Both will make wonderful additions to a family , very loyal and protective.

Cindy Carthew

Australian Cattle Dog – Muswellbrook

I need to rehome my 4 year old blue healer i am moving ibto ab apartment and can’t take him Free to a good home

sonia nassis

Australian Cattle Dog – Ingleside

Super cute puppies. 2 Great puppies left. Both Boys. Very well socialised.

Andrew McKissock

Australian Cattle Dog – Gracemere

We have 2 puppies left. 1 blue male and 1 red male. All vet work done - microchipped, Vaccinated and wormed with an excellent health score. They will be 8 weeks old 04/2/24. All pups have been raised in a loving home with children and other dogs. Mum and Dad are both purebred. $850 each. Located Gracemere, QLD

Ange McCullagh

Australian Cattle Dog – Alderley

Red Heeler puppy for sale isn’t a year old yet. Very sad sale as we have a little one that is in and out of hospital at the moment and just haven’t got the time for her and it’s unfair on her. Grate with kids as we have a 4 ur old and a 12 month old. Good with out dogs and loves walks and playing ball.

Christian McCreery-Rye

Australian Cattle Dog – Morayfield

Pups for sale 5 girls 1 boy 7 weeks old all vaccinated and microchipped and wormed all ready for thier new homes need gone asap

Amy haigh

Australian Cattle Dog – Nome


Rachelle Sizer

Australian Cattle Dog – Round Hill

2 boys and 2 girls available purebred no papers ready for their forever home 13/01/24

Sandra Zanne

Australian Cattle Dog – Logan

Holly is an 11 month old cattle dog, she has a great temperament and lots of energy. She would be best suited in a home with acreage, a farm or big garden. We haven't had her long, but my elderly male cattle dog doesn't get along with her, he's a grump!


Australian Cattle Dog – Verrierdale

Pure Breed Red cattle dog Pubs for sale. Registered Qld breeder situated on the Sunshine coast has a number of pups for sale. Pups born 15/11/23. Pups will be available from after 10/01/24. Both parents from renound Penrith (NSW) breeder, parents documents available on request. Pups sold without papers. All pups supplied with certified vaccination records, veterinary health check and micro chipping as per Qld state requirements. 3 girls and 2 Boys available presently Inspection welcomed and encouraged. Please phone for more details. 0475078481

Carmen McElwaine

Australian Cattle Dog – Gordonvale

2 Red females 1 Red Male 2 Blue Male All microchipped ,vaccinated ,wormed 9 weeks old Ready for new homes

Lee Hall

Australian Cattle Dog – Blacktown

We have 9 beautiful puppies to find there forever homes 🏡 PHOTOS TAKEN AT 4 WEEKS OLD 4 females 5 males ❤️ tan point male 🩷 tan point female 🩵 tan point male SOLD 🖤 blue male SOLD 🧡 tan point male 💙 tan point male SOLD 💚 blue female 💜tan point female 💛 blue female Mum is red, Dad is blue. Mum and dad are both from good healthy bloodlines, dad is locally brought and mum is from a working farm. Raised around a cat and been around kids Been wormed every two weeks All pups are perfectly healthy and playfully vaccinated and microchipped and Will come with vet work papers as well. Asking $500 but am negotiable Deposit will be required Silly offers will be ignored 047488074

Maddison Hudson

Australian Cattle Dog – elysia

**1 beautiful boy left need gone to his new home so he can start bonding with his new owners! Don’t care about the money much just want them to go to a good place. please read below, lots of information provided, these will be amazing dogs! 11 weeks currently, microchipped, fully vet checked twice (all clear), first vaccines, dewormed weeks 2,4,6, 8, 10 will come with an epic puppy pack! (discounts for essentials and non-essentials at petbarn plus free food and info about raising a puppy and their vax certificate and microchip details). Dad - purebred red cattle dog, wonderful nature, very handsome fellow, lives on a farm and is great with cattle, chickens and horses. Mum - red cattle X black working kelpie, my very special gorgeous girl, such a loving beautiful nature, avid water/forest/farm dog, has worked sheep before and is very keen on agility and obedience, she also loves a good sleep and casual walk by the beach! my breeder number is: BIN0013648446374 registered with the qdbr these dogs with thrive with a good diet, strong leadership, training, lots of love, mental stimulation, exercise and sleep so a relatively active home. I love these puppies and have devoted all my time to ensuring they'll be well-rounded adult dogs with strong immune systems and stress responses! I've fed them good quality biscuits every morning (lifewise puppy starter) and a different mince and veggie/fruit mix everyday to get their tummies, smells, tastes and textures used to the different bacterias and protein make ups of meat and used to the different enzymes of fruit and veg. For example they've had beef, chicken, venison, kangaroo, salmon, turkey, liver, heart.. carrot, cucumber, celery, cabbage, banana, mango, strawberries, blueberries, kiwi fruit, hemp seeds, flax seeds, turmeric powder, the list goes on! my mum was a naturopath and this is how we've always fed our dogs, they have had strong immune systems and long healthy lives. They've been accustomed to lots of things, swimming in water (shell kiddie pool, big pool and beach), sleeping outside, being in a kennel and crate, sleeping through storms (thunder, lightning, rain), traveling in the car, walking on alfoil, concrete, grass, hay, sand, plastic bags etc. for desensitization and problem-solving skills, I did ens and esi for the puppies for a week as well when they opened their eyes and ears(look it up!) they've been socialized a lot, with kids, babies, adults, chickens and some other dogs. I did these things to build confident and resilient dogs. They all have their own unique personalities and ill help you choose who suits your lifestyle best, but ultimately its up to you. can't wrong with these guys, they will be your best friend for life (this breed is very loyal and hard-working). They love having a job to do and would love to be a part of a family or to have you all to themselves! Please send me a message and arrange a meeting to see him Feel free to send me any questions. price negotiable to the right home.


Australian Cattle Dog – Jacob Wharton

Selling my 4 month old blue heeler pup as my landlord didn't approve, she's pretty timid but has a beautiful nature, $350 ono

Jacob Wharton

Australian Cattle Dog – Scone

Purebred Blue Cattle Dog Puppies. 8weeks old. Microchipped, vaccinated, vet checked. Photos taken at 6wks

Lennard Woodley

Australian Cattle Dog – Gympie

Australian red cattle dog/Smithfield pups 2 male 1 long tail 1 stumpy 5 female 2 long tail 3 stumpy Microchipped and vac


Australian Cattle Dog Pups Blueys and Red, Stumpy and Long tailed

Australian Cattle Dog Pups available. Mum and dad live on the property and can be viewed. Pups have been vet checked, vaccinated, wormed and micro-chipped.

Coralie Dowling

Blue Heeler puppies – Millicent

We have a gorgeous litter of Blue Heelers. Pups are wormed, vet checked, vaccinated and microchipped .


Alaskan Klee Kai X Australian Cattle Dog puppies

We would like to introduce you to this gorgeous litter of Alaskan Klee Kai X Australian cattle dog. These puppies were born on the 11th of September, and are ready for their forever homes on the 6th of November. The litter consist of 3 males and 5 females. The father is a red heeler (aka Australian cattle Dog) & the mother is an Alaskan Klee Kai . As a result we were blessed with 8 puppies of various coat formations. Polly - Girl (SOLD Bear - Boy Myrtle - Boy ( SOLD) Kookaburra (Kookie) - Boy (SOLD) Acacia - Girl (SOLD) Penguin (Penny) - Girl Blackberry (Berry) Girl Ocean - Girl Both parents are loyal well behaved doggos that you can take anywhere! Each Puppy will be sent home with an ‘everything you need puppy pack’ which consists of; 🐶 puppy kibble 🐶 puppy pads 🐶 chew toys 🐶 discount vouchers 🐶 wormer 🐶 vet paperwork 🐶 microchip details 🐶 ongoing support We pride ourselves on providing the healthiest happiest puppies possible. They are handled & played with regularly & are growing up in a loving environment. We are looking for caring homes who would like a loving family pet. Delivery can be arranged. If you require any more information, please feel free to message this Jasper. MICROCHIP NUMBER: 953010004980786 Registered breeder with RPBA 7346

Jasper van Der See

Red Heeler Puppies Needing Homes ❤️

Out of a 9 puppy litter we have 6 puppies left looking for homes. All puppies have had TWO vaccinations, up to date worming and are microchipped. 1 - Boy, biggest of the litter 3 - Boy, smallest boy 4 - Boy 5 - Female, first born and biggest female 6 - Boy 7 - Boy Mum and Dad are both beautiful reds that have a little experience with sheep/cattle but are predominantly my companions. All puppies have stunning temperaments and are well on the way to being toilet trained (as we bring them inside overnight).

Monique Cooper

Purebred Australian Cattle Dog Pups for SALE

Purebred Australian Blue Cattle Dog puppies 7 in the litter. 4 girls 3 boys Puppies are 4 weeks old in the photos. Born on the 4th September and will be ready to go towards end of October. Both parents can be seen in the photos, the mother has a beautiful nature and great mother to her pups. The father has come from working parents and he will work all day. Is a very handsome boy also shown in photo. Both parents can be viewed upon seeing puppies. Both mum and dad are our pets and love working and helping out on our little farm. Puppies will be vet checked, wormed, vaccinated and microchipped before leaving. Puppies have no papers. BIN # 0010230296916 Phone:- 0409 347 758 and or 0439 787 473 Lisa and Mark

Mark Sorensen

Cattle Dog Pups

Cattle dog pups 5 boys 6 girls Reds and blues Mum is an excellent guard dog, a blue stumpy tail Dad is an excellent companion and family dog, a red long tailed Both parents are able to be viewed on property Pups are vet checked, microchipped, vaccinated and wormed and are ready now for their new home.


Cattle Dog Puppies

9 week old Cattle dog Pups 4 male 1 female Beautiful temperaments, friendly, healthy and don’t bark. They eat a range of food and are great with kids and cats. Male 1 - lighter blue coloured Male 2 - darker blue coloured Male 3 - red spot forehead/red Male 4 - red Female - full red All microchipped, vaccinated and vet checked, ready for their forever homes.

Kirralee Andrews

Pups for Sale

Australian Cattle Dog Pups for sale. 2 blue males and 2 red males. Born July 30. Pups are wormed, vaccinated, microchipped, DNA, are Pra A clear by parentage. Pups will have papers registered with Dogs Queensland.

Brian Rayner

11 week old cattle dog puppies

11 weeks old 3 red girls 1 red boy 1 blue boy All microchipped, 1st vaccination , vet checked, wormed and flea treated. Ready for their new homes now !


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About Australian Cattle Dog

The Australian Cattle Dog (ACD) or simply the Cattle Dog is a medium-sized herding dog. These dogs are very energetic, smart and with an independent streak. They also have a strong sense of adventure and quickly learn different activities.



10 to 13 years



Male: 15 - 16 kg Female: 16 - 20 kg



Male: 43 - 51 cm Female: 43 - 48 cm



Australian Cattle Dogs have double coats. The undercoat is quite dense while the short, outer coat is hard. The best thing about their coats is that they are all-weather.

Simply put; their coats can repel water and dirt. This makes the breed very low maintenance. You only need to brush their coats once a week in most circumstances.

However they shed a lot twice per year. During this time you might have to brush their coats more often.


As the name suggests, ACDs are natives to Australia. The first cattle dogs in Australia were imports of a breed called Smithfield. Unfortunately these dogs couldn’t withstand the hot temperatures or the rugged terrain. They also couldn’t tolerate the long distances they were subjected to.

As a result, herders and cattle owners started a long trial process of breeding. Their goal was to develop the perfect herding dog. Smithfields were crossbred with Dingoes. Dingoes were an untamed breed brought to Australia by its earliest human inhabitants.

Other dog breeds used in the crossbreeding were the Collie, Bull Terrier, as well as the Black and Tan Kelpie.

One of the people who contributed to ACD’s development was George Elliott of Queensland. He crossbred Dingoes and Collies and sold the puppies to herders. The outcome was a dog that nearly became the perfect Aussie herding dog.

But the true herding dog came about when Dalmatians were bred with a few of Elliot’s ACD’s. This outcross can be attributed to two brothers: Jack and Harry Bagust. The Dalmatian was chosen for its sense of protection, loyalty, and ease with horses.

These combined with the initial ACD’s working capability, produced the Australian Cattle Dog that we know today.

Key Characteristics Of Australian Cattle Dogs

Are Australian Cattle Dogs Family-Friendly?

They can make good family pets, but they do fare better in families where they’re raised with kids.

Common Health Issues & Considerations

Australian Cattle Dogs may suffer from:

Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)

Hip dysplasia


Osteochondritis dissecans

Nature / Temperament

They are deeply loyal to their owners and can be very protective. This makes them excellent watchdogs. Their protective nature should be managed with proper socialization to ensure they don’t become overly suspicious or aggressive towards strangers.

Suitable Environment

While they can adapt to various living situations, Australian Cattle Dogs often do best in rural or suburban settings where they have more space to expend their energy.

Other Considerations

● These dogs have many aliases. They are also known as Blue Heelers, Red Heelers or Queensland Heeler.

● They got the name “heeler” from their act of herding cattle by nipping at their heels.

● Australian Heelers are made for the outdoors. Due to their association with Dingoes, they can run for long distances.

● Their coats can either be mottled or speckled. For the mottled, they will have dark spots on a light background while speckled are the inverse.

● They have strong herding instincts. These dogs should be kept busy because they can be destructive if left idle.

How can I take good care of my Australian Cattle Dog?


Owners of Blue Heelers need to feed their dogs at least two times a day. Since these are very active dogs, their diet should meet their nutritional requirements.

Choose a nutrient-rich brand of dog food that is tailored for medium-sized dogs. The dog food should not contain any fillers like corn meal or soy. You can make your dog work for their food. This way, you’ll be keeping them busy while also providing stimulation.

Also, you should give your dog clean, fresh water at all times.


The Australian Cattle Dog, with its weather-resistant double coat, requires a moderate level of grooming to maintain its health and appearance.


Owners should engage their dogs in interactive games. This way, ACDs use their energy in meaningful ways. Examples of games you can play with your Heeler include hide and seek, catch and tug of war.

Or, you can take them for long walks. While other breeds are content with short walks, AuCaDos prefer long walks once or twice per day.


To train Australian Cattle Dogs, you need to be fair, consistent and use positive rewards. These dogs are highly intelligent and sometimes stubborn. In these situations, proper corrections are necessary to avoid future problems.

Most Asked Australian Cattle Dog Questions

Australian Cattle Dogs are known for their intelligence, loyalty, and high energy levels. They are hardworking, protective, and sometimes reserved with strangers. Early socialization is key to developing a well-rounded temperament.

They can be good with children and other pets if raised with them, but supervision is recommended due to their herding instincts. They might try to herd children or smaller pets by nipping.

They are highly trainable due to their intelligence and eagerness to please. Consistency and positive reinforcement are key in their training.

When buying an Australian Cattle Dog for sale, it’s best to choose from responsible breeders who prioritise their dogs’ health and temperament. There may be increased costs associated with the necessary health testing, but it is well worth it in the long run to ensure the happiness and longevity if your new puppy. An Australian Cattle Dog puppy for sale from one of these breeders may cost between $800 and $5000.







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