Blue Heeler breed

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  1. Bringer

    Bringer New Member

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    Anybody here have any experience with this breed of dog? My main wonder is if it us possible for this breed to have black and brown coloring similiar to a Rottweiler?
     


  2. MadMo44Mag

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    Most I have ever seen where Meryl - silver, gray/blue and black and some white on the face and chest. I have seen a few with brown splotches here and there. Never seen one that was all brown shades in color if thats what you mean?
     
  3. Bringer

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    Yeah, somebody I was thinking of buying one off of has a few that look like your usual heeler but a few pups coats look alot like the coloring of the weinie dogs. Kind of had me wondering if the pups are mixed or not.
     
  4. Wolfwood

    Wolfwood Self Appointed Board Chauvinist TGT Supporter

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    did they use some kindof lubricant?
     
  5. MadMo44Mag

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    When I got my Australian Shepard (10 weeks) she was more brown than Meryl in color. As she got older she turned all Meryl blue with a few scattered black spots and just a beautiful dog. She does have one small brown spot about the size of a silver dallor on her flank.
     
  6. drj3828

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    I had one that was solid white, also had a Red Heeler. I have seen some all grey with a hint of black in them but not like you are describing.
     
  7. dee

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    Only kind of cow dog I've seen with similar markings to a Rotty is a Australian Kelpie. They are very good dogs my parents had one while I was growing up we got him after my dads Blue Heeler bit me, to little to remember but my dad said I was upset when we gave him to some friends that didn't have kids.
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  8. Tass

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    Sounds like you have something else in the mix. Cattle dogs are either blue or red merle...i've seen some reds that appeared almost solid red, but were merles. (pups are solid white at birth-way back when the Aussies introduced dalmations into the mix and the trait stuck)

    Good dogs for a dog savvy person. They can be very pushy to get their way and smart enough to find ways to tick you off. If around small children, they may try to herd them for fun (as with most herding dogs). Generally very smart, they do well to have a job.

    I've seen some very nice working Kelpies....in the black w/ brown points coloring. These dogs were creepy good in sheepdog trials. They really looked like they were just a generation removed from being feral.

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  9. dee

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    Our Kelpie didn't try to herd much but hated cats one crunch then he'd leave them were he dropped them. He had some real creepy eye's exspecially when hit with some light in the dark.
     
  10. Tass

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    Dee....sounds like your kelpie was 'the exterminator'! The one I know from herding trials name is 'Talon'. I can't tell you how appropriate that name is for that dog! I'm always reminded of a wild cat stalking a zebra in the old Mutual of Omaha episodes when she's working sheep.
     

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