Do Australian Cattle Dogs make good house pets? The Australian Cattle Dog is good family dog, but he does best with children if he’s raised with them and accepts them early on as members of his household. In such cases, he’s very playful and protective. The breed’s tendency to be mouthy — even to nip and bite — can be a problem with kids, however.
What two breeds make an Australian Cattle Dog? Australian Cattle Dogs are the culmination of cross-breeding the Blue Merle and the Australian Dingo by British settlers in Australia in the late 1800s. These working dogs have plenty of energy and love to run. They’re devoted to their people and can be good for families—as long they have an outlet for all that energy.
What is the difference between an Australian Cattle Dog and a Blue Heeler? The Blue Heeler is one color of Australian Cattle Dog, while Australian Cattle Dogs come in a few other colors. The Blue Heeler is the same breed as the Australian Cattle Dog. The only thing that can help you tell them apart is their color; the Blue Heeler has a blue coat.
What is the average cost of an Australian Cattle Dog? The purchase price for Australian cattle dogs varies significantly, from about $250 all the way up to $3,000. Many factors can affect pricing, from the dog’s exact family tree to the breeder’s location. Adopting an Australian cattle dog is cheaper than buying one, but seek a breed-specific rescue for best results.