Blue Heelers are extremely clever and active dogs. When selecting a Blue Heeler is it important to keep this in mind as they enjoy lots of exercise. This breed of dog is known as a herder, a dog that is bred to work with livestock. Because of their keen ability to act on command and obey their masters, Blue Heelers and other working dogs are considered to be highly obedient animals. Their innate urge to herd can enter into life in the household with other family members and pets. They often bump and nudge in an effort to corral.
When selecting a Blue Heeler, there are a few important aspects to look for. The most important is to remember that Blue Heelers should not be taken away from their mothers before they are eight weeks old. This could lead to a detrimental demeanor in the dog. Blue Heelers are not meant to be bought at an inexpensive price either. Low priced Heelers generally mean that the breeder did not take proper care of the dogs when breeding them. When selecting a Blue Heeler you should always take the price into consideration, otherwise the health of your dog may be at stake.
When selecting your Blue Heeler, be sure to survey its size and build. Many puppies are born with very little coloring and grow into it as they age, but the dogs should have a symmetrical muscular build. This build is common and necessary to their breed in order to retain the balance and strength necessary to herd other animals.
As you find a breeder who you wish to buy from, be sure to ask many questions and get to know them as well as their process for breeding. By checking on the conditions of the Blue Heelers and the breeder's system, you can determine whether you have selected a good Blue Heeler match for your home.
As always, when bringing a dog into your home, be sure that you are willing to spend the next 12-15 years of your life with them. Dogs are an important responsibility and need love and care. Do your research - weigh the pros and cons of selecting a Blue Heeler.