Can a Blue Heeler Be a Family Dog?

Is a blue heeler a good family dog?

Do Blue Heelers Make Good Family Pets? Australian Cattle Dogs make great pets if you can to give them the exercise and mental stimulation they require to stay healthy and happy. But they are best suited to homes without very small children.

Do Blue Heelers bite their owners?

Blue Heelers have one of the worst reputations among any breed for biting people. In particular, it is well known that a Blue Heeler will let anyone into a house, yet not let him or her out. They will attack the person’s heel, true to the name “heeler.”

Can Blue Heelers be cuddly?

The pack members (human family included) can also influence heeler cuddling. Even the most skittish Cattle Dog, has a chance to learn how to cuddle with their humans. As an example, our female Blue Heeler, Bindi, inherited the wild, cautious streak and would not cuddle.

Are Blue Heelers aggressive with kids?

They are generally very good and well behaved with kids and other pets in the house. Especially if raised alongside them from a young age. The breed tends to be wary of strangers and you may find your Blue Heeler even nipping at the heels of strangers.