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Luanne Root - 2010-04-27
We have a cattle dog/blue heeler mix named Quincy. He's 6 mo. old and wonderful. He's actually rather lazy for his breed. He sleeps 10 hours at night and always has since we got him at 3 mo. He housebroke really fast and is learning his obedience school lessons well. We always had Labs before but are really happy with him. He's a rescue dog and loves us and everyone else. I would recommend his breed.

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annabell - 2010-04-24
I have an australian shepherd cross australian cattle dog crow collie smooth really good at run protective when any one come to the door, shy around people she doesn't know, she's active, she's really sweet, gentle, loves to play, likes to chase rodents and rabbits, ok with dogs.

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Becky Brendle - 2010-03-09
I have a Blue Heeler, and she will be 2 years old in April. Her name is Sassy, and I love her very much.She has been herding since she was 8 weeks old. She is very smart,, and always wants to please me but here recently she has become more aggresive with the smaller goats. She wants them to stay in a certain area, and will not allow them to be with the herd. Should I be alarmed about this behavior.

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  • Em - 2010-04-27
    Unless she's showing actual aggression toward the smaller goats in a predatory fashion, I wouldn't worry about it. These dogs are smart and it's not all that rare to see them take a preference for sorting things into groups, whether it's people, their toys, or other animals. The big ones are different than the smaller ones. Keep an eye on her, but I've had dogs do this. One dog had such a drive to sort things that she would even pull rocks out of a river and sort them into large piles based on color.
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Joshua.M.V - 2010-03-07
We have a German Shephered Dog, male. We are on a look out for a short haired female dog. If anyone has for sale, pls inform.

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alice hamit - 2010-02-09
I have a Blue Heeler mixed with a Corgie and she is the best cow dog ever. She started when she was only 6 weeks old. She is my best friend and when we howl she howls too. It's so funny and my dad, who pretends to hate our pets, loves her. He says pet that dog like there's no tomorrow.

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Kristina - 2009-11-24
I had a shetland sheepdog and she was so wonderful! She could bring a smile to anyones face, that's what I love about her. Most of the stories I hear about shelties is that they are so playful but mine is actually really calm. Her favorite time of the year was winter because she got to play in the snow. :) Whenever I saw her, her face was covered in snow. The sad thing is that 2 days ago she died. I'm not sure what happened to her but she is no longer with us. I will never forget her, she meant everthing to me. I am hoping that soon I can either get another sheltie or an astralian shepherd

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Debbie Wallace - 2009-11-23
We have a Queensland Heeler, Mally. She is the best dog. She is now 10 years old and having hip problems, hearing problems, and vision problems. She has always been so active and loved to play ball, ALL DAY LONG. She has just worn out her hips. She has always been very loyal to our family and we have never had a problem with her. She is very smart and has learned very quick. She has loved to go bird hunting with my husband and retrieved his birds for him. We are sad as she is aging and getting to were she cannot get around. We will miss her, because she has been one of the best dogs that we have ever had. I would get another one in a heart beat. If you are questioning on whether to get one - they are great dogs. Just very active and need room to run.

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erica - 2009-08-25
I have a 2.5 month ACD little girl named Fly. She is the smartest dog I have ever known. In two weeks she has learned to be house broke, sit, lie down, high five, crawl, and sit up. She does have a lot of energy, but has learned faster then any dog I've ever met.

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Heather - 2009-05-08
We rescued a smooth coat, blue merle colored, ACD in Oct(08) when she was 7 weeks old. She is now about 8 months old, currently weighs about 25 lbs. and is named Jasmine. She is an awesome dog. She has very high-energy and is always trying to please us. She has bonded strongly with my husband but will listen to me when I make her. We live in town but have a large fenced in yard for her. She loves to play fetch and go walking/jogging with me. She does nip at and try to herd our other dog, who is a German Shepard Mix and he doesn't tend to care for that much. She gets bored easily and she keeps us going all of the time. I know I never would have bought this breed but we love our dogs and wouldn't trade them for anything now that we have them!

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Lexie - 2009-04-19
I have a Blue Heeler named Bob and he's amazing. We found him in Utah and he's been a great companion and very special to my father. Even my mom (who tries to act like she hates our pets) loves him.

And though I am a big lover of the kennel mutt, I have to admit that I'm becoming very attached to the Queensland Blue Heeler. I've not met another dog (save but one) with so much loyalty and personality.


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