Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Australian Cattle Dog Synonym(s): Blue heeler, Queensland heeler Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information Originated in Australia for use as a cattle herding dog. Results from 6 decades of cross breeding, including the Dingo, Red Bobtail and Scotland's Blue-merle Collie. Versatile and fearless but naturally wary, it is not good with children or other dogs and must be well socialized at an early age. Not suitable to the urban environment; makes a good watch dog and prefers a hotter climate. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs) genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: https://dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Holmes J & Holmes M The Complete Australian Cattle Dog. Ringpress. Buetow K The Australian Cattle Dog. Howell. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. Australian Cattle Dog Society of Great Britain - www.acdsocietyofgb.com. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs - www.akc.org/clubs/search. Australian Cattle Dog Club of America - www.acdca.org.