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bob's dog. [Jul. 27th, 2007|02:51 pm]
The American Caliban
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[User Picture]From: handstil
2007-07-27 10:38 pm (UTC)
That looks just like the dog who used to "herd" the neighborhood children during block parties! I love them.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-07-27 10:50 pm (UTC)
Makes sense! It's a cattle dog.
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[User Picture]From: klikitak
2007-07-27 10:44 pm (UTC)
Julian would be in love. Its a Cattle Dog or a Heeler?
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-07-27 10:50 pm (UTC)
I believe he said Australian Cattle Dog.
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[User Picture]From: joyfulagitator
2007-07-27 11:52 pm (UTC)


He is a Queensland Heeler, according to Bob.
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[User Picture]From: gths
2007-07-28 08:13 am (UTC)

Re: Stain

Yeah, definitely a Blue Heeler/Australian Cattle Dog - the terms are pretty interchangeable, though you get Red Heelers too which are the same, only red. They're pretty cool dogs (our family had a Border Collie/Kelpie/Heeler cross when I was a teenager, it was a bit of a wuss really) although they are included nip heels and such, since that's what they do to get cattle mobs moving.

Kelpies and Border Collies are better at herding stuff but Heelers are reasonably capable at it too.
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[User Picture]From: torgo_x
2007-07-27 11:05 pm (UTC)


3½ years ago at a now-gone bookstore and gift shop, here in Ketchikan:



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[User Picture]From: daisyhunter
2007-07-27 11:27 pm (UTC)
I love the herding/working dogs <3
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[User Picture]From: yes_justice
2007-07-28 02:18 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: eyeteeth
2007-07-28 07:37 am (UTC)
sup im stain
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[User Picture]From: la_lisa
2007-07-28 09:07 am (UTC)

Queensland blue heelers

I have one myself. She was my husband's. But he left her behind and now he has a baby instead.

Personally, I was pleased and relieved have easier-to-housebreak quadruped.
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[User Picture]From: la_lisa
2007-07-28 09:12 am (UTC)

Re: Queensland blue heelers

Heeler/cattle dogs were engineered to work in Australia. The are a mix of merl collie (for their herding skills), dingo (to handle the climate), bull terrier (hard head), and their spots come from dalmatians who once upon a time were very good dogs around livestock--fearless. But that was before skunk haired heiresses wanted to breed black and white spotted dogs for fur coats.
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