||Bull Heelers, Blue Terrier, Blue Cattle Terrier
Living with a Pit Heeler
Family Dog: If raised right and trained from an early age the Pit Heeler can make an excellent family dog but they are not recommended for children under 4 years old.
Grooming: The coat of the Pit Heeler should only need a brushing once a week.
Training: The Pit Heeler should begin training at a very young age.
Weather: The Pit Heeler can withstand slight cold but not extreme heat.
Exercise: The Pit Heeler is a very energetic dog who needs lots of daily exercise.
Pit Heeler Appearance
Size: A fully grown Pit Heeler will stand between 17 to 24 inches tall and weigh between 30 and 60 pounds.
Companionship: The Pit Heeler makes a great companion dog due to the Australian Cattle Dog influence.
Nose: The nose of the Pit Heeler can be black or red in color.
Color: The coat of the Pit Heeler can be blue, red, brindle, white, black, tan, sable, tri colored or chocolate.
Coat: The Pit Heeler has a short coat with a possibility of a double coat.
Pit Heeler Facts
Life Expectancy: The average life expectancy of the Pit Heeler is 12 to 14 years.
Pit Heeler Health
Health: The Pit Heeler can suffer from hip dysplasia, progressional retinal atrophy, patella problems, thyroid dysfunction, and congential heart problems.
Eye Health: The Pit Heeler may be prone to Progressional Retinal Atrophy, inherited from the Australian Cattle Dog parent.
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** Not all dogs being represented by this name consist of the exact percentages listed above.
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