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Pit Heeler Breed Information

Pit Heeler

Recognized By: DBR , IDCR
AKA: 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.

* The most accurate way to determine characteristics of a mixed breed is by researching the parent breeds.
** Not all dogs being represented by this name consist of the exact percentages listed above.
*** It is important to do research on your dog's history before choosing a dog. We are dedicated to providing the most accurate information possible about each breed.

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