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The Alaskan Malamute Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog - Blue Heeler Mix, is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Alaskan Malamute and the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog - Blue Heeler. Both of these dogs can be friendly but personalities differ, so you never know. The Malamute is a very big dog, but is actually known for being rather friendly. All dogs need proper socialization and that will be a big factor in how they interact with others. What does this mixed breed look and act like? Is it more like the Alaskan Malamute or the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog - Blue Heeler? Those are the questions we will try and answer below. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Alaskan Malamute Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog - Blue Heeler Mix.

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Alaskan Malamute Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog - Blue Heeler Mix History

All hybrid or designer dogs are tough to get a good read on as there isn’t much history to them. Breeding specific dogs like this has become common in the last twenty years or so even though I am sure that this mixed breed found it’s share of dogs to the shelter due to accidental breeding. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below. If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. If you have a few minutes, please sign our petition to stop puppy mills.

Alaskan Malamute History

The Alaskan Malamute has a storied history as a utilitarian dog, working, hunting, and living alongside humans as well as pulling heavy sleds over short distances. They are one of the oldest sled dogs, Her descendants came from Siberia to America via the Bering Strait, and were faithful companions of the indigenous tribe known as Mahlemuts. That is obviously where they got their name. Aside from being great pulling dogs, they were also great hunters and excelled at getting along with the people in the community. The dogs also had excellent hunting abilities, they were used to hunt large predators such as bears and were also used to find seals by alerting their owners to blowholes in the ice. Like a lot of human canine relationships they were very intertwined, when one excelled the other did as well. Surviving north of the Arctic Circle was much easier when they worked together. During the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896, the Alaskan Malamute and other sled dogs were invaluable to new land speculators and settlers looking for gold. They were obviously interbred with one another throughout this time. They are obviously bred do pull very heavy loads and not necessarily run fast, they also helped aid Rear Admiral Richard Byrd to the South Pole
They became recognized as a breed in 1935 but losses during World War 2 nearly eliminated them. After the war there were only about 30 of them left. In 2010 the Alaskan Malamute was named the official state dog of Alaska.

Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog - Blue Heeler History

As one might guess, the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog, also known as the blue heeler hails from Australia. It is believed to be the oldest domesticated breed native to the continent. This is a bit of speculation and has never been confirmed. Similar to the Australian Shepherd, researchers believe that British colonists crossbred their herding dogs with wild dingoes and collies. This would have happened in the mid 19th century. This was done to create a breed of dog more tolerant to the conditions of the continent. The extreme heat needed to be tolerable and the interbreeding created a dog that was more adaptive to it. As various breeds of the Australian Cattle Dog diverged, the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog almost became extinct. I don’t really know why, but blue-colored dogs proved to be the most popular among ranch owners and drovers, and they became known as Blue Heelers.
The breed was first known as the Australian Heeler, then later as the Australian Cattle Dog, which is the name now accepted as official throughout Australia and elsewhere. However, some people still call them Blue Heelers or Queensland Heelers.

Alaskan Malamute Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog - Blue Heeler Mix Size and Weight

Alaskan Malamute
Height: 22 - 26 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 70 - 100 lb.
Lifespan: 10 - 12 years

Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog - Blue Heeler
Height: 18 - 20 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 35 - 51 lb.
Lifespan: 13-15 years

Alaskan Malamute Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog - Blue Heeler Mix Personality

The Alaskan Malamute and the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog - Blue Heeler are known for being courageous and protective. They are also very loving dogs. This dog will require a very strong and firm owner who makes sure to assert that they are the alpha and not the dog. They are cautious, yet non-threatening with strangers, and are affectionate towards family and children. Note that Malamutes are bred to pull so this will be a very unique dog to try and walk and will take a great deal of training to get the walk down. Early socialization helps take care of any bad habits that could develop. She responds well to positive reinforcement, like all dogs. She should be rather affectionate and enjoy spending lots of time with you. Don’t plan on leaving her alone for long periods as he won’t do well alone. She wants to be with the “pack.”

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Alaskan Malamute Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog - Blue Heeler Mix Health

All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. We obviously recommend that you look for a reputable animal rescue in your area to find your new mixed breed. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition. Some common Malamute health concerns are hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, and bloat.

The Alaskan Malamute mixed with the Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog - Blue Heeler might be prone to joint dysplasia, eye problems, allergies, among others.

Note that these are just common problems in both breeds.

Alaskan Malamute Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog - Blue Heeler Mix Care


What are the grooming requirements?

Even if you know the breed, sometimes it is hard to tell if it will be a heavy shedder or a light shedder. Either way, Get ready to invest in a good vacuum if you want to keep your floors clean! Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin.

What are the exercise requirements?

Plan on taking them for extremely long walks and hikes to keep their energy level down. This mix will more than likely have a high energy level. This exercise will keep them from being destructive. A tired dog is a good dog. A tired dog is a good dog though. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him.

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What are the training requirements?

This is an intelligent dog that will be a little bit challenging to train. They are going to want to take the alpha position and need someone with a firm, strong, hand that can let them know their place. The best thing you can do is break the sessions into shorter daily sessions to keep their attention span higher. It might have a prey drive and be disposed to running for and chasing small prey, but if handled properly this can be managed. All dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. So make sure to praise her when she does well. She is an intelligent dog who loves to please, and loves a physical challenge. The more exercise she gets the easier she will be to train. Proper socialization is imperative to all dogs and puppies. Make sure to take her to the park and doggy day care to get her around as many people and dogs as possible.

Alaskan Malamute Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog - Blue Heeler Mix Feeding

"A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible. A good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.

Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.

I good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background."


Alaskan Malamute Links

Alaskan Malamute Assistance League

Moonsong Malamute Rescue

Taysia Blue Rescue

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FAQs

Are stumpy tail cattle dogs good pets? ›

Personality: The Stumpy is a very loyal and hard working breed. To owners the stumpy truly is man's best friend. A courageous dog suspicious of strangers, the Stumpy won't give up on hard work and won't back down from defending its owners. The obedient breed is intelligent and won't act unless commanded to do so.

What 2 breeds make a blue heeler? ›

Mixing native Dingoes with Collies and other herding dogs, Australian George Elliott developed the Blue Heeler in 1840. They are also called Australian Heelers, Queensland Heelers and Australian Cattle Dogs.

Are stumpy tail cattle dogs rare? ›

As a highly independent and intelligent Australian “silent heeler” dog breed, the Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog is rare in the U.S. In 1988, the Australian National Kennel Council opened up a 'development' register for this great breed, fearing that the purebred form of the 'Stumpy' could become extinct.

Is the Australian Cattle Dog and the stumpy tail cattle dog the same breed? ›

The Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog is not an Australian Cattle Dog with a docked tail. He is a naturally bob-tailed breed and stands square with plenty of leg length under the body.

Why do they dock blue heeler tails? ›

Why Dock a Dog's Tail? Tail docking has some interesting roots. Historically, it was thought to decrease the risk of rabies and strengthen a dog's back. The most common reason to dock in recent history is to decrease injury risk to working dogs—dogs who hunt, herd, or otherwise work in the field.

Are Australian Cattle Dogs high energy? ›

A very active, high-energy dog, the Australian Cattle Dog needs more than just a quick walk and playtime in the yard. ACDs really need a job in order to remain happy and healthy. On a working farm, this may not be an issue, especially if there are animals to herd.

Do Blue Heelers choose one person? ›

Blue Heelers are fiercely independent dogs, who are usually devoted to one person. This characteristic stems from the types of canines Australian George Elliott used to develop the breed in 1840, a mix of native dingos with Collies and other herding dogs.

Is a Blue Heeler a good house dog? ›

The Australian Cattle Dog: Family Dog and Intelligent Companion. Australian Cattle Dogs, also called Blue Heelers, are extremely alert, pleasant pups with keen intelligence and a fierce sense of loyalty. These faithful friends are not considered aggressive and can be an excellent fit for families with kids.

Can Blue Heelers be left alone? ›

Yes, blue heelers can be left alone. However, it's not recommended to leave them for long periods. They are not solitary dogs and are often extremely attached to their owners. They crave attention, so can suffer from separation anxiety, becoming bored, unhappy, and even destructive.

How much does an Australian stumpy tail cattle dog cost? ›

In the United States, they are highly rare and there are few dedicated breeders. If you're in the market for an Australian Stumpy Cattle Dog, you can expect to pay anywhere between $400-$700, depending on the breeder and availability.

How long do stumpy tail cattle dogs live? ›

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

Stumpy Tail Cattle Dogs can live up to 15 years of age.

Do Blue Heelers get their tails cut? ›

Some breeders started docking tails, most likely in an effort to give the litter a more uniform appearance. Even today you will see cattle dogs with docked tails. the practice persisted for decades, and almost no one remembered exactly how or where it had begun.

Why do cattle dogs have no tail? ›

In order to mute their dingo characteristics and make the dogs easier to handle, further crosses were made with Smooth Collies, producing speckled red and blue dogs that were often born tailless.

Are Australian Cattle Dogs tails docked? ›

The tail is customarily not docked, however, a docked tail should not be penalized.

Do Smithfield dogs shed? ›

Their fur is like mohair and they are light shedders, shedding puffs of hair about twice a year. Their coats are generally wavy and an adult Smithfield will grow hair that is between 3 to 6 inches in length all around.

Does tail docking hurt dogs? ›

“The most common reason for cropping and docking is to give a dog a certain look. That means it poses unnecessary risks,” Patterson-Kane says. Docked tails can also develop a neuroma, or nerve tumor. This can cause pain and make your dog snappy if their tail is touched.

Is tail docking painful to puppies? ›

Tail docking is painful

Advocates of tail docking claim that it does not cause pain or discomfort, as the nervous system of puppies is not fully developed. This is not the case; the basic nervous system of a dog is fully developed at birth. Evidence indicates that puppies have similar sensitivity to pain as adult dogs.

Is it cruel to dock a dog's tail? ›

Tail Docking and Ear Cropping

“Is it cruel to dock a dog's tail?” YES. Dogs “talk” with their tails. They use them for balance. Tail docking is typically done when puppies are just a few days old, without anesthetics to numb the pain.

What's the smartest dog? ›

Border collie

According to The Intelligence of Dogs, which ranks 131 dog breeds in terms of their relative intelligence, the border collie is the smartest dog breed known to man.

Do cattle dogs talk? ›

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Do Australian Cattle Dogs bark a lot? ›

Australian Cattle Dogs bark when they feel threatened by the sight or sound of approaching danger. But, they do not normally bark a lot except when playing chase or fetch.

Do cattle dogs bond with one person? ›

With fierce devotion to their owners, Australian Cattle Dogs often bond strongly to one person and will object to being separated from them.

Do cattle dogs pick a favorite person? ›

While their first love is any kind of activity, the Australian Cattle Dog is equally devoted to family, sometimes choosing one family member as her person and following that person everywhere, a trait that has earned ACDs the nickname "velcro dogs." ACDs cherish spending time with people and should not be left alone ...

Why does my Blue Heeler growl at me? ›

The most common reasons dogs growl are fear, possession aggression, territoriality, and pain. Some dogs also growl when playing. Play growling is often seen when two dogs are having a safe, healthy play session. In this case, the growling does not necessarily indicate aggression.

Why are Cattle Dogs so clingy? ›

Breeds like German Shepherds and Australian cattle dogs also become clingy because of their selective breeding to work closely with their owners. Sick or old dogs: When dogs become sick or old they become clingier. Sick dogs who are in pain or don't feel good feel comforted when close to their owners.

Are Blue Heelers protective of their owners? ›

Are blue heelers protective? Blue Heelers are very protective of their owners and other pets in the household. They are bred to protect and herd livestock, and those natural instincts make them great family pets and guard dogs. They are loyal and affectionate but also fierce and brave when necessary.

How do you stop a Blue Heeler from biting? ›

A great way to do this is to take out a treat when your puppy looks like he wants to nip or bite and begin teaching him to sit. Simply bring the treat down to just at his nose, and slowly move it toward the back of his head. He'll sit as he tries to follow the treat. Praise him liberally and give him the treat.

Why do Cattle Dogs follow me everywhere? ›

But there may be days when we wonder, “Why does my dog follow me everywhere?” The answer has to do with your dog's animal instinct, pack mentality, and a few other variables. Canine companions that follow their humans everywhere are often referred to as “velcro dogs” because of their desire to be attached to your side.

How often should you wash your cattle dog? ›

The Australian cattle dog generally doesn't need a bath more often than every four to six weeks; bathing more often washes away needed oils and can cause skin problems. However, if your dog likes to engage in activities that get his coat dirty, you may need to bathe him more frequently.

Can you leave a cattle dog home alone? ›

It doesn't take long for Cattle Dogs to become antsy when left home alone, and they will turn to destructive behaviors to pass the time. This may include nuisance barking and destructive chewing. Crate training your ACD can minimize damage, but this breed should not be left alone for more than an hour or two.

What's the most expensive dog? ›

An Argentinian big-game hunter and guardian breed, the Dogo Argentino makes the most expensive dog list because of its hefty purchase price of $1,500 to $2,500. This large breed has an average life expectancy of at least 10 years and standard grooming cost of $35.

How long do Australian Cattle Dogs live? ›

Are cattle dogs hypoallergenic? ›

What is the difference between an Australian Cattle Dog and a Blue Heeler? ›

The Blue Heeler is one color of Australian Cattle Dog, while Australian Cattle Dogs come in a few other colors. The Blue Heeler is the same breed as the Australian Cattle Dog. The only thing that can help you tell them apart is their color; the Blue Heeler has a blue coat.

Are heelers born with tails? ›

Some Australian stumpy tail cattle dogs are born without tails, but blue heelers and Australian cattle dogs are both always born with tails. Some blue heelers have their tails docked. This is often done to prevent injuries to these working dogs.

Why do dogs have stumpy tails? ›

Many breeds like Boxers, Rottweilers, and Doberman Pinschers aren't actually born with natural bobtails, but have their tails docked shortly after their birth. This traditionally was done to prevent working breeds from getting injured in the brush, but it's now mostly done for appearance.

How do you cut a dog's tail? ›

How to scissor a dogs tail. - YouTube

When should you dock a puppy's tail? ›

In most cases, tail docking is performed when puppies are between 3 and 5 days old. Local anesthesia (with or without sedation) can be used to numb the area before surgery, but the procedure is sometimes performed without it.

How do you dock a puppy's tail? ›

Day 2: Tail Docking Made Easy - YouTube

How long do stumpy tail cattle dogs live? ›

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

Stumpy Tail Cattle Dogs can live up to 15 years of age.

How much does an Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog cost? ›

In the United States, they are highly rare and there are few dedicated breeders. If you're in the market for an Australian Stumpy Cattle Dog, you can expect to pay anywhere between $400-$700, depending on the breeder and availability.

What is the difference between a blue heeler and a Texas Heeler? ›

The largest difference between the Texas Heeler and Blue Heeler is that the Blue Heeler is purebred, while the Texas Heeler is a cross between the Australian Cattle Dog and Australian Shepherd. Other distinguishing traits include their size, appearance, temperament, trainability, barking level, and grooming frequency.

Do people dock blue heeler tails? ›

Some breeders started docking tails, most likely in an effort to give the litter a more uniform appearance. Even today you will see cattle dogs with docked tails. the practice persisted for decades, and almost no one remembered exactly how or where it had begun.

Are Australian Cattle Dogs hard to train? ›

Although Australian Cattle dogs are easy to train, they still have a tendency to be stand-offish, or suspicious of new situations and people. This could lead them to need extra understanding and encouragement at times. Sometimes when they are acting protective you may think that they are being aggressive.

Do Australian Cattle Dogs swim? ›

Most Australian Cattle Dogs love the water and are excellent swimmers. It is not a hyperactive breed, and once one has had its exercise, it is happy to lie at its owner's feet, or to rest in its bed or crate while keeping an ear and eye open for signs of pending activity.

Is an Australian Cattle Dog a good family dog? ›

Australian Cattle Dogs, also called Blue Heelers, are extremely alert, pleasant pups with keen intelligence and a fierce sense of loyalty. These faithful friends are not considered aggressive and can be an excellent fit for families with kids.

What's the most expensive dog? ›

An Argentinian big-game hunter and guardian breed, the Dogo Argentino makes the most expensive dog list because of its hefty purchase price of $1,500 to $2,500. This large breed has an average life expectancy of at least 10 years and standard grooming cost of $35.

Do Australian Cattle Dogs shed a lot? ›

The typical Australian Cattle Dog doesn't shed year-round, but instead he "blows" his coat once or twice a year (think of a snowstorm). In just a few weeks, the undercoat sheds in clumps. The Australian Cattle Dog's coloring is blue or red speckle.

How long do Australian Cattle Dogs live? ›

Do Blue Heelers make good pets? ›

The Blue Heeler, or Australian Cattle Dog, is a great family pet due to its size, temperament, and energy levels. Active families will find that this dog integrates well with their existing activities. Blue heelers are also intelligent, eager to please, and will do just about anything for their owners.

What breeds make a cowboy corgi? ›

A cowboy corgi is a mix between a Pembroke Welsh corgi and an Australian cattle dog. However, it can also be a coat coloration. In the latter instance, these pups are regular corgis, but they have a marbled merle pattern instead of the usual bicolor coat.

How do you calm down a Texas Heeler? ›

To keep them happy, make sure they get plenty of exercise and mental stimulation—preferably alongside their favorite human. While Texas heelers love their people deeply, they can be wary of strangers and tend to alert their family to someone unfamiliar with a bark.

Do dogs feel pain when their tails are docked? ›

A: Tailing docking is painful. The intensity or duration of the pain under ideal or typical circumstances is difficult to quantify.

Is it cruel to dock a dog's tail? ›

Removing the tail impairs a dog's ability to communicate properly, leaving them highly vulnerable to being misunderstood by other dogs and humans and placing them at a distinct social disadvantage. Therefore tails must not be removed for any reason other than for therapeutic purposes.

Is tail docking illegal? ›

Legally only a registered vet can carry out tail docking. Puppies will be issued with a signed certificate by the vet who carried out the procedure. Puppies must be docked before they are five days old. This is because bones are still soft and the nervous system is not yet fully developed.

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