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New family member

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:52 pm
by Ky hills
Saturday, my wife and I got a new pup, a 6 week old female Blue Heeler. She is my wife's first puppy.
I have a 10 yr. old Border Collie, he is like my shadow, and we are hoping that maybe someday, to have some puppies from the 2. Her tail has been docked, which I didn't know that was common for heelers, I thought that Stubby might be a good name for her. My wife named her Jip after a dog that her grandmother had.
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Re: New family member

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:58 pm
by TennesseeTuxedo
Jip is a good name. Nice pup.

Re: New family member

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:34 pm
by wbvs58
Are you sure the tail was docked? In Australia there is a strain of Blue Healers called "Smithfields" and most are born with stumpy tails. They are very tough dogs.

Ken

Re: New family member

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:37 pm
by wbvs58
Nice puppy by the way, I am sure she will shadow your wife, and protect her.

Ken

Re: New family member

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:08 pm
by Boot Jack Bulls
wbvs58 wrote:Are you sure the tail was docked? In Australia there is a strain of Blue Healers called "Smithfields" and most are born with stumpy tails. They are very tough dogs.

Ken


It was most likely docked. Few actual stumpy tailed cattle dogs are bred in the US compared to heelers, ACDs, ect.
We breed true ACDs, and dock most of the pups we sell. I prefer them docked, some do not.

KY, I love your pup! She looks like the breed standard says an ACD should. I'm sure she will be a loyal hand!

Re: New family member

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:16 pm
by TCRanch
She is so stinkin' cute, love the white blaze on her forehead! There's nothing like puppy breath and their freakishly sharp teeth - totally worth it :)

Re: New family member

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:20 pm
by Ky hills
Thanks y'all. The tails were docked, but they said that one of the pups was born with a stub tail.
TC Ranch, my wife was playing with her a while ago, and was on the business end of those little pup teeth, I think she was surprised at how sharp they were.

Re: New family member

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:16 am
by MRRherefords
Blue heelers are great dogs. I know someone that has an older blue heeler, and that dog is by his side everywhere including the cattle pens. He works really hard to protect his owner from any cows that do as much as look as him.

Re: New family member

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:27 pm
by Son of Butch
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What couldn't ya find a cute one?
I don't know how I feel about buying "family members."

Re: New family member

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:48 pm
by Ky hills
Son of Butch wrote:
Ky hills wrote:Image

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What couldn't ya find a cute one?
I don't know how I feel about buying "family members."


I've always heard that you can't choose your family, but in the case of 4 legged friends they can become a major part of family life. I have an older Border Collie that I have had since he was almost 6 weeks old. He is with me everyday and we have learned each other well, he really is like part of the family.

Re: New family member

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:42 am
by reeler
Congrats on Jip, adorable! I also have a heeler family member. Fantastic breed.

Re: New family member

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:09 pm
by FlyingLSimmentals
Cute Pup! I hope to get my try with a Heeler one day.

Re: New family member

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:03 am
by Canadianfarmer
Coming from some one that has a year old blue healer great choice of dogs ! ( as long as u have the time ) lol my first time letting the pup work the cows she had them rounded up and up to the barn in no time flat !