Texas Heeler Dog Breed

Thinking of getting a Texas Heeler Dog and want to know if a Texas Heeler is suitable for your household?

Use the Texas Heeler information on this website to learn more about adaptability, health issues, life span of Texas Heeler and more.

Texas Heeler Facts

  • Name: Texas Heeler
  • Other Names: Aussie Shepherd Heeler
  • Origin: United States
  • Breed Group: None
  • Breed Type: Cross Breed


Texas Heeler Dog Facts

Texas Heeler Information

The Texas Heeler is a crossbred herding dog found mainly in Texas. They are a cross between the Australian Cattle Dog, and the Australian Shepherd, but can be a cross between the ACD and the Border Collie. They are bred mainly for their ability to work cattle. Found mainly on ranches in the past, they are currently being enjoyed in dog sports such as agility, frisbee and Rally Obedience.

Texas Heelers are medium-sized dogs that generally weigh between 25 - 50 pounds (11–23 kg). Their coats can vary in texture from short and smooth to medium length and color including black, blue merle or blue ticked with white and / or tan trim. They usually have smooth or medium length coats (1 to 3 inches). Texas Heelers are generally prick eared, but their ears may also fold over. They usually stand between 17-22 inches (43–61 cm) tall. Most have bobtails, but they can have long tails.

What to do if you lose your Texas Heeler

If your Texas Heeler Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. List your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. List the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups Here.

3. Visit the nearby vet clinics to see if someone has handed in your lost pet.

4. Phone the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Shelters.

What to do if you find a lost Texas Heeler

If you find a Texas Heeler Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. List the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Report the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Call the Local Authority to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the pet to the local Animal Shelter near to your area.

5. Take the pet to the local Vet Clinic who normally scan the animal’s microchip and locate the registered pet owner.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must call your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.