What is a Blue Heeler life expectancy? The most common health problems are deafness and progressive blindness (both hereditary conditions) and accidental injury; otherwise, it is a robust breed with a lifespan of 12 to 16 years.
Are Blue Heelers high maintenance? Blue heelers are not high maintenance. Bathe them as necessary, trim their nails once a month, brush their teeth, and clean their ears on occasion to promote wellness.
What are the pros and cons of a Blue Heeler?
|Intelligent||Prone to nipping|
|Easy to train||Require a lot of exercise|
|Little grooming maintenance||Can be destructive when bored|
|Healthy and robust||—|
Do Blue Heelers get sick? Australian Cattle Dogs are susceptible to bacterial and viral infections — the same ones that all dogs can get — such as parvo, rabies, and distemper. Many of these infections are preventable through vaccination, which we will recommend based on the diseases we see in our area, her age, and other factors.