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Blue-Tzu Heeler

Australian Cattle Dog / Shih Tzu Hybrid Dogs

Information and Pictures

Close up head shot, Harry the Blue-Tzu Heeler licking his chops

"This is our Blue Heeler X Shih Tzu. His name is Harry. He was born after his Blue Heeler mother fell asleep on the path in the yard and his Shih Tzu father wasted no time. He has an identical sister. He is very intelligent, friendly and lazy. Until there's a knock at the door, then it's on!"

Other Names

Cattle Tzu


The Blue-Tzu Heeler is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Australian Cattle Dog and the Shih Tzu. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breedmulti-generation crosses.

Note: the Australian Cattle Dog is also called Australian Heeler, Hall's Heeler, Queensland Heeler, Blue Heeler, Red Heeler, Australian Cattledog and Australischer Treibhund.


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Harry the Blue-Tzu Heeler all wet standing in the bathtub

"Harry the Blue-Tzu Heeler does not enjoy bath time. Can you tell?"

Harry the Blue-Tzu Heeler up on a green couch looking down at a newspaper

Harry the Blue-Tzu Heeler on the couch reading the paper

A little puppy sitting on a bed looking at the camera

"This is Bandit as a 6-week-old puppy. His mother was a black Shih-Tzu and his father was a blue mottled Blue Heeler. He has the coat length of the Shih-Tzu with the coloring of the Blue Heeler."

A little puppy sitting on a bed looking at the camera with his mouth open and tongue out

Bandit the Blue-Tzu Heeler as a puppy at 6 weeks old