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Pit Heeler

American Pit Bull Terrier / Australian Cattle Dog Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

Front side view - A black with tan and white Pit Heeler dog is walking across a dirt surface. Its mouth is open and tongue is out and tail is level with its body. There is a person standing behind it.

Blaze the Pit Heeler at 1 1/2 years old

Other Names

Bull Heeler

Blue Pit Cattle Terrier

Blue Terrier

Bull Pit Heeler

Red Pit Cattle Terrier

Red Terrier

Queensland Pit

Description

The Pit Heeler is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the American Pit Bull Terrier and the Blue Heeler. 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 breed multi-generation crosses.

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

Recognition

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

View from the top looking down at the dog - A tan with white Pit Heeler is stretching its front legs forward on a concrete patio.

Allie the Pit Heeler at 2 years old—"She is an excellent friend!"

Close up view from the front - A rose-eared, black with white Pit Heeler dog is laying on a red with black and white plaid blanket looking forward with a person behind it.

Vega the Queensland Heeler / Pit Bull mix (Pit Heeler) as a puppy at 5 months old—"Vega is very, very loving and likes to cuddle. She is a fast learner and is extremely intelligent. She has lots of energy and is playful but will settle down with you. She loves to play catch and has some herding tendency. She is very friendly to other people if we are around her. She likes to lick and play. She is also protective at home with noises and strangers. She is one of the most loving breeds I have had. Vega is a great dog for my family."

A tan, white with back puppy with small ears that fold over to the front, dark eyes and a black nose sitting ona colorful rainbow hammock looking forward. The dogs toenails are black.

Rosie the Pit Heeler as a puppy at 4 months old—"She is very active. We have noticed that she has some Red Heeler instincts like chasing and biting at the heels. She is also cuddly and loyal to us as her owners."

A tan with white and black dog with wide brown eyes and a black nose laying down on top of a brown blanket outside on a wooden deck. The dog has small v-shaped fold over ears and is wearing a pink collar.

Rosie the Pit Heeler as a puppy at 4 months old

Front view of a happy looking tan with white and black puppy with small fold over v-shaped ears, wide brown eyes and a black nose sitting in brown grass wearing a pink bow. The pup has black lips.

Rosie the Pit Heeler as a puppy at 8 weeks old

A person inside of a store holding a small tan with white and black puppy that is wearing a pink bow on her collar. The dog is looking to the left and she has brown eyes and small ears that fold over to the front.

Rosie the Pit Heeler as a puppy at 8 weeks old

Front view - A black with tan and white Pit Heeler is wearing a black leather collar standing on a dirt surface looking to the right. Its mouth is open and tongue is out. It has a brown brindle pattern on its legs and face and a white chest and toes. The rest of its body is black.

Blaze the Pit Heeler at 1 1/2 years old

A black with tan and white Pit Heeler dog is sniffing the grass along a chainlink fence.

Blaze the Pit Heeler at 1 1/2 years old

Front view - A black with tan and white Pit Heeler dog is standing in dirt and it is looking behind itself. Its mouth is open and tongue is out.

Blaze the Pit Heeler at 1 1/2 years old

Side view - A black with tan and white Pit Heeler is sniffing down at the grass that is under it. It has brown brindle on it legs and face.

Blaze the Pit Heeler at 1 1/2 years old

The back right side of a panting, black with tan and white Pit Heeler dog walking in dirt.

Blaze the Pit Heeler at 1 1/2 years old

Right Profile - A black with white Pit Heeler is walking across a line of people sitting on a wooden bench. One person on the bench is petting the side of the dog.

Blaze the Pit Heeler at 1 1/2 years old

The backside of a black with white Pit Heeler that is walking up a dirt surface. The dog's tail is up.

Blaze the Pit Heeler at 1 1/2 years old