Blue Tick/Blue Heeler

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Blue Tick/Blue Heeler

Post by Banno » Mon, 17 May 1999 04:00:00



Can someone direct me to info. on Blue Tick hounds and Blue Heelers,
personal experiences with such?  I am looking for a dog for my kids and
came across two of the above.  Would appreciate help.  Please remove the
"q" from my address to reply direct.
TNX!
 
 
 

Blue Tick/Blue Heeler

Post by Mary Heale » Mon, 17 May 1999 04:00:00


For Blue Heelers, see http://www.cattledog.com
Quote:

> Can someone direct me to info. on Blue Tick hounds and Blue Heelers,
> personal experiences with such?

 
 
 

Blue Tick/Blue Heeler

Post by Carol H. LeDo » Wed, 19 May 1999 04:00:00


The Blue Heeler is a herding dog and the Blue Tick Hound is, well, a
hound.  They are very different in their temperaments.  Herding dogs are
homebodies and are usually quick learners and easy to train.  They tend to
be "one-person" dogs.  Hounds like to roam and howl, and are usually
stubborn about training.

Blue Heeler is another name for Australian Cattle Dog.  These dogs are
very active and tend to herd by nipping at the heels.  They are not the
best pet for young children, as they may nip the children on ankles and
wrists, especially when the kids are running.
Reference:
    http://www.k9web.com/dog-faqs/breeds/acd.html

The Blue Tick Hound is a hunting dog, popular in SouthEast U.S. (e.g.,
Tennessee).  They can weigh up to 100 lbs and are used to help the hunter
by chasing large game up a tree.  They love to howl. This is a strong dog
that could easily knock over a young child by jumping up on it.
References:
    http://users.ntr.net/~csj/bluetick.html

If you are looking for a hound dog that is excellent with children, consider:
1. Basset Hound
2. Petite Basset Griffith Vendeen (PBGV)
3. Black and Tan Coonhound

-- Carol

Quote:

> Can someone direct me to info. on Blue Tick hounds and Blue Heelers,
> personal experiences with such?  I am looking for a dog for my kids and
> came across two of the above.  Would appreciate help.  Please remove the
> "q" from my address to reply direct.
> TNX!

 
 
 

Blue Tick/Blue Heeler

Post by Susan C. Mudge » Wed, 19 May 1999 04:00:00



: > Can someone direct me to info. on Blue Tick hounds and Blue Heelers,
: > personal experiences with such?  I am looking for a dog for my kids and
: > came across two of the above.  Would appreciate help.  Please remove the
: > "q" from my address to reply direct.
: > TNX!

: For informaiton on Blue Heelers (aka Australian Cattle Dogs) see:
: http://www.cattledog.com

And for information on Bluetick hounds, aka Bluetick Coonhounds, see:

http://www.coonhounds.com
http://www.netpet.com/dogs/coonhound.module.html

 
 
 

Blue Tick/Blue Heeler

Post by MaliMo » Wed, 19 May 1999 04:00:00


Bannon, I missed the original post, so I don't have you e-mail address,
otherwise I would send this through e-mail.

I would suggest that you not get a Blue Heeler.  That is just my personal
experience, though.  All of the Blue Heelers that I have known (which aren't
exactly just a few) have been great dogs.  However, they were not children's
dogs.  They tend to be, from what I have seen, very independent.  They didn't
like to be hugged and "mauled", they were content just to sit and have you pet
them.  Also, since they are bred to heel, anytime you would scuff your feet
along the floor, they would bite your heels.  This included the dog my dad had,
who he never used as a working dog.  

I may be mistaken, but isn't a Blue Tick a hound?  I know very little about the
hounds, although I had some cousins that claimed they had to keep their dogs
caged constantly or the dogs would "run themselves to death".  Sounded a bit
rediculous to me, but I suppose it is possible.

Mali

Quote:


>> Can someone direct me to info. on Blue Tick hounds and Blue Heelers,
>> personal experiences with such?  I am looking for a dog for my kids and
>> came across two of the above.  Would appreciate help.  Please remove the
>> "q" from my address to reply direct.
>> TNX!

 
 
 

Blue Tick/Blue Heeler

Post by MaliMo » Wed, 19 May 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>For informaiton on Blue Heelers (aka Australian Cattle Dogs) see:
>http://www.cattledog.com

>Best,
>kathy

ARGH!  I checked out the site, but could find nothing on how these dogs do with
children.

I can agree that they are very loyal and are like "shadows".  Also very
intelligent.  

Mali
"You have the right to remain silent.  Anything you say will be
misquoted, then used against you."

 
 
 

Blue Tick/Blue Heeler

Post by Jackie » Wed, 19 May 1999 04:00:00


I can't comment to the BT hound, but my personal experience with Heelers would
lead me to maybe consider another breed if you're looking for something
specifically for the kids.

As another person posted, they're not the best dogs for kids. They tend to be
a bit hyper, especially if you're planning on having them in the house, and
though they don't necessarily mind being petted by kids, it's usually that
they tolerate kids but don't gravitate towards them. My heeler tries to avoid
small children whenever possible. She's paranoid about getting stepped on,
bumped into.

My rottie, on the other hand, is very tolerant of my preschool son, and loves
to be cuddled, petted, hugged, by *anybody.*  But again, rotties aren't for
everyone.

This is just my personal observation, I don't claim to be an expert.

jackie c.


Quote:



>: > Can someone direct me to info. on Blue Tick hounds and Blue Heelers,
>: > personal experiences with such?  I am looking for a dog for my kids and
>: > came across two of the above.  Would appreciate help.  Please remove the
>: > "q" from my address to reply direct.
>: > TNX!

 
 
 

Blue Tick/Blue Heeler

Post by Katwala Australian Cattle Do » Wed, 19 May 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> Can someone direct me to info. on Blue Tick hounds and Blue Heelers,
> personal experiences with such?  I am looking for a dog for my kids and
> came across two of the above.  Would appreciate help.  Please remove the
> "q" from my address to reply direct.
> TNX!

For informaiton on Blue Heelers (aka Australian Cattle Dogs) see:
http://www.cattledog.com

Best,
kathy

 
 
 

Blue Tick/Blue Heeler

Post by MaliMo » Thu, 20 May 1999 04:00:00


Jackie,

I agree with you.  I was the one that posted that they weren't exactly
children's dogs.  My cousin and I were nipped many times by Rowdy, my dad's
Blue Heeler.  My dad warned us not to hug her and stuff, but did we listen?  Of
course not, we were kids.

My husband and I currently have the [infamous] Spot.  She is Lab/Queensland
Heeler and she doesn't get along well with kids, either.  She tolorates them
for a while, but when she is done, she's done.  The problem with this is that
when she walks away, kids seem to follow.  I don't have children, so I have
been able to remove her from all the instances so far.  

I would definitely look for another breed for children.  That is my opinion,
though.

Quote:
>I can't comment to the BT hound, but my personal experience with Heelers
>would
>lead me to maybe consider another breed if you're looking for something
>specifically for the kids.

>As another person posted, they're not the best dogs for kids. They tend to be

>a bit hyper, especially if you're planning on having them in the house, and
>though they don't necessarily mind being petted by kids, it's usually that
>they tolerate kids but don't gravitate towards them. My heeler tries to avoid

>small children whenever possible. She's paranoid about getting stepped on,
>bumped into.

>My rottie, on the other hand, is very tolerant of my preschool son, and loves

>to be cuddled, petted, hugged, by *anybody.*  But again, rotties aren't for
>everyone.

>This is just my personal observation, I don't claim to be an expert.

>jackie c.

Mali
"You have the right to remain silent.  Anything you say will be
misquoted, then used against you."
 
 
 

Blue Tick/Blue Heeler

Post by Skye14 » Fri, 21 May 1999 04:00:00


You're right about heelers not being great kids dogs, blue-tick hounds
howerever are a differnt story. They're typical hound. Stubborn, a little hard
to tran, not good off leash because of teir nose, but absolute loves with kids
and all other ppl. :)
 
 
 

Blue Tick/Blue Heeler

Post by Stingra » Fri, 21 May 1999 04:00:00


What's wrong with Heelers for kids?  Other then there a little bit
stronger then kids are. I had one when I was about 8 to 13 years old.
It was very friendly, protective of me, and gets along great with
friends as long as they went through the house and not through the gate.
Heelers, also known as Queensland Heelers, Australian Cattle Dog, or
Blue or Red Heeler can make a great family pet.  there a herding dog so
you should have a yard atleast to put them in.  

Quote:

> I can't comment to the BT hound, but my personal experience with Heelers would
> lead me to maybe consider another breed if you're looking for something
> specifically for the kids.

> As another person posted, they're not the best dogs for kids. They tend to be
> a bit hyper, especially if you're planning on having them in the house, and
> though they don't necessarily mind being petted by kids, it's usually that
> they tolerate kids but don't gravitate towards them. My heeler tries to avoid
> small children whenever possible. She's paranoid about getting stepped on,
> bumped into.

> My rottie, on the other hand, is very tolerant of my preschool son, and loves
> to be cuddled, petted, hugged, by *anybody.*  But again, rotties aren't for
> everyone.

> This is just my personal observation, I don't claim to be an expert.

> jackie c.





> >: > Can someone direct me to info. on Blue Tick hounds and Blue Heelers,
> >: > personal experiences with such?  I am looking for a dog for my kids and
> >: > came across two of the above.  Would appreciate help.  Please remove the
> >: > "q" from my address to reply direct.
> >: > TNX!

--
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Blue Tick/Blue Heeler

Post by MaliMo » Fri, 21 May 1999 04:00:00


Whoa, that was a double post.  I think I need to go to bed!  Was all kinds of
confused!

As to the ACDs for children, I still stand by what I said.  I would not get one
for a children's dog.  Most children want to hug, love and "maul" a dog to show
they love it.  I haven't really seen an ACD that will take the abuse that
children usually dole out.

As to the hound, I still don't know.  I read the post that said a little about
them.  I personally like to play with their ears <G>.  And they make the
funniest howl/bark things.  

Mali
"You have the right to remain silent.  Anything you say will be
misquoted, then used against you."

 
 
 

Blue Tick/Blue Heeler

Post by Gallery Gold Lt » Fri, 21 May 1999 04:00:00


A heeler brought up with the family is usually not a problem with your own
children. A lot of them don't like strangers though, including children.

JB

Quote:

>Jackie,

>I agree with you.  I was the one that posted that they weren't exactly
>children's dogs.  My cousin and I were nipped many times by Rowdy, my dad's
>Blue Heeler.  My dad warned us not to hug her and stuff, but did we listen?
Of
>course not, we were kids.

>My husband and I currently have the [infamous] Spot.  She is Lab/Queensland
>Heeler and she doesn't get along well with kids, either.  She tolorates
them
>for a while, but when she is done, she's done.  The problem with this is
that
>when she walks away, kids seem to follow.  I don't have children, so I have
>been able to remove her from all the instances so far.

>I would definitely look for another breed for children.  That is my
opinion,
>though.

>>I can't comment to the BT hound, but my personal experience with Heelers
>>would
>>lead me to maybe consider another breed if you're looking for something
>>specifically for the kids.

>>As another person posted, they're not the best dogs for kids. They tend to
be

>>a bit hyper, especially if you're planning on having them in the house,
and
>>though they don't necessarily mind being petted by kids, it's usually that
>>they tolerate kids but don't gravitate towards them. My heeler tries to
avoid

>>small children whenever possible. She's paranoid about getting stepped on,
>>bumped into.

>>My rottie, on the other hand, is very tolerant of my preschool son, and
loves

>>to be cuddled, petted, hugged, by *anybody.*  But again, rotties aren't
for
>>everyone.

>>This is just my personal observation, I don't claim to be an expert.

>>jackie c.

>Mali
>"You have the right to remain silent.  Anything you say will be
>misquoted, then used against you."

 
 
 

Blue Tick/Blue Heeler

Post by Gallery Gold Lt » Fri, 21 May 1999 04:00:00


I am currently on my third heeler (age 10, owned as a puppy) and am so
inpressed with this breed that I will not consider any other.

As with any larger dog training is the key. Our heeler  knows it is
unacceptable to bite children, even in retaliation. Anyone trying to enter
the house or back yard without permission is in trouble though!!!

JB

Quote:

>What's wrong with Heelers for kids?  Other then there a little bit
>stronger then kids are. I had one when I was about 8 to 13 years old.
>It was very friendly, protective of me, and gets along great with
>friends as long as they went through the house and not through the gate.
>Heelers, also known as Queensland Heelers, Australian Cattle Dog, or
>Blue or Red Heeler can make a great family pet.  there a herding dog so
>you should have a yard atleast to put them in.


>> I can't comment to the BT hound, but my personal experience with Heelers
would
>> lead me to maybe consider another breed if you're looking for something
>> specifically for the kids.

>> As another person posted, they're not the best dogs for kids. They tend
to be
>> a bit hyper, especially if you're planning on having them in the house,
and
>> though they don't necessarily mind being petted by kids, it's usually
that
>> they tolerate kids but don't gravitate towards them. My heeler tries to
avoid
>> small children whenever possible. She's paranoid about getting stepped
on,
>> bumped into.

>> My rottie, on the other hand, is very tolerant of my preschool son, and
loves
>> to be cuddled, petted, hugged, by *anybody.*  But again, rotties aren't
for
>> everyone.

>> This is just my personal observation, I don't claim to be an expert.

>> jackie c.




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Quote:



>> >: > Can someone direct me to info. on Blue Tick hounds and Blue Heelers,
>> >: > personal experiences with such?  I am looking for a dog for my kids
and
>> >: > came across two of the above.  Would appreciate help.  Please remove
the
>> >: > "q" from my address to reply direct.
>> >: > TNX!

>--
>Stingray,

>AOL Instant Messenger?: AZSting12
>If you ever need a Computer Repaired e-mail me!

 
 
 

Blue Tick/Blue Heeler

Post by MaliMo » Fri, 21 May 1999 04:00:00


LOL JB.......people better not be in my yard either <smile>.

I wanted to say, just because I don't look at the ACD as a children's dog, I
don't mean that they aren't great dogs!  I just don't think that I would get
one, since I know that they don't usually like the "loving" of children.  Also
they are very one-person dogs from what I've seen.  This is not a bad thing,
but would probably be very frustrating in a family situation.

I love ACDs.  In fact, I was discussing one online with a friend last night.
He thinks his sister's ACD is stupid because she will chase a dot from a lazer
pointer, or the water out of a hose.  I told him that was just dog stuff.  But
he had some funny stories.

I have some great stories about my dad's ACD, Rowdy, but this is not the time
nor place <smile>.  I still would not get an ACD as a children's dog.  I'm not
going to start an argument and I'm glad that you are very nice in expressing
your opinion!  (it's so nice to have a discussion without screaming and
yelling!)  

Mali

Quote:
>I am currently on my third heeler (age 10, owned as a puppy) and am so
>inpressed with this breed that I will not consider any other.

>As with any larger dog training is the key. Our heeler  knows it is
>unacceptable to bite children, even in retaliation. Anyone trying to enter
>the house or back yard without permission is in trouble though!!!

>JB