Are blue heelers good with strangers?

No, blue heelers are not good with strangers. Intensely loyal to their family, they’ll courageously protect their owner and property from any perceived threat – which means they’ll bite. This is why it’s essential to socialize blue heelers from puppyhood and help them get used to being around different people.

If you adopt an adult blue heeler, it’s essential that you train him to obey certain commands (such as ‘no’ or ‘stop’) every time, and without hesitation. If you find this difficult, local obedience classes or a professional dog trainer may be able to help.