Are blue heelers strong?

Yes, blue heelers are strong. They were bred to help control cattle by biting their legs, so needed to be strong and agile to do their work. They need a lot of regular exercise that challenges them and burns up their abundant energy.

As well as their physical strength, they are one of the smartest dogs, so need mental stimulation as well.

Agility courses, herding trials, trail running and climbing, even swimming are all great alternatives to endless play with Frisbees and balls. If you’re looking for a dog to be your companion on your long-distance runs in the wilderness, a blue heeler will never let you down.