How Long Does a Red Heeler Live?

A red heeler lives from 12-15 years on average.

To help your red heeler live a long and healthy life:

  • Provide plenty of exercise and understand that it may need less as it gets older.
  • Keep it mentally stimulated, focusing more on problem-solving tasks as its physical energy decreases.
  • Have regular veterinary checks to spot common age-related health problems such as eye issues, hip dysplasia, and deafness.
  • Don’t reward your red heeler with high-calorie treats which could lead to obesity. Instead, show your appreciation by giving it praise and attention.