What Is an Australian Shepherd and Blue Heeler Mix?

An Australian shepherd and blue heeler mixed dog is called a Texas heeler, according to Dog Breed Info. They can grow somewhere between 17 and 22 inches tall, weigh 25 to 50 pounds and live between 12 to 15 years.

Texas heeler dogs have a medium to smooth coat and while their colors may vary, they all have white markings between their eyes. They are quick to learn and are great herding dogs. They are loyal, affectionate and intelligent animals. Texas heeler dogs are prone to hip dysplasia, epilepsy, cataracts and lumbar sacral syndrome. They should be exercised daily with a walk or a jog.