The best Blue Heeler names reflect their spirit, as well as the gorgeous good looks of the Australian Cattle Dog. Finding the right name isn’t always easy but we have a great system, for finding and choosing awesome Blue Heeler girl and boy names, that we are going to share with you!
You have picked one of the most amazing dog breeds! Now you need an amazing name to suit your new friend perfectly. There are three important steps to getting the right cattle dog names.
- Collecting ideas
- Shortlisting the best
- Making the final choice
I’ll show you how to work through each step in turn and we’ll give you over two hundred great male and female blue heeler names to get you started! Brainstorming is a great way to gather those initial ideas. So instead of writing long lists that just make your brain melt, try jotting names down randomly on a large sheet of paper. This helps the right names to leap off the page instead of getting lost. It’s how our brains work best!
The Best Blue Heeler Names
The Blue Heeler is no lap dog. This lively pup is going to keep you and your family on your toes, and she’ll need a name to match. Because these clever dogs do best when there’s fun to be had, they benefit hugely from training. So you’ll want to pick something that is distinctive and fairly short. Girl Blue Heeler names should be easy to call out, and to train her to come back to. Given that your dog is probably going to learn several commands in her life, it’s best to make sure that her new name doesn’t sound too much like any of them. You don’t want to make things confusing later on!
Get your pen and paper ready, it’s time to start collecting those ideas. You can use lists of names for inspiration – you’ll find plenty of those below. But you can also create collections of names around a theme. It could be a theme to do with your dog’s heritage, cow dog names, for example. Or a physical attribute such as your dog’s coat color, or whether they are male or female. There are some links right here, if you want to skip straight to our own inspirational collections.
Unique Blue Heeler Names
If you are looking for a name is truly original, it’s a great idea to come up with your own themes and build collections of names around those. Here’s how it goes. In the center of your sheet of paper, write the name of something that interests you. It could be historic buildings, butterflies, or a sport or activity that you are crazy about, motor cycle racing perhaps, or horses. Now jot down words on the paper that you associate with that interest. Here’s an example using the theme ‘Wilderness’.
Spread the words out, don’t evaluate them or try to choose one. Just let the words flow onto the paper for a while. You can discard the silly ones and the rubbish later, but if you try too hard to get perfect names at the start, you’ll just dry up. Make several collections on different sheets of paper. We’ve made some collections here too. Here are some names for Blue Heeler boys and girls to get the show on the road!
Australian Blue Heeler Names
Another name for the Blue Heeler is of course the Australian Cattle dog. And so a theme idea that suits the Blue Heeler very well, is Australian town or city names. Place names can be very evocative and beautiful, they make great Australian dog names. Choose one of these and you could have a very unusual Blue Heeler name
- Wagga Wagga
Blue Heeler Girl Names
Heeler dog names female puppies would love can be inspired by the kind you find in baby naming books. Although there are some gorgeous long, flowing names that are popular for girls, these can be a little inappropriate to use on a working breed as we’ve just seen. The Australian Cattle Dog names female pups do well with are usually short, sweet and easy to pronounce. Here are some great ideas for female Blue Heeler names:
But of course, your new pup might not be a little lady! So let’s now move from Blue Heeler dog names girl puppies will suit, to boy dog ones for Heelers!
Blue Heeler Boy Names
Heeler male dog names just like female ones can be more traditionally human in style. We have selected some great male Blue Heeler names that are short, sweet and should suit your clever pup well.
More Name Collections
Of course we don’t need to separate them into male and female categories. You can name your pup based on their traits, appearance or even the things that you like the most.
Cute Blue Heeler Names
When it comes to puppy names, you can’t really go wrong with ‘cute’. After all, what puppy isn’t adorable? These insanely sweet Australian Cattle Dog names will have you grinning from ear to ear whenever you hear them. If you love a bit of a charm, then see if any of these cute Blue Heeler names inspire you:
These cute ideas don’t need to just be Blue Heeler female dog names, they can suit the boys just as well.
Blue Dog Names
It’s not that often that you get to see a blue puppy, is it? What better way of celebrating your unique new dog than with Blue Heeler puppy names which are quite literally the same color. All of these Blue Heeler names are inspired by things associated with the color, or beautiful shades and tones.
But their blue coloring isn’t the only distinctive thing about the Australian Cattle dog that can be used to inspire Blue Heeler names.
Cattle Dog Names
Good names for Blue Heelers can of course come from their original role. As an Australian Cattle dog! We’ve included some herding dog names, old-fashioned working dog names and different breeds of cattle too! Although you might want to shorten a few of those down, to make them a bit more doggy!
Red Heeler Names
Although Blue Heeler is the common nickname for the Australian Cattle dog, these brilliant pups also come in red! These names can be inspired by that distinctive and gorgeous color. Here are some Red Heeler names directly related to that cute coat.
How To Make A Shortlist
Making a shortlist of the names you like best is the second step in the process! And it’s important to involve all the family so that when it comes to making the final choice they feel invested and involved in the decision. You can either get family members to each choose three or four names from your collections. Or you can reverse the process and let everyone take it in turns at removing their least favorite name until there are just ten or twelve names left.
Picking Your Top Blue Heeler Name!
Choosing is hard! Especially if there are several of you involved in the decision. Pin your shortlist up on the refrigerator or kitchen noticeboard. Use post it notes or scraps of paper. You can do this over a period of days to give everyone a chance to think this over. Even if your puppy has already arrived you don’t need to rush. Puppies don’t need to be taught their name right away. They can just be called Pup for the first few days. It may be that one name will stand out from the crowd.
But sometimes there isn’t a clear winner, and eventually it’s time to make that final pick. If you haven’t agreed after a few days of looking at that shortlist, it’s time to play the picking game or lucky dip. Fold up your notes with the names on and put them all in a box or tin and get a friend or neighbor to pick one out. Don’t panic if you don’t love the final choice, it’s pretty easy to change your dog’s name in the future if you want to.
Jonathan Yuhas says
My girl is 6 and her name is Cornbread Face. JY Minnesota
My guy is named Gator. He is a Queensland Healer and is now 14-1/2 years young. He is my partner I everything I do. He has my husband and I compartmentalized, my husband plays ball inside and I do everything with him outside. He hikes, plays ball and swims in the summer, he loves traveling in our motorhome and car. He wants to go anywhere we go. He never barks when people come to door, but will not shut up when he gets excited about his fun activities. He sleeps with me untouched l my husband comes to bed, but expects belly rubs from him before he gets on his own bed. He is protective, loyal, loving and so smart that we speak to him and he understands everything. He is our all and we love him more than we can even state. Recent MRI has recently determined he has two bulging disc. Noting to cause him pain. We have been told not to play ball with him any longer. We still play in the house with him and I let him play outside once a week, but only throwing on ground and not his air balls he has always loved. He is adjusting to this better than we thought he would. So far his health is great and I pray he will be with us for another ten years.
Courtney Stults says
I named mine George Clinton.
Named mine Ashe Morgan. He looks like he rolled in a pile of ashes lol.
He’s sooo gorgeous. The eyes get me every time.
Yep he’s spoiled rotten.
i have 2 dogs that are blue healers. bandi is the girl rio is the boy. my cousin has a blue healer assie mix named titan and there was 2 other blue healer dogs named daisy and zoe. sadly daisy got hit by a car and zoe had a brain tumber so there both dead. sorry if i spelt wrong cause i am only 8.
I named my australian shepard cattle pup princess
I have Patton, he’s 14 and I’ve had him. For 14 years this June. He’s a Blue Heeler. I had a Heeler / corgi rescue name Zuki who we lost in December of 2019. She was a rescue and the sweetest thing
And in April I may be adopting a blue heeler puppy. Thinking of making him Max (from Mad Max) or Marty (McFly) or Frankie (Goes to Hollywood). Got some more names but Patton was such a perfect name for my original boy
I bought my first blue cattle dog 40 years ago I named her smoky she was the most amazing, loving and very very protective of me and my son, she was heart of our family she cemented my love for the breed. I am currently waiting the birth of my new puppy.
Excited would be an understatement..
Christie S says
I have a red heeler named Waylon (my daughter loves Waylon Jennings) We have 2 Texas Heelers, Rosie and Ruby and now we have 2 Texas heeler puppies. Rosie and the puppies are my sons and I am taking care of them and having a tough time naming them something meaningful.) We have 60 acres so these guys run and run and run and play all day!! Love our babies … Texas heelers are the best dogs ever!! (Blue Heeler and Australian Shepherd.)They love to “help” with anything and my Red Heeler gives me hugs all day long! What would we do without these amazing loves)
I named my puppy knoxen
I have a blue heeler, boarder collie and Aussie mix .Multi color. Black,white,brown and tan. She has what looks like a perfect white scarf around her neck. She is 18 months old . I have had many dogs over my life time but she is by far the smartest. I am a single parent to her …lol This girl loves me with every ounce of her being. She learns so fast and loves to please. She is very focused and intense when she has a job to do. She also has a very sensitive side. She knows what I am feeling before I do. I live in senior apartments and she is the biggest dog at 60lbs. The rest are all maybe 10 to 30 lbs . She tries to heard them all. Not sure how to get her to stop.(Any suggestions are welcome) She is my world and best friend . I Love her very much. Oh …her name was puppy for awhile as I got her at 9 weeks old and for some reason I really couldn’t come up with anything quickly . I ended up giving her a first name and a middle name.
Kota Lou is perfect!
sid murk says
I am only 13 but i plan my life out even though i know it wont happen. I want a blue heeler when i get my own house and i had thought off the name Anchor. I just wanted some opinions.
jeremiah locklear says
Madonna B. says
Anchor is perfect…you two are permanently anchored to each other in a forever loving home🐾🥰🐾
Richard D. Wyatt says
I’ve had two blues in my life, at different times. First there was Charlie Bear. Found him huddled up under a car at Walmart, on a cold and rainy Christmas eve in 1991. He was a stumpy, guessing around 5 to 8 wks old. He was so fat he reminded me of a bear cub. He was mottled blue with a black patch over his right eye and ear and is right front paw was white on the bottom and his eyes were cobalt blue. I am a brittle diabetic and, try as I might, could not keep him from getting on the bed with me. We shared the same pillow. At the time I was having difficulty adjusting to my nighttime insulin dosage and whenever my blood sugar would drop too low he would start barking to alert my wife that I was in trouble. Our vet said that he was alerting to the “fruity smell” of my breath and he was “protecting” me. In the mornings he would wake me by staring at me and gently touching my arm with his paw. The instant my feet hit the floor he started “heeling” me by gently nudging my ankles with his nose. We lived in a split-level townhouse, at the time and as soon as we reached the landing by the front door he would start doing loopty-loops, like a circus act, to let me know he needed to go out to potty. I recall that once I coached a teen soccer team and Charlie was the best goalie we had. The problem was that after practice we had to replace the balls. His jaws were so powerful and he could open his mouth so wide that he would pop the bladders in the balls. One day, on our morning outing, he saw a squirrel crossing the street and took off after it, breaking his leash. He managed to dodge the car coming from the right but wasn’t quite fast enough to get past the truck coming from the left. The truck never slowed down and he jumped up and ran to the nearest yard and collapsed. I knew as soon as I got to his side that he was “on the bridge” and I knew that my life would be forever changed. I knelt over him and said goodbye then carried him home, to his own yard, and buried him next to the bird-bath he loved to lay in when he got to hot. I still feel so very guilty over that. He took such good care of me all those nights. That was 1998 and I still miss you, Charlie! You were the best friend I ever had. I’m pushing 75 now and everybody else is gone. I’ll be glad when it’s my turn. Everything is so different now and getting worse. I hardly recognize it!
I just read your comment. That is so sad, I hope you’re doing okay.
What a beautiful and sad story. I really hope you’re doing okay.
My heart hurt for you when I read your final moments with Charlie.
I know this depth of loss now. It’s the worst thing to not have my Elvis next to me everyday and night. We were never separated during his nearly 14 years.
I miss him so much it hurts.
I wish you the best, Richard.
Jay A. says
Blessings Brother, Charlie is waiting for you at the bridge. You will see him again. At 73 years of age I’ve seen loss also and am ready to go when the Man upstairs says come on up!
Tanya Nutting says
consider a foster dog! they have so much to give you
Mairi Scott Douglas says
Maggie here from the boonies of south west Oklahoma. I’m an old lady. Last year I rescued a blue heeler from the local high kill shelter. The local dog catcher stopped by my house and sled if I wanted a bull dog for my husband who drives a truck. I went to the shelter to see the dog and I found out that it was a fighting pit bull. I have other dogs therefore I declined. I spotted a dog cowering in a corner of another cage. He was a blue heeler. I named him Blue. He was in shock (the dog catcher is an ignorant jackass) and terrified. It was love at first sight. I put him in the car and he became my loving shadow. He followed me everywhere and came when called. Actually there was no need to call him when we went to check the field and the pond behind the house. Unfortunately on the 10/27/2021 he left the yard trying to herd a little mix terrier that jumped the fence and started after the UPS man. UPS man gives treats. Another car came the other way. The rest you know. To say I am heart broken it’s an understatement. I am devastated. I built a little memorial were he was hit. I hope drivers will slow down, but I doubt that. I still have other rescues but none had his sparkling personality and affection. Like your dog, blue walk me out with his paw. Now he still is at the crematorium. When they give me back the ashes I already have a urn for him. It’s a cookie jar I found on eBay. It looks like a blue heeler and he loved cookies. Thanks for sharing your story and I hope you are doing ok. Cheers. Maggie
Randy Hendr icks says
So sorry ,I just got my first blue heeler and we love him much , we had to put are bull terrier down two months ago ,miss him he was a good boy , now we have a puppy haven’t name him yet just got him yesterday ,love him much ,pray
I am 82 and can relate to some of what you’ve said. Without our best friends we aren’t whole and complete. Unconditional forever love has four feet, the two front being paws. God made the special for us. After all God backwards is Dog! What an awesome blessing.
God made “them” special for us not “the”
Jennifer Anderson says
How beautiful and soul wrenching at the same time.
Best wishes. You are a good person. Charlie is waiting for you when you’re finished here on Earth.
I’ve had 2 female blue heelers. They were both rescues. Had Speckles for 9 years and Pepper for 12. About to get number 3 Absolute best dogs ever!!
Myra Duley says
My husband and I adopted a female Blue Heeler today. I admit that I didn’t know a whole lot about the breed except that they are very smart and loyal. I’ve been told we’ve made a mistake because they’re very active dogs. What I’m reading on here is encouraging. I suffer from depression and I’m also a diabetic. I need a dog that will be a companion but also sense my moods. She will have a yard to play in and a doggie door. We live in a quiet neighborhood with sidewalks where she can be exercised everyday. We’ve always had small lap dogs that barked a lot so she will be a change. She’s medium sized. Probably around 30 lbs. I’m hoping we made the right choice.
The key is exercise, mental stimulation/jobs and lots of love for this breed. Make sure you take her out every day for a good walk; and find some off leash dog parks where she can socialize with others and *run* off leash. How old is she? Younger dogs will need more exercise than older dogs of course.
Shower them with love; and be firm in training and setting the rules. Make sure she has jobs – like watching the house, inspecting the neighborhood on walks. Can even give her a small backpack and have her carry water bottles as “work” during walks.
Keep her mentally stimulated with toys, and games and play “hide and seek” with small treats around the house. Often, when I left the house – I would have my boy, sit and stay, I would hide about 5-6 small treats and one bone – and say “go find them.” and “I’ll be back” as a routine most times I left. That gave him a good challenge.
They absolutely sense moods and can be true “human whisperers”. Look into getting her trained as a diabetic response dog.
You will be absolutely amazed what your heeler will learn or figure out for themselves. There is no better dog on the planet. Get ready for years of fun.
How is your dog doing?
My husband and I had a red heeler named Emmitte. She was the best dog ever!! Always so we’ll behaved and by our side. We lost her a few years back. We just got a new baby red heeler less than a week ago! I’m tired!!! LoL Her name is Echo and she the most beautiful little creature. Best dogs on the planet!!
Skyler BRAdFORD says
my dogs name is bruiser hes been alive for 7 years and the vet said he will live for another 9 3/4 years if that he is normal and might accually live to 20 years and he is so active and inteligent he atacks my sister if she sits down and i tell him
“Foster” was the best blue heeler ever, and coincidentally is Australian for Beer. Love ya bud and still think of you often.
My Brother gave me a dog, when I move over there. He is a Blue heeler/Chihuahua mix. Seriously. I’m going to name him Milo💕
I also have a blueheeler chihuahua mix. She is a little girl.
We have a Chi-Heeler. He is a rescue and weighs between 25 – 30 lbs!
Can’t tell if he is standing up or laying down!
I am waiting for pick of the litter for our 3rd Blue Heeler in years.
Judy Wiebe says
We had a purebred blue heeler when we had a dairy farm, many years ago. “Pepper” was the “third” hand around the cattle. He would push cattle gently into the milking parlour when they held back from coming in. He saved my nephew when he got cornered by a bull by nipping at the bull’s heels, making the bull turn away. Pepper didn’t have to be told what to do … he knew what to do instinctively. Totally the most amazing dog ever. We have great memories of him.
Named my male and female Rex and Daphne wanted to name the female poppy and the male stitch but got vetoed lol
Shaun and Bacon says
I have had tons of dogs of all different breeds and Blue Heelers are the absolute best to have for a companion. Bacon is the name of my baby girl and she has been such a Savior. I was going through tough times and struggling with PTSD and needed a companion. I went to the local ASPCA and rescued her as at the time I also needed to be rescued! It was an instant bond at first sight with the both of us and we have been inseperable ever since, she goes everywhere I go and mostly without a leash, work included. I never had to house train or obedience train, she has always been the best companion I could have asked for. Definitely only getting blues from now on. She shows signs of early “service dog” training and only has one bad habit, she always has to be touched or being pet and stroked or she paws at you. I broke the habit and she went in the trash can and also knocked a pot of rice off the counter, had never shown interest in previously so I let her have her neediness and “bad habit” back in trade and she hasn’t been in the trash can or knocked food the counter since. She is truly my best friend and Bacon is the best name EVER! Because everyone loves bacon and if you don’t, well then, we don’t care to meet! Lol
Linda Beck says
I’ve had a blue named Road Dog, we called him Roadie, and a red heeler, named Chico, who was the most challenging and the most rewarding dog ever. I’m looking at getting a girl, and naming her either Cowgirl, or Jillaroo.
That’s amazing, I also named my Blue Heeler Roadie when I adopted him in 2017. I rescued him as a senior dog (estimated age 10-12) and unfortunately he passed away in March of this year. He was a fantastic dog and I loved him with all my heart. I am happy I was able to give him comfort and care in his last years.
We last our beloved cattle dog Jaxi in December. Getting a new one next week. Working on the perfect name
Bacon is my female Blue Heelers name, because everyone loves bacon!
Randy Broadway says
Just lost mine her name was Harley
Thanks to all who posted. My blue heeler name was Dundee (after Crocodile Dundee). All I can say is he was our best friend and we loved him dearly. He would twist his head off when I said the work “treat” !!! I miss you Dundee………………
Kathy Nelson says
I lost my best buddy ever last summer to old age. The only one up and ready to go at 430 in the morning to milk cows with me no matter what the Minnesota weather was he was there with me. Gate watcher, bull chaser, rat killer, constant companion and loyal friend. I love and miss him so. Scooter was his name. Lovingly called scooterbooter.
I was given a 12 wk oldTexas Heeler yesterday. I love her already. Csny believe she was free. I named her Sydney.
In 1999, my best friend (and later love of my life, RIP) and I rescued a blue/red heeler male on a camping trip at Chaco Canyon National Monument in northwest New Mexico. He was people-shy and had been abused. Despite having every right to be junkyard dog mean, he quickly became the best companion and happiest little being in the cosmos. He had the face of an angel and the disposition to match. We went all over the continent with him. He was the greatest welcome-home committee whenever eitiher of us returned from duty overseas with ONI. He died aged sixteen years at home in my arms on his favorite bed, with his favorite piece of Mozart playing quietly. Everyone who knew him loved him, and he they. If you were in his pack, he took joyous responsibility in brightening your day. He was a little four-legged man, and shall always be missed.
But there was only one name we could call him, and it fit better than any moniker I’ve yet heard:
Susan Johnson says
My blue heeler is Ouija, like a Ouija Board because I got her on Halloween…she is the best dog EVER !!!
Jean LaFalce says
Our Blue Heeler’s name is Bocephus after Hank Williams Jr. and we are in the process of getting a second Blue Heeler and have decided on Waylon, hubby says next will be a Willy 🙂
We had a Blue Heeler named Bubby, my husband passed away nearly 12 months to the day she did I believe from a broken heart. His loyal best friend is buried with him.
I just adopted a heeler border collie mix or aussie heeler mix. Not sure but kept her name as Maddie! I love her but I think she was abused before I adopted her. I’m working with showering her with lots of love so she knows I’m safe and won’t hurt her. She’s extremely calm, sweet tempered and really quiet dog. Its only been about 4 months now. Love her lots🐾💕🐾💕
I have a blue Healer that had been abandoned on the streets of Bakersfield CA as a baby lived there for months till someone finally caught him. He must of gone through a lot as he loves all animals but is skittish of people. He is glued ty side and after only a month he’s finally coming out a little.
I adore him and he goes everywhere with me. He is very quiet also, shy but playful when he feels safe. They named him Axel but I want to change it to Blue. Softer like his personality. Just ADORE this dog 🐕🐾💜 so sweet and loyal!!!!
We have a healer that followed us home from a park many years ago. He is the best dog we’ve ever Had! We named him Outback because he’s from Australia. Haha! He is blind now but just as smart as ever.
My blue heeler is Dusty, she’s the most protective and loyal dog. She follows me everywhere I go, she fends off the neighbors German shepherd when he comes over uninvited. Absolutely love her and want another!
None of these lists have either of the 2 names we have given our blue heelers: Digger and Roo.
They are both rescues and I will never own another breed. 😀
Ours are Hootie and Nikki lol They are great dogs
Beverly L Parker says
I have 5 heelers, Maggie May,Minnie Mo, Bluebell,Ryder,and Bear! All different personalities and loads of fun! Ages Ryder just turned 1 Bear and Bluebell are 3 and Maggie and Minnie will be 2 in Dec
We had a blue heeler named Juniper (June and Junedog for nicknames). She was the light of our lifes and we actually both got Juniper sprig tattoos with little paw prints as berries after she passed.
We have a blue heeler now named Auggie (5 months old now) and he is smart as can be and sassy to hell. I don’t have a golden retriever too and they’re our absolute favorite dogs!
Heeler Mom says
Our 4 year old blue girl is named Luna Blue, aka “Lunatic”; she’s totally neurotic but we love her anyway!
My texas heeler is named Crow. Smartest dog ever! His older brother Pete just died after 12 great years. Amazing dogs!
Marion sage says
I’ve had several heeler x mixes, they are very loyal, ( and the biggest velcro baby you will ever love) I’ve had the pleasure of shadow (heeler-lab x),zipper (heeler-kelpie x), diamond ( all blue heeler; more black than blue),nuggett (red heeler-kelpie- aussie x) and gabriel (aussie-heeler-Springer spaniel x) and will get more to be sure. Each one were/are special in their own way.
I bought my husband Todd a red heeler for Christmas last year and we call him copper for his coloring and also from the Disney movie fox and the hound lol the fox on there is Todd and the hounds name is Copper.
Manuel Cantu says
Love the movie and I also love the name Copper
That’s so perfect! The Fox and The Hound is one of my most favorite! I’ve always wanted to name one of my dogs Copper. Not yet, but some day.
Hattie May is a great name for a Heeler. She was the best dog ever! I loved her so much, she passed away about 4 years ago and I will never forget her. ?
I have a 6 month old red heeler. Her name is Dolly because a very good friend who bought her for me, after a ranch forman tried getting ugly with me(I’m a bull hauler), thought her eyes were blue I thought oh baby doll eyes. Well no they are a beautiful chocolate brown but loved the name Dolly. I’ve seen her get cornered by two full grown shepherds when she was 4 months old and she came out fighting. Between them being taken by surprise and me screaming at them to get away from her they ran! LOL. Dolly is my lioness for sure!!
My acd is named Adelaide, we call her Addy for short. I’m surprised there aren’t more Aussie names like Sydney or Aussie or Melbourne lol.
I love all things blue.
I have a Russian blue cat named 6BN or six for short. It’s what hair color she is (I colored hair for several years) she’s a level 6, blue, neutral. And I have a tricolor, mostly blue heeler, named Kiah. Both acquired from old boyfriends. Haha.
Mona Brown says
My sweet Baby Girl is a 3yr old Blue Heeler her name is WhaleyMay which has been nicknamed MayMay she is the love of my life?
Mae short for maehem hehe
Beautiful blue tick snub tailed Heeler
Received my austrailian/blue heeled mix to replace my pup that was hit by a car. She is 2 years old this April and needs training. I call her Augie. She is smart as a whip. Her color is all black with white color chest ablaze of white. She has no tail at all. Don’t know if it was docked or born that way. Her sister is truly a blue heeler. Color of grey/brown and white her name is Oakley after Annie Oakley. We live in Ohio her birth place.
She is most likely a Stumpy Tailed Blue Heeler. They are born that way.
My blue is named Buckley.
Our blue heeler pup is so lazy we call him FLASH
I have a lazy Blue Heeler puppy too. I thought he was broken!
We named our dog as a pup…
but now call him Tricky! If you’ve ever owned a heeler – you know they are Tricksters!!
My blue heeler’s name is Dot and my husband’s red heeler is Foxy! They are a mess but we love them. Very smart, protective and loyal!
rodney Butler says
lived on a horse ranch horse ranch we had several Blue Heelers here’s their names but I just acquired my first red heeler and I have no idea what to name her do her isn’t that odd?
First Blue Heeler female I named her after a pair of washed out jeans Levi’s
First Blue Heeler we got she was all blue more gray so her name was Gray next healer since she was a lot like gray we named her Gracie mainly because she barely loved
Gracie and Hawaiian met kinoki so the next one was kinoki
then we had a cricket cuz she jump around like a rabbit
Then we had a baby
Male dogs namesTobi, buddy,shadow,Jake,
Spurs, chaps, Bandit, twister, pistol, Colt, Wes, Dusty
I’m considering the name Grayson for a small male blue heeler, and using Gray as nickname. Did your dog respond well to Gray? I’m wondering if I need another consonant in there to make it pop.
I can’t speak for Gray, but my dog responds to Fil. Full name is Filbert but he totally understands and listens and responds to Fil. You definitely don’t have to have another syllable. 🙂
Melody Jones says
My girl is 3 now… we went back and forth on names for a while and finally decided on MOPAR. We get so many questions on her name it’s unreal. She has several nicknames.. mopey, momo, Velcro this is the one I use the most because she is literally attached to me every step I take.
We have a red heeler/ smooth Collie cross- sweet as the pie at the Amish Bakery we got her from. Her momma is in the small side (Collie) we never met her Pappa, but our pup was only half the size of her brother when we got her(they were both about 5.5wks old) so we assume she was the runt. Gave her a nice old time name- Hazel (also my great grannie’s name, come to find out) but she likes to sass a bit and cuss us when we don’t pay her more attention than the “old man” (7yo Cocker/rat terrier- Bones) either by angry obnoxious barks or growly mumbling “Rooo-woo-woos”. On top of it she looks kinda like an overly red overgrown fox, and jumps around like a kangaroo on speed- so she mostly gets called Roo. Sometimes Stupa-Roo when she’s being a derp, or HazelRoo for emphasis. She’s maybe only half heeler, but all heart.
Ours is Bjorn
Doris! My blue heeler.
We named our single patch blue healer “Sniper”. It just fits.
i names my dog “annie” because it runs in my family
I bought an red heeler from a breeder in Nevada over ten years ago…when I brought him home I didn’t have a name for him…it was hot outside so I filled up a small pool with water I had for my grandkids..he jumped right in and out into the dirt all afternoon…and was covered in mud and he loved it..so I named him Muddy…there you have it….by far the best dog I have ever had in my life…he is everything to me and then some…
Glenna Gertson says
jo a wesloh says
I have a mix of Australian Kelpie and Wire mouth heeler. The wire mouth half has red heeler amongst several other breeds. When we received her at 3 months she laid on her back reached over her head behind her. She grabbed a beer bottle and brought it back around and took a few gulps.
So we named her Moxiejo. The Jo part after me.
We have 3, a blue named Quoyle, his nephew, red, named Knotty and his niece, red/blue, named PJ…
DAN AVINA says
We had two – Calamity and Paco. (short for Calamity Jane and 6 gun Paco!)
We have had a ACD and AS (mini)..Our little girl (acd) is a year old. Her name is Frankie. She is smart and loves to work. Mostly we love her like crazy and she loves us.
How about the name Cooper? That’s my blue healers name.
Jud Crawford says
We just adopted a blue healer mix with Ausi or Queensland healer prob a Texas healer at any rate my wife suffers from severe angxity and this dog is so sensitive to her emotions that’s it the most amazing thing to watch the calming effect she has on my wife. We call he Shelby after the mustang because she is fast she is easy to handle “ train” and she is just a beautiful dog.
Jo Anne Wesloh says
Beautiful! Makes me want to cry because that is exactly like my deceased blue heeler and my currant cattle dog Moxiejo who is Austrian kelpie and wire mouth heeler which has red heeler amongst other breeds. But I’ve also in the past had 2 other dogs like that. One was a rescued very mellow crocker spaniel who knew before hand when my son was going to have an asthma attack. The other was a mixed 100lb. husky and lord knows what else. I miss them and grateful I was their mommy. But the heelers? Sooo loving and patient. I love them so much. So very special.
Ian Campbell says
I have a 4 year old Red, his name is Mitch. He rules the house, the family, the street and anyone else he comes into contact with. Is as loyal as they come, loves a kong, a bone and a swim. Drying him always turns into a fight. Can’t pick up the car keys without him noticing. He has become such an important part of the family’s life not to mention all the neighbours who are all pretty keen on him too. He’s that smart he knows all of this and plays on it. That sign about the humans paying the bills while he runs the house is oh so true.
We just recused a little red Heeler pup. The Doc said that he might be as old as 6 weeks. His little feet are hairless, apparently from being stuck in a mud or water hole for a long period of time, he’s in antibiotics now. My 2 year old fell in love with him and she named him “Bubba”. We have had him a little over two weeks and he is happiest when he’s in the chair with my daughter on her blanket. We are working on the puppy pad thing, he’s just so little. And loves to follow us around and bite at our ankles. We are looking forward to many years of having his love!
Maria Harris says
we have a 6 year old 3 legged red heeler. She has a patch over one ear and eye so Patches is her name. Her nicknames are many and varied from Nosy Rosy, Punky, and Love Bug among many other. Super smart, very loyal and dont let the missing leg fool you, she still runs cattle and motors over our 19 acres.
Haha we have a3 year old blue with 3 legs her name is Zip and yes nothing slows her down she will jump and take things out of your hand if she’s not getting all the attention she doesn’t know she’s missing left front leg
We have a 5 year old male that doesn’t know he is a dog . He thinks he is the Boss around the house. Hie name is Elvis
Kathy Reily says
Lol we have a girl, Quinn Bee , who feels the same way ?
My pure blue before he passed his name was Elvis too. I’d sing blue suede shoes to him and he would start kicking his from knees out just like Presley. Miss him so much 🙁
April Mcclelland says
We recently lost our girl of 11&1/2 year old blueheeler named Hattie, she will be missed! Never forgotten.
Omg! My dogs name was Hattie May and she was the best dog I’ve ever had. She passed away from eating a raw salmon down by the river. Gone but NEVER forgotten
What about Spot or Red ??
Nathan M says
We just picked a little boy puppy and named him Tui, after our favorite beer in New Zealand! Best puppy ever!
Natalia Le Sage says
We previously had a purebred ACD Blue called Digger T-Bone and a Red Heeler/Sheltie cross called Lucy Lambchop. We recently rescued another ACD Blue and she is called Nala Marrowbone.
We have a year old female, name is Indie, short for indigo blue
Gina Martinez says
We have a female almost 2 years old named Indo short for Indigo she’s a blue Queen heeler. We rescued her from a very abusive home beaten since she was a puppy. Then we found out she was deaf. At first it was hard she was very nervous around people but now with a lot of love she’ has become one of the family. And demands more attention then my children..
Susan Grandi says
My boy is named Luca. Variations of his name that are used regularly are like, Lucas and Lukey. And I also call him dingo.
Susan Grandi says
Sorry I meant Luke not like.
Rhonda Shepherd says
Have a Blue heeler named Torque and he is an amazing dog. Wouldn’t trade him for anything.
Gayle Sollenberger says
We just adopted a Blue Heeler mix puppy back in March. She is such a lovable and loving dog. And they were right. She is definitely not a lap dog. She is constantly full of energy. And smart. Housebreaking was a snap. Only took about a week and I think it helped that we installed a doggie door. No regrets at all doing the adoption thing. I wish I could have adopted her brother too.
Walter Payne says
I had a 6mot old female named Haley. On3 30 18 she got killed o god she was my baby I need a new one
Susan Grandi says
I’m so sorry for your loss Walter. I lost one about 18 months ago. Jack died in my arms. I still think about him every day and it breaks my heart every time. I got my new boy 4 months later. Not to replace the girl you lost but to bring some joy into your life that a dog gives.
It always helps to adopt and care for another one . May not replace but will fill your heart at any rate .
I named my female Blue Heeler Jorga Leah ( Georgia ). Best dog I’ve ever had!!!!!
I’ve had Zephyr, Zinger, Zena, Zoot, & just lost my ZoomR last week. 2 Reds & 2 blues & a Corgi. They are the Z dogs. I will rescue another. I’m 62 & Heelers are my breed. You need to understand them. They aren’t like other dogs. They’re much more.
bert lievens says
i look on the internet for two day to find a name for my blue heeler , i become crazy ha ha
and the moment i give up
i find 🙂