Post by PiousDesperado on Aug 4, 2004 21:55:05 GMT -5
I just thought I'd toss a warning out to y'all. Never -- EVER -- cross a Bulldog and a Blue Heeler. Several years ago, my family picked a puppy from the pound who was the bastard son of a cowdog who had sneaked in some private time with an AKC-papered Bulldog. The puppies were cute as all hell, and we picked the cutest of all -- complete with a big brown spot over one eye. Well, as he grew up, his puppy nips became dog bites... then his dog bites became alligator chomps... He was a freak. We took him to puppy kindergarten, where he learned to heel and do some tricks. He was pretty obedient, but sometimes he'd just bite you and then go hide under a bed. Once he started EATING the back fence, we decided to put him up for adoption. A cattle rancher thought he'd make a good cow dog, and that was the last we saw of him. I'm pretty sure he didn't last long after that. Cowboys don't have much tolerance for dogs that eat whole cows just for fun. Looking back, he was probably just genetically confused. Heelers are bred and trained to nip at the hooves of cattle to get them moving. Bulldogs were bred to bite, and hang onto, the lips and faces of bulls and bears for the sport of bull-baiting. With two such conflicting instincts, that bastard just decided to bite everything in-between. Never -- EVER -- cross a Bulldog and a Blue Heeler.
I can we had a heeler samoyd cross great dog weighed around 80 pounds I used to take him jogging except that he would always cut across behind me and take out both feet. And he hated haviing other dogs bark at his horses. He once tried to pull a perinees through a log fence by the lip for barking at the horses when we road by. Good dog though.
[glow=purple,2,300]Hmm... Sounds llike a smart dog. (fences are full of fiber) As you said it was porbably was somewhat confused about its instincts, but then again it was smart enough to know that wasn't what the humans wanted so hide under the bed. The dog almost sounds as if he has duel personalities. Eat human and be mean predator, run like a deer!(prey) So maybe the poor dog didn't get the right job it sounds as if he could be a good ranch dog. Not cattle dog. He proably was slighlty protective of his territory but not mean enough to attack something. barn guard, thats his job. Protect the horses from evil horse thieves. Plus chase rats off the feed and make sure no cat steps foot into the barn. Is this a hit or miss? Probably a miss but oh well i tried. [/glow]
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I used to take him jogging except that he would always cut across behind me and take out both feet.
I know how that feels. We have a Lab/Heeler mix named bear living with us. He loves to herd us. Its a pain to go jogging because he will do exactly what you say and trip you. He looks like a lab with the intelligence of a Heeler and Personality. Also he's pretty small like a heeler. Here's a pic.
Omg does he bark! He's our guard dog... I swear to god he'll bark at a mouse fart. Very territorial... and so LOUD for such a small dog. Very deep and spooky.
We didnt intentionally make him a guard dog. I guess if you leave your dogs outside ( this was the first time we ever did it ) they become that way. He lets us know when someone starts up the driveway from a mileaway..
Post by PiousDesperado on Aug 11, 2004 22:13:58 GMT -5
Nah, Jelly, you're probably right. He would have made a good guard dog. He probably also would have made a good ninja or serial killer. What a freak! Please, folks, please... keep your heelers away from bulldogs of the opposite sex. You'll get a mess!
Well first off just because your Bulldog Blue Heeler mix was a little off doesn't mean you she should tear down the breed! That is stereotypical! I have living proof you are wrong about your assumption! My dog Hoser is in fact a Bulldog Blue Heeler mix! She is a very smart and is super loving. Your dog may have acted the way it did because you don't know how to care for him or you didn't even care or try. Your article is irrelevant! Learn some facts before you try to tear a breed down!