The Red Heeler and Australian Cattle Dogs as a whole are more than an intelligent and lively breed that are eager to please their owners.
Known for their agility, they are busy, courageous, determined, independent and strong. Red Heelers are highly trainable and are often used as working dogs for ranching and herding.
Australian Cattle Dogs are also known for their loyalty and affection towards their owners. Their sparkling personality makes them great family pets. In addition, they are incredibly gentle and patient with children.
Note: As herding dogs, they can be inclined to herd or round-up younger children, so it is important to train the dog not to do so.