One of the most common physical characteristics Queensland Heelers are known for is the “Bentley Star” or “Bentley Mark,” a patch of white hair on the forehead that can be found in both red and Blue Heelers. The size of this patch can vary, ranging from just a few hairs to a larger spot. It’s important to note that the absence of the Bentley Star is not considered a flaw.
Legend has it that the Bentley Star is linked to a dog owned by a Mr. Tom Bentley, who was renowned for his exceptional breeding qualities. In addition to the white blaze on the forehead, the occasional black spot at the base of the tail in blue dogs is also believed to be a characteristic of Bentley’s dog.