The topic for you today is an extraordinary breed of dog, which is gaining quite some popularity in Britain and its outskirts. Yes, you guessed it right! We are talking about the Whippet Australian Cattle Dog Mix.
Do you crave some warm hugs when you return home from school or work? If so, then you should consider buying yourself a pet.
Did you know that more than 44 percent of the households in the United Kingdom own pets?
This means that 12 million people own 51 million pets in Britain alone.
That’s a huge number of furry fellows. But once you decide to stand amongst these 12 million people, you will realise that the more pets you have, the more comfortable you feel.
When it comes to buying pets, there are endless options and, more than that, never-ending debates concerning which animal best suits the capacity of a pet.
But the one animal that the natives of the UK find the best amongst all the different species is dogs!
Now, some of you must be wondering ‘why dogs?’ or ‘cats are way better than dogs’ or even ‘who would want to keep such a high maintenance pet?’ but let me tell you this… dogs are not just loyal and affectionate, but are also highly protective for their masters and territory.
Let’s get to it…
What Is A Whippet Australian Cattle Dog Mix?
A Whippet Australian Cattle Dog Mix is a mix between an England-originated purebred Whippet and a purebred Australia-originated Blue Heeler.
This amalgamation of Europe and Oceania comes with many names. While some people call it the Whippet Australian Cattle Dog Mix, others prefer to name the breed the Blue Heeler Whippet Mix.
Due to the mixture of the genetics of two personality-wise different dogs, the Whippet Australian Cattle Dog Mix inherits some traits from both sides.
So, you can say that the kid-friendly nature of the whippet Australian cattle dog mix and its trait of insecurity is due to the genes of its parents – the Whippet and the Blue Heeler, respectively.
About The Whippet Australian Cattle Dog Mix
It is not every day that you encounter an article discussing and providing invaluable information about such a unique hybrid breed of dogs.
Still, once you stumble upon one, it is only fair that it provides you will the details regarding this marvelous furry creature.
And that is just what we are about to do. So, get ready to draw an image of the Whippet Australian Cattle Dog Mix by reading this description given below:
The Whippet Australian Cattle Dog Mix has a muscular body resembling its Whippet parent. They have pointed ears as pups, but as they grow, their ear shapes expose to be fully pricked.
They are comparatively thinner than purebred Whippets and have tanned, medium to long length hair.
Whippet Australian Cattle Dog Mixes are usually a combo of brown and white but can also come in a shade of black with white, although the case is rear.
They have small yet sturdy legs and have un-patched eyes, unlike their Blue Heeler parent. Although not as fluffy as an American Cattle Dog, their small fluffy tails complete their smart look.
While a Whippet Australian Cattle Dog Mix pup has an average height of 15 inches, a fully grown Blue Heeler resembles a Whippet in its height level, at around 18-20 inches.
The average hybrid breed pup weighs around 25 pounds, while a mature Blue Whippet weighs around 20 to 45 pounds, which is, again, the average weight of a Whippet.
While the Blue Heeler is considered a relatively healthy animal with as few as three generic health diseases, the Whippet has several common health disorders, which do exist despite being restrained to a great extent through proper care and vet visits.
This particular mixed breed inherits some minor diseases from both sides, such as epilepsy, arthritis, and heart problems, as well as some major diseases such as deafness, kidney issues, and Addison’s disease.
The lifespan of dogs varies from breed to breed. Even though mixed breeds have a comparatively longer lifespan than their parent breeds, as they can fight off disease due to their larger gene pool, their years of existence can be increased significantly through proper care, vaccinations, and proper checkups.
The Whippet Australian Cattle Dog Mix can live as far as up to 13 to 14 years and even more, just like German Shepherds can survive for 19 years despite having a lifespan of 9-13 years.
Pros And Cons Of Whippet Australian Cattle Dog Mix
Every dog breed comes with its own particular sets of pros and cons, and the Whippet Australian Cattle Dog Mix is no exception.
Even though these cons might seem concerning initially, they aren’t fatal and can be coped with when compared to the pros of this miraculous doggo.
However, the final call is yours, and to help you make the right decision, we have compiled a list of the pros and cons that this furry fellow comes with, given below as follows.
- A Whippet Australian Cattle Dog Mix won’t let its owners get bored, thanks to its dynamic nature.
- They will ensure that their masters stay fit and healthy by taking them on regular walks in the parks (because, why not?)
- They are super easy to train and can do almost anything for a chew toy or a snack, just like Scooby-Doo.
- They are intelligent dogs and can be fun to play with.
- They love to show affection towards their master.
- They are low shedders.
- They produce zero to no drool, so you won’t have to wash the carpets again and again.
- They are low maintenance and effortless to groom.
- They are family-friendly and quickly become friends with children and other dog breeds but to a specific limit.
- They have a jealous nature, the credit of which goes to their Blue Heeler parent, and have a low tolerance level.
- They have a stubborn nature, so if they say no bath time, they mean it!
- While it is also categorised as a pro, the REGULAR walk-in-the-park thing often causes discomfort to the owners.
- Not a good choice for people who are agoraphobic
- They require proper training, making them a terrible choice for novice dog owners.
- They aren’t precisely the stranger-friendly types and can be a threat to anyone entering their territory (which is a con unless the trespasser is a robber or thief).
FAQs Related To The Whippet Australian Cattle Dog Mixed Breed
No information about dogs can ever be enough for potential buyers, which isn’t a bad thing because they deserve to be answered upon every query to ensure they find the right breed as an addition to their homes.
I have included a list of answers to some of the most frequently asked questions when regarding the whippet Australian cattle dog mix.
Is The Whippet Australian Cattle Dog Mix Dangerous?
The Whippet Australian Cattle Dog Mix breed is super friendly towards those with whom it has acquaintance.
However, it does not like to welcome guests and does not hang back in chasing them off (like literally).
But it can prove to be a good trait in some cases, like when an intruder breaks into your house, or you want those unwanted guests to leave early.
Is The Whippet Australian Cattle Dog Mix An Indoor Dog?
Both the Blue Heller and whippet are very much indoor dogs, so yes this is absolutely an indoor breed.
The mixture of these two breeds – the Whippet Australian Cattle Dog Mix are energetic animals, and CAN be trained as an indoors dog; but if you see it getting cranky, then it’s best to take it out for a walk to blow off some steam.
Is The Whippet Australian Cattle Dog Mix A Problem To Groom?
Not at all! The case with a Whippet Australian Cattle Dog Mix Breed is the exact opposite, provided the fact that both its parents are easy to groom.
Moreover, the low hair shedding of the Whippet Australian Cattle Dog Mix Breed also contributes to its extremely low maintenance.
Do Whippet Australian Cattle Dog Mixes Get Along With Other Pets?
That would depend. If you plan to keep a cat while you already have a Whippet Australian Cattle Dog Mix Breed at home, don’t, please!
On the other hand, if you are setting up to adopt another dog, things could work out between the two.
But make sure to give the former one proper attention, else it would chase the new homie away.
In conclusion, I would like to state the fact that the Whippet- Blue Heeler hybrid isn’t that easy to keep as a Poodle or a Coolie, so only decide to keep one if you are a dog enthusiast and a hard-working pet owner.
Thanks for taking the time to read this post, I hope you’ve learned something new about this breed and now have a better understanding as to whether this is the right dog for you.
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Hello. I’m Luke- the founder of WhippetCentral. I’m somewhat of a whippet nut and have been for most of my life. In that time, I’ve owned and raised numerous whippets. Bonnie is my latest girl; she is currently eight years old and keeps me very busy! Understanding the need for whippet-specific content, I decided to create this blog to share what I have learned and to share my expertise regarding owning and raising whippets – the right way!