Australian Cattle Dog / Australian Shepherd Dog Hybrid Dogs
The Texas Heeler is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Australian Cattle Dog and the Australian Shepherd Dog. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.
Blue, the Texas Heeler (Australian Cattle Dog / Australian Shepherd Dog hybrid). Blue is a working Texas Heeler and an excellent herder!