Texas Heeler puppies - Excellent farm dog/guardian p/u only in SW MO

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  1. smoothmule

    smoothmule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Texas Heeler is a cross between an Australian Heeler and Australian Shepherd. The "breed" is a cross and had been bred for, for about 30 yrs. They are excellent all around farm dogs. They are effective at protecting livestock yet they don't harass the livestock. They have the best attributes of both parents and generally a better working dog than either the Heeler or the Aussie parent. They average around 50 pounds, medium coat, errect ears, tails are docked and dew claws removed at my vets. They are equally at home as a pet and excel in obedience and agility training. We have had Texas Heelers for close to 20 yrs. I was on a waiting list for a puppy ($300 to $350) for the past year and a half and decided to raise my own litter. I bought a quality female Blue Heeler and it took a couple of months but I found a super nice, working Aussie male and bred her. Gizmo had 8 pups, the first was born in the well house and was sat on in the mud and died but I picked up the other 2 and moved her into the barn where she finished whelping and had 7 more pups. They are fat and healthy, very people oriented and being socialized to something new every day. They lived in the barn in a safe environment until they were just past 4 weeks then moved outside to a chain link pen with their doghouse. At 5 weeks, the gate was left open as they learned to stay close to "home" on their own and at 6 weeks, the pups moved themselves into Sam's big dog house on our porch one day and that's where they have remained. Momma dog was sold when the pups were 6 weeks and she had been weaning them so they have continued to be socialized to farm animals and Sam, my 10+ yr old Texas Heeler. will be their new family. We're keeping 2 pups, 2 have been sold and I have 3 more pups available but I have ads out locally and I expect they may go quickly. People here to pick pups to buy were here "forever" trying to decide which was the best puppy but they all said they couldn't pick that way because they were all so nice so they just picked the ones they liked the looks of or that picked them. They were wormed at 2, 4 and 6 weeks, first shots at 6 weeks. They won't last long. The first 2 were sold before they were weaned and I had only one small ad out locally.

    Pick up only (we're just north of Springfield, Missouri) price is firm and much cheaper than most Texas Heeler puppies of the same quality. These are not "mutts", I've seen a lot of "Texas Heeler" dogs in free ads that look like hound dogs mixes. These are the real thing, do some research online before considering these pups.

    Sam lets the poultry (chickens, guineas, turkeys and my mute swan) eat from his dish, but let a possum, raccoon, skunk or other predator come on his 40 acres or near his livestock and they are not "run off" they are killed dead with one strong bite. He's even taken down a coyote in the front yard, didn't get it killed but when it got away from him, it never came back. He doesn't chase or harass any of the livestock here but has a natural heeling ability and is right there when I need help to move the cows or horses or llama's. I could send him off to remove the neighbors Boer goats, to round them up and run them back under the fence over the creek to their own pasture and he does it by himself but only if I send him out to do it.

    This is Sam, my Texas Heeler dog, at 10 yrs old and still on the job. He is not related to these pups, but he is a representative of the breed. I wish he could live on forever. He's the reason we raised this litter, I can't imagine the farm without him and I have free range poultry that would have to be kept penned if not for him. We don't raise puppies and this was a "one time" litter that won't be repeated.

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    This is the mother of the pups, Gizmo (Australian Heeler) an excellent mother!
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    The father of the litter, Boozer, not our dog
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    Some of the Texas Heeler pups, taken at 4 weeks old. Please PM me if interested and I'll send you photo's of the puppies that are available that are current. They were whelped September 7th.

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    Questions are welcome.
    Cathy Hill
    Five Hills Farm
     
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  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
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    Sam is so beautiful and the puppies are so cute I wish I could get one. Good luck selling them.

    Sorry I spelled that wrong. I meant to say SAM is beautiful.
     
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  3. smoothmule

    smoothmule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, only 2 left [​IMG]
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    OMG aren't they just the cutest! I love that they got their fathers markings.
     
  5. smoothmule

    smoothmule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All the pups are sold except one and it may be going to Iowa this weekend but I'm not holding him so he's available. We're keeping 2 ourselves, these are awesome pups and already so smart! They all sit in a row to wait for their treats
     

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