Bluey – Oldest Australian Cattle Dog on Record

The oldest dog on record was an Australian Cattle Dog named Bluey.

Bluey lived almost 30 years. That figure is in human years.

Mature dogs faster than humans.

According to canine age experts, a one-year-old dog is about 15 years old

in equivalent human years. The average life expectancy of the Australian

The cattle dog is about 12-15 years old.

Bluey was exceptional because it survived all the online life expectancy calculations. It may have been his diet or his genetics. The life expectancy of dogs increases dramatically due to better diets, better medical care, and better living conditions.

Bluey fell asleep on November 14, 1939 at the age of 29 years and 5 months.

The official AKC breed name for Bluey is “Australian Cattle Dog”. Sometimes these

the dogs are called “heelers” because they were developed in Australia to control

livestock. The dogs were trained to herd cattle by biting and nipping at their heels.


Bluey’s ancestors are Collies, Dalmatians, and the native Australian dingo.

Bluey was heavier and more muscular than his ancestor, the Border Collie.

The ACD has been working on Australian ranches since the beginning of this century.

Bred to withstand extreme temperatures and the ingenuity to drill

feeding like a wild dog made the ACD a very independent pet.

Physical characteristics:

The coat is smooth with a double coat that is resistant to

elements. The breed is constantly shedding and requires regular brushing.

Bluey and his race are:

  • Sturdy and compact herding dogs
  • Well developed muscles
  • Powerful, strong and agile

Size and height:

    The breed is medium in size.

  • Weighs about 32 to 35 pounds
  • Height 17-20 inches.


Bluey and his breed are very good with the children in the family. This breed has a natural

protective instinct. They are very loyal dogs and easy to train. These dogs need

attend canine obedience classes. As a result of their dog obedience classes, they

They will be absolutely obedient companions.

ACD tends to show some aggressive tendencies towards loud and strange.

children who tend to make fun of the animal. These dogs will pinch people’s heels

and children because of their inherent “heeler” traits. They can be suspicious

both individuals and other dogs.

This breed needs regular exercise. A daily walk will keep the dog satisfied. This breed is

very easy to train. The dog wants to be busy, so involve the dog in the stimulation.

activities like “fetch” or frisbee.

Give the Australian Cattle Dog a toy and he will play with the toy until it is completely destroyed. They will run for clubs, balls, and even cans. The breed is fun and playful and makes an excellent companion for children.

Physical adaptations:

  • Requires a large open patio.
  • It barks at any change in the environment.
  • Needs attention.

When an Australian Cattle Dog gets bored, it tends to become destructive.

The dog will destroy any objects left in its area. ACD is a

active dog and wants to run and jump in open areas.

Health problems:

Genetic health problems can include the following:

  • Deafness
  • Progressive retinal atrophy (causes blindness)
  • Hip dysplasia,
  • Temperament abnormalities.
  • Attention deficit disorders

Few ACD owners complain of loneliness or lack of companionship with this breed.

The ACD wants love and attention and will return it ten times more. Bluey is not

longer with us, but the ACD breed, Australian Cattle Dog is one of the most popular dogs in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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