here is one of our cattle dog puppies. i always think of the movie (original) MAD MAX because that is the dog he has in it. (generational thing, i guess.) cattle dogs are called “blue heelers” because they really do look blue(!) and because they nip the heels of cattle. people think they make adorable pets, but they don’t. if you want a snuggle buddy couch potato – go with a lab. if you are an athlete and would love the opportunity to get into dog sports (ie. flyball, dock diving, agility, nosework) then this is the dog for you. not a breed for the faint of heart. still cute a shit tho…for the record.