"I took this picture of my Australian Cattle Dog / Doberman mix after I rescued him from the animal shelter. Cisco had been a resident at the shelter for 4 months when I adopted him. He is about 2 years old in this picture, and is the sweetest, most mellow dog I have owned. He is unique-looking in his own way, he's been called many things, the most common are mutant dog or frankendog (I think he's beautiful)."
"I have two Carolina Dogs at home whom I love dearly, but there is something about Cisco that draws me to him. Cisco is very intelligent, learns quickly and it took only one week to fully housetrain him. I can honestly say he doesn't have any bad habits whatsoever. He loves everybody but doesn't jump on them, lick them or beg to be petted. He will walk up to strangers and if they want to pet him, fine; if not he just walks away."
"I take Cisco to work with me every day and he is a hit at the office. Everyone who meets him wants to take him home. I always tell them to adopt a stray from the shelter. I know there are plenty of dogs there who need a good home and will make fantastic companions. I am also a foster mom for our local shelter and have found a good home for all the dogs and puppies I have fostered in the past."
"I am so lucky to have found such a wonderful dog and he repays me with love and respect every day for rescuing him."
The Dobie Heeler is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Doberman Pinscher and the Australian Cattle Dog, also called the Blue or Red Heeler. 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.
(Note: the Blue Heeler is also called Australian Heeler, Hall's Heeler, Queensland Heeler, Australian Cattle Dog, Australian Cattledog and Australischer Treibhund.)