"This is Jae. She is a Mini Texas Heeler. Her father was a Mini Australian Shepherd and her mother was a Blue Heeler. She is a springy and energetic 3-year-old. I adopted her from a no kill shelter. She is a friendly and loving little 25 lb. dog. She loves to snuggle up on the lap of the nearest person who will give her attention. She gets along with most other dogs, although she definitely has a case of little dog syndrome as she likes to boss around her big brother (a Red Heeler / Great Dane mix) who weighs more than three times as much as she does. Jae is a very friendly and well tempered dog, although she can be a little timid around strangers. She requires long daily walks to calm her high energy personality. This photo was taken while we were going hiking one day.".
The Mini Texas Heeler is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Australian Cattle Dog and the Miniature 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.
Note: the Australian Cattle Dog is also called Australian Heeler, Hall's Heeler, Queensland Heeler, Blue Heeler, Red Heeler, Australian Cattledog and Australischer Treibhund.