blue heeler x jack russell adoption


Xander is on trial in his new home πŸ’š A cross between a small terrier and an Australian Cattle Dog (blue heeler). He is very laid back and placid but is getting more active and outgoing as he grows.

He sometimes thinks he’s a Terrier, sometimes a blue heeler. He can be quite shy and submissive but is gaining confidence every day as he meets new people and dogs. He knows how to sit for a treat but will need more basic training.

Xander is learning to walk on a lead and is learning well, although he does need to stop often and watch new things, and thinks he has to greet every person he sees, so patience is required. He will need his new humans to continue socialising him with lots of new experiences as often as possible.

He was raised with other dogs and children and loves children. He is polite and friendly with other dogs. Not sure about cats, small pets or chooks although he doesn’t pay much attention to the birds in our yard.

Xander travels well in the car. He sleeps quietly in his crate in our bedroom but of course would rather be on our bed. He is learning to chew his own toys and not human belongings. He is mostly house trained but being only a puppy he will need ongoing monitoring with that.

Xander loves being out and about, he likes people watching at cafes and generally having adventures.

Xander’s forever home needs to be where he will be an inside/outside dog, continue with his socialising and basic training and have regular walks, but just short walks until his bones have finished growing. This beautiful sweet natured boy will make a gorgeous companion for someone willing to put in the work required in raising a puppy.

Please submit a detailed expression of interest to Dallas.

To submit an expression of interest for Xander please email Dallas on

Breed and genderMale Australian Cattle Dog x Small Terrier
SizeMedium we think
Activity levelModerate
Coat careLow
Indoor / outdoorBoth, is mostly house trained
Training levelOngoing training & socialising
Special needsSensitive skin?
Adoption fee *Plus council registration if adopted in NSW*$700 See notes below
Microchip number:953010100493487
Rehoming number:R251000002
Source number:RE130809

*The adoption fee includes microchipping on the NSW Companion Animal Register, desexing, C5 vaccination,intestinal worm and flea treatment. Council registration for rescue dogs in NSW is $27.50 and $23 for pensioners.This fee applies from 18/7/2016
Best outcomes: For the best possible outcome for each adoption we do prefer that you come to us and meet the dog or puppy in person.
Please note: Even though you may be first to call, this does not always guarantee you will be chosen to adopt. By no means do we run on a “first in, first served basis”. We aim to ensure that our animals are adopted into the most suitable home for them and the new family.