Queensland Heelers



  
 





The Lewis Ranch

19802 Ave 376 

Woodlake, CA 93286

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Welcome to our Queensland Heeler Page

(Sorry...best viewed from a computer)


 Our dogs are registered with the

Working Stock Dog World Registry, LLC





This page was last updated on:

May 17th, 2019


We raise Queensland Heelers

and

Australian Stumpy Tail Heelers

(standard size...and miniature!)

These dogs are my pets, and only kenneled during heat cycles (to ensure the purity of the breed), 

and just prior to whelping, to keep mom and new pups safe. 

We have 5 acres here for them to run on at our home site ... and they do.  I regulate mating to 

perpetuate this amazing breed.  I currently have 7 breeding females and 2 breeding males (plus one heeler that is "fixed")and breed them as they come into heat 

...there is no way to rush this process, unfortunately, as females only come into heat twice per year, so it may take time to get you your heeler puppy. 

Gestation is about 62 days (which is included in the 6 months between heats).  If a female does not take, it is most likely because she needs a break, 

and I can't begrudge her that break. 

Your patience is greatly appreciated.  It will be worth the wait, I promise.  If you feel you cannot wait, 

you may just email me what you are looking for and 

I will put you in the folder as an "interested party"

and then if you cannot find a pup you like elsewhere, you can either reserve and go into the reservation folder (getting a pup in order of reservation), 

or simply remain in the "interested party" folder 

in case I have a pup available at some point that is not reserved for ahead of time (on a first to respond basis).


                                                                                     Watch a cute video  of one of my females, years ago, playing with her pups.


  The Latest News:

Current heat/breeding status of my females 

Standard Queensland Heelers/Australian Stumpy Tail Heelers


Hawn (blue and red pups) had her pups May 9th (all blue). 

Jillian (blue and red pups) will be back in heat in July, 2019

Roo ("chocolate") is breeding to Shelton Blue now for pups around July 20, 2019

Monroe (stumpy-red and blue pups) will be bred to Clooney again late August 

Hawn (blue and red pups) will be back in heat in September, 2019

Bonnie will be back in heat and bred to Clooney September, 2019 

Miniature Australian Stumpy Tail Heelers

Midler* (20 #s) is always bred to Shelton Blue (35 #s)

-miniature stumpy tail line

(This is the cross that Ballerini is from) 

She is bred now for pups early June, 2019 (not showing yet)

(see Midler's bio below for more information on the miniature lines)


Ballerini (blue miniature stumpy tail with tan markings

will be bred after her second heat (after she is a year old)-April, 2019 or so.


With 7 breeding females, we should have several litters 

coming Summer/Fall 2019


Our Breeding males:  

Shelton Blue (Pfeiffer's line)

(pictured with Kidman and Hawn)

 
                                                                                                                                                   ...always wrestling

Shelton Blue is from the same line as Pfeiffer (her dam is his granddam), so he will continue her great line

He is also a smaller heeler, at about 30-35 pounds.


Clooney 

Our bigger sire (about 45 pounds-he is thick, but average height): 

He is continuing Aniston and McConaughey's lines  

Aniston and McConaughey's son: Cloone 

He is playful, friendly, and very attentive/focused/easy to train, and loves kids and people 

He has spots like Aniston (he is her son).  

He was born with a tail (docked now)

He was sired by McConaughey

(Parentage of Clooney confirmed through Animal Genetics since Tatum was a sire at that time as well)

  
 Clooney's sire McConaughey... and his sire Bandit (deceased)

             
              Clooney's Dam: Aniston  (now spayed)                His Sire: McConaughey (deceased)

  Aniston's last litter of 3
and 
One of her first litters (of 12)
She was an excellent mom for several years.

  The white fills in with blue or red ticking at about 3 weeks of age,

                                                and tan paws/muzzle/chest, on tri-color blues, begins to show then too.                                                

Clooney is amazing with kids!!!

He literally thinks he is a kid and loves to play with 

the kids out on the lawn


Clooney and Trixi Soaking up the sun after a big rain

His Pups born March 9th, 2017 (11 puppies) 
A little bowl of Trix-i, by Clooney
(again...the white fills in with blue or red "ticking")

Our Standard Size Breeding Females:

Blue female-Australian Stumpy Tail

Her name is Monroe (no tan)

Throws reds and blues (with and w/o tan)

She is unrelated to any of our dogs.

Very sweet and playful 

...from a pup


(at 6 weeks old)


Here she comes at 3.5 mos old (above and below)


... at 7 months old (below)
 

She should end up at about 40 pounds once filled out
Full grown and is a chocolate blue
(she throws both red and blue pups)
Pictured with Aniston

 Hawn  
(about 40 pounds-average height, but lean-no tan)
                                    
 
 
   
            
Hawn is blue without the tan-softest coat I have ever felt
(she throws both red and blue pups)


Sarandon 

A larger heeler, at about 45-50 pounds (she loves food)

She is getting older now (9 yrs old), and her last litter only had one pup...


   

Sarandon's litter of 3 at 1 day old

       
Bonnie

(Average size-about 40-45 pounds)

She is active, playful, and focused; great with kids and people

I have a toddler she plays with daily and her disposition is amazing with children.


 Usually bred to Clooney  and throws blue pups with tan 

Jillian
(about 40 pounds-no tan)
She throws red and blue pups (with and w/o tan)



 

Jillian throws both red and blue pups
 
Jillian x Shelton pup-Sheila...6 mos. old
Jillian x Shelton pup...7 mos. old



Roo (short for Kangaroo)...she is a "chocolate" heeler
She was adopted at 18 mos old on July 4th, 2018
Roo as a pup



                                                                                                                   Our Miniature Line

...begins with Tatum (a blue stumpy tail male), who sired Midler, who is 20 pounds and short. 

  Midler is a stumpy tail (about 70% heeler). 

Midler is exclusively bred to Shelton Blue (about 35#s) for a stumpy tail line of miniature pups (some are born with tails) 

Her pups are about 85% heeler and end up very small/short.  She throws some traditional blue pups with tan

and throws some black and tan w/some blue ticking, usually.  Her first litter (born 4/9/18) gave us  

Ballerini, (she is very small/short, but is a traditional blue heeler with tan). 

Ballerinwill be bred to Clooney... once she is of breeding age, 

for 94% Queensland Heeler pups that are "miniature"  and will be sold separately from standards.


Midler 

In the above photo, Midler is in the back of the pack (middle)
with Hawn (left), and Kidman and Shelton (right)

 

 

Picture above was taken of her with her dam (and my 4 year old daughter) 
She has some blue ticking on her chest/neck area and buttocks area (and you can see some on her back) 
Shelton throws that blue ticking back into her pups (about half of them...so far).

Midler running fast!
(Tough to get a picture of her standing still, but her ears stand straight up in true heeler fashion)

**Midler's dam (fixed now), was tested by Animal Genetics lab to verify her breed genetics, and is part cattle dog (they listed ACD, Queensland Heeler, and other cowdog breeds).  Tatum, of course, is 100% heeler and is blue with tan (neutered now), 
and is 
an Australian Stumpy Tail Heeler.  That makes Midleabout 70% stumpy tail heeler, and her pups, by Shelton
 about 85% 
(see Ballerini)
, but much smaller (and some are stumpy tail).  
In her first litter she produced blue pups that are miniature Australian Stumpy Tail Heelers.  
We kept a blue miniature female (see Ballerini) from her first litter, in order
 to create a line of miniature pups that will be about 94% heeler.


Introducing...

Ballerini 

(She is 85% Queensland Heeler, but is a miniature)

We kept this female from Midler (20 #s) to breed to our 100% Queensland Heeler, Clooney
for 94% Queensland Heelers that are "miniature" and our stumpy tail line.
Her sire is Shelton Blue (35 #s) and 100% Queensland Heeler (Pfeiffer's line).

 
 
 At 3 months old (
with my 4 yr old)

 
at 3.5 mos old (above)
She is about 1/3 the size of a standard heeler at this point

 
5.5 months old
at 5.5 months old
(with Aniston)



The original sire in the Miniature line


Tatu
(Midler's sire)

He is neutered now, but is an average heeler (about 40-45 pounds)

He stays lean and active, friendly and playful 

He is all blue with tan markings and was born with a stumpy tail .

He is an Australian Stumpy Tail Heeler

and the sire of Midler, who was also born with no tail.

  

He is now neutered.
His daughter, Midler (stumpy tail), and granddaughter, Ballerini,
will continue his line of stumpy tail heelers.

Everyone who reserved for a pup, and has waited so patiently-Thank you! 


Additional Information:

Dogs come into heat about every 6 months

Note: 62 days gestation (from breeding to whelping)

Pups can go home at 6 -7 weeks old,

eating dry Purina Puppy Chow, with first puppy shot, routine deworming 

and paperwork to register with 

Working Stock Dog World Registry, LLC.

                                                Pups are picked up at the House: 19802 Ave 376, Woodlake, CA  93286
                                                just come through the gate behind the big blue shop, and to the garage when you arrive.


Standard heeler pups are currently 

$395 for males

$425 for females

Blue Miniatures (from Ballerinand Midler) are 

$495 for males and $525 for females

(black and tan pups are reduced in price)

Click here to reserve one

After you read

HOW IT WORKS 

as reservations are non-refundable and you do not have to reserve to get a pup

You may simply email me with what you want in a pup, and be on a waiting list of unpaid reservations

You will then be notified first, in order of email date, before the general public, when a pup is available that is not reserved for in advance


Happy Customer Pictures Below!


Meet Bagel.  She is a Pfeiffer x McConaughey pup


Meet Mabel.  She is a Trixi x Clooney pup.


Meet Opal.  She is a Pfeiffer X McConaughey pup-all grown up


...and more pups after going to their new homes

  
   
 
Quincy: Kidman's litter



A scroll down Memory Lane...

Aniston steals a moment with her baby at the neighbor's house



Chloe's 2013 litter

Chloe (RIP- January 31, 2016)

There are 5 pups in the photo below: Find Abby (hint: she's red and white)



  Swift's litter  (RIP: 11-17-2016) 

Aniston's past litter


A gorgeous grown pup (chocolate colored) from Sarandon x Tatum

  


Tatum  

as a pup 


at 3 weeks old  

...and about 8 weeks old

                 

This guy was born without a tail.  He is a stumpy tail heeler (neutered now).


  
Tatum's Dam, Pocket 
(Midler's granddam, and Ballerini's great-granddam)
This dam was a small blue stumpy tail (about 30 pounds)


 His lines (now carried on by Midler, and Ballerini) are Australian Stumpy Tail Heelers 

and Pocket, Tatumand Ballerini are registered with the

  Working Stock Dog World Registry

Usually about half the litter (or more) is born without a tail-the rest have tails and can be docked upon request...or left as they are naturally born.



Heelers are born white and get color at about 3-4 weeks of age

The ears stand up from 3 weeks to 3 months of age

Pfeiffer (below) and a litter of her pups at birth (all blues)-but born white

Pfeiffer unexpectedly passed away on 1-31-2018.  She was 9 years old and a daughter of McConaughey

Shelton Blue is the same line as Pfeiffer (her dam is his granddam)

so Ballerini is also from this amazing line (and Tatum's stumpy tail line).



Pups are $395 for males and $425 for females-standard size
$495 for males and $525 for females-miniature size

 You can use a credit card/ATM  at www.paypal.me/tinalewis
or call me with a credit card or mail a check to: 
Tina Lewis
19802 Ave 376
Woodlake, CA  93286

We have a no refund policy, for obvious reasons
so please read How It Works before you reserve.

We will get you a pup as quickly as we can but when you reserve a pup you are
stating that you have read and understand How It Works, (our Terms and Conditions),
and agree to wait patiently for the arrival of your pup, in order of reservation, which could take several litters 
to get what you have asked for depending upon how many are reserved ahead of you, 
what they reserved for, what you are reserving for, if a female takes (sometimes they need a break), and what is born in each litter; 
There are many variables that I cannot control,
including:
Which dam comes into heat, and when, or if she takes, gender, color (red, blue, etc.), how many pups are born, markings, size, born with a tail/stumpy
(I can dock a tail, but cannot add one).  These variables all affect how quickly I get to you in the reservation folder and cannot be predicted.

Click here for How It Works 


Note: if you cannot pay in full, but would like to get into the reservation folder, I will take two payments of $200 for a standard male (or $215 for a standard female) using Paypal or you may mail checks to the above address and I will notify you upon receipt.  
For the miniature line: 
I will take two payments of $250 for a male ($265 for a female).  
Please email me to let me know this is what you are doing so I can keep track with you.


Keep in mind that if you reserve a pup: We may very well have plenty of pups to accommodate everyone in a particular batch of pups, but 
if we don't, being flexible will get you a pup sooner; being understanding and patient is greatly appreciated.  Normally there are a few reservations, especially for blue females (the current trend), so it often takes several litters to get to you, since there is so much I have no control over.  I go in order of reservation...always. 

Please take a moment to read How It Works for payment information as well as the process that we use once a litter is born
 (before you reserve, after being sure you want a pup from me, as I cannot refund 
if you change your mind later due to the wait, if you happen to find a pup elsewhere, or for any other reason)
 
All pups can be registered with 
(with a possible exception of pups from Midler who do not get blue coloring)

Pups will be dewormed (at 2 1/2 weeks and at 5 1/2 weeks) and have their first shot at pickup.
They will be eating dry Purina Brand Puppy Chow from about 3 weeks of age; 
offered free-choice, after whelping, to dam and pups

You can click here for WSDWR Registration Form to register your pup after you get it home 
(if you lose the one I give you at puppy pick up with dam/sire/birth information) 
just email me for sire/dam registration numbers and whelping date to include on the form
                                                                                   
             
Once again...  How It Works   

Please click for more information on the process before you reserve, as deposits/reservations are non-refundable.

                                                                                           Enjoy more pictures of past litters and my breeding females below:  


Swift's litter 


  




Chloe, Swift and Aniston's litters

                                        Chloe's Litter                                                                 Aniston's Litter                         

 
                          

 Swift's Litter (at almost 3 wks old)
  
   

  
 This beats a bowl of cherries, any day!



Pfeiffer and Foxy  with previous litters below.   

      
        
Pfeiffer and Foxy's past litters here at The Lewis Ranch... 

   
 

    
   

Sarandon's past litters below

 

      
 

   November 4, 2012 Sarandon's litter-a sea of beautiful colors.

...reserve now by clicking here to pay with paypal (please read How It Works first as there are no refunds)


 

Air TRANSPORTATION

* Pup can fly at 8 weeks old after Vet Exam and requires Airline approved kennel, bowls, bedding, water, food, paperwork, transport to the airport and the Vet on my end, which I can purchase and accomplish for you ($95 covers it)

*Try Delta Airlines or United first as they seem to work well.  Plane tickets are around $215, and fairly easy to arrange-out of Fresno, CA.-I may have to pay on this end, but you make the reservation on your end (coordinate this with me so I am sure to be available for Vet appointment and transport to airport) and pay the ticket amount to them, or to me (airlines vary on this).  If they require me to pay for the flight at the counter, you can pay me via Paypal right before the day of the flight (in addition to the reimbursement for the medium size kennel, bowls, bedding, etc. required by the airline). This cost is $95 and is paid to me so that I can have these items purchased for your pup, and ready before the flight.  Vet exam is paid directly to the Vet (around $54) by credit card or Care Credit Card, or mail them a check in advance along with all shipping information (your name, phone number, and address/destination of pup, for the health exam certificate).

*Alaskan Airlines to Washington was $184 in 2012 when I flew a pup once-you can try them also.

Note: I will drive your pup to the Vet for the exam and to the Airport for you (55 minute drive for Airport and 15 minutes to the Vet- each way, for each of these trips)-free of charge (usually at 3 am for the airport), which is fine by me so no worries when they give you that early flight time. ;)

-a medium kennel and feed/water dish is required by the airline and I can get that for you and you can reimburse via paypal at Paypal ($95 for all-includes airline required feed/water dish for air travel, blanket, absorbent padding, baggie of food, water bottle and paperwork).

-a Veterinary exam is $54 at Lone Oak Veterinary Clinic and they will take a credit card or CARE CREDIT over the phone (or they will allow you to mail a check in advance)-Notify me you have done this and then I will call and set the appointment according to my schedule (and pup reaching 8 weeks of age) and take the pup there for the exam.
 
-your call to the Vet is to give them payment for the exam, AND shipping information required by the airline for the Health Certificate.  
Their number is 559-732-4818 and you can check out their website by clicking on the clinic name above.

More pics of my Females and their past litters:

Swift:

  

Swift (now deceased) is medium in size...verrrry sweet and loving (loves kids and everyone's puppies). She is very laid back

      


Aniston: 

 

 

Aniston (spayed now) is my tallest female and goes camping, sticks close, and loves to go (her litters are down to about 6 pups now as she is getting older-she has had as many as 12 in litter, in her younger days).  This will be her last litter in late August of 2016.

  

Aniston ready to pop and chillaxin


  Aniston's October 30th, 2012 pups at their new homes:

   

  ...and I'm never going out in the snow again!

Reserve now   ...after viewing HOW IT WORKS


Pfeiffer:

a smaller blue female-she weighed about 29 pounds


This is Bingo...an all white pup from Pfeiffer's first litter. 

He never got the black hairs (ticking) that make a blue heeler.


The white heeler is a rare color of heeler  and Pfeiffer has now thrown a few in her litters but there is NO WAY TO KNOW WHICH PUP WILL BE WHITE (or cream), SINCE ALL PUPS ARE BORN WHITE..they normally get color at about 3-4 weeks of age.  

Bingo had no color but some get a hint of tan on ears and undercoat.  The pup in her second litter got some tan on ears/back-it was very light

If a solid white one is in the litter (usually known by 3-4 wks old), it will probably already belong to someone by the time we realize it is a "white" pup.   If they are ok with a white one, the pup is theirs...if they would rather have a blue, they will move to the next blue pup available in the next litter.  This is up to the owner of the pup, of course.

If a "white" pup becomes available to sell...I will notify those who have indicated they want a shot at a white one, reserved folks first, and then those who just emailed to indicate interest in a white one, and then notify everyone else on my list to find a home for the pup.  It will be first come, first serve at this point.  

 


Note: Pfeiffer has not thrown a white pup since I stopped breeding her to McConaughey 
Sarandon:

This female is very light blue with red and blue speckles.  She will throw blue pups and an occasional red one in the litter.  Some blues will have typical tan markings, some will not (I call this a black heeler when there is no tan).  Most pups have many colors.  No way to know at birth which pups will be light like her and which will be a more typical darker blue, or which will end up with tan markings, or look like a chocolate color or ?.  They get color at about 3-4 weeks of age and this is when we can tell; so no real way to reserve for a chocolate either.  You can specify your interest in one, or specify you do not want tan legs/chest and I can try to work that out but there is no guarantee...you can always back out of a pup you have tentatively chosen, and wait for the next litter; at any time (even at 5 weeks old).

A pup of Sarandon's, and one of Foxy's-all grown up... at home.


 Note: Most of Sarandon's blue pups end up blue with no tan (which gives the appearance of a black heeler).


At about 10 days old:


   

                                                                                                                  
I call this pup a "chocolate" heeler...no tan on paws or chest or face...just a black heeler that turned chocolate 

Sarandon, had a brother this color!

Or once in awhile one appears to be white with some traces of black around ears.  They are not quite 5 wks in the pictures below.  She always has colorful litters.

   
    

EMAIL if you are interested in reserving for a pup from one of the upcoming litters or reserving specifically for a particular dam's litter.


Reserving ahead gets you a pup quicker, but please realize I don't control litter size, color or gender, or if they "take" when they are bred; this is left to nature. 

   

Australian Stumpy Cattle Dogs:

This is Tatum's mom (born with no tail) and Tatum...her son (also born with no tail)
        
  
 Registered with Working Stock Dog World Registry, LLC,  

Clooney's sire: McConaughey 

McConaughey napping               McConaughey by the fire
 

                     
 

Just a lil bit comfy...we weighed McConaughey in November of 2014 and he weighed 80 pounds!  

McConaughey sharing the bed (or trying to steal it)                                      
                                                     


More pictures of 
our Females:  Aniston, PfiefferSarandonBonnie, and Swift



Aniston's pups after going to their homes:  

                          
   Most have spots and always have some tan paws/muzzle/ears/butterfly on chest.
 
      
     

A couple of McConaughey x Aniston pups all grown up  (Clooney is from this cross)

 

 

          Swifts litter                                                           
  

    
                                                           
Reserving can be done by credit card/ATM/checking account through my 

paypal - You do not need your own paypal account. 

Pups are $395 for a male and $425 for females

We raise Blue and Red Queensland Heelers.  Pick your litter/female or just specify the next available red or blue male or female pup and if you want the tail docked or left in tact (or left as it is naturally born).  Tails are docked at 3 days old unless presold and specified to leave in tact (or leave natural-we have stumpy tails often).

Pfeiffer's litter

  



Pfieffer litter at 4 days old above
and at about 3 weeks old below, and getting some color (except Bingo, the white pup )

You may Reserve ahead for a pup.

Scroll down to see a blast from the past, with pictures of past litters and my bloodlines.  

    2 of Aniston's pups at home


Dakota (she was rescued at 1 yr old and was half Queensland, spayed, and passed away at 17 years old).  

 She used to roam around the 30 acre ranch at will, but once she lost her hearing she was put safely into our back yard.

She was the "Mayor of Elderwood"


Palomino ( my baby... and a real boy, not a dog)...Corgi/Lab mix??? 

He was adopted at 6 wks old and then neutered

Palomino finding some sunshine in his last days

RIP (March 17, 2004 to February 20, 2017)

 Pali...You were truly a real boy to me. 

    

Palomino

Short, tough, and brave was he

This boy who was a dog

His home with us was meant to be

And we were blessed by God

 

Short in stature, but tall of mind

His heart could not be beat

Big dogs like him are hard to find

With legs that didn’t reach

 

Boating, Camping, a race around the tent

This real boy had some fun

Bury a doughnut, and off he went

Fast as his legs could run

 

His grin, it went from ear to ear

The boy could do no wrong

His dog days soon turn into years

We loved him for so long

 

Goodbye to you, my Pali boy

I loved you like a son

Rest your eyes and hurt no more

Your adventures are all done

 

In the mountains somewhere

Or buried on the shore

I know there is a treasure there

Where you have gone before

 

Tina Lewis (mom) ‘2017’





 


These are archived pics.

More Pictures 

McConaughey, below, one summer, with his girls, Senseney and Aniston.  

McConaughey  (3 yrs old below and already chubby) with Red, and Senseney in the background


McConaughey...taking time from his busy breeding schedule to smell the roses... 

or plastic horse heads.



and here with Senseney-what a tank he was.

  

Chloe was a daughter of Senseney by Bandit



  

    


Our Females and their past litters:

Senseney: (Deceased now but not forgotten); red female


This is Senseney, she was such a good mom, very athletic and energetic.  Loved to fetch, and play catch with the kids with little pebbles, when no ball was available.  Loved to catch squirrels and gophers and mice.  She was very lean and stayed very active.  Foxy was her daughter and is also now deceased.  McConaughey sired these pups and is gone now too.


  

   

         

Senseney taking care of orphaned kittens

  

A Senseney puppy by Bandit...pick me please!

  


 



 

McConaughey's Dad:  Where it all began...


GRANDPA BANDIT


 Proud Grandpa! 


Bandit was sleeping and was accidentally run over in our driveway and had to be put down due to his injuries on Monday, October 16th, 2006.

I should thank Rick Tucker, DVM  for going above and beyond to help me that day.

Bandit is greatly missed.


The Good News is...We were fortunate enough, to get McConaughey from a litter that Bandit fathered about 2 weeks before he died, out of a really nice red female heeler that had been mated to him weeks earlier.  Clooney was just a year old when his sire, McConaughey passed.