Queensland Heelers



 





The Lewis Ranch

19802 Ave 376 

Woodlake, CA 93286

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Welcome to our Queensland Heeler Page


 Our dogs are registered with the

Working Stock Dog World Registry, LLC





This page was last updated on:

August 9th, 2017

We raise 


Queensland Heelers

and

Australian Stumpy Tail Heelers

These dogs are my pets and only kenneled during heat and just prior to whelping, (to ensure the purity of the breed and to keep mom and new pups safe).  We have over 30 acres here for them to run on... and they do.  I regulate mating and sell their offspring to perpetuate this amazing breed.  

I can only breed them as they come into heat, so it may take time to get you your heeler puppy...there is no way to rush this process.  

Your patience is greatly appreciated.  It will be worth the wait, I promise.

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


  The Latest News:


We have added a new miniature heeler to our pack.  A blue with tan named Selleck.


He will be ready to sire pups in the winter of 2017

He is a grandson of McConaughey, so he will continue this great line.

We have a red female named Trixi.  She is a medium sized heeler and about 3 years old.  

Very playful and friendly, and smart. She is a stumpy tail heeler like Kidman, but not related.


Clooney and Trixi soaking up the sun after a big rain

Pups born March 9th, 2017-11 puppies!
Little bowl of Trix-i by Clooney




Two of our newest females (pics on left taken at about 2 mos old and then about 6 months old on right-they were born 9/2016)
They should be ready to breed after their second heat in the fall 2017.

 Hawn  
                                    
 
   
            
Hawn is blue without the tan-softest coat I have ever felt

Kidman 
 
Kidman is a Sarandon x Tatum daughter-so she is a stumpy tail
Both have amazing little personalities!  ...and they are growing up fast.
Hawn and Kidman should be ready to be bred in fall/winter 2017.



Pfeiffer will be back in heat in September 2017

Bonnie was bred to Clooney, and due early to mid October, 2017

Trixi is bred now and due late September, 2017

Sarandon was bred in early July for pups early Sept 2017

With 6 females, we should have litters pretty regularly

from May through December, 2017


Clooney is one of our sires: 

He will continue Aniston and McConaughey's lines  

He is their son-scroll down for pics of him

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


                                      Aniston's son: Clooney                                     

Clooney is amazing with kids!!!

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

the kids out on the lawn

Sarandon 

(a larger heeler-about 45-50 pounds)

Very calm and has a loving disposition-very friendly 

Her mom was a black (no tan) heeler and dad was a red

and she throws both red, black, chocolate/multi-color, and traditional blue pups w/tan


   
usually bred to Tatum
(Tatum was born with no patches-just a spot on his stumpy tail)
He is my other sire.

     
  Tatum


Sarandon's litter of 3 at 1 day old

   Pfeiffer

(my smallest female at about 30 pounds)

Calm disposition - a quiet dog

She is loving and playful if she knows you

She guards the front door and might show her teeth if someone tries to walk up to it, 

but none of my dogs are nippers 

She is always bred to Clooney 

for more patches/masks in the litters (she was born with none).

     Tatum               Pfeiffer              Clooney 

          

Pfeiffer pups 


She is a great mom   


Bonnie

(Medium size-about 45 pounds)

She can be very active, playful, focused-great with kids and people

I have a toddler she plays with daily and her disposition is amazing with that child 


 Usually bred to Clooney  (below)
   

                
                 We now have a new blue miniature male.  His name is Selleck!
and he is a grandson of McConaughey as well.
  

                               Our red female, Kidman, will be ready to breed around (September, 2017) on second heat after she is well over a year old 
 
She is a Sarandon X Tatum offspring, and is a stumpy tail

Hawn is a black heeler (blue with no tan) and is a smaller dog-ready to breed fall 2017 as well, after her second heat.

All of my males are blue with tan markings

  Clooney

(He is average height, a thick dog with big paws-about 45 pounds)

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

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

He was born with a tail (docked now)

He was sired by McConaughey

(Parentage of Clooney confirmed through Animal Genetics)

  
  McConaughey and his sire Bandit


Tatum

(average to taller heeler-about 45 pounds)

He stays lean and active-friendly and playful 

He is all blue with tan markings and was born with a stumpy tail (and throws them)

He is an Australian Stumpy Tail

  


Additional Breeding Information:

Note: 62 days gestation

Pups can go home at 6 -7 weeks old

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

with 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 and to the garage.


Please scroll down for many years of pictures of past litters beginning with my current females' and males' most recent litters 

Pups are $395 for males

$425 for females

Click here to reserve one

After you read

HOW IT WORKS 

 

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



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 (more liver 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 our breeding sire of stumpy tail heelers.


  
Tatum's Dam


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


 His pups are Australian Stumpy Tail Heelers and are also registered with the

  Working Stock Dog World Registry

Usually about half the litter is born without a tail-the rest have tails and can be docked upon request, or left in tact.



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



Pups are $395 for males and $425 for females
 You can use a credit card/ATM with above link
We have a no refund policy
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 version of 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, and what is born in each litter (lots of variables)
according to:
Gender, Color/Markings, From a particular mating, Tail/Stumpy/Docked or just the natural-born tail regardless of stumpy or long.

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 male (or $215 for a female) or three payments of $135 for a male (or $145 for a female) using Paypal.  
Please email me to let me know you are doing this so I can keep track for 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). 

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 offer refunds)
 
All pups can be registered with 
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 from whelping to dam

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
                                                                                   
             
Once again...  How It Works   Please click for more information on the process before you reserve.

                                                                                           Enjoy 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)


Information on my Current Breeding Females:

Smaller females:

Pfeiffer- small blue female (with tan feet, butterfly on chest, and muzzle) about 29 pounds-comes from a working dog stock.  She is a little more stand-offish with strangers-very loving and playful once she knows you, but her line is very faithful (never bites, but shows her teeth if cornered-she walks away if she doesn't know you and will watch from a distance).  

Average size heelers:

Sarandon  - This female is a little larger (45 pounds); very sweet, loving, friendly.  She is content to lay at your feet or follow you where ever you go.  She picked my grown son as her "guy" and squeaks at him while she wiggles all over; friendly to everyone though.  She throws multi-colored and traditional colored pups as well.  You never know with her.  Lots of possibilities.

Aniston  - This is my tallest female, but not real wide so she weighs about 49 pounds. She is blue with tan feet, butterfly on chest, muzzle, ears. She also has black spots.  She goes camping with me and back and forth to the ranch/home.  Very smart and well-behaved.  Sticks close to me and always has an eye on me. She had to be fixed in October of 2016 but Clooney is her son and will continue this great line with the same great disposition, focus, and color-his sire is McConaughey so both lines are there with a tad more of a stocky build (McConaughey weighed 80 pounds).

Bonnie  -  This blue (with tan markings on feet, chest) female looks very similar to Pfeiffer, but is a little wider faced and weights about 45 pounds.  Very loving and active.  Loves the kids.

Trixi - This red female was adopted by us last year at 3 years old.  She is a stumpy tail heeler.  She weighs about 45 pounds and is very sweet, loving and friendly, and loves the kids.

Kidman - This red female is Sarandon and Tatum's daughter and is a stumpy tail heeler.  She looks to be average in size and has a wonderful, calm disposition. Ready to breed fall of 2017.

Hawn - This blue (no tan) female is almost chocolate in color.  She is not related to any of my dogs.  She has a great, active, sweet personality and loves the kids. Ready to breed fall of 2017.


Air TRANSPORTATION

* Pup can fly at 8 weeks old after Vet Exam and requires Airline approved kennel, bowls, bedding, etc.

*Try Delta Airlines 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) and pay the ticket amount to me via Paypal right before the day of the flight along with reimbursement for the medium size kennel, bowls, bedding, etc (required by airline). This cost is $95 and is reimbursed to me before the flight.  Vet exam is paid directly to the Vet by credit card or Care Credit Card, or mail them a check in advance.

*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 can then set the appointment according to my schedule (and pup reaching 8 weeks of age) and take the pup there -you call and give them payment 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 weighs 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 but we will breed her to McConaughey's son, Clooney and see what she throws.

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 2015 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 is half Queensland, spayed, and is about 17 years old now).  

We got her at a year old as a rescue. She used to roam around the ranch at will but is now safely in our yard.

She is the "Mayor of Elderwood"

Update: Dakota is now safely in the backyard of the house to keep her out of the roads of Elderwood.

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

He is neutered and was adopted at 6 wks old 

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 donut, 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!

  


 


This is where I left off - I will be back to reload more as time allows...

Pictures taken just over 3 weeks old

Aniston


...I will never doubt that I am truly loved as long as Aniston is around.

                        

Below is her at 4-5 weeks of age (before her ears stood up)


Aniston driving us home...Got Ears?

Aniston...settling in at home.

   

at 3 1/2 months old at Darcy's birthday campout at the Kings River...she is a swimmer!

Camping in July 2009 and cleaning up after a bear in camp.

Below is her mom and dad and her litter mates:

Below is a litter: Aniston  x McConaughey (born Oct. 25, 2009)

12/2/2009

taken 11/24

(Bludger) one of her pups at about 3 months old.

 

taken 11/22 & 11/23

taken on November 15th, 2009

The relaxed guy below-left, and the howler above right with the lil girl in the center

October 25th, 2009 Litter from Aniston (by McConaughey)

Pictures of Aniston's first litter:






 

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.