The Lewis Ranch
19909 Ave 376
Woodlake, CA 93286
Welcome to our Queensland Heeler Page
Our dogs are registered with the
Working Stock Dog World Registry, LLC
This page was last updated on:
April 24th, 2017
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 just added a new miniature heeler to our pack. A blue with tan named Selleck.
He will be ready to sire pups in a year or so.
He is a grandson of McConaughey and is Pfeiffer's line also, so he will continue both of these great lines.
We have a new 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 Tatum.
Clooney and Trixi soaking up the sun after a big rain
Trixi due to have pups by Clooney the first week of March
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 is blue without the tan-softest coat I have ever felt
Kidman is a Sarandon x Tatum daughter-so she is a stumpy tail
Both have amazing little personalities!
Pfeiffer is bred to Clooney for early June pups (not showing yet)
Bonnie is ready to be back in heat for June/July pups too
Trixi should be in heat in July
Sarandon took a break, but should be back in heat in August
With 6 females, we should have litters pretty regularly
Clooney will continue Aniston and McConaughey's lines
He is their son.
Aniston's last litter of 3
One of her first litters (of 12)
Her son: Clooney
(a larger heeler-about 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
usually bred to Tatum
(Tatum was born with no patches-just a spot on his stumpy tail)
Sarandon's litter of 3 at 1 day old
(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 will be bred to Clooney
for more patches/masks (she was born with none).
Tatum Pfeiffer Clooney
Pfeiffer pups born October 18th, 2016
(Medium size-about 45 pounds)
She can be very active, playful, focused-good with kids and people
Usually bred to Clooney (below)
We now have a new blue miniature male coming. His name will be Selleck!
and he is a grandson of McConaughey
We have new red female, Kidman, she 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 September, 2017 as well, after her second heat.
All of my males are blue with tan markings
(He is average height, a thick dog with big paws-about 50-55 pounds)
He is playful, friendly, and very attentive/focused/easy to train-loves kids
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)
McConaughey and his sire Bandit
(average 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
and paperwork to register with
Working Stock Dog World Registry, LLC.Pups are picked up at the House: 19802 Ave 376, Woodlake, CA 93286
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
as a pup
This guy was born without a tail. He is our breeding sire of stumpy tail heelers.
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, 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)
Pups are $395 for males and $425 for females
You can use a credit card/ATM with above link
We have a no refund
so please read How It Works before
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, what they reserved for, what you are reserving for, and what is born (lots of variables)
according toGender, Color/Markings, Tail/Stumpy/Docked (or from a particular mating).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.
Keep in mind, 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
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 pick up)
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:
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:
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.
* 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 (now deceased) is medium in size...verrrry sweet and loving (loves kids and everyone's puppies). She is very laid back
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!
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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.
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, Pfieffer, Sarandon, Bonnie, 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 femalesWe 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).
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.
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’