12-10-2011, 09:03 AM
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Is my Blue heeler mix really a rat terrier?
I recently adopted a puppy, Boone, from a shelter when he was 13 weeks old. He was identified as a Blue heeler mix at the shelter and I had no doubts for a while, as he seems to have heeler coloring, white with black speckles and black patches. As he gets older though, he clearly doesn't have the build of a heeler, and people we meet on our walks keep telling me he looks like a rat terrier. He's a pretty good size now at 5 months, he weighs about 22lbs, which the vet said will put him at about 40lbs full grown. He has big bat ears, long legs, long tail, and a more graceful build than a purebred heeler. Oh and some of his litter mates that he came in with had his same build, but had red heeler coloring, white with red speckles and patches. So what do you guys think of him?