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150+ Blue Heeler Names from the Land Down Under!

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Congratulations on your new Blue Heeler! Whether you call your new fur baby a Blue Heeler, Australian Cattle Dog, ACD, Australian Heeler, Queensland Heeler–or you’ve adopted a mix like a Texas Heeler (or other breed mix)–you will still be looking for that special name that represents the love you feel for this dog whose heritage is traced back to the land down under. We’ve fetched Blue Heeler names inspired by everything from Aussie slang to Australian’s top baby names to Australia’s most famous locations.

Blue Heeler Dog Names

Our Blue Heeler Spotlight: Alby

For many years we shared our home and hearts with Alby, a purebred Blue Heeler who came to our house as a stray (with a broken leg).

Alby, Blue Heeler or Australian Cattle Dog

We named Alby for Alby Mangels, an Australian adventurer and filmmaker whose shows we had been watching when Alby arrived at our house one day. Unlike the filmmaker, our Alby was a girl–but she had the same spirit of adventure as the famous Aussie so Alby became her name!

Australian slang that makes good blue heeler puppy names!

  • Arvo: afternoon
  • Barbie: barbecue
  • Biccy: short for biscuit (cookie)
  • Billy: teapot over a campfire
  • Blimey: an exclamation showing surprise, like crikey
  • Bluey: Bluey is Australian slang for a person with red hair–so it would be a fitting name for a Red Heeler (although very cute for a Blue Heeler, too!)
  • Bonzer: excellent
  • Brekky: breakfast
  • Brolly: umbrella
  • Bub: term of endearment for a child
  • Bushie: someone living in the bush
  • Chewie: chewing gum (or a fun name for an Australian Cattle Dog who loves to chew!)
  • Cobber: a very good friend
  • Conch: someone who would rather work than play (Conchy is used to describe someone like this–or maybe a dog who loves to work!)
  • Crikey: exclamation showing surprise
  • Darl: darling
  • Evo: evening
  • Facey: Facebook
  • Footy: Used for both Australian Rules Football (AFL) and Rugby League (NRL) football
  • Good On Ya: good work
  • Lollie: sweets, candy (or a sweet name for a blue heeler puppy!)
  • Maccas: McDonald’s
  • Mate: friend
  • Middy: beer in parts of Australia
  • Rellie: a relative
  • Selfie: yep, we may all know this term now but it originated in Australia!
  • Servo: service station
  • Sheila: a woman
  • Straya: Australia
  • Stubby: bottle of beer (or a fun name for a cattle dog with a short tail)
  • Surfy: someone in the surfing culture
  • Tinny: beer served in a can
  • Yobbo: someone causing trouble

Cattle Dog Names for Ranch Dogs

Ranch inspired blue heeler names

Blue Heelers trace their lineage back to Australia’s cattle stations. Whether you will be living on a ranch or not, we’ve got some fun Australian terms that are the equivalent of our cowboy terms:

  • Brumby: wild horse
  • Grazier: Australian rancher
  • Jackaroo: young man working on an Australian sheep or cattle station (ranch)
  • Jillaroo: young woman working on an Australian sheep or cattle station (ranch)
  • Ringer: station hand, often temporary
  • Station: ranch
  • Stockman: term for Australian cowboy
  • Swag: bedroll

ACD Names Inspired by Merle Pattern

  • Dapple
  • Flicker
  • Freckles
  • Merle
  • Mottle
  • Paint
  • Pepper
  • Peppery
  • Speckles
  • Spotty
  • Sprinkles
  • Stormy

Names Inspired by the Color Blue

Blue Heeler names inspired by the color blue
  • Aqua
  • Azul (blue in Spanish)
  • Azure
  • Beryl
  • Bleu
  • Blue
  • Indigo
  • Lapis
  • Marlais (Welsh name meaning blue)
  • Navy
  • Sapphire
  • Slate
  • Topaz
  • Turquoise

Female Blue Heeler Names

Why not select a Blue Heeler name that’s also one of Australia’s top names for baby girls? These are some of the top baby names for Australian girls:

  • Olivia
  • Amelia
  • Charlotte
  • Isla
  • Ava
  • Mia
  • Grace
  • Chloe
  • Matilda
  • Ella

Male Blue Heeler Names

  • Noah
  • Jack
  • William
  • Henry
  • Leo
  • Lucas
  • Theodore
  • Levi
  • Liam
  • Oliver

How about a nickname-o?

Australians often make nicknames by simply adding an -o to the end of a name. Dan becomes Dano, John is Jonno, Jim is Jimbo.

Famous Australians

  • Cate Blanchett
  • Chris Hemsworth
  • Elle Macpherson
  • Gotye
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Iggy Azalea
  • Keith Urban
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Liam Hemsworth
  • Olivia Newton John
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Paul Hogan
  • Rick Springfield
  • Sia
  • Steve Irwin

Words Associated with Australia

  • Billabong
  • Boomerang
  • Crocodile
  • Didgeridoo
  • Dingo
  • G’day
  • Koala
  • Oz
  • Pavlova (Australian Christmas dessert)
  • Roo (Kangaroo)
  • Uluru
  • Ute (utility vehicle)
  • Vegemite
  • Walkabout
  • Wombat

Australian Beer Brands

  • Cascade
  • Fosters
  • Furphy
  • Moon Dog
  • Tooheys

Australian Place Names That Make Fun Blue Heeler Names

  • Adelaide
  • Blinky (Blinky Beach)
  • Bondi (Bondi Beach)
  • Brisbane — or Brissy
  • Cairns
  • Canberra
  • Darwin
  • Geelong
  • Hobart
  • Melbourne
  • Newie (Newcastle)
  • Noosa (Noosa Beach)
  • Outback
  • Perth
  • Tasmania
  • Toowoomba
  • Victoria

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Blue Heeler Names from Australia

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