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What Is A Chocolate  Heeler?

Chocolate is a unique trait that requires both parents to possess the recessive gene in order to produce chocolate pups. In the scenario where both parents are chocolate, all the pups will inherit this delectable hue. However, if both parents are either blue or red and each have a chocolate parent, then a small fraction (roughly 1/3rd) of the pups will be blessed with the irresistible chocolate coat.


It remains a mystery as to the precise moment and manner in which chocolate made its way into the breed. During the late 19th century, the Kelpie was introduced into the already established Halls Heeler lineage. Interestingly, the genetic evidence strongly suggests that Kelpies and Dingos are the only pure breeds that have contributed to the Australian Cattle Dog's ancestry.

The chocolate heeler is considered a nonstandard trait within CKC. If you want to learn more about CKC breed standards, you can visit their website by clicking on the URL provided below. We are committed to upholding these standards, and every one of our puppies comes with applications for CKC registration.

Meet the Chocolates

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