Other than being a 7-year-old dog, Bluey Heeler is just like any kid. She likes dressing up and playing games with her younger sister, Bingo, spending time with her dad Bandit and her mum Chilli, and hanging out with her friends. But if you’ve ever watched the animated Australian kids’ show (and if you have little kids, you definitely should watch!), then you may be curious: what kind of dog is Bluey and her family? We’ve gathered a guide to all the dog breeds featured on the Emmy-winning series below.
Bluey and Bandit are Blue Heelers.
Like her name hints, Bluey is a blue heeler, named after creator Joe Brumm’s childhood dog, who was also a blue heeler. In America, the breed is known as Australian cattle dog, which can be born with blue or red coats. (Like Bluey and her family!) According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), this breed is “compact but muscular” with “boundless energy,” who become “bored and gets into mischief.” Sounds just like Bluey!
Several of Bluey’s family members are also Blue Heelers, including her dad, Bandit, her uncle Stripe, her aunt Trixie, her grandparents Chris and Bob, and her cousins, Muffin and Socks.
Bingo and Chilli are Red Heelers.
Bingo and Chilli are red heelers, which are also known as Australian cattle dogs. “Both coat varieties feature distinctive mottling or specking patterns,” according to the AKC. Bluey and Bingo’s grandad, Mort is also a red heeler, as well as their aunt, Brandy. Bluey’s Uncle Rad appears to be a mix of blue and red.
Their friends feature a wide mix of dogs.
Bluey and Bingo’s friends are a diverse group of dogs. These include:
- Daisy and Honey are beagles.
- Jack and Lulu are Jack Russell terriers.
- Rusty is an Australian red kelpie.
- Indy is an Afghan hound.
- Jean-Luc, Lucky and Chucky are Labrador retrievers.
- Coco is a poodle.
- Mackenzie is a border collie.
- Winton is an English bulldog.
- Chloe is a Dalmatian.
- Judo is a chow chow.
- Pom Pom is a teacup Pomeranian (a “small but hearty breed.”)
- Pretzel is a chihuahua.
- Snickers is a dachshund.
- The Terriers are schnauzer/Scottish terrier mix.
Secondary characters represent more dogs.
The Bluey Wiki lists all the dog breeds represented in the show from side characters. These include:
- Alfie is a Dingo.
- Bella is a Poodle.
- Bentley is a cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
- Buddy and his mum are pugs.
- Busker is an Brussels griffon.
- Calypso is an Australian shepherd.
- Captain is an American foxhound.
- Chippy is a borzoi.
- Cherry is a red Saluki.
- Cookie is a cavalier King Charles spaniel.
- Doreen is a Great Pyrenees.
- Dougie is a cavapoo.
- Fido and Winnie are chocolate Labradors.
- Frank is a Dalmation.
- Frisky is an English cocker spaniel.
- Gruber is a German shepherd.
- Harley is a Japanese Akita.
- Hercules is a Saint Bernard.
- Jasper is a Doberman.
- Juniper is a shiba inu.
- Lila is a Maltese.
- Marcus is a beagle.
- Maynard is an Irish wolfhound.
- Mia is an English setter.
- Missy is a Aussie terrier.
- Mrs. Retriever is a golden retriever.
- Pat and Janelle are Labrador retrievers.
- Postie is a Catahoula leopard dog.
- Radley Heeler is an Australian cattle dog (red-blue heeler mix).
- Rich J. and Winnie are English cocker spaniels.
- Rocko is a basset hound.
- Sadie is a Siberian husky.
- Sheila is a Maltese.
- Sparky is a mastiff.
- Surfer is a rough collie.
- Wendy is a chow chow.
- Zara and Bentley are Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
Other breeds included in Bluey.
These characters weren’t a big part of the show (they weren’t even named!), but they represent even more dog breeds.
- Checkout Dog is a Maremma sheepdog.
- Customer is a kooikerhondje.
- Customer 2 is a basenji.
- Customer 3 is a whippet.
- Docket Boy and Postie are Catahoula leopard dogs.
- Doctor is a schnauzer.
- Grouchy Granny is a pug.
- Nurse is a greyhound.
- Pony Lady is a cockapoo.
- Shop Assistant is an English springer spaniel.
- The Terriers are Scottish terriers.
- Vet Corgi is a Pembroke Welsh corgi.
There are more than 50 different dog breeds featured in Bluey! And who knows: we here in the US haven’t even gotten all of Season 3 on Disney+ yet, so who knows what future episodes will bring!
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