The Dad From 'Bluey' Has Been Named Father Of The Year

Everyone's favourite TV dad has rightfully been named Father Of The Year.

Bandit Heeler has taken out the gong awarded by The Shepherd Centre after the organisation received a "surprising amount of nominations from the community".

The unexpected star of the ABC Kids animated TV show 'Bluey' has been recognised "for his role as a kind and hard-working father for Bluey and the Heeler family" a statement from the charity for deaf and hearing-impaired children read.

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“This award is testament to Bandit as he tries his best to be a worthy role model to his kids," said Joe Brumm, a co-writer and creator of the show.

The Queensland Blue Heeler is constantly teaching his daughters Bluey and Bingo life lessons through adventures like working in an imaginary drain pipe factory or being a guest at their crazy hotel.

He's also proven to have the patience of an absolute saint in the episode 'Takeaway' as he waits with his daughters outside a Chinese restaurant and chaos ensues in several frustrating forms.

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Bandit was awarded Father Of The Year (Canine category) alongside humans Mark Beretta from Channel 7 and Peter Smart, a former police officer.

The good news arrived just after International Dog Day and just before Father's Day which seems only fitting for best dog dad Bandit Heeler.

Main Image: ABC Kids