Breed group : Sporting, Herding
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GENERALBreed group: Sporting, Herding Type: Hybrid
Talent: Agility, Guarding, Hunting, Jogging, Police work, Search & rescue, Tracking, Tricks
PHYSICALSize: Medium Weight: 35-79 pounds Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Black, Black & White, Dark Brown / Chocolate, Light Brown / Golden, Merle / Spotted / Brindle / Speckled, White / Cream
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: 12-16 years Rarity: Uncommon Availability: Hard to find
Climate: Good for every climate
The Labraheeler is a mix between a Labrador Retriever and an Australian Cattle Dog purebreds. They are called hybrid dogs due to their origination from two different pure breeds. These dogs are medium in size with a height in between 18 to 28 inches and weight anywhere between 35 to 79 pounds. They high energy dogs, affectionate, loyal and loving to their family. They are very intelligent dogs that need to do something every moment. The Labraheelers are scent dogs and become useful in tracking and narcotics detection. These hybrids are social in the sense that they are cautious with strangers but once properly introduced, they will warm-up to them. They like to be with their family most of the time. Their alertness and cautious behavior towards strangers make them very good guard dogs.
The Labraheelers are found in different colours like black, blue, brown, red and yellow and a mix of these colours.
They have a short and dense coat that is either corded or straight.
The Labraheelers are very gentle and affectionate dogs that display high energy levels. Their parent breeds are working dogs and they have the same working attitude. Their intelligence and high energy calls for constant physical and mental activities for these dogs. They are suitable to take part in different dogs sports like agility, obedience and other games. These dogs are very loving and family oriented and want to spend most of their time with their family. They will not like to be left alone for extended periods of time. They are gentle and patient with children but supervision is necessary as they can not tolerate rough handling and may respond by biting. These dogs have a tendency to be willful and stubborn and will need early puppyhood training to be obedient and docile. These dogs are cautious of strangers and will bark to alert their arrival. They can be very good guard dogs as well as family pets.
They should not be left with small children unattended. Their coat requires moderate grooming and brushing.
They are very intelligent and eager to please dogs and training them will not be hard but some of these dogs can be stubborn and will need patient and firm handler.
These high energy dogs need lots of physical activities. They will need to be doing something every moment. If they are not working, they should be taking part in dog sports. Daily walks and running and playing opportunities are essential for these dogs to keep them in good physical and mental state.