Labraheelers are cross between a Blue Heelers and Labradors. Like any other mix breed, their traits are derived from the parent breeds. They are energetic, intelligent, and if properly socialized and trained, make good family dogs.
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The Labraheeler belongs to both herding and sporting categories.
Labrador retriever mixes are among the cutest mix breeds. One such hybrid is the Labraheeler. It is not a purebred dog. It is a mix between the Labrador Retriever and the Blue Heeler or the Australian Cattle Dog, as its popularly called.
Blue Heelers are herding dogs, while Labrador Retrievers are sporting dogs. Herding dogs are intelligent and trained to work one on one with humans. Sporting dogs work with humans as well, assisting in hunting and retrieving the kill. Traits such as patience, agility, and swiftness are characteristic to both types. Labraheelers can have aggressive tendencies if not trained and socialized properly. They adopt qualities from their parents. They may take time to get comfortable with strangers. They cannot resist their herding tendency, and you often find them herding kids as well as other pets.
Labrador Retriever are often used as sniffer dogs, guard dogs, or as retrieving dogs for hunting. Their calm temperament, playfulness, and intelligence makes them a preferred choice as pets. They are easy to train and friendly with children.
Blue Heeler are brave, hardworking, herding dogs, that work fearlessly to rove cattle across lands. They are strong and agile physical structure, gives them an advantage. They are intelligent dogs and easy to train.
A Labraheeler is a medium-built dog, that weighs around 35-79 pounds and has a height of about 18-28 inches. This breed has a short and dense coat which can either be straight or corded. You can find them in shades of black, black and white, blue, brindle, chocolate, cream, dark brown, golden, light brown, merle, speckled, spotted, or white, depending on the colors of their parents. Their ears can resemble those of Labradors.
Labraheelers have a life span of 12 to 16 years, an average of 14 years, which is longer in comparison to that of many other dog breeds.
Labraheelers are intelligent and easy to train. Due to their Heeler tendencies, they can be protective and cautious. They can be good house pets if socialized and trained at a young age. They do best with force-free, positive training techniques. They are very active and need space to run and play. At the same time, they can be affectionate, gentle, energetic, and playful.
Training and Exercise
Labraheelers are intelligent, making it easier to train them. They do best with positive, force-free training, and love to learn.
These dogs have a lot of energy and thus need a lot of physical activity. They need to be constantly active; either working, playing, or exercising. They require daily walks, runs, or sporting activities to keep them fit and happy.
Labraheelers tend to shed a lot. Their coat requires regular grooming, brushing, and bathing.
Like any other dog, this breed needs adequate love and care.