Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Aero. He is one of 8 puppies born to Mommy Ellie on October 18. There are 5 girls and 3 boys in this litter. Ellie was rescued already Pregnant from a high-kill shelter. She had come in as a stray with a large pure black lab. We believe looking at these pups, that is who the father of the litter is.
Aero is a very sweet boy. The intelligence in this litter is evident by how quickly they all learn new commands. He is definitely food-motivated, quiet, and mid-energy. He and his siblings love running outside to play. He is good in his crate in the vehicle. Aero now eats twice daily and is on adult food. This litter all require slow feeding bowls as they eat so incredibly quickly. Aero has no herding tendencies and is much more lab oriented. We believe he will reach no more than 50 lbs when fully grown. He loves all dogs and people. Aero is more of a follower than a leader. As of May 19 he weighed 18.1kg.
Dynamics of owning a Labraheeler
Labraheelers respond well to being trained, which is an advantage, especially for novice dog owners
Lab and Cattle dog mix dogs make excellent companion pets for active individuals
Labraheeler dogs are highly intelligent dogs
Many Labraheelers make good watchdogs and will bark at strangers that approach your home.
Labraheelers are loving and loyal toward their familyLabraheeler dogs are very active and need energetic owners who can spend hours outdoors exercising the pet.
Labraheeler dogs are excellent exercise partners for people who enjoy outdoor sports and want a dog that would be able to walk long distances without easily getting tired. Labraheeler dog is the right dog for that job. Labrador Retrievers as well as Cattle dogs are tireless dogs that really enjoy and even need long walks every day to stay in good mental and physical shape. If you have the time that it takes to properly care for and exercise your dog every day - rain or shine - then Labraheeler may be the dog for you. Labraheelers need lots of space to thrive. Living in a city apartment is not ideal for these active dogs that need lots of outdoor exercises frequently which may not be possible in the cramped city environment.
This litter is currently very social and its adopters will need to continue to do so. Mommy Ellie is a very social cattle dog which is not the norm for her breed so that is a bonus for this litter genetically.
He is not leash trained as his foster's live on a country property. This will be a work in progress for his adopters.
Aero had his first set of vaccines on Dec 13 including Bordetella. He was microchipped and weighed 4.8 kg. He is the smallest of the males
UPDATE: 2nd set of vaccines including Lepto given Jan 23. His current weight is 8.0 kg.
UPDATE: He had his 3rd set of vaccines including Rabies on Feb 3. His weight was 12.7kg
UPDATE: He was neutered and weighed 18.1kg on May 19.
A fully fenced yard or farm is mandatory to apply for Aero. Preference will be given to those families who have another socialized dog in the home to keep him company and to teach him the dynamics of the home.