Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Oh Henry. 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. We believe this litter will reach 60 lbs plus when fully grown. They have thick, shiny coats. The entire litter has wonderful affectionate personalities.
Oh Henry continues to be the largest in the litter. As of May 19, he weighed 21.7kg. We believe that the males in the litter will reach 50 lbs, not as large as originally thought. .He loves to be cuddled and be around his foster family. He is very good with other dogs of all sizes and ages. He has been very well-behaved at the Pet Valu Meet and Greets enjoying all the attention he gets. He rides well in the vehicle He is now fed twice daily and still is very food motivated. Oh Henry is a leader not a follower and can jump a 3 foot gate with ease. He will make someone a wonderful companion.
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. Oh Henry is now on adult food and continues to use a slow feed bowl as the entire litter gulps their food down without chewing, He has shown no signs of allergies or skin issues. He resembles a lab the most of all the pups in the litter . He is not leash trained as his foster's live on a country property. This will be a work in progress for his adopters.
Oh Henry had his first set of vaccines on Dec 13 including Bordetella. He was microchipped and weighed 6.2 kg. He is currently the largest in the litter.
UPDATE: He had his 2nd set of vaccines including Lepto on Jan 23. He weighs 10.5 kg.
UPDATE: He had his 3rd set of vaccines including Rabies on Feb 3. He weighed 15.3 kg.
UPDATE: He was neutered on May 19 and weighed 21.7 kg.
A fully fenced yard or farm is mandatory to apply for Oh Henry. Because Oh Henry can jump, he should have a minimum of a 6 ft high wooden fence. 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.