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. Currently, they are similar in all aspects.
This entire litter is extremely affectionate and loves to be held and cuddled. They will be high-energy dogs based on their breed mixes. They have huge appetites and have been fed Royal Canin Medium Breed Puppy Food. They eat extremely fast, just like labs tend to do. They are fed every 4 hours during the day. They are a very busy breed mix and are currently stimulated with toys. They are paper trained and get warm quite easily. They give kisses but are very squiggly when trying to hold them. Oh Henry loves attention and is constantly wagging his tail for more kisses. He plays well with his siblings. They love the soft squeaky toys and are so excited when their foster family is in with them. They are not the greatest in the bath but are getting used to it. They are always on the go.
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. Even if you have a large park nearby but live in an apartment building then it would help to have neighbors with hearing problems, otherwise, you may get many complaints that your dog creates too much noise. Labraheelers are naturally vocal dogs that will bark and they will bark a lot, especially when not left alone or when they miss their long walk and have the energy that needs to be used in some way. Barking may be a solution for a Labraheeler to keep himself or herself busy for some time but for your neighbors, this may not be a pleasant experience. That is another reason why Labraheeler dogs are not recommended for people who live in a city apartment.
Labraheelers are great for people who can spend most of the day with the dog - Lab and Cattle Dog mix dogs do not like to be left alone. For owners with a full-time job and little time to dedicate to a family dog, Labraheeler is not a suitable dog. Labraheelers are great companion pets for people who understand the needs of this hybrid dog and have the time and desire to make themselves available to spend a few hours walking the dog and taking good care of this loving but demanding attention pet. Strong herding instinct may be present in many Labraheeler dogs and they may try to herd small kids or even other family pets
Labraheelers need a lot of time investment in terms of socializing and training the dog.
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 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
A fully fenced yard or farm is mandatory to apply for Oh Henry. 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. As always, Barks and Meows Rescue will pay for the spays and neuters of this litter at 6 months of age at the West Lorne Animal Hospital.