What Is A Blue Heeler Labrador?
A blue heeler labrador is a cross between a German shepherd and a Doberman Pinscher. They are very intelligent dogs with strong personalities. These dogs have been bred for their loyalty, strength, agility, and intelligence. The breed originated in Germany where they were used as guard dogs or search and rescue animals since the early 1900’s. Today, the breed is recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) as a purebred dog.
The AKC recognizes three colors: black, white and chocolate. There are several other color variations including red, orange, yellow and even some with spots.
Some blue heeler labradors may look like the standard color but there are others that have lighter colored coats.
Blue Heeler Lab Mix Size And Temperament
These dogs are known for being loyal and loving. They tend to be very affectionate and love to cuddle.
However, they do not tolerate loud noises or people who annoy them. If left alone too long, these dogs will become aggressive towards strangers or anyone else who disturbs them. They do not make good watch dogs since they tend to let everyone in.
The blue heeler lab mix size is slightly smaller than the purebred Doberman and larger than the German Shepherd. They weigh between 40 to 60 lbs.
Their size is perfect for anyone who lives in an apartment and does not have a yard or cannot take long walks. They are active indoors but they also enjoy going on walks, jogging or even playing fetch.
The blue heeler lab mix temperament is very similar to the Doberman in that he is loyal, loving and affectionate. As opposed to being an aggressive watch dog, he tends to be more of an overprotective dad to his family and will bark at any suspicious person who comes to the door.
Blue Heeler Lab Mix Grooming
Grooming these dogs only requires brushing two to three times a week.
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