Labollie

45-60 lbs
20-24"
Canada
Labrador Retriever
Collie
The Labollie is a hybrid breed. His parents are the Collie and the Labrador Retriever. He is a very family-friendly dog, much like his parent breeds. He is also requires very low maintenance to be kept looking his best. He is very social and has a willing-to-please temperament. He is very trainable, much like both parent breeds. The Labollie is a great companion whether you are at home relaxing or together taking a walk outdoors.
Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Collie and Labrador Retriever

Labollie Health

Average Size
Male Labollie size stats
Height: 22-26 inches Weight: 50-70 lbs
Female Labollie size stats
Height: 20-24 inches Weight: 45-60 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip And Elbow Dysplasia
  • Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA)
Minor Concerns
  • Allergies
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Drug Allergy or Sensitivity
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination

Labollie Breed History

While there is not much information on the Labollie, we can study the parent breeds in order to understand the origins of the hybrid breed. The Labrador Retriever hails from Newfoundland, Canada. He was originally known as the St. John's dog. Even as far back as the 1700s, the Labrador Retriever has been a companion and hunter/retriever to his humans. It is believed that the original St. John's dog was interbred with local water dogs and the Newfoundland dog to make the Lab that we know today. He was brought to England, where he served as a retriever. After becoming almost extinct due to tax laws and government restrictions, the breed became very popular after WWII. Today, the Labrador is one of the most popular breeds in America. The Collie is also known for his working abilities. He is native to the Highlands of Scotland, where he was used for guarding and herding. In fact, the breed has guarded all types of animals: cattle, sheep, and pigs, just to name a few. Some believe that the dog was brought to the British Isles by the Romans. Queen Victoria visited Scotland in 1860, and brought some Collies back to England with her. The first Collie was brought to the United States in 1879.

Labollie Breed Appearance

The Labollie is likely to take the longer hair of the Collie parent breed. He will have a double coat like both parents. The color of the Labollie is varied, depending on the dominant parent breed. He may be black with white markings, brown, or sable. His dark eyes are alert and friendly and his nose is black. He is a medium-sized dog, only weighing 50 pounds at maximum, but strong and agile in gait.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Labollie eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Labollie nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
black Labollie coat
Black
brown Labollie coat
Brown
fawn Labollie coat
Fawn
sable Labollie coat
Sable
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Labollie straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Labollie Breed Maintenance

The Labollie may take the longer hair of the Collie parent breed, but he is not as high maintenance as one might think. He has a waterproof undercoat and a coarse top coat. He is considered a moderate shedder. Expect him to shed heavily twice a year in the spring and fall. Brush him once a week to ensure that there is no matting. At least twice a month, trim his nails if they do not wear away naturally. If you can hear his nails clicking on the floor, then it is time to cut them. Brush his teeth two or three times. a week to prevent tooth decay.
Brushes for Labollie
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Labollie requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Labollie Temperament

The Labollie is a sweet, affectionate, highly intelligent dog. He is easily trained, and he will watch his owner for commands. He wants to please his owner, and this will make behavior problems a minimum. However, owners should remember that Labollies are like their parent breeds - they will chew (and eat!) anything and may be prone to digging holes all over the yard. Prevent this by allowing for vigorous daily exercise. This hybrid is great with children, and is noted as being very patient and gentle.

Labollie Activity Requirements

One considering purchasing a Labollie should keep in mind that he will be a very athletic dog. He has great stamina and endurance. Surprisingly, he is not as active as the parent breeds, so, while he will be able to keep up with you while out on a jog, he does not require hours of play. He loves games, such as playing fetch with a Frisbee or just a regular tennis ball. He may also enjoy a trip to the dog park.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
7 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Labollie Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2 cups
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost
$34.00 - $45.00

Labollie Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Labollie size stats at six months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 22 lbs
Female Labollie size stats at six months
Height: 9 inches Weight: 22 lbs
12 Months
Male Labollie size stats at 12 months
Height: 19 inches Weight: 37 lbs
Female Labollie size stats at 12 months
Height: 19 inches Weight: 32 lbs
18 Months
Male Labollie size stats at 18 months
Height: 24 inches Weight: 50 lbs
Female Labollie size stats at 18 months
Height: 23 inches Weight: 50 lbs

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