Although there are so many types of hybrid breeds, they are still a new trend. Because of the recency of these dogs, there is often little documented about the breeds. The Labraheeler is known to be a mix of the Labrador Retriever and the Australian Cattle Dog, and therefore the creation of these designer dogs has to begin with the origin of the parent breeds. The famous Labrador Retriever has ancestors who have been around since the 17th century in Canada. They were one type of Canadian Water Dogs, others being the Landseer, the Flat-Coated Retriever, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, and the Newfoundland Retriever. The Labrador Retriever was found by some visitors as well as the second Earl of Malmesbury who noticed the dogs working with fishermen. The Earl then arranged for some dogs of the breed to be brought to his estate in England, where he established a kennel. Many more of the dogs were sold to English gentry throughout the 1800s. These dogs were given their name by the Earl of Malmesbury. They lost popularity in England later on in the 19th century because of heavy dog tax and intense British quarantine laws, which made importation difficult. It was early on in the 1800s that Australian Cattle Dogs were used by cattle ranchers to maintain the herds. They were often used on lands west of the Sydney metropolitan region of Australia. The Australian Cattle Dog was created in the 1830s and was perfectly suited to the job and climate of these large fields. They specialized at nipping at the heels of the cattle but remained silent and did not stampede them. There was a cross between a native Dingo and a Smithfield, which was the creation of a man named Timmins. These dogs, given the name of Timmon’s bitters, were too aggressive, and the breed was altered ten years later by Thomas Hall, who crossed a Dingo with a Scottish Blue-Merle Collie. This new version of the dog was referred to as Hall’s heelers. The two types were bred together, along with Dalmatians and some Black-and-Tan Kelpie Sheepdogs. It was in 1893 that the Australian Cattle Dog was finally perfected.
Daily feeding amt for a 1 1/2 yr old Mix Mother ( Bernese/Blue Heeler) Father ( Lab/Border Collie)..Presently 88 lbs ..now on diet..loves to run & wrestle with other dogs ..but was restricted for 2 wks by plastic collar ( neutered ..then eye infection.. in September) and now again with other eye infection for 10 days. Eats high end dog food but how much daily?
What type of dog is my dog