The Lab Collie Mix Is A Truly Wonderful Cross Breed
The Lab Collie mix is truly a nice mix in almost all respects. This breed has the advantage of both sets of parents being renowned for their good nature, as well as their intelligence and train-ability.
They both belong to the working class of dogs. And they both appear in the top 16 of the most intelligent dog breeds
according to "The Intelligence of Dogs" by Stanley Coren, a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
The Bearded collie at 16, and the Labrador retriever at No 7.
The Collie Has been bred as a companion to man (a pet) for many generations. They are loyal, gentle, loving, intelligent animals.
Their good natures make them ideal as pets for families with small children.
In the years shortly after the 2nd World War, this breed was immortalized in the Film "Lassie come home". Since then there have been many films and TV productions about this famous animal.
I could wax lyrical about this fine breed all day, it certainly deserves it.
The Lab of Course has as good a pedigree for good traits as any breed. Everything that I have said about the Collie could also be said about the Lab and then some more.
It would be very hard to find a better choice of breeds to cross than these two.
When you combine these breeds you get a large variety of differing appearances that are possible, as well as quite a few colors.
Both parent breeds shed a fair amount of hair, so the chances are almost 100% that Lollies will also shed.
This shedding can be reduced to a certain extent by grooming (this is a must with this breed), but unfortunately you will never eliminate it.
The hairs work their way into everything, so I suggest getting a very strong vacuum cleaner, you will need it.
Exercise is also a must. Both parent breeds are very active, which makes the lolly active as well.
They love playing. So if you have the space, throw a ball for them, they love that.
They also tend to be herders, and for lack of any other animals around they will try to herd your children around the yard. This can be a good thing as they do try to keep them in safe areas (they are after all intelligent animals).
In summing up then, you can not go far wrong in deciding to get a Lab Collie mix, they can only be a pleasure to have around.
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