A Labrador retriever crossed with a blue heeler, also known as an Australian cattle dog, is one smart canine. Ideally, this hybrid dog combines the intensity of the blue heeler with the affable disposition of the Labrador retriever.
Some people call these dogs “Labraheelers.”
The Australian cattle dog’s ancestry includes the dingo, the wild dog of the continent.
In the 19th century, Australian ranches bred Dalmatians, blue merle collies and other breeds to the dingo.