Labrador Mix

Any mixed dog takes the best and worst from both of its parents. Labrador mixes are generally thought to be sound, healthy dogs that fit in well with most families. If you only know that your dog is a Labrador mix, it’s important to at least know all that you can about the Labrador. The modern Labrador has a rich ancestry. The first Labs were the result of a breeding between a fishing and retrieving dog from Newfoundland and a Labrador from Canada. Originally, the Labrador and larger water dog from Newfoundland were listed under the same classification. Eventually, the smaller Labrador and larger water dog were separated into two classifications.

Labrador mixes tend to be medium to large dogs but they are built with strong muscles that makes them adept at a variety of activities. Many Lab mixes have tell-tale webbed toes, thick tails and thick ear flaps. The coat color of these mixes can vary from a solid black to any combination of colors. Personality: Most Lab mixes are happy-go-lucky dogs. The Labrador is a pleasant dog to have as a member of the family. These dogs tend to get along with every human that they meet, and the breed typically gets along with other animals in the house. Labradors are hunting and retrieving dogs. This breed is born to work. You can expect your Labrador mix to get into trouble if it is not kept mentally and physically stimulated. Although Labradors can be hyper puppies, they are easily trained and eager to please their owners.

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Breed Type
Mix
Origin
Europe
Function
Life Span
10-13 Years
Hypoallergenic
No
Other Names
Labrador Mix

Labrador Mix Build Information

Size
Medium
Length (Male)
22-27 in.
Length (Female)
22-24 in.
Weight
> 65 lbs
Litter Size
5 - 10 Puppies
Tail Dock or Crop
No
Preferred Climate
Any Climate

Labrador mixes tend to be medium to large dogs but they are built with strong muscles that makes them adept at a variety of activities. Many Lab mixes have tell-tale webbed toes, thick tails and thick ear flaps. The coat color of these mixes can vary from a solid black to any combination of colors.

Behaviour and Personality

Kid Friendliness
Affection Level
Activity Level
Energy Level
Independant
Good to Other Pets
Dominating or Submissive?
Guardian Skills
Barking
Aggressiveness Level

Most Lab mixes are happy-go-lucky dogs. The Labrador is a pleasant dog to have as a member of the family. These dogs tend to get along with every human that they meet, and the breed typically gets along with other animals in the house. Labradors are hunting and retrieving dogs.

This breed is born to work.

You can expect your Labrador mix to get into trouble if it is not kept mentally and physically stimulated. Although Labradors can be hyper puppies, they are easily trained and eager to please their owners.

Appearance

Colors
Black Chocolate Yellow
Shedding
Moderate
Grooming
Low Maintenance
Coat Type
Dense

Labradors and Labrador mixes tend to shed heavily twice a year and minimally the rest of the year. These dogs are not normally good for humans that suffer with asthma or allergies. Grooming a Labrador is not intensive but must be done regularly. Daily brushings are a must with this breed in order to remove loose hair from the coat. Weekly ear cleanings, monthly toenail trimmings, and daily teeth brushing are recommended.

Breed's Talents and Facts

Training
Moderately easy to train
Hunting Companion
Yes
Jolly for Jogging
Yes
Sighting Capabilities
No
Ideal for Tracking
Yes
Retrieving Skills
Yes
Pointing Breed
No
Herding Skills
No
Dutiful Watchdog
Yes
Security Guard Capable
Yes
Police Performer
Yes
Wet Water rescues
No
Assist Disable Owners
Yes
Dog Sledding
Yes
Able to Perform Dog Carting
Yes
Agile/Zippy
Yes
Fun with Lure Coursing
No
Obedient
Yes
Possible Schutzhund Work
No
Trainable for Tricks
Yes
  • The average life span of a Lab mix is 10 to 15 years
  • Labrador mixes are some of the most common crossbreeds
  • These mixes are typically fantastic family pets
  • These dogs tend to hold onto their weight
  • Owners must maintain a healthy diet for their Lab mixes
  • The most widely recognized name for one specific Lab mix is Labradoodle, a mix between the Labrador and Standard Poodle
  • Mixes of Labradors and other breeds are not normally labeled
  • Some of the many Labrador mixes are the Labradoodle, American Bullador, Pitador Retriever, Labraheeler, Sheprador, Labeagle, and the Labloodhound

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Common Health Conditions in Labrador Mixs

Labrador retrievers suffer with joint problems. Hip dysplasia is common in the breed. It is rare for the Labrador parent of a mix to have been certified against hip dysplasia. Owners should watch for awkward gaits or apparent discomfort. Hip dysplasia can be diagnosed through radiographs. Labs are also prone to ear infections, eye infections, diabetes, obesity, entropian, and various types of cancer. Routine veterinary examinations can alert owners to issues with their specific pet.

Labrador Mix Pet Insurance

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