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40 Loving Labrador Retriever Mixes – The Best Lab Mix Guide

Written by Richard Jeng

For 28 years (and counting), Labrador Retrievers have consistently made the top of the list as the most popular dog breed in America. Labradors are friendly, intelligent, large, energetic and loving – all the best qualities of a family companion.

And if you’re planning to bring home a Lab, you’ve made a wise decision. After all, they are the most popular dogs for a reason. But because Labradors are so prevalent in North America, the options for Lab mixes are endless.

Labrador mixed breeds inherit all the best temperament qualities of the Lab. In addition, a mix often inherits unique physical attributes and instincts from the other parent breed, thus, creating a truly special mutt. Don’t believe us? Here are our 40 favorite Lab mixes.

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What’s a Labrador?

Originally bred as a waterdog, the Labrador Retriever specialized in retrieving ducks from lakes, ponds, rivers and the marshes. As such, they were bred with high energy levels and durability to work on long hunting trips in rough conditions.

However, Labs have come a long way since their hunting days. Because of their favorable and mild temperaments, they make outstanding family dogs today. Not only are they active dogs, but they’re extremely friendly and outgoing too.

Labs are neither easy-going nor easy to own, especially with ones bred to hunt. But you can also get Labs that are overly-friendly to a fault, running off to meet everyone.

– Snowbunny (The Labrador Forum)

There’s a long-standing misconception that Labradors are “easy” dogs. In other words, people believe they’re low maintenance. However, this is only true once they’re well-trained, which in itself, can take a lot of work, time and patience.

We recommend that Labs get at least 2 hours of exercise per day to remain both mentally and physically healthy. As active as they may be, they’re prone to obesity, which can pose problems if they aren’t getting enough physical activity.

But if you can provide your Labrador with affection, exercise and a loving environment, they will thrive in any situation. They’re America’s favorite companions because they’ll always be there for you and have your back! For most people, they’re the best option.

Best Lab Mixes

There are so many wonderful Labrador mixes in the canine kingdom. Most of which, are just as great as any purebred Lab. We’ve compiled a list of our 40 favorite Lab mixes. If we’ve left one out that deserves to be here, let us know in the comments section!

1. Golden Labrador

Parents: Golden Retriever x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @mollythelab_abdn

What could possibly go wrong when you combine two of America’s favorite breeds with similar instincts, temperaments and background? The Golden Labrador is just that: a crossbreed of a Labrador and Golden Retriever!

Golden Labradors will unquestionably be a big, friendly dog with a ton of energy and love for all types of people. Because both parent breeds are highly intelligent and eager to please, your Lab mix will pick up obedience training with ease.

Both Labs and Goldens were bred to be water retrievers. So, it’s not unusual for them to love swimming on a hot day. In fact, it’s one of the best exercises for these highly active, energetic canine companions. Physical stimulation is a must!

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2. Frenchie Labrador

Parents: French Bulldog x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @growin.n.glowin.87

The Frenchie Labrador is the exotic hybrid of America’s favorite large and small dog breed. This Lab mix combines the patience and easy-going nature of the French Bulldog with the energetic, yet playful personalities of Labradors.

You’ll likely get a medium-sized hybrid with high intelligence and a friendly curiosity for all other dogs, humans and pets. They’re some of the friendliest mixes and can befriend nearly anyone he or she meets. As such, they’re very responsive to their owners.

They’ll likely inherit the short and smooth coat of the Frenchie, coming in all shades of colors. The Frenchie Labrador, though, is more likely to inherit the color combinations of the Frenchie, with a possibility of brindle patterns and ticked markings.

3. Labmaraner

Parents: Weimaraner x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @zizazazoo

Both the Weimaraner and Labrador Retrievers are hunting dogs, though they’re different types of hunting companions. While the Weimaraners are excellent at tracking and hunting down wild game, the Lab primarily retrieves shot game.

However, the hybrid of the two creates a wonderful and lively Lab mix that’s extremely active and affectionate. Their frames will be sturdy and muscular, but also lean. In other words, you will need to provide them with hours of exercise each day!

Labmaraners can be a little stubborn, despite being intelligent dogs. They will respond well to training, but only with a consistent and firm leader. On the bright side, these dogs are great for large families with children in the household.

4. Lab Pointer

Parents: Pointer x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @toby.the.pointador

The Lab Pointer is another classic example of combining two outstanding hunting dogs in their respective fields. On one hand, you have the English Pointer that was bred to track birds. But, you also have the Labrador, known for retrieving water birds.

Lab Pointers will vary depending on which size they take more from, though they’re typically a medium to large hybrid dog. While both parents have double coats, Lab Pointers tend to inherit the low maintenance coat of the English Pointer.

In the home, they’re affectionate companions that can brighten up any room. However, on the field, Lab Pointers bring a lot of enthusiasm and energy that demands a lot of activities. So, we recommend them best for those in rural areas with large space.

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5. Greyador

Parents: Greyhound x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @rylan_hope2

The Greyador combines two highly athletic and agile dog breeds, that is, the Greyhound and the Labrador Retriever. And while both parents are super-active dogs, the Greyhound parent takes the Greyador to a whole new level.

They’ll always be tall and slender, as inherited from the Greyhound side. This lean muscular frame keeps them agile and capable of reaching an astounding 40 miles per hour. As you can guess, they love to run and need plenty of space to do so.

When they’re in the home, expect the Greyador to shower you with love and affection. They can seem a little independent and stubborn at times, but they’re highly intelligent and have a great understanding of human emotions and moods.

6. Labrador Corso

Parents: Cane Corso x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @billy_thepanther

The Labrador Corso is the unique cross of the powerful Cane Corso and the intelligent Lab. As a result, this Lab hybrid has both the brains and brawn. Just think of them as Labradors with an extra boost of strength and power.

The protective instincts may be inherited from the Cane Corso parent, as they were bred to be excellent guard dogs. That said, they’ll require a leader that’s both consistent and firm for best results with obedience training.

Even so, Labrador Corsos can be fun-loving dogs with a playful attitude – mostly thanks to the Labrador side. They do great with people if properly socialized at an early age. Plus, they tend to make decent guardians for households with older kids.

7. Boston Lab

Parents: Boston Terrier x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @finnthebostonlab

The Boston Lab is one of the greatest Lab mixes for all types of families. The hybrid combines the Labrador Retriever and the Boston Terrier, creating a dog with the perfect balance in both temperament and personality.

While Labradors can be a little overly-playful and energetic, the calmer side of the Boston will make the Boston Lab a more manageable puppy. After all, the Boston Terrier parent is named “America’s Gentleman” for a reason.

Boston Labs love their owners and will gladly please when they can, especially if it means a happy owner. However, that doesn’t mean they won’t go on their stubborn streaks from time to time. Make sure you give them plenty of attention, too!

8. Pugador

Parents: Pug x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @thanks_raisin

The Pugador may not be the most obvious Lab mix on this list. These unusual hybrids combine the laid back Pug with the active Labrador. Though they may differ in energy levels, both parent breeds share a similar love and loyalty to the owners.

As mentioned, the contrast in personalities strikes a pleasant balance in the Pugador. As such, you can expect an even-tempered and confident Labrador mix. Because of the Pug side, they won’t be big barkers, though the stubbornness shines through.

Since both parent breeds differ a lot in size, you can expect a lot of variance in what you get. In most cases, they may end up with a Pug’s face but a Lab’s body. Plus, it’s possible they grow anywhere between 30 to 50 pounds!

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9. Labrasenji

Parents: Basenji x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @oreo_thelabrasenji

The Labrasenji is one of the most unique mixes on this list, combining the Basenji with the Lab. Still, there’s a lot to love about these hybrids. In fact, they pack the activeness of the Labrador but maintain the quiet nature of the Basenji.

Labrasenjis are typically medium-sized dogs but can vary depending on which parent they take more from. Regardless of size, they’ll almost always end up with a short yet dense fur coat in all the classic Labrador colors.

Training will require some time, as the Basenji side is notorious for “slow learning.” That doesn’t mean they don’t love you, rather they’re just stubborn and independent dogs. And while they tend to get along with children, they don’t like the rough play.

10. Rhodesian Lab

Parents: Rhodesian Ridgeback x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @sweetietherhodesianlab

Being the hybrid of the Rhodesian Ridgeback and the Labrador Retriever, the Rhodesian Lab is a gentle and loving large dog. Despite their fearsome looks, they’re quite affectionate and tend to get along with most friendly humans (if socialized).

In the calm, they’re docile dogs. However, they can be as energetic as any other Labrador mix when playing outside. No matter how energetic your children may be, the Rhodesian Lab will certainly outplay them. It’s a win-win for parents!

Given their large size, training is essential with these dogs. And while they’re undoubtedly smart dogs, some owners report them being difficult to train. These dogs do have a sensitive side to them and will require only positive reinforcement.

11. German Wirehaired Lab

Parents: German Wirehaired Pointer x Lab mix

via Instagram: @cobyhigley

The German Wirehaired Pointer is a determined and stubborn breed. But when combined with the eagerness to please of the Labrador Retriever, you’ll end up with a loyal and affectionate dog that’s perfect for your family.

The German Wirehaired Lab is undeniably a playful and energetic hybrid. They love outdoor activities and have a tendency to love being in water. As such, these Lab mixes are best suited for active families capable of providing them with exercise.

In the home, they’re great leaners. With high intelligence and an inquisitive personality, these dogs will respond well to obedience training. However, expect their stubbornness to take over from time to time.

12. Labsky

Parents: Siberian Husky x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @koda_striker

Both parent breeds of the Labsky, the Siberian Husky and Labrador, share similar personality qualities: playful, affectionate, loyal. Consequently, we can expect all the best features of each parent to be inherited in the hybrid as well.

Also called the Huskador, these Lab mixes are loyal to a fault and often develop strong bonds with members of the family. While the Husky side can bring the stubbornness, the Lab’s parent will usually balance this out with high obedience & work intelligence.

One things for certain: they’re highly active dogs. Siberian Huskies were bred to pull sleds, so their insatiable energy requires active owners willing to keep them physically stimulated. With that taken care of, the Labsky makes a fun and loving companion.

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13. Labraheeler

Parents: Blue Heeler x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @mookie_the_labraheeler

Though relatively new, the Labraheeler is a hybrid that’s quickly gaining in popularity. A cross of the Labrador and Blue Heeler, it’s hard to imagine anything but a hyperactive dog. And, that’s exactly what the Labraheeler is.

They’ll be medium-sized dogs, but will have an immense of amount of energy that needs to be dealt with on a daily basis. Given the strong herding instincts from the heeler side, they may nip at the heelers of young kids, so keep that in check.

Nonetheless, Labraheelers make fantastic companions for active owners that need a canine friend to take on their adventures. They’re less about physical activity just the sake of exercise, but rather about doing activities with their loved ones.

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14. Labloodhound

Parents: Bloodhound x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @boogie_and_muppet

Bloodhounds are tracking dogs with arguably the best nose in the game. Similarly, Labradors are some of the best retrievers you can find. The combination produces a unique and amazing hybrid that may be the ultimate hunting dog.

While they may be big dogs, they’re more docile and sociable than most. But because of their people-oriented nature, they hate being left alone for long periods. We recommend them for large families with an active lifestyle.

Labloodhounds tend to inherit the body of the Lab and look very much like a Labrador. Though, they may develop the long hanging ears of the Bloodhound. Either way, it’s not unusual for a Labloodhound to have the hound’s nose!

15. Bassador

Parents: Basset Hound x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @lookatstannis

The Bassador is yet another hound-labrador combination. This time, crossbreeding the Basset Hound with the Labrador. And believe it or not, these mixes have been quite popular in the past decade or so. With their temperaments and looks, it’s easy to see why.

Nearly always, the Bassador inherits the short and stubby legs of the Basset parent. Though the facial features tend to lean more towards the Labrador side, with the exception of the iconic long ears seen in the Basset Hound.

While the parent were bred for hunting, the Bassadors are solely bred for companionship. So you can expect an affectionate, sweet-natured and kind dog – similar to that of the Labrador parent. Even so, they could probably make decent hunters still.

16. Dachsador

Parents: Dachshund x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @itsthejackattackk

The Dachsador isn’t the first Lab mix that comes to mind. Bred with the hotdog-like Dachshund and the family-favorite Labrador, the Dachsador is a surprisingly pleasant hybrid that’s slowly, but surely, gaining momentum in North America.

They are designer dogs with a short and unknown history. However, breeders believe that they were initially bred to eliminate certain health issues seen in both parent breeds. For this reason, you can expect a relatively healthy and robust dog.

They are not big barkers, but have the alertness to make a decent watchdog. And like with all Lab mixes, the Dachsador will have a healthy energy level. On the bright side, a short and wiry coat means they’ll be fairly easy to groom.

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17. Labany

Parents: Brittany x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @krypto_and_sakura

The Labany combines the attentive and agile Brittany Spaniel with the Labrador Retriever. They are, as a result, faithful companions that love nothing more than to play with their owners. It’s no wonder they make great pets for al households.

Primarily thanks to the Brittany parent, the Labany is highly adaptable. In other words, they will be comfortable in an apartment, on a farm or in the suburbs. As long as you feed them with the necessary exercise, it doesn’t take much for them to thrive.

While both parent breeds have a double coat, they’re relatively easy to groom due to the short straight coats. I’m not saying they won’t shed, but maintenance won’t be too bad. And when it comes to training, they’re attentive enough to respond well.

18. Boxador

Parents: Boxer x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @boxador_apoll

Boxadors are some of my favorite Lab mixes, melding the courageous personality of the Boxer with the friendliness of the Labrador. The crossbreed combines to form a balanced hybrid that makes a wonderful house pet, but a better guard dog.

The Boxer genes will bring a sturdy and durable frame into the Boxador. Labradors are quite the athletes, but the Boxer takes the Boxador to a new level. Bring in the alertness, bravery and confidence of the Boxer, and you have a capable guardian.

These dogs do best in homes with a large back yard. Since both parents require plenty of run and exercise, the best option is to give them space. Otherwise, it’s very possible for these dogs to exhibit destructive behavior without it.

19. American Bullador

Parents: American Bulldog x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @reuben_the_bullador

Similar to the Boxador, the America Bullador comes equipped with a strong body and muscular frame. That’s as you would expect from the American Bulldog and Labrador mix. However, the durable body isn’t the only great thing about the Bullador.

These are two classic dog breeds in America, which is why the crossbreeding of the Bullador can be traced back to the 1900s. The idea was to develop a durable dog that had the favorable temperaments of the Lab, though with less health issues.

Today, you can expect the American Bullador to be intelligent and vigilant. They’re some of the most loyal Lab mixes you can find, but with a calmer demeanor than the purebred Lab. It’s easy to see why these dogs are so popular today.

20. Corgidor

Parents: Welsh Corgi x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @goldie.thecorgidor

Fun-loving, playful and active, the Corgidor is the adorable cross between the Welsh Corgi and a Labrador Retriever. Both parent breeds are huge fan-favorites in the world of dogs, so the mix makes a lot of sense.

The Corgidor typically inherits facial features and colors of the Labrador. However, the Corgi’s signature short and stubby legs will be present in this Lab mix. But don’t be fooled by their odd body proportions – they are fierce and athletic workers.

Both parent dog breeds are highly intelligent and very capable learners, so expect the same in the Corgidor. Plus, both are very loyal too. When you combine qualities of the breeds, you’ll end up with an even tempered and calm hybrid.

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21. Labrakita

Parents: Akita Inu x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @marcelineboogie

East meets west in a beautiful fashion with the Labrakita. These Lab mixes combine the loyal and confident nature of the Akita Inu with the Labrador Retriever. While there are few of them, we think they’re some of the most underrated dogs.

Labrakitas are perfect for families, especially those with children. The Akita parent is famously known as a great dog for kids, but the Labrador side brings the energy needed to keep up with rowdy and energetic children.

As expected, Labrakitas are excellent guard dogs. Though, socialization is necessary as with any large guardians. With obedience training, they’re intelligent enough to understand who to attack and who should be welcomed with licks.

22. Labernese

Parents: Bernese Mountain Dog x Lab mix

via Instagram: @sundaytreatz

If you’re a long-time reader, you already know how I feel about the Bernese Mountain Dog. Now when you combine the best qualities of the Berner with a Labrador, the result is nothing short of spectacular. In fact, they may just be my favorite Lab mixes.

Given the large stature of the Bernese, the Labernese will be a large dog. And because both of the parents are highly sociable and affectionate, they can’t stand being alone. As such, they may experience separation anxiety.

The Bernese side brings their temperament to a calm and gentle hybrid. Don’t get me wrong, a Labernese will still play hard, but know when to mellow down at home. That being said, they will get along great with kids and seniors!

23. Cavador

Parents: Cavalier King Charles x Lab mix

via Instagram: @wooden.duck04

The result of crossbreeding the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with the Labrador is the Cavador. Both have similar qualities in both appearance and temperaments, so you can expect to get a smaller Labrador in most cases.

For example, they’ll typically be yellow, gold or black – though other colors are very possible. In regards to size, expect a Lab mix weighing roughing 35 to 55 pounds depending on which side they take more from.

Cavadors love to play, and they play well with kids. They aren’t too small, to the point of being too fragile, but not too big either. Their appetite for fun play is typical of the Labrador, but they tend to inherit the calmer demeanor of the spaniel too.

24. Alaskan Malador

Parents: Alaskan Malamute x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @otis.of.yeg

Also known as the Alaskan Lab, the Malador is a hybrid of the Alaskan Malamute and the Lab. Without question, they’ll be large dogs with a strong desire for work. You may not need them to pull sleds, but exercise is still crucial.

Both parents are notorious shedders, with the Alaskan Malamute known for heavy shedding. In other words, the Malador will likely inherit the thick double coats of the Malamute. If you don’t have the time for grooming, stay far away from this mix.

On the other hand, Maladors are very loyal dogs who will stick by your side. They do respond well to obedience training, but the Malamute side might bring in the stubborn side. Still, they are fantastic companions for those in colder climate.

25. Labrottie

Parents: Rottweiler x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @khaleesidiesel

Both Rottweilers and Labrador Retrievers share similar characteristics, especially with their size and shape. The hybrid, known as the Labrottie, will likely appear to be a bulky black Lab. But, they’ll have the loyalty of the Rottweiler.

These dogs love to spend time with their family members. In fact, they do best when they’re able to participate in all family activities. They may not be the biggest velcro-dogs, but they do need human interaction and companionship.

The good news is that grooming is not difficult. Most likely, your Labrottie will be moderate shedders that only need basic grooming. But with the dominant personality of the Rottie, they will demand a consistent and firm owner for training.

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26. Labahoula

Parents: Louisiana Catahoula x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @mollie_thecatahoula

These Lab mixes are often overlooked. However, crossbreeding the Catahoula Leopard Dog with the Labrador Retriever brings a gentle touch and affection that perfectly complements the latter. The result is a truly loving family pet.

Catahoula dogs are known for their signature spotted leopard-like patterns. And while this mix may not get the full-on pattern, you will likely see patches of spots. In addition, the different eye colors of the Catahoula may be present too.

The Labahoula is not an easy dog to keep. They are highly energetic, even more so than most Lab mixes on this list. With that in mind, they don’t do well in apartments. Rather, we’d like to see them in rural areas or suburbs.

27. Labernard

Parents: Saint Bernard x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @krypto_the_labernard

The Labernard is a hybrid dog combining two parent breeds with a sharp contrast in both their temperaments and looks. On one hand, the Saint Bernard is everyone’s favorite gentle giant, whereas Labs are much more outgoing.

Much like the Saint Bernard parent, the Labernard is patient, calm and friendly. But when they need to work, the Labrador’s activeness can shine through. With such a large stature, you will need to have a firm hand when training these dogs.

And while they are considered moderate shedding dogs, they are huge canines. With more dog comes more shed fur. Regular brushing and grooming is essential to keeping their coats clean and healthy. Plus, Labernards demand a lot of exercise.

28. Chesador

Parents: Chesapeake Bay Retriever x Lab mix

via Instagram: @ripley_the_chesador

Chesapeake Bay Retrievers and Labradors are very similar dogs bred for very similar jobs. The most notable difference in the parents is the texture of the coat. But with a Chesador, the coats can go either way depending on the dog.

Standing at most 27 inches tall, the Chesador is a large dog that’s capable of growing up to 80 pounds or more. Because both parents are water retrievers, it only makes sense they inherit their dense waterproof coat, though in various colors.

Highly intelligent, obedient and affectionate, the Chesador gets along with everyone. They love to perform for guests and will happily please their owners. It’s worth noting they need regular exercise. With such genetics, swimming may be a good bet.

29. Labrahuahua

Parents: Chihuahua x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @labra.huahua

Of all the Lab mixes on this list, the Labrahuahua may just be the strangest. With parents such as the Labrador Retriever and Chihuahua, there’s a huge contrast in personalities, shape, size and instincts. However, the clash seems to work.

There’s a lot of size variation in the Labrahuahua, but you’ll most likely end up with a medium-sized dog. It’s possible they inherit facial structures of the Chihuahua, but have a build and the heft more close to the Labrador’s.

They can be protective and loyal watchdogs, thanks to the Chihuahua’s instincts. And from the Lab side, the playful nature of the Labrahuahua really shines through. Consider them as and they’ll be happy.

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30. Labollie

Parents: Collie x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @bree_labcolliemix

The Labollie combines two hard-working dog breeds with an endless amount of energy: the Collie and Labrador Retriever. Though, both parents worked different jobs. One is a herder, the other is a retriever, combining the best of both worlds.

Labollies are great dogs for first-time owners. Not only do they require moderate grooming, but they’re overall low maintenance dogs. At the same time, they’re very eager to please and obedience training shouldn’t be a problem.

While a Labollie will have high-energy, they tend to adapt nicely into the home. These dogs will know when to play hard and when to calm down. Whether it’s going for a jog or lounging on the couch, the Labollie just wants to spend time with you.

31. Lab-Aire

Parents: Airedale Terrier x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @sophiejean_and_sam

Intelligent, protective and confident, the Lab-Aire is a family companion dog that few owners can resist. These dogs have the spirited nature of the Airedale Terrier, combined with the social personalities of the Labrador Retriever.

These medium, border-lining large, dogs will have a bit of heft thanks to the terrier side. They are sturdy and durable, making them great companions that can handle the rough play of kids. But, socializing is important for them.

Shedding will be common, as they have a particularly thick and dense coat. This just means that they need basic regular grooming and are more comfortable living in colder climate. Even so, there’s a lot of room for coat variation.

32. Aussiedor

Parents: Australian Shepherd x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @patch_aussiedor

Aussiedors are some of the most stunning Lab mixes with parents like the Australian Shepherd and Labrador Retriever. Both parents share similar personality traits, including their high-energy and playful nature. We’re not kidding, they need lots of play!

With so many coat colors of the Aussie, there is room for variation with the Aussiedor. What’s more, these dogs have the endurance to keep up with all your adventures. In fact, they love to go on hikes, for a swim or play fetch.

With training and socialization, Aussiedors play well with all types of children of all ages. With the kids of the family, they tend to develop especially close bonds with. However, the important thing is you give them enough exercise to be happy dogs.

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33. Dalmador

Parents: Dalmatian x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @mollydalmador

Dalmadors are hybrids of two iconic dog breeds: the Dalmatian and Labrador. They’re not the most common Lab mixes, so there’s plenty of variation – even within the same litter. However, it’s likely you’ll get a great dog regardless.

The signature Dalmatian spots will almost always be present. Spots may appear throughout the entire coat, though it’s more likely you’ll see patches of black and white spots. As such, they should inherit the smooth, short coat of the Dalmatian.

These are high-energy dogs that love kids and other dogs. With the Labrador genes, there’s no escaping the friendliness in these dogs. If you’re looking for an affectionate companion that will always have your back, look no further.

34. German Sheprador

Parents: German Shepherd x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @atlas_the_germansheprador

By crossbreeding the courageous German Shepherd with the charming Labrador, you’ll end up with the German Sheprador. They’re truly the ultimate large dog companion with all the best traits of two of America’s favorite dogs.

Expect a Sheprador to be nothing short of brave. They’ll proudly defend their pack and keep them company at the same time, thus making them excellent guard dogs. In addition, the Sheprador is highly personable and loves their humans.

Both parent breeds have some of the highest dog intelligence, so expect to see the same in the hybrid. They live for work and will take on any challenge in obedience training. However, they can be heavy shedders depending on their coat.

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35. Labradane

Parents: Great Dane x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @willie.paws

The Labradane, or the Great Dane Labrador mix, may look like an over-sized Labrador upon first impression. However, there’s so much more to them than that. Depending on which parent they take more from, they can be ideal family pets.

Some Labradanes are highly social because they inherit more from the Lab side. On the other hand, those with more Dane genes will be more calm and affectionate. Either way, it’s hard to deny the appeal of these Lab mixes.

Always gentle and loyal, you can expect a Labradane to be great nanny dogs to young kids. In addition, they make great companions (and potential service dogs) to the elderly. Not only are they low-maintenance, but require only moderate exercise.

36. Pyrador

Parents: Great Pyrenees x Labrador mix

via Instagram: @dabigwhitedog

On one hand, the Great Pyrenees is a protective guardian originally bred to look after sheep on the mountainside. On the other, the Labrador worked as a serviceable hunting companion that could sustain long trips.

When combined, the Pyrador gives you a loyal and protective dog that’s always willing to play. Make no mistake, they will be large dogs given the Pyrenees genetics. However, they will have little to no aggression – they’re just big teddy bears.

With obedience training, they’ll be more than willing to learn. And because they have a vigilant personality, Pyradors can be a great extra set of eyes for your kids. In due time, they’ll establish great bonds with the family and keep them safe.

37. Labralas

Parents: Vizsla x Labrador mix

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The Labralas is the hybrid of two well-known hunting companions: the Vizsla with the Labrador. These dogs can potentially grow up to 25 inches tall and weigh nearly 80 pounds. Even so, they have qualities suitable for most families.

Vizslas are multi-purpose working dogs that can do it all. They’ll do everything from hunting and tracking rabbits to retrieving water birds. Like the Labrador, they’ll require extensive exercise, and the Labralas is no different.

Although they’re affectionate and loyal in the home, it’s best that they play with older kids. For some, they may be a little too excited around small children and unintentionally knock them over. But they are quick learners, so obedience training will help.

38. Borador

Parents: Border Collie x Labrador mix

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The Borador is the deliberate cross between a Border Collie and Labrador Retriever. And if you think Labs are energetic, the Borador is on a whole another level. Among all working dogs, the Border parent may have the best work ethics.

Border Collies work for the sake of working. Plus, their herding instincts tend to pass over to the Borador. It’s very possible they’ll nip at your heels, especially without obedience training. And without ridiculous exercise, they’ll go nuts.

We recommend these dogs for only the most active owners. They get bored easily without near-constant stimulation. And if you have kids, socializing will be even more important in the early stages. At the least, they’re very friendly dogs.

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39. Spanador

Parents: Cocker Spaniel x Labrador mix

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There are few Lab mixes as elegant and good-natured as the Spanador. This cross between an American Cocker Spaniel and Labrador has become a staple in the designer dog world, despite being a relatively new dog breed.

Known for their attractive and loving personalities, the Spanador has both the good looks to go along with the great temperaments. They thrive on positive praise and affection. As long as you bring both to the table, they’ll be happy dogs.

The Spanador loves to have fun, making them ideal playmates for your kids. While they know how to have fun, they understand when to calm down and be gentle. And with their alertness, they make decent watchdogs too.

40. New Labralound

Parents: Newfoundland x Labrador mix

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The New Labralound combines the easy-going nature of the Newfoundland with the excitable Labrador Retriever. The balance between temperaments seem to work well, and as a result, they’ve been growing in popularity.

Newfoundlands are giant dogs, so expect the New Labralound to end up somewhere around 100 pounds or so. Most of the time, these dogs inherit the long dense coat of the Newfoundland and will shed a considerable amount.

All in all, New Labralounds are fantastic family companions that do well with kids from all ages, including other pets in the family. In fact, they’ll even get along with your cat. The possibilities are endless with obedience and socialization training.


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Richard Jeng

Richard has been raising dogs his whole life, including a Poodle, Pomeranian, Corgi and Australian Shepherd. He's always working with animal shelters and dog rescues because of his passion for all dogs. Fun fact: his all time favorite breed is the German Shepherd. Read More.

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