For 28 years straight, Labrador Retrievers have consistently made the top of the list as the most popular dog breed in America. They’re friendly, intelligent, outgoing, energetic and loving – all the best qualities of a family companion.
If you’re planning to bring home a Lab, you’ve made a wise decision. After all, they are the most popular dog breed for a reason. And because Labradors are so prevalent in America, the options for Lab mixes are endless.
Labrador mixes usually inherit all the best temperament qualities of the Lab. In addition, the hybrid may also inherit a lot of unique physical traits and instincts from the other parent breed. The combo always creates a truly special hybrid. Don’t believe us? Here are our 41 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, Labradors 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 very 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, owners 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 don’t get enough daily exercise.
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 canine companions because they’ll always be there for you and have your back!
Best Labrador 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
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. They’re 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. Remember that physical stimulation is a essential!
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2. Frenchie Labrador
Parents: French Bulldog x Labrador mix
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 Frenchie with the energetic, yet playfulness and fun-loving temperaments of Labradors.
You’ll likely get a medium-sized hybrid with high intelligence and a friendly curiosity for dogs, humans and pets. They’re some of the friendliest Lab 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. However, a Frenchie Labrador, though, is more likely to inherit the colors of the French Bulldog, with a possibility of brindle patterns and ticked markings.
Parents: Weimaraner x Labrador mix
Although both the Weimaraner and Labrador Retrievers are hunting dogs, they’re actually very different types of hunting companions. While 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 can potentially be the ultimate hunting companion. Their frames will be sturdy and muscular, but also lean. With that said, you’ll need to give 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
The Lab Pointer is another classic example of crossbreeding two outstanding hunting dogs in their 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 a low maintenance coat from 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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Parents: Greyhound x Labrador mix
The Greyador combines two highly athletic and agile breeds, that is, the Greyhound with the Labrador. And while both parents are super-active dogs with an insatiable amount of energy, the hound 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
The Labrador Corso is the unique cross of the powerful Cane Corso and the intelligent Lab. As a result, the hybrid has both the brains and brawn. Just think of them as Labradors with a 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 their obedience training.
But even so, Labrador Corsos can be fun-loving dogs with a hint of playfulness – thanks to the Lab side. They are excellent with people if properly socialized at an early age. Plus, they tend to make good guard dogs for households with older kids.
7. Boston Lab
Parents: Boston Terrier x Labrador mix
The Boston Lab is one of the greatest Lab mixes that’s versatile enough for all types of families. This mix combines the Lab and the Boston Terrier, creating a breed 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 the “America’s Gentleman” for a reason.
Boston Labs love their owners and will gladly please when they can, especially if it’ll make their family happy. 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!
Parents: Pug x Labrador mix
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 parent, they won’t be big on barking, 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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Parents: Basenji x Labrador mix
The Labrasenji is one of the most unique mixes on this list, combining the Basenji with the Lab. But still, there’s a lot to love about this hybrid. 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.” But that doesn’t mean they don’t love you. Instead, they’re just stubborn and independent dogs. And though they tend to play well with kids, they don’t like the rough play.
10. Rhodesian Lab
Parents: Rhodesian Ridgeback x Lab mix
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 Lab mix when playing in their element (outside). No matter how energetic your children may be, the Rhodesian Lab will outplay them. It’s a win-win for parents!
Given their large size, training is essential with these dogs. And while they’re undeniably intelligent dogs, some owners claim they’re 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
The German Wirehaired Pointer is a determined and stubborn dog breed. But when you combine this 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 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 fairly well to obedience training. However, they may not always obey, as you can expect their stubbornness to take over from time to time.
Parents: Husky x Labrador mix
Both parent breeds of the Labsky, the Siberian Husky and Labrador, share similar personality qualities: playful, affectionate, loyal. As such, 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 unbreakable bonds with all 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 the mix will require 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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Parents: Blue Heeler x Labrador mix
Though relatively new, the Labraheeler is a hybrid that’s quickly gaining in popularity. The cross of a Lab and Blue Heeler, it’s hard to imagine anything but a hyperactive dog. And sure enough, 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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Parents: Bloodhound x Labrador mix
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 a Bloodhound. Either way, it’s not unusual for a Labloodhound to have the hound’s nose!
Parents: Basset Hound x Labrador mix
The Bassador is yet another hound-labrador combination. This time, crossbreeding the Basset Hound and 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. Despite being companions, they could probably make decent hunters still.
Parents: Dachshund x Labrador mix
The Dachsador won’t be the first Lab mix that comes to mind. Bred with the hotdog-like Dachshund and the family-favorite Lab, the Dachsador is a surprisingly pleasant hybrid that’s slowly, but surely, gaining a lot of momentum in North America.
They are designer dogs with a relatively 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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Parents: Brittany x Labrador mix
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 all households.
Primarily thanks to the Brittany parent, the Labany is highly adaptable. They will be comfortable living in an apartment, on a farm, or in the suburbs. As long as you provide 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.
Parents: Boxer x Labrador mix
Boxadors are some of my favorite Lab mixes, melding the courageous personality of the Boxer with the friendly nature of the Labrador. The crossbreed combines to form a balanced hybrid that makes a great house pet, but a better guard dog.
The Boxer genes will bring a sturdy and durable frame into the Boxador. Labs are quite the athletes, but the Boxer takes the Boxador to a whole 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 exercise, the best option is to give them open space. Otherwise, it’s very possible for these dogs to show destructive behavior without it.
19. American Bullador
Parents: American Bulldog x Lab mix
Similar to the Boxador, the America Bullador comes equipped with a strong body and muscular frame. It’s as you would expect from the 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.
Parents: Corgi x Labrador mix
Fun-loving, playful and active, the Corgidor is the adorable cross between the Corgi and a Labrador. No list is complete without the inclusion of this mix. Both parent breeds are huge fan-favorites in the world of dogs, so the hybrid 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 highly capable learners, so expect the same with 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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Parents: Akita Inu x Labrador mix
“East meets west” in beautiful fashion with the Labrakita. This Labrador mix combine the confident and loyal nature of the Akita Inu with the Labrador Retriever. Though 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 active 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 may be a threat and who should be greeted with licks.
Parents: Bernese Mountain Dog x Lab mix
If you’re a long-time reader, you already know how we 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 parents are highly sociable and loving, they can’t stand being alone. As a result, they may experience separation anxiety, especially early on.
The Bernese side can create a more calm and gentle hybrid. But don’t get me wrong, a Labernese will still play hard, though they know when to mellow down at home. That being said, they’ll get along great with kids and seniors!
Parents: Cavalier King Charles x Lab mix
The result of crossbreeding the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with the Labrador is the Cavador. Both the parents have similar qualities in with looks and temperaments. The end result may be a smaller Labrador in some cases.
For example, they’ll typically be yellow, gold or black – though other colors are very possible. In regards to size, expect a Labrador 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: Malamute x Labrador mix
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, though the Alaskan Malamute is known for being on of the heaviest shedding dogs. 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 respond well to their obedience training, but the Malamute side might bring out the stubbornness. Still, they are fantastic dog for those in colder climate.
Parents: Rottweiler x Labrador mix
Both Rottweilers and Labrador Retrievers share similar characteristics, especially with their size, shape and instincts. 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’ll demand a firm yet consistent owner for training.
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Parents: Louisiana Catahoula x Lab mix
These Lab mixes are often overlooked. However, crossbreeding the Catahoula Leopard Dog with the Lab brings a gentle touch and affection that perfectly complements any family. 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. Instead, we’d like to see them living in the rurals or suburbs.
Parents: St Bernard x Labrador mix
The Labernard is a hybrid dog combining two parent breeds with a sharp contrast in both temperament and looks. On one hand, the Saint Bernard is everyone’s favorite gentle giant nanny dog, 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.
Parents: Chesapeake Bay Retriever x Lab mix
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers 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 makes sense they inherit their dense waterproof coat, though in various colors.
Highly intelligent, obedient and affectionate, the Chesador gets along with all. They love to perform for guests and will happily please their owners. It’s worth noting they need sufficient daily exercise. With such genetics, swimming is a good bet.
Parents: Chihuahua x Labrador mix
Of all the Lab mixes on this list, the Labrahuahua may just be the strangest. With parents such as the Lab and Chihuahua, there’s a huge contrast in personalities, shape, size and instincts. However, the unusual clash oddly works.
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 side. And coming from the Lab side, the playful nature of the Labrahuahua really shines through. Consider them as part of the family and they’ll be happy as any.
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Parents: Collie x Labrador mix
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 and mesh nicely into the home. These dogs will know when to play hard and when to relax. Whether it’s going for a jog or lounging around, a Labollie just wants to spend time with you.
Parents: Airedale Terrier x Labrador mix
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. However, 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.
Parents: Australian Shepherd x Lab mix
Aussiedors are some of the most amazing Lab mixes with parents like the Aussie and Labrador Retriever. Both parent breeds 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, the hybrid has the endurance to keep up with all your adventures. In fact, Aussiedors 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 that you can give the dog enough exercise to be content.
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Parents: Dalmatian x Labrador mix
Dalmadors are hybrids of two iconic dog breeds: the Dalmatian and the 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
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 inheriting all the best traits of two of America’s favorite dogs.
Expect a Sheprador to be nothing short of brave. They’ll fearlessly defend their pack while keeping them company at the same time. Needless to say, they’re excellent guard dogs. In addition, the Sheprador is highly personable and loves human interaction.
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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Parents: Great Dane x Labrador mix
The Labradane, or the Great Dane Labrador mix, may look like an over-sized Labrador at first. However, there’s so much more to them than that. Depending on which parent they take more from, they can be superb family pets.
Some Labradanes are highly social because they inherit more from the Lab side. On the other hand, the hybrids with more Dane genes will be more calm and affectionate. Either way, it’s very 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. They low-maintenance dogs, but require moderate exercise.
Parents: Great Pyrenees x Labrador mix
On one hand, the Great Pyrenees is a protective and loyal guardian originally bred to look after sheep on the mountainside. On the other, the Labrador has worked as a serviceable hunting companion capable of sustaining long trips.
When combined, the Pyrador gives you a loyal and protective dog that’s always willing to work and 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 nature, a Pyrador 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.
Parents: Vizsla x Labrador mix
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.
Parents: Border Collie x Labrador mix
The Borador is a 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 Collie might have the best work ethic.
Border Collies work for the sake of working. Plus, their herding instincts tend to be passed on 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 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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Parents: Cocker Spaniel x Labrador mix
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 excellent 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 a decent watchdog too.
40. New Labralound
Parents: Newfoundland x Labrador mix
The New Labralound is a staple of Canadian dogs. They combine the easy-going nature of the Newfie with the activeness of the Labrador. 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 lbs or so. Most of the time, these dogs inherit the long dense coat of the Newfoundland and will shed a large amount during shedding season.
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.
Parents: Doberman x Labrador mix
Also known as the Labraman, the Doberdor combines the fierce Doberman Pinscher and the playful Lab. The end result is a hybrid Lab that inherits all the most coveted traits from both parents: loyal, intelligent, protective and brave.
Keep in mind, these dogs are high maintenance. They need way more exercise than your average dog. In addition, the Doberdor requires extensive socializing and obedience training for them to blend nicely into society. Start as early as possible!
However when raised properly, you’ll have one of the most capable and reliable guard dogs that you can always count on to have your back. They will be friendly with the family and can get along great in a multi-dog household. But, you’ll need to be a dominant pack alpha.
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