The Labrador Retriever has been the most popular family dog for years! And it’s so clear why. They are clever, affectionate, protective and easy to train. These pups will become your best friend basically immediately. What is there not to want? But maybe you’re also interested in some traits that other dog breeds have? Well, the great news is — Labrador mix dog breeds exist.
That means that you can combine the best qualities of a Labrador Retriever with traits of other dog breeds, such as Chihuahuas, Huskies or Golden Retrievers. But be warned — designer dogs are quite a matter of luck. Your designer dog could inherit traits from basically any of it’s parent breeds. So you can never exactly know what you are going to get. And in addition to that, they are also not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
But if you’re still willing to learn more, let’s just dive in together.
Beagle Labrador Cross
Since the Labrador mixed with Beagle is a crossbreed, you never know what you’re going to get. We can only make assumptions about his temperament, based on the general temperament of his parent breeds.
The beagle is usually a friendly, faithful and curious dog with a nose that he will tirelessly follow in pursuing his goal.
The Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular family dogs for good reason. They are incredibly friendly and loyal, with a very social character.
Since they are very friendly (and can be exciting), labs can intimidate guests and small children. They can make it their mission to welcome every person who enters the door with enthusiasm.
Due to the size of the parents, a full-blown Beagle Lab mix weighs between 20 and 70 pounds. They reach a height of 13 to 24 inches on the shoulder.
As already mentioned, the exact characteristics of a hybrid puppy are not predictable. For example, lab beagle puppies can be born with a mixture of the characteristics of their parent breeds or they look more like a beagle or a lab than a mixture of both.
A Lab Beagle Mix can be born with congenital health problems. But they can also develop later in life due to its general health and lifestyle.
General health problems include hip problems, eye problems, allergies and skin problems.
You can expect a hybrid puppy to have a lifespan that corresponds to that of its parent breeds. So the Lab Beagle Mix can be 10 to 15 years old.
As a designer breed, it can range from a few hundred to over $1,000.
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Corgi Labrador Mix
The Corgi Lab mix is also known as the Corgidor. Like you can probably already guess, this is a crossbreed between the Corgi and Labrador Retriever. In most cases, this is a medium-sized, even tempered, enthusiastic and friendly dog. They inherit some of the best traits from each parent breed.
In most cases, the Corgi Lab mix look similar to a Labrador with the short legs of a Corgi. Despite their unfortunate status as a designer breed, you may find these dogs in shelters and rescues.
When it comes to Labrador retrievers the males are between 22.5 and 24.5 inches tall, and weigh between 65 and 80 pounds. Corgis are between 10 and 12 inches tall and weigh between 22 to 31 pounds. The Corgi Lab mix is believed to me somewhere between these measurements.
They are friendly and enthusiastic dogs, but can be restless too. Make sure you give them a lot of attention and exercise, to tire them out. That way they won’t fall into their destructive behaviors.
Corgis are very prone to developing hip dysplasia, degenerative myelopathy and progressive retinal atrophy. All of these conditions can be prevented with regular exercise and a healthy diet.
Labrador dogs can suffer from various hereditary eye disorders, and hip and elbow dysplasia (joint conditions that can be painful and lead to mobility problems). Eye testing and hip scoring of dogs prior to breeding is therefore important.
The Corgi Lab mix will be less prone to those health conditions than his parents, however, they are still possible. Most of them will still live a long and healthy life with a life expectancy of 12-14 years.
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Labrador Poodle Cross
The Labradoodle is a hybrid dog breed. It emerged in Australia in the late 1980s. The first litter came from a crossover of a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle. The creator wanted to breed a guide dog that would be suited for people with allergies. Studies have since then found that these dogs have more Poodle than Labrador genes.
These pups usually have long legs, lean bodies and droppy-looking eyes. Their coat comes in many different textures and colors — from curly to shaggy, and from black to red, golden or even silver.
One very positive thing about this breed is that they usually don’t affect people with allergies. Thanks to their hypoallergenic coats, they are very popular amongst many people.
Generally speaking, labradoodles are very friendly and social dogs. However, they are also very energetic and can knock smaller people over when they are excited. That’s why it’s so important to train them properly.
They are great as guide and family dogs, however they aren’t the best choice for a watchdog.
Labradoodles are full of energy and are at their happiest while running or playing outside. That’s why daily long walks are needed. While they are very adaptable, a home with a big back yard would be ideal.
These dogs are highly intelligent and love to use their brain while exercising or training. Thats why playing fetch or agility training is perfect for them.
If your Labradoodle comes from a reliable breeder, they are usually healthy dogs with an average risk of illness.
The most common health issues for these canine breed are: Eye problems, hip and elbow dysplasia, skin allergies, epilepsy, bloating. The average life expectancy of a Labradoodle is about 12-14 years.
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Chihuahua Lab Mix
Have you ever thought about what a Chihuahua Lab Mix would look like? It definitely sounds like a crazy mix, but actually, the Labrahuahua is an adorable crossbreed!
Depending on which parent breed’s genes are more dominant, the Chihuahua Lab Mix can either be a small or medium-sized dog. They can be between 10 and 22 inches and weigh between 25 and 50 pounds. Usually, they look like the Labrador, but a smaller version.
These dogs might be small, but they still have that athletic look to them. Besides this, they have a long, thick tail, brown eyes, and large ears. Their ears are usually erect, like their Chihuahua parents, but they drop down at the tips, just like a Lab’s!
When it comes to their coat, there are no rules! Their coat can vary from puppy to puppy. But typically their coat is thick and dense, but short (sometimes medium length). It’s always straight and smooth with feathering fur around their ears and neck.
The Chihuahua Lab mix has a great nature, but they are also attention seekers. They will demand your full attention every day the whole day! Talking about a needy dog!
This means they need someone who spends most of their day at home, for example, someone who works from home. A family where someone is always home will work too. It’s just important that they’re never left alone.
The lifespan of the Chihuahua Lab mix is between 12 and 14 years. When it comes to their health, crossbreeds are usually much healthier than their purebred parents. But, that doesn’t mean they are invincible. There are several health problems they are prone to. Like eye problems, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, patellar luxation, heart conditions.
There is so much more to learn about the Chihuahua Labrador mix.
Husky Labrador Cross
The Husky Labrador mix is a cross between two of America’s most popular dog breeds; the Siberian Husky and the Labrador Retriever. This friendly and energetic mix has many names, including Labradoreky, Huskador or Siberian Retriever.
They are a medium-sized breed that weighs between 35 and 80 pounds and can grow up to 24 inches tall. They have a double coat, but the color depends on which parent breed is dominant.
The Labrador Husky mix is generally a healthy dog with some inherited health problems to pay attention to. Known for its intelligence and loyalty, this hybrid is becoming increasingly popular.
The Husky Labrador mix is undoubtedly a beautiful and commanding dog with medium-length, dense fur, upright ears and almond-shaped eyes that can be brown or even blue.
They usually weigh about 35 to 60 pounds, with the females standing on the smaller side. And they can be between 20 and 23.5 inches tall. The fur of the husky is available in many color combinations.
Your mixed pup could be one solid color like the Labrador. Most commonly the colors are tan, cream, black or brown. It could also be a two-tone puppy that resembles the husky side and combines a number of color options.
Since both the husky and the labrador are known for their endurance and energy, a future owner should prepare for an energetic dog.
This mix enjoys people and is very social. It is a human-related race that will do its best alongside its family members.
They will need a lot of toys, exercise and mental stimulation to stay happy. They can be fun for themselves or resort to destructive behavior if they are not sufficiently trained.
We have a whole article about the Husky Labrador hybrid dog.
Rottweiler Labrador mix
The Labrador-Rottweiler Mix is now a widespread mixed breed dog. This is certainly also due to the popularity of Labradors and Rottweilers. However, where this particular mixed breed dog originated is not known.
The size of the Rottador is probably between the size of a Labrador and that of a Rottweiler. Rottweilers are a little more beefy than labradors and therefore give the puppies a slightly stronger appearance.
It is difficult to set a uniform standard for the weight of mixed breeds from Labrador and Rottweiler. But in most cases they will be somewhere around 40 to 50 pounds.
As far as diseases are concerned, the Labrador Rottweiler Mix is well positioned. Both breeds have few genetic diseases.
But Labradors are a little more affected by this. Labradore can develop eye problems, knee problems and in a few cases hereditary autoimmune diseases.
The Rottweiler, on the other hand, are almost completely free of hereditary diseases. Both races, Rottweiler and Labrador, have a relatively high chance of suffering from hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia due to their height.
What both breeds have in common is the love of food and also the associated risk of obesity. In breeds, overweight tends to develop very quickly. Therefore, you should be moderate when feeding your Labrador Rottweiler Mix and feed as few treats, food residues or the like as possible.
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Catahoula Lab Mix
The Catahoula Lab Mix is a mix between the Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog and the Labrador Retriever. This mix is also known as Labahoula.
Male Labhoulas are between 22 and 26 inches tall and weigh between 70 and 95 pounds. Females are between 21 and 24 inches tall and weigh between 55 and 65 pounds. As you can see female Labahoulas are a bit smaller than the males, but this hybrid breed is still a large dog.
The Labhoula is a well-tempered dog. Which means they are great with children and other pets. Of course, if you socialize them when they are still puppies. And, as with any large dog, you should never let the Catahoula Lab Mix play with your kid or other pets unsupervised. They might hurt them unintentionally.
Also, because of their size, they aren’t for someone who lives in a small apartment in the city. They need a big house with a big yard. Somewhere where they can go out at all times and get rid of all that excess energy.
The Catahoula Lab Mix is a healthy dog. Their life expectancy is between 10 and 14 years. So, they live pretty long lives.
Designer dogs are usually always healthier than purebred dogs. But that doesn’t mean they are immune to all diseases and illnesses. The major health issue these dogs face is hip dysplasia. This is a hereditary disease that both of the Labhoula’s parent breeds have.
Deafness is another common health issue among Catahoula Lab mix dogs. Besides this, they can experience progressive retinal atrophy and cataracts.
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Golden Retriever Labrador Mix
The labrador retriever and the Golden retriever are the two most popular dog breeds in the US, of course, there are several differences between these breeds. However, they do also have many things in common.
The Goldador is a sensitive dog and was created to have a strong work ethic! Goldadors are also amazing guide dogs, service dogs, therapy dogs, search and rescue dogs, and bomb detection dogs!
Generally speaking, like it’s with any other mixed-breed dog, the Goldador puppies could actually come out looking more like a Labrador than a Golden Retriever, or vice versa. They could also be different colors.
The Labrador and Golden retriever mix is a very special dog because of their obedience. They have a high desire to please and work, which means they are very easy to train! Another plus to this is that they will be an excellent option for first-time owners!
Besides being super loyal and smart, Goldadors are also very affectionate. They love people and really want to form a strong bond with their owners. Goldadors are unbelievably gentle and loving, so they make the perfect family dog!
The Labrador and Golden retriever mix is almost the perfect dog! They are highly affectionate, friendly, cuddly and loving! However, they also need a lot of exercise, and are kind of a little bit needy.
Of course, there are also different health problems these dogs face, so you might want to look into that as well!
If you want to find out more, read our full article on the Golden Retriever Labrador mix.