As the name suggests this is a designer dog or mix between the Weimaraner and Labrador Retriever. Both its parent breeds are accepted by the American Kennel Club. Designer dogs aren’t as popular as purebred dogs. That’s because there is a negative stigma around them.
Many people are against crossbreeding, and when we say many people we mean pedigree advocates who want to preserve a breed’s lineage.
But, there are also those who are for crossbreeding saying that it helps cancel out certain hereditary diseases. Which in the end means healthier dogs.
Whichever side you’re on, one thing is undeniable: crossbreeds are special. Firstly, because of their looks, and secondly because they get the best traits of both parent breeds.
But which traits does the Labmaraner have and what do these dogs look like? That’s what we’ll be going to find out in this article.
Of course, if you don’t think that the Weimaraner Lab Mix or Labmaraner isn’t for you, there are many other crossbreeds you can check out:
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- Rottweiler And German Shepherd Mix
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- German Shepherd Australian Shepherd Mix
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Weimaraner Lab Mix – What makes them rare
Like we’ve said, there are certain reasons why people don’t like the idea of crossbreeds. But, let’s look at it this way, every purebred dog we have today was not was a crossbreed at some point in history. With time they developed a breed standard and were considered purebred.
There is another reason why people don’t like crossbreeds, it’s the uncertainty. We don’t know what the crossbreed will look like or what their personality will be like. There are so many possibilities.
They can inherit every possible trait of both parent breeds. They can be more like one parent breed or the other. Or they can be an equal mix of both. Basically, they will have qualities of both breeds, but it isn’t easy to predict which ones.
That’s why we’ll now take a look at both parent breeds of the Weimaraner Lab mix, to better understand what this breed might be like.
Very little is known about the ancestors of the Weimaraner. Initially, the breed was very rare and only known locally around the city of Weimar in Germany.
The Weimaraner is an intelligent and confident hunting dog that can track down and kill game on command. They are wary of strangers and need a certain amount of time to get warm to new people. The protective instinct in them is very strong and this self-confident dog does not hesitate for a second to defend his family or his territory.
But besides that, they aren’t aggressive at all. This hunting dog is very affectionate and, with a good upbringing, can become a great life companion.
So, the Weimaraner needs a responsible owner who will train him consistently and confidently. It is best if they already have experience with training dogs and know all the needs of a hunting dog. Especially if they aren’t used for hunting, you have to bring the hunting instinct under control at an early stage.
If the strong-willed dog does not accept you as a leader, otherwise it will be very hard to train them. When you train them you’ll need a good measure of composure and authority, and make it clear to the puppy early on who is in charge.
But, keep in mind that violence and aggressive behavior are completely out of place with this dog (and any dog for that matter). The Weimaraner has to be socialized as a puppy so that he can get along with other dogs without any problems.
The Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular family dogs today and is best known for its lively and friendly nature.
The Labrador Retriever is a friendly and intelligent dog. Nothing can upset him and he is always open-minded and good-natured. He always encounters strangers as well as other dogs without aggression, which is why he isn’t suitable as a guard dog.
The Lab is extremely docile and can also be trained by beginners. Some dogs even show a pronounced “will-to-please”, which means that they want to please their owner with all their might. This dog is extremely intelligent and learns new commands and games with great motivation and ease.
The sporty Labrador Retriever loves long walks and can be outside in all weathers. So, a Labrador Retriever is particularly suitable for active families who like to take their dog everywhere and do a lot of sport. He is very people-oriented and feels most comfortable in a family with a lot of social contacts.
A Labrador Retriever is very energetic and needs a lot of exercise. It is important to challenge him physically and mentally. This active dog needs at least a few hours a day of sports activities and exercises for the mind. Long walks and varied training are part of everyday life with a Labrador Retriever.
The Labrador Retriever is extremely interested in learning and learns at a rapid pace, but reacts just as quickly to inconsistencies. So, with this breed, it’s important to stay positive and consistent. But, be aware that you should start training them while they are young. If they learn unwanted behaviors it often takes a lot of work to break the habit.
What the Weimaraner Lab Mix looks like
The Weimaraner Lab Mix is a large dog, but how big it’ll get exactly depends on its parents.
When it comes to its parent breeds size, the Weimaraner is between 23 and 27 inches tall and weighs between 55 and 90 pounds.
The Labrador retriever is a bit smaller, they are between 21.5 and 24.5 inches, and weigh between 55 and 80 pounds.
So, even though we can’t tell you how large your Labmaraner will be like, we can say that they would fall in a similar weight and height class just like their parents. But, obviously, they could be at the Labrador minimum or Weimaraner maximum.
But, what does the Weimaraner Lab Mix look like? Again, we can’t give you an exact answer. But, generally speaking, the Labmaraner has long legs, and a strong, muscular frame.
They have a glossy coat that can range in color from brown or black to yellow or gray. It depends on the color of the pup’s parents.
In their face, they usually look more like the Weimaraner, while their paws have the webbed characteristics of a Labrador retriever.
We’ve mentioned in the beginning that crossbreeds are usually healthier than their purebred parents. And that’s the case with the Weimaraner Lab Mix too. But, just because they are healthier doesn’t mean they aren’t susceptible to some health issues.
To better understand which health problems the Labmaraner can experience, let’s take a look at all the health issues of its parent breeds.
Health issues of the Labrador retriever:
- Patellar luxation
- Hip dysplasia
- Osteochondritis dissecans (elbow and shoulder dysplasia)
- Kennel cough
- Ear infections
- Skin problems
Health issues of the Weimaraner:
- Hypertophic osteodystrophy
- Spinal dysraphism
- Hemophilia A,
- Hip dysplasia (CHD),
- Von Willebrand’s disease
- Gastric torsion
To keep your dog healthy you should feed them high-quality, nutrient-rich food. And please take your dog to regular vet checkups. So, if there is anything wrong with them your vet will be able to diagnose it in time.
A part of a dog’s health is making sure they have a balanced diet that will provide them with all the needed nutrients. Because we love to give our dogs human food, you should also know which human food is safe and which is not.
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