Table of Contents
- Labrador Mixes: What to Know About Them?
- Best 61 Labrador Mixes
- 1. Labradoodle (Labrador + Poodle)
- 2. Goldador/ Golden Labrador (Golden Retriever + Labrador Retriever)
- 3. Boxador (Boxer + Labrador Retriever)
- 4. Borador (Border Collie + Labrador Retriever)
- 5. Labrabull/ Pitador (Labrador Retriever + Pitbull Terrier)
- 6. Labradane (Labrador Retriever + Great Dane)
- 7. Aussiedor (Australian Shepherd + Labrador Retriever)
- 8. Beagador (Beagle + Labrador Retriever)
- 9. Labraheeler (Labrador Retriever + Blue Heeler/ Australian Cattle Dog)
- 10. Huskador/ Labsky (Siberian Husky + Labrador Retriever)
- 11. Labmaraner/ Weimador (Labrador Retriever + Weimaraner)
- 12. German Sheprador (German Shepherd + Labrador Retriever)
- 13. Dachsador (Dachshund + Labrador Retriever)
- 14. Spanador (American Cocker Spaniel + Labrador Retriever)
- 15. Dalmador (Dalmatian + Labrador Retriever)
- 16. Springador (Springer Spaniel + Labrador Retriever)
- 17. Labrahuahua (Labrador Retriever + Chihuahua)
- 18. Lab Pei (Labrador Retriever + Chinese Shar Pei)
- 19. Chabrador (Labrador Retriever + Chow Chow)
- 20. Labernard (Labrador Retriever + Saint Bernard)
- 21. Doberdor (Doberman Pinscher + Labrador Retriever)
- 22. Pugador (Pug + Labrador Retriever)
- 23. Labrakita (Labrador Retriever + Akita)
- 24. Vizslador (Labrador Retriever + Hungarian Vizsla)
- 25. Labloodhound (Labrador Retriever + Bloodhound)
- 26. Rottador (Rottweiler + Labrador Retriever)
- 27. Frenchie Labrador (French Bulldog + Labrador Retriever)
- 28. Lab Pointer (English Pointer + Labrador Retriever)
- 29. Greyador (Greyhound + Labrador Retriever)
- 30. Labrador Corso (Labrador Retriever + Cane Corso)
- 31. Boston Lab (Boston Terrier + Labrador Retriever)
- 32. Labrasenji (Labrador Retriever + Basenji)
- 33. Rhodesian Lab (Rhodesian Ridgeback + Labrador Retriever)
- 34. German Wirehaired Lab (German Wirehaired Pointer + Labrador Retriever)
- 35. Bassador (Basset Hound + Labrador Retriever)
- 36. Labany (Labrador Retriever + Brittany)
- 37. American Bullador (American Bulldog + Labrador Retriever)
- 38. Corgidor (Welsh Corgi + Labrador Retriever)
- 39. Labernese/ Laberner (Bernese Mountain Dog + Labrador Retriever)
- 40. Cavador (Cavalier King Charles + Labrador Retriever)
- 41. Alaskan Malador (Alaskan Malamute + Labrador Retriever)
- 42. Labahoula (Labrador Retriever + Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog)
- 43. Chesador (Chesapeake Bay Retriever + Labrador Retriever)
- 44. Labollie (Collie + Labrador Retriever)
- 45. Lab'Aire (Labrador Retriever + Airedale Terrier)
- 46. Pyrador (Great Pyrenees + Labrador Retriever)
- 47. New Labralound/ Newfiedor (New Foundland + Labrador Retriever)
- 48. Bullmasador (Bullmastiff + Labrador Retriever)
- 49. Labrasetter (Labrador Retriever + Irish Setter)
- 50. Kelpador (Australian Kelpie + Labrador Retriever)
- 51. Labratzu (Labrador Retriever + Shih Tzu)
- 52. Whipador (Whippet + Labrador Retriever)
- 53. Afador (Afghan Hound + Labrador Retriever)
- 54. Labraboel (Labrador Retriever + Boerboel)
- 55. Schnauzador (Schnauzer + Labrador Retriever)
- 56. Anatolian Labrador (Anatolian Shepherd + Labrador Retriever)
- 57. Belgian Lab (Belgian Malinois + Labrador Retriever)
- 58. Dutch Lab (Dutch Shepherd + Labrador Retriever)
- 59. Labrastaff (Labrador Retriever + Staffordshire Bull Terrier)
- 60. Plottador (Plott Hound + Labrador Retriever)
- 61. German Shorthaired Lab (German Shorthaired Pointer + Labrador Retriever)
- FAQs on Labrador Mixes
- Labrador Mixes — Summary
Labrador mixes have always been among the most popular cross breeds through the years.
Not really surprising, because for the 31st year in 2022, their purebred predecessor Labrador Retriever is once again named the most popular dog breed by the American Kennel Club.
Labrador Retriever mixes are so popular that there are over 60 recognized Labrador mixed breeds out there!
Below, let's list down some of the most common (and not-so-common) Labrador hybrids out there. Let's also delve a little more about their life span, temperament, sizes, and so much more!
Labrador Mixes: What to Know About Them?
No doubt that labrador mixes are unique-looking and cute.
But apart from their looks, most breeders mix Labradors with other breeds to solve some of the problems (mostly health!) that come along with their purebred form.
They have proven to be a compatible mix for small breeds, large breeds, short-haired, curly-haired—you name it!
As Labradors are known to be sweet and good-tempered, they are also very much energetic whichever line they are from—American Labs or English Labs.
American Labrador vs. British Labrador
Energetic, Intelligent, Friendly
Intelligent, Friendly, Loving
Although enthusiasts would advise any interested dog owners to ask which line their Lab mix puppies come from, it's still important to note that there is only one Labrador breed.
Classifying them as “Bench” or “Field” really only depends on their body type. Whichever your Lab mix is from, I'm sure it'd still be the best boy or girl you can ever care for.
Labrador Mixes Size
Because Labradors are considered medium to large-size dogs, they definitely affect the size of their hybrid.
Small breeds mixed with Labradors, for example, may stand and weigh more than the other purebred parent.
Mixed with larger breeds, then they may stand and weigh less than the larger parent.
It all boils down to your preference and lifestyle as the owner.
Labrador Mixes Life Span
Numerous studies have found that mixed-breed dogs may live just a little bit longer than purebreds.
The same goes with Labrador mixes as they are expected to live for 12 to 14 years, slightly longer than a purebred Labrador of 10 to 12 years.
But as long as they are happy and healthy, Lab mixes can surely accompany you for a much longer time than that!
Labrador Mixes Health
Generally, Labradors are quite a healthy breed.
The same goes with Lab mixes, although they can still be prone to diseases inherent to their parents' breed even though they are expected to be genetically better.
Some health concerns that Lab mix owners need to watch out for are different eye diseases, Elbow and Hip Dysplasia, Arthritis, Obesity, etc.
Labrador Mixes Temperament
Knowing the temperament of a purebred pup is easy but not for mixed breeds.
As they are born from two different breeds with different personalities and temperaments, your guess is only as good as mine on how a Labrador hybrid will turn out.
If possible, meet both parents to know what personality your dog may pick up. Or you can also observe their behavior and temperament in the kennel, especially if they are at least 6 months in age or older.
Labrador Mixes Energy Level
Because Labradors are energetic, their mixes can also be quite energetic too especially if combined with an equally active breed.
As a rule of thumb, a Labrador mix needs at least 1 hour of physical activity a day (or else, they'd redirect their energy to chewing off things and you don't want that!)
And depending on how active they are, they can do zoomies way longer than that!
Apart from running or playing fetch, Labradors are also known swimmers—maybe that's something your Lab mix would also want to try!
Best 61 Labrador Mixes
With that, let's dive into the Best 61 Labrador Mixes ever known to man!
1. Labradoodle (Labrador + Poodle)
Of course, the most famous Labrador hybrid out there just has to top our list!
The over-the-top cuteness of a Labradoodle won the hearts of millions of dog owners worldwide with their cute smile, teeny ears for a big body, and fluffy fur.
They are low-shedders and a perfect family dog, especially for children!
2. Goldador/ Golden Labrador (Golden Retriever + Labrador Retriever)
Another classic pairing, the Goldador can grow a large size because of both parents' sizes.
Unlike the Labradoodle, Goldador can be heavy shedders.
Their double coats need brushing every other day.
Also, they require plenty of physical exercise so having a spacious house or yard is better to accommodate a Goldador's energy.
Boxadors can weigh up to 80 lbs and stand up to 18 inches tall at the shoulder so they are certainly no lap dogs!
Although they have short coats, they can still shed quite often, so regular brushing and grooming are also necessary.
This hybrid is very much protective, loyal, and affectionate to its family members.
4. Borador (Border Collie + Labrador Retriever)
Because both parents are quite energetic, believe me when I say a Borador's energy is on a whole another level!
Apart from being playful, they mostly retain their Border Collie parent's herding instinct so there may be some nipping at the heel action going especially if they're not trained.
Stocky yet lean, but definitely muscular! There's no other way to describe a Labrbull's appearance but that.
Since Pitbulls have such a bad rep (just a misunderstanding, if you ask me!) it's important to socialize your Labrabulls early on to learn how to be friendly and, you know, not scare others.
They may look fierce in appearance, but Labrabulls are actually sweet and are easy to care for!
Their physical size is definitely equivalent to their heart (figuratively!)
Great Danes are gentle giants and so do Labradanes.
They are great for families with kids plus they don't need as much exercise as other Labrador mixes do.
First-time owners would surely do well in caring for a Labradane.
7. Aussiedor (Australian Shepherd + Labrador Retriever)
Usually a mid-size mixed breed, Aussiedors need lots of exercise to keep them happy.
It's quite difficult to guess the temperament of an Aussiedor because its parents' personalities are polar opposites.
While Labradors tend to be friendly and outgoing, Australian Shepherds are more of I-don't-need-friends-I'm-shy-but-I-got-you types of dogs.
Aussiedors can also inherit the herding instinct of their other parent, and that may be a problem for your small kids (if you have one!)
Beagle mixed with Labrador can get you a fairly mid-size mixed breed that equally loves playtime and affection.
Beagadors can go along with other pets, however, training may be quite difficult especially if they mostly take after their Beagle parent.
A Labrador mix that can weigh 35 to 50 lbs when fully grown, Labraheelers are also quite the energy fireball that can either be helpful or destructive.
But because both its parents are intelligent, Labraheelers can do well in agility and obedience training.
Houses with yards are preferred but apartment living is fine too, just as long as they get their daily hour walk.
Labsky, Huskador—whichever you wanna call them.
There's no mistaking the parentage of this mixed breed dog with its startling blue eyes and regal demeanor.
Huskadors are intelligent and intuitive. They can easily pick up new commands and tricks as they are being taught.
However, they got the extra shedding coat of their Husky parent so extra brushing is also needed. Plus, they can also be the clingy type, so don't leave them too long on their own.
11. Labmaraner/ Weimador (Labrador Retriever + Weimaraner)
They are athletic mixed breeds perfect for athletic owners!
Labmaraners do well in outdoor activities, which means couch potato owners may have to exert more effort in keeping them happy.
They can also weigh up to 90 lbs, so beware of small kids and little pets!
Labmaraners are generally friendly but they may get too friendly without giving a mind to how big they actually are!
Another hybrid with parents that have opposite personalities, German Shepradors can either be friendly or aloof, sociable or suspicious of strangers.
One thing's sure though—they are working dogs through and through, so lots of physical activities are necessary.
You can also expect a year-round moderate shedding thanks to their thick, double coats of fur.
13. Dachsador (Dachshund + Labrador Retriever)
Although Labradors can be big, their offspring with a Dachshund usually takes after the size of the smaller breed parent.
Dachsadors are quite lively and motivated, and thanks to their size, they'd be contented playing zoomies even in an apartment setting.
They'd also happily cuddle with you on the couch as they don't require much physical activity, unlike the others.
14. Spanador (American Cocker Spaniel + Labrador Retriever)
A calm and gentle mixed breed that goes well with families, senior citizens, and kids, the Spanador is an average-sized hybrid that goes along well with everyone, even with other pets.
Spanadors can weigh up to 50 lbs and can do well in different canine agility sports.
But if you only want to relax on the couch, they can be the perfect companion for that too!
Those unmistakable black and white patches of a Dalmatian are usually inherited by their Labrador-mixed offspring, Dalmador!
Apart from being sociable, Dalmadors are great guard dogs thanks to the protective genes of a Dalmatian.
However, because they're intelligent, you may need to try different approaches in training them, or else they'll get easily bored!
Something inherent to their Springer Spaniel is their high prey drive, a trait that Springadors inherit for the most part.
Because of this, their energies (if not used wisely) may mostly be spent chasing after smaller animals.
On the other hand, Springadors will do their best to please their owners, so you'll definitely get an attentive and faithful companion out of them.
We know how active and vocal Chihuahuas are.
Mixed with an equally active Labrador, we get a tiny furball of pure energy from Labrahuahuas.
But don't worry, whatever aggressive behavior their Chihuahua parents typically have weren't picked up by the Labrahuahua.
Getting the facial folds from their parent Chinese Shar Pei and the sweet demeanor of a Labrador, the Lab Pei is another option for a perfect companion and guard dog rolled into one!
They love being the center of everybody's attention and would happily entertain everyone they know well.
Just be mindful of those skin folds—they need constant cleaning too to prevent any complications from developing!
Combine the smiling Labrador face and the lion-like mane of a Chow Chow, then you'll get a Chabrador!
Chabradors are extremely loyal dogs that tend to bond well with one human.
They don't need much exercise, but they do need a lot of grooming and brushing because of those thick, double coats that shed quite often.
Labernards are no doubt a huge mix-breed, thanks to the size of their parent Saint Bernard.
And depending on how large the Labrador parent is, they can actually weigh up to a whopping 120 lbs!
Another thing they commonly inherit from the other parent is a gentle and mellow personality.
However, expect to clean your house more frequently because Labernards can also be quite the shedder!
21. Doberdor (Doberman Pinscher + Labrador Retriever)
Another muscular Labrador mix is the Doberdor, its offspring with the big and powerful Doberman Pinscher.
A full-grown Doberdor can weigh up to 100 lbs and will definitely need a lot of active time to be fit and healthy.
They are also quite a friendly mixed breed when socialized properly, and their alertness makes them excellent watchdogs too.
22. Pugador (Pug + Labrador Retriever)
A rather unusual mix because of their size differences, Pugadors are something you may haven't heard or seen before.
Well, just imagine a Pug's face in a Lab's body!
This mix can grow up to 50 lbs and can be quite the shedder too. Pugadors are also good as playmates and companions for kids!
23. Labrakita (Labrador Retriever + Akita)
Akitas are known for their high prey drive and distrust for strangers, no wonder Labrakitas got this personality too, although on a calmer level because of the Labrador genes.
There are excellent watchdogs and companion dogs too when trained, that is if you managed to get over their natural stubbornness.
Labrakitas are well-suited for families with no children.
There's nothing more versatile than a Vizslador.
They can be your hunting companion, your family companion, or simply just your companion on the couch.
They can even adapt to apartment living (just give them an hour a day of outdoor exercise and they'll be good!)
Vizsladors can be quite independent too, though, so patience is key in training them!
25. Labloodhound (Labrador Retriever + Bloodhound)
Another gentle giant that just loves to give love to everyone, the Labloodhound can stand up to 27 inches tall and weigh up to 100 lbs.
They're not much of a shedder, but they sure are slobberers!
And because they're such big teddy bears, don't leave them for long periods of time ‘coz they'll surely get anxious!
An intelligent pup that's always eager to please, Rottadors are highly active mixed breeds that need constant physical activity to keep them busy and entertained.
Otherwise, they can be quite destructive (and nobody wants that!)
Rottadors shed moderately and can stand up to 27 inches tall at the shoulder and can weigh up to 135 lbs.
27. Frenchie Labrador (French Bulldog + Labrador Retriever)
A mixed breed dog that surely champions the popularity game—the French Labrador.
Why? Because if the Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog in the country, the French Bulldog comes second (for 2021, at least.)
They're also one of the friendliest breeds you'll meet in the bunch! They can be playful too but not expend as much energy as a purebred Labrador.
Another perfect Labrador mix for owners who love the great outdoors, the Lab Pointer a.k.a Pointador a.k.a Pointerdor is a combination of two hunting/sporting dogs so they'll surely suit your lifestyle.
If you're not on an adventure though, try to keep them busy still, otherwise, they'll look for something to get busy with themselves and you may not like it!
The ultimate racing dog breed, Greyhounds are known for their fast and agile bodies.
Combining them with a Labrador, an equally athletic breed, brings about a mixed breed that naturally needs lots of active time.
Greyadors also need structured training and physical activities. Be wary because, at times, they can get pretty stubborn too!
30. Labrador Corso (Labrador Retriever + Cane Corso)
A huge Labrador mix not just in size but also in the brain, the Labrador Corso is a fine mixed breed that needs a steady, calm, but firm owner to show him who's the boss (since they tend to be stubborn at times!)
Their sizes also make them a little clumsy, so apartment living is definitely not the best idea for a Labrador Corso.
31. Boston Lab (Boston Terrier + Labrador Retriever)
If you want an alert, playful, and loyal dog, the Boston Lab might just be the perfect match for you!
Depending on which parent they take the most after, their ears can either be floppy or erect.
Weekly brushing is often necessary for their thick and dense coats, and just like their Labrador parent, they don't mind taking a few splashes in the pool every once in a while!
32. Labrasenji (Labrador Retriever + Basenji)
Maybe one of the unusual (and mostly unheard of) Labrador mix in the bunch is the Labrasenji.
They range from medium to large size with short, straight, dense fur that can be red, black, brown, or sable in color.
And just like their parent Basenji, Labrasenjis don't bark–they yodel! If you haven't heard how Basenjis yodel, check out this video!
One good example of a perfect house pet is the Rhodesian Lab. Their sizes range from medium to large dogs and they don't require much grooming.
Rhodesian Labs are also energetic, but one thing about them is they tend to eat more than what they really require, so you may want to be strict about that portion control!
34. German Wirehaired Lab (German Wirehaired Pointer + Labrador Retriever)
A quintessential hunter and tracker dog breed, the German Wirehaired Lab is best suited for families who love adventure.
They also love to swim, good thing they have water and weather-resistant coats!
But running around may just be the easiest activity they do to keep them fit, so urban or rural living is your best bet to keep your German Wirehaired Lab happy.
Loyal, stubborn (at times), and love to sniff around, that's the Bassador.
They do well in a hot or cold climate, thanks to their thick coat.
The catch is, they do shed a lot so frequent brushing is required.
Bassadors love the attention though, especially from their favorite human, so they don't mind getting brushed on a regular basis.
Both parents of the Labany are working breed, so it comes as no surprise that they are also a multi-purpose mixed breed.
This means they are not just casual pets–they require tasks and work to be done.
They also do well in sporting activities so make sure to engage them in one to maximize their fullest potential.
37. American Bullador (American Bulldog + Labrador Retriever)
They can weigh up to 100 lbs and can stand up to 25 inches, the American Bullador is a stocky mix breed of yet another two purebreds loved by the American population.
Just like any other Lab mix, they do require at least a weekly brushing as their short but dense hair can still be prone to matting.
Their nails are also hard and tend to grow fast, so trimming them every 2 to 3 weeks might be necessary.
American Bulladors also tend to be stubborn; you gotta have a lot of patience and positive reinforcements on hand to train them.
38. Corgidor (Welsh Corgi + Labrador Retriever)
Energetic yet even-tempered, not really yappy yet make excellent watchdogs.
Corgidors look just like a Labrador but with shorter legs (which make them the cutest!)
Because of their size, they don't mind small living spaces but they still do require regular exercise every day.
They're also very patient with children and are quite the people-pleaser too!
Another adorable Labrador mix is the Labernese. Just look at how fluffy those furs are!
The Labernese is very much affectionate with their family, so much that they can get anxious when left alone on their own.
Joggers in the family can enjoy the company of a Labernese for their everyday run since this large mix breed also needs its daily exercise.
Another great option for new dog owners, the Cavador is easy to train and care for.
Cavadors are naturally intelligent and affectionate, thanks to the similar personalities of both parents.
Plus, they also do extremely well with kids!
Just watch out for what and how much they eat because they are also prone to gaining too much weight!
41. Alaskan Malador (Alaskan Malamute + Labrador Retriever)
Because of their Malamute genes, Alaskan Maladors can still be comfortable in cold weather.
Plus, their high activity requirements can keep them warm even during the chilly season!
Alaskan Maladors are intelligent and easy to train, yet they may not be the best option for first-time dog owners.
They also have a high prey drive and tend to bark or howl a lot.
42. Labahoula (Labrador Retriever + Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog)
Untrained eyes may mistake them for a Dalmador, but this mixed breed actually (and usually) get its distinct coat from the leopard-like spots of its Catahoula parent.
Labahoulas are your best bet if you want a companion dog/guard dog/watchdog because of their loving nature from the Labrador parent and their fearless, protective nature from the Catahoula.
43. Chesador (Chesapeake Bay Retriever + Labrador Retriever)
A retriever through and through, Chesaords also love adventures and different activities, most especially swimming!
They sure need strenuous activities to keep them entertained, and they can also excel in agility competitions if trained.
Owners who are physically active will find the best companion ever with Chesadors.
Labollies are an athletic mix breed with their stamina and endurance. But surprisingly, they are not quite as active as their dog parents.
They still need to be kept entertained, however, otherwise, they'll probably dig holes around the yard.
45. Lab'Aire (Labrador Retriever + Airedale Terrier)
A fairly new addition to the plethora of Labrador mixes, it's said that Lab'Aires only came about some 15 to 20 years ago.
Lab'Aires are the offspring of two heavy-built, medium-sized dogs, so the same can be expected of their size and stance.
They are seasonal shedders, so moderate grooming is only needed for this mixed breed.
46. Pyrador (Great Pyrenees + Labrador Retriever)
The Pyrador, also known by other names like Labranees, Lapyreness, or Pyrelab, is a large independent dog that can be left alone on its own with no problem.
They can be average barkers, only to alert you when there's a stranger or danger in place.
However, they also tend to shed a lot and they can be notoriously chewers too, especially when bored.
47. New Labralound/ Newfiedor (New Foundland + Labrador Retriever)
One of the best and friendliest Lab mixes out there, New Labralounds are your best bet in getting a family and companion dog for kids or even other pets.
The thing is, New Labralounds are high maintenance, grooming-wise. They will need five to six times brushing per week, and a pin brush and de-shedder will be your best friends in doing this.
48. Bullmasador (Bullmastiff + Labrador Retriever)
Another gentle giant on the list, the Bullmasador can be quite huge and intimidating at first glance, but they actually have the gentlest soul and biggest heart you can ever meet.
They are also easy to care for and are low-maintenance, but socializing them at a young age is important.
Because of their size, they surely need a large space to wander about.
Beauty and brains–that much describes a Labrasetter.
They can weigh up to 80 lbs so a large living space is ideal, especially since they love running and playing around.
Labrasetters also love the company of children and other pets, and of course, their family!
This may not be a common Lab mix in the US because they are usually bred, well, in Australia.
Because both parent breeds are intelligent, Kelpadors are also clever and eager to please.
However, depending on who they take on after the most, they can be either friendly or reserved.
Nonetheless, if you ever come across this unique mix, don't pass on the chance! They are also perfect for new dog owners so nothing to worry about.
51. Labratzu (Labrador Retriever + Shih Tzu)
Apart from Labradors, Shih Tzus are also among the famous breeds not just in the country but worldwide.
So it's no surprise that some breeders thought of mixing these two together.
And what a winning combination Labratzus are! Combine the spunky attitude of a Shih Tzu and the easy-going personality of a Lab, you'll get the perfect companion dog for your family, especially kids!
Whipadors are just slightly smaller than a Labrador but boy, their energies are unmatchable!
Another perfect companion dog for families who love to snuggle. Just don't expect them to be watchdogs though, they are too friendly that all they might do only is befriend strangers!
53. Afador (Afghan Hound + Labrador Retriever)
Also known as Afghan Labs, Afadors are a loyal mixed breed. They are also energetic and quite affectionate with their families.
Appearance-wise, they can stand up to 27 inches tall and weigh 75 lbs when fully grown.
And while they do well in families with kids, it's best if the kids are a bit older and know how to properly interact with a dog.
54. Labraboel (Labrador Retriever + Boerboel)
Another muscular-looking Labrador mix is the Labraboel. Some of the adjectives to describe them are brave, strong-willed, and devoted.
They are also intelligent with excellent judgments, that's why they also make the best family guard dogs.
55. Schnauzador (Schnauzer + Labrador Retriever)
Just like Poodles, Schnauzers come in different sizes, too. Because of this, Schnauzadors can also come in varying sizes depending on their dog parent.
Although they are friendly, Schnauzadors can also get too bossy at times. They'd always try to show other dogs (especially same-sex) who's the boss!
However, they still make for great family dogs, especially for children and older people.
56. Anatolian Labrador (Anatolian Shepherd + Labrador Retriever)
Unlike the clingy Labrador, Anatolian Shepherds are independent dogs who often like to think for themselves.
Never mind the sit, stay, roll over command. They just gotta watch that stranger passing by the window!
It's hard to guess what temperament their mix will turn out; it depends on which parent they will take after the most.
One thing's sure though, they are loyal through and through and will love their humans for as long as they can.
All work and no play makes a Belgian Malinois, so mix that with the easy-going Labrador, and you'll get the playful but hardworking Belgian Lab.
These Labrador mixes, however, need an experienced dog owner who can confidently show them who's the alpha.
Otherwise, they'd decide for it themselves, and you may have a hard-time training and disciplining them!
Both parents are affectionate, so it's no surprise that you'll get a very loving mixed breed from a Dutch Lab.
They're family-oriented dogs who love playtime!
However, early socialization is still important even how friendly this breed is so make sure to introduce them to new people and animals.
Sometimes called Staffadors or Staffy Labs, Labrastaffs are sensitive creatures who love to be around familiar faces.
It's not advisable to leave them on their own as they can get too anxious alone.
They are generally healthy Labrador mixes too, but also with the potential for weight gain so watch out for what and how much they eat!
60. Plottador (Plott Hound + Labrador Retriever)
Another excellent hunting companion, Plottadors are a medium-sized hybrid that can weigh around 50 to 65 lbs when fully grown.
Although they are fairly an active breed, they can do well in smaller living spaces and only require 30 to 45 minutes of daily exercise.
Personality-wise, they tend to take after their Plott Hound parents, so they may be a little reserved around strangers in comparison to their Labrador parents.
61. German Shorthaired Lab (German Shorthaired Pointer + Labrador Retriever)
Last (but definitely not the least) on our list is the German Shorthaired Lab, an active and agile dog who loves hunting either on a field or in water.
German Shorthaired Labs only require moderate grooming, and they are actually quiet and just observant most of the time.
Don't get too intimidated by their size and appearance; they'd still be a perfect fit for first-time owners—just as long as that owner also loves physical activities as much as this mixed breed.
FAQs on Labrador Mixes
How big does a Lab Mix get?
Depending on the other purebred they are combined with, a Labrador mix can be slightly larger or smaller than Labs themselves.
However, on average, a Lab Mix can grow from 20 to 24 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh 45 to 90 lbs.
How can I tell if my dog is a Lab Mix?
The best way to know whether your dog is a Labrador mix or not is thru DNA tests.
There are available DNA test kits that you can purchase online that will not only determine your dog's ancestry but also their traits and possible health complications so I'd say it's worth giving a try!
Do Lab Mix dogs shed?
Well, Labradors are heavy-shedders so yes, Labrador mixes can be shedders too.
However, some breeds (like Poodles) can somehow tone the shedding down when mixed with Labradors.
Labradoodles, for example, are said to be non-shedders and a perfect match for dog owners with allergies.
Labrador Mixes — Summary
Labrador Mixes are so popular that I'm sure, after a couple of years, our extensive 60+ list of the Best Labrador Mixes of all time will increase, if not double.
After reading here all the information you need about this popular mixed breed, like the Labrador mix's life span, size, temperament, and health, I sure hope this article helps you decide on which Lab mix is the best fit for you and your family's lifestyle.