Labradors are among the most popular dog breeds to be mixed with other breeds. There are many Labrador-mixes. Here, I’ll list some of them.
Here are some of the common Labrador mixes:
Let’s get to know these mixed-breeds and find out about their main characteristics and personality traits. If you’re looking to get a Labrador-mixed puppy, this should help you choose the right fit for you.
You might have heard of the Labradoodle. This breed is a mix between the Labrador and the Poodle and is one of the most famous and popular Labrador mixes.
The reason for that might be because it combines all the great qualities and personality traits of Labradors with the low-shedding characteristic inherent to poodles.
This is great for two reasons.
First, because it allows you to keep your house clean of dog hair, and second because this low-shedding characteristic means that poodles are hypoallergenic dogs.
This makes the Labradoodle, with its sunny disposition, kind and friendly personality, and hypoallergenic fur, the perfect family dog.
Main Characteristics of the Labradoodle:
- High energy: Labradoodles can be calm and quiet at times but highly energetic when they want to play. They require around 30 to 60 minutes of exercise each day.
- Clumsy: Labradoodles take after the Labradors when it comes to size. These pups are sometimes unaware of how their size and strength affect those around them. Because of this, they can unintentionally hurt children during playtime.
- Poor guards: Some breeds are born to be guard dogs. Well, not the Labradoodle. These dogs are sometimes too friendly for their own good and welcome everyone with a good tail wag.
Corgidors are a mix between the Labrador and the Corgi.
They are a fun breed because of their look. Corgidors look like Labradors but with short Corgi-like legs and big Corgi ears.
These dogs can have four different colors: red (reddish-brown), tan, black and brown.
They are a very friendly, loyal, and social breed and are great with children.
Main Characteristics of the Corgidor:
- Good guards: While Labradors are not the best guard dogs, Corgis are very protective and always alert, two traits they passed on to the Corgidors. The best thing is, these pups are good guard dogs while not being too noisy at the same time.
- Pet-friendly: The Corgidor’s parent breeds are slightly different in their approach to other pets. While Labradors are usually very friendly and open to new pets, Corgis tend to give unknown pets a bit of a cold shoulder. Corgidors are a mix of these two. In the end, they are quite friendly with other pets but require a slow and careful introduction to any new pets in the household.
- Moderate-to-active lifestyle: Corgidors are not highly active dogs but enjoy going for walks or hikes with their families.
Labernards are big dogs, which is only natural given their parent breeds, the Labrador and Saint Bernard. They can weigh anything between 45kg and 100kg.
But their size in no way reflects their personality. While they may look scary to some people because of their size, these dogs are actually giant teddy-bears who are very kind, gentle, and lovable.
By nature, Saint Bernards are very chilled and low-energy dogs. When you throw in a little Labrador, the result is a big dog with high energy levels and a lot of playfulness. A Labernard owner definitely needs to be able to keep up with this dog.
Main Characteristics of the Lebernard:
- Cold-weather dogs: Labernards have inherited the thick coat that Saint Bernards have which means, they will do very well in cold weather but can struggle in warmer climates.
- Stubborn: Labernards are intelligent yet stubborn dogs. This, combined with their size and strength, makes them a little hard to train. However, their intelligence makes these dogs capable of learning tricks and obeying commands, so they’re not impossible to train. It just might take time and a lot of patience to train a Labernard.
- Well-socialised: Despite their size, which might seem threatening to some pets, these dogs are very friendly with other pets, even smaller ones.
The mix between the Labrador and the Border Collie created the Borador, a playful and energetic dog, two traits it gets from both its parent breeds.
Boradors are very social and outgoing dogs but also appreciate quieter times like snuggling with their family.
These pups are often described as happy and sweet dogs.
Main Characteristics of the Brador:
- Poor guards: Boradors aren’t good guard dogs. Their social side gets the best of them and, they welcome strangers with open arms.
- Very affectionate: These dogs are very loving and enjoy a good cuddle session with their loved ones. Because of this, they are great dogs to have around children.
- Intelligent: Boradors are intelligent dogs which, means they require a lot of mental stimulation to not get bored and act out.
- Easy to train: This highly-intelligent breed is very easy to train and needs few repetitions to pick up on different commands.
- Great companions: When it comes to the Borador, there’s no such thing as privacy. Wherever you go, this pup will follow. They love human companionship and being close to the people they love.
Beagadors are a mix of Labradors and Beagles. They are very kind, mild-tempered and, energetic dogs. Overall, they are great family dogs.
Beagles have endless energy while Labradors are a little calmer, despite also being high energy dogs. Depending on which breed the Beagador takes after the most, it can be either be a fireball of energy or just energetic enough for you and your family.
Main Characteristics of the Beagador:
- Easy to train: These highly-intelligent dogs with great tracking capabilities are very easy to train.
- Low maintenance: When it comes to grooming, Beagadors are low maintenance. They don’t shed a lot and, if they take after the Beagle, they won’t require many baths.
- High energy: Again, these dogs can be very energetic and require a lot of daily exercise so, they might be better suited to a house with active owners. If they aren’t given a chance to burn some of that energy off, they can start to exhibit some destructive behaviors. You can expect your Beagador to chew on your things, break some stuff, and so on.
Spanadors, the result of Labradors and Cocker Spaniels, are very affectionate dogs. If you’re looking for a playful, loving dog who will gladly sit on your lap (despite its size) for lots of cuddles and affection, the Spanador might be the right dog for you.
They are great family pets and get along just fine with children and other pets.
Main Characteristics of the Spanador:
- Easy to train: Spanadors are incredibly easy to train. These dogs aim to please their loved ones, so they will be happy to obey your commands and make you proud of them.
- Moderate shedders: These dogs shed a large amount of hair so, they require constant grooming to ensure the fur stays shiny and beautiful. Be ready for a house full of dog hair, although that always comes with the territory.
- Pet-friendly: These pups are very easy-going and like to be around other dogs. They’re the ideal dog if you already have other pets in the house.
- Curious: Cocker Spaniels are a curious and inquisitive breed, a trait they’ve passed on to the Spanador.
Dalmadors have the friendly and easy-going personality of Labradors and the watchfulness and protective instincts of Dalmatians.
This makes Dalmadors great family dogs. They are very kind and will enjoy participating in fun activities They are also protective and, watchful of danger without becoming aggressive.
Main Characteristics of the Dalmador:
- Great guards: Again, Dalmadors have guarding instincts and are very protective of their pack, meaning their family, so they will be quick to bark if they sense danger. They aren’t aggressive dogs, though.
- Heavy shedders: Dalmadors usually inherit the fur of their Dalmatian parent, which means they will be heavy shedders and require regular brushing.
- Pet friendly: These dogs are very social and fit for dog parks where they can walk around off-leash and play with other pets. However, they are also very excited dogs and can be a little crazy sometimes, so you’ll need to keep an eye on them.
Bulladors, the mix between Labradors and Bulldogs, are very chilled, amiable, and good-natured dogs with a lot of patience for children and other pets.
They get along well with dogs and cats, so they are an ideal dog to get if you already have other pets in the house.
Main Characteristics of the Bullador:
- Prone to weight gain: Bulladors gain weight quickly so, they require a regular exercise routine to stay in shape.
- Curious chasers: These dogs like to run around chasing butterflies, birds, or anything else that tickles their curiosity. For this reason, they need to be watched when they’re off-leash or in the yard so that they don’t escape while chasing a new friend.
- Stubborn: The Bulldog side of Bulladors makes these dogs a little stubborn. While Labradors are very easy to train and quickly pick up on your commands, the Bullador might require a little patience when it comes to training.
- Loyal but independent: Bulladors are very loyal dogs and love to be around their families. However, they are also independent dogs and can spend some time alone without exhibiting destructive behaviors or separation anxiety issues.
There isn’t an official name for this mix between the Labrador and the German Shepherd. These dogs are usually known as Shepradors, German Shepradors, among others.
Shepradors are medium-to-large dogs that are ideal for service work. Both Labradors and German Shepherds are usually used for police or social work, so it’s only natural that Shepradors would adapt well to this kind of work, too.
They are very loyal and friendly dogs while also being cautious and suspicious of strangers.
Main Characteristics of the Sheprador:
- Good guards: German Shepherds are good at alerting their owner to danger and can become good guard dogs. Shepradors are known to have inherited this trait from their parent breed.
- Easy to train: Both parent breeds are highly intelligent and easy to train, which is why they tend to be service dogs. Shepradors are no different.
- Heavy shedder: Shepradors are very heavy shedders, especially during the shedding seasons. For this reason, they have very demanding grooming needs and might require daily brushing.
- Great companion: This breed loves to be around its family. So much so that if left alone for a long time, these dogs can start to experience destructive behaviors and even separation anxiety.
Goldadors are a result of two friendly, playful, and easy-going breeds: Labradors and Golden Retrievers.
The result is a big ball of joy who loves people and is very good around children.
Something else these dogs love is food. This was inevitable given its parent breeds. For this reason, Goldadors can gain weight very quickly and need regular exercise to stay fit.
Main Characteristics of the Goldador:
- Easy to train: Goldadors are highly intelligent and eager-to-please. They come from a long line of service dogs which, proves how easy they are to train if given the proper incentives and encouragement.
- People-lover: These dogs love being around people and want to be a part of family activities. They are not the kind of dogs that respond well to being left alone in the yard, isolated from their families. Goldadors have to live inside with their owners.
- Moderate shedders: Like their parent breeds, Goldadors shed a moderate amount of hair and might require weakly brushing.
- Clumsy: Goldadors can be really clumsy, especially as puppies, and their enthusiasm and playful character can cause them to unintentionally harm small children.
Labskies, a mix between Labradors and Siberian Huskies, are loyal dogs that love to play and run around.
They are very excited dogs that like to chase prey, and for this reason, are not very well suited for families who have other smaller pets.
Labsky dogs can sometimes have a fun and different physical trait: different colored eyes. Huskies usually have very light eyes, while Labradors tend to have darker eyes. This combination sometimes results in puppies with eyes of different colors.
Main Characteristics of the Labsky:
- Highly active: Labskies are very active dogs and require a lot of exercise and toys to keep them distracted and their minds stimulated.
- Heavy shedders: These dogs shed a lot and might require daily brushing to keep their coat looking healthy and your house looking clean.
- Potential to wander off: When they spot a smaller animal and their prey instincts are activated, they can run off after their prey. Labskies definitely need to be watched after, especially if they are let off the leash.
Labrabulls, the mix between Labradors and Pit Bulls, can sometimes be confused with the Bulladors (Labrador + Bulldog). The names are very similar but, the dogs are not.
These dogs are very active, playful, affectionate, and tolerant so, they are good dogs to have around children. However, due to their large size, they should always be watched while playing with kids because they might unintentionally hurt them.
Because they are very social and love being around people, Labrabulls don’t do well when left alone for a long time.
Main Characteristics of the Labrabull:
- High energy: Labrabulls are energetic and have a strong build, which means they’re very intense dogs. They do everything intensively, whether they’re chasing something, playing, or pulling on the leash.
- Very affectionate: These medium-sized dogs are very loving and love a good cuddle.
- Protective: While being good-natured dogs that are easily frightened, they are very protective of the ones they love and, under threat, can resort to aggression to protect their families.
- Highly active: Because Labrabulls are very active dogs, they are better suited for families who love spending time outdoors doing all kinds of activities.
This mix between the Labrador and the Rottweiler is a highly adaptable breed.
Rottadors do well in houses, apartments, and different kinds of households and families. They are affectionate and sensitive dogs and might take a dirty look or a reprimand from their owner to heart.
Main characteristics of the Rottador:
- High energy: Rottadors are little energy balls and are also very strong so, they can be hard to contain sometimes.
- Moderate shedders: They are not heavy shedders but might need a good brushing every week to keep them looking gorgeous.
- Moderately pet-friendly: These dogs are not always friendly with other pets. They tend to get along well with pets they grow up with, though. If you wish to introduce a new pet to your Rottador, do it slowly and with supervision.
- Prone to weight gain: Rottadors are inclined to obesity, which means they require a lot of daily exercise. This also helps to drain some of their energy and keep them calmer.
- Easy to train: These mixed-breed dogs are easy to train but tend to respond best to training based on positive reinforcement.
- Good guards: While affectionate and good-natured, Rottadors have a protective nature they inherited from the Rotweiller. This makes them good watch guards.
Labmaraners are a combination of Labradors and Weimaraners, those grey-colored beauties.
Much like any other Labrador mix, these dogs are very playful and friendly. They are also very loving and can become quite attached to their families.
Main Characteristics of the Labmaraner:
- Great companions: Labmaraners love and crave companionship. They do better in households with large families in which there is always someone around to keep them company. If left alone for a long time, these dogs may start to suffer from separation anxiety.
- Stubborn: These pups have been known to be a little stubborn, and training them requires some patience. However, Labmaraners are very smart so, they can be trained if you stick to it.
- Child-friendly: Labmaraners are gentle and playful and are good dogs to have around children. Considering that they thrive in large households, children really are a must-have for these dogs.
- Low shedders: This is a low-shedding breed that requires very little maintenance as far as grooming goes.
There is a reason, or several reasons, why Labradors are among the most popular dogs and most sought-after dog breeds. These big puppies are kind, funny, and fun to have around. They really do fill the house with joy.
The majority of the Labrador mixes featured in this article have inherited the best qualities of Labradors and any one of these breeds will be an excellent pet for the right family.
If you’re looking to get a mixed Labrador puppy, make sure you do your research first. You must choose the right breed for you and your family because if it happens to be the wrong fit, neither you nor your dog will be the happiest you can be.
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