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Labrador Retriever / German Shepherd Dog Mix

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Other name(s): Sheprador, Labrashepherd

The basics:
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes.

Want a friendly dog with an amazing personality that also has the smarts and the determination to do serious work? Breeders sometimes cross-breed the alert, active Labrador Retriever, one of the world's most popular companions, with the powerful, intelligent German Shepherd, one of the world's most useful working dogs. Enthusiasts will tell you that the Labrashepherd can have a great deal to recommend it. Of course, all mixed breed dogs are individuals, but we'll give you a few hints about what you might expect.

Appearance / health:
Cross-bred dogs aren't guaranteed to have a certain appearance but many Shepradors have a long, lean body with a short coat and floppy ears. Many, but not all, are colored like a standard GSD.

Behavior / temperament:
With this heritage, expect an active, athletic dog that demands regular exercise with an active family that gets outdoors. A bored, undisciplined Labrashepherd Mix could become destructive.

wonderful

great trainability, friendly guard dog, excellent watch dogs

challenging

rigorous walking schedule, hip region, severe separation anxiety, hip dysplasia

interesting

double coat, hunting dog temperament, hyper puppy, Extra large breed

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