Species group: Mixed Breeds
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.
The first generation Alaskan Husky / Labrador Retriever is a cross between an Alaskan Husky and a pure Labrador Retriever, although subsequent generations may have different proportions of the two breeds in the mix. It isn't particularly common, but you occasionally come across this energetic mix.
Appearance / health:
All mixed-breed dogs can vary in appearance, but the Alaskan Husky / Labrador Retriever will tend to be large and energetic.
Behavior / temperament:
It's impossible to predict the exact traits inherited by a mixed-breed dog, and you could randomly get a dog that's super-friendly like the Lab or rather more intense like the Husky. Get to know the dog first if possible to see if it's a good fit for your family. In no case is this mix likely to be happy in a confined situation where it seldom gets to roam and exercise.
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