American Eskimo Dog / Labrador Retriever Mix

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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.

The first generation American Eskimo Dog / Labrador Retriever Mix  is a cross between a pure American Eskimo Dog  and a pure Labrador Retriever, although subsequent generations may have different proportions of the two breeds in the mix.

This isn't a common mix, but you may occasionally encounter it in a rescue.

Appearance / health:
While all mixed-breed dogs can vary in appearance, the American Eskimo Dog / Labrador Retriever Mix does tend to be a good-sized dog with lots of energy.

Behavior / temperament:
While it's impossible to predict the exact personality of a mixed-breed dog, some owners have reported that the friendly, exuberant nature of the Labrador shines through with their dog. Do know how to socialize and manage a large dog that could have some protective or independent instincts.