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 pairing between a Labrador Retriever and a Scottish Terrier isn't all that common, but you may occasionally encounter this mix in a rescue.
Appearance / health:
It's impossible to predict the exact traits inherited by a mixed-breed dog. In this case, the appearance of your pet could be very different depending on whether the Lab or the Scottie traits dominate.
Behavior / temperament:
While it's impossible to predict the exact personality of any mixed-breed dog, odds are high that the Labrador Retriever / Scottish Terrier Mix will be a fairly high energy animal that does best with an active, involved owner. Bored, neglected dogs could chew or dig.
"My dog was my world since I got her on my 9th birthday. Two sisters of a litter, they had dark shiny for with white markings on the chest and paws. They were so docile at first and then incredibly rambunctious the older they got. This mixed breed is very trainable. At 11, I read a few dog training books and did the basic obedience training of how to heel and sit. They were social dogs with family and friends. When strangers approached, it took them a while to be as comfortable, but there was never aggression, just caution. The Lab-Terrier mix created a miniaturized Lab with a bit wiry fur. It was a great combination of stout and tough little terrier in a black lab's friendly exterior. These dogs loved kids who were old enough to play with them (7 years or older). They swam in the lake or ocean and enjoyed playing fetch and sprinting long distances. They chased ducks and hunted squirrels until called to stop. The dogs did not get along that well with other dogs, though. They were a bit guarded and did not enjoy having strange playmates. When we introduced a new dog to the family, there were many squabbles and challenges to establish the hierarchy. Overall, a beautiful mix of breed whom are very loyal and up for activity.."
From Barbara_1 Nov 17 2012 2:52AM