Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)
Posted January 4, 2015
My English Shepherd/Lab mix demonstrates the collision of personality that one might expect from the odd couple. He's got the happy, friendly exuberance of a Retriever with the sheep dog instincts of a Shepherd. Unlike a Lab, he's only immediately trusting and friendly with me and my family, not with strangers. He's more protective of us than a Retriever would normally. He's always quite a bit more vocal, barking often to make his presence known. That said, he's very affectionate, easy to care for, and a lot of fun. The blend of English Shepherd and Labrador is one that I'd recommend to a couple or family with adolescent children.