Labrabull- A Labrador Pitbull Mix

The Labrabull is a gentle, loving, playful family dog that needs positive reinforcement of the rules as a puppy. As a full grown adult with the proper training, socialization, and finally exercise your Labrador Pitbull mix will be an awesome dog. 

You can leave your dog with any age group and they will only want back and ear rubs and sweet talk. The Labrabull is a mix between the Labrador Retriever and the American pit bull terrier.

Both breeds are a highly popular dog! The Labrador Retriever is ranked #1 dog in America with the Pitbull ranking number 8 in America.

  In this first part of the article we will talk about the parent breeds the Labrador Retriever where they come from, what they are used for. Then we will give the history of the Pitbull terrier giving you excellent information about them.

Finally we will dive into the Labrador Pitbull Mix is a they can be a hard headed dog if not given the proper training, socialization, and exercise. 

The Labrador Retriever

  • Height – 22 – 24 inches
  • Weight – 55 – 80 pounds
  • Lifespan – 10 – 12 years
  • Colors – Black, Yellow, & White
  • Exercise – 30 – 45 minutes daily
  • Training – Start early and it will save you a lot of hassle in the end
  • Socialization – Start when he/she is a puppy take her to puppy classes as soon as you can
  • Temperament – Easy going, great with children and strangers, Loyal, playful, Kind, Friendly, hard working
  • Grooming – Labradors have a double coat so brush them 10-15 minutes during the summer and even more during the winter.
  • House or apartment? – No needs large to a midsized house with a yard.

The Labrador Retriever is America’s favorite dog breed, Labradors or Labs are highly social and have a love for all people, children, and animals alike, which explains their widespread popularity.

Labrador Personality and Temperament

  • Loving
  • Loyal
  • Caring
  • Easy to train
  • Easy going
  • Very intelligent
  • Happy
  • Playful

Labrador Origin

Labradors were bred in Canada, to help fishermen and hunters retrieve their catches. They needed a friendly dog that loved to go fetching and also enjoyed being in the water.

Their double coat kept them nice and snug, their outer layer got wet while their second double coat made of fine hairs kept the water out and their body nice and warm.

The Labrador was sent over to England in the 1800s by some English noblemen who had discovered the breed while visiting Canada. Those breeds began the line that is now the English Labrador Retriever, bred more for show, companionship, and conformation.

The English Labrador is shorter, stockier, thicker necked, and more mellow than their American cousins. we have an article on the differences between the American Labrador VS, the English Labrador.

The English Labrador is shorter, stockier, thicker necked, Labrador Pitbull Mix

The Pitbull Terrier

  • Height – 17-19 inches
  • Weight – 30-90 pounds
  • Lifespan – 8-15 years
  • Colors – Black, Yellow, & White
  • Exercise – 30 – 45 minutes daily
  • Training – Start early and it will save you a lot of hassle in the end
  • Socialization – Start when he/she is a puppy take her to puppy classes as soon as you can
  • Temperament – Friendly nature, athletic, desire to please people, also a strong urge to protect if need be.
  • Grooming – Brush two to four x weekly
  • House or apartment? – Yes you can if you give them tons of time to exercise properly

The Pitbull Terrier is not a breed but merely a catch-all for all dogs that have a similar style. Several other ideas say that the Pitbull comes from way before the Romans; in fact, the ancient Greeks used a now extinct dog breed as a forerunner to the Pitbull Terrier.

Then the breed spread to England where they were known as the mastiff when the Romans conquered Britan they soon fell in love with the Pitbull as well.

Another theory says that the conquering Normans used a large mastiff-like dog to hold onto a rampaging bull. This action soon turned into a sport known as bull-baiting, this is their origin of there name Pit-bull-dog or otherwise known as Bullpit.

With out proper exercise the Pitbull Terrier will most likely develop destructive behavior. So always make sure to give your Pitbull a lot of exercise.

With out proper exercise the Pitbull Terrier will most likely- A Labrador Pitbull Mix/

The Labrabull

  • Weight –  45-90 pounds
  • Height – 20-24 inches
  • Lifespan – 10-14 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Bloat, and Epilepsy
  • Grooming – Brush weekly
  • Colors – Grey, Black, Fawn, Silver, Brown
  • Eye Color – Hazel, Brown
  • Exercise – 30 minutes of running, walking, or playing
  • Training – 30 minutes each day
  • Socialization – Start at a young age at puppy training and take her to the city or town whenever you can
  • Temperament – Kind, Gentle, Playful, Loyal, Athletic, Watchful, Friendly nature
  • House or Apartment? – Needs a house with a yard

A Labrador Pitbull Mix can look like a pit bull, and yet he/she can have the loving spirit of a Labrador. Or the body of a Labrador with the coloring of a pitbull and head shape of the Pitbull

Their fur colors could be Grey, black, fawn, silver, brown, and or silver, but most of the time the Pitador will mostly be the color of black except for the chest and the tip of the tail. the labrabull is a small to medium-sized fellow.

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The Pitbull Lab mix has six different names:

  • Lab-Pit
  • Pitador
  • Pit-Lab
  • Pitador-Retriever
  • Labrador Pitbull Mix
  • Pitbull Labrador Mix
  • Pitbull Lab mix

You may be worried about the Pitbull’s temperament showing itself in the Pitbull Lab mix but never fear. The Pitbull Labrador Mix is a really big snuggler with any who can spare the time. I tend to think that the Labrador’s gentler side generally takes out any “aggressive” behavior. If you’re still not convinced then the proper training of the Labrabull will tone down the “aggressive side”.

f you're still not convinced then the proper training

What Are The Socialization Needs of The Labrador Pitbull Mix?

Training, Socialization, and Exercise are needed to maintain a healthy, loving, respectful relationship with the dog. If the dog is missing any of these three things then you will not have a respectful and loving relationship.

The Lab-Pit like all dogs needs to be socialized at an early age, it is an important first step to creating a very stable and loving relationship with your Lab-Pit. The general idea is to get he/she interested and unafraid of different sounds, i.e cars, trucks, slamming doors, and other things that make a loud sound.

You also want your puppy to get used to people coming and going from your house, you will want to invite friends and family over to your house or take your puppy to their house.
When friends come over to your house if they have a dog of there own have them bring him/her over.

The Pitbull Labrador Mix Training Needs

Training your Labrador Pitbull Mix should take no less than 30 minute Pitbull Lab
Honey the Labrabull Image by Jennifer

Training your Labrador Pitbull Mix should take no less than 30 minute training sessions every day while he/she is a puppy! This is essential that you imprint on their mind that you are the boss. Any command you have given them they need to follow it, no matter how many times you need to repeat the command do not give up.

If you really don’t know what you’re doing I would suggest you find a much easier dog to train, but if you really want a challenge then I say go for this dog! Get professional help, this allows you to make mistakes and have the pro take the hits if all the training blows up. 😉 ( just kidding!) The real reason to go is to get some expert advice from a really good source of info.

First start training her to sit, lay down, stay, and come, once you get those four basic commands down pat without any trouble you can move on. Here are a few more training exercises, heel, which trains them to come to your heels. With me, leave it, drop it, wait, leash walking – leash walking is very important you don’t wanna be flying down the street holding on for dear life because your dog saw a squirrel or something.

Leash Walking

A little side note here- Believe me when I say being dragged by a dog is not fun! When I was around 8-9. My dad sister and I were at a park and I decided I could run fast enough to keep up with our dog Onyx a Doberman mix. Shortly before my failure, my dad told me to never let go of the leash because we were near a busy road. So I waited for them to walk halfway around the track.

Then I said something to the effect of “Getty up!”. For the first two seconds, we were flying down the track then something happened and I was flat on my stomach head banging up and down. True to my word, I never let go for the whole seven seconds it took for Onyx to go halfway around the track to reach my sister and dad. Though truth to tell it felt like a thousand years!

Anyways going back on track, I wish for no one to experience being dragged behind a fast-moving dog. This is why training any dog especially big dogs to walk at your heels is very important.

Labrabull's are sweet, loving, caring, loyal beyond belief, playful, gentle, Labrador Pitbull

What Is The Temperament of The Pitador?

Labrabull’s are sweet, loving, caring, loyal beyond belief, playful, gentle, and finally some what protective. The Labrabull’s parents are the Labrador and the pit bull, both of which are kind, gentle, playful, loyal, athletic, watchful, and last of all friendly natured.

Some people might be thinking but where is the vicious man-eating side of the pit bull in the Labrabull? I can tell you in four words. It is in the way you raise, train, socialize, and exercise your Labrabull that will determine whether or not you Labrabull is a good boy😇 or a bad boy👹.

Labrabull's are sweet, loving, caring, loyal beyond belief, playful, gentle,

Exercise For the Labrabull

Labrabull’s should be exercised every day, for at least two hours daily, whether that is running, jogging, walking, and or playing. If the Labrabull does not get enough exercise or any then they can become depressed, they can also make some major trouble in and out of the house.

Now the human body can only take so much, if you can’t or won’t want to walk for two hours, at least take them to a place that allows agility training. That will let them burn off excess energy, while building their listening skill, and building your pack leader credits to your Labrabull.

The Labrabulls Health Issues

  • Hip dysplasia- Again common in most dogs
  • Thyroid issues- This is common to middle-aged to old-aged dogs. Common signs are skin disease, weight gain, intolerance to the cold.
  • Allergies- grass, food, pollen, and things of that nature.
  • Skin infections- Labrabulls can get infections from either not getting enough zinc and or getting enough and cannot process it.
  • nerve disease- Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis or NCL occurs to young Pitbulls around 1-3 years old. The early stages are weak rear legs, which then leads to losing usage to all four legs. There are some treatment options at the vet.
  • Bladder stones-
  • Bloat- Bloat is where the dog has just eaten or has eaten in the past 20 minutes and you go out to exercise him. The stomach builds up acid and the stomach starts twisting itself into knots.
  • Obesity- Labradors are especially susceptible to over eating if given the chance, so monitor your dog’s diet.
  • Cataracts- Common to most animals and humans this happens over time.
  • Cold tail- Cold tail mainly happens to sport dogs, this is where the tail ceases to work.
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Images of Honey the Pitbull Labrador Mix! By Jennifer!

My name is Honey! I’m a Pitbull lab mix that was rescued -
Honey the Labradbull

Honey 🐶 🐾💗

My name is Honey! I’m a Pitbull lab mix that was rescued by the coolest loving family. I’m so sweet and love meeting new furry friends! Much love 🐶❤️🐾

My name is Honey! I’m a Pitbull lab mix that was rescued
Honey the Labrabull

Conclusion Of the Labrabull Mix Article

If I were to rate the Lab-pit I would give him/her a 4 out of 5 stars due to their health issues, which are larger than most mixed dog breeds. But that should not stop anyone from buying/fostering/adopting this magnificent dog breed.

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