The Labmaraner is a large dog breed produced by crossing a Labrador Retriever with a Weimaraner. It is characterized by a muscular stature, a long muzzle with large expressive eyes, a dark grayish nose, long curly ears, and long legs with webbed paws like its Labrador parent. It makes a great family pet even for an easygoing or new dog owner.
|Other names||Labraraner, Weimador, Labrador Retriever-Weimaraner mix|
|Coat||Single-layered with short, flat, and glossy hair; longer coat is rare|
|Color||Dark/light brown, yellow, solid black, silver/dull gray coat; amber, bluish-gray, or solid gray eyes|
|Group of Breed||Sporting|
|Weight||60-100 lbs (27-45.3 kg)|
|Size and Height||Big; around 24 inches|
|Temperament||Intelligent, loyal, gentle, affectionate, energetic|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Country Originated in||The USA|
|Competitive Registration||ACHC, DBR, DRA, DDKC, IDCR|
The labmaraner inherits some of the personality traits of its Labrador parent, making it a loyal, gentle, and loveable pet. A friendly dog by nature, it strives for human attention and likes to remain close to its family members. It is patient with children and does well with other pets too. However, its athletic and exuberant disposition calls for careful observation when around younger children, otherwise they could be knocked over and get hurt.
This sociable and pack-oriented pet is always happy to help its owner in family activities. Like its Weimaraner parent, it suffers from separation anxiety when left alone for hours. Although it does not bark at everything, it will certainly alert its owner about the presence of an intruder. This makes it suitable for watching and guarding activities.
Even though training them is easy, their occasional stubbornness is something that inexperienced owners might find difficult to manage. Employ a firm and assertive training method, but do not be harsh in your approach. Make the puppies familiar to their cage or crate so that they accept it as their safe dwelling place. Start socialization and obedience training early to prevent them from becoming over-dependent. This will also restrain some of their destructive behaviors like chewing small household items and digging holes in the yards.
Your labmaraner dog needs a nutritious diet rich in proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals to support its high activity levels. You can include high-quality dry dog food in your pet’s diet, but do give 4-5 cups of it regularly. Instead of providing one or two heavy meals, you should divide it through the day.