The German Sheprador is a breed of dog created by crossing a Labrador Retriever with a German Shepherd. A large-sized dog with either a long or a heavy compact stature, the sheprador has some common traits of both its parent breeds. Its head is similar to that of a Lab but has a comparatively long muzzle with dark brown eyes and soft floppy ears. It has medium-sized feet just like its shepherd parent while its tail can either be round with tapering at the tip, or long and fluffy.
|Other names||Labrashepherd, German Shepherd-Lab mix|
|Coat||Short, double-layered, water-repellent, soft, thick, dense|
|Color||Brown, blue, black, black and tan, white, yellow|
|Group of Breed||Herding, Sporting|
|Weight||55-88 lbs (25-40 kg)|
|Size and Height||Big; around 27 inches|
|Temperament||Intelligent, loyal, gentle, affectionate, energetic, social|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Country Originated in||Unknown|
|Competitive Registration||DRA, IDCR|
The sheprador’s friendly, lovable, and loyal disposition along with its love for human interaction comes from the Labrador Retriever breed. Being sociable and devoted by nature, it enjoys spending time with its owner and other family members. It is gentle and patient with children and love playing with them. If trained properly, the puppies can learn to mingle freely with other pets.
This even-tempered dog, valued for its intelligence and kindness, makes an outstanding family companion. If it is often kept separated for long hours, it suffers from boredom and may show signs of separation anxiety. Its distinctive personality, marked by its attentiveness and alertness, makes it a potent protector suitable for guarding and watching.
These are fast learners and can master new tricks in no time, which makes training them relatively easy. Innovative training methods supported by rewards are something they will enjoy. Socialization, obedience, and foundational agility training should start early. Providing lots of plush toys will keep them from exhibiting some destructive behaviors like biting and chewing household items.
You can provide your sheprador with all types of dog foods that are usually given to large dog breeds, except salmon, beef (especially veal), and chicken, which may cause skin allergies in your pet. Since they tend to gain weight easily, always avoid overfeeding. 3-4 cups of good quality dry kibble supported with an adequate quantity of fresh water are sufficient.