The Labradane, a large cross between the purebreds Labrador Retriever and Great Dane, is known for its sweet, gentle, and affectionate nature. It is a strong, sturdy dog with a well-muscled body, broad head, pronounced stop, dark nose, medium-sized floppy ears hanging close to the cheek, firm, muscular neck, and a high set tail.
|Other names||Great Dane Lab Mix|
|Coat||Short, thick, dense, glossy|
|Color||Black, fawn, brown, brindle, white, blue, black and white|
|Group of Breed||Sporting, Working, Non-Sporting|
|Size/Height||Big; 24-30 in|
|Shedding||Moderate to high|
|Temperament||Friendly, intelligent, energetic, playful, protective|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Country Originated in||USA|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||DRA|
Video: Labradane (Lab Great Dane Mix) Playing and Retrieving
Temperament and Behavior
The Labradane, characterized by a pleasant disposition, makes a great companion desiring to be closely bonded to its human family. Always eager to please its owner, the dog craves for praise and affection. It will welcome your visitors unless it sees something suspicious. Besides its protective nature, its imposing appearance can be intimidating for an unwanted stranger.
A Labradane is well disposed toward kids and other pets if raised with them. However, its size can cause problems, as it can accidentally knock over a small child. Make sure that you teach your kids how to approach and get along with these big dogs safely.
Even though Labradanes are quiet indoors, they need regular 30-minute walks or interactive playing sessions in a secured area. They should not be overly exercised especially when young since puppies are vulnerable to bone and joint problems.
Their coat needs regular brushing with a firm-bristled brush, as it helps in keeping the fur healthy and clean, thereby reducing the number of baths they need. Brush their teeth 2-3 times a week and trim their nails once a month. When their ears show signs of infection, clean them with a pH-balanced solution.
The Great Dane Lab mixes are affected by certain health issues including elbow and hip dysplasia, improper development of bones and joints, PRA, epilepsy, cataracts, gastric torsion, and acute moist dermatitis.
Start training the Labradanes early because their sheer size could make them difficult to control by the time they become adults.
- Socialization: To prevent your pet dog from exhibiting aggression or fear when meeting strangers, properly socialize Labradane puppies with unfamiliar people and pets. You may check in your neighborhood for groups that take their dogs to the park or ask the dog walkers to join you on the route.
- Teaching your dog to chase and fetch: Encourage your pet to go after a ball, Frisbee, or stick by tossing it a short distance. When your dog goes for it, reward with praises and treats. If your dog refuses to bring the toy back, you can use another object and throw it in an opposite direction. This will help in familiarizing your pet to the idea of going back to you once it has grabbed the object. After your dog has mastered this, try calling your dog back and ask it drop the object.
The Labradane needs four and a half to six cups of dry dog food per day.
I am looking to adopt a male, black, puppy (up to 3-4 months) labradane for my family in Atlanta. I LOVE this breed and would like to give one an excellent home!
Our family is actively looking for a Labradane puppy. If you know of any that are available now, in the near future or a breeder it would be appreciated. Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
I have six labradanes born july 22. two blacks and 4 brindles,email me email@example.com
Where are you located? I am in Texas and have been looking for a Labradane puppy.
We are located in Pennsylvania
Hello I am looking for a labredane do you have any available or will have in the future. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank You
I just adopted a “black lab mix” and he’s about 14 weeks and 19 pounds. He gained 5 lbs in less than 20 days. When I look at pictures of Labradanes he looks identical to them. Trying to figure out if his size is too small to consider him being a Labradane. Google images he looks just like them. Just trying to figure out if his size sounds accurate.
Did you ever find out if you had a labradane? Now that it has been a few months, how much does he weigh now?
Please help my wife and I find another replacement for our labdane Yuma who passed away 7-6-2019 we live in Cedar Rapids Iowa my email address is 22042chicag @gmail.com thank you Bill and Val in Jesus name please help our Hearst are so heavy after having him near 13 years
My heart goes out to you. I lost my Great Dane black lab rescue Brady August 19th 2019 and I feel exactly the same. The sadness and emptiness seems to get worse with time. He was my very best friend and hero. I loved him more than anything in the whole world even more than dear friends and family for he was both. If you find more than one let me know and also I’ll keep my eyes open for you as well. Best of luck in our search. I’d love to send you a picture of Brady and see one of Yuma so I’ll have an idea of what type of kind face you’re looking for in these gentle giants.
I tried to send you an email
I have a litter of nine born May 5th 2019 to a Labradane mom and a purebred black lab dad. They are very heathy happy pups, two yellow, one chocolate (which I am keeping) and the rest black with some having adorable white markings. They will be available in 8 weeks, email inquiries at: email@example.com
If you have any black males left can you please send me pictures at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I lost my beloved hero and very best friend Brady August 19th 2019 and am absolutely heart broken. I don’t want any other dog except a Great Dane black lab mix.
My husband bought what was supposed to be a 8 week old border collie pup. He is now 18 weeks old and already weighs in at 25+lbs. I always joke with my husband that someone slipped him a Dane puppy. Then I saw the picture of the lab/Dane mix and they are my dog. Every little detail is the same. So much for a medium size dog…but I would not trade him. He has the best disposition.
This happened to me! Rescued a 8 week old puppy that was supposed to be border collie and beagle. Turns out to be a Great Dane and lab. She is 6 months now almost 50 lbs. one of the best dogs though! Super smart etc.
I just adopted a Labradanes pup from the shelter, he’s approx 14 weeks old and weighs roughly 40lbs. I couldn’t be any happier with him, he is such a good boy!
We rescued a puppy from the animal shelter in February they said was a black lab mix and after looking at these pics I’m pretty sure he is a labradane.
We were told by the shelter were we got our puppy he was bloodhound boxermix😂😂😂 the vet said no he is lab and Great Dane mix he is 10 weeks old and weighs 17lbs😳
I have labradane puppies born dec.7 .I have 6 black and one brindle.Mom is black lab and Dad is fawn dane both are Akc registered and are our family dogs.email me email@example.com
Does anyone have any labradanes available in the midwest were looking for a female companion for our 2yo Male labradane
I just took in a female she was running up and down my street so I took her in I looked up the Labradane and that’s what she looks like
I’m writing to you because this website doesn’t have a contact point and I am looking for a Labradane puppy to replace a wonderful old dog who just passed. Do you have a URL or email I can contact where I could find one? Thanks in advance.
I have 7 labradane puppies available.They were born dec.7,one brindle and 6 black.Father fawn dane mother black lab.email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi were can l buy a labradane puppies from .l live on the lsle of wight .l can travel
Did you have any luck?
I’m in the UK and am looking for a labradane breeder but can’t find one in UK
We live on the east coast and have fallen in love with this breed of dog and are looking to get one for our family…. Can anyone put me in the right direction to find a breeder? Thank you in advance for any help.
I have 7 Labradanes in Iowa.
Are these available?
They were born February 2nd so 8 weeks out from that.
We just lost our beautiful Lab Dane, Buck. He was 12 1/2 yrs old. Do you still have puppies available?
Yes we do. Anyone interested can email me at email@example.com thanks!
I just sent you an email 🙂
Hello from Henderson NV…we are very proud owners of a solid jet black Labradane puppy….his mom was full Great Dane and his dad was full Labrador….his name is Blue and was born on April 11 2020 with 10 total siblings in the litter….at 8 weeks he was 14 1/2 inches tall at the shoulder and 21 pounds….at 11 weeks he is almost 18 inches at the shoulder and 33 pounds….he is absolutely gorgeous in personality and looks….we are hoping to be able to keep him intact and find a female GD or Labradane to breed with….
where are you located? do you still have puppies available”?
NC and yes. I’ve created a Facebook page called Libbi’s Labradane Legacy. Feel free to check it out.
would love to adopt a male labradane, hd one before they were simp;y mistakes. Loved him, for 12 years, would like another.
I have one male left. Please feel free to check out my Facebook page and you can see who I have left and watch videos.
Hi l hope you don’t mind me asking were can l buy a labradane puppie from .can you suggest any web sites l could try .thankyou
We have a 3 yr old blonde, yes blonde, male labradane. From what I’ve seen they are very uncommon. He came from a friend whose female brindle Great Dane and his neighbours yellow Labrador decided to start a family. He’s the only blonde one of the litter. Does anyone else here have any experience with blonde labradanes?
Hi,im ISO i labradane puppy,they are the most lovable dogs out there and would like to know if anyone can help me find one!!thank you
We have a litter just born today! 6 and still counting. Located in Western NC.
I wish I had seen your ad sooner. I just came back from North Carolina and I’m looking for a lab great Dane mix. When will they be ready for their new homes?
They were born February 2nd so 8 weeks out from that.
Hi Jessica, you have male jet black ? I am looking for, please let me know if you have
I have a male that is almost solid black. Super small amount of white on chest. If you want to provide your email I’ll send you a pic.
Are they still available? Do you have pictures? We live in Winston Salem, NC.
Hey, they are still available. We’ve had a lot of interest but no commitments yet. 7 puppies all together and I would be happy to send you pics.
Do you know of any Labradane breeders in Texas?
I’m contacting you in reference to purchasing a Labradane puppy. I am in a wheelchair and the combination breed is easy to train and work with. We had one for several years and our daughter took him with her when she moved out west, so we know what we are getting into in regards to size and energy level. I would like to get one for my husband as an anniversary gift in the beginning of June 2019. I’m not sure what you do to start the process. Please get back to me with a price and whatever else I need to do.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have 7 Labradanes looking for homes.
Any help on housetraining our 8 month Labradane
I have a female Harlequin Great Dane expecting pups from a chocolate Labrador on October 1st. Both are ours, both full blooded.
I am interested. Where are you located? I am in SC.
I am near Kansas City. The puppies arrived on 9/30/17. 4 blacks, 3 blue merle, 2 harlequins. 5 males, 4 females. I currently just have the male harlequin and 3 black males unspoken for. They will be ready for homes the week of Thanksgiving. If you are truly interested, I could meet somewhere in the middle.
I have a labradane dog his name is Max he’s five years old and we are looking for a small puppy to raise with Max he is a service dog I am truly interested in this I live in Snyder Texas but I have family Emporia Kansas and I will be up the week of December 16th could you please send me a picture of the puppies if you still have them thank you so much
Max sounds like a wonderful companion for a puppy. It’s bittersweet to report they are currently all spoken for. Thank you for your interest.
Hi, do you still habe puppies available? We had a great dane lab mix when I was little and my mom wants a puppy. No more than 15 weeks
Sorry the last one leaves tomorrow.
May I ask what you charged for your puppies? We’ve just had our first litter and I’m a little unsure what’s a fair price. Thanks!
We adopted a 9 week old puppy in April, the vet said purebred Labrador Retriever but at under 5 months old, he’s already 50 lbs and SUPER tall, everyone says he’s just “leggy” but I’m starting to look at labradane pictures and he looks a LOT like many of them. Only time will tell as he continues to grow but he has most of the crazy lab energy so far and not much of the docile Great Dane so we will just have to wait and see.
I was told I had purchased a Labrador mixed mountain curr then ran into a man who said I had a beautiful labradane didn’t know what he was talking about until I looked up pictures and about fell off of my chair looked exactly like my dog be prepared for high-energy mine is almost 2 and just now calming down walk him a lot best dog I’ve ever had extremely smart and lovable just put away any breakables the tail is like a weapon. Learn how to buy dog food in bulk mine eats 6 cups of dry a day plus a can always acts like he’s starving
Hi our labradane died recently. We got him from a shelter so we don’t know how to find a new one. Can anyone help us out? Doesn’t matter in which country.
We found two in Nogales, AZ, Santa Cruz humane shelter. We are fostering the female but her brother is still there too. They are 4.5 months and beautiful.
Are the pups still available?
as of Monday, we adopted the female officially, and the male was being fostered. but if you check petfinder for nogales, they keep it up to date. i was shocked to find some beautiful dogs sitting out there for over 2 months.
My friends just had puppies. Full blooded female black Dane and yellow full breed lab. 9 puppies three days old .
I’m interested, if they are still available. Thanks
Hi.I would like to know if you have any females available and where you are located.We lost our baby 2 years ago and we miss her dearly.She was 13 yrs old and 130 lbs in her heyday . Thanks
We would be interested also if there are any left please let us know
Are there any puppies still available? Or does anyone know of where to find one. I’ve looked everywhere. Thanks
We have a litter of 10 in St Louis born 11/13/17
Can you send pictures of the puppies? I have a labradane currently and am looking for a second.
I just got a labradane called Sonic.he is brown with black here and there. Also has one blue eye. He is a male and is 6wks old. I want him to be the best well trained dog as can be. My 6 year old son is the responsible one hehe. Can you send e a guide stating when and what to feed him and some training skills as well. Maybe a week to week guide. Also how much he should weigh ect.
I can only recommend Cesaer Milan’s book for “raising the best puppy ever” or something like that. We had a Lab/Great Dane mix when the mix was simply a mistake. There was no design in it except on the dogs’ parts. She was the BEST of all dogs. More gracile than a Labrador but not near how tall a Great Dane is. We always thought that the Great Dane took that Lab-crazy right out of the pup. She was never jumpy. She will be easy to train. They are great. She wasn’t much of a watchdog. She loved everybody. My husband called her a ‘black lab-shedder mix’. She did shed a lot. Everyone has their favorite choices of foods. Look into some premium brands in the pet stores. Try and eliminate grains. The paleo diets and the ones which try and keep closest to their pure wild diet seem so much better. I found one food I could not afford: Acana Pacifica Dog Food. There’s something wonderful about that food for the animals. I don’t have dogs anymore, only a couple of broken cats (we’re all broken or disabled in my house). I can tell a lot about the pet by its fur. I was amazed that within 24 hours of eating Acana, their fur turned to silk. I’m not kidding. I have BARF’ed our dog too. That is Biologically Appropriate Raw Food. Some people don’t believe it’s good, worried about e-coli and such. But in the wild, dogs eat all kinds of carion that’s already putrefying. Raw bones are soft and not brittle. Only in cooking do they get brittle. You can check that out too. Half the fun is in the investigation. You will eventually find a good food for your dog. I caution against what you find on the shelves in the grocery stores. So many dogs have hair/skin problems and digestive problems, and grocery store shelf foods are not as nutritionally sound as others in the Pet Stores – or others healthy diets you might investigate and find even better. Bil-Jac was one of the first “good” nutritional foods for dogs. Way – way back in the day when I had a Great Dane, she ate Bil-Jac. She thrived on it.
God bless you and your new family dog! Your son will love him.