By Jags Goldie Last updated: 22nd October 2022



Jags Goldie
Last updated: 22nd October 2022

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.

Labradane Pictures

Quick Information

Other namesGreat Dane Lab Mix
CoatShort, thick, dense, glossy
ColorBlack, fawn, brown, brindle, white, blue, black and white
Breed TypeCrossbreed
Group of BreedSporting, Working, Non-Sporting
Lifespan6-12 years
Weight100-180 lb
Size/HeightBig; 24-30 in
SheddingModerate to high
TemperamentFriendly, intelligent, energetic, playful, protective
Good with ChildrenYes
Country Originated inUSA
Competitive Registration/ Qualification InformationDRA

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.

Health Problems

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.

75 responses to “Labradane”

  1. Ed Cieslak says:

    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!

  2. Claire says:

    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 [email protected]

  3. Larry Brubaker says:

    I have six labradanes born july 22. two blacks and 4 brindles,email me [email protected]

    • Kevin says:

      Where are you located? I am in Texas and have been looking for a Labradane puppy.

    • Noelle D. says:

      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.

      • Tim McDonald says:

        Did you ever find out if you had a labradane? Now that it has been a few months, how much does he weigh now?

  4. William Ferdinand says:

    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 thank you Bill and Val in Jesus name please help our Hearst are so heavy after having him near 13 years

    • Shelly says:

      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.
      Shelly [email protected]

    • Pam says:

      I tried to send you an email

  5. Linda says:

    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 protected]

    • Michele Hutter says:

      Hi Linda,

      If you have any black males left can you please send me pictures at [email protected].
      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.

      Thanks Shelly

  6. Glenith Gray says:

    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.

    • Kyla says:

      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.

      • Christy says:

        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!

    • Amy says:

      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.

    • Carey says:

      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????

  7. Larry Brubaker says:

    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 me [email protected]

  8. Brittany M. says:

    Does anyone have any labradanes available in the midwest were looking for a female companion for our 2yo Male labradane

    • Stacey says:

      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

    • James Barkley says:

      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.

  9. Linda King says:

    Hi were can l buy a labradane puppies from .l live on the lsle of wight .l can travel

    • Nicola goodsir says:

      Did you have any luck?
      I’m in the UK and am looking for a labradane breeder but can’t find one in UK

  10. Caitlyn says:

    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.

  11. Jessica says:

    They were born February 2nd so 8 weeks out from that.

    • Alissa Fogel says:


      We just lost our beautiful Lab Dane, Buck. He was 12 1/2 yrs old. Do you still have puppies available?

      • Jessica says:

        Yes we do. Anyone interested can email me at [email protected] thanks!

        • Alissa Fogel says:

          I just sent you an email 🙂

          • Charles Allison says:

            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….

        • ashley says:

          where are you located? do you still have puppies available”?

          • Jessica says:

            NC and yes. I’ve created a Facebook page called Libbi’s Labradane Legacy. Feel free to check it out.

    • peggy cooper says:

      would love to adopt a male labradane, hd one before they were simp;y mistakes. Loved him, for 12 years, would like another.

      • Jessica says:

        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.

        • Linda King says:

          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

  12. Harley Branning says:

    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?

  13. Benjamin g. says:

    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

    • Jessica Warren says:

      We have a litter just born today! 6 and still counting. Located in Western NC.

      • Sheila Smith says:

        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?

      • AC says:

        Are they still available? Do you have pictures? We live in Winston Salem, NC.

        • Jessica says:

          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.

      • kelly l northcutt says:

        Do you know of any Labradane breeders in Texas?

      • Deanna M Jaroszeski says:


        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.

        Thank you
        Deanna Jaroszeski

  14. barrir says:

    Any help on housetraining our 8 month Labradane

  15. Jennifer says:

    I have a female Harlequin Great Dane expecting pups from a chocolate Labrador on October 1st. Both are ours, both full blooded.

    • Tashna Ashmore says:

      I am interested. Where are you located? I am in SC.

      • Jennifer says:

        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.

        • Patricia McCullough says:

          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

          • Jennifer says:

            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.

    • meredith herz says:

      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

    • Jessica says:

      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!

  16. Sarafina says:

    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.

    • Jana jones says:

      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

  17. Thierry sarasyn says:

    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.

  18. Nicole says:

    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.

    • cynthia ebert says:

      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.

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