The Labrahuahua (also popular as the ‘Chihuahua Lab Mix’) is a dog breed crossed between the Labrador and the Chihuahua. Natural breeding between Labs and Chihuahuas cannot be done because of variation in their sizes. They are bred by artificially inseminating the genetic material of a male Chihuahua into a female Labrador. However, if it is the opposite, the female Chihuahua might be at high risk while giving birth to large puppies.
Since the sizes of both its parents differ significantly, the stature of this breed too varies among individuals. In general, they are medium dogs with an athletic body, strong legs, broad chest, and a long tail. The head is wider than the muzzle. Their eyes are round while the ears either have overlapping tips or are triangular and erect.
|Other Names||Chihuahua Lab Mix, Chihuahuador|
|Coat||Short, single, rough|
|Colors||Black, light brown, beige, white, tricolor|
|Group (of Breed)||Crossbred|
|Lifespan||About 10-15 years|
|Weight||Up to 15 pounds (full grown male/female)|
(larger than the Chihuahua and shorter than the Lab)
|Personality Traits||Loyal, social, playful, friendly, willful|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good for New/First-time Owners||Yes|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||DRA|
Labrahuahuas are social, well-behaved and energetic dogs that love spending time with all its family members. However, quite like the Chihuahua, this dog loves to sleep and is often seen curling down in a cozy corner. However, they, at times, do show some characteristics of obstinacy, which is common with the Chihuahua.
The playful nature of the Labrahuahua has made them friendly with people of all ages, including children. They have a particular fondness for playing fetch games. They are brilliant and intelligent, a trait which they inherited from their lab parents.
These are dogs with no behavioral issues as such, except for some stubbornness. If you discover it is getting way too obstinate, never be rude. Begin with teaching it to follow you when you both are together. Go out like a casual jogging and let your pup follow your heels. A follower dog always feels secure since, by following you, it will learn to keep faith in its owner as the ‘leader’ of its dog pack. Gradually, your pet would think twice before showing any stubborn or independent behavior.
For a wholesome diet, adult Labrahuahuas would require an average of 2 to 2 ½ cups of dry dog food daily.
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