Labrabulls, officially recognized by the DRA (Dog Registry of America), The American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC), The International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR) and The Designer Breed Registry in Howell, are a result of a cross breed between each of the Labrador Retriever and the American Pit Bull Terrier parents.
Labrabulls are generally dogs of large size with average life spans ranging between 10-14 years.
When searching for a new Labrabull to add to your household, you can search around for the information of the parents (the Labrador Retriever and the American Pit Bull Terrier) to see what the offspring will likely turn out to be, as it will take characteristics from both/either from a genetic standpoint.
This article will summarize everything you need to know about the Labrador Pitbull mix, including its appearance, health issues, temperament and how to properly care for it.
Labrador Pit Mix Appearance
Hair: Just like its parents the Labrador Retriever and the American Pit Bull Terrier, the Labrabull has short hair
Coat: Depending on which of the parents the Labrabull gets its coat genes from, its short, sikly coat could either be a Labrador-like solid color or a Pitbull-like pattern.
And, good news for those of you who are allergic to dog hair, the mix has a short coat that sheds only moderately, and only requires brushing about once a week to keep it in tip-top shape.
You can find Lab Pit Mixes in many different colors, such as white, black, grey, brown and yellow to name a few.
Size, Height & Weight: If you’re able to know the exact size of the Labrabull’s parents from the breeder you’re doing business with, that will best enable you to determine the most precise estimate your dog will exactly grow to become.
However, if that’s not an option, just know that the Pit Lab Mix is a big, strong dog with an average height of somewhere between 12-24 inches (30-60 cm) and average weight of somewhere between 45-90 lbs (20-40 kgs).
Labrador Pitbull Mix Health
The Lab Pitbull mix breed isn’t notorious for having specific medical problems because its parent breeds aren’t known to have any specific health issues as well.
You have to do your part on this one though and make sure you only do business with a reputable, ethical breeder that won’t cheat you out on your money and give you a Labrabull that was cross bred from parents which used to suffer from many diseases without telling you any of that.
Ideally, your breeder will be able to provide you with the health clearances of the Lab Pit’s parents so you know you’re getting only top quality.
Assuming all goes well and your Lab Pit Mix puppy doesn’t suffer from any specific health conditions that affect it during its life, Labrabulls go on to live anywhere between 10-14 years on average.
Pit Lab Mix Temperament
Again, to be able to best determine the temperament of your Pitador, it’s ideal if you can ask your breeder as much questions and get as much answers about its parent’s temperaments.
If not, your second best bet is to look up the specific temperaments of both the parents breeds, because most of the times the Labrabull puppy will have a combination of both temperaments.
Just keep in mind that there is no specific percentage of accuracy to any of this, and all of this is just an estimate at best.
No two dogs will be exactly the same, but you’ll find that there is some truth/accuracy to many of these in all Pitbull Labs in general.
Social: Despite the stereotype around pit-bulls being very aggressive and non-friendly, when properly trained and socialized at a young age, the Labrabull can grow up to become one of the most loving, friendly and caring dogs you’ve ever seen.
It even tries to make friends with all animals and people of all ages it comes across, even if they’re strangers (as long as they’re not threatening it, of-course).
You’ll be surprised at the level of love and affection this dog shows its owner as well as the lengths its willing to go to please its owner!
Leave them alone or stay away from them for too long, and they’ll easily develop separation anxiety.
High Energy & Activity: Labrador-Pit Bull mix puppies and dogs are notorious for being very active and energetic, always looking for ways to let out all the energy they have inside.
There is nothing this dog would rather do all day long than play around and have fun.
So, be prepared to give them all the exercise and walks they need!
Things like going to the dog park up to 2 times a day, playing fetch and tug-of-war are a must if you’re considering getting a Labrabull.
So, if you’re considering getting one for your apartment, that’s a big NO-NO (well, unless your apartment is HUGE).
Lab Pits are much more suited for houses with large backyards they can freely roam in, you’re going to need all that space for their large size anyways.
If your Labrabull doesn’t let out all the energy inside them throughout the day, they’ll start to develop major behavioral problems, many of which can be very dangerous and destructive.
Barking: The Pitador isn’t exactly an excessive barker, but it will bark to alert you when it hears or seas something strange going on (like an intruder next to your house during the night) or if a stranger is knocking at your door.
The minute the Labrabull senses that all is okay with you and you know what’s going on and approve of it, it will stop barking.
This makes for a great watchdog if you’re looking for one.
Training: Thanks to its high level of intelligence, this mix is one of the easiest dogs to train and you’ll find that they’re heaven when it comes to obeying your commands, especially if you know your way around treats!
Housetraining this intelligent puppy is a breeze, unlike other cross breeds which make this task a real difficult one.
Remember though, the earlier you train your Labrabull, the easier it is to get it done successfully.
That’s not to say that it’s impossible to train an older Labrador Pitbull Mix, it’s just easier when they’re younger.
Check out this video to learn some easy dog training techniques!
Protective: Even though this mix is one of the most friendly dog breeds out there, it will hold nothing back when it comes to protecting a family member or another household dog.
Chewing: Love to chew, so make sure you’re properly stacked when it comes to chew toys!
Temperature: Much more suited to warm climates rather than colder ones because of their short coat.
Labrador Pitbull Mix Care
Your Labrabull will need a certain amount of frequent grooming to ensure everything is ay-okay.
First off, and considering this dog’s low-shedding coat characteristic, you should be good with only brushing its coat once a week to get rid of the dead hair and keep the coat shiny and smooth.
However, if you notice that once a week isn’t really cutting it, then feel free to gradually increase it from there all the way to brushing its coat once every day.
As for the shampoo you use when you’re bathing this dog breed, only use dry shampoo.
Lab Pit Mix Costs
Generally speaking, a Labrabull puppy will set you back anywhere between $100-$400.
Besides the cost of the puppy itself, there are other health costs involved (which will add up to somewhere around $500 a year) such as:
- Blood tests
- Spaying and neutering
- Micro chipping
- Tick & flea treatment
And finally, you’re looking and something around $500 a year as well for products (such as collars, leashes, toys, bowls, kennels, etc …) as well as premium dog food.
Names For This Breed
- Labrador Pit Bull Mix
- Pitbull Lab Mix
- Lab Pitbull Mix
- Lab Pit Mix
- Pit Lab Mix