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Labrador Retriever vs Shepsky vs Aussiepom – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Labrador Retriever vs Shepsky vs Aussiepom" Compare Labrador Retriever and Shepsky. Which is better: Labrador Retriever or Shepsky or Aussiepom?
Name Labrador Retriever Shepsky Aussiepom
OriginsEngland Canada Germany Russia United States United Kingdom
Group Gun Dog Designer Dogs Designer Dogs
Popularity Rank1561603
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Other Names Labrador, Lab Cross between the German Shepherd and Siberian Husky
Gerberian Shepsky
Cross between the Australian Shepherd and Pomeranian.
Aussie Pom
Aussi Pom
Aussiepoms
Breed Type Purebred Cross Breed Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917 as a Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section. Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
American Canine Hybrid Club
Not recognized by any clubs.
Price $1000-$2000 400-600 500-700

General Appearance - Labrador Retriever vs Shepsky vs Aussiepom

Size Large Large Small
Medium
Weight Male: 60-75 pounds (27-34kg), Female: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg) 45-80 pounds (20-36 kg) 10-30 pounds (4.5-13.5)
Avg. Weight Male: 67.5 pounds (30.5 kg), Female: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg) 62.5 pounds (28 kg) 20 pounds (9.5 kg)
Height Male: 22-24 inches (56-61cm), Female: 21-23 inches (53-58 cm) 20-25 inches (51-63 cm) 11-16 inches (28-40 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 23 inches (58.5 cm), Female: 22 inches (55.5 cm) 22.5 inches (57 cm) 13.5 inches (34 cm)

Hair & Care - Labrador Retriever vs Shepsky vs Aussiepom

Coat Dense
Waterproof
Hard
Short
Dense
Long
Medium
Fluffy
Colors Yellow
Chocolate
Black
Brown
Black
Cream
White
Red
Blue
Blue Merle
Tricolor
Red Merle
Grooming
Effortless: The Labrador Retriever requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Shepsky requires average grooming effort.
Advanced: The Aussiepom requires a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Labrador Retrievers shed moderately.
Shepskys shed above average.
Aussiepoms shed moderately.

Characteristics - Labrador Retriever vs Shepsky vs Aussiepom

Temperament Affectionate
Cheerful
Friendly
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Social
Alert
Energetic
Gentle
Loving
Going
Responsive
Energetic
Loyal
Affectionate
Intelligent
Alert
Affectionate
Funny
Active
Loyal
Smart
Energetic
Guarding
Protective
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Labrador Retriever is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Very smart: Shepsky is an excellent dog breed.
Smart: Aussiepom's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Labrador Retrievers are very easy to train.
Shepskys are easy to train.
Aussiepoms are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Labrador Retriever is a highly playful breed.
The Shepsky is a highly playful breed.
The Aussiepom is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Labrador Retrievers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Aussiepoms have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Labrador Retrievers may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
Shepskys are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Aussiepoms are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of social interaction.
Shepskys need for social interaction is average.
Aussiepoms are a social breed.
Barking
Average: The Labrador Retriever barks occasionally.
Average: The Shepsky barks occasionally.
Average: The Aussiepom barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Labrador Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Shepskys are average watchdogs.
Aussiepoms are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Labrador Retrievers are average defenders.
Shepskys are average defenders.
Aussiepoms strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Moderate
The Labrador Retriever has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Shepsky has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Aussiepom has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Labrador Retrievers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Shepskys have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Aussiepoms have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Labrador Retrievers have average wanderlust potential.
Shepskys tend to escape less than other breeds.
Aussiepoms tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Labrador Retrievers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Shepskys have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Aussiepoms have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Labrador Retrievers are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Shepskys are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Aussiepoms are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Labrador Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Shepskys adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Aussiepoms adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Labrador Retrievers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Aussiepoms do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Labrador Retriever vs Shepsky vs Aussiepom

Stranger Friendly
Labrador Retrievers are very stranger friendly dogs.
Shepskys are average friendly towards strangers.
Aussiepoms are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Labrador Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Shepskys are kid-friendly dogs.
Aussiepoms are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Labrador Retrievers are cat-friendly dogs.
Shepskys are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Aussiepoms are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Labrador Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Shepskys are average friendly towards other dogs.
Aussiepoms are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Labrador Retriever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Shepsky is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Aussiepom is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Labrador Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Shepskys are usually recommended for elderly people.
Aussiepoms are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Labrador Retrievers are usually friendly towards other pets.
Shepskys usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Aussiepoms usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Labrador Retrievers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Shepskys are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Aussiepoms are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Yes
Labrador Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Shepsky breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Aussiepom breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Labrador Retriever vs Shepsky vs Aussiepom

Health Issues
The Labrador Retriever is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Shepsky is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Aussiepoms are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Acute Moist Dermatitis
Bloat
Cataracts
Cold Tail
Ear Infections
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Myopathy
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia
Patellar Luxation
Hip Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Dental Problems
Blindness
Deafness
Kneecap dislocations
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-14 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes
No
No
Energy Level
Labrador Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Shepskys are high energy dogs.
Aussiepoms are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Labrador Retrievers need a lot of exercises.
Shepskys need quite a lot of exercise.
Aussiepoms need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Labrador Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Shepskys don't need too much sleep.
Aussiepoms don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Labrador Retriever breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Shepsky can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness High
The Labrador Retriever has a high chance of bad smell.
Low
The Shepsky has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Aussiepom has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Labrador Retriever is an average drooler.
The Shepsky is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Aussiepom is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Labrador Retriever vs Shepsky vs Aussiepom

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 5-10 puppies 6-10 puppies 2-5 puppies

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