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Chabrador Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Chabrador so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginUnited States
Other Names
What other names does the Chabrador have? The dog breed also known as...
Cross between the Chow Chow and Labrador Retriever.Lab ChowsChowbradors
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Chabrador recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Chabrador recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Chabrador breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.
How much does the Chabrador puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Chabrador price:
If you choose to purchase the Chabrador, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Chabrador for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Chabrador gets to a happy place.

Chabrador History

The Chabrador is a designer breed dog, an international cross between an ancient guard dog hailing from China, the Chow Chow, and a consummate gun and retrieving dog, the Labrador Retriever. The resulting canine is typically a loyal but friendly fog, suitable as a family companion and as an effective guard dog as well.

However, to be able to understand the breed’s history, we have to look at the parent breeds’ histories. Experts have long speculated that the Chow Chow has been one of the oldest dog breeds, and genetic testing has confirmed this. The ancient breed is thought to have originated in Mongolia and Northern China, gradually migrating south with Mongolia’s nomadic tribes. Early representations of dogs like the Chow Chow can be seen in Han Dynasty pottery and paintings (206 BC to 22 AD). According to a legend, one Chinese emperor maintains 2500 pairs of Chows as hunting dogs. In addition to hunting, the dogs were also used to guard their masters’ belongings. On the negative side, their fur was used to trim coats, and their flesh was considered a delicacy. The black-tongue dog (hei shi-tou), wold dog (lang gou), bear dog (xiang gou), and Canton dog were all names given to the breed in China. The story of how the breed became the Chow Chow is quite interesting. Some of the bearlike dogs were included in the shipment of British merchants in the late 18th century. The term “chow chow” was applied to a variety of goods, including dogs, and the name stuck to the breed. Moreover, in 1781, naturalist Gilbert White described the Chow in his book called ‘Natural History and Antiquities of Selbourne’. His neighbors brought home a pair of Chow Chows, and he included them in his observations of country life. Fanciers say that the breed has changed little since White wrote about them more than 200 years ago. Furthermore, it wasn’t a century later that Chow Chows were imported on a regular basis. Queen Victoria, who adored dogs, was a fan of the breed, which helped it gain popularity. In 1895, a breed club was founded in England. The first Chow Chow to make an appearance at an American dog show was named Takya, who took third place in the Miscellaneous Class at the Westminster Kennel Club show in 1903. The American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1903, and the first Chow Chow registered with the AKC was named Yen How. During the 1920s, Chow Chows were all the rage among the wealthy and famous. They even made it to the White House, where Timmy, a red Chow, and Blackberry, a black Chow were kept by President Calvin Coolidge and his wife. Chow Chows were also a favorite of Sigmund Freud’s daughter, Anna, who maintained and bred the dogs. Sometimes Chows even appeared on Martha Stewert’s TV show. Today, the breed ranks 64th in popularity among the 155 breeds and varieties recognized by the AKC.

On the other hand, the Labrador Retriever is the traditional waterdog of Newfoundland, long employed as a duck retriever and fisherman’s friend. The breed became popular in the early 1800s when Labs were spotted by English nobles who were visiting Canada. These sporting lords returned to England with fine specimens of ‘Labrador dogs’. Exactly how these dogs of Newfoundland became associated with Labrador is unclear, but the name stuck. During the second half of the 19th century, British breeders refined and standardized the breed. The physical and temperamental breed traits recall the Labrador Retriever’s original purpose. A short, dense, weather-resistant coat was preferred because during a Canadian winter longhaired retrievers would be encrusted with ice when coming out of the water. In its ancestral homeland, the breed would be assigned to a fishing boat to retrieve the fish that came off the trawl. Moreover, the breed’s thick, tapering tail serves as a powerful rudder, constantly moving back and forth as the dog swims and aids the dog in turning. When it comes to characteristics, the breed is described as one of a kindly, outgoing, tractable nature, eager to please, and nonaggressive toward man or animal. The Kennel Club of England recognized the breed in 1903, and the AKC registered its first dog of the breed in 1917. The Labrador Retriever topped AKC registrations for the first time in 1991 and has reigned as America’s favorite breed ever since.

Overall, the Chabrador is a medium-sized dog that is both solidly built and athletic. They have a wide, flat head with almond-shaped eyes and they may or may not exhibit the distinctive blue-black tongue of the Chow Chow. The ears of the Chabrador can vary from dog to dog, with some dogs favoring the Chow genetics with triangular ears that are held upright, and others sporting long rounded ears that hang down from the sides of the head like the Labrador. As the breed is considered a hybrid, designer breed, it is not recognized by the American Kennel Club, but it is recognized by other smaller clubs.

Chabrador General Appearance & Basic Info

What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Chabrador size:
How much does the Chabrador weigh? Chabrador weight:
45-80 pounds (20-36 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Chabrador? Chabrador average weight:
62.5 pounds (28 kg)
How tall is the Chabrador? Chabrador height:
19-23 inches (48-58 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Chabrador average height:
21 inches (53 cm)

Chabrador Hair & Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Chabrador have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Chabrador's coat?
TanBlackGoldCreamBlue Reddish-Brown
How to groom the Chabrador and how often?
Easy to groom: The Chabrador doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Chabrador is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Chabrador dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Cross between the Chow Chow and Labrador Retriever.? Chabrador shedding level:
Chabradors shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the Chabrador breed.

Chabrador Characteristics

What kind of personality does the Chabrador have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Chabrador? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Chabrador's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Are Chabrador dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Chabradors are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
How playful is this breed?
The Chabrador is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Chabrador sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Chabradors don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Chabradors are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Cross between the Chow Chow and Labrador Retriever. need? Chabrador social needs:
Chabradors need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Do Chabrador dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Cross between the Chow Chow and Labrador Retriever. bark?
Average: The Chabrador barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Chabrador good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Chabradors are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Chabradors will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Chabrador dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Chabradors strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Chabrador bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Cross between the Chow Chow and Labrador Retriever.? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Chabrador? Why do dog bites happen?
The Chabrador has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Chabrador do?
Chabradors have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Chabradors need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Chabrador to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Chabrador roam?
Chabradors have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Chabrador have high prey drive?
Chabradors have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Chabradors are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Chabrador good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Lakásbarát kutya Chabrador fajta. Legjobb, ha van egy kis kerted, ahová néha kimehet elintézni dolgát, ugyanakkor ez egyáltalán nem fontos. Napi egy-két sétával kellőképpen lemozgathatod, , így komfortosan megoldható Chabrador tartása lakásban.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Chabradors adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Chabrador dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Chabrador Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Chabrador temperament with other people:
Chabradors are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Chabrador dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Chabrador temperament with children:
Chabradors are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Chabrador dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Chabradors are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Chabrador good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Chabrador dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Chabradors are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Chabrador is not a good choice.
Office Friendly
Are Chabradors good office dogs? Do Chabradors make good office friendly dogs? Can Chabradors be office dogs?
Chabrador is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Chabrador dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Cross between the Chow Chow and Labrador Retriever. temperament with senior people? Are Chabrador dogs good for elderly owners?
Chabradors are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Chabrador dogs get along with other pets? Are Chabrador dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Chabradors do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Chabrador breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Chabradors are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Chabrador be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Chabrador is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Chabrador be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Chabrador be an emotional support animal?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Chabrador is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Chabrador be a sniffer dog?
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. Chabrador is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Chabrador be a search and rescue dog?
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. The Chabrador is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Chabrador be a boat dog?
Not really
Chabrador breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Chabrador be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Chabrador is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Chabrador Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Chabrador dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Chabradors are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Chabrador breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Chabrador breed? Most common health risks of Chabrador:
Cerebellar AbiotrophyCataractsPatellar LuxationHip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy
How long do Chabrador dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Chabrador be?
10-12 years
Is the Chabrador breed hypoallergenic?
Chabradors do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Chabradors don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Chabrador have? What is the activity level of the Chabrador?
Chabradors have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Chabrador dogs require per day?
Chabradors have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Chabradors sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Chabrador need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
4 to 7 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Chabrador risk for obesity:
Average. The Chabrador has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Chabrador's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Chabrador can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Chabrador has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Chabrador drool?
The Chabrador is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Chabrador Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Chabrador: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Chabrador have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Chabrador have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-10 puppies

Chabrador Pros & Cons

  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Chabrador's has great intelligence.
  • Health Issues: Chabradors are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Hypoallergenic: Chabradors do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Lakásbarát kutya Chabrador fajta.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Chabrador doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Stinkiness: The Chabrador has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Watchdog Ability: Chabradors are good watchdogs.
  • Child Friendly: Chabradors are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Chabradors are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Shedding Level: Chabradors shed above average.
  • Mouthiness: Chabradors have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Cat Friendly: Chabradors are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Chabradors are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Chabrador is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Chabradors are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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  • aliyah

    Dec 14, 2020, 6:36:13 PM:

    they are super cute and friendly