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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 flagUnited States
Other Names
What other names does the Chabrador have?
ChowbradorsLab Chows
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed Chow Chow and Labrador Retriever mix

Chabrador Size and Weight

Is a Chabrador small, medium or large dog?

How big do Chabrador get?

What is the average size of a Chabrador?

How much does the Chabrador weigh? How much should a Chabrador weight? What is the normal weight of a Chabrador? How much does a full-grown Chabrador weight?
45-80 pounds (20-36 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Chabrador?
62.5 pounds (28 kg)
How tall is the Chabrador? Chabrador height:
19-23 inches (48-58 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Chabrador?
21 inches (53 cm)

Chabrador Price and Availability

How much does the Chabrador puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Chabrador in the United States? How much money is a Chabrador?

Where to buy a Chabrador with a good pedigree?

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.
How easy is it to get a Chabrador? How many Chabrador are there in the world?
Average: The Chabrador is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Chabrador Trainability and Intelligence

Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Chabrador? Is the Chabrador breed dumb or smart?
Smart: The Chabrador dogs have great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Chabrador is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Are Chabrador dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Chabrador?
Chabrador dogs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Watchdog Ability
Is Chabrador good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Chabrador dogs are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Chabrador dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Chabrador dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Chabrador dogs strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.

Chabrador Personality and Temperament

What kind of personality does the Chabrador have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Chabrador sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Chabrador dogs don't tolerate irregular daily routines, noisy households, 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? Is a Chabrador a good family dog?
Average to High: Chabrador dogs are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Chowbradors need? Chabrador social needs:
Chabrador dogs 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.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Chabrador to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Chabrador roam?
Chabrador dogs 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?
Chabrador dogs 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 Chabrador dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.

Chabrador Activity and Playfulness

How playful is this breed?
The Chabrador is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Do Chabrador dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Chowbradors 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 the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Apartment Friendly
Is Chabrador good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Chabrador in an apartment?
Apartment-friendly dog the Chabrador breed. It is best if you have a small garden where it can occasionally go out to do its business, but this is not important at all. You can exercise him enough with a walk or two a day, so he's comfortable in an apartment.

Chabrador Adaptability and Independence

Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Chabrador dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Chabrador be left alone? How long can you leave a Chabrador 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.

Chabrador Bite Characteristics

Bite Force PSI
Does the Chabrador has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Chabrador? How much bite force does a Chabrador have? How strong is a Chabrador bite?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Chabrador bite force: Ordinary. Bite force Chabrador measurements typically fall within the range of 200 to 400 PSI. The bite force of a Chabrador is considered ordinary when compared to other dog breeds, but it is still quite powerful. This Chabrador bite force PSI can cause bite wounds. Chabrador bite PSI is not something that should be feared if the dog is well-trained and managed. To avoid any issues, it's essential to learn how to train a Chabrador puppy not to bite from an early age.

The Chabrador, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

In conclusion, while the Chabrador bite force is certainly an interesting aspect of the breed, it is important not to let it overshadow the many other reasons why these dogs are so loved and respected. With proper training and socialization, a Chabrador can be a loyal and protective companion for your family.

Biting Potential
Do Chabrador bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Chowbradors? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Chabrador? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

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?
Chabrador dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Chabrador dogs need to be taught a good attitude.

Chabrador Health and Lifespan

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:
Cataracts Hip Dysplasia Patellar LuxationCerebellar Abiotrophy
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Chabrador breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Chabrador see the vet?
The Chabrador should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Chabrador dogs live? How old can a Chabrador be? What is the age limit of the Chabrador? How many years can the oldest Chabrador live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Chabrador?

How long is the lifespan of a Chabrador?

10-12 years
The average lifespan of Chabrador: 11 years
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and 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.

Chabrador Energy and Activity

Energy Level
How much energy does the Chabrador have? What is the activity level of the Chabrador?
Chabrador dogs 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 exercise does a Chabrador need? How much exercise do Chabrador dogs require per day?

Do Chabrador dogs need a lot of exercises?

Chabrador dogs have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long ones on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Chabrador breed need?
Chabrador dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.

Chabrador Diet and Weight Management

Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Chabrador need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Chabrador breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Chabrador? How much food should I feed my Chabrador?
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 weight regularly.

Chabrador Allergies and Grooming

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 are proper Chabrador coats?
BlackTan Blue Cream GoldReddish-Brown
How to groom the Chabrador and how often? How often should I take my Chabrador to the groomer?
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 Chowbradors? Do Chabrador dogs shed a lot?
Chabrador dogs 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.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Chabrador need a bath? How often should you give a Chabrador a bath? Can I bathe my Chabrador every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing.

Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Is the Chabrador breed hypoallergenic?
Chabrador dogs 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.
Chabrador dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher 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.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Low 🔽

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 Good With

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?
Chabrador dogs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Chabrador temperament with other people:
Chabrador dogs are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Chabrador dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Chabrador temperament with children:
Chabrador dogs 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? Can the Chabrador breed live with a cat?
Chabrador dogs 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?
Chabrador dogs 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.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Chabrador breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Chabrador breed suitable for first-time owners?
Chabrador dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Chabrador dogs good office canines? Do Chabrador dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they 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 Chowbradors temperament with senior people? Are Chabrador dogs good for elderly owners?
Chabradors are usually recommended for elderly people.

Chabrador As a Working Dog

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 is 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 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

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. 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

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Chabrador is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor 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.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

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.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Chabrador dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Chabrador Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Chabrador pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Chabrador breed is pregnant?

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.

Litter Frequency

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 in a litter? How many puppies can the Chabrador breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Chabrador have? How many puppies can a Chabrador give birth to?
4-10 puppies

Chabrador Recognition

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.

Chabrador Pros and Cons

  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: The Chabrador dogs have great intelligence.
  • Health Issues: Chabradors are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Hypoallergenic: Chabrador dogs do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the Chabrador breed.
  • 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: Chabrador dogs are good watchdogs.
  • Child Friendly: Chabrador dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Chabradors are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Chabrador dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Shedding Level: Chabrador dogs shed above average.
  • Mouthiness: Chabrador dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
  • Cat Friendly: Chabrador dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Chabrador dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Chabrador is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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.

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Chabrador Comments, Reviews and Questions

  • aliyah

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

    they are super cute and friendly