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Labradane Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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Labradane
OriginEngland United States Canada
Other Names
What other names does the Labradane have? The dog breed also known as...
Cross between the Labrador Retriever and Great Dane
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Labradane recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Labradane recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Labradane breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.
Price
How much does the Labradane 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? Labradane price:
300-500
If you choose to purchase the Labradane, 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 Labradane for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Labradane gets to a happy place.

Labradane History

The Labradane is a hybrid dog breed, a cross between the Labrador Retriever and the Great Dane. The breed came about during the designer dog craze in the 1980s. Some accounts suggest that the dog’s origin was an attempt to tap into the trend of owners who wanted smaller-sized canines, rather than giant breeds like the Great Dane.

Moreover, when it comes to Labradane’s parent breeds, drawing of dogs who look like Great Danes have been found on Egyptian artifacts dating back to 3000 B.C. and in Babylonian temples that were built around 2000 B.C. According to experts, there is evidence that similar dogs originated in Tibet, with written reports of such dogs appearing in Chinese literature in 1121 B.C. The Assyrians, who exported their canines to the Greeks and Romans, are said to have spread the breed around the world. These dogs were later crossed with various breeds by the Greeks and Romans. The English Mastiff’s ancestors were most likely engaged in the creation of the breed, and others believe that the Irish Wolfhound or Irish Greyhound may have also played a role. Great Danes were originally known as Boar Hounds because they were raised to chase boars. Their ears were cropped to prevent boar tusks from tearing them. The name of the breed was altered to “English Dogges” in the 16th century. The name Great Dane arose in the 1700s when a French naturalist went to Denmark and saw a variant of the Boar Hound who was leaner and more like a Greyhound in appearance. He called this dog Grand Danois, which eventually became Great Danish Dog, with the more massive examples of the breed. Despite the fact that Denmark did not develop the breed, the name stuck. Most breed historians give credit to German breeders for refining the breed to be the well-balanced, elegant dog we love today. Throughout the late 19th century, German breeders continued to refine the breed. They turned their attention to the dog’s temperament because Great Danes had aggressive, ferocious temperaments due to the fact that they were originally bred to hunt wild boars. We don’t know when the first Great Danes were brought to the US, or even where they came from, but the Great Dane Club of America was formed in 1889, and it was the fourth breed club allowed to join the American Kennel Club.

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 American Kennel Club registrations for the first time in 1991 and has reigned as America’s favorite breed ever since.

Overall, the two parents made an excellent breed. The Labradane is likely to be a large or giant-sized dog depending upon the dominant parent breed. He will vary in color, maybe black, brown, and white, or he may be brindle, mantle, or solid. The breed loves being active and is very social, and affectionate with every member of his family.

Labradane General Appearance & Basic Info

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Labradane size:
Giant
Weight
How much does the Labradane weigh? Labradane weight:
100-150 pounds (45-68 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Labradane? Labradane average weight:
125 pounds (56.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Labradane? Labradane height:
24-30 inches (61-76 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Labradane average height:
27 inch (68 cm)

Labradane Hair & Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Labradane have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
DenseShort
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Labradane's coat?
BrownBlackWhite
Grooming
How to groom the Labradane and how often?
Advanced: The Labradane requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes. Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog bath is important. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Labradane a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Labradane, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Labradane dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Cross between the Labrador Retriever and Great Dane? Labradane shedding level:
Labradanes are low shedders. 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.

Labradane Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Labradane have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AffectionateLoyalPlayful
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Labradane? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Labradane's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Labradane dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Labradanes are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Labradane is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Labradane sensitivity:
Labradanes have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Labradanes are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Cross between the Labrador Retriever and Great Dane need? Labradane social needs:
Labradanes 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.
Barking
Do Labradane dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Cross between the Labrador Retriever and Great Dane bark?
Low: The Labradane barks none to minimal. Perfect choice if you prefer a quiet breed. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Labradane good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Labradanes are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Labradane dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Labradanes are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Labradane bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Cross between the Labrador Retriever and Great Dane? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Labradane? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Labradane 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.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Labradane do?
Labradanes have lower 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 Labradanes need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Labradane to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Labradane roam?
Labradanes 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 Labradane have high prey drive?
Labradanes have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Labradane good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Nem lakásbarát kutya Labradane. Ha nincs kerted, akkor jól gondold át a döntésedet, sok gondot okozhat Labradane tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Labradanes 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 Labradane dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Labradane Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Labradane temperament with other people:
Labradanes are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Labradane dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Labradane temperament with children:
Labradanes are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Labradane dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Labradanes are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Labradane good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Labradane dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Labradanes are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Labradane can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Labradanes good office dogs? Do Labradanes make good office friendly dogs? Can Labradanes be office dogs?
Yes
Labradane is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Labradane dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Cross between the Labrador Retriever and Great Dane temperament with senior people? Are Labradane dogs good for elderly owners?
Labradanes are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Labradane dogs get along with other pets? Are Labradane dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Labradanes are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Labradane breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Labradanes are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Labradane 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). Labradane is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Labradane be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Labradane 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. Labradane is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Labradane 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. Labradane is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Labradane 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 Labradane is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Labradane be a boat dog?
Not really
Labradane breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Labradane 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. Labradane is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Labradane Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Labradane dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Labradane is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Labradane breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Labradane breed? Most common health risks of Labradane:
Hip DysplasiaBloatPanosteitis
Life Expectancy
How long do Labradane dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Labradane be?
8-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Labradane breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Labradanes 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.
No
Labradanes 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 Labradane have? What is the activity level of the Labradane?
Labradanes have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Labradane dogs require per day?
Labradanes need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Labradanes are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Labradane need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
8 to 10 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? Labradane risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Labradane's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk 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 Labradane's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Low
The Labradane 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 Labradane drool?
The Labradane 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.

Labradane 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 Labradane: 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 Labradane 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 Labradane have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
6-10 puppies

Labradane Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Labradane's has great intelligence.
  • Hypoallergenic: Labradanes do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Shedding Level: Labradanes are low shedders.
  • Stinkiness: The Labradane has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Mouthiness: Labradanes have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Child Friendly: Labradanes are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Labradanes are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Labradane is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Labradanes are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Labradanes are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Apartment Friendly: Nem lakásbarát kutya Labradane.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Labradane requires a lot of grooming.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High.

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