Labrador Husky Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginCanada flagCanada
Other Names
What other names does the Labrador Husky have?
Husky-Lab
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Labrador Husky Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Labrador Husky puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? How much money is a Labrador Husky?
$400-$800
If you choose to purchase the Labrador Husky, 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 Labrador Husky for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Labrador Husky gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Labrador Husky? How many Labrador Husky are there in the world?
Average: The Labrador Husky 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.

Labrador Husky Size

Size
Is a Labrador Husky small, medium or large dog?

How big do Labrador Husky get?

Large
Weight
How much does the Labrador Husky weigh? How much should the Labrador Husky breed weight? What is the normal weight of a Labrador Husky?
60-100 pounds (27-45 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Labrador Husky?
80 pounds (36 kg)
Height
How tall is the Labrador Husky? Labrador Husky height:
20-28 inches (51-71 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Labrador Husky?
24 inches (61 cm)

Labrador Husky Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Labrador Husky have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
DoubleThick
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Labrador Husky's coat?
Solid BlackSolid WhiteBlack & White & RedBlack & White & Grey
Grooming
How to groom the Labrador Husky and how often?
Advanced: The Labrador Husky 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 baths are 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 Labrador Husky a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Labrador Husky, 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 Labrador Husky dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Husky-Lab?
Labrador Huskys shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Labrador Husky need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Labrador Husky 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.

Labrador Husky Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Labrador Husky have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
FriendlyGood naturedIntelligentQuiet
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Labrador Husky? Is the Labrador Husky breed dumb or smart?
Smart: Labrador Husky's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Labrador Husky is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Labrador Husky dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Labrador Huskys are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Labrador Husky is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Labrador Husky sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Labrador Huskys 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? Is a Labrador Husky a good family dog?
Average to High: Labrador Huskys 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 Husky-Lab need? Labrador Husky social needs:
Labrador Huskys are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Labrador Husky dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Husky-Lab bark?
Low to Average: The Labrador Husky rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason.

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

Watchdog Ability
Is Labrador Husky good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Labrador Huskys are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Labrador Husky dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Labrador Husky dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Labrador Huskys 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 Labrador Husky bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Husky-Lab? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Labrador Husky? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Labrador Husky 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.)
Bite Force
Does the Labrador Husky has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Labrador Husky? How much bite force does a Labrador Husky have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Labrador Husky bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Labrador Husky, 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.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Labrador Husky do?
Labrador Huskys have an 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 Labrador Huskys need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Labrador Husky to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Labrador Husky roam?
Labrador Huskys have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Labrador Husky have high prey drive?
Labrador Huskys 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 Labrador Huskys are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Labrador Husky good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Labrador Husky breed. If you don't have a garden, think carefully about your decision, keeping Labrador Husky indoors can cause a lot of problems.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Labrador Huskys adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Labrador Husky be left alone?
Labrador Huskys 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.

Labrador Husky Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Labrador Husky temperament with other people:
Labrador Huskys are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Labrador Husky dogs get along with other pets? Are Labrador Husky dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Labrador Huskys are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Labrador Husky dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Labrador Husky temperament with children:
Labrador Huskys are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Labrador Husky 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 Labrador Husky breed live with a cat?
Labrador Huskys are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Labrador Husky good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Labrador Husky dogs get along with other dogs?
Labrador Huskys are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Labrador Husky can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Labrador Husky breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Labrador Husky breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Labrador Huskys are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Labrador Huskys good office dogs? Do Labrador Huskys make good office friendly dogs? Can Labrador Huskys be office dogs?
No
Labrador Husky is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Labrador Husky dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Husky-Lab temperament with senior people? Are Labrador Husky dogs good for elderly owners?
Labrador Huskys are commonly okay with elderly people.

Labrador Husky Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Labrador Husky dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Labrador Husky is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Labrador Husky breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Labrador Husky see the vet?
Average
The Labrador Husky should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Labrador Husky dogs live? How old can a Labrador Husky be? What is the age limit of the Labrador Husky? How many years can the oldest Labrador Husky live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Labrador Husky?

11-13 years
The average lifespan of Labrador Husky: 12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Labrador Husky breed hypoallergenic?
No
Labrador Huskys 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 Labrador Husky have? What is the activity level of the Labrador Husky?
Labrador Huskys are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Labrador Husky need? How much exercise do Labrador Husky dogs require per day?
Labrador Huskys need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Labrador Husky breed need?
Labrador Huskys don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Labrador Husky need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Labrador Husky breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Labrador Husky? How much food should I feed my Labrador Husky?
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? Labrador Husky risk for obesity:
Average: The Labrador Husky 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 Labrador Husky's weight regularly.

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 Labrador Husky can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Labrador Husky has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Labrador Husky drool?
The Labrador Husky is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Labrador Husky could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Labrador Husky.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Labrador Husky As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Labrador Husky 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).

Labrador Husky is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Labrador Husky be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Labrador Husky 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.

Labrador Husky is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Labrador Husky 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.

Labrador Husky is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Labrador Husky 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 Labrador Husky is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Labrador Husky be a boat dog?

Not really

Labrador Husky 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 Labrador Husky 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.

Labrador Husky is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

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

Not really

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

Labrador Husky Reproducibility

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

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Labrador Husky: 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 Labrador Husky have in a litter? How many puppies can the Labrador Husky breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Labrador Husky have? How many puppies can a Labrador Husky give birth to?
4-8 puppies

Labrador Husky Recognition

AKC Group
Is Labrador Husky recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Labrador Husky recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Labrador Husky breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc.

Labrador Husky Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Labrador Husky's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Labrador Huskys are very easy to train.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Labrador Husky is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Labrador Huskys are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Labrador Huskys are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Labrador Huskys are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Labrador Huskys don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Not an apartment-friendly dog the Labrador Husky breed.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Labrador Husky requires a lot of grooming.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Labrador Huskys have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Labrador Huskys 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.
  • Office Friendly: Labrador Husky is not the best dog breed for office environment.

Labrador Husky History

Husky refers to a group of dog breeds that are commonly used to pull sleds. Husky is a mispronunciation of Eskie, a pejorative word for Equimaux. Equimaux is indigenous peoples who live in Greenland, Canada, Alaska, and Siberia's arctic areas. The Siberian Husky, Alaskan Husky, and Greenlandic Husky are just a few of the most well-known sled dog breeds. They are not wolf-dogs, and they have no recent wolf ancestry, despite their history of being bred with wolves. They do, nevertheless, retain some wolf-like morphological characteristics.

Most people are unaware that another husky breed exists. The Labrador Husky is a breed from Coastal Labrador. The name of this breed is confusing, we could conclude that it is a Labrador Retriever/Husky hybrid but the Labrador Husky, on, is a purebred dog getting its name from the Labrador island. This breed has the appearance of a husky, looks more closely similar to a Siberian Husky, although they became isolated in Labrador thus develop independently of the other breeds. Despite being isolated, nowadays

some Labradorians have imported the blood of the Alaskan Malamute to increase its sledding abilities, and later, the German Shepherd Dog for trainability purposes. This has resulted in a new sled dog that resembles the Siberian Husky in appearance but is considerably larger and more wolf-like.

Labrador, an area in the most easterly province of Canada is famous for the semi-precious stone labradorite. In this part of the country, this sled-pulling breed is regarded as the workhorse. Given that Labrador's winters often begin in early November and persist until late April, the Labrador Husky is a popular breed. Although this attractive animal is relatively unknown outside of its homeland, it cannot be denied that this breed has played a significant role in the development of Labrador history.

The Labrador Husky is a breed that has been around for centuries. Around 1300 AD, the Thule Inuit people are thought to have brought this sled-pulling breed to the region. This breed is closely linked to other northern breeds, but progenitors of the Labrador Husky were split off from the other northern breeds due to Labrador's geographical position. The Thule Inuit people used to breed their dogs with wolves to retain the breed's strength, stamina, energy, and other excellent features.

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