German shepherd Lab mix or Sheprador is a mix between purebred Labrador Retriever and Purebred German shepherd. These dogs are a very fun breed mix, have many potential coats, interesting characteristics and much more.
|German Shepherd Lab Mix Summary and Facts|
|Temperament||fast learner, social, intelligent, energetic|
|Weight||Male: 45-95 pounds, Female: 35-45 pounds|
|Height||Male: 22-26 inches, Female: 22-24 inches|
|Color||black, tan, yellow, sandy, brown|
|Daily Exercise||2 hours/day|
|Energy Level||Very High|
|Known Health Issues||joint dysplasia or poor eyesight|
Let’s take a look at some of their most often asked question.
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Origin of German Shepherd Lab Mix
They are considered to be designer dogs. The term the Designer dog was coined in the 1980s basically, it describes mating between two different pedigrees.
Sheprador does not have a standard appearance. Some dogs have a telltale muzzle and tall ears, while others resemble a Labrador more. This large dog can stand at an average 24 inches tall and can weigh up to 95 pounds.
They male weigh around 45-95 lbs and female 35-45 lbs.
The size of male varies from 22-26 inch while of 22-24 inch.
Their coat color depends on parent coloring. The color varies from black, tan, yellow, sandy, brown
For example, a black shepherd Lab mix dog will have a dark coat, and a yellow shepherd lab mix shepherd will likely to have a mid-toned coat.
Both, Labradors and German shepherd dogs are fast learners and people-pleaser.
So, a German Sheprador can inherit traits, from both parents, that is why one should try, and meet both parents before bringing home a puppy. They are intelligent and energetic.
It’s also crucial to appropriately socialize your new pup from an early age, hence they don’t form behavioral problems later on in adulthood.
Both the parents of a lab mix are known to be energetic & intelligent dogs. Hence, they will also have these qualities.
Also, a Lab mix dog needs vigorous exercise for at least two hours daily. A young pup in good health may need even more.
Here’s good news for people who are looking to adopt a pet – dogs’ joints and eyes can be screened before they breed. So, if like a dog has joint dysplasia or poor eyesight, can be removed from breeding lines.
While, getting a future Lab mix on board what you can do is, ask questions about the medical history and the health of their parents. Also, don’t forget to request for health screening certificates.
In terms of Lab mix life expectancy, you can expect them to live about 11 or 12 years.
The price of German Sheprador ranges from $300-$1000.
Labrador Shepherd mix dog needs little grooming. They do however need to be brushed at least once or twice a week.
German shepherd Lab mix or Sheprador is a mix between purebred Labrador Retriever and Purebred German shepherd. These mix dogs can inherit traits, from both parents, that is why one should try, and meet both parents before bringing them home. They are also energetic and intelligent and should be socialized from a young age.
Have you seen a Sheprador around before?
If so, was it a black Lab mix, yellow lab mix, or something different altogether.
Is your dog a black Lab mixed with German Shepherd, a German Shepherd yellow Lab mix, or something else altogether
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