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Labradane Puppies

Author Happy Doggo
News Hound
Nov 9 ·

The Labradane is the sweet and loyal mix of a Labrador Retriever and a Great Dane. If you’ve been considering filling your home with a bigger dog, you may have wondered if a Labradane would be the right choice for you. Luckily, we’ve compiled an extensive Labradane puppies guide to help you learn more about these gentle giants.

Where To Get Labradane Puppies

Make sure to do your research when searching for a Labradane breeder. Since this is a mixed breed, they’re more likely to show up in unsafe breeding situations. These include backyard breeding operations and puppy mills. While you might want to rescue a puppy or dog from this situation, your money is much better spent in support of someone who cares about their dogs and puppies.

While this hybrid is not recognized by the American Kennel Club, there are similar organizations that certify responsible mixed breeders. These include the American Canine Hybrid Club, the International Designer Dog Registry, and the Dog Registry of America. A certification from one of these organizations is a good sign you’ve found a reputable breeder for your Labradane. Booker…

If you’re not sure you want a puppy, rescuing or fostering a Labradane might be a great option for you! While there isn’t a breed-specific rescue for the Labradane, they do show up in rescue organizations for both Great Danes and Labradors. One may even show up at your local animal shelter. While rescuing has many upsides, there are a couple of downsides. For one, you’re less likely to find a puppy at a rescue or shelter. In addition, these rescue organizations and shelters may not have complete health or breeding information for a specific dog.

Whether you choose a breeder or go with a rescue, make sure you do your research before choosing your Labradane.

The Cost

A Labradane puppy from a responsible breeder can cost anywhere from $500 to $1000. The higher an up-front cost for a puppy, the more likely it is you’ve found a reputable breeder. Don’t be taken in by listings for cheap puppies. If a price seems too good to be true, it probably is. The cheaper the puppy, the more likely they are to have health issues later in life.

Appearance

Labradanes usually have short coats in a small variety of colors. While they can sometimes have markings or a mix of more than one color, most are solid brown, black, gray, or white.

Like their Great Dane parents, a Labradane will grow to an extra-large size. Most are 24 to 30 inches tall at the shoulder. They’ll grow to weigh 100 to 180 pounds. Like any extra-large dog breed, you’ll want to make sure you have more than enough space in your home and yard. Tailsofjoya…

Temperament

Labradanes form strong bonds with their family pack members. They do very well with kids and adults of all ages. While they’re social and usually friendly, they might be wary of strangers who are entirely new to them. This comes from generations of Great Danes serving us as watchdogs. Early socialization can help curb this vigilance. This is also a hybrid that’s very good with other dogs. The main risk is sometimes a Labradane doesn’t realize how big they really are!

Your Labradane will have lots of playful energy. Twice-daily walks are a must with this hybrid. In addition, you can also take them to off-leash dog parks, where they’ll make friends and let out their goofy side. If you need a new jogging buddy, a Labradane will usually be up for that too. Without regular physical exercise and mental stimulation, a Labradane can get bored and destructive. They can also develop social anxiety if they’re left alone for long periods of time.

A Labradane has some intelligence from their parent breeds. However, they might not be as easy to train as other purebred and hybrid dogs. This is one of the reasons why Labradanes aren’t generally recommended for novice dog owners. Like with any dog, when training your Labradane puppy, make sure to use positive reinforcement techniques and patience. Kona…

Labradane Puppies – Veterinary Needs

Labradanes can inherit a number of health conditions from both parent breeds. These include bloat, elbow and hip dysplasia, and panosteitis or growing pains. A responsible Labradane breeder will perform health screenings on their breeding pairs and puppies for these issues. However, it’s still a good idea to keep an eye out for symptoms, especially if your Labradane is a rescue. Regular vet visits and screenings will help with diagnosis, detection, and treatment. Don’t be afraid to contact your vet if you notice any changes in health or behavior in your Labradane. Bailey…

After bringing home your Labradane puppy, you’ll want to schedule a vet visit for them every three weeks until they’re a few months old. This will help your vet make sure your puppy is growing up happy and healthy. In addition, this is where they’ll administer a series of puppy vaccinations. Along with the optional Bordetella vaccine, these shots include vaccines against parvovirus, distemper, and rabies. Read our puppy vaccine schedule for more information.

Diet

Like most deep-chested dogs, a Labradane may be prone to a condition called bloat, or gastric torsion. In addition, both their parent breeds have a tendency to gain weight and become overweight or obese. Most vets recommend multiple small to medium sized meals per day, rather than one or two large ones, for dogs who can get bloat. It’s important to keep to a feeding schedule. Don’t let your dog eat too much at once, and make sure to schedule their meals with plenty of time before and after their daily exercise. Bloat can be fatal for your dog if not treated.

For a Labradane, you’ll want to specifically pick a commercial dog food or recipe formulated for large breed dogs. Since Labradanes can develop digestive issues, you may want to home-cook their meals. This can help you control the ingredients they eat. While raw and grain-free pet diets are gaining popularity, they do have some associated risks. Make sure one is right for your pup before committing.

Take your Labradane’s age, weight, and overall health into account before committing to a food. Your vet or a certified pet nutritionist should be able to help you with this process.

Grooming

Labradanes have short-length coats. While they do shed, they usually shed more in spring than in other seasons. Most of the year, you should brush them once a week with a grooming glove or de-shedding brush. During spring, brush your Labradane twice a week. A Labradane should only need occasional baths, unless they really like playing dirty. Regular rolling around in the mud or swimming will require more frequent baths.

Since a Labradane has a shorter fur coat, you might want to invest in a winter coat for snowy walks and hikes. This will help them keep their temperature stable in the winter.

Check your Labradane’s ears frequently for wax buildup, debris, and signs of infection. Brush their teeth with a dog-specific toothbrush and toothpaste a few times a week. Unless you’re walking your Labradane frequently on hard surfaces, they’ll need a nail trim or grind every two weeks. Beau…

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