All You Need To Know About The Adorable Pit Lab Mix Puppy!
Looking to get a new dog?
Well, if protective and high energy is on your checklist then you should definitely check out the Pit Lab Mix Puppy, which we also call the Labrabull!
So, as the name suggests, a Labrabull is a cross between the happy and excited Labrador Retriever and the protective Pit Bull Terrier. The good thing about mixed breed dogs is that they have got the best of both worlds!
And also, they’re known to be more intelligent and immune to certain diseases!
Let’s find out more about the Lab Mix Puppy, shall we!?
What Does It Look Like?
A little vain, are we?
Well, I don’t blame you! We all are!
Well, the problem with mix breed dogs is that we can’t really predict much about the puppies as they can take after either of their two parents. So, take whatever I say in this section with a grain of salt. After all, you don’t look exactly like either of your parents, the same applies for your doggy friend!
That being said, let’s talk about the looks!
Let’s talk about the colors! Labrabulls come in many different colors like, black, white, gray, brown and yellow!
As for the size and weight, it’s something you’ll know for sure when your puppy becomes an adult doggy. Generally, Labrabulls are big, strong dogs. Their average height is between 12-24 inches and their average weight is about 45-90 lbs.
Basic Behaviour Traits: What Am I Getting Into?
Let’s talk about the Pitador’s behaviour and traits, shall we? After all, you should know that to be able to know if you can care for and handle one!
To know about the traits of a mixed breed dog, it’s important to know those of its parents. Keep in mind that we can’t really predict everything precisely.
Let’s talk about the traits!
● Social Butterfly
You must have heard that pit-bulls are aggressive and not friendly. But it’s not the case with the Labrabull! If they’re properly socialized and trained in their puppyhood, Labrabulls become friendly, loving and caring dogs!
Also, it actively tries to be friends with all people and animals! Age no bar, even if they’re non-threatening strangers.
Also, this dog is very loving and affectionate that’s always trying to please its owner!
● Active and Energetic
The Labrador Pit mix puppies (and doggies!) are really notorious for being extremely active and energetic! They are always looking for new ways to let all their energy out!
So, as an owner you need to think about this, as this means that you will need to play with your dog, go on long walks and do a lot of activities to satiate their hunger to play!
Labrabulls aren’t made for apartments, unless you have a huge apartment, as they like to run. If you’ve got a house with a backyard then, a Labrabull if for you!
Labrabulls can develop many dangerous and destructive behavioral problems if they can’t let out all their energy.
● A Watchdog!
I love that the Labrabull isn’t an excessive barker! But, the good thing is that it’ll bark to alert the dog-parent when it hears or sees something ‘off’.
It’ll stop as soon as it senses that all is okay and that you alert to what’s going on.This makes it a good watchdog!
● Intelligent and Sharp
Labrabulls have high intelligence, and is one of the easiest dogs to train! They are amazing at obeying commands, especially if treats are involved!
House training is easy and unlike with other cross breeds! Keep in mind that the earlier you start to train a Labrabull, the easier it’ll be.
Even though the Labrabull is a friendly breed, it’ll stop at nothing when it comes to protecting its loved ones from anyone or anything!
I feel that the Labrabulls have amazing traits, but it’s not for everyone. So what I feel you should do is always to find a dog that suits your lifestyle and needs!
Grooming and Bath Time!
Before we go into grooming, I’d like to talk about the Labrabull’s hairs and coat first.
Just like both of its parents the Lab bull mix has short hair and depending upon which parent it takes after, the short and silky coat could be of a solid color like that of a Labrador or patterned one like that of the Pitbull.
Now I know what you’re thinking! How much will the dog shed!?
Ah, we can all agree that shedding is just annoying. You find dog hairs everywhere! In your car, in your bed, on your clothes…and not to mention, you have to vacuum your house again and again to get rid of those hairs!
I’ve got some good news for you!
When we talk about shedding, the Labrabull’s short coat sheds moderately, and thus, requires weekly brushing. I like to use the Hertzko Pet Brush for this job. And lucky for you, your pit lab mix puppy would only shed about twice a year!
I’ll explain why you should care!
The Pit Lab Mix puppy will need some frequent grooming, but not a lot of that hassle! As for the shampoo you use when you’re bathing this dog breed, you can use any good dog shampoo. I recommend the OxGord Natural Shampoo and Conditioner and Rocco & Roxie Argon Oil Shampoo and Conditioner.
Talk about low-maintenance!
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Any Medical Concerns That I Need To Look Out For?
The average lifespan of a Pitador is around 12-15 years. But they can live up to 17 years! All you need to provide them with is love and care…
But you should know that the quality of your furry friend’s life matters the most. So, spend as much time as you can playing with him and take the good of your doggy!
So, there are obviously some medical concerns that are particular for a certain breed. But the good thing about a mixed breed is that they are extremely resistant to sickness! But, there still are a few things that you need to look out for.
1. Tar in the mouth!
You’ll need to take your pit lab mix to the dentist because the teeth that this breed has attracted tartar buildup which calls for the need regularly clean them.
You can regularly brush its teeth yourself as well by using dental kits like Sentry Petrodex Kit.
2. Dry Skin
This is for those that are living in dry areas. You should know that the Labrapitt has problems with dry skin and so, you should apply fish or coconut oil on your dog’s skin to help relieve it.
3. Fatty tumors
Some Labrapitts are more likely to have fatty tumors than the others. My motto is that prevention is better than cure.
I personally recommend that you feel your dog for fatty tumors about once a month. They aren’t usually anything major but you shouldn’t avoid them altogether, get them checked out if you find any!
I’m sure your dog would appreciate the extra love!
Here’s a guide on How to Check for Fatty Tumors:
That’s all! This breed doesn’t really have any life threatening medical concerns!
What does all this mean?
Let’s talk about everything we’ve learned today!
The Pit Lab mix is an affectionate, protective and highly intelligent doggy that’ll do anything to please you. They aren’t really high-maintenance but are extremely active and need an outlet for their energy or they can develop some serious conduct issues!
They love to chew and can be very aggressive with their toys so you should get something sturdy to play with, I’d recommend something made out of cloth rather than plastic. Also, they aren’t meant to live in an apartment. They need their space!
Here is a brief synopsis:
● They shed as the season changes, about twice a year. They don’t need a lot of grooming but you should brush them about once a week.
● Their medical concerns include tar build up, fatty tumors, and dry skin. Not something you need to worry a lot about
Do you have any questions? Did I miss out on something? Leave a comment and I’ll get back to you!