What do you do when you cross a Labrador Retriever and an English Mastiff? This article shares the story of the Labradane, a mix between a Lab and a Great Dane created by Christine Rowntree. She shares her results of how this mix has taken her life on a new journey of passion for rescuing and training dogs.
What is a Labradane?
Labradanes are a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Great Dane. Some Labradanes may also have some German Shephard or Welsh Corgi in their lineage. There are many different colors and patterns of Labradanes, but the black and tan lab is the most common.
Labradanes make great pets because they are both gentle and playful. They are good with other animals but may be shy around new people initially. Labradanes typically need about an hour a day of exercise, which can be provided in various ways (running, playing fetch, swimming).
The Labradane is a versatile breed used for hunting, companionship, or duty as a working dog.
How to Identify Labradane Breeds
Labrada mixes are not always easy to identify. Some Labradane combinations may have some Labrador traits and some Great Dane traits, but it is still challenging to determine what specific breed each dog belongs to.
There are a few key points that you can use to help identify Labradane mixes. First, look at the size and shape of the dog. Labs are typically smaller than Great Danes, and their body is usually narrower.
They also have shorter fur, which helps them stay cool in summer weather. In addition, Labradanes typically have a triangular head with a broad forehead and slightly downturned ears. The Great Dane has a giant head with a more pointed muzzle and pointed ears.
Another way to identify Labradanes is by their coats. Most Labradanes have a water-resistant jacket that can be either curly or wavy. Some Great Danes also have this coat, but their fur is usually straighter.
Labradanes also have double skin that can be either long or short. This second coat is usually white on the bottom and black on top, but it can be any color, and there may be patches of different colors throughout the dog’s coat.
Characteristics of a Labradane
Labradanes are great dogs for families because they are loyal and loving. They are also very active and playful, making them excellent companions. Labradanes come in several different colors and sizes, so there is sure to be a perfect match for anyone looking for a dog.
Labradanes are a mix of the Labrador retriever and the great Dane, making them one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. However, there are a few health concerns that owners of labradanes should be aware of.
The labdane is prone to several health issues, including breathing, hip dysplasia, and retinal problems.
Breathing problems can occur due to various causes, including obesity, genetic disorders, and airway obstruction. Hip dysplasia is a common congenital disability that affects the hip joint. It can cause pain and disability in the dog and often requires surgery to correct it. Retinal issues can include blindness, glaucoma, and cataracts.
Labradanes are also susceptible to other health concerns, including dental problems, skin allergies, and behavioral issues. Owners should note any unusual behavior or illness in their dogs and seek veterinary care if necessary.
One typical behavior concern with Labradanes is that they may be too dominant with other animals, especially dogs. This can lead to conflict and aggression.
Labs also tend to be strong-willed and independent, leading to problems when left alone. While Labs are generally good with people, it’s essential to be aware of potential behavior problems and take appropriate steps to address them if they arise.