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American Pit Bull Terrier / Labrador Retriever Mix

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Other name(s): Labrabull, Pitador

The basics:
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes.

The Labrador Retriever and the American Pit Bull Terrier are two of America's, if not the world's, most popular dogs. It seems like a natural to moderate some of the Pit Bull's more problematical terrier traits with DNA from the fun-loving, easy-going Lab. Enthusiasts have a lot of good things to say about the pet quality of well-trained Labrabulls. They are playful, loyal, and love to be a part of an active family. However, as with any cross-bred dog (especially the first generation crosses), the traits are not guaranteed. You could have a dog that seems a bit more like a Lab or a bit more like a APBT. In almost all cases, though, you will have an active dog that enjoys exercise. Be aware that every mixed-breed dog is an individual.

Appearance / health:
Every mixed-breed dog is different but, as a general rule, expect an APBT/Lab mix to be a short-haired, muscular dog.

Behavior / temperament:
The plan with this cross is to create an ideal companion animal with the APBT's fierce loyalty combined with the Lab's wonderful personality. Many owners are enthusiastic about this cross... if the dog is properly trained and exercised. If you don't have to time to channel this dog's energy, look elsewhere.

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Be prepared for a life long 3 year old

I'm going to put a disclaimer on here that this review is primarily about my experience with my current dog who is a pitbull/lab mix. He is 3/4 pit and 1/4 lab. He definitely inherited part of the lab.

Owning this dog is kind of like having a permanent 3 year old. He...

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