Labany

30-40 lbs
17-21"
Unknown
Labrador Retriever
Brittany (Spaniel)
Brittador
The Labany is a medium-sized dog breed that is a hybrid of the Labrador Retriever and Brittany Spaniel. An energetic, playful and loyal companion, the Labany is considered to be an excellent pet for family households. They often do quite well in all environments including apartment and city life, so long as they receive adequate physical activity in order to meet their energy demands. A friendly, medium sized breed, this hybrid is considered low maintenance in the grooming department, but will need attention and consistent training in order to be at their best.
Purpose
Companionship, Retrieving
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Labrador Retriever and Britanny Spaniel

Labany Health

Average Size
Male Labany size stats
Height: 18-22 inches Weight: 35-50 lbs
Female Labany size stats
Height: 17-21 inches Weight: 30-40 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Canine Hip Dysplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Idiopathic Epilepsy
Minor Concerns
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Cataracts
  • Lens Luxation
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Allergies
Occasional Tests
  • X-ray imaging
  • Optical Examination
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Regular Full Physical Examination By Veterinarian

Labany Breed History

The exact history of the Labany remains a mystery as these breeds only recently emerged as designer hybrids. Their current purpose may simply be to serve as companion animals to their owners, but often work as retrieving dogs in addition to being a part of the family. The parent breed, the Brittany Spaniel, is an ancient breed believed to have first been spotted in 150 A.D., however, it was only in the 17th century that the breed became more popular as a pointing and retrieving dog for French huntsmen of the province of Brittany, France. Much genetic evidence suggests that the breed has been crossed with the French Spaniel, English Setter and Welsh Springer Spaniel. This breed made its way to North America in the early 1900s. According to the AKC, the lovable Labrador Retriever is considered the most popular dog in the United States. These affectionate, merry dogs actually originated in Newfoundland, Canada during the 17th century. The Labrador Retriever served as a water retriever dog for the fishermen of St. John's. Although they once neared extinction, the Lab was re-established and has been growing in number in North America since the early 18th century. Today, they excel as service, guide, therapy and police dogs.

Labany Breed Appearance

The Labany is a medium sized breed that can weight anywhere from 40 to 60 pounds. These hybrids have a well-chiselled facial structure that may be slightly broad at the top of the head. They have a medium sized muzzled with powerful jaws. Eyes tend to be alert and almond-shaped whereas ears appear to sit slightly high on the head and will flop down till at the level of the upper jaw. The body of the Labany is compact, lean and muscular. These dogs are built to work hard and long hours without rest! The coat of the Labany is short and can be considered sparse. The hybrid may inherit the feathering of the Brittany; feathering may be concentrated lightly on the ears, thorax, abdomen and elbow region.
Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Labany eyes
Hazel
brown Labany eyes
Brown
amber Labany eyes
Amber
Nose Color Possibilities
black Labany nose
Black
brown Labany nose
Brown
isabella Labany nose
Isabella
Coat Color Possibilities
fawn Labany coat
Fawn
brindle Labany coat
Brindle
isabella Labany coat
Isabella
cream Labany coat
Cream
brown Labany coat
Brown
gray Labany coat
Gray
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Labany wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Labany Breed Maintenance

A low maintenance breed, the Labany does not require extensive grooming since their coats remain short and glossy. The breed isn't hypoallergenic and is a seasonal shedder, so frequent brushing during the summer months may be necessary. The breed does not need to be bathed often and they are likely to inherit the water-repellent coats of the Labrador Retriever parent. Bathing will only need to be done when the dog is absolutely dirty. As with most dogs, it is important that owners brush their hybrid's teeth a few times a week in order to prevent dental disease. Nails should be trimmed as needed, however most active breeds naturally wear down their nails. Importantly, it is essential that owners monitor their hybrid's ears for signs of dirt or infection, particular the Labany as they love to be in the water and may harbor moisture within the ear canal after a swim.
Brushes for Labany
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Labany requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Labany Temperament

A well-tempered, outgoing and friendly breed, the Labany is not the kind of dog that will demonstrate aggression towards people. They are loyal companions to their humans and will treat strangers and young children well. Although these dogs can be tolerant and gentle towards children, it is not recommended to leave them unsupervised. The breed may have a high prey drive and might not tolerate small pets and cats. However, a Labany that is well socialized at puppyhood will get along with any pet you bring home.

Labany Activity Requirements

The Labany is a very active breed that will require a minimum of 65 to 75 minutes or more of physical activity each day. These dogs are not your average couch potatoes and are not going to sit still if they can't release their energy somehow throughout the day. They will thrive when allowed to partake in activities such as running, agility courses, fetching toys, hiking and swimming. Due to their medium size, these dogs can adjust quite well to a busy city life. If living in an apartment though, it is crucial to allow them play time at least a few times a day. The Labany is a social breed that will enjoy visits to doggy daycares, playgroups or dog parks. If left alone too long, they will demonstrate anxious behavior and may destroy furniture.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
12 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
90 minutes

Labany Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2.5 cups
Daily Cost
$1.80 - $2.30
Monthly Cost
$52.50 - $67.50

Labany Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Labany size stats at six months
Height: 14 inches Weight: 13 lbs
Female Labany size stats at six months
Height: 14 inches Weight: 13 lbs
12 Months
Male Labany size stats at 12 months
Height: 17 inches Weight: 40 lbs
Female Labany size stats at 12 months
Height: 17 inches Weight: 35 lbs
18 Months
Male Labany size stats at 18 months
Height: 20 inches Weight: 47 lbs
Female Labany size stats at 18 months
Height: 19 inches Weight: 45 lbs

Labany Owner Experiences

Sage
6 Months
1 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Long walks
Agility training
Fetch
My pup is a loving and intelligent dog. Great sense of humor and she is a wonderful loving companion. She is loyal and very intuitive.
5 months ago
Ryder
4 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
As a dog trainer I often meet dogs that I like. I first met Ryder at a client's home and he was gorgeous and sweet but nuts. They were overwhelmed, a bunch of boys all close in age and lots of sports activities took them away from home very often. Ryder was not a good match for them. I went a couple times and they finally asked me if I would take him. I had just lost my service dog and thought Ryder posed a good challenge. Due to his living conditions he needed to RUN (and run a lot) this guy was an athlete. I took him biking and he ran for 38 miles with me. After a couple weeks of running him as much as I could I began to see a real change in him. I started to introduce him to all the outdoor activities I love (camping, hiking, kayaking etc.) and we both loved it. We started to work toward his Service Dog certification. In very quick order he and I became inseparable. I'm an Iraq vet and having a solid dog like Ryder helps me in a lot of situations where I would get overwhelmed. I've since met other Labany pups and they are all super sweet, super energetic and fantastic partners in all you do. He's big enough to be sturdy (no prissy dogs for me) but small enough as to not be in the way. The vet said it best, "I'm so glad you two have found each other, he's healing you and is clearly so happy." Everywhere we go Ryder is a rockstar. He's gorgeous and gets along with everyone (people and dogs) everywhere we go. He was a bit stubborn until he began to learn how to learn but now you can teach him anything. He has kept me together and I can't thank him enough.
7 months, 3 weeks ago
Fawn
10 Months
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
I got Fawn at a rescue when she was about three months. I found her through a friend who found her on Instagram on the rescues profile. I immediately fell in love but didn’t want to get attached to the photo and also wanted to wait until my parents were in town so they could give their opinion as well. I went and looked at her and her littler (two others plus her was left) with my parents and we looked at the others before her. They were much more excited and approached us instantly when we walking into the kennels. Fawn was held in a separate kennel by herself and I wanted to see her as well since she was the soul reason I came. She was much more calmer than her sisters, but gave affection to me and my parents. She was such a sweetheart and again stole my heart. My mother told me she was the one after seeing me hold her and I couldn’t agree more. My first week with her, she was scared of almost everything and wanted me to hold her as much as I would let her. Going into pet stores to get her supplies and toys she couldn’t handle and seeing bigger dogs made her cower and tinkle. Though today she loves going to pet stores, meeting new dogs (sometimes she gets scared if the other dog is excited) and is a big ball of energy. She is super smart and can learn a trick in a snap, but she also try’s to outthink me. I don’t allow her on the furniture but when I am gone I always find her on my couch thanks to my security camera. When I am home she doesn’t even try to get up on the furniture. One down side going on right now, and probably due to the fact that I have a new job and I am not with her as much anymore, is she is starting to dig holes and chew on my couch. So, a solution that has helped at least with the chewing is getting her stuffed animals, I think she just likes the stuffing that flies everywhere. But definitely like the blog has mentioned, Labanys are a very energetic dog and needs to be exercised more than the average and should only be with active people and families.
10 months, 1 week ago
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