Labrahuahua

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8-65 lbs
5-8"
Unknown
Labrador Retriever
Chihuahua
Chihuahuador
A female Labrador Retriever and a male Chihuahua come together to create the unique Labrahuahua. These dogs will be medium in size and have a body and facial features similar to those of the parent breeds. They will be loyal and smart, like their parents, and should get along well with people of all ages. Give these dogs plenty of exercise and lots of cuddle time, and they will be happy living in any environment. They are great companion pets that should be easy to care for and will be part of your life for around 10 to 15 years.
Purpose
Companion pet
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Labrador Retriever, Chihuahua

Labrahuahua Health

Average Size
Male Labrahuahua size stats
Height: 5-8 inches Weight: 8-65 lbs
Female Labrahuahua size stats
Height: 5-8 inches Weight: 8-65 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Entropion
  • Cardiomyopathy
Minor Concerns
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Cataracts
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Hip Dysplasia
Occasional Tests
  • Joint Fluid Sample
  • Schirmer Tear Test
  • Fluorescein Test
  • Optical Exam
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Physical Examination
  • Holter Monitor
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Urine And Blood Tests
  • Blood Count
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Complete Blood Profile
  • Ultrasound

Labrahuahua Breed History

The Labrahuahua is one of the recent dog breed hybrids. They are made from a Labrador Retriever and a Chihuahua dog, which makes them a special kind of designer breed. Because of the size difference between the two parents, these dogs cannot be bred together naturally. Instead, the genetic material from a male Chihuahua has to be inseminated into a female Labrador Retriever. A female Chihuahua cannot give birth to Labrador Retriever mixes because the large size of the puppies can be dangerous. The Labrador Retriever was once known as the St. John’s Dog and is now one of the biggest and most known dog breeds in the United States. They originate from Newfoundland, which is where they would help fishermen by retrieving fish or pulling in nets. By the 1800s, ships from England were bringing some of these dogs back from Labrador. There they would be bred with other kinds of Retrievers, Setters and Spaniels, which altered and improved their skills at hunting. The Chihuahua, which is the smallest breed in the world and also the oldest on the American continent, comes from Mexico. This place of origin is where they were named after, the Mexican State of Chihuahua. The breeds that were used to create these dogs are unknown, but many think that the Fennec Fox is part of their ancestry. It was in the later 19th century that these small dogs were brought to Europe. The upper class was quite fond of the breed and they were quite common in those households. The Chihuahua was also considered to be sacred among Pre-Columbian Indian nations.


Labrahuahua Breed Appearance

Since the Chihuahua and Labrador Retriever are so different in stature, the size of the offspring can vary as well. They will usually be medium sized dogs that have athletic bodies. The legs are strong and the chests are wide. They have long tails and muzzles that are not as wide as the head. These dogs have round eyes and ears that can be either erect and triangular or have overlapping tips. In most cases, designer dogs adopt facial features of one parent breed and the body type of the other. In the case of the Labrahuahua, some pups may have the body type of a Labrador and the facial features from a Chihuahua, whereas others will be the other way around. To find a more in depth description of what the hybrid breed may look like, look up the characteristics of the parents, but keep in mind that each individual designer dog can have an appearance that will be unique.
Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Labrahuahua eyes
Hazel
brown Labrahuahua eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Labrahuahua nose
Black
brown Labrahuahua nose
Brown
isabella Labrahuahua nose
Isabella
Coat Color Possibilities
black Labrahuahua coat
Black
brown Labrahuahua coat
Brown
white Labrahuahua coat
White
fawn Labrahuahua coat
Fawn
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Labrahuahua wiry coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Labrahuahua Breed Maintenance

The coat maintenance for these designer dogs will depend entirely on which parent they inherit the fur from. Both the Labrador Retriever and Chihuahua have moderate shedding levels, so chances are that the Labrahuahua should be the same. If the coat is short, logically it will have be less work to maintain than if the fur is longer. These dogs should be brushed regularly and bathed as necessary. These dogs, like all others, will also need to have their ears wiped cleaned once a week. This is a quick and easy way to prevent the development of ear infections. Teeth and gums should also be avoided by brushing your dog’s teeth two to three times per week. However, it is best to do this every day, as it will help keep the bad breath away as well. Lastly, the Labrahuahua, and all other breeds, will need to have their nails trimmed once or twice per month, depending on how active they are and how quickly the nails wear down naturally.
Brushes for Labrahuahua
Pin Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Labrahuahua requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Labrahuahua Temperament

The Labrahuahua is a well behaved dog that is quite social and is good around strangers. They enjoy spending time around their families, whether they are joining you on a run or snuggling up and relaxing. This breed is also very playful and energetic, which is why they are great companions for adventurous children. Like the Labrador Retriever parent, these dogs are highly intelligent and easy to train, aside from the occasional stubbornness, which is developed from the Chihuahua father. With all dog breeds, proper training and socialization while they are young is important. Give your Labrahuahua puppy lots of experience around all types of people and animals in order to prepare them to be confident pets that will obey you and feel comfortable around strangers. When training a dog, it is also important to show them that you are the boss and that you should always be obeyed and respected.

Labrahuahua Activity Requirements

These are highly active dogs that need to be exercised daily in the form of long walks or runs. Overall, the favorite way to burn energy is to play with their owners, especially games of fetch or frisbee. These dogs should be exercised for around 20 to 60 minutes per day, depending on the individual. With intelligent dogs, it is important to exercise their minds as well as their bodies.


Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Labrahuahua Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2.5 cups
Daily Cost
$1.2 - $1.4
Monthly Cost
$34 - $45

Labrahuahua Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Labrahuahua size stats at six months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 18 lbs
Female Labrahuahua size stats at six months
Height: 8 inches Weight: 18 lbs
12 Months
Male Labrahuahua size stats at 12 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 23 lbs
Female Labrahuahua size stats at 12 months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 23 lbs
18 Months
Male Labrahuahua size stats at 18 months
Height: 14 inches Weight: 31 lbs
Female Labrahuahua size stats at 18 months
Height: 14 inches Weight: 31 lbs

Labrahuahua Owner Experiences

Caster
8 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing outside
Going on drives
snuggling
My husband and I adopted Caster from a local animal foundation not knowing exactly what he was other then part chihuahua. He was a sweetheart who cast a spell on me right away! He doesn’t like being alone and just wants to be next to us whether we are sleeping, walking, or just going about our daily lives. He even got our cat to love him after being in the house for one day. She didn’t even warm up to me as quickly as him! He truly is amazing and makes my heart happy every moment. Our only concern is that he might have hip issues because he walks with his back legs more outward then normal; we will be getting him checked out by a vet soon to make sure he’s good,
2 weeks ago
Rocky
7
1 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
Car rides
Rocky is a rescue dog. I thought he was a black lab puppy when I got him, but he never grew! He is a very sweet, and VERY smart dog.
8 months, 2 weeks ago
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