Labralas

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55-75 lbs
21-25"
United States
Labrador Retriever
Vizsla
Vizslador, Labla

The Labralas is a blend of the Labrador Retriever and Vizsla, which are both large dogs. They can reach about 21 to 25 inches tall and 55 to 80 pounds on average. They have a short, thick coat that can be black, brown, red, cream, fawn, or a combination of any of these. This breed is very lovable and loyal and make excellent family pets who enjoy kids and other pets. They should be watched with small children, though because they can get rowdy sometimes. The Labralas is a fast learner and loves to please you so they are easy to train.

Purpose
Retrieving, Companion, Hunting
Date of Origin
1980s
Ancestry
Labrador Retriever and Vizsla

Labralas Health

Average Size
Male Labralas size stats
Height: 22-26 inches Weight: 60-80 lbs
Female Labralas size stats
Height: 21-25 inches Weight: 55-75 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Gastric Torsion
  • Epilepsy
  • Hip And Elbow Dysplasia
  • Congenital Eye Defects
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Ectropion
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
  • Otitis Interna and Media
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Cataracts
  • Osteochondrodysplasia
Occasional Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Ear Examination
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)

Labralas Breed History

The Labralas has only been around since the 1980s and there is not enough information to get a good history so it is best to look at the history of the parents. The Labrador Retriever was originally known as the St. John's Water Dog from the capital city of Newfoundland where they were found in the 1800s. These dogs used to help the fishermen pull in their nets of fish and retrieve the ones that tried to get away. They were later renamed after the Labrador Sea where the breed was developed. They were exported to England in the early 1800s and became popular with the hunters for their ability to hunt and retrieve ducks and geese from the water after they were shot. In the late 1800s, they almost became extinct when tax laws made it illegal to own more than one dog. They became popular as companions and guide dogs when they made it to the United States and are now the number one most popular dog in America. They were officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917. The Vizsla, also known as the Hungarian Vizsla, originated in Hungary during the middle ages and were known for their trailing, falconry, and pointing abilities. They were bred from the Weimaraner, Transylvanian Hound, and Turkish Yellow Dog. According to legend, they started out as a hunting dog for the Magyar Tribe in the 1100s and then became popular with the wealthy and noble Hungarians as companions. They almost became extinct after WWII but some were smuggled to other European countries and ended up in the United States in 1950. They were noticed and accepted by the American Kennel Club in 1960 where they are the 31st most popular breed in the United States. 

Labralas Breed Appearance

Your Labralas is a gorgeous breed with large soulful brown or amber eyes, a large black nose on a long, square muzzle. They can sometimes look like they are smiling at you with their slightly crooked smile. Their coat is short, straight, and of medium density in black, brown, red, and cream colors. The Labralas has a rectangular head with floppy, pendulous ears and a solid neck on a deep chest. Their body is long and solid and their legs are muscular and straight. They can get pretty large and may weigh about 75 to 80 pounds when fully grown. 

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Labralas eyes
Brown
amber Labralas eyes
Amber
Nose Color Possibilities
black Labralas nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
black Labralas coat
Black
brown Labralas coat
Brown
red Labralas coat
Red
cream Labralas coat
Cream
fawn Labralas coat
Fawn
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Labralas straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Labralas Breed Maintenance

You should brush your Labralas at least two or three times per week with a pin brush or rubber cur brush. Their coat is short and they are good groomers so they seldom need to be bathed. When shampooing, it is best to ask your veterinarian what kind of shampoo to use. In addition, they need their ears cleaned about once a week and you should be alert for redness or irritation because they are prone to ear infections. You should also brush their teeth once or twice a week and trim their nails when needed, usually about once every six or eight weeks. 

Brushes for Labralas
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Labralas requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Labralas Temperament

This breed is called the Velcro dog because they love to be cuddled and stick close to their family members. They do have issues with separation anxiety so if you have to be gone for a long time it is best if you have someone come by and check on her. They do make good watchdogs and will protect you and the family from harm. The Labralas is intelligent and learns quickly so they are easy to train and make great first pets for any family, although they do best with families who have a large yard and plenty of time to play. 

Labralas Activity Requirements

The Labralas needs plenty of exercise and you should plan on about one hour to 90 minutes of vigorous activity per day. Some of the activities the Labralas may enjoy playing at the dog park, brisk walks around the neighborhood, chasing squirrels and birds in the yard, playing fetch or frisbee, agility training, swimming, and hiking. They also like to hunt so if you are into that, your Labralas would make a good partner. If the Labralas does not get enough exercise every day, they have a tendency to become anxious or aggressive. They can also develop bad habits like chewing on things, destroying property, and excessive barking. 

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

Labralas Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3.5 cups
Daily Cost
$2.4 - $3.2
Monthly Cost
$72 - $96

Labralas Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Labralas size stats at six months
Height: 21 inches Weight: 52 lbs
Female Labralas size stats at six months
Height: 20 inches Weight: 47 lbs
12 Months
Male Labralas size stats at 12 months
Height: 22 inches Weight: 62 lbs
Female Labralas size stats at 12 months
Height: 21 inches Weight: 57 lbs
18 Months
Male Labralas size stats at 18 months
Height: 24 inches Weight: 70 lbs
Female Labralas size stats at 18 months
Height: 23 inches Weight: 65 lbs

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