A power-packed combo of the Labrador and the Weimaraner, the Labmaraner is a dog that you can’t help but notice. DogAppy provides some information about this beautiful mix.
Labmaraner Fast Facts
Other Names – Weimador, Labraraner
Availability – Difficult to find, rare
Registries – American Canine Hybrid Club, Designer Breed Registry, Designer Dogs Kennel Club, International Designer Canine Registry
Energy Level – High
Suitability – Active Families
The Labmaraner is an offspring of two very lively and energetic breeds, namely, the Labrador and the Weimaraner. It is a very good-looking pooch with a regal air about it. It does have its fair share of issues, like stubbornness and separation anxiety, but the love that it brings with itself overrides everything else. This is a good family dog as it gets along excellent with kids, other animals, and is even friendly with friends and extended family. It is, although, a good watchdog too. Lot of fun to be around, the Labmaraner’s enthusiasm and positivity is contagious, it can bring life to any room in an instant. Find out more about this cuddle-loving, sweet-tempered, and cute-in-its-naughtiness mix breed.
The Labmaraner is a very beautiful dog with a strong, muscular frame, long legs, glossy coat, and expressive eyes. It has long ears that reach the cheeks. It can have either gray or amber eyes. It has a long muzzle, and a grayish nose. It generally has webbed feet, like the Lab. Its body is sleek. It grows between 23 to 27 inches tall, and can weigh between 55 to 90 pounds.
The coat is glossy, short, hard, and single-layered. Long coats are rather rare to find. The coat colors are solid, and can range from black, brown, and brick, to yellow and gray. The gray can range from dull to shiny, and any shade in between. Being single-layered, the coat does little to keep the dog warm, and so, avoid letting your dog out in very cold weather for a long time.
This is a lively pooch. It is friendly, gentle, loyal, and loving. One stark trait about the Labmaraner is that it is extremely attached to its owners. It loves its family more than anything in the world. It makes a great family dog, as it is wonderful with children, and not at all aggressive. However, keep an eye when play time includes doggy and small kids, as this breed is quite enthusiastic, and small kids can get knocked down.
It is a good watchdog, as it barks to alert its owners of any activity. However, its friendly nature restricts the guarding trait greatly. It is also quite sensitive, and is prone to separation anxiety if left alone for too long. To avoid this issue, train your dog to be independent from an early age. Socializing and obedience training are important for this breed, just like any other. Puppy kindergarten and mingling with everyone in the neighborhood are good starts, as is a dog park. It is a great dog to have around owing to its sunny and affable personality.
How to Train
The Labmaraner is a very intelligent dog that is super easy to train. This is why it is recommended as a good breed for first-time owners. However, intelligence can lead to stubbornness, which is why you need to be firm and consistent while training. Remember, yelling doesn’t help, at all. Hitting – never. Gentle yet firm training with no change in the routine is absolutely essential.
This breed is prone to be a little headstrong and assertive, but it is nothing that good training cannot solve. Remember to create a positive impression about the entire activity in your dog’s mind and half your job is done. Another interesting point about the Labmaraner is that it is a sucker for food, so a treat system can work miracles!
This is a mix between the Labrador and the Weimaraner, so there is no question about its activity level. However, though it is boisterous and rambunctious, it is not a hyper dog. It requires plenty of exercise on a daily basis, and is hence suitable for very active families. You will need to walk your dog twice a day, with some more running around. If you are into jogs, treks, and climbing, then this will be the perfect companion for you.
This breed falls into the sporting category, and its talents include sniffing, retrieving, and running. However, it is less likely to take off after a scent or other animal like say, a beagle or bloodhound would. It is a generally well-behaved doggy who doesn’t like being separated from its people. If you have a yard, then nothing like it. Otherwise, find a dog park, dog beach, or something similar, where your pooch can burn off all that energy. An un-exercised dog can become bored, restless, and then the antics will start. Running around, jumping – you get the gist. So make sure that your dog gets a daily workout, as it will be good for everyone’s sanity.
The short and smooth coat of a Labmaraner is prone to very low shedding. It does not require much grooming either. Brushing once a week and bathing only when required is sufficient. You can also use a dry shampoo if your dog is not very dirty but needs a cleaning. Remember not to use very harsh shampoos, as the thin coat will not protect the skin much against the strong chemicals in it. Use mild shampoos instead.
Although not prone to many health issues, the Labmaraner can inherit hip dysplasia, as both its parents are prone to it. It is probably the only common health issue found in this breed. It may also be prone to obesity. The average life expectancy of this breed is 10 to 13 years.
This is an active dog, requiring space to move around. It does best in a medium-sized or big house, preferably with a yard. If not a yard, then at least with a regular dose of exercise.
The Labmaraner is a full of life. It is a wonderful companion who needs physical activity no matter what, so be prepared for some action-packed fun!