The Pitbull and Lab mix is a striking and friendly blend of the American Pitbull Terrier and the Labrador Retriever. This mix weighs between 50 and 80 pounds and has a height of between 15 to 28 inches with a smooth but dense coat of various colors and color combinations.
The Lab Pitbull Mix is a special dog although in truth all dogs are great.
You may not have heard of him because he is a hybrid dog. However, you have probably heard of his parent breeds: the Pitbull and the Labrador retriever which are two of the most popular dogs.
Learn more about the mighty American Pitbull Terrier.
The Labrador retriever is a loving and amiable dog and the American Pitbull Terrier is known for being loyal.
If you are a dog lover this is a dream come true for a great dog.
By now if you are reading this article then that means that you may be interested in this hybrid dog or you may already own one and are wondering how you should take care of him.
Follow me as we take an in-depth look into this amazing dog and all that he has to offer.
We will cover all that you need to know about this designer dog from his appearance, personality, care, and more that will help you know more about this hybrid dog.
You will also learn of other dogs that are similar to this dog.
By the end of this article, you should have a clear understanding and be able to decide whether this dog is suitable for you and your living conditions.
Let us jump right into it.
Contents and Quick Navigation
- About the Pitbull lab mix at a glance
- The general appearance and characteristics of the Labrabull
- Bullador Temperament and personality traits
- History of the Pitbull Lab mix
- Lab Pitbull mix puppies
- Grooming a Bullador
- Pitador feeding requirements
- Pitador exercise requirements
- Pitbull Lab mix training requirements
- Pitador Health Concerns
About the Pitbull lab mix at a glance
The Pitbull lab mix is a hybrid dog that is got when you mix the genes of a purebred Labrador retriever and purebred American Pitbull Terrier.
It is considered to be a designer dog as it is a crossbreed and not a purebred, hence it’s not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC).
The Bullador is however recognized by the Designer Breed Registry as the Labrabull.
They are sometimes called a Pitador, Labrabull, Pitador Retriever, and even a Bullador.
These are some of the names that you will see us use throughout this article.
He is a hybrid dog also known as a designer dog.
Crossbreeding two purebred dogs is aimed at getting the best qualities from both the dogs.
This helps get rid of some of the problems that purebred dogs suffer from. However, a 50-50 split is not always guaranteed. Even within the same litter, some variations may be seen.
The Labrabull is a high energy dog that is easy to train and makes a great addition to the family.
Both of the parent breeds are known to be historical working dogs something that we will look into later in this article.
It not clear when this hybrid dog first appeared but it may be as a result of an accidental breeding.
The Pitbull lab mix has a strong and muscular built but can have the characteristics of either of the parents or be a mixture of both.
The general appearance and characteristics of the Labrabull
|Pitbull lab mix summary table|
|Height||15 to 28 inches|
|Weight||50 to 80 pounds depending on the genes of the dominant parent|
|Lifespan||10 – 14 years|
|Breed Type||mixes and more|
|Suitable For||They are best suited for families with older children and perfect for adult-only homes and experienced dog owners|
|Grooming requirements||May require low to moderate grooming|
|Color Variations||Black, Yellow, Brown, White Markings, White and Tan|
|Health concerns||skin allergies, arthritis, and Joint Dysplasia|
|Temperament||Eager To Please, Trainable, Smart, Loyal, And Energetic|
|Other Names||They are sometimes called a Pitador, Labrabull, Pitador Retriever, and even a Bullador.|
Weight and height
The appearance of Bulladors can vary from one pooch to the other.
We can only describe what is common and so you should not worry if your Pitbull lab mix has a slightly different look from what we have here.
Labrabulls are medium to large-sized dogs that have an athletic build. Their height varies from 15 to 28 inches and can weigh anywhere from 50 to 80 pounds depending on the dominant parent.
Males are generally larger than females.
The physical appearance and lifespan of the Bullador
With a lifespan of 10-14 years, the Pitbull and lab mix is a perfect fit for you.
However, how long your dog lives depends on his general health and how well you take care of him.
The size of the dog also affects his lifespan. The smaller he is the longer he lives and the larger he is the shorter his lifespan
The Labrabull’s head is usually flat and broader than that of a Labrador retriever but is much smaller than that of an American Pitbull Terrier.
Pitbull Lab mix dogs have a longer muzzle and have long floppy and pointed ears like those of Labradors.
The chest of a Labrabull is wide and broad.
Most of them are most likely to have lean stature.
When an American Pitbull Terrie is bred with a Purebred Labrador Retriever you get the first generation litter also known as the F1 generation.
The second generation of Bulladors also known as the F generation is gotten when you breed a Pitbull Lab mix with another Pitbull Lab mix.
Some of the features that you can expect are:
- A smooth and dense coat.
- Bullador with a long tail.
- A broadhead.
- Long droopy ears.
- A pair of almond-shaped eyes.
- An athletic stature.
Pitbull Lab mix coat appearance
Just like the parent breeds, the Bullador has a smooth and short-haired coat with a variation of colors.
The colors range from white, black, chocolate to golden, spotted, brindle, and cream.
This coat is almost always shiny and short but they can sometimes get double coats like that of a Labrador.
These canines are shedders but if they get the double coat it will increase the amount of shedding. If you are not accustomed to shedding in dogs, this mixed canine may prove to be overwhelming for you.
This is something that you should consider before getting this dog, but it does not necessarily mean that you should not get him because most dogs shed.
The shedding means that the dog produces dander that is responsible for dog allergies.
Black is the most dominant color in Labrador retrievers.
When a litter is influenced by the predominant color of the black lab you will likely have a litter of Black Lab Pitbull puppies.
Most of the Lab Pitbull mix dogs are black in color with distinctive white marks on their faces, tail, at the tips of the paws and on their chests.
Yellow Lab Pitbull mix
Yellow labs influence the Lab Pitbull mixes that turn out golden, tan, or fawn in color.
The American kennel club also classifies Labradors with orange hues as yellow Labradors.
Chocolate Lab Pitbull mix
The chocolate coat of the Labrador ranges from dark chocolate to medium brown.
Its spectrum of rich hues can be passed into the puppies of the Pitbull lab mixes.
Brown Labrabulls usually have markings too.
Bullador Temperament and personality traits
When it comes to dealing with crossbreed you can never be sure what to expect from the pooch.
You should know that predicting the temperament and personality of each pup is a hard thing to do and have that in mind.
Some puppies may be a perfect mix of both of the parent breeds while some may inherit traits that you may not so much desire.
One way you can know if a Pitbull lab mix is a perfect fit for you is by spending time with the parent breeds.
Let’s look briefly into the personality of the Bullador’s parent breeds.
- The Labrador is a sog that loves everyone and everything. They are energetic playful and have a lot of affection to give away.
- The Pitbull is also a playful and energetic dog that is affectionate to the family. Pits do have a protective side that the Labrador Retriever does not have. Pitbulls may be aloof towards strangers and may not play well with other dogs but does not mean that they are bad dogs.
The Pitbull Lab mix makes for a wonderful family dog and loves to be around children. However, you should make sure that your kids understand how to deal with dogs.
The kids should be able to understand the needs of the dogs and that dogs need some quiet time too.
Lab Pitbull mix can make great friends from other dogs and cats alike and you can achieve by introducing this dog to other pets in the correct manner.
If you properly train and socialize your Labrabull he will end up being super-friendly and sociable.
However, you should be careful about the tenacious history of the Pitbull. If their energy is not channeled into the right exercises and activities they can turn out to be feisty.
Labrabulls do not enjoy being left alone because separation anxiety is common with them.
Leaving them alone for long periods can result in some behaviors such as excessive barking and chewing which you surely don’t want.
The intelligence of the Bullador is incredible so you must be prepared when it comes to training.
Pitbull Lab mixes are not known barkers and will only alert you when they notice that something is not right. None of the parent breeds are known to be barkers.
Bulladors are family-oriented and will protect the members by all the means possible even if it means biting. However, they will only bite when there is a very good reason to do so.
Sometimes this can be displayed as aggressive behavior.
You should be able to train your Pitbull lab mix so that he can distinguish between a threat and an unusual stimulus and exercise proper restraint.
Remember that predicting the temperament of a mixed dog isn’t and so it would be better if you spoke to other Bullador owners to know if their personality will suit your lifestyle. Speaking to your breeder can also be of great help.
History of the Pitbull Lab mix
Designer dogs have been in existence for some time now.
Not much is known about the Labrabull’s history, or where he came from or who was the first person that bred the dog.
What is known is that the number of designer dogs has been on the rise for the last 20-30 years.
However, the parent breeds have been in existence for some time now and a lot is known about them.
To get a better understanding of the Lab and Pitbull mix history, let us look at the parent breeds’ history.
A brief history of the Labrador retriever
The sweet-faced lab is one of America’s most popular dogs.
Labs are friendly, outgoing, and have more than enough affection to go around the family looking for a medium to large-sized dog.
The Labrador retriever hails from Newfoundland off the Atlantic coast of Canada.
He was originally called St John’s dog which was the capital of Newfoundland.
Labs mainly served as companion dogs and they were used by fishermen as their helpers in the 1700s.
They were used to retrieve fish that had escaped hooks.
Although their heritage is unknown many believe that the st John’s dog was interbred with the Newfoundland dog and other small local water dogs.
English noblemen that had visited Canada then spotted the dog and returned home with the finest specimens of Labradors Retrievers.
British breeders then refined and standardized the dog to the pooch that you know and love today.
In America, the dog almost went extinct in the 1880s.
He was recorded as one of the most popular dogs in the US in 1991. Today this dog serves many purposes from being used as therapy dogs, for search and rescue and even for drugs and explosive detection.
Other popular Lab mixes
- The multicolored Aussiedor is a combination of a Lab and an Australian shepherd.
- Cuteness in the form of a Bullador which is a Labrador and American bulldog mix.
- A union between a Lab and Akita results in this stunning Labrakita.
- The American Lattle has the mixed genes of a Lab and Australian Cattle Dog.
- An amber eyed Borador, a hybrid of a Labrador and Border Collie.
- Beagador is a combination of a Lab mom and a Beagle dad.
- Bullmasador is the Lab and Bullmastiff mix that might give you a run for your money.
- Spanador is a union between a Labrador and Cocker Spaniel.
- Corgidor is a Lab and Corgi mixed breed.
- The Labrador and Doberman mix.
- A Lab and the Dalmatian mix is also known as the Dalmador.
- The Dachsador is a cross between a Lab and Dachshund.
- English Bullador, a Labrador and English Bulldog mix.
- A cross between a Lab and a German Shepherd.
- Goldador is the Lab and Golden Retriever mix.
- The Labradane is an elegant and refined cross between a Lab and a Great Dane.
- The Husky and Labrador mix.
- A distinctive cross between a Labrador and Kelpie.
- The cross between a Labrador and a Malamute.
- The German Shepherd Lab mix
Pitbull Brief History
The Pitbull Terrier is a medium-sized, intelligent, and short-haired dog whose ancestors come from the British Isles.
He was originally bred to bait bulls.
This breed was created in the early 19 century in England for the sports of bulls and bear-baiting.
These sports then became illegal in 1835 and dogfighting took its place. This is where the trait of aggression got into the dog.
Humans also wanted to get into the rings without getting bitten by the dogs. He was thus bred in a way that he could not bite them hence his unwillingness to bite humans developed.
Immigrants moved with the dogs to America to be used as a farm dog.
Here they were used to hunt wild game, to be companions, and provide security against animal intruders.
The breed evolved into an all-round farm dog and later moved in to become a nanny dog as he was very good with children.
These settlers wanted to make the dog bigger and better. Pitbulls were thus made bigger than they were in England.
AKC renamed the dog to keep him past his aggressive history. They named him the American Staffordshire Terrier and that is how they recognize him to date.
The American Staffordshire Terrier was bred to be a show dog and for confirmation hence he has slight differences with the American Pitbull Terrier. It is Britain’s UKC however that named the dog the American Pitbull Terrier in 1898.
Other popular Pitbull mixes
- The Pitbull Labrador mix is a cross between an American Pitbull Terrier and a Labrador Retriever.
- Pitbull and Dachshund mix is a mixed breed dog of medium size.
- Beagle Bull is a Pitbull Beagle Mix that shows off the natural friendliness of beagles combined with the Pitbull’s protective nature.
- Bull Pistiff is a cross between pitbull and a Bullmastiff.
- Pitoxer is a hybrid that combines the qualities of a Pitbull and a Boxer.
- Pitsky is an amazing mix between a husky and a Pitbull.
- Pitweiler is a mixed dog that comes from 2 pure dog breeds, which are Rottweiler and Pitbull.
- Pitmatian mix is a cross between pure Pitbull and Dalmatian.
- Golden Bull is a mix between a Golden Retriever and Pitbull.
- A bully pit is a crossbreed, which is the result of American Pit Bull and American Bulldog.
- Great Danebull is a dog that is a result of mixing a Pitbull and a Great Dane.
- Pitchow is a Pitbull mix, which is the result of crossing Pitbull and Chow Chow.
- Chipit is a hybrid that results from mixing a Chihuahua and American Pitbull Terrier parents.
- Pugbull is a mix between a Pug and a Pitbull.
Lab Pitbull mix puppies
As with any other crossbreed dog, you can never be sure what you are going to get.
You may get a Labrabull that has more Lab qualities than a Pitbull or even vice versa. When the puppy has matured to an adult dog is when you will know and this is when the dog is 18 months old.
The average litter size a Pitbull OLab mix is 7 puppies but the puppies will likely come in litters of 5-10 puppies.
Both the Bullador’s parents are of almost similar size and it will not matter which parent is the dam or sire.
To get a Pitbull lab mix you will need to have around $500.
You should also consider the price of maintaining that could reach $1000 per year and prepare for it. This is something that many people tend to overlook but don’t do the same mistake.
One thing that you need to know is that although hybrids inherit the best traits from their parent breeds, they also receive their fair share of weakness.
Designer dogs may be generally healthier but the are still vulnerable to some of the conditions that are suffered by their parent breeds.
For you to avoid this you should look for a reputable and responsible breeder.
It is for this reason that you should do your research before deciding where you are going to get your german corgi mix.
A responsible breeder should have the most important information about the breed.
Apart from getting a reputable breeder, you should also spend time with the parent breeds and get to know their traits. And if you are lucky enough and get a puppy or adult dog to adopt then also spending time with his is also crucial.
Do research prior to buying the puppy so that you can be sure of what type of questions to ask your breeder that would be helpful for what you want. It is also helpful that you meet the dog prior to buying him to know if you are compatible.
The price of the pup will differ from breeder to breeder, the healthier the puppy is the more expensive he will be.
One advantage of getting a puppy from a breeder is that you get to ask questions regarding the puppy that you are about to pay for.
Some of the popular breeders and adoption site are in the list below:
If you notice any of the issues below you should avoid buying the puppy:
- Too many hereditary diseases in the puppy’s family history.
- Signs of aggression from either of the mixed parents.
- No certification was issued by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals for both its parents.
All in all, we wish that you get a Pitbull Lab mix with the qualities that you desire to have in your dog.
Grooming a Bullador
The Pitador has moderate grooming needs as he sheds moderately throughout the year.
Grooming time is also a great time for you and your puppy to bond.
Brushing his coat 2-3 times per week will be more than enough for him. This is important to remove dead hair in the dog’s coat.
When you brush the dog you are also able to keep the coat clean and healthy.
It is also important that you invest in a good vacuum that will help keep your home with as little hair as possible.
Bathing a Pitbull Lab mix
Bulladors need a bath at least 2 times every month. This is beneficial for a healthy Pitbull Lab mix as it helps minimize the bacteria in their coat and also eliminate some dander and other allergens that can cause skin problems.
You should not overdo it too.
note that the dog should not be bathed too often as this strips the coat of essential oils and minerals. Only bathe him when you notice that the dog is really dirty or smelly.
However, if you feel that your dog is getting too dirty in between baths there is also the option of using a damp piece of cloth and wiping the Labrabull with it.
Use a good dog shampoo and conditioner to keep the coat shiny and healthy. Your vet can help you choose the shampoo that is best suited for your dog.
Never use human shampoo while bathing your dog.
Use a shampoo that is formulated for dogs. This shampoo should have a neutral pH and should be hypoallergenic.
You can also use bathing time as an opportunity to check if your Pitbull Lab mix has any signs of a skin infection.
Other Pitador grooming requirements
Apart from taking care of the dog’s coat, you should also check the ears for any chances of ear infections.
Dip a cotton bud into an ear cleaning solution after which you will use it to clean the Pitador’s ears.
Make sure that you are cleaning the outer area as you do not want to damage the dog’s ears. Visit a groomer if you are not comfortable doing it by yourself.
Clipping the nails is also an important part of grooming.
Start gradually when you Bullador is a small pup. Make an effort to calm your dog when you are clipping his nails and reward him for every time he stays calm and relaxed.
By doing this you help him get used to his nails being clipped when they get long.
If you are not sure of what to do you should visit a professional groomer.
Brush your Lab and Pitbull mix teeth a few times every week to reduce the risk of periodontal diseases.
Do this at least once every week from when the dog is a puppy onwards.
Some dogs may not want you to touch their teeth, so make him get used to the process.
Make it a gradual process. The process of brushing a dog’s teeth is just the same as how you would do it on your teeth.
Pitador feeding requirements
Your Pitbull Lab mix is a large dog that will require a lot of food to keep up with his high energy levels.
You must give him a high-quality diet that can meet his nutritional requirements.
So, make sure that you invest in the best food and healthies for your dog.
You will need to meet the calorie requirements for your Bullador.
The average calories per pound for and active dog is 30 calories.
So, what you need to do for your Pitbull and Lab mix is multiplying his weight in pounds by 30 and you will be able to get his calorie requirements per day.
Considering the weight of a Labrabull this will amount to about 1500-2000 calories.
To make it simpler for you to understand this will be about 4 cups of kibble.
One cup of kibble contains about 217-440 calories depending on the product that you buy.
This is just a rough estimate to get the correct advice on how to feed your dog you should visit your vet.
Free-feeding your puppy is not an option this could make him become overweight.
Prepare a feeding schedule for dod and stick to it.
Puppies will feed more than adult Bulladors as they require more energy for development. Make sure that you divide his meals into intervals of 4 meals in a day.
As the pooch mature and reaches the age of about 6 months reduce the number of meals you give him to 2 meals a day.
Something else that can be helpful, for your dog is getting food that is appropriate for whatever age he is. Do not give a puppy Pitador food that is formulated for a senior dog.
If you have the money you can opt for certified organic foods.
More on feeding a Lab and Pitbull mix
A healthy diet will consist mainly of protein as the main ingredient. The protein should be in high amounts and should be meat protein.
It should also contain chondroitin or glucosamine, or both that help prevent help hip dysplasia.
The more protein that is in your dog’s diet the healthier he will become.
So, as a puppy, the diet should be made up of about 25% protein and 8% fat. it should also be rich in minerals such as calcium and phosphorous.
The amount of protein and fat that you give to your dog will reduce as he grows to about 20% protein and 5% fat.
Many dog lovers try to avoid foods that have grains when they want to avoid allergies in their dogs.
If your Pitador is allergic to grains you should opt for a grain-free meal. Also, if he has stomach sensitivities get dog food with live probiotics.
Always make sure that you read the food label to make sure that it has the correct amount of fat, proteins, and that it does not have too many carbohydrates.
- Remember to always provide clean water to the dog for him to stay hydrated.
Fatty acids help in keeping the coat healthy and shiny. Omega-3 fatty acids also promote mobility and a healthy heart.
Some good sources of fatty acids include salmon and flaxseeds.
Exercise and proper diet are required to keep the dog from getting obese which can bring some health complications.
Avoids foods that have:
Bulking agents such as peas and corn. This is important to make sure that your dog does not develop stomach sensitivity.
Bulking agents cause some digestive problems such as flatulence, vomiting, indigestion, and even diarrhea.
Chemical additives are something else that you should be careful of when you are getting food for your dog.
Avoids foods that have ingredients that you do not understand.
Some high protein foods;
Earthborn Holistic Primitive Natural Grain Free – This dog food has turkey and chicken meal, dried eggs, pea starch, and peas. It is high in proteins and fat and low in carbs as compared to other dry foods.
Taste of the Wild Dog Food – This is a grain-free and affordable food for your dog. It is described as what dogs could eat in the wild and has a better flavor, provides digestible energy and natural antioxidants that assist in the immune system of the dog.
Canidae Grain-Free Pure Foundations Puppy – This food contains chicken, salmon, chicken broth, peas, dry eggs, and many more. It is high in proteins and fat and low in carbs as compared to other wet foods.
The meal should contain;
- A minimum of 25% protein in meals that have grains.
- Minimum of 30% protein in grain-free meals.
- The meals should be rich in minerals and vitamins.
- Meals that are free from allergens. Some meals like eggs and lamb are known to contain allergens.
- Depending on the age of the hybrid you can give the dog supplements.
- A clean water supply throughout the day.
You should consult your vet if you have any questions concerning your dog’s diet.
Pitador exercise requirements
Bulladors have a moderate to high exercise requirement as they are high energy dogs.
Around one hour of exercise per day will be enough. This applies to adult Labrabulls.
However, for much younger puppies, you should stick to the 5-minutes rule. Meaning that every time your puppy gets a month older add 5 minutes of exercise a day until he reaches maturity.
So, if your puppy is one month old only exercise him for 5 minutes, and when he gets to 2 months of age increase this to 10 minutes.
This should come as no surprise as both of the parent breeds are high energy dogs.
more on exercising a Lab and Pitbull mix
Exercise is important for the following reasons:
- To ease boredom thus preventing destructive behavior.
- Exercise helps keep the Pitbull Lab Mix brain clear.
- To strengthen the immune system of the dog.
- It helps prevent health issues in later years such as cardiovascular diseases.
Failure to provide the dog with the correct amount of exercise will reduce his quality of life lowering his lifespan.
If your dog fails to get enough exercise it is mainly your fault as the dog owner. Dogs are rarely lazy unless they are not enjoying what you do and refuses to do it.
After an exercise gives the dog some time to rest and cuddle.
However, if you are not a huge exercise fan then you can use play around with your dog as you both work out. In this way, you both benefit and create a better bond between you and your dog.
You will have one issue if you are exercising with your dog outdoors depending on the area you live in. Pitbulls and their mixes are restricted in certain areas and you should abide to the same restrictions with your Pitbull Lab mix.
So, what options do you have as far as exercising your dog is concerned:
Walk your dog
Dog walking is the most preferred form of exercise by most dog owners.
Large and active dogs like the Pitbull lab mix should be taken out for long walks two times in a day.
You can choose to walk around the neighborhood if you are a busy owner. Change the route that you use from time to time as this excites the Bullador.
Go Stairs climbing with you Lab Pitbull mix
You don’t need to create a difficult exercise routine for you and your Labrabull.
Climbing up and down with your Pitador can be fun and effective as well.
You will be amazed as to how much you can achieve with the simplest forms of exercise.
Running up and down the stairs is great if you notice that your dog is getting obese.
Swimming with a pitador
Most of the dogs are afraid of water but once they get the hang of it they will fall in love with it.
Swimming is a very enjoyable form of exercise that you can do with you Bullador.
Some toys encourage dogs to swim and if you are a big swimming fan you can search the internet for those.
Find out what motivates your pooch and reward him during exercise to keep him more active.
If you cannot match your dog’sway energy then playing fetch is a great way to keep your Pitador happy and healthy.
Your dog gets the exercise he requires as you sit and relax.
There are challenges that you can dog between you and your dog to further stimulate his mind. Hide and sniff is a perfect example of such a game.
Pitbull Lab mix training requirements
Training your dog can be a very challenging task even for a person that has experience doing it and it is not for the faint-hearted.
If the dog is not properly trained he can result in some behaviors that you may not be very happy about.
The best way to train your Horgi mix puppy is through positive reinforcement that is mainly reward-based training.
- Never use negative methods such as punishment when training you Pitador mix as it could turn out to be problematic.
- Encourage the behavior that you want to see in your dog by praising and rewarding him with treats, toys, or attention and ignore the dog when he behaves in a manner that you don’t want.
Some of the rewards you can give to your dog are:
If your pup does what you want then reward him. But if the training proves to be more difficult then you can use high-value food treats.
more on training
How you train your dog will always depend on what is your main intention for getting him.
Whether you want him as a guard dog or as a companion there are different ways that you can train your pooch.
But first, you have to begin with the basics that are house training. House training will include toilet training your dog or puppy and others.
Socialize your dog to get rid of those aggressive tendencies by introducing him to the outside world.
This will include other people and even other animals. The more the dog experiences what the world has to offer the more he will learn that it is nothing to be aggressive or wary about.
Pitador Health Concerns
There are always a few health concerns that you have to look out for even if the dog was crossed to outbreed any health issues.
The Labrabull mix is no exception to that as this dog is prone to inheriting some of the health problems from the parent breeds.
Luckily some of these problems can be treated as long as you keep a close eye on your dog.
You can schedule a test with your veterinarian to determine the possibility of any inherited health issues.
There are recommendations and diet requirements that you will require to follow to keep your pooch in a stable healthy state.
Some of the health concerns are;
This is an inherited condition where the bone at the thigh fails to fit the hip joint snugly.
Some dogs will show signs of pain on one or both of the rear legs but others may not show any sign that they are not comfortable.
To diagnose the best thing you can do is to get an x-ray screening. As the dog gets older he may develop arthritis.
This condition is very similar to hip dysplasia but it affects the forelimbs of the dog.
Elbow dysplasia is an elbow joint malfunction that occurs at the connection between the ulna and the radius.
Just like hip dysplasia, this condition causes uneven wear and a loose connection at the cartilage that pads this two-move and rotate.
This results in severe arthritis and lameness as the dog ages and can be a really painful condition to your dog.
During the young stages of the dog, examinations should be carried out to determine if your dog has elbow dysplasia.
Dogs commonly suffer from allergies and the Pitbull lab mix is one of them.
The most common forms of allergies are food allergies. You can treat food allergies by stopping your dog from eating certain foods.
Inhalant allergies are also common. They are caused by airborne allergens such as mildew, dust, and even pollen.
There are also contact allergies which are reactions to topical substances such as chemicals, dog shampoos, beddings, and powder to get rid of fleas.
This is a condition that not only affects humans but dogs too.
It is the lead cause of death to dogs that are over the age of 10.
You should monitor your dog for any signs of cancer in the dog.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy(PRA) is an inherited condition.
The degeneration of the retinal nerve cells may cause night blindness, loss of vision in Lab Pitbull mix dogs. This is a common issue in many hybrids and pedigrees.
Pitador mix cons and pros
Lab Pitbull mix cons and pros
|Bulladors have low to moderate grooming requirements||This Lab crossbreed requires a lot of time and space for exercise|
|are generally healthy||They may suffer from some few hereditary problems|
|Pitadors are considered easy to train||Traditionally, Pitbull Mixes don’t get on well with other animals|
|Playful, loyal, and friendly temperament||The temperament of the Pitbull and Lab Mix could range from friendly and affectionate to aggressive|
Pitbull Lab Mix fits into any family because he is super friendly, sociable, and eager to please.
Pitadors thrive in a busy home, where they can enjoy their daily walks and regular play.
Their smart nature means they pick up commands and tricks quickly meaning they are great training partners for kids.
Being crossed with one of the most popular dogs in the US, these guys may experience the same popularity. However, Pitbulls are restricted in several states so ensure you can legally own one and check the restrictions that apply.
Like any dog, they will push their boundaries, so they are best suited to families who have experience of large dogs.
There you go WOOOOFFF!!!
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