Mixed Breeds

Pitbull Labrador Retriever Mix: AKA Labrabull Or Pitador Breed Info

Are you thinking about adopting a Pitbull Labrador Retriever mix? Two great breeds come together to make an incredible dog. Find out more about their traits, temperament, size, nutrition needs, puppy costs, and more.


Last Updated: April 17, 2023 | 13 min read

Pitbull Labrador Retriever Mix

What could be better than a mix of loving kindness and undying loyalty? The Pitbull Lab mix, also known as the Pitador and the Labrabull is just that! With all the best traits of both the Pitbull and the Labrador Retriever, this package deal includes much more than just a cute face.

Like all dogs, the best thing you can do before adopting is to learn as much as you can about both breeds. The more prepared you are, the better you can take care of your newest family member. A happy dog is the best kind of dog!

We’re going to spend some time going over the basics of this wonderful mixed breed as well as a little bit of information about the two parent breeds. Let’s jump in.

Breed Overview
    • weight iconWeight45-90 pounds
    • height iconHeight17-25 inches
    • lifespan iconLifespan10-15 years
    • color iconColorsBlack, Yellow, Chocolate, Brindle, Red, White
  • Child Friendliness
  • Canine Friendliness
  • Training Difficulty
  • Grooming Upkeep
  • Breed Health
  • Exercise Needs
  • Puppy Costs

Parent Breeds

As mentioned, the Pitbull Lab mix is a cross between the American Pitbull Terrier and the Labrador Retriever. Both of these purebreds make great dogs, but they also have a variety of traits that differ from one another.

Because of that fact, this mix has a little bit of both to create its unique look and personality. Some other names for the Pitbull Lab mix include the Pitador and the Labrabull. In our case, we’re going to be referring to them as Labrabulls.

This mid-sized pup houses traits of energy, intelligence, and affection along with strong loyalty and boldness. To get a better idea of what your Labrabull might be like, we’re going to take a closer look at the two breeds that make it possible.

American Pitbull Terrier

Pitbull Terrier
The American Pitbull Terrier is a commonly misunderstood, yet very popular breed.

The American Pitbull Terrier (APBT) is a direct descendant of the English Pitbull Terrier, which obviously originated in England. During the 19th century, the Pitbull was most often used in dog fighting. A Pitbull is not a single type of dog. In fact, it is used to refer to several breeds of dogs that are descended from Bulldogs and terriers. These include the American Pitbull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Bully, and Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

Perhaps its origin is what gives the Pitbull a bad reputation today, but the fact of the matter is that this breed is very loyal and protective. Later in their history, they were used as farm guard dogs as well as big game hunting dogs. These pups are very strong and muscular, which is why they are reliable as guarders and protectors. While they tend to have a more dominant attitude, they respond very well to proper training and take commands positively.

You may hear of Pitbulls referred to as “nanny dogs.” This is because they are excellent around children. Despite their strength, courage, and bravery, they are extremely gentle with young kids and employ a sense of protectiveness around them.

There is a significant fluctuation in the exact appearance and coat color of the Pitbull because they are often mixed with other dogs while still keeping their “Pitbull” title. Dogs who don’t even have a relationship at all to a Pitbull breed are often improperly labeled as Pitbulls as well. Pitbulls are extremely common parent breeds of many mixes, mostly because of how many there are and how frequently they pair up with other dogs unintentionally.

Pitbulls are usually just 17 to 19 inches tall, but they can weigh anywhere from 30 to 85 pounds due to their large amounts of muscle. They come in a wide array of colors like red, blue, brown, grey, black, and white. Though their colors range extensively, they require very little grooming. Their coats are short and low-maintenance.

Labrador Retrievers

Labrador Retriever
Labradors are the most popular breed in the United States.

The Labrador Retriever is America’s most popular dog breed. If you have ever interacted with this happy-faced pup, you can probably understand why. Labrador Retrievers are not only super friendly companions, but they are intelligent working dogs, too. Labradors are also popular mixes, and they are usually more intentionally paired with other purebred dogs because of their friendliness and even temper.

Friendliness is the Lab’s most well-known trait. When you couple that with their intelligence, you get a very useful breed. Not only are Labs great family pets, but they are frequently trained as service dogs, emotional support animals, competitors, and search and rescue dogs. Because of their temperament, they are often picked as the other half of many different mixed breeds, like the Borador and the Mastador for example.

This breed can be anywhere from 21 to 25 inches tall and weighs 55 to 70 pounds. Though their two-layered coat is fairly easy to care for, these pups do shed quite a bit. Their colors of yellow, chocolate, and black give them great variety. Their double coat allows them to stay warm and dry through all of their outdoor activities.

As with many breeds, the “show line” and “working line” have developed to look quite different. In general, show Labs tend to be smaller with stockier builds and fuller faces. They are also slightly calmer than their working counterparts. A Lab is very active and athletic, so they need a lot of entertainment and exercise. Don’t be fooled by their innate friendliness; a bored, lonely, and pent-up Lab can quickly turn destructive and disobedient.

Pitador Overview

Labrador Pitbull Mix
The Pitbull Lab mix is one of the more popular mixed breed dogs.

The Pitbull Lab mix will usually inherit a mix of traits between the two parent breeds. Most Labrabull owners will vouch that their pup is an extremely loyal dog, inheriting the dedication and devotion of the APBT. They will also usually say that their pup has the friendliness of the Labrador and has a little bit more of a laid-back attitude around other dogs. This mix tends to form a very strong bond with its master and family. Their outgoing personality allows them to freely learn, grow, and play within a family setting. They love attention, and lots of praise will get you far.

However, because Pitadors have such a strong ability to form bonds and they love attention, they don’t do well in busy families who are gone often. They don’t like to be left alone and need frequent company. While Labrabulls aren’t always perfect with other dogs, they are typically better apt to socialize than purebred APBTs.

Despite the Pitbull’s bad reputation stemming from its years in the dog-fighting business, Pits are actually very even-tempered. Their aggression issues purely come from bad owners, not a bad breed.

Because of these facts, and the added traits from a Lab’s friendly nature, your Pitador will likely have a very even and loving temperament. But, it’s your training that will seal the deal on your dog’s ability to maintain kindness and gentleness. Let’s look at this breed a little deeper and find out if it’s the right breed for your family.


Pitador Temperament
The Pitador has a fairly even temperament and usually mellows out with age.

You can expect the Pitbull Lab mix to be friendly and love people. When socialized, they will likely get along with everyone they meet. Generally, these dogs are good with people and other pets. Sometimes their prey drive can be relatively high, so they might have some difficulty getting along with cats and other small animals.

However, an early introduction can prevent this from happening. If you teach them that cats aren’t prey animals, they won’t treat them as such. They are often intelligent and people-pleasing. Easy to train, the Pitbull Labrador Retriever mix will often do what you want them to do quite easily.

The most significant behavioral problem with Pitadors is that they can be hyper. Without proper exercise, their excitability might cause them to accidentally injure someone. They do best in an active family that will tire them out or with a big, fenced-in backyard that can run in.

Size & Appearance

Labrabull Size & Appearance
The Labrabull will usually be in between the size of a Pitbull and a Labrador.

After hearing a bit about the Pitbull and the Labrador Retriever, you’re ready to dive into the personality and physical traits of this beautiful and strong mix. Let’s learn a little about the Labrabull.

Pitbull Lab mixes are very strong, solid dogs. When you take the athletic ability of a Labrador and combine it with the muscular frame of a Pitbull, you end up with an agile, tough, and energetic animal.

Like all mixed breeds, it can be hard to nail down the exact physical traits of a Pitbull Lab mix. You can expect your mixed breed to be anywhere between 17 and 25 inches tall. While Labs are on the taller side, Pitbulls are a little shorter, so you never quite know which genes will take precedence. In the same way, your Labrabull could be anywhere from 45 to 90 pounds heavy.

The best way to get a better idea of your Labrabull’s adult size is to take a close look at their parents’ measurements.

Most Pitbull Lab mixes have a head that is broader than a Labs, but smaller than a Pit’s. They tend to have long muzzles and long pointed ears. Both the Labrador and the Pitbull have short-haired coats, so a Labrabull will follow suit in a wide variety of colors.

Coat & Colors

Pitbull Labrador Mix Brown Coat
The Pitbull Lab mix can have just about every color of coat you can think of.

The Pitador can be virtually any color that the parent breeds can. For Pitbulls and Labs, that pretty much opens up every color in the breed spectrum minus merle. You are likely to see a Black Labrabull as the most common, followed by yellow, shades of red, and definitely some varied length or texture of the white coat.

Most of the time Pitadors will have medium to short hair. If they take after their Lab parent more, they will likely have the same medium-length coat. If they take more after their Pitbull parent, it’s more than likely they will have shorter coats. Either way, the Pitador shouldn’t require more than a once-a-week brushing, which we cover in the next section.


Pitador Grooming Needs
The Pitador generally is pretty easy to groom and doesn’t shed much.

Pitbull Lab mixes are very low-maintenance pups in terms of grooming. Their short-haired coat is fairly low-shedding, but brushing it once a week will help keep their fur shiny and smooth. If your Labrabull winds up with a denser coat due to its Lab background, once daily brushing might work better.

Labrabulls have sensitive skin, so they’re susceptible to allergies and other skin conditions. Dog dry shampoo can help preserve their natural oils between bath days. The Pitador has also been known to have sensitive skin on occasion, so bathing them with a shampoo made for sensitive skin preemptively can be a good idea. Other than that, these mixes require the same, if not lower, maintenance than the average pup.

Exercise & Living Conditions

Energetic Labrabull
The energetic Pitbull Lab mix should have plenty of room and exercise.

Athletic and muscular should be two clear signs that the Labrabull needs a lot of exercise. Since both its parents are active breeds, the Pitador requires access to a large yard. They also need active interaction with people and other dogs, as well as plenty of play time.

It’s never good for a dog to have pent-up energy with no way to release it. Busy individuals who don’t have access to space or time to walk their pet should consider a less active breed than the Labrabull. Otherwise, neither of you will be happy, and your personal items and home will certainly suffer—as will your dog.

Pitadors also like to chew, so chew toys will need to be provided. All your other toys should be tough, durable, and able to withstand chewing as well. These dogs love to fetch but tend to destroy their balls.


Pitbull Labrador Retriever Training in Park
Consistency is key when training your Pitbull Labrador Retriever mix.

When training a Pitbull Lab mix, consider yourself lucky. Both the Pitbull and the Labrador are highly trainable and very intelligent animals who do very well with positive reinforcement. Therefore, the Pit Lab mix will be equally as rewarding to train.

As with all breeds, you should start training your Labrabull puppy as soon as you get him. This mix takes instruction very well, and they are super willing to please their masters.

To avoid issues of aggression later in their life, it’s important that you do not use harsh punishment during your training sessions. When you get angry or overly frustrated during training with this breed, it can lead to issues of distrust. Your pup won’t show signs of unhappiness out of fear, and that can lead to aggressive behavior and biting in the future.

If you plan to crate train, make sure you get a crate that’s the right size and start early in puppyhood so that your new furry friend gets used to the crate early and often, decreasing the amount of protesting you’ll endure.


Healthy Pitador Dog
The Labrabull is generally a very healthy mix breed dog.

Although mixed breeds are less likely to deal with genetic issues than purebreds, they are still at risk for health issues from either parent. To properly assess your Labrabulls health risks, you have to look into the parents.

Labradors are known to contract hip and elbow dysplasia, which can lead to significant pain and immobility. They are also at high risk for gastric dilation, which can be very dangerous and even life-threatening. Other health risks Labs are prone to are eye disease, blindness, and exercise-induced collapse.

Pitbulls are generally pretty healthy animals. However, because they have such short hair, they are more likely than other dogs to have skin issues and allergens like demodectic mange. Other possible issues for Pits are hypothyroidism and hip dysplasia.

The above issues are all ones to look out for with your mixed breed. It can be very helpful to have an accurate record of your pup’s parents’ health. You should also test your dog for these issues.


This is probably not the OCD you are thinking about. When used to refer to dogs, OCD is an acronym for Osteochondritis Dissecans. This disorder is characterized by the bone development process being disrupted during a fetus’s development. Usually, a developing dog will grow cartilage, which is then turned into bone.

However, sometimes the process gets a little messed up. This results in an unusually thick piece of cartilage where bone should be. Large breeds, including retrievers and Pitbulls, are prone to this. Therefore, this mixed breed can develop this condition. However, environmental factors play a large role in the development of this disorder.


Bloat, which is also known as Gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV), is a condition that is common amongst larger dogs with deep chests. It is a condition in which the stomach twists and then fills with gas. Vets are not sure why this happens, but it seems to be linked to large meals followed by intense physical activity.

Outwardly, bloat can look unserious. However, this is a life-threatening disease that requires emergency medical help. As the stomach fills with gas, it will begin to expand. This can stretch the stomach, cut off blood flow, and even disrupt breathing. Symptoms include uneasiness, panting, drooling, and a slightly swollen stomach. This is something you’ll need to look for with your Pitbull Lab mix.


Labrabull Nutrition
Finding the right nutrition balance for your Labrabull is important.

Labrabulls are fast-growing pup who need plenty of fuel and nutrients to develop properly. As puppies, it’s important to have a well-planned feeding schedule that delivers all the ingredients they need to sustain their muscular development.

Since the Pitbull Labrador Retriever mix is very active, strong, and athletic, they need at least three cups of food per day. This amount of sustenance gives them the fuel they need to match their energy levels. However, since Labs are prone to obesity, it’s important that you don’t overfeed your mix to maintain healthy weight levels.

Because Labrador Retrievers and Pitbulls usually end up weighing about the same weight, you can usually use any dog foods suited for a Pitbull or any specifically formulated for a Labrador. It’s likely you can use either interchangeably depending on which parent breed they take after.

Puppy Prices

Labrabull Puppy Prices
Labrador Pitbull mixes generally aren’t as expensive as purebred Labs.

Puppy prices for the Pitbull Lab mix will vary greatly depending on which direction you decide to go in order to find and adopt your pup. If you are adopting directly from a Breeder, expect to pay about $800 and up if the Labrador parent is papered. Pitbull Terriers won’t be papered since they are not an official breed recognized by the AKC. Instead, they will refer to them as American Staffordshire Terriers, which does fall under the “Pitbull Dog Type” classification, but in reality, is not an actual American Pitbull Terrier.

Rescues vs. Breeders

Pitbull Lab Mix Rescue Dog
Pitbull Labrador Retriever mixes can be fantastic rescue dogs!

As mentioned, Breeders will end up costing a lot more than looking for your Pitbull Labrador Retriever mix at a rescue. Because both Pitbulls and Labradors are so popular, it’s not uncommon at all to find very well-balanced Pitbull Lab mixes at a rescue. Usually, you can visit a rescue and bring home a Labrabull forever at a price tag that’s well under $500 if you visit a rescue. You won’t have the same experience at a breeder.

With all that being said, it’s not to persuade you from buying a Pitador puppy. Some people prefer to have a puppy and raise them from 8 weeks old so as to not inherit any bad habits that a rescue pup may bring along. Rescuing can save lives though, on top of being easier on your wallet.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a Pitbull Lab mix live?

Pitbulls typically live from 10 to 15 years, while Labradors average 10 to 12 years. You can expect your Pitbull Lab mix to live about the same duration: anywhere from 10 to 15 years.

How much do Pitbull Lab mixes cost?

The Pitbull Lab mix can run about $800 and up from a breeder. However, it never hurts to check in with your local shelters, as they tend to hold more mixed breeds than purebreds.

Is the Pitbull Lab Mix aggressive?

Contrary to what one might think due to the bad reputation of a Pitbull, Labrabulls are not naturally aggressive. In fact, they are fun-loving, calm, and loyal breeds.

When do Pitbull Lab mixes stop growing?

As with most breeds, the Pitbull Lab mix will stop growing around three years old. They mentally mature around the same age, and that’s around the time they also become slightly less active.

Are Pitbull Lab mixes good dogs?

Yes, the Pitbull Labrador Retriever mix can be fantastic for families. Usually, when a Pitador doesn’t work out with a family, it’s because of poor training and socialization.

Is the Pitbull Lab mix good with other dogs and kids?

Generally speaking, yes. They are usually great with kids if socialized early, other dogs may present a challenge for males. If they are properly trained early, there’s a good chance that your Labrabull will be very well adjusted for both kids AND other canines.

How big does the Pitbull Lab mix get?

Commonly the Pitador ends up somewhere between 40 and 80 pounds. It can vary widely depending on the size of each parent. Rarely will they exceed 80 pounds though, unless the Labrador parent is larger.

Final Thoughts

In today’s society, the name Pitbull tends to raise a few eyebrows along with questions of safety. However, several myths concerning their levels of aggression and tendency towards biting and harming people have been debunked. The truth of the matter is that with the Pitbull Lab mix, you have an excellent mixed breed.

Pitador qualities of loyalty, courage, intelligence, friendliness, and love shine through this adorable animal every day. Great around small children, adults, and other dogs, a Pitbull Labrador Retriever Mix may be the perfect choice for you. Just remember that it is extremely important that you train them without aggression and give them plenty of time to release their high levels of energy!

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  1. We had a red/white pitador named Cinnamon for 14.5 years. she was the absolute best dog ever. she always loved children, and played very well with them. at one house we lived, kids in our neighborhood would knock on the door, ask “can cinnamon come out to play?” and then they would run around the yards for hours. sadly she passed away this February, but she lived a good long life. she was the sweetest, strongest, most fundog ever. we love this breed so much we are currently looking to adopt a male pitador from a local rescue. this breed is awesome. calm and loving like a lab. strong and loyal like a pit. but honestly, better than either breed alone. they are loving, caring and athletic breed. one word of advice though : this breed needs quitea lot of exercise. fetch, walks and tug-o-war can and should be done daily to keep the piup happy and healthy

  2. One of our dogs we thought was pit/lab mix is white with large black sections on her. She looks like a dairy cow I only ever the most striking feature is the two large black eyes. We have seen the exact same dog with the white with large black around each eye several times online they just not identify do you think this is a lab mix, the other we thought was pitbull terrier looks just like a picture of your black lab/pit mix online. Is there anyway to get photos to you so you might be able to identify? We would be very grateful.

  3. Jerry McDonald

    We just adopted a pitbull/Labrador mix and she is very great with our other adopted pitbull terrier mix. The pit/lab after having her for four months and about 14 months old. We just cannot get our house broken. The pitbull terrier was trained in two weeks but this one just will not learn. Do you have any suggestions? Also, I am confused about people saying pitbull terriers are in the dangerous category as we have had to and they were sociable and friendly asking me. It was the red nose pitbull that we owned that could get aggressive. Any thoughts? Thank you.

  4. I have 10 lab pit mix puppies. Three weeks old. Two white, Four black with white chest. Four rust color. Contact me if intrested. I am not a breeder.

  5. I want a puppy. We lost our 15 year half lab half Pitt in may. I’m near Houston,tx can you help me please

    1. go to the crigslist and go to community and then pets, i got my pit/lab a few weeks ago an this wedsite she was free,

  6. I have a rescue lab pit retriever mix (from what vet thinks). She is full grown but looks like a puppy lab. She is the chillest and sweetest dog ever. She stays right with us and doesn’t need to be leashed for a walk. She’s spoiled rotten because she didn’t start out life in the best circumstances. Her name is Fergie, and she is the queen of our family!

  7. Leona Meriweather

    Hi, I just got me a Lab/ Pit mix and when I got her she wos just 8 week old. And I got her on my daughter’s birthday but I got her fro me. I Love her so munch and she Love getting 💋 and hugs all the time. And where I leave they have a fenced-in dog run so I take her out there all the time and I can lent her off the leash and let her run and play all the time and after 45 minutes to an hour of her playing she is ready to come in go to her bed lay down and take a nap. I try to take her out there twice a day if not 3 time and lent her run. And I pray that is enough and she is steel small. I do all I can for her but my daughter wot me to lent her have her because where that or going to be eleven at she Seand that precious wood be better for her. But I already got her registered asthma therapy dog and I don’t think that wood do anther for me and not only that that can barely take care of them self so I seand NO. I Love her and I going to keep her my self and I think that thay fond out how munch she is worth so that wot to sell her and make money off of her and that is not going to happen. Not only that a bout a week and haf after I got her my baby after I got her wormed my daughter woke me up and Seand that precious had some thing coming out of her butt and she seand she cone not do it. So I poot on some goofs and got my baby and wot ever it wos it never happened a gen because I. Pols it out of her butt easy poot it in the trash and pools the goofs off and poot them in the trash and toke the trash out. So if she can’t do that then how can she take care of a her herself. So NO I am not going to lent her have precious. I have taken her to the vet to fiend out if I have got red of all the Rome’s that she had. And she has got healthy as can be now and happy.

  8. My dog is an English lab and blue pitbull mix. He is a very friendly dog. Can you advise me on what dog food that will be good for him.

    1. Michelle Schenker

      This mix is fairly common in local rescues, so you might start there. We used to have a sweet yellow lab-pittie mix named Bella and she was the sweetest, most loving dog and we found her at a local rescue. Another option would be to check with breeders for each breed in your area to see if they have any leads. All the best!

  9. My dog is retriever lab mix and the Male was pitbull mix would this be considered a pitabull just wondering

    1. Michelle Schenker

      It would be a Pitador but not an exact hybrid since there were likely other breeds mixed into the parents as well. For example, it may be a Pitador-Husky or Beagle or Boxer… the possibilities are endless. If you are really curious, a dog DNA test might prove helpful.

      1. I had a litter of 13 unexpected but hard work lol but because I’ve had dogs all my life I was prepared for the task ahead we unfortunately lost 3 but the rest are absolutely awesome you could see as they were growing how loving and playful they were and the most important thing I’d suggest like mentioned before you go and buy or rescue a pitador or labrabull please do your research into the breed even though I’ve had years of experience with different dogs and breeds and learning there their different behaviours I still did my research into the breeds and it did help me understand more which is helping with my pitador he’s 2 years old he’s very friendly and very hyperactive so he has to have plenty of play time they are very protective no agression just sitting or standing tall watching if anyone comes close but he does have his boundary set and if he feels someone is invading or coming closer than he’s comfortable with he will go forward and stand there just watching but they are an amazing breed he keeps me on my toes lol and his bond with my lil boy is amazing he listens to my sons commands ie sit paw and gets a treat but the most important thing is do your research guys and please look in the shelter’s to give them a second chance of happiness too 🙂

  10. We have a pitador that has just turned 9 years in January 2021. He was actually my birthday present. We feel that we rescued him from a neighbor who had a red female pit that had been overbred. She lied about his parvo vaccine and he caught it. The vet thought he would pass away before the weekend ended due to it was the worst case he had seen. I did the opposite of what he told me to do. Pedigree rice n chicken can food made it into soap with plain Pedialyte and took him to his dish every 30 mins. Other than the weight loss, 24 hours later you could not tell he had parvo the day before.

    He is a wonderful furbaby. He doesn’t do well with people, other than my husband and myself, my daughter and grandson are the only ones he likes. We know that is our fault bc we aren’t social people, he loves my cats. It’s only outside the house he doesn’t do good with. And he loves my 3 and half year old grandson. All I have to do is point in the direction I want him to go, he looks at me with the pouty face and goes. He does think he’s a lap dog. We love him dearly. Best birthday gift I have gotten and I’m 46.

  11. Me and my wife had a labrabull we just had to put him down after 9yrs of love and enjoyment. He was the most laid back baby we ever had. Labrabulls are the best friends anyone can have! His name was Chubbs. He got along with the other pets and our grandchildren. I’m hoping you can tell me some places to check to find me another love like we just lost. Thanks!

    1. Hi Shawn! I’m sorry to hear about your loss. It’s always difficult when one of our family members crosses over the rainbow bridge. Regarding finding another pup, I would encourage you to look online for local rescues, both for Labs and for Pitbulls. Many rescues will take in crossbreed, and this mix is more common. Good luck in your search!

  12. We had a beautiful girl but sadly, she’s left us. We inherited her from a friend more than a decade ago. If we would like to give another one of these wonderful dogs a good home with us, where is the best place to find them? I haven’t had much luck online with any kind of specificity. Thanks!

    1. Hi Paul! I’d recommend checking with local rescues in your area. Most purebred rescues actually come across mixes from time to time, and this mix is quite common compared to others. I would also look at online groups and message boards. Good luck in your search!

  13. Jonathan Eisenberg

    We adopted a now-nine-year-old Labrabull/Pitador, Brownie, from a rescue. He weighs about 75 pounds and is solidly built. Brownie has a fine coat of caramel-colored hair with a snow-white chest. He has huge teeth, a big tongue, and an ever-wagging tail.

    Brownie is *incredibly* sweet, cuddly, gentle, patient, loyal, and obedient. And he loves to go on long walks, jogs, or car rides. We hit the jackpot with Brownie! He closely fits this article’s description of this kind of dog, except that Brownie. Probably because of his more advanced age, is not highly energetic. We love Brownie like crazy and would encourage anyone else interested in getting a dog to consider this mix.

    1. Sounds like an amazing dog Jonathan! Thanks for stopping by to share your experience with this amazing mix!

  14. Your description was very good. My Lab Pit mix was the best dog I’ve ever had as part of the family. She loved chasing squirrels, rabbits, and digging up moles. I would, however, caution anyone with very small dogs to be careful.

    My Boo Dog only acted as an initiating aggressor once and went after a little dog a lady was walking down the street. The little dog was a “teacup” sized pooch. Luckily, the situation was diffused before any contact was made. Other than that one instance I have never seen my Labrabull initiate aggression towards any pet (including a Guinea pig) or towards any human.

  15. We adopted one of these crazy pups 8 months ago! He is super sweet and hyper. He fits this articles description perfectly. He is highly trainable. He is very much a family dog. (He favors mom though!) He plays well with the other dogs, but plays rough with the cat. Out of my 3 dogs he is the submissive one. He is very verbal when he wants to be. I could not have found a more loving family dog. His only 2 flaws are he drools like crazy and he thinks he is a yorkie size lap dog.

    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment Meredith! Sounds like you got yourself an amazing pup (minus the drooling of course)!

  16. We rescued our little pit lab mix in February and we have bonded so much since then! He is two and such a great dog (my first)! One thing I wanted to share is that my pup hardly ever barks – which is great! He doesn’t show a ton of interest in other dogs, but he will run up and say hello to all the people at the dog park.

    So many things to love, since he is an affectionate love bug too. Hands down my favorite thing about him is how easy he is to train, he loves being trained and pleasing us. Thanks for the informative article. 🙂

  17. We have a pit/lab mix. She is 11, we’ve had her from the age of 5 weeks. The best fur-baby ever. My mom had been afraid of dogs all her life until our Roxie. My girl smiles, literally, once Mom knew it wasn’t a snarl all was good. Roxie does have a form of cancer we did not catch in time we are just making the best of the time we all have with her. They are the best breeds to have, not too big and not yappy.

  18. We have a 5 year old lab-pit mix who is little Miss Personality. Almost everyone who meets her loves her, but she is definitely my dog. She herds me to bed at night, since she wants her favorite “pillow” with her. Even with up to 30 people in the house, she is well bahaved, convinced they’re all there just to visit with her. The only person she has ever even growled at was a man we later found out was stealing from my parents, so I would trust her judgment even more than most people.

  19. Linda K Wheeler

    We have a Labrabull who is 9 month old. He is very devoted to those who show him attention and love. He even gets along with all the other pets we have (3 more dogs and 1 cat). We have spent time playing fetch with him and he brings the ball back to us. He is also a great protector and stays within the boundaries of his yard (although he has 7.5 acres to run on). When we allow him in the house on cold days/nights he has not had one accident so he was easily potty trained. His desire to live is unbelievable because he has been snake bit and ran over. I really believe that his desire to live is because he knows he is loved. I have never felt such a bond with another dog – He is awesome!

  20. We have one of these beautiful dogs. She is all that you describe here except for the courage part but maybe that comes as she gets older, she is almost three years old. She is afraid of many things except small animals we come across, cats especially but the squirrels and rabbits in our yard drive her nuts too.

    She wants to charge and chase. She is the most loving, cuddly, happy dog (her tail is always wagging) and she loves everyone she meets and most dogs. The only time I have seen any aggression is when another dog starts it. She is a brindle so everyone we meet wants to instantly pet her. I never worry about it being a bad experience. She absolutely loves kids of all sizes and knows to be gentle with them when they are very small.

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