Australian shepherd Lab mix dogs are also known as Shepador (Shepherd cross Labrador). People also call them Aussie Shepador Or Australian Shepador. Aussiedor’s Hybrid dogs are known for their playful nature and herding instinct. One can easily guess that This Australian Shepherd Labrador Mix breed dog attain its playful, friendly nature from Labrador retriever. On the other hand he still acts like a herding dog because of Aussie shepherd characteristics. So having an Australian shepherd Labrador mix dog is a real fun. He is mellow yet playful and active.
|Learning Potential||80%||General Health||80%|
|Stranger Friendly||85%||Tolerates Hot Weather||80%|
|Playfulness||80%||Tolerates Cold Weather||80%|
|Kids Friendly||100%||Easy To Groom||80%|
|Affection Level With family||80%||Adapts Well to Apartment Living||80%|
|Intelligence||100%||Good For Novice Owners||80%|
|Dog Friendly||85%||Tolerates Lonliness||80%|
|Energy Level||85%||Easy To Grroom||80%|
- Eager to Please.
- Mellow energy.
- Quick learner.
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF AUSSIE SHEPADOR
- Large stature.
- Solid bone structure.
- Broad Head and Face.
- Hanging ears of medium to large size.
- Very meaningful eyes.
- Large tail.
- Different colors.
- Large size Dog.
|Weight||35-80 lbs for males. Females are lighter than males.|
|Size||22-23 inch for males. Females are few inch shorter.|
|Coat Color.||Black, chocolate, light brown or tri color.|
|Marking on Coat.||Spotted, brindle, speckled and merely.|
|Type of Breed.||Mix Breed, Hybrid.|
|Coat Type.||Water repellent, Straight to wavy coat. Thickness of coat may vary.|
|Shedding.||Moderate shedding. Shedding may vary from dog to dog because of various thickness of coat.|
|Major Use.||Sporting, herding, and hunting.|
|Recognized By||American Canine Hybrid Club, International Designer Canine Registry, Dog Registry Of America, and Designer Dog Kennel Club.|
|Temprament.||Highly active, playful, affectionate, and devoted.|
|Daily Requirements.||An hour of outdoor running, walking or any playful activity to maintain your dog in good health and shape|
HOW CAN I GET THE DESIRED COLOR OF AN AUSSIEDOR?
Color depends upon its parents. Generally Black lab Australian shepherd mix, Yellow lab Australian shepherd mix, and chocolate lab Australian shepherd mix are of different colors and coat styles. Colors can vary from black, dark to light brown. You can also find tri color Aussiedors.
WHAT WEIGHT AND SIZE I CAN EXPECT FROM MY AUSSIEDOR PUPPY?
Average size of Australian Shepador is 22-23 inches for males. Females Aussiedor’s are few inches smaller than their male counterparts. Weight can vary from 40-80 LB. This mainly depends upon which gene is dominant in physical characteristics. You will get a leaner dog if Australian shepherd genes are dominant. On the other hand dog will be fluffier if Labrador genes are dominant in his physical appearance.
WHAT IS AN IDEAL PLACE TO KEEP A LABRADOR AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD CROSS BREED?
Ideal place to keep an Aussie Shepador is farm. You can also keep then in city if you have ample space for your dog. Small apartments are not dog for this high energy dog.
ARE THEY PRONE TO ANY DISEASE
Hybrid dogs are generally healthier than pure breed dogs. Look into their parents’ history to get an idea about any common disease. There are reports of eye diseases in lab Aussie shepherd hybrid dogs.
HOW CAN I GET THE BEST OUT OF MY AUSSIEDOR?
Start training your dog at a very young age. Make sure you socialize them at a young age to make them comfortable with strangers, kids, pets, and other dogs. Also give them proper attention so they don’t feel left out. Give them enough food (3-4 cups of dry food) and workout (up to 1 hour) to burn excessive energy. You can train them to be obedient, retrieve objects, hunting, herding and as a guard dog.
They require proper grooming in every 4-8 weeks time.
All in all Australian shepherd lab mix becomes a great pet. They are good choice for first time dog owners.
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