ALL ABOUT LABRADOR BLOODHOUND MIX BREED

Labloodhound is a hybrid of Labrador retriever and Blood hound. It is also known as Labrador bloodhound mix or blood hound lab mix. Both parent breeds have amazing set of characteristics attached to them. Parents are quite different from each other in their skill set. Which makes this hybrid an amazing dog. Before going any further let’s take a brief look at characteristics of both parents.

LABRADOR RETRIEVER

Labradors are friendly family pet as well as hard working dog. He is gentle, loyal, friendly and known for its retrieving abilities. His good looks and abilities make him the most beloved dog all across the globe. Labs are playful, friendly, loyal, obedient, easy to train. All these characteristics make them best pet for novice owners.

Their energy level is high. They are also prone to obesity and joint problems.

BLOODHOUND

Blood Hounds are well known for their sense of smell. This breed is kept for hunting boar, rabbit and deer from ancient times. They are highly energetic and demands a lot of exercise. These dogs are highly intelligent but not easy to train. They show signs of stubbornness with novice owners. They demand reinforcement during training with lots of love, affection and treats. They are not suitable for apartment life style. On the other hand, they are friendly with kids, pets, other dogs and strangers. You have keep them in a fence yard. Also make sure that you take them out with a leash.

HISTORY

No one knew when a Labrador retriever and a Bloodhound is crossed to create the first labloodhound hybrid. But it seems that they were first breed to each other in either United Kingdom or America during early 19th century. Both breeds are well known for their appearance and characteristics. On one hand, labs are working dogs on the other we got a hunting dog with a strong sense of smell. Both these dogs are used in various fields so you can imagine a Labloodhound hybrid can work as a retrieving, hunting, sniffing, and tracking dog.

As all other hybrid dog breeds. Labrador Bloodhound mix breed dogs can also attain any set of characteristics from its parent. These characteristic not only affects this appearance but also his ability to learn, intelligence, friendliness, energy level, playfulness, adaptability and trainability.

Learning Potential90%General Health60%
Stranger Friendly100%Tolerates Hot Weather60%
Playfulness80%Tolerates Cold Weather60%
Kids Friendly100%Easy To Groom50%
Affection Level With family100%Adapts Well to Apartment Living20%
Intelligence90%Good For Novice Owners40%
Trainability80%Pet Friendly100%
Dog Friendly100%Tolerates Lonliness40%
Energy Level100%Amount Of Shedding90%

TEMPERAMENT OF LABLOODHOUND

  • Friendly.
  • Tireless.
  • Hard worker.
  • Wandrer.
  • Playful.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF BLOODHOUND LAB MIX

  1. Long ears.
  2. Droppy face.
  3. Deep brown or hazel eyes.
  4. Long tail.
  5. Good height.
  6. Shinny coat
  7. Compact body if well maintained.

SOME SALIENT FEATURES OF LABRADOR BLOODHOUND HYBRID

BLOODHOUND LABRADOR MIXINFORMATION
Weight 80-110 Pounds.
Size 26 inch on average.
Coat Color. Yellow, Chocolate, Black
Marking on Coat. Dicolor, Tricolor, Solid, Tuxedo
Type of Breed. Mix/Hybrid/Cross
Coat Type. Dense
Lifespan. 9-11 years.
Shedding. Moderate to high.
Major Use. Retreiving, Hunting.
Recognized By ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR
Temprament. Friendly, Hardworking, Tireles.
First Breed In. Unknown.
Daily Requirements. Brisk walk or excercise.
Average Puppy Price. $1000
Annual Medical expense $500
Non-Medical annual Expense $700-900

LAB BLOODHOUND MIX TEMPERAMENT

Temperament of lab x bloodhound can vary from one another. Just like other hybrid dogs labloodhound temperament can be a subset of both parents. It can also attain large number of qualities from one of his parents. Even temperament of siblings from same litter can vary. But let me tell you somethings which are very common between a Labrador bloodhound mix breed. They are highly energetic and highly playful. They are good with everyone. They can live happily in packs. They will chase smells and small birds.

PHYSICAL APPEARANCE OF LABLOODHOUND

Physically they are medium to large in size. Their height can vary from 23-27 inch. Weight can also vary from 75-110 pounds. Their coat is short, dense, and thick. Markings on coat is either solid, di or tri color. They come in black, yellow, and brown colors. Droopy long face, deep eyes, strong deep chest is also a striking feature.  Their tails are also long.

COLORS

You can get three different types of colors. It mainly depends upon the color of the parents.

You can blood hound with Yellow Labrador, chocolate Labrador, or black Labrador to get yellow, chocolate, or black solid, di or tri color labloodhound.

Choose their parents wisely and you can create a good color within few years of breeding for a particular color.

EXERCISE & MENTAL STIMULATION – REQUIREMENTS OF LABLOODHOUND

Labbloodhound are highly energetic and demands lots of physical activity. You can take them to a brisk walk to calm their nerves. But running is the best option. You can play retrieving games with them to keep them calm indoors. Give them enough exercise to keep them in fit shape.

TRAINING – WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR LAB BLOODHOUND PUPPY?

Training a Labrador bloodhound cross breed dog is not for faint hearted people. You have to have patience to teach them something. Expect several repetitions before they start obeying your commands. This is not because they are dump. But because they have a stubborn nature at times. Avoid getting angry during training sessions. Establish yourself as an alpha of the pack and they will obey your command. Start training at an early age to avoid a stubborn grown up dog.

GROOMING

They require medium level of grooming. They don’t shed a lot but you have to comb them every now then. Make sure you keep an eye on their toes, ears and eyes. Clean ears every now and then to avoid any infection. Clip nails when required. Also brush their teeth on regular bases.

SOCIALIZING – GET THE BEST OUT OF YOUR

They are actually very affectionate, friendly and loving with everyone. We will see how they are with kids, other pets, dogs, and strangers below.

WITH KIDS

They are friendly with kids. They are not known to be aggressive around kids. To avoid any further trouble, make sure you introduce your kids and dog at a very young age. This ensure a stronger bond as both grow up together. Their size makes them not a suitable dog for toddlers as they can knock them down without realizing.

WITH DOGS AND OTHER PETS

Labloodhounds can chase pets. This is an attribute of both their parents. But mostly this chase is just for fun. They don’t harm other pets. To ensure a strong bond, introduce pets to each other when they are growing up. Labloodhounds love other dogs. They can also live happily in packs.

WITH STRANGERS

They are quite generous with strangers. Mostly they don’t bark at anyone. They are not territorial unless kept in isolation for long time and left untrained. A trained dog is well behaved around strangers and rarely barks.

IDEAL PLACE TO KEEP A BLOODHOUND LABRADOR MIX

The ideal place is a farm or a home with a big back yard. They are not an apartment dog mainly because of high energy level and size. You have to keep them in a fenced yard as they can escape chasing a smell.

COMMON HEALTH ISSUES & DISEASE

They are prone to ear infections. Clean them every now and then to avoid any infection. They can also become obese by over eating and sitting idle. Also keep an eye on any abnormalities in their skin and brush them often to reduce any chance of skin infections.

ANY SPECIFIC BREED ABILITY

They can work as bomb squad dog, sniffing dog, hunting, retrieving, and sporting dog. This is because of their great sense of smell and love for hard work.

PROS

  • Multi talented breed.
  • Hard working.
  • Passionate.
  • Highly friendly.

CONS

  • Not good for novice owners.
  • Not easy to train.
  • Less adaptable to hot and cold weather.
  • Not an apartment dog.

CONCLUSION

Labloodound is not a breed for everyone. This breed suits people with strong personality who also have expierence with other tough dog breeds. They are an amazing hunting and sniffing dog. Lab hound mix are loyal, loving, and compasionate.

They are definatly a best choice for farmers who are suffering from boar problems. This breed is also suitable for hunters.