The Pug Lab Mix, is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Pug and the Labrador Retriever. This is obviously a very strange mix that is only accomplished by breeding the Male Pug (with some help) and the Female lab. This is more than likely done with In-Vitro fertilization. What does this mixed breed look and act like? Is it more like the Pug or the Lab? Those are the questions we will try and answer below. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Lab Pug Mix.
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All hybrid or designer dogs are tough to get a good read on as there isn’t much history to them. Breeding specific dogs like this has become common in the last twenty years or so even though I am sure that this mixed breed found it’s share of dogs to the shelter due to accidental breeding. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below. If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. If you have a few minutes, please sign our petition to stop puppy mills.
Labrador Retriever History:
The Labrador Retriever has consistently ranked as the most popular purebred dog in the United States and the United Kingdom for more than 10 years, according to the American Kennel Club. They make great family pets as well as a companion, show dog, hunting dog, canine athlete, guide dog, service dog, sniffer dog, search and rescue dog, and therapy dog. They are very active dogs that need daily exercise and mental stimulation. When they start to become bored and destructive is when they miss their exercise.
People who research this stuff have a couple of different theories about how the breed came to be called the Labrador. The first is that it was borrowed from the Spanish word for laborer — labrador — which is certainly a fitting description. The second is that it is related to the dogs that accompanied Portuguese fishermen who trawled the Grand Banks off the coast of Labrador and its neighbor Newfoundland. The British who visited Newfoundland appreciated the dogs’ abilities - swimmer, easygoing, hard worker, and brought them back to England. They then made their way back to North America in the early 1900’s. American sportsmen who admired their positive traits brought them back over.
Pug History:Pugs are believed to have originated in the Orient, namely China. There are recordings of them by Confucius as early as 551 BC. This is a very old breed. We also know that the common forbearers for the Pug are the Pekingese and the Lion Dog. These dogs were bred to be companions and lived lives of complete luxury. They were prized by the Emperors of China and bred to be their companions. They lived in luxurious accommodations, sometimes even being guarded by soldiers.
Height: 10-12 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 14-18 lb.
Lifespan: 12 -15 years
Height: 22 - 24 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 55 - 79 lb.
Lifespan: 10-14 years
Pug Black Lab Mix Temperament
Anyone who has ever been around either the Pug or the Lab should know that both are sweet and gentle. This will be a very kind and nice dog. It will probably be an average intellect dog that won’t be too hard to train. Labs are typically very easy to train. However, they also seem to adopt some of the stubborn parts of the Pug, which makes them a little tougher to manage at times.
All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.
The Chocolate lab mixed with the Pug might be prone to like hip dysplasia, eye disease, patellar luxation, and Pug dog encephalitis.
What are the grooming requirements?
Both of these dogs shed like crazy, the Pug just sheds it’s short hair on it’s tiny body. The Lab has longer hair and also sheds like crazy. Get ready to invest in a good vacuum if you want to keep your floors clean! Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him.
What are the exercise requirements?
All dogs need exercise as it is good for them both physically and mentally. However, this dog will probably be on the more moderate side and not really need a ton of exercise like a purebred lab. You won’t want to push the Pug mix too hard as they weren’t meant to work and exercise too hard. With their pushed in nose, exercise can be very hard on them and make it hard to breathe. 'Always make sure you're investing in the right equipment that's specific for your dogs needs'. They don’t cool themselves as easily. Exercise will keep them from being destructive. A tired dog is a good dog. If you are not an active person and don’t spend a lot of your free time being active and exercising this might not be the best dog for you.
What are the training requirements?
All dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. So make sure to praise her when she does well. This dog won’t be too hard to train, but also might not be the brightest bulb. The more exercise she gets the easier she will be to train. Proper socialization is imperative to all dogs and puppies. Make sure to take her to the park and doggy day care to get her around as many people and dogs as possible.
A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight, so keep that in mind when feeding them. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible.
Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.
I good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.
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