The Boxer Pitbull Lab Mix, is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Boxer, Pitbull and the Labrador Retriever. This is going to be a loyal and protective dog with the aloofness of the Boxer and Pit combined wiht the congeniality of the Lab. He will make a great watchdog and family pet. All dogs need proper socialization and training to help equip them for life. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Boxer Pitbull Lab Mix. Note that this hybrid can consist of the black lab, yellow lab, or chocolate lab.
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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. 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.
I know it is hard to believe today, but bear and bull baiting was a popular spectator sport in the 1800s. This led to the foundation of the breed, to partake in this activity. As archaic as it sounds, when it was banned dog fighting took its place. Fighting has been in their blood and their lineage for generations. They were bred to be powerful, courageous, and aggressive. Being that their handlers didn’t want them acting aggressively towards them, they only wanted them to be aggressive towards other animals or later dogs. They can still be rather docile towards their handlers today. When they made it across the pond to America they were bred to be larger and were used as farm dogs. They would help hunt, guard and be a companion.
When bred responsibly, this is a confident, strong but gentle dog. He is alert but is not aggressive unless he has to protect you from a real threat. He loves people and having company and wants to be at the center of it all as much as possible. He might just jump in your lap while you are watching T.V and have no idea that he is there.
The Boxer is a relatively new breed from the late 19th century. It hails from Germany. He hails from the Bulldog and some German Mastiffs. As most dogs he is a mix of many breeds. He was bred to be a working dog and has hunting and fighting in his past. He was a voracious worker in both World Wars. He is a very playful dog and really not very aggressive, but is extremely loyal. He is extremely alert and will be good with your kids. If he or his family feels threatened, he will show his protective side.
Height: 21-25 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 55 - 70 lb.
Lifespan: 10 -12 years
Height: 19 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 35 - 65 lb.
Lifespan: 8 -15 years
Height: 22 - 24 inches at the shoulder
Weight: 55 - 79 lb.
Lifespan: 10-14 years
Boxer Pitbull Black Lab Mix Temperament
Both Boxers and Pits are known for being courageous and protective. The Lab is also a very courageous dog, but it isn’t known for the aggression and protection tendencies as the others. This will probably be a very friendly and loving dog if socialized properly. It will probably have a moderate to moderately high energy level. This dog will require a very strong and firm owner who makes sure to assert that they are the alpha and not the dog. Labs are very friendly, amicable dogs that will help offset some of the aggression from the other two. However, a good dose of both human and dog socialization will help them out tremendously. Early socialization helps take care of any bad habits that could develop. She responds well to positive reinforcement, like all dogs. Don’t plan on leaving her alone for long periods as he won’t do well alone. She wants to be with the “pack.”
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 Boxer Pitbull might be prone to hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, cataracts, skin allergies, among other issues.
What are the grooming requirements?
The combination of these different types of breeds should really make a moderate shedder. The Boxer and the Pitbull both have very short hair and are just moderate shedders. The Lab is a heavy shedder. The combination will probably be somewhere in between. 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.
What are the exercise requirements?
This is a moderate energy dog that will need that from an owner. The Boxer and the Pitbull are much calmer than the Lab, but anything with the Lab is going to have a higher energy level. Plan on taking them for extremely long walks and hikes to keep their energy level down. A tired dog is a good dog though. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him.
What are the training requirements?
This dog might be a little challenging to train. It might be extremely stubborn. It will need a strong, firm handler that is consistent and won’t let this dog take advantage of them. All dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. So make sure to praise her when she does well. She is an intelligent dog who loves to please, and loves a physical challenge. 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.
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