Shar Pei Lab Mix


Shar Pei Lab Mix - Lab Pei


The Shar Pei Lab Mix, also known as the Lab Pei, is a hybrid mix breed dog resulting from breeding the Chinese Shar Pei and the Labrador Retriever. This is more than likely a friendly dog that is bred from two very distinct and different dog breeds. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Shar Pei Lab Mix. Note that this hybrid can consist of the black lab, yellow lab, or chocolate lab.

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Here are some pictures of the Shar Pei Lab Mix




Shar Pei Lab Mix History

Shar Pei Lab Mix - Lab Pei History:

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.

Shar Pei History:

The Shar Pei is an ancient Chinese breed that predates modern times. They were primarily used as fighting and guard dogs. Unfortunately, they continue to be used as fighting dogs in modern day Tibet.The Shar Pei's loose skin and extremely prickly coat were originally developed to help the dogs fend off wild boar, as they were used to hunt. Later, the breed was used for dog fighting; these enhanced traits made the Shar Pei difficult for its opponent to grab and hold on to, and so that if it did manage to hold on, the Shar Pei would still have room to maneuver and bite back; when grabbed by any loose wrinkle, a Shar Pei can actually twist in their skin and face in their opponent's direction. In fighting, they would twist in their skin to bite the assailant back.



Awesome videos of Shar Pei Lab Mix puppies


Shar Pei Lab Mix Size and Weight

Shar Pei and Lab Mix - Lab Pei Size and Weight

Shar Pei

Height: 18 - 20 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 40 - 65 lb.

Lifespan: 9 - 11 years


LAB

Height: 22 - 24 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 55 - 79 lb.

Lifespan: 10-14 years



Shar Pei Lab Mix Personality

Shar Pei Black Lab Mix - Lab Pei Personality

Both of these parent breeds strive on and live to please their owners. The Shar Pei has a more aggressive and intense personality than the Lab. Overall this probably make a pretty good family dog. Early socialization and positive reinforcement are vital for all dogs. He is intelligent so training should be moderately easy. He should be rather affectionate and enjoy spending lots of time with you. Don’t plan on leaving him alone for long periods as he won’t do well alone. He wants to be with the “pack.”


Shar Pei Lab Mix Health

Shar Pei Lab Mix - Lab Pei Health

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 Shar Pei might be prone to  Hip & Elbow Dysplasia, Joint Problems, Obesity, Skin Problems



Shar Pei Lab Mix Care

Shar Pei Lab Mix - Lab Pei Care:

What are the grooming requirements?

They both have a very short coat and the Shar Pei is not known for being a heavy shedder while the Lab is the opposite. So this guy might go either way. 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. Be very careful in letting the skin flaps dry out as they can get nasty infections.

What are the exercise requirements?

Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him. Plan on taking them for extremely long walks and hikes to keep their energy level down. A tired dog is a good dog. This is not a good dog for a couch potato as he wants to be active with his people. However, the lower energy level of the Shar Pei will certainly neutralize the higher Lab energy.

What are the training requirements?

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.



Shar Pei Lab Mix Feeding

Shar Pei Lab Mix - Lab Pei Feeding

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. 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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