20 Things You Didn’t Know About the Labramaner

It may be a peculiar name, but the Labramaner is far from being odd. One half of its mix may be more popular than the other, but that’s what makes this dog breed so special. The Labramaner is a mix breed between the Labrador retriever and Weimaraner. The Weimaraner is not a popular dog breed by name, but it’s easily recognizable by appearance. Because of this, the Labramaner is not quite as popular as its other mixed breed peers. That’s unfortunate because there are so many wonderful reasons why the Labramaner is an excellent dog to have. Here are 20 things you didn’t know about this mixed dog breed that say exactly why.

1. Background

This hybrid mix between a Labrador retriever and a Weiramaner is an interesting one. Although not much is known about the origin of the mix, it’s likely that the first breed came from the United States. We do know a lot, however, about the parent breed of the Labramaner, which tells a lot about what kind of dogs they are. Both Labrador retrievers and Weiramaners are incredible dog breeds, and the Labramaner is nothing short of that description either.

2. Names

We know that the Labramaner name takes some getting used to, but it’s definitely a lot better than some of the alternatives we’ve heard out there. The Labramaner breed also goes by Weimador—a name that sounds more like a bull-killing bullfighter rather than a cute pup. Labraraner is another name for this mixed breed, which is even more confusing than the previous two. We’ll stick with the more generally accepted Labramaner to talk about this breed.

3. Size

The Labramaner is a large dog breed. These are not the kind of dogs you can take around with you in a purse. The average height of the Labramaner is 21 to 24 inches—that’s about 2 feet in height. As far as weight is concerned, these dogs can weigh anywhere between 60 to 100lbs., which is a lot of weight for any dog. It’s definitely something to take into serious consideration if you’re deciding to get a dog. Size can make a difference here in all aspects of dog care, and the Labramaner certainly has a lot of size to spare.

4. Diet

Being that the Labramaner is a larger dog breed, you can expect it to consume more food compared to smaller dogs. Even with the amount of food it needs, you still have to make sure that you feed your Labramaner high quality dog food. Labramaners expend a lot of energy on a daily basis, and they need to replenish this energy through the nutrients they get from their food. As a standard, Labramaners will require anywhere from 4 to 5 cups of food daily. However, this amount shouldn’t be given in one meal but rather split into at least 2 meals a day. If you are going to give your dog wet or canned food, you’ll have to reduce this measure as well.

5. Coat

One of the most striking features of this dog breed is its coat. A healthy Labramaner coat is glossy in appearance. This happens because this dog’s coat is typically short and flat. There will be slight differences in coat length between some Labramaners. Some will have a bit longer hairs than others. This breed comes in a variety of coat colors, which include brown, yellow, black, and grey.

6. Grooming

Because of their short coats, Labramaners are typically easy to groom. You can still brush their coat at least 2 to 3 times every week in order to maintain glossinesss, but try not to bathe the dogs too much. Only give these dogs baths when they get overly dirty. Otherwise, you can risk drying out their coats, which will result in a duller appearance. If you have a Labramaner that has a slightly longer coat, you will need to brush it more than 3 times per week to maintain its health.

7. Health

Unfortunately, Labramaners are prone to specific illnesses that typically plague their parent breeds. Some of these issues are also common to larger dogs. One of the most typical health concerns that affect Labramaners is hip dysplasia. This can be seen in many large dog breeds, but it can be prevented with proper screening before breeding. Some other issues common to Labramaners include bloating, eye problems, heart problems, epilepsy, joint dysplasia, and ear infections among a few others.

8. Care

Care for Labramaners is standard all across the board. It starts with diet, of course, but it also includes regular physical and mental exercise. Owners should also do regular examination and cleaning of teeth and ears. But the best way to prevent the development of serious diseases and to catch them before they get worse is by regular veterinarian check ups. Even when you suspect something isn’t right, a veterinarian will be able to tell you if you have something to worry about or not.

9. Exercise

Playful doesn’t even begin to describe what these dogs are. Labramaners are highly energetic, vibrant, and lively creatures. In order to expend some of the natural energy they possess, these dogs will need daily rigorous exercise. This is the reason why these dogs pair well with active individuals. Labramaners are great running or hiking partners, and they do well on the water as well because they are excellent swimmers. You should also provide these dogs with challenging toys to take care of their mental health.

10. Intelligence

Labramaners are intelligent dogs that may require a bit of attention. Sometimes they can be too smart for their own good. They are curious creatures that might have a tendency to wander. Although this tendency can be curbed early on, it’s best to still keep an eye on it. Labramaners are constantly seeking some kind of adventure or always looking to find some type of entertainment. They’re not the type of dogs to lounge around all day. They look for excitement and stimulation—both physically and mentally.

11. Training

Because of their intelligence, Labramaners will not require too much training. Interestingly enough, they aren’t that stubborn either. Once in a while you’ll see a little bit of resistance because they want some independence, but these dogs are accommodating most of the time. Although they may get distracted here and there, these dogs tend to pick up on cues faster than the average dog. It’s also better for them to receive positive reinforcement rather than harsh treatment during training and otherwise.

12. Temperament

They are energetic—that we already know. Labramaners are not lazy animals whatsoever, and you’ll find that these dogs generally have a positive disposition. The only time they may become destructive and unruly is when they aren’t getting enough exercise. They’ll look for other avenues to release their pent-up energy, and your home and its lovely contents most often become the target of that. Labramaners are kind and loving dogs. However, they show it in different ways. Labramaners are not overly affectionate dogs. They will snuggle you from time to time, but don’t expect it always.

13. Household

Because Labramaners tend to get overly excited, it’s better to watch little children around them. The size and temperament of these dogs can become dangerous to younger and smaller kids as well as other pets. Otherwise, Labramaners are fine with children that they’ve socialized with at a young age. The same is true for other pets in the household. If a Labramaner didn’t spend some extra time in early socialization with a kid or another pet, you might see some signs of aggressiveness.

14. Shedding

This is quite fortunate for dog lovers that happen to be hair haters: Labramaners shed very little amounts of dog hairs. The reason is because of their short coats. This minimal shedding can even be improved with regular brushing. This breed is the perfect dog breed for those not wanting to spend too much time vacuuming or sweeping up dog hairs. Although not hypoallergenic, it might be an option for those with light allergies to dog hairs. Make sure to consult your breeder before moving forward with any decisions.

15. Solitary

Never let their needs for independence fool you. Labramaners may act aloof towards you when you’re around, but they definitely miss you when you’re not. In fact, these dogs don’t do so well when left alone for long periods of time. Apart from their excessive needs for interaction and playtime, Labramaners just have a tendency to get attached easily to their owners. This means that they will constantly require your presence, your attention, and your affection. They may not always return the favor, but they won’t do so well being alone too long.

16. Space

The combination of high energy, big size, and big personality makes the Labramaner a poor candidate to become an apartment dog. There’s simply not enough room in a small space to care for such a lively and big animal. Labramaners do well in home environments that have enough room to grow and roam around. The best-case scenario for a Labramaner is a home with a safe and fenced-in backyard, where it can freely explore without fear or risk of endangerment. It would be really difficult for you and the dog to even try to make an apartment space work; it just isn’t conducive for this particular dog breed.

17. Puppies

Although Labramaners will grow up to become large dogs, they will start off as some of the smallest puppies around. It’s important to supervise puppy around young children, but this is the best time to socialize little humans with Labramaners. This is the best way to introduce your Labramaner pup to your entire household—whether that includes other humans or other pets or both.

18. Life Expectancy

You can expect to live a long and happy life with your Labramaner, as their life expectancy will range from 10 to 12 years. Although that may be a standard number when it comes to the life expectancy of any dog breed, Labramaners tend to live longer than the average. This could be expected from their high activity levels too. An excellent diet plan and regular exercise can help your dog live its longest life. Of course, you can also help prolong their lives by taking them to the veterinarian regularly and as necessary.

19. Recognition

Since the Labramaner is not a pure dog breed, the American Kennel Club does not currently recognize it. However, the beautiful hybrid breed is recognized by other illustrious hybrid clubs, which include the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC), the Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC), the Designer Breed Registry (DBR), the International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR), and the Dog Registry of America, Inc. (DRA).

20. Cost

When it comes to cost, nothing is really comparable to the value that a dog can add to a household. However, dogs can get pricey depending on the breed you have, and so it’s an important factor to consider. Labramaners are about average when it comes to cost. A new Labramaner puppy may cost anywhere from $200 to $600. That price might go higher depending on the breeder. Although that may not sound like much, it doesn’t include the price of dog care. Labramaner care can set you back anywhere from $1,000 to $1,200 each year for medical and non-medical expenses. That amount includes food and toys but can also vary greatly depending on the things that you buy for your dog. Every dog parent has the right to spoil their pets, and the Labramaner is definitely the kind of dog breed you’d love to spoil.

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