We will be discussing another hybrid dog in this guide and this hybrid dog is commonly referred to as the American Bulldog Lab Mix.
As a designer breed dog, American Bulldog Lab Mix is yet to fully gain its recognition and popularity but both its parents which are the American Bulldog and the Labrador Retriever are quite very popular and well recognized.
So, even though it is yet to be very popular compared to other designer breed dogs, it’s still a loved designer breed as its parents are the favorites of a lot of owners and breeders.
Going into a little history of this hybrid dog which happens to be the result of the mix between its two parents is said to start taking place in the 1900s.
The crossbreeding of the parents of this designer breed dog is to get a dog that is healthier and which also possesses the beautiful and unique characteristics of both parents.
Some of the unique characteristics that the American Bulldog Lab Mix possesses from its parents is its faithful and loyal attitude towards its owner which is from its American Bulldog parent.
And it is a very wonderful guard dog which is also an attribute of its American Bulldog parent.
While its outstanding intelligence, brilliance, gentleness, warm-heartedness, and peaceful attitude are inherited from its Labrador Retriever parent.
Above are some unique characteristics that an American Bulldog Lab Mix inherited from its parents and this designer breed dog is also commonly referred to as the American Bullador.
What is an American Bulldog Lab Mix?
An American Bulldog Lab Mix which is also commonly referred to as the American Bullador is the result of the crossbreeding or mix between the American Bulldog and the Labrador Retriever.
Having been the result of the mixture of two parents, the size of this designer breed dog is in the range of being a medium-sized dog and a large-sized dog.
And as mentioned earlier the American Bullador possesses and inherited the unique and best characteristics of its two parents.
It is a very loyal, faithful, and energetic dog. American Bullador is sometimes mistaken for the Labrabulls which are the result of the crossbreeding between the Labrador Retriever and the Pit Bull.
American Bullador is sociable and it will surely make a very good companion dog. It can adapt well both in big homes and also in apartments.
It is full of energy and does love exercise very much. It is very protective of its owner and families and it also tolerates children, strangers, and even other canines very well.
And also as a precaution to be taken, it is not advisable to leave this designer breed dog for a very long time because they tend to be very destructive when left alone for a very long period of time.
Temperament and Personality of American Bulldog Lab Mix
This designer breed dog can be great and incredibly kind and amiable which is something it happens to inherit from its Labrador parent.
And from its Bulldog parent, it happens to inherit that habit of being reserved sometimes.
And to get an idea of the temperament and personality of your American Bullador, we will have to check that of its parents.
This is because the temperament and personality of this designer breed depend on the inherited temperament and personality from its parents which actually goes the same for other designer breed dogs.
The Temperament of the American Bulldog
As said that the American Bulldog is great and incredibly kind and amiable which this designer breed dog will also portray if it inherits the temperament of its American Bulldog parent.
American Bulldog is an excellent family companion dog as well as being brawny and powerful with its incredible hunting and guarding dispositions.
It is agreed to be an excellent guard dog and it is not advisable to be left alone with small children unmonitored.
It is energetic and fun-filled and this breed of dog can actually be aggressive a bit with strangers and other dogs which is why early socialization for this breed of dog is very essential
In addition to its hunting and guarding dispositions, it is very protective of it owner as well as its families and it will surely make a very lovely pet.
The Temperament of the Labrador Retriever
It is less aggressive and tolerates strangers as well as other dogs compared to the American Bulldog which is quite the opposite of this.
And mention, this breed of dog cannot make a good guard dog but it can surely be a wonderful family companion dog.
The Labrador Retriever is quite the exact opposite of the American Bulldog when it comes to alertness and guarding instincts.
Common Characteristics between American Bulldogs and Labradors
Although these two purebreds which are the American Bulldog and the Labrador Retriever are quite different in some of their behavioral traits, they still have some common characteristics and traits.
And one of them is that both the American Bulldog and the Labrador Retriever are breeds of dogs that are very energetic and active.
They are both very faithful and loyal to their owners and are always very eager to please their owners.
They are both intelligent breeds of dogs and the Labrador Retriever is very obedient while is quite the opposite of the American Bulldog which is very stubborn and strong-headed.
The American Bulldog Lab Mix surely inherits some of these behavioral traits of its parents so, its temperament and personality depend on what it inherits and from either of its parents.
American Bulldog Lab Mix – Historical Background
As mentioned above that the American Bulldog Lab Mix which is also known as the American Bullador is the crossbreeding between the American Bulldog and the Labrador Retriever.
This crossbreeding was done to be able to get a healthier breed of dog and also a dog that will inherit the unique and best traits of both purebreds.
The crossbreeding of the American Bulldog and the Labrador Retriever started in the 1900s and it still hasn’t been fully recognized.
There are actually still no set standards for its appearance, it is quite very possible for it to inherit that of its American Bulldog parent or that of its Labrador parent.
American Bulldog Lab Mix Appearance
As mentioned that it is quite possible for this designer breed dog to inherit the appearance of either of its parents.
It possesses a squared-sized head with a long nose and eyes the size of an almond. Its ears are quite big even bigger than that of its American Bulldog parent.
It is strong and powerful and it also possesses a brawny and sturdy build. It also has a long tail which is also curved.
Its tail can be said to look like that of its Labrador parent, its tail is also set low and it ears can be said to be floppy.
It possesses straight legs with thick feet and compact pads. Its tails is said to have some light feather and it is also said to set low.
Size – Height and Weight of American Bulldog Labrador Mix
The size of an American Bullador is said to range from medium size to large size. And it is said to be about 20 inches to 28 inches tall from the shoulder.
And as for its weight, it weighs about 60 pounds to around 130 pounds and these are just the speculated and seemingly average heights and weights of this designer breed dog.
American Bulldog Lab Mix – Coat
There are certain things about dogs that interests dog owners and lovers and the coat of a dog happens to be one of them.
The coat of the American Bulldog is short and the coat color of this breed differs but they don’t have a coat with solid black, blue, tricolor, or merle color.
American Bulldogs are also low shedder which also means their coats only require little maintenance.
The Labrador Retriever also possesses a short coat undercoat that supplies and produces heat for this dog breed in cold temperatures/weather.
This breed is said to shed periodically and it only needs weekly regular grooming it only has about just three standard coat colors which are solid black, yellow, and chocolate color.
Now, getting to our American Bulldog Lab Mix, it is actually possible to possess the coat trait of one of its parents or inherit that of both.
The coat of an American Bullador is usually short same as its coat which needs little maintenance with just regular weekly brushing.
Although it can sometimes possess the coat of its Labrador parent which is thicker than that of its American Bulldog parent and in this case, it will require more attention to its grooming.
Since this designer breed is the mix of two purebreds with different coat colors, it is sure that it will have the option of many coat colors and markings.
Below will be a list of some common coat colors that are possible in the American Bullador;
American Bulldog Lab Mix – Health Issues and Conditions
The health issues and conditions of a breed of dog have to mainly connect with that of its parents and ancestors, what it inherits from them.
Although designer breeds are said to be healthier than purebreds, this designer breed dog still inherits some health issues from its parents.
Below will be a shortlist of some serious health issues this designer breed dog is likely to suffer from;
- Ear Diseases
- Hip Dysplasia
- Elbow Dysplasia
- Eye Problems
American Bullador is actually not likely to suffer from a lot of health issues which is why we have a shortlist of health issues it is likely to suffer from.
Regular checkups with your vet are very essential which will actually do especially when you notice anything unusual about your canine.
American Bulldog Lab Mix – Wrap Up
A lot of things have been said about this designer breed dog and it is very clear that it will make a good companion pet dog.
It is intelligent, friendly, warm, gentle, energetic, and fun-filled. And as it is a high-energy dog, it will also require lots of exercise.
And as for the average life expectancy of an American Bullador, it is said to be around 10 years to 14 years.
Proper and early socialization is essential for an American Bulldog Lab Mix as well as a good training with lots of love and care.