A Labrabull is a mixed breed created by a Labrador Retriever and an American Pit Bull Terrier. Labrabulls are a favorite among many dog owners, some credit them as “the best dogs ever”. There is even a FaceBook for them called “I love Labrabulls & Pitadors” where tons of people post pictures and hold discussions on this mixed breed. The term Labrabull refers to the mixed offspring that resemble the Labrador Retriever closely. The term Pitador refers to the mixed offspring that resemble the Pit Bulls. This article is for informational purposes and does not support the backyard breeding of these two great breeds of dogs. Instead, I will point out the qualities of these mixed breeds so that you can make decisions on adopting a Labrabull.
Life of a Labrabull Owner
I own a Labrabull and sometimes he owns me but what they say is true, they really are the best dogs ever. I can’t imagine a life without him, he knows my routine, the time I go and come back from work. He will start looking out the window a mile away before I reach home. Their personality is very much like Labrador’s which makes them very family-friendly. They are easy to train and care for, it is unbelievable how obedient and smart these dogs are. They stay close to their owner’s home, I do not even have an electric fence and he still never leaves the grounds. He only weighs about 60 pounds full grown, he is very people friendly so he may attack someone with kisses. I rarely walk him but he gets plenty of exercise running around outdoors, I bathe and groom every 2 weeks or so. His coat is smooth like silk, sometimes I confuse him with a pillow. Did I mention that he loves the snow? You can really get some exercise running around with him in the snow. Life with a dog can’t get any simpler than that, he will eat just about anything but I try to feed him healthy homemade meals whenever I can. He is also on a raw snack diet twice every week where he will get pieces of raw chicken legs, neck bones, chicken backs, etc. He is also on a commercial diet that he loves called Purina SmartBlend Formula.
He is a healthy dog and hasn’t been to the Veterinarian other than to get neutered. I have taken care of all his vaccination needs through local Petco stores. Now that I have shared my own experiences with my Labrabull, I would like to bring up some concerns as well as tips for new Labrabull owners out there.
New Labrabull & Pitador Owner Tips
Before getting a Labrabull or a Pitador, you must exercise responsible dog ownership. You should know that they can live up to over 13 years of age and care for them is a commitment. Sometimes you can’t predict how large your Pitador will get as it is a mixed breed but an average determination can be made from the size of their paws as puppies. Some Labrabulls can grow up to 100 pounds or more. A Labrabull and Pitador requires exercise especially if you are planning to keep them in an apartment setting. These are high-energy dogs and they must be walked if you do not have a large backyard for them to run around. They love to fetch and play games like tug-of-war. Like the Pit Bull, some Labrabulls and Pitadors have the tendency to be aggressive toward other dogs thus training and socialization are necessary. You do not have to get them as a puppy to give them good training, they are very intelligent dogs and can learn at any age. Labrabulls and Pitadors are not hard to potty train, you must remember to exercise patience with them during this process. If your dog has an accident, immediately catch them and correct them verbally through a loud tone to show that you are unhappy with them. You should never hit your Labrabull, doing so can bring along a lot of trust issues between you and your canine companion.
Be a Pack Leader to your Labrabull or Pitador
Training is much easier if the Labrabull sees you as the pack leader. This doesn’t mean that you can’t let your dog sleep with you in the same bed or you shouldn’t show any affection towards them. Dog’s like their ancestor’s wolves are pack animals, they sleep and hunt together. Being a pack leader has a whole new meaning, your dog must know that you are in control. Your dog should know that you are the one to make all the rules, he will then eventually learn everything he can and can’t do in his pack. You are a pack leader when your dog knows that he must rely on you for guidance and not the other way around. If you do not set any rules for your dog or are afraid of your dog, he or she can sense this and they will take charge immediately and move up in the pack. Your dog must be the lowest member of your human family and every family member must be made aware of this. Every family member must treat the dog with respect and love and Labrabulls will certainly return the same.
What is your favorite Labrabull Color or Markings?
Thanks to the Pit Bull side of the genes, Labrabulls and Pitadors will come in a variety of coat markings and colors. There is always a favorite Labrabull color for everyone. I personally like the cow patch like the one pictured below on my own dog. I am curious to find out what everyone else thinks so be sure to leave a comment below. At the time of this posting, there are thousands of Labrabulls and Pitadors in your local shelters waiting to be adopted so be sure to save a life today!
Labrabull & Pitador Picture Gallery
Here are some great pictures donated by the members of the “I Love Labrabulls & Pitadors” Facebook group.
I have a labrabull and they are amazing my personel favorite is black like my dog she is black with white patches and I also love her cause when people come over I can show them that pits aren’t all what they seem and they are actually wonderful animals if you treat them right and my life has truly changed with her.
We just rescued ours today. He is 2-3 (they weren’t sure as he has no papers) but he is wonderful. The moment we saw the add for him we knew we would get him. So far he has only been home for a few hours and already has made himself comfortable here. He is really underweight because at the kennel he was really stressed. But we hope we can get him to a healthy weight now he has a home. We absolutely love him. He is just am amazing boy. High energy but a cuddle bug. He was standing on the couch next to me earlier and I told him to lay down. So he scooter over more and sat on my lap. Lol. Guess he doesn’t realize he isn’t quite a lap dog anymore. Lol. Such a sweetie and we are just so happy to have him and to have rescued him. 🙂
On February 19, 2015, our family adopted 11-week Violet (now Jordan) and welcomed her into our lives. Initially, we thought this all-black bundle of love was a pure breed Labrador. As she continues to grow and her all-black coat is now a chocolate brown, with flecks of brindle, we believe that she just may be a Labrabull.
Words can’t express how much each of us love her. She’s a joy to be around and is very affectionate. My 9 year old son now has someone to keep up with him.
This is the first dog that we have owned as a family and we couldn’t have asked for a better addition to the family!!
Hi Denise I am glad to hear you got a Labrabull, they really are wonderful dogs. They are very affectionate and very smart as well. They also have very nice temperament which makes them excellent family dogs. Be sure to join our group canine owners on fb. Would love to see some pics. Thanks, Vinny.
Hi, we have a wonderful lab mix rescue. Mom was lab but dad unknown. She’s about 15 weeks now and so amazing and beautiful. I am wondering if she’s like yours. She is dark with some brindle coloring. Anyway to share pictures and see if you think she’s a labrabull?
Hi Jenn, you are welcome to join our group on fb and share your canine pics with us.
I like the dark brindle. We rescued one about 3week’s ago said young, she is awesome
My husband just got me 2 male lab-pit mixed.. They are really cute and are all black with white around there nose and on their chest. They are full of energy and they are almost 8 weeks now. I believe they are at a teething age cause they want to bite everything.. any suggestions? Please help:)
Hey, they really are awesome dogs. For teething puppies I recommend getting the kong toy. stuff a few treats in there so they can play with them for hours and days!
I love my labrabull Luna! My dog is 1year and 2months. She goes everywhere I go and always stays by myside. Definitely the most loyal, intelligent, and loveable dog I’ve ever had. She has the most beautiful coat I confuse her with a tiger. She has a colorful brindle coat. Brown, black, little white, and tan/yellow and highlighted with a orange tint . I feel 100% protected by my dog. She’s amazing with my family. My niece is 6 and my nephew is 7 they love her like crazy. She will attack you with kisses and won’t stop. She has the most beautiful eye’s!!! Sometimes it feels like I’m staring into a galaxy in space. Their green, honey brown,and sometimes yellow. She’s my best friend. I wouldn’t trade her for the world. I am Luna’s mom❤
I LOVE MY LABBY PIT KONA KAILANI, aka KONA or KaiKai. I adopted her when she was 16 weeks old from a local California kill shelter. She’s awesome!! I’ve always had boxer/mastiff mixes & Presa Canarios…she is actually the smallest dog I’ve adopted @ 77 lbs. but I kid you not, the absolute STRONGEST dog I’ve ever adopted!! Lol! I’m SOLD on this breed, she’s loving, insanely brilliant (the absolute smartest dog I’ve had) and is so human like with her emotions. She has a Labrador face on a stocky pitbull body, black with a small patch of white on her chest and neck. This dog is the perfect companion to my disabled son and she even rode on the airplane overseas in the cabin with us last year when we moved to Hawai’i to be near my parents & family. She did fabulous!! She’s completely spoiled and adored. We live by the beach and she’s a huge beach bum! This dog of mine LOVES to swim at the beach and fetch her water dummy. The bigger the waves the better!! I LOVE my precious girl and I’m totally in love with this breed. My baby will be 5 years old this December.
I have a lab mixed with pitbull puppy and I was wondering if you had any advice on how to stop her from biting I know she’s playing and teething but I want that to stop
I got my lab pit mix a nylon chicken flavored chew bone, it has worked wonders for her, she doesn’t chew us anymore, it makes her gums feel betterI think, good luck!!
I’d love to experiment and spend some time with this breed! I’d like to see my blue pitbull like water a little more and be able to spend more time in the heat, and I feel that’ll only be possible with a lab mix. I know their temperament is supposed to be wonderful, but I’ve read that these are two breeds that can go wild unexpectedly. Have there been any instances of that happening?
On August 3rd, 2015 we adopted a 5 year old labrabull. The shelter told us they have never seen a pit type dog adopted so quickly. It was his first day on the floor, we were there when the shelter opened and knew we wanted hi right away. He is so awesome….it is as if we have always had him…he blended right in.
These breeds ( I have one myself) ARE the best dogs ever.
I got my Pitador when she was only 5 weeks old for my birthday. Her mom was pushing her and her brothers and sisters away so I got her early. I named her Kiowa, she is the most loyal puppy I’ve ever had. She is eating hard food with out adding water to it. She listens to commands when I speak to her, she knows who I am. She is potty training easily with the occasional accidents here and there but that’s expected when she still is a puppy but I still get after her and take her outside. The only thing that gets on my nerves with her is her biting of my hands and chin. We give her toys, old socks, even chewing bones and nothing has worked yet. If anyone can help me get her to stop biting i would appreciate it.
we have two litter mates girls they where a year old on April 4 2016 .. I know litter mates aren’t’ smart. they are both very smart and we have taken them to training.. and they did very well, but the biting is still there. they still nip when playing.. and chew on everything if we don’t keep them with cow hoofs, cow knees, fresh bones, they love the marrow. and I was at the dog park and they young man had a pitbull and I asked him how long they chew for.. he said he would let me know when his dog stopped chewing.. he was 6 years old.. so just keep your dog supplied with the toys and chew stuff.. and keep saying leave it..
We got our little Oreo 3 weeks ago at 8 weeks old. She is such a pleasure. My toddler and her battle to get on though. Does anyone know whether I should get her trained by a professional trainer or can we train her ourselves? She is black with white patches and so cute!
We are enjoying the privilege of babysitting/fostering a labrabull while her owner is at school. I have to say this dog is delightful. She came exquisitely trained and after about 10 days of missing her mom integrated herself into our home. She is playful, funny and opinionated. She’s made “fence friends” (neighbor dogs) and welcomes everyone who comes to our home. She can get a little over exuberant in her greetings but obeys immediately when told to get down. She loves to play, with or without us. Amazing dog. We will miss her when its time for her to go back home.
Just adopted a labrabull from my niece. Just in 2 days and she is the best well trained dog I have ever seen. House trained, and sweet as a teddy bear.
We found Lucy our Labrabull on craigslist. The minute I saw her picture I knew she was the one. She was two to three months old. She is smart and very loving. Crate training helped and now 6 months later she is fully trained. Lucy is white and has eyes that are clear green. my husband and I love her very much and I used to be a cat person. She kisses us constantly but protects our home. I feel safe with her next to me. She loves our daily walks but wants to play with every dog and person she sees. I am so happy she is my girl.
We adopted our baby labrabull from a rescue at 10 months old. She’s been with our family of 6 for 5 weeks now and couldn’t dream of s better dog for our young family. She is smart, obedient, loyal, loving, and very tolerant of our boisterous little ones. She loves our cats and is always eager to meet new dogs (although little breeds find her a bit too loving). Our pup is named “Shadow” and is black with a chest patch of white and white toes. She is the best of both breeds and am proud to tell anyone who will listen.
My baby boy Odin is a chocolate lab mix with a red nose pit and hes the love of my life! He follows me everywhere I go never wants to leave my side hes four months old and I rescued him from a very bad home.. he loves to play & run around the coffee table hundreds of times in a row and most of all he loves to chase his tail lol he so friendly but the only thing is I just can’t get him to like small dogs.. he loves treats and listens to many commands.. we live in an apartment and surprisingly with the right amount of love and exercise he makes the greatest of apartment pet.. he brings so much joy and lightens up everyone he comes in contact with and absolutely loves kids.. I couldn’t imagine my life without him 🙂
They are MOUTHING, not biting!
Smelly but a great cure is Bully Sticks
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How much do they go for??
I just adopted a labrabull he is 1 according to my vet he is a joy to have I also have two great Danes that he enjoys playing with and running around my yard they are free to come go through the dogie door he is very smart and i just love the way he looks and is so sweet i call him buddy. My Danes love him especially the younger one so now he has some one to play chase with him they wear each other out I adopted him because I lost my schnauzer that i had for 18 years I was just heart sick and buddy was just what the doctor ordered.
Are these good outside dogs? Of course they would get a lot of attention, a built dog house with insulation, and hay. And it would be alone all the time.