If you came to this page, you may be wondering what in the world is a Labrabull! or you may have one already and wish to know more information about the breed. The term Labrabull is a name coined for the offspring of a Pit Bull crossed with Labrador Retriever. They also go by the following names Pitador, Lab-Pit, Pit-Lab, and Bullador. Even those of you who are against the mixing of dog breeds will agree Labrabulls are wonderful mutts. These mutts have such good traits that set them apart from the rest. Before we look into their personality traits, let us discuss their genetics, lifespan, and appearance.
The Genes of Labrabulls
Labrabulls share a very good set of genes in the canine world. They share the genes of the Labrador Retriever and American Pit Bull Terrier. Both of these breeds give the Labrabulls their wonderful qualities such as gentleness, well round temperament, excellent physical health and lifespan. These are very obedient and family friendly mixes that are a joy to own and raise. When getting a Labrabull puppy, make sure that the sire or dam is a true American Pit Bull terrier because there are different variants in the Pit Bull world such as Staffordshire Terrier, American Bully, etc. A true American Pit Bull Terrier will give these mutts their health benefits as the (ABPT) themselves are very healthy breeds. The American Pit Bull terrier has an average lifespan of at least 12 years and most live up to 15 years if well cared for. The same breeding rules apply to Labradors as well, you want a purebred sire or dam to offspring a true Labrabull puppy. The combinations of these two purebreds will give the offspring longevity, beautiful short and silky coat, great temperament and a healthy physique.
The weight of a healthy Labrabull dog should be 50 – 90 pounds, give or take depending on the weight of the American Pit Bull Terrier used for breeding. Pitadors are a healthy mixed breed with a lifespan of at least 13 years. They come in many different color patterns thanks to the American Pit Bull Terriers genetics. Colors such as Black, Black & White, Dark Brown / Chocolate, Light Brown / Golden, Merle / Spotted / Brindle / Speckled, White / Cream are not uncommon for a Pitador.
Labrabulls Personality Traits
Labrabull’s are highly intelligent and obedient dogs that can serve many purposes such as guarding, herding or hunting. However, most Pitadors just end up being darn great house pets that get along with children and other household animals. If they build a good reputation with their masters, Pitadors will never leave your side and they tend to stay close to home even if they get out accidentally. They are very loyal dogs, calm and gentle with children. They make great watchdogs as they will alert you of anyone or anything coming near your house. My Labrabull used to like keeping a watchful eye out the living room window most of the time. They are easily trained and very playful,
they do require regular walks or exercises due to their high energy levels. These guys love to play both fetch and tug of war. The Tug of war is more of a Pit Bull Terrier’s trait whereas playing fetch is a Labrador’s game.
Feeding your Labrabulls
Always feed your Labrabull a varied diet that contains mostly meat. I have been successfully feeding mine Purina SmartBlend Puppy formula for a year now. I may switch over to Taste of the Wild next but I also feed raw foods as well. I am a person who believes dogs should eat how they were meant to in the wild so I often give mine raw meats as well. Raw meats are safe to feed if it was frozen for at least three days. Doing so will avoid any salmonella worries. My Pitador also enjoys nibbling on broccoli, carrots, and bananas. I also give her peanuts and cashews once in a while to snack on. A varied diet helps them thrive instead of being confined to commercial diets.
Having said that, Labrabulls are a pleasure to own and care for. They will bring so much joy to all your family members. They should be a breed of their own due to the good temperament they possess. There are many Pitadors waiting for a home in local shelters, please be kind to adopt one before buying one. You should also check out the FaceBook page “I Love Labrabulls & Pitadors” to gain knowledge from other Labrabull owners like yourself.
Thats my dog. Whyd you steal my picture.
Anything posted on the internet is public information. If you tell me exactly which picture it is I can replace it. Thank You.
^haha whyd you steal my picture. but yea these dogs are awesome. everything you described is exactly how my pit-lab is
Your article is great. The only issue I have is that at the beginning, you seem to encourage breeding by suggesting type of pit bull and lab. At shelter or rescue you generally don’t have this infomation. The I Love Labrabulls and Pitadors Face Book group tends to discourage breeding and strongly recommends rescue. But one thing is for certain…..THEY ARE INCREDIBLE DOGS! (Also, you might indicate that the dogs are inherently powerful and training for both the dog and the owner is highly recommended. )
Hi Art, I didn’t mean to encourage breeding but even people on the Facebook Group created that particular group just for these mixes and labled it the “Labrabull and Pitador Group”. I would say that would encourage breeding as well then. But I do really think these dogs should establish a breed of their own, they truly are wonderful. But I wouldn’t suggest any inexperienced breeders to breed two dogs together, I would leave that up to the professionals. Thanks for your comment and thanks for visiting!
Bull lab sounds so much better. Its also easier to say and you don’t have to use two different terms at the same time to try and describe the name. Just a suggestion. Thank you
Enjoyed the article. We have a three month old labrabull that we adopted from the Humane Society. They said she is a lab mix but we think she has some pit bill in her, too. In fact, she looks like a mini version of the black and white labrabull in your photo, even the ear up and ear down. Now we know what she will look like when she is older.
I don’t consider myself his owner he is my partner. My Labrador will follow me everywhere I go and I will follow him. He will be exhausted and still continue by my side and I him. He tests me and I swear he knows how to be my teacher. And has more insight on life, love, and loyalty then I will ever know or have. He inspires me…….I thank GOD he found me……. He is more then just a dog he is part of my family……a part of me…..
That’s awesomely put! Be sure to join our group on FB, we would love to see him!
I am having a 1 month old labrabull and he is after my hand biting my hand all the time and he is also making “gurrrrrr” sounds every time he bites my hand as if he is fighting with my hand. Suggest me as he is friendly dog so what I have to do to stop these. These things are not potraying that he is a friendly dog. Please reply.
Hi Lakshay, this is common puppy behavior at 1 month of age, simply tap him on his nose with 2 fingers (light force) and say “NO” in a loud tone. Reward him with a treat when he displays good behavior. After doing this, a few days in a row, you should see great improvement. thank you for visiting.
Hi I recently got my loving Pitador, she is about 10 wks old now and I was wondering if there was another trick to train her I tried giving her a firm voice and kinda putting her nose in it and taking her out and putting her in the grass to show that, that is where she may use it. But it still seems to not show any signs of improvement when I sit outside with her for a bit she’ll use it and I’ll congratulate her by a pet and love but still in the house she thinks it’s okay. Any advice would be helpful, thank you!
Train her as in using the bathroom lol, sorry for confusion if there was any.
Hi Kanisha, congratulations on getting your Pitador puppy. They make great family dogs. At 10 weeks old, your puppy is very young and they will sleep a lot during this time. If she is eating and drinking otherwise then all is well. Be sure to get her dewormed and get the first set of vaccines at this stage. It is a good idea to bring her to vet for her first checkup any how. At 10 weeks of age, it will be difficult for her to grasp not to pee or potty inside, give her a few more weeks and she will start picking up your cues. You can try training her inside using newspaper or pee pads until then. It will take at least 3-4 months before they fully understand that going inside is a no-no. You don’t want to stress her out too much at 10 weeks, that she is now scared of you, be patient with her and she will eventually break out of it. When she goes outdoors be sure to praise her with treats.
& also is it normal for her to sleep a lot ? I know she is a puppy still practically, but she sleeps an awful lot she will play for a good 10/20 mins then go to sleep. I try to wake her sometimes and she’ll be terribly tired sleepy eyes and all. So I’ll let her go back to sleep and once shes is well rested, she’ll get up and resume playing as on schedule for her.
They sleep a lot on evenings because they normally stay active at night, I love these dogs because of that, they are partners and guards.
What are the best raw meats for labrabull puppy?
They should be called Ador-a-Bull. Ours is 15 weeks.
Thank you I agree 🙂
Mine is 5 years by now, and I can tell you they are incredible dogs, they are really clever, they understand words and small sentences, mine knows how to treat everyone at home, and knows when and how to approach everyone, he learned manners really easily, I love Cerberus.
My pit-lab is 15 weeks old just about. And I was wondering if its normal for her to only be eating 1 cup or 1½ cups a day. Because that’s all she eats and sometime she won’t even eat a full cup a day. All the vet told me is that when she gets hungry enough she will eat but its worryful.
A missionary frm the LDS Church brought me my WESSON frm being a tick infested stray 8 week old male Pitador puppy. Father was pitbull nd mum was golden lab so he’s cream/golden nd handsome. He has lotsa energy, plays alot but will he grow out of the biting nd chewing electric wires? He’s costing me a bit of $$ replacing charges nd PS3 nd internet wires. He is just 10 wks old this week. I love him to pieces. His personality is amazing. I’m bipolar manic w past suicidal tendencies nd he is lyk a gr8 therapy/company/service dog. Gets along w my 13 yr old daughter. Is it possible tht he bites nd chews cuz of teething nd will he grow out of this. I love him nd dn’t want him chewing live wires plugged in sockets nd electrocuting himself. Thank u. Nd the food advice is awesome as I dn’t lyk overweight lazy dogs. He knos commands lyk come, sit, ‘missionary’ pawshake, housebroken nd slps on a soft towel near our bed not in it. He barks when he hears anything so it’s a comfort for me as a single mum nd my 13yr old. Wish I could post a pic lol
This is my BABY ….im feeding her Purina tender and crunchy, she doesn’t really attack her food like she did in the beginning aren’t they supposed to be that way toward their food all the time??
I love my labrabull and we take 30 min. walks and play 15 to 20 minutes after the walk every day. He loves fetch and tug of war but mainly fetch, he has a pitbull bark which is a lot scarier than a lab’s. I got him from a home where my friend had him chained up and i took him, with my friends permission got vaccines and all that. I feed purina chicken for small dogs because he eats too fast and i don’t want him to puke or throw up. I hate when my neighbors tell me that I gotta get rid of him because he’s part pit. Pitbull’s bad rap is the thing people think of wwhen they hear he is part pit they go from friendly smile to i want to kill you really fast. In conclusion pits are great labrabulls are better and people give labels
I just got a labrabull named jax he weighs about 55 pound and he’s about a year and a half . I’m not sure how much to feed him or what food is best for him. I also have a 1 year old beagle thst I have to feed grain free food about a 1 and 1/3 cup a day . So I’m new to jax’s breed .. any ideas ? Thanks