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 mixing of dog breeds, will agree Labrabulls are wonderful mutts. These mutts have such good traits that sets them apart from the rest. Before we look into their personality traits, lets 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 gets 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.