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Labradane (Great Dane x Labrador Retriever)

The Labradane has a giant-sized appearance and a gentle demeanour like its Great Dane parent. It also inherits the Labrador Retriever’s loyal, fun-loving, friendly nature. They are perfect for homes that can accommodate their large size and cope with their high energy levels. Like its parents, this breed too excels as an efficient watchdog.


Dog Profile

Other Names Great Dane-Lab mix
Breed Registry Details DBR, IDCR
Common Physical Features Sturdy body, long floppy ears, deep, brown eyes, broad head, high set tail
Coat Type Thick, smooth, glossy
Colours Black, white, brown, mantle, brindle
Life Expectancy 8-12 years
Size Big
Height Male: 72-76 cm; Female: 66-72 cm
Weight Male: 72-82 kgs; Female: 64-72 kgs
Personality Smart, loyal, gentle, intelligent, friendly, patient, protective
Kids-Friendly Yes
Animal-Friendly Yes; good with dogs and cats (particularly when brought up with them)
Climate Compatibility Good (can withstand varying climatic conditions barring excessive heat)
Care Level Moderate
Exercise Requirements High; Walking (Twice a day for about 20 minutes each time); Jogging (optional, 10 to 15 minutes per session, only suited for dogs above two years)
Grooming Needs Low
Coat Brushing Regular (Twice a week all year round; Daily during shedding season)
Bathing Occasional (Once a month)
Eyes and Ears Cleaning Frequent (Once a week)
Brushing of Teeth Regular (Twice or thrice a week)
Nail Clipping Frequent (Once or twice a week)
Adults 4.5-6 cups dry dog food
Puppies ½-1 cup puppy food at two months, with the amount increasing till it is two years old
Hypoallergenic No
Trainability High
Barking Capacity Minimal (Emits a deep, loud bark on sensing danger)
Probable Health Problems Digestive issues and bloating (as it is also deep-chested like the Great Dane); hip and elbow dysplasia (inherited from both its parents)
Origin USA

Suitable Names for a Labradane


  • Tarzan
  • Max
  • Rocky
  • Blackie
  • Jumbo


  • Lucy
  • Lulu
  • Daisy
  • Diva
  • Black Beauty

Did You Know

  • Labradane is one of the most sought after breeds because of its adorable personality, being ranked the 5th most popular cross according to a survey conducted in 2016.

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