Facts & Origin
Lab'Aire - The Labrador Retriever and Airedale Terrier Mix
The Lab'Aire, also known as the Airedale Terrier and Labrador Retriever mix, is a mixed breed with remarkable charm. It descends from the dominant Labrador Retriever and Airedale Terrier breeds, making it a true star in the dog world.
Origin and history
The Lab'Aire is a hybrid or designer dog, created by crossing the two pure breeds, the Labrador Retriever and Airedale Terrier. The Labrador Retriever originated in Newfoundland, Canada, is very friendly and was originally a working dog used to retrieve nets and fish from the water. Airedale Terriers, the "Kings of Terriers," originated in the Aire Valley region of England and were originally bred to hunt otters and water rats.
|Origin||England - UK|
|Life expectancy||10 - 14 years|
|Activity level||high - average|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Temperament and character traits
Lab'Aires are lively and energetic dogs with an outgoing and friendly nature. They love to be active and need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation to stay happy and healthy. However, despite their activity, they are also very loving and enjoy spending time with their family.
As offspring of the Airedale Terrier, Lab'Aires often inherit the breed's independent and confident character. This means that while they are trainable, they also require some determination in their upbringing.
Training and Socialization
Lab'Aires are intelligent dogs that learn quickly. Therefore, early and consistent training is important. They benefit from positive reinforcement and a variety of activities to keep their interest high. Despite their intelligence, their independent side can mean they can sometimes be a challenge to train.
As with any breed, early socialization is critical for a Lab'Aire. Good socialization will ensure that your dog responds well to other people, dogs, and different environments.
Care and maintenance
The grooming needs of a Lab'Aire can vary between the two parent breeds. In general, however, they need regular brushing to keep their dense double layer of fur in check. Regular grooming, at least once a week, is necessary to avoid skin problems. Bathing should be done as needed, usually every few months.
Breeding the Lab'Aire
When breeding a Lab'Aire, it is important to act responsibly. Both parent breeds should be tested for relevant genetic conditions before being allowed to breed. This will ensure that the puppies have the best possible chance for a long and healthy life. The puppies should be well socialized and accustomed to a variety of experiences and people to ensure that they are well adjusted and happy.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The Lab'Aire is an impressive breed of dog. With its height between 53 and 63 cm and a weight of about 20 to 30 kg, it belongs to the medium-sized dogs and is fantastic as a family or companion dog.
The mixture of two different breeds gives the Lab'Aire a fascinating look. In many cases, he has the charming appearance of the Labrador and the elegant stature of the Airedale Terrier. His coat color varies between black, brown and gold, sometimes a mixture of these.
Hypothyroidism is a condition in dogs where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones. This can lead to a slowed metabolic rate, weight gain, fatigue, hair loss and other symptoms.
Symptoms of kidney disease in dogs: increased urination (polyuria) increased water intake. Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth. Loss of appetite
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
Can be hereditary in certain breeds.
Hip dysplasia (HD)
Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.
Elbow dysplasia (ED)
Elbow joint dysplasia is a chronic disease complex of the elbow joint of fast growing dog breeds.
Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!
In some breeds, joint damage can occur later in life, affecting the musculoskeletal system.
Size may vary, but typical height at withers ranges from 50 cm to 65 cm.
Depending on the parents, the color variations of the crossbreeds can be very different and range from black, brown, red, gray and white to combinations of these.
Yes, it is relatively easy to train them.
Lab'Aires are considered happy, friendly, playful and active dogs. They are intelligent and good-natured and enjoy hunting and long walks.
Mixed breeds of Airedale Terrier and Labrador Retriever require regular daily grooming.