Boston Lab:Boston Terrier and Labrador Retriever Mix

Hybrid Breed

Boston Terrier + Labrador Retriever


The Boston Lab - a hybrid breed

The Boston Terrier and the Labrador Retriever are two of the most lovable breeds. The mixture of the two breeds is called the Boston Lab. This wonderful breed is highly intelligent, easy to train and very affectionate. A Boston Lab has a balanced personality, is loyal and playful. They like to attract attention, making them perfect family dogs. They are ideal for sporting activities thanks to their friendly and energetic nature. A Boston Lab has a smooth coat and can come in a variety of colors, including black, brown, gold, cream and more. Although they are quite hardy, they do require regular brushing to remove hair and dirt.

Alternate Name -
Origin USA - UK
Life expectancy 10 - 15 years
Care requirements low-maintenance
Activity level average
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of the Boston Lab

Boston Terriers and Labrador Retrievers are two of the most popular dog breeds in the United States and around the world. Because of their congenial and loving nature, they are very popular with many households as family dogs. When these two breeds are crossed together, the result is a unique and one-of-a-kind dog called the Boston Lab. This name is different from other designer dogs that have also been created by crossing multiple breeds.

The character of a Boston Lab is both balanced and intelligent. As a family dog, he is a great choice as he is often affectionate, playful and demands attention. He is very good natured, especially compared to other dogs, and can be gentle with children. With his good humor and friendly disposition, he makes a great companion, offering loyal friendship and support.

Keeping a Boston Lab is also straightforward. This breed needs plenty of activity and exercise to keep it fit and follow its natural impulse. It should be brushed at regular intervals, as it is a medium-sized dog that has quite a lot of fur. He also needs regular training to stimulate his intelligence and respond to commands.

All in all, a Boston Lab is a great family dog that brings a lot of joy to his owner. His friendly, patient and playful disposition makes him an ideal companion and a great addition to any family. He is neither difficult nor demanding, which contributes to the fact that he is an easy dog breed to keep and does not require any special care.

Boston Lab diseases

These mixed breeds are popular hybrid dogs. They are best known for their happy and loving nature, as well as their even temperament. But as with any type of dog, it is important to be aware of the dog's potential health problems.

One of the most common health problems in the Boston Lab is respiratory disease. These conditions can be caused by susceptibility to allergies, asthma or other respiratory problems. If your Boltador has this problem, you should take him to his veterinarian regularly to monitor and treat his symptoms.

Another common condition is joint dysplasia. This occurs in the form of abnormal development of the knee joint. This can cause the dog to limp on one side and alter its gait pattern. It may also be accompanied by pain and stiffness. In severe cases, this condition can be treated with surgery.

In addition, they are prone to eye diseases such as cataracts and progressive retinal atrophy. Cataracts can lead to complete blindness by worsening vision, while PRA can lead to complete blindness. There are several treatments available, but unfortunately they cannot restore vision.

Finally, Boston Labs can also be affected by atopy, an allergic reaction to skin flakes. If this problem is not found and treated in time, it can lead to serious skin and coat problems, as well as itching.

Since they are prone to various health problems, it is important that you have your puppy routinely examined on a regular basis. You should also make sure that he gets a healthy diet and gets enough exercise.

A Boston Terrier-Labrador mix has a medium-sized, athletic appearance as well as a compact, muscular build. The head is medium sized, with a flat muzzle, short back and level forehead. The ears are short and drooping and the eyes are round and dark brown. The body is proportionally built and the legs are strong, balanced and short. The shoulder height is about 37-45 cm and the weight is about 12-20 kg. The coat is relatively short and smooth, mostly brown or black or mixed black and white, with white undercoat.

What does this mixed breed look like?

This mixed breed usually has a black, brown or white coat. The colors depend on the genes they received from each breed. Their coat is usually short and smooth, so it is relatively easy to maintain. They also have a compact body that is covered with a protective coat. This protective coat is usually thick, soft and dense. However, he will not be too long, because the fur must be cut when washing and brushing.

Fur length short
Fur flat coated
Ear shape Standing Ears - Triangle
Tail stubby - lang
Anatomy muscular, rugged, massive
Size ♀ 38 - 60 cm
Weight ♀ 7 - 32 kg
Size ♂ 38 - 63 cm
Weight ♂ 8 - 32 kg
Suitable For Children, Beginner, Blind people, Children, Seniors
  • Shortness of breath

    Difficult breathing can be recognized by the dog's rattling and sometimes accelerated breathing rate.

  • Patellar problems

    Problems with the Patellar can be a displacement or weak kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs, also because of overweight.

  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • Spinal disorders

    However, as the dog ages, this elasticity can be lost and completely inhibited by diseases such as spondylosis.

  • 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.

  • Overweight

    Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!

  • Joint damage

    In some breeds, joint damage can occur later in life, affecting the musculoskeletal system.

  • A Boston Lab is usually 37-45 cm high and the weight is about 12-20 kg.

  • The coat of a Boston Lab is mostly smooth, but sometimes slightly wavy. The colors can vary, but most blends are black or brown with white markings.

  • A Boston Lab can live between 10 and 14 years.

  • They are intelligent, energetic and friendly dogs. They are also very loyal and affectionate.

  • These mixed breeds must be regularly vaccinated, dewormed and de-fleaed. They should also be presented to the veterinarian for regular checkups. Regular eye exams and dental care are also important to keep healthy.

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