Labany:Epagneul Breton and Labrador Retriever Mix

Hybrid Breed

Epagneul Breton + Labrador Retriever


The Labany - a hybrid breed

The Labany is a hybrid breed known to be particularly versatile and hardy. The Labrador Retriever is known to be very intelligent, obedient, energetic and easy to train, while the Epagneul Breton is known to be generous, loyal and very affectionate. These two breeds make a strong, active combination that is perfect for families. They have incredible looks with a shiny, soft coat and a nice, smiling face. They are very social and love to interact with other dogs. This hybrid breed has a lot of energy and needs lots of exercise. They are very good at learning new skills and love to do new things. This means they make a great companion for play and training. If you train the two breeds properly, you can get a loyal and alert dog that will do its best to make you happy.

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

Possible character traits of the Labany

The mixed breed is a popular breed known for its friendly, outgoing and loyal nature. This mix is a good family dog that is even more than that. It is friendly and caring, but also adaptable and intelligent.

He has many of the same characteristics as both parent breeds. He has the tolerant and happy character of the Labrador and the lively and agile qualities of the Epagneul Breton. This combination means that he is a versatile companion who gets along well with children and other dogs.

The Labany is very affectionate and will bond closely with his owner. He loves to be with his owner and therefore will not like to be left alone. He also has a strong attitude towards strangers, which means he tends to be cautious before allowing access to familiar people.

The Labrador Retriever and Epagneul Breton mix is one of the most obedient dogs. He is very well behaved and learns very quickly. He likes to please and is therefore very easy to train. However, he needs a consistent approach to training in order to progress.

This mix will need lots of exercise to stay happy and healthy. With his strong energy, he should have extensive daily walks, long runs, and regular playtime. He may also enjoy the challenges of an agility class or free exercise.

He makes a wonderful family dog. He is a warm, affectionate and playful companion and fits well with an active lifestyle.

Typical diseases of the Labany

These mixed breeds are known to have very good health and an even temperament. However, they are also prone to some diseases. It is important for owners to be aware of these diseases and be able to recognize possible signs in order to react properly at an early stage.

The Labany is often prone to hereditary diseases such as elbow dysplasia, hip dysplasia and ataxia. These diseases can cause severe joint and mobility problems. They can also cause pain and disability. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary.

Allergies are another common disease. They manifest themselves in the form of itching, redness, swelling and skin changes. To diagnose an allergy, tests must be performed to determine the trigger.

Another common condition is epilepsy. If your dog is having epileptic seizures, you should consult a veterinarian immediately. In many cases, epilepsy can be treated with medication.

Labrador Retriever Epagneul Breton mixes may also suffer from heart disease. If your dog is experiencing shortness of breath or fatigue, he should be examined by a veterinarian to make a diagnosis. Some heart conditions require lifelong treatment.

Finally, Labanys can also suffer from eye problems. Possible eye conditions include glaucoma, cataracts and blindness.

It is important for owners to be aware of these typical diseases. Regular examinations by a veterinarian can help detect problems as early as possible and treat them appropriately.

The mongrel is usually a medium-sized, athletic dog with a strong, muscular constitution. This breed has a close lying, smooth coat that can appear in all possible color variations of black, brown and white. The limbs are strong and slightly stocky, and the head is broad with medium sized ears and eyes. The tail is straight, and the length is usually medium.

The average body measurements of the Labany are as follows:

  • Weight: 25-35 kg
  • Height: 51-56 cm
  • Chest depth: 35-44 cm

What does this mixed breed look like?

A Labany is known for its soft, thick coat. It has the color of a golden retriever, but the coat has waves instead of curls. The dog's head has a lighter shade than the rest of the coat, with lighter tones on the cheeks, ears and nostrils. A typical characteristic is that the tail is usually darker than the dog's torso and legs. Its coat is usually lighter at the base, lighter in the belly and legs, and darker on the head, neck, and back. Sometimes it has a light brown or silver nose.

Fur length medium - short
Fur wavy - flat coated
Ear shape Floppy Ear - Triangle
Tail short - lang
Anatomy strong, sporty, rugged, massive
Size ♀ 45 - 60 cm
Weight ♀ 13 - 32 kg
Size ♂ 47 - 63 cm
Weight ♂ 14 - 32 kg
Suitable For -
  • 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.

  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • 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.

  • The average Labrador Retriever and Epagneul Breton mongrel is generally 53 - 61 cm tall and weighs between 18 - 36 kg.

  • These mixed breeds usually have a lush, soft and wavy coat that can be either black, silver-gray, golden-brown or cream.

  • Labanys are considered friendly and lovable, intelligent, lively, energetic and alert dog. They are usually very affectionate, playful and attentive.

  • Labanys can be prone to a number of health problems, including hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, eye disease and allergic reactions.

  • Yes, these mixed breeds are excellent companion dogs and can be trained very easily. They love to learn new tricks and love to please their owners.

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