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15 Pawfect Facts About The Labernese Dog Kids Will Love

Labernese facts tell us about their parent breeds as well

Do you like dogs? Who doesn't like puppies? Here we have brought a mix of two of the most popular dog breeds, the Labrador Retriever and Bernese Mountain dogs. Labernese are not purebred dogs. The Bernese Mountain dog-Labrador mix, Labernese breed is a designer dog breed that was first bred with the intention of helping and guiding blind and disabled people. They are loyal, loving, and intelligent dogs that are easy to train. The parent breeds of the Labernese dog are two of the most friendly, calm, and non-aggressive breeds, and like its parents, the Labernese dogs are also one of the most non-aggressive dogs as well. Labernese health is just as good as that of other mixed breeds, but still, it is important to keep an eye out for any diseases they may suffer from throughout their life. They come in either solid colors or as a combination of two or three colors, which are black, white, chocolate, and yellow.

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Labernese Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a Labernese?

The Labernese is a kind of domestic dog.

What class of animal does a Labernese belong to?

Labernese dogs belong to the class Mammalia of animals.

How many Labernese dogs are there in the world?

Labernese dogs are domestic dogs that mainly live in houses with their owners and with other pets. Hence, their breeding mainly occurs in large numbers in the houses of breeders. This designer dog breed was born only three decades ago, and they have since gained much popularity. Even with their popularity, they are still a new breed, and keeping track of their number in terms of the total population of Labernese dogs is pretty difficult and an exact figure not known.

Where does a Labernese live?

The Labernese breed is relatively new at the moment and much information about the breed is still being discovered. The breed is a Bernese Mountain dog-Lab mix breed and this Bernese Mountain dog-Lab mix breed was first bred in Canada in the '90s. Labrador Retrievers also first originated in Canada and the Bernese Mountain dog was first bred in the Swiss Alps. We can certainly assume that the Labernese is at least popular in Canada now and the breed is slowly gaining more popularity by each day. They have spread to the United States too, and from there they now live all over the world with their owners, except in Antarctica.

What is a Labernese's habitat?

The Labernese dog is a Bernese Mountain dog-Lab mix breed. Labrador Retrievers were first bred in the 1800s with the intention that they would help their owners hunt and retrieve fish. They have since gained popularity, spread over the world, and have become renowned as guide dogs now. Right from the beginning, they have served as companions to humans, helping their owners in every way possible. Today, Labrador Retrievers are one of the most favorite dogs around the world. The Bernese Mountain dog is another breed of dog whose origin dates back to the 1800s as well. They were bred keeping in mind that they would help steer and guard cattle for farmers. They were so good at their job, that they gained popularity and slowly their numbers went up and now they have spread around the world, not only as helpers of farmers but as companions of all. By looking at the origin of both parent breeds it can be understood that both parent breeds of the Labernese dog have been living with humans for years, helping them with their daily duties. Their offspring, the Labernese was first bred in the '90s as a much-loved pet and also an assistance breed, to help out blind and disabled people with daily tasks. The breed has always lived in households with its owners, making the best companions, just like its parent breeds. These dogs prefer colder climates over hot climates due to their heavy coat.

Who do Labernese dogs live with?

Labrador Retrievers have been living with their owners around the world since they first originated. Bernese Mountain dogs are also known to live with their owners. Their offspring, the Labernese are a relatively new breed, but they were also bred to live with humans (particularly with blind and disabled people worldwide). Labernese dogs live with their human families in their households. They can get along very easily with other pets of the house, a trait which they have inherited from their parents (Labrador Retrievers and Bernese Mountain dogs) so a lot of them are found living with other pets in the same households.

How long does a Labernese live?

The life expectancy of a Labernese dog is about eight to 12 years. Two main reasons that can threaten the life of any domestic dog are diseases and injuries. Dogs get most injuries when they are playing or exercising but they can get injuries from accidents too. That's why keeping an eye on them so they don't get any serious injuries is very important. Any mixed breed is generally healthier than purebred dogs and the Labernese is also a healthy breed. However the breeding of this particular dog breed has not been perfected yet, so they still might inherit a few diseases that are associated with their parent breeds, Labrador Retrievers and Bernese Mountain dogs. Some diseases that are associated with the Labrador Retriever are hip and elbow dysplasia, eye-related diseases, such as progressive retinal atrophy, Von Willebrand's disease, or centronuclear myopathy. Some diseases that are associated with the Bernese Mountain dog are elbow and hip dysplasia, cancer, ear infections, hypothyroidism, and bloat. So, check your Labernese for these diseases often and make sure to take them to the vet regularly.

How do they reproduce?

As this Labrador-Bernese Mountain dog mix is a relatively new breed, the breeding of these dogs mainly occurs at a breeder's home. If you are thinking of breeding these dogs in your own home, then you should do it under the supervision of a vet or an expert breeder. Even then, there are a few things you should check before you match two parents, a male and a female, for breeding. Both of them should be checked beforehand for any diseases that they might pass onto the Labernese puppies. Both the Labrador Retriever and the Bernese Mountain dog have a few health issues associated with their respective breeds and if the male and the female are not checked and cleared beforehand for these diseases, the chances are that the Labernese puppy might inherit these diseases too. The other thing that should be checked is the temperament of the male and the female. The Labrador Retriever has a happy, lively, loyal, loving, and eager to please personality and the Bernese Mountain dog has an intelligent, affectionate, loyal, and alert personality. If the male or female carries any negative behavior traits other than these then there's a chance that the Labernese puppies will inherit these negative traits too. Breeding of any mixed-breed puppies should always aim for the betterment of the particular breed, and for that reason, checking these things before you take them for breeding is necessary.

If the male and female are clear in the above-mentioned tests, then there are a few more things that breeders should go through. Both the male and the female should be at least two years old for them to be ready for breeding. The female should at least have had three to four heat cycles before she can breed. Breeding these dogs too many times in a row, as well as too many times in their lifetime, also affects their health. The gestation period for these dogs is about 60-64 days, and after the gestation period, the female gives birth to between six and 10 puppies.

What is their conservation status?

The conversation status of the Labernese breed is Not Evaluated under the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List. The breed is gaining popularity and as the age of the breed is only about three decades, it can be said that their population is still increasing every day. The breed is also not facing any great threat at this point in time. Hence, we can assume that the population of Labernese dogs is not threatened in any way currently.

Labernese Fun Facts

What do Labernese dogs look like?

Labernese dogs are large to giant-sized dogs. The appearance of these dogs depends entirely on their parent breeds. A puppy might look more like the Labrador Retriever, or it might look more like the Bernese Mountain dog. These dogs do have a few general characteristics that can be attributed to all Labernese puppies in their appearance, though. Labernese dogs have a well-built body with strong legs. They have straight muzzles with long droopy ears that hang around the side of their face. They have almond or oval-shaped eyes, the color of which is mainly brown. They have a double coat that can be shaggy, dense, wavy, or soft. Their coat can be bi or tri-colored or solid. Their coat colors are usually black, white, yellow, or chocolate. Their coat length is medium.

Labernese dogs are gentle giants.

*Please note that this image is not a picture of Labernese, but a picture of one of the parent breeds, a Labrador Retriever. If you have an image of a Labernese please let us know at [email protected]

How cute are they?

Labernese dogs can seem extremely cute owing to their shabby looks along with their floppy ears and straight muzzle. These dogs also make great family pets, can be good guide dogs, and are active, loyal, and loving. These positive traits only add to their cuteness. They only make the dogs more adorable!

How do they communicate?

Dogs have two ways of communicating with their owners and with others. One of them is through body language and the other is vocally. All dogs express themselves through body language, and the owners of any dog should know these physical traits to understand their pets better. If your dog is lying on its back and wagging its tail while trying to get your attention, it usually means that your dog is being submissive or that they are happy. If your dog is standing straight, with its ears erect, maybe tilting a little toward the front, it usually means that your dog is alert or wary of something. If your dog is crouching with its forelegs bowed down, with its bottom-up, and wagging its tail with an excited expression on its face, it means that your dog wants to play with you. These are just a few examples of the many body postures through which dogs can express themselves, and we can understand them without too much difficulty.

Other than this, dogs also express themselves by vocal means. In terms of vocal expressions, dog owners need to get used to their dog's barks to recognize what a certain bark means so that they can understand their pet better. Labernese dogs don't have the habit of barking too much without any reason, but if they are barking, then their owners need to understand what these barks mean. These Bernese Mountain dog-Lab mix breed dogs are friendly dogs who can be friendly even with strangers, so they might bark excitedly when they see someone at the door. They can bark if they are feeling bored due to not having done enough exercise or had enough playtime. They can also bark when they are trying to alert you about a danger.

How big is a Labernese?

The Labernese is a large to giant-sized dog breed. The size of these dogs depends quite a lot on their parent breeds. So, the size of these Bernese Lab mix dogs can vary a lot. Generally, the height of the Labernese is about 24-28 in (61-71.1 cm) when these dogs are standing. When compared to the Miniature Poodle, a Labernese is nearly two times bigger! The average height of a Miniature Poodle is just 11-15 in (27.9-38.1 cm) when they are standing.

How fast can a Labernese run?

The exact speed at which Labernese dogs run is not known, but we can certainly take a guess from their parent breeds. Labrador Retrievers can be good running companions, as they can run quite some distance. They can also run at a speed of 20-30 mph (32.2-48.3 kph). Bernese Mountain dogs can also be good running partners. They can run at a speed of 22 mph (35.4 kph). Hence, we can assume that a Labernese would be able to run at a speed of 20-30 mph (32.2-48.3 kph) and that these Bernese Lab mix dogs also would be very good running partners, just like their parent breeds.

How much does a Labernese weigh?

A Labernese is a large to a giant-sized dog and they can weigh up to 65-110 lb (29.5-49.9 kg). Owners should check the weight of their dog very often. If the weight of your Labernese is lower than this range, it might mean that they are underweight, and if it is more than the range, then it might mean that they are overweight or obese. Both cases can cause health concerns so owners should seek advice from a vet if required.

What are their male and female names of the species?

Males of the species are called dogs and females of the species are called bitches.

What would you call a baby Labernese?

A baby of a dog is called a pup or a puppy, so the baby of a Labernese would be called a Labernese puppy.

What do they eat?

The amount of food and the number of times the food should be given to all dogs depends on three different things: the age of the particular dog, its size, and its energy level. The amount and the frequency at which food should be given changes when dogs enter into adulthood from puppyhood and also when dogs enter into their senior years from adulthood. When Labernese dogs are puppies, they should be given food three to four times a day in small amounts. When puppies enter adulthood or the senior stage, then their food habits should change and they should be given food twice a day spread throughout at a 12-hour gap. The amount of food they eat also changes during these times. This Bernese Mountain dog-Lab mix breed are large to giant-sized dogs that have a high energy level, which means they require a high level of activities and the food they need to be given should be in accordance with that.

Whether you are giving your dog commercial food or tailor-made food, it should be well balanced in terms of nutrients. It should have a perfect balance of carbohydrates, vitamins, protein, and good fats. When you are giving them commercial food, always give them high-quality commercial dog food if you can. This can help the dog stay healthy and keep him or her growing at a good rate. You can give them treats during training, but always keep a check on the number of treats your dog gets because they might become overweight otherwise, and whenever in doubt, always check with their vet.

Are they slobbery?

Labernese dogs have a medium drooling habit. They don't drool always, but just occasionally. These dogs can drool when the weather is very hot outside, when they are around food, or when they are being affectionate towards someone. The dogs also have a medium shedding habit. They shed their coat occasionally, so you don't need to worry about your house being full of hair all the time. However, this breed can get dirty easily, and these dogs are not a good option for people who have allergies.

Labernese dogs also get separation anxiety. Separation anxiety among dogs occurs when they can't stay away from their owners or when they are left alone for too long. It's advisable that Labernese dogs are not left alone for a long time and that there should be someone (human or animal) with them for most of the day.

Would they make a good pet?

These dogs make great pets. They are loyal, affectionate, alert, eager to please, and easy to train. They are an intelligent breed like their parent breeds, so they are easy to train. They are naturally good with children too. These dogs can either have an outgoing, lively personality from their Labrador Retriever parent, or they can have a more calm and reserved personality from their Bernese Mountain dog parent, but they are a delight in any personality. They are also bred to help blind and disabled people, which means that they are great guide dogs as well. This breed of dog sheds quite a lot, so daily brushing of their coat is necessary. Bathing them should also be done according to how dirty they are getting. Overall, they can make the perfect companions to all kinds of people and can be great pets.

Kidadl Advisory: All pets should only be bought from a reputable source. It is recommended that as a potential pet owner you carry out your own research prior to deciding on your pet of choice. Being a pet owner is very rewarding but it also involves commitment, time and money. Ensure that your pet choice complies with the legislation in your state and/or country. You must never take animals from the wild or disturb their habitat. Please check that the pet you are considering buying is not an endangered species, or listed on the CITES list, and has not been taken from the wild for the pet trade.

Did you know...

The Bernese Mountain dog-Lab mix may be a breed of designer dogs, but some people sadly still abandon them, so if you do decide to get a dog from this breed, you can visit your local dog shelters first to see if there are any dogs here who would benefit a lot from your help. If you decide to buy one from breeders instead, then go to a reputable breeder and learn about the history of the parents before you buy a Labernese puppy. Labernese puppies cost about $800-$1200 USD.

Characteristics and health issues

This Bernese Mountain dog-Lab mix breed is a delight to have as a pet. The dogs are loyal and loving towards their owners. They are eager to please and intelligent, which helps with training them easily and they learn quickly too. The Labrador Retriever has a chirpy, bouncy, outgoing personality, which the Labernese can inherit, or it can also inherit a calm, composed, and slightly reserved personality from its Bernese Mountain dog parent. These dogs are excellent guide dogs. They have been guiding blind and disabled people since they were first bred.

Any mixed breed is usually healthier than purebred dog breeds, and so is the Labernese, but they are still young in terms of the age of the breed. The breeding process of the breed is still being perfected, so today's Labernese can face a few health problems that they have inherited from their parents. The health issues that you should look out for and check regularly for at the vets are hip and elbow dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, centronuclear myopathy, Von Willebrand's disease, cancer, hypothyroidism, ear infections, and bloat. Other than these keep checking the weight of your dog so that they are not underweight or overweight because both can cause additional health concerns.

What are Laberneses good at?

Laberneses are good family dogs and they are among the best at being guide dogs. The Mira Foundation in Canada first started breeding these dogs in the '90s to help blind and disabled people, and these dogs have been among the best breeds in this role.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly animal facts for everyone to discover! Learn more about some other mammals from our Cockapoo facts and Dorgi facts pages.

You can even occupy yourself at home by coloring in one of our free printable Labernese coloring pages.

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