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Old 07-13-2012, 09:21 PM
 
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they are what I considered as full size dogs. I prefere medium size dogs. So, which lab-mix would be a great dog that would reduce its size, but not alter its look too much.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara CA
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My friend has been puppy raiser for Guide dogs for the blind for many years and has raised alot of labs some of them have been on the smaller side and Guide dogs likes the smaller ones as they are easier for smaller females end elderly people to handle. So not all labs are large dogs check with a local lab rescue or look on pet finder as you might be able to find a smaller one. There was one at the dog park today that I thought was a puppy as she is only as big Chaos and Chaos is about 40lbs but it turns out the lab is 6 yrs old so once again she is just a smaller one.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:36 PM
 
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they are what I considered as full size dogs. I prefere medium size dogs. So, which lab-mix would be a great dog that would reduce its size, but not alter its look too much.
Our chocolate lab (female S) is not a very big dog at all.

I am sure you can locate smaller labs.

Get an adult....then you will know how large of a dog it will be.
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Old 07-14-2012, 02:30 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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When I was looking for Diablo my Lab... I was offered an Undersized Female. She was like 18" at the shoulders. Check into Lab Rescue....
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL
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Get a lab mix at a shelter that is an adult. I had a golden retriever/beagle mix. He weighed 35 pounds and was the most wonderful dog ever. He had the best of both breeds. He was a rescue dog. I adoted him when he was 18 months. He died of cancer at age 13. I have since adopted a pure bread beagle from a shelter.

Use www.Petfinder.com

Good luck.
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Beautiful TN!
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I had a lab/golden retriever mix who lived to be 15, she was 45 lbs all of her adult life. Wonderful dog with the personality of both breeds. I would definately look for that type of mix again.
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Artie has the face of a Lab, but because he's mixed with Corgi and Beagle, he has short legs and is just 35 pounds. Everyone thinks that he's a Lab puppy, even though he's almost 9 years old.

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Old 07-14-2012, 09:29 AM
 
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Artie is just plain adorable
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Artie is just plain adorable
Thanks, Cassy. Although when he digs his "cool holes," he becomes less adorable...

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Old 07-14-2012, 10:40 AM
 
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I think I am looking for something like this, but slightly bigger would be okay too.



You know, a dog that has "normal" dog look without all the weirdness.
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