Last Updated on December 10, 2022 by Becky Roberts
Quick Summary: Both the Mastiff and the Labrador Retriever are loved for their gentleness with children and can work well as family pets. Mastadors (Mastiff and Labrador mixes) can seem intimidating due to their large size, but they are best known for being sweet and friendly. Although your Mastador will inherit its color from both parent breeds, it can take on the Labrador’s wider range of colors. The Mastiff-Lab mix may not have the same genetic health problems as a purebred because they are a mixed breed. If kept healthy and happy, they can live up to 15 years old. As with all hybrid dogs, the personality and temperament of your Mastador will differ from that of the next Mastiff-Lab mix. However, you can be sure that your Mastador is friendly and outgoing. This mix combines the characteristics of its parent breeds and will be loyal, protective, and loving.
Mixed breeding always adds excitement to the world of pet ownership. Although you may have all the information you need about the breeds, it’s impossible to predict what your pups will look like (and be like).
Mastadors are Mastiff and Labrador Retriever mixes. This mix created these lovable, fluffy dogs. Other Mastiff combinations exist, such as the American Mastiff which was created after the Anatolian Shepherd was bred into this line many years back.
If you are okay with all the considerations that go with owning a mixed breed, then it is time to start puppy parenthood. It is possible to care for your pet better if you know more about the purebreds in this mix. Let’s look at the mixed breed and its parents.
As we have mentioned, Mastadors are a crossbreed between the Mastiff and Labrador Retriever. Both the Mastiff and the Lab are loved for their gentleness with children and can be used as family pets. This adorable mix is a great choice for a family pet/companion. They have big eyes and big ears. They are friendly and easygoing, making them ideal outdoor companions.
Mastadors can seem intimidating due to their large size, but they are known for being sweet. A good family will keep this mixed breed happy. They are adaptable and love to have fun.
We will learn more about the Mastiff Lab Mix, but it is best to begin with the purebred parents to get an idea of the traits that the pup may adopt.
The Mastiff breed is a long-standing tradition. Many experts believe they were brought from England via Asia to America. It is believed that the name came from Mastin in France, which means watchdog.
These large dogs were used to protect livestock and homes from thieves and wildlife. They were loyal and trustworthy, making them great companions.
Mastiffs are certainly on the larger size. At the bare minimum, a Mastiff will usually come in at about 30 inches tall at the shoulder. Their weight can be anywhere from 130 to 220 pounds. They were a great choice for anyone who needed protection because of their size and strength.
This breed has a straight, short outer coat and a dense, even shorter undercoat. They come in a variety of colors, including fawn, apricot, and brindle. Some variations may include dark stripes. Their distinctive features include a dark brown nose and ears, as well as eye rims.
Most mastiffs are short-haired, but they do have long hair. Mastiffs shed easily and need to be brushed and groomed.
Mastiffs are known for their bravery, loyalty, and protection. They are friendly with strangers and will be open to any offer of friendship. However, they can sense dangers and threats and can communicate with them. They will defend their master if they feel that something is wrong.
The Mastiff is known to be able to stop any kind of conflict, even between spouses or siblings. This breed is not a fan of conflict. Bullmastiffs, when compared to English mastiffs, can be a little bit more assertive and flat-out territorial.
Although Mastiffs are protective, they can be shy, fearful, or aggressive if not loved and trained properly. Good families, exercise, and socialization make Mastiffs wonderful family pets. They are loyal and playful and can be protective.
The Labrador Retriever
The Labrador Retriever is America’s most popular dog breed, and for good reason. Appropriate to its name, the Labrador was originally – and still is – used for hunting. They are very smart dogs who take commands well, working with their masters to flush and retrieve birds.
Although they can be useful, this breed is known for their loving and loyal temperament. This breed is friendly and easy to train. Labs are loved by families for their companionship.
Labradors can be social butterflies. They will love your family, your friends, and you. But they also get along well with other dogs. They are very active and love to play. They are naturally athletic and love to run, fetch, swim, and play any other sport you can think of.
Labrador Retrievers are typically 21 to 25 inches tall. They generally weigh between 55 and 80 pounds, depending on their health and sex. Their thick, hard coats come in many colors, including yellow, black, and chocolate. They may be easily recognized by their thick, long, and wagging tails.
As with all mixed dogs, the personality and temperament of your Mastiff Lab will be different from that of the next Mastiff Lab. Crossbreeds are simply prone to this.
However, you can be sure that your Mastador is friendly and outgoing. This mix is a combination of the characteristics of its parents’ breeds and will be loyal, protective, and loving. They are great family dogs and can be very friendly with children.
When you combine the loyalty and protective nature of a Mastiff with the loyalty of Labradors, you get a great guard dog. Although it isn’t known to be aggressive towards other animals or people, it can sense dangers and will often jump in between conflicts in favor of their master, their family, and their territory.
Mastiff Lab mixes thrive when they are well-socialized and active. This breed is not recommended for families who are away for extended periods of time. If left alone or bored too often, your Mastador can become destructive and show signs of anxiety.
Size and Appearance
When dealing with mixed breeds, it is always beneficial to learn about the parents. After we have covered the basics of purebreds, we can now look into the Mastiff Lab mix.
A Mastiff Lab might look more like one half of the Mastiff or the other half. It can also vary in size. Mastiff Labs can grow to be anywhere from 50 to 130 pounds. This breed is unpredictable in terms of their adult size, so it’s important to be comfortable with that.
It’s a good idea to check the size of both their parents to get an idea of how large your mixed pup will be in adulthood. You can be sure that your dog will be large, as both breeds are larger than the average.
The Labrador half will determine their color. Although your Mastiff Lab Lab will inherit its color from both parents, it can be influenced by the Lab’s wider range of colors.
Your pup could have the darkened face of a Mastiff, or be completely black like a Lab.
A Mastador’s Lab half can cause some shedding. However, they have short hair and oily skin which make it easier for them to clean themselves. You will find it easier to groom your Mastiff Lab because they are able to care for their own hair.
Mastadors love to swim in the water and will need some care. You can limit their baths to once per month due to their self-cleaning, but they require more attention to their ears. You should check and clean your Mastador’s ears regularly to avoid infection.
It is also a good idea to brush the coat of this breed once a week. This will allow them to spread their natural oils and remove any loose hairs, which will promote hair growth. Because they are very active, you should clean their paws frequently.
Mastiffs need only a little exercise to be happy. Labradors, however, are extremely active and athletic. You will be able to maintain a healthy balance of moderate and high energy levels.
Mastiff Labs believes that training and play are essential. You must make sure your dog is happy and well-behaved.
You should take your Mastador on daily walks or let them roam around in an open area like a park or large yard. They will also love to go for long runs, play games, and train with you.
While lack of proper exercise may not increase the levels of aggression in your Mastador, as his docile Mastiff side will take over, it can negatively affect their overall health and fitness.
Mastiff Lab mix dogs are intelligent and should be easy to train. Mastadors are quick to learn commands and tricks.
While your Mastiff Lab requires a strong master or “pack leader,” they will be happy with multiple trainers unlike other breeds that will only listen to their master. This is great for families, as everyone can take part in training and watching their pup.
Nutrition and Basic Diet
Mastadors are active dogs and require plenty of food, although they are not as active as labradors. Because of their size, they will need a dog food that’s made specifically for large breeds. They burn lots of calories while running all day and will eat more than smaller dogs.
A Mastiff Lab prefers high-quality dry dog foods. They can eat up to three cups of dry dog food per day. Labradors, on the other hand, can eat anything and are notorious for it. Your Mastador may be able to do the same. You need to ensure they eat enough to keep them healthy. However, it is equally important to ensure they don’t eat too much.
Health Issues and Diseases
The Mastiff Lab may not have the same genetic health problems as a purebred because they are a mixed breed. However, they can still get sick. Mastadors can develop hip dysplasia and heart problems later in life.
Regular cleaning is essential for dogs with large ears and floppy ears. They are more susceptible to ear infections and other unpleasant odors.
Labradors are more likely to become obese due to their insatiable appetites and need to eat everything they see. It’s crucial to ensure that Mastadors are getting enough nutrients and not eating too much, as we discussed with their appetite.
You can never have enough information about your Mastador mixed-breed. We know you have many questions, even though we have shared a lot of information. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions on this breed.
Q: How long do Mastiff Labs live?
A: Mastadors usually live anywhere from 10 to 15 years. This assumes that the Mastador is healthy and happy.
Q: Are Mastadors good hunting dogs?
A: Yes! Although the Mastiff was initially used more as a guard dog, it is now a great hunting dog. These breeds are both highly trained and loyal, and hunters can train them to accompany them on hunts for games.
Q: How much do Mastiff Labs cost?
A: Mastadors, a mixed breed that is relatively new and considered a designer dog can be quite expensive. Breeders can charge as much as $2,000 for this pup. This is due to the popularity and high quality of Labrador Retrievers, making their inclusion in the mix highly desirable.
The idea of a large, unpredictable dog can seem daunting to pet owners. But once you learn more about the breed, it will become much easier. Although the Mastador can be large and powerful, it is loyal, loving, friendly, and independent.
A great family dog, this large beast is devoted to his family and has a soft heart.
The Mastiff Labrador Mix is a wonderful companion. It requires a bit of exercise, consistency in training, and lots of love.