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Chow Chow / Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

Gracie the Chabrador sitting outside in grass and looking to the right

"Gracie is my "Fuzzy Butt Gorilla Dog." She's got the teddy bear look of the Chow but Lab temperament through and through. She weighs in at 78 lbs., doesn't shed and never gets a doggie odor (a trait from the Chow). When she was young, my family wanted me to give her up because she was extremely strong and obstinate. Walks on a leash were something that you needed insurance coverage for. LOL. I was in love with this renegade and obstinate myself so I sought help from a trainer. Gracie and I began the long road to respect and obedience. My family ended up eating crow because now at the age of 7 she is a very busy TDI Therapy Dog. I cannot convey how very proud I am of her. She works with autistic children, Alzheimer’s patients, psychiatric patients, and is involved in a program in a local library for kids learning to read."

Other Names
  • Chab
  • Chow-Lab
  • Chowder
  • Chowbrador
  • Lab-Chow
  • Labrachow
  • Labra-Chow

The Chabrador is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Chow Chow and the Labrador Retriever. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
Close Up - Gracie the Chabrador standing in a tub behind a green shower curtain

"Though she has a very beautiful long coat, because of the work she does now I keep her trimmed, but she still has a very unique color and look about her. Another reason for keeping her trimmed is she also competes in agility competition. It was an activity that helped burn off some of her excess energy in her younger years and she continues to love the competition. I've had dogs throughout my whole life and at the age of 54 I must say that Gracie is that once in a lifetime dog for me. She gives me love, companionship and a whole new exciting purpose to my life."

Close Up - Gracie the Chabrador is laying on a tiled floor with her head in a food bowl

Gracie the Lab / Chow mix (Chabrador)

Close Up - Gracie the Chabrador as a puppy laying on a carpet

"It isn't hard to understand how my heart was won over. As a puppy Gracie's eyes were a startling blue. Time is going way too fast, for my baby Gorilla puppy is already 7 years old."

Gracie the Chabrador as a puppy laying in grass and looking at the camera holder with a few fallen fall leaves scattered around

Gracie the Lab / Chow mix (Chabrador) as a puppy

Close Up - Sleepy the Chabrador sitting in grass with its mouth open and tongue out hanging to the left while connected to a dog tie out

"This is Sleepy, my black Lab / Chow Chow mix. He is such a baby and loves toys. He is about 1 and 1/2 years old in this picture."

Sleepy the Chabrador laying in a brown recliner with a white teddy bear plush toy next to him appearing to be giving him a hug

Sleepy the black Lab / Chow Chow mix at 1 1/2 years old up on the chair with her toy.

Sleepy the Chabrador laying on a light blue and tan rug and looking down

"This is Sleepy. He is a black Labrador / Chow Chow mix. He is 7 months old in this picture."

Close Up - Merlin the Chabrador laying on a carpet and looking towards the camera holder. 'MERLIN' is overlayed

Merlin the Labrador / Chow Chow mix. Her owner calls her a miniature Newfi ;-) because she looks just like one.

Close Up - Xena the Chabrador laying on a pillow with a towel laid over top of her with her paws stretched out and looking towards the camera holder

Xena at eight weeks old is a Lab / Chow mix. She is quite intelligent and very easily trained. Here she is posing for the camera from her new bed.

Thunder Dogg the black Chabrador standing on a carpet with a basketball in his mouth

This is Thunder Dogg. He is Lab / Chow mix puppy. He likes to "Sik Balls" (hee hee).

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