Please Help - Size of a German Shepherd/Labrador Mix?

I'm looking for a medium sized dog of about 50-60 lbs and I wondered if anyone knew how big a german shepherd/labrador mix gets. I found a puppy at a shelter near by and I would love to rescue it, but I don't have a big enough house for a really large dog. Also, what's the usual temperament for these dogs? Thanks for the help!

A German Shepard/Labrador Retriever is a very sweet dog, but they end up absolutely enormous! Personally, I have a German Shepard/Standard Poodle (Shepadoodle), and she is very sweet and gentle. The only problem is, she's 13 months old and weighs well over 50 lbs. Size really doesn't make a difference in the personality of your dog (unless you live in a small apartment- then I would recommend a smaller dog).

Good luck finding your perfect pooch

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7 Responses to “Please Help - Size of a German Shepherd/Labrador Mix?”

  1. MJane says:

    This is personally one of my favorite mixes. Depending on the parents, you could get anywhere from 50 to 80 lbs. This will be a very smart dog, but one that will need a lot of excercise both physical and mental. As long as you can provide that, I would say go for it!
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  2. Chuckles <3 BORED TO THE BONE says:

    Well..I have one of those kind Mutts! I know all mutts are different but i guess I can tell you about mine…

    Lets see…He's about 95 pounds,Very nice,Smart,Not agressive (after he got neutered) and When he was a pupy…3 words…CHEW CHEW CHEW…but he's laid back…when he was nine we got him a friend and that cheered him up (we had also moved) and now he's 10!
    There ya Go! I'm not saying your dog will be like that cause all mutts are different… But hopefully you adopt this pup!
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  3. dezzy7281 says:

    Both of those breeds are great, but they both tend to get pretty big. Also if it's from a shelter it may have other breeds in it, so you're looking at a dog that can be anywhere from 50-100 lbs.
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  4. business mind says:

    usually about 50-70. i know thats a big range, but there are three sizes of labs, so the size of the mix will depend on the size of the labrador parent.
    if you find the size of the parents, then you can estimate the size of the puppy.

    sorry i don't have more information for you. it's just that every dog varies
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  5. Crysania says:

    Unless you end up with a dog significantly underneath the breed standards for both, I doubt you're looking at a dog who will only weigh 50-60 lbs. GSDs can be anywhere from 75 to 85 lbs. Labs can be anywhere from 55 to 75 lbs. Both are fairly large dogs.

    I'd say that the dog would be better off with someone else — you don't want to risk getting a dog that gets too big and then you have to give him up. It's heartbreaking for both you AND the dog.

    I have a lab/border collie mix who is 50 lbs…maybe that might be a better mix (if you find one in your local shelter).

    Or better yet, adopt an adult dog (2-3 years old or so) and then you KNOW what you're getting in regards to size. We just adopted our dog and she's in that age range. We know exactly how big she'll be.
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  6. funkyshabang says:

    A German Shepard/Labrador Retriever is a very sweet dog, but they end up absolutely enormous! Personally, I have a German Shepard/Standard Poodle (Shepadoodle), and she is very sweet and gentle. The only problem is, she's 13 months old and weighs well over 50 lbs. Size really doesn't make a difference in the personality of your dog (unless you live in a small apartment- then I would recommend a smaller dog).

    Good luck finding your perfect pooch
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  7. LOVE MY ""LABRASHEPS" says:

    I have two Black lab German Shepherd mixed dogs. Duke and Daisy, brother and sister. They are ten months and great dogs. Although they look mostly lab, they do have some red top fur on the female flanks and Duke all black. Webbed lab feet and mostly lab fur just a little different. Each of them has slightly different snouts each looking a little like one breed or another. I love these dogs they have the most loving and friendly personality and they love their boy, but don’t have a problem letting all of us love them. They are eager to please and have endless energy (the good kind) They are about 85 lbs and 75 lbs and he is quite a bit taller then her. Of course all dogs are individuals, and we are certainly not dog trainers or experts just dog lovers, but based on these two…. I’d recommend them to everyone.

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