A Labrahuahua is a Labrador Chihuahua mixed dog and is one of the most unique pairings in the designer doggie community.
One of the biggest challenges when it comes to this pairing is the size difference. For safe pregnancy and whelping, female Labrador retrievers are artificially inseminated using samples from male chihuahuas.
Given how completely different Chihuahuas and Labradors look, it is very difficult to predict what the resulting mixed dog will end up looking like. For some perspective, here are some of the potential aesthetics you may find with your Labrahuahua pooch.
The size of a Lab Chihuahua mix puppy varies based on a number of factors including the parent’s sizes.
Generally speaking, smaller Labradors and Chihuahuas produce small Labrahuahuas that may be 25 lbs or less and about 10 to 15 inches in height. If larger parents are used, the dog may be closer to about 50 lbs and 20 inches.
The coat characteristics that the Labrahuahua inherits are also usually unpredictable because of how different the two parents are. If the mixed pooch takes after the Labrador parent, they will have a short, dense coat either in black, yellow, or chocolate.
On the other hand, if Labrahuahuas take after the Chihuahua parent, the coat may either be long or short and smooth with a number of colors and patterns including black, tan, red, and even bicolor combinations.
Skull And Facial Features
The Lab Chihuahua more often than not takes after the Labrador’s facial features. In these cases they will have a wedge shaped skull with a wide forehead and cheeks and a narrow and long snout. The ears may also be long and droopy.
In those fewer cases where they take after the Chihuahua, they may either have the apple or deer skull shape and short, perky ears.