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Large Mixed Breed

Largemixedbreed

A Unique Dog

Even tempered, unique, active

Large Mixed Breeds are extraordinary pets. While it is interesting to learn about the breeding purpose of Large Mixed Breeds, their genetics actually influence health, outward appearance and behavior. Some behaviors make the Large Mixed Breed and some can be quite irritating! Understanding her unique needs will help you keep her healthy and will create a stronger bond between the two of you. Explore this page to learn more about where she came, which health conditions are a risk to her and how to keep her feeling her best. 


Breed Details

Height:22-27" Weight:51-90 lb Lifespan:8-11 years

Size
4

1=small 5=large

Grooming requirements
3

1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming

Energy level
3

1 = low energy - 5 = high energy

Ease of training
3

1 = difficult - 5 = easy

Affection toward owners
3

1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Friendliness toward strangers
3

1 = shy - 5 = very friendly

Routine Care: Supervise your Large Mixed Breed as you would a toddler. Keep doors closed, pick up after yourself, and block off rooms as necessary. This will keep her out of trouble and away from things she shouldn’t put in her mouth.

Grooming: Her grooming needs will vary based on coat type and length. She may only require a weekly brushing or regular clips and grooming. Ask your veterinarian for the best recommendation.

Dental: Large mixed breed dogs generally have serious problems with their teeth, you will need to brush them at least three times a week!

Ear Care: Clean her ears weekly, even as a puppy. Don’t worry—your veterinarian can show you how!

The Large Mixed Breed dog has a combination of a lot of different traits.  

Positive Traits:

  • Confident, steady, and fearless 

  • Well suited as a family or hunting dog 

  • Obedient and devoted 

  • Large, strong, and athletic 

  • Even temper and gentle disposition

Negative Traits:

  • Easily bored or distracted if not given something to do 

  • Needs regular exercise and diet regulation to avoid weight gain 

  • Prone to separation anxiety and associated chewing and digging behaviors 



Knowing your pal’s genetic make-up is an important step you can take to ensure her future health and happiness. Just because your pet looks like a Golden Retriever doesn’t mean she is a Golden Retriever! And even if she is part Golden Retriever, it doesn’t mean she’ll have the same behavioral tendencies or health problems as one. In fact, she could have inherited some of those traits from her parents or grandparents of entirely different breeds. You may want to know which breeds your dog is so that your veterinarian can tell you what to expect in terms of his behavior and health. By exploring the health concerns specific to your dog you will become a knowledgeable and confident pet parent. Be sure to speak with your veterinarian about breed risks every time you visit and educate yourself on the most important symptoms to watch for at home. She’s counting on you to be her health expert. 

Disclaimer: If you have a common dog breed or a purebred dog, there's probably a lot of genetic research and clinical epidemiological data that have been collected and analyzed over the years, and this large amount of data means that we can confidently predict higher than average risk of certain diseases for these breeds. When the dog breed is more rare, or is an unknown combination of breeds, we have no stockpile of documented history to draw upon when making preventive healthcare recommendations. We can however, make some educated guesses based on disease risks for dog breeds that share conformational or genetic links with your Large Mixed Breed. Based on these similarities, the following disease risks may carry higher risk, although supportive research has not been identified.

Some health issues a Large Mixed Breed could encounter:



 

Throughout history, Mixed Breeds have been used for herding, guarding, hunting, and for companionship. It wasn't until the mid 1800's that people began to breed with the intention of achieving a pure breed. To this day, the Mixed Breed makes up most of the dog population throughout the world. Knowing the ancestry of your Mixed Breed can help you better understand the characteristics of your dog. Like most breeds, they do well with reward-based training using food.

Consult with a veterinarian if your Large Mixed Breed shows signs of the following:

  • Vomiting or chronic diarrhea 

  • Weight loss or weight gain 

  • Lumps, bumps, and moles 

  • Lethargy, mental dullness, or excessive sleeping 

  • Fearfulness, aggression, or other behavioral changes 

  • Limping or lameness 

  • Hair loss 

  • Coughing or difficulty breathing 

  • Episodes of weakness 

  • Pot-belly appearance 

  • Inability or straining to urinate 

  • Cloudiness, redness, itching or any other abnormality involving the eyes 

  • Itchy skin (scratching or licking) 

  • Change in appetite or water consumption 

  • Scratching or shaking the head, or discharge in the ear 

  • A foul odor about the ear 

  • Unusual behavior when you touch or rub the ear

  • Care

    Routine Care: Supervise your Large Mixed Breed as you would a toddler. Keep doors closed, pick up after yourself, and block off rooms as necessary. This will keep her out of trouble and away from things she shouldn’t put in her mouth.

    Grooming: Her grooming needs will vary based on coat type and length. She may only require a weekly brushing or regular clips and grooming. Ask your veterinarian for the best recommendation.

    Dental: Large mixed breed dogs generally have serious problems with their teeth, you will need to brush them at least three times a week!

    Ear Care: Clean her ears weekly, even as a puppy. Don’t worry—your veterinarian can show you how!

  • Characteristics

    The Large Mixed Breed dog has a combination of a lot of different traits.  

    Positive Traits:

    • Confident, steady, and fearless 

    • Well suited as a family or hunting dog 

    • Obedient and devoted 

    • Large, strong, and athletic 

    • Even temper and gentle disposition

    Negative Traits:

    • Easily bored or distracted if not given something to do 

    • Needs regular exercise and diet regulation to avoid weight gain 

    • Prone to separation anxiety and associated chewing and digging behaviors 



  • Health Concerns

    Knowing your pal’s genetic make-up is an important step you can take to ensure her future health and happiness. Just because your pet looks like a Golden Retriever doesn’t mean she is a Golden Retriever! And even if she is part Golden Retriever, it doesn’t mean she’ll have the same behavioral tendencies or health problems as one. In fact, she could have inherited some of those traits from her parents or grandparents of entirely different breeds. You may want to know which breeds your dog is so that your veterinarian can tell you what to expect in terms of his behavior and health. By exploring the health concerns specific to your dog you will become a knowledgeable and confident pet parent. Be sure to speak with your veterinarian about breed risks every time you visit and educate yourself on the most important symptoms to watch for at home. She’s counting on you to be her health expert. 

    Disclaimer: If you have a common dog breed or a purebred dog, there's probably a lot of genetic research and clinical epidemiological data that have been collected and analyzed over the years, and this large amount of data means that we can confidently predict higher than average risk of certain diseases for these breeds. When the dog breed is more rare, or is an unknown combination of breeds, we have no stockpile of documented history to draw upon when making preventive healthcare recommendations. We can however, make some educated guesses based on disease risks for dog breeds that share conformational or genetic links with your Large Mixed Breed. Based on these similarities, the following disease risks may carry higher risk, although supportive research has not been identified.

    Some health issues a Large Mixed Breed could encounter:



     

  • History

    Throughout history, Mixed Breeds have been used for herding, guarding, hunting, and for companionship. It wasn't until the mid 1800's that people began to breed with the intention of achieving a pure breed. To this day, the Mixed Breed makes up most of the dog population throughout the world. Knowing the ancestry of your Mixed Breed can help you better understand the characteristics of your dog. Like most breeds, they do well with reward-based training using food.

  • Watch Out For

    Consult with a veterinarian if your Large Mixed Breed shows signs of the following:

    • Vomiting or chronic diarrhea 

    • Weight loss or weight gain 

    • Lumps, bumps, and moles 

    • Lethargy, mental dullness, or excessive sleeping 

    • Fearfulness, aggression, or other behavioral changes 

    • Limping or lameness 

    • Hair loss 

    • Coughing or difficulty breathing 

    • Episodes of weakness 

    • Pot-belly appearance 

    • Inability or straining to urinate 

    • Cloudiness, redness, itching or any other abnormality involving the eyes 

    • Itchy skin (scratching or licking) 

    • Change in appetite or water consumption 

    • Scratching or shaking the head, or discharge in the ear 

    • A foul odor about the ear 

    • Unusual behavior when you touch or rub the ear

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To view the sources for the information listed on this page, see our Dog Breed Guide Reference page.

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