All in the Family


Beagle / Labrador Retriever

We had been looking for a new dog for awhile when we came across Riley the labbe, and we instantly knew she was the one. Her dad was a yellow lab and her mom was a tri-colored beagle. We purchased her from a puggle breeder in Tennessee and had her flown to us in Anchorage, Alaska. Unfortunately while she was being shipped to us, Mt. Redoubt erupted and her connecting flight from Minneapolis was cancelled. While she was in Minneapolis, she was taken from the airport to a local kennel for 3 consecutive days before they were able to fly into Anchorage again. We were so happy to finally get her as she was such an adorable and lovable puppy. She absolutely loved her kennel, and was already well on her way with her potty training. Unfortunately, within a week of having her, she had gotten deathly ill. Within 24 hours, she was uncontrollably vomiting until all stomach contents were purged, would not eat or drink, and was absolutely lethargic. The next day we took her to the vet, and she ended up testing positive for parvovirus. You could say at the least, that we were totally crushed when we were told that she had only a 20-30% chance of survival. We immediately started treatment, and Riley spent the next week off and on being a resident in the pet emergency being treated 24/7. Fortunately, Riley reacted well to the treatments, and was finally able to come back home! We were so elated that she was able to beat parvo. Everyday she has been back home has proven better than the last. Her energy levels are now through the roof, and she is taking quite well to training. The beagle/lab mixes are soooo smart. In a matter of a week, she learned to sit, lie down, shake, and stay. She has also started to wait by the back door in order to be let out to go potty. Riley is such a good dog. So far, we have noticed that she is taking on many beagle traits such as the bark/howl, and following her highly sensitive nose. However, I also believe that the Labrador side of her in regards to training is complimentary as well. Though she is currently only 3 months, she is showing signs of being a great companion as an adult. For anyone thinking about getting a labbe, I would definitely recommend it. They are great with kids, other pets, and other people. They just love to socialize and play. They also have a cuddly side, and are very lovable. Also, like I said, they also appear to be extremely intelligent. However, since the labbe or beagadore seems to be a fairly new designer breed, they do not have much information available on the web. So, we would be greatly interested in hearing what other labbe owners have to say about there pet's demeanor, personalities, and training methods. So, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to drop us an email. Thanks Brent and Sarah

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Apr 19, 2009 **RisingStar**
Apr 19, 2009 brtswim
she is the cutest little thing! what a sweetie! 100% adorable! 2 cute 4 words! she is soooo beautiful! have a fun,joyful, happy life together with her. hugs and kisses to riley please! =)
Apr 19, 2009 pandrews-4
Oh Riley, you are so precious! I'm so glad you beat that deadly parvo. I wish you many happy & healthy years with this loving family who took such good care of you. Many hugs & kisses to you!
Apr 19, 2009 Dodgerdog
ADORABLE! I have a beagle! KEWL! Soo cute! :D
Apr 19, 2009 boxerescuedreamer
really really cute
Apr 19, 2009 doggone1973
Riley is very adorable. I am so glad she survivied everything and is doing well.
Apr 19, 2009 kiza123
OMD I think there is a angle missing from dog heven . She is soooooooooooooooooooooo CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!
Apr 19, 2009 ilmw98
ssooo cute! words can not disribe how cute she is!:)
Apr 19, 2009 BostonTerriers
Riley you are the cutest puppy. Remember you have the greatest parents a pup could want.xxxxoooo" Grandma
Apr 19, 2009 wolfgirl66
Apr 21, 2009 OPAL
Welcome to the family, the other Grandma
May 18, 2009 alexalou
I've never seen this mix before.... It's sooooo cute! More specifically, Riley's really cute! :) The dogs looking down at her over the fence? LOL!! That's adorable! She's so lucky you guys were willing to pay for her treatment. There are so many people out there who would have just gotten a new dog. :( Thanks for taking care of her. :) Topaz says hello!
Jan 14, 2010 shortyww22
awww! such a cute picture looking up at the big riley has a wonderful birthday.yes I agree I also have 2 lab mixes and a few other dogs and they truely are very smart.heck I didn't even have to house train the one,showed him the door and he knew what to do.I wish you many happy years with her..big kisses n hugs for riley..
Jan 14, 2010 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 1st Birthday!
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Jan 14, 2010 Jose
Happy Birthday cutie!
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Happy 2nd Birthday!
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