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Australian Shepherd / Labrador Retriever Hybrid Dogs

Information and Pictures

Grizwald the Aussiedor laying down on a bed with a crochetted blanket

This is Grizwald the Aussiedor (Aussie / Lab mix), also called an Australian Sheprador, at 14 months—"He has the clumsy, playful characteristics of the Labrador and the herding characteristic of the Aussie, but is a quite mellow and intelligent dog overall. Training has been easy; he was housebroken in 2 days."

Other Names

Australian Sheprador

Aussie Sheprador



The Aussiedor is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Australian Shepherd and the Labrador Retriever.The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up allbreeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of thecharacteristics 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.


ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club

DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®

Recognized Names:

American Canine Hybrid Club = Sheprador

Designer Breed Registry = Sheprador

Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Sheprador

International Designer Canine Registry® = Australian Sheprador

Jovie the black with white Aussiedor standing on a dirt path

"Jovie the Lab / Australian Shepherd mix at 9 months lives with my husband and me in our apartment and is a very mellow dog at home, but loves to swim and hike and run whenever she gets the chance. She does have a knack for finding mud! She is not a very good retriever; she gets bored after 2 or 3 throws, but she does have the Aussie's instincts. One day we were at my parents’ house, and they have an older Schnauzer / Pug mix named Pugsly. I saw the two of them in a corner of the yard, and Jovie was lying down just staring at Pugsly. Then Pugsly would try to move and she would jump up and head him off. Pugsly did not look like he was having much fun sitting there in the corner, but Jovie was having a ball."

"I've read what the author of this site says about the proper way to walk a dog. Jovie has a strong neck and can pull very hard. We started making her stay while we go out or in the door first, and we make her heel right beside us. We would stop as soon as she started to pull and make her come back to our side. My husband would always insist that she heeled perfectly when he walked her, but she would still always try to pull some when I would walk her. Then I read what you said about putting the collar/chain higher up on the neck. Just with that little change, I have absolute control; no more pulling. It was amazing!"

Jovie the Aussiedor as a puppy standing on a muddy path with mud on its face with wet fur

Jovie the Lab / Australian Shepherd (Sheprador) mix as a 6-week-old puppy

Bailey the merle color Aussiedor sitting on a carpet with a one person chair in the background

Bailey the Australian Sheprador (Australian Shepherd / black Labrador mix) at 4½ years old—"Bailey's sweet nature is apparent in her eyes."

Close Up - Bailey the merle colored Aussiedor sitting on a carpet with its head tilted to the right

Bailey the Australian Sheprador (Australian Shepherd / black Labrador mix) at 4½ years old

Lardo the tan Aussiedor standing on a step with its mouth open and its tongue out

Lardo the Australian Sheprador—"His mom was a black shaggy Australian Shepherd and his dad was a yellow Lab. He inherited his mom's hair length and intelligence. He inherited his dad's hair color and face. He was very smart and loyal. Very mellow during his golden years. He was 13.5 years when he died."

Beaux the Aussiedor standing on its hindlegs in a driveway with its front legs being held up by a lady

"This is my wonderful best friend Beaux (I am his owner)! He is an Australian Shepherd / Labrador mix. Beaux is almost 11 months old and still a big puppy that loves to play. He is very loving, loyal and I think he got the best of both breeds!"

Kenya the Aussiedor puppy sleeping on a blanket on a couch

Kenya the Australian Sheprador (Aussie / Lab mix) at 4 months old, weighing 15 pounds—"She is very playful and almost too smart."

Kenya the Aussiedor sleeping on a couch on top of a blanket

Kenya the Australian Sheprador (Aussie / Lab mix) at 4 months old, weighing 15 pounds

Grizwald the Aussiedor sitting on a tiled floor with its mouth open

Grizwald the Aussiedor (Aussie / Lab hybrid) at 14 months

Grizwald the Aussiedor Puppy laying on grass under tall grass

Grizwald the Aussiedor (Aussie / Lab hybrid dog) as a 10-week-old puppy

Grizwald the Aussiedor puppy laying on a carpet chewing on a plush rabbit toy

Grizwald the Aussiedor (Aussie / Lab mix breed dog) as a 10-week-old puppy

Lucy the tri color Aussiedor Puppy laying on a hardwood floor

Lucy the Labrador / Australian Shepherd mix as a 9-week-old puppy

Lucy the tri-color Aussiedor puppy sitting on a hardwood floor

Lucy the Labrador / Australian Shepherd mix as a 9-week-old puppy

Lucy the Aussiedor Puppy wearing a spiked necklace playing with a baby

Lucy the Lab / Aussie mix as a 9-week-old puppy playing with the kids

Lucy the Aussiedor puppy being held up by a child

Lucy the Lab / Aussie mix as a 9-week-old puppy playing with the kids