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What is a German shepherd/chocolate Lab mix called?

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As of August 2014, the hybrid or designer dog produced by crossing a German Shepherd with a Labrador Retriever does not have a popularly accepted name. The cross has not yet been recognized by the Designer Dogs Kennel Club or the American Canine Hybrid Club.

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What is a German shepherd/chocolate Lab mix called?
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Hybrid or designer dogs are produced by deliberately breeding two purebred parents of different breeds. The goal is to produce puppies with desired traits from both breeds, and a breeder may continue to select for desired traits by breeding the hybrids to each other or back to either of the parent breeds. Mixed-breed dogs of unknown ancestry can show similar traits to designer dogs. However, their genetic backgrounds are more random and give less predictable results when bred.

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