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.
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.