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What is the process for adopting Lab/German shepherd mix puppies?

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The standard adoption process for most puppies involves submitting an application, obtaining appropriate veterinary references and allowing a home visit. There is also an adoption fee that varies but is likely to be approximately $250.

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Adoption fees cover the cost of many shelter services, including spay and neuter charges, shots, parasite treatments and preventions, food and shelter.

The Labrador/German shepherd mix, also called the German sheprador or simply sheprador, is a cross between a German shepherd and a Labrador retriever. The sheprador often looks much like a Labrador in terms of having a short-haired coat, floppy ears and a longer tail. However, their coloring is often similar to a German shepherd with a tan base with black accents.

Shepradors are energetic, fun-loving dogs that make good family pets. They have an easygoing temperament, love to play and are extremely friendly. They are also very loyal pets. Because of their love of chewing, shepradors must be trained to prevent them from chewing on household objects, furniture, shoes and other items.

Typical adult male shepradors weigh 45 to 55 pounds, while adult females weigh 35 to 45 pounds. Shepradors are prone to hip dysplasia and have an average life expectancy of 10 to 14 years.

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