The Labbe temperament is best described as energetic, happy, loyal, and fearless. She's always up for playing, exercising and exploring. So much so that a leash will be necessary in unenclosed areas. Most make good hunting dogs and enjoy swimming, hiking, long walks, and games with toys. It is important to keep in mind they may inherit more Beagle traits, or more Labrador Retriever traits, or perhaps they may get an equal mixture. We recommend you read up on both parent breeds before choosing to adopt a Labbe.
Members of this breed are friendly and playful dogs. They are usually patient and make good friends for children. Although they are good watchdogs and will bark at the approach of a stranger, they will likely warm up quickly and won't make appropriate guard dogs. Labbes get along well with other dogs but will likely retain hunting instincts towards other small pets. Socialize and train your dog as a puppy, especially if you plan to have him around cats, birds, etc.
It's hard to say how your Labbe will take to training. If he is more Lab-like, he will be pretty easy to train and eager to please; if he's more Beagle, it may be harder to keep his attention and some say they are stubborn. Regardless, affection, treats and encouragement are the best methods to use. If you find you don't have the patience to train such a curious, energetic breed, enroll him in professional training courses.