The Goldador is a great combination of the Golden Retriever and the Labrador. The Golden Retriever and Labrador are both best selling dog breeds in the world. By mating the two best selling dog breeds together, you get the best attributes of both dog breeds!
Who would not want a dog like the Goldador? I know I would love to have one. The Goldador is an awesome mixture of love, playfulness, eager to please, loves to exercise body and mind, loves being with the family, and is great with young children and old people!
We will give you a little back history of both of the parents. Then we will get to the Goldador and tell you everything bit of information. That you need to know about the Golden Retriever Labrador mix.
- Weight- 55-80 pounds
- Height- 22-24 inches
- Lifespan- 10-12 years
- Major Health Concerns- Hips & Elbow dysplasia, Stomach turn over
- Exercise- 30-45 minutes
America’s favorite dog breed is the Labrador Retriever, the Lab is an agreeable and friendly companion that is a popular choice for families. Labs are highly social and have a love for all people, children, and animals alike, which explains their widespread popularity.
Labrador Personality and Temperament
- Easy to train
- Easy going
- Very intelligent
Labradors were bred in Canada, to help fishermen and hunters retrieve their catches. They needed a friendly dog that loved to go fetching and also enjoyed being in the water.
The Labrador was sent over to England in the 1800s by some English noblemen who had discovered the breed while visiting Canada. Those breeds began the line that is now the English Labrador Retriever, bred more for show, companionship, and conformation.
The English Labrador is shorter, stockier, thicker necked and more mellow than their American cousins. we have an article on the differences between the American Labrador VS, the English Labrador.
- Weight- 55-75 pounds
- Height- 20-24 inches
- Lifespan- 10 – 12 years
- Major Health Concerns- Elbow & Hip Dysplasia, Cataracts, Cancer, Chest Conditions, Loose knees
- Exercise- 30-45 minutes
The Golden Retriever or the Golden is the second best dog in the world! They are smart, kind, loving even to strangers, loyal, and always ready to play ball with someone. The Golden Retriever was developed in the 1800s as a retrieving, and gundog. In Scotland, they became on the best companion and sports dog anyone could wish for.
Therefor Golden Retrievers make for great hunting dogs, tracking dogs, law enforcement dogs, and they are also great therapeutic dogs. One of the reasons why they make for such great dogs is because you can train them to do almost anything!
The Goldador at a quick glance
- Height- 22-24 inches
- Weight- 60-80 pounds
- Lifespan- 10-15 years
- Colors- Black, Yellow, Gold, Red
- Exercise- 30 to 35 minutes of walking, running and playing
- Training- Start early and it will save you a lot of hassle in the end
- Socialization- Start when he/she is a puppy take her to puppy classes as soon as you can
- Temperament- Very easy going great with children and strangers! Loyal, playful, Kind, Friendly,
- Grooming- 10-15 minutes every other day.
- House or apartment?- No needs large to a midsized house with a yard.
Who wouldn’t want a Golden Retriever Lab mix? The Goldador is a combination of two of the best dogs in the world! They are great for every occasion, their smart, handsome, sweet, loving, loyal, and playful. These are to name just a few of the Goldador awesome traits.
All that you need to do to them is give them a loving home with lots of exercise, training, love, and attention! Golden Retriever Lab mix is great with new dog owners. Goldadors are not territorial like the Rottweiler. Golden Retriever Labrador Mix is super easy to train if you put in the time to do so.
So in this part of the article we will break down what you need to do for this dog breed.
What are the exercise and socialization needs of the Goldador?
Exercising your Goldador is super important! Not only is the dog an extremely active one. But they are also super smart, which means they can put their brainpower to either great usage. Or Goldadors can become destructive and uncooperative.
Unless you exercise them correctly, the Goldadors need a full 30-45 minutes of strenuous exercise. The exercise cannot be a quick up and down the driveway, and a few tosses of the ball. But rather up and down and all around the neighborhood, if you want a peaceful and well-exercised Goldador.
Socialization is a must for any dog, whether he is big or small, it is essentially teaching them good manners. So take your Goldador out for a spin in the city, let him/her hear different sounds, smells, people and animals.
One move you should not make is taking your puppy to the dog park. The dogs in the dog park can be rude and can scar your puppy. The dog park can also be a carrier of disease and germ to your puppy who is unvaccinated.
You can take your puppy to classes this knocks out two birds with one stone so to speak. You getting your puppy to meet with other puppies and you are getting your Goldador excellently trained.
Goldadors training and temperament
Training is also essential, the Goldador is a very smart puppy so training her will be easy if you consistently train her from the beginning.
A well-trained dog is very easy to spot! And for that matter so is an untrained dog, a well-trained dog is much easier to control.
Training starts whenever you get home with your puppy. Whenever you have free time, train, train, train your puppy.
The puppy’s mind is like a sponge, the more commands you put into that brain. The better trained the Rottweiler Golden Retriever is.
When training the puppy do not give up on the command, keep repeating the command until the puppy does what you are asking him/her to do.
The temperament of the Labrador Golden Retriever mix is:
- Quick learner
They do not have one mean bone in their body, so for that reason, they would not make for a very great guard dog. Though they will sound the dog alarm whenever someone comes to the door or property. But other than that they love all humans and all animals if socialized well when they were puppies.
Goldador health and exercise
In order to understand the Goldadors health problems, we must dive into the parent’s past health problems.
- Hip and Elbow Dysplasia
- Retinal Atrophy
- Obesity- If given the opportunity the Labrador will eat an entire bag of dog food/
- Cold Tail- Cold tail is where a sporting dog loses their use of the tail, which can be quite painful.
The Golden Retriever
- Elbow dysplasia
- Skin allergies
- Eye problems
- Bone Cancer
- Thyroid Hormone Deficiency
- Hip and Elbow Dysplasia
- Eye problems- the Goldador can have progressive retinal atrophy which means he can become blind
- Diabetes can be a problem if you don’t feed your Goldador the proper food.
The Goldador has almost do drawbacks besides the constant shedding, they are super easy to train and therefor make for great pets for first-time dog owners!
They do need a job to do other than exercise otherwise you will have a lot of destroyed furniture and objects around your yard!
Other than those small drawbacks the Goldador is an awesome dog to own that anybody from a beginner to an expert in dogs can own!
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