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Golden Labrador

History

The Golden Labrador is a mix of  Labrador Retriever and Golden Retriever. They were mixed to get a sensible, working and patient breed. Since it a designer breed, not much is known about its origin. It is very large in size that stands tall at 22 to 24 inches. Weighing about 60 to 80 pounds, they have  square and flat-shaped head. The squarish wide muzzles and floppy ears are other physical characteristics that help to identify this breed. Additionally, it has the brown oval-shaped eyes along with a soft double coat having a dense as well as thick cover underneath.

 

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Facts About Golden Labrador

Breed Group Crossbreed
Breed Type Companion dog, working dog, therapy dog, police dog
Country of Origin The USA
Other Names Goldador, Goldador Retriever, golden retriever mix puppies, Golden Lab, Golden Labrador Retriever,
Size Large
Height 23 to 28 inches
Weight 55-80 lbs
Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information  DRA, IDCR, DBR, ACHC, DDKC
Shedding Moderate
Hypoallergenic No
Litter Size NA
Color Golden, black, brown, white, yellow, cream, chocolate
Life Expectancy 10-15 years
Coat Dense, rough, medium, long, water-resistant
Price $500-$1800

Temperament and Personality

Golden retriever lab mix is an energetic, happy, affectionate and smart dog which makes it perfect for a family pet. They are people friendly and loyal, they like children’s company and even other pets if trained well. Their extreme kind and sensitive nature do not make them a good watchdog. They love to get attention from people and even from outsiders. Their relaxed nature makes them suitable for apartment life if they get adequate activity requirements.

Care

Exercise

Golden lab mix dogs are highly energetic and need to burn down their energy through exercise. Take them for swimming as they love to swim, but be with them at that point in time. They are suitable for a jog or longwalk once or twice a day.If the apartment is attached to any yard, allow them to play and run freely.

Grooming

Brush the coat of Goldador with a rubber brush every day if it sheds heavily to avoid loose and dead hair. Dry clean them after bath and rinse the inside of ears. Clean its teeth weekly to prevent plague build-ups and tooth decay.

Health Problems

Usually, crossbreeds do not face any specific health concerns, but in recent times some issues include hip and elbow dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, cataracts, diabetes and skin conditions.

Training

The breed is highly intelligent and it’s eager to please quality can make teaching session easier. They need to learn socializing from a younger age so let them connect with kids and pets. Train them few tricks and play games like agility, flyball, etc. Praise them eventually with treats and rewards.

 

Feeding

Serve the pet with 3.5 to 4 cups of high-quality dry dog food split into at least two meals every day. Its diet should also depend upon its size, age, metabolism, and health.

 

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