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.
Facts About Golden Labrador
|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,|
|Height||23 to 28 inches|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||DRA, IDCR, DBR, ACHC, DDKC|
|Color||Golden, black, brown, white, yellow, cream, chocolate|
|Life Expectancy||10-15 years|
|Coat||Dense, rough, medium, long, water-resistant|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.