GOLDADOR DESIGNER DOG
The Goldador is a designer dog created over a decade ago. He is a cross between a purebred Golden Retriever and Labrador Retriever. The most popular Goldadors are the ones that appear in the first generation after the crossing. The Goldador is one of most popular designer dogs. The Goldador is not recognized by the AKC, as it is considered to be a hybrid breed (designer breed).
Height: 20-23 inches Weight: 60-80 pounds Lifespan: 10-15 years
Muscular and strong, the Goldador has a well-balanced body of average size. This athletic, hardy and agile dog is very friendly and reflects a remarkable character.
The Goldador is an intelligent, loving and loyal hybrid breed. Goldadors are gentle, affectionate and fond of other dogs. These dogs are very family oriented and tend to get very lonely if left alone for a long time. If this practice becomes common, Goldadors can become destructive and even aggressive. A dog of this breed is perfect for extended families. The Goldador is an excellent watchdog because he is distrustful of strangers and always inform you about suspicious sounds or possible intruders. The Goldador is highly energetic breed and will try to take the dominant position.
Coat / Care:
The Goldador wears a two-layered coat. The outer layer is short, hard and water resistant and the undercoat is soft and dense. In order to remove dead hair, regular grooming with a bristle brush is required. Bathe your pet possible only in case of urgent need, using a mild shampoo in order not to disturb protective properties of the hair. Dog`s ears also require frequent inspection and cleaning.
The Goldador is generally healthy dog breed, but like all breeds, they’re prone to Ear Infections, Diabetes, Cataracts, Hip Dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) and Heart Disease. The Goldador has an average lifespan of 10 to 15 years.
Weight / Height
The male Goldador dog breed’s height is around 20 – 23 inches and weighs around 60 and 80 pounds. Female Goldador dogs can reach a size from 20 – 22 inches and weighs between 60 and 75 pounds. Male dogs are generally larger than females.
Early socialization and obedience training are of key importance. The Goldador is extremely sensitive and intelligent; therefore, too strict or heavy-handed methods are inefficient. All the more, education should be based on firmness, fairness, patience and consistency. The Goldadors is eager to please and he makes excellent service and assistance dog.
Since Goldadors are amazingly active dogs, they require a significant amount of physical exercise and mental stimulation. In fact, they do best in a home with a fenced-in yard. The Goldador gets real pleasure from all kinds of family events, as well as long walks on a leash with his owner.
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