Goldador Designer Dog Information - All About Dogs





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 dog of two most popular dogs in the U.S.A. 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. Goldadors are natural athletes, they are perceptive and tolerant. Goldadors excel at the retrieving game for hunters, tracking, sniffing out drugs, and as therapy and assistance dogs.


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. This designer dog 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.

Health Problems:

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.

The Goldador is a dynamic canine and will require a solid eating regimen of top-notch kibble. In case you’re encouraging your pooch business kibble, he’ll eat around 3.5 to 4. 5 containers every day, partitioned into two dinners, which ought to diminish the odds of swell.


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.

A rowdy puppy, you’ll have to regulate the Goldador around youngsters, as he may drive them over on the off chance that he gets excessively energized. This is a well-disposed breed, so make certain to draw out this piece of his identity at an opportune time – let him meet new individuals and creatures as frequently as could be expected under the circumstances.

Quick Information

Other Names:Golden Labrador, Golden Labrador Retriever, Goldador Retriever
Origin:Canada and Scotland
Average size: Medium Dog Breed
Color:Black, White, Brown, Red, and Yellow
Intelligence:Intelligent and smart dog
Personality:Intelligent, Affectionate, Friendly
AKC Dog Ranking:
Good family dog:Yes, Very good with socialization
Good with children:Yes – but socialization is essential
Good with strangers:Yes–  They are good with strangers
Good apartment dog:No – Too energetic dog

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