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Goldador Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Goldador so you can get to know the breed more.

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Goldador
OriginEngland Scotland Canada
Other Names
What other names does the Goldador have? The dog breed also known as...
Cross between the Golden Retriever and Labrador RetrieverGolden LabGolden Labrador Retriever
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Goldador recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Goldador recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Goldador breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.
Price
How much does the Goldador puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Goldador price:
500-1000
If you choose to purchase the Goldador, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Goldador for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Goldador gets to a happy place.
Availability
Average

Goldador History

The Goldador is a relatively new hybrid dog breed, which was first developed approximately a decade ago during the early 21st century. The trend of creating new hybrid breeds started around the middle of the 20th century, in North America and in Canada, with crossbreeding purebred dogs with each other, in order to create new breeds. These hybrid dogs were an instant hit, because they always inherited the best and most desirable qualities and traits of the parent breeds. Unfortunately, this popularity does not mean, that we are certain about every detail of these hybrid breed’s ancestry, and the intention which led the breeder to develop these dogs.

The Goldador is the result of cross-breeding the Labrador and the Golden Retriever, two of the most popular breeds of all times, especially in North America. These two parent breeds were usually kept together by breeders and hunters for a long time, because of their unique yet similar abilities and characteristics. Consequently, the accidental mating was inevitable, and sometimes hunters even crossed them on purpose, in order to create an even better breed for retrieving and hunting purposes. Both of the breed’s appeal is obvious, the Golden Retriever and the Labrador possess all the capabilities of a wonderful companion breed with the abilities and utilities of an effective working dog. This was the exact goal of the first official and planned cross-breed between these two parent breeds. Initially, breeders’ intention was to develop a very intelligent, highly trainable, socially active breed, who can excel in several different working and social roles, and who equally can be a perfect family companion.

Regarding the homogeneity and the consistency of the Goldadors, as opposed to the majority of the designer breeds, the Goldador puppies born in the same litter are very precisely predictable, both in behavioral characteristics and in physical appearances, thanks to the similarities between the parent breeds. It is even possible for the Goldador breeders to gain full homogeneity after crossing the first generation, thus multigenerational cross-breeding is not that prioritized, in contrast to many other hybrid breeds. Despite the homogeneity, and the possibility to draw up an early breed standard, the Goldador is not recognized by any of the major kennel clubs, however, breeders are constantly working on changing that, and gain full recognition for the Goldador.

Even though the Goldador is considered to be the perfect mix in its own category it is not that well-known in comparison with the Goldendoodles or the Labradoodles. Despite that, the Goldadors are thought to be very sought after by the various emergency agencies to fill in various roles including search and rescue, bomb-sniffing, police service, therapy, guide, and assistance for the physically or mentally disabled. Thus, the breed can be trained basically for every task. Moreover, the Goldadors, just like its parent breeds are considered to be excellent, loving, active, and loyal family companions, who can be trusted easily with little children too. The Goldadors can also be used as sporting dogs, they perform great at agility and obedience competitions.

Goldador General Appearance & Basic Info

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Goldador size:
SmallLarge
Weight
How much does the Goldador weigh? Goldador weight:
60-75 pounds (27-32 kg)7-9 pounds (3-4 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Goldador? Goldador average weight:
67.5 pounds (29.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Goldador? Goldador height:
22-24 inches (56-61 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Goldador average height:
23 inches (58.5 cm)

Goldador Hair & Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Goldador have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
SoftDense Undercoat
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Goldador's coat?
YellowGoldReddish Gold
Grooming
How to groom the Goldador and how often?
Advanced: The Goldador requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes. Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog bath is important. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Goldador a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Goldador, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Goldador dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Cross between the Golden Retriever and Labrador Retriever? Goldador shedding level:
Goldadors shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Goldador need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Goldador every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing. Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Goldador Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Goldador have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Good-naturedEnergeticActiveEasygoingGentleLoyal
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Goldador? Are they intelligent?
Outstanding: Goldador is one of the brightest dog breeds. They desire to learn tricks and commands often. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in fewer than 5 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 95% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Goldador dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Goldadors are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Goldador is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Goldador sensitivity:
Goldadors have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Goldadors are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Cross between the Golden Retriever and Labrador Retriever need? Goldador social needs:
Goldadors are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Goldador dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Cross between the Golden Retriever and Labrador Retriever bark?
Low: The Goldador barks none to minimal. Perfect choice if you prefer a quiet breed. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Goldador good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Goldadors are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Goldador dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Goldador dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Goldadors are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Goldador bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Cross between the Golden Retriever and Labrador Retriever? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Goldador? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Goldador has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Goldador has a hard bite?
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI. The Goldador, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained. However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Goldador do?
Goldadors have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Goldadors need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Goldador to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Goldador roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Goldador is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Goldador have high prey drive?
Goldadors don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals. Their prey drive is low.
Apartment Friendly
Is Goldador good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Goldador kutyafajtát. Kertben érzi magát a legjobban, ha mégis lakásban szeretnéd tartani, akkor napi szinten hosszabb sétákkal alaposan le kell mozgatni, így a napi rutinok beiktatásával megoldható Goldador tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Goldadors don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't like moving from one place to another.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Goldadors do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Goldador dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Goldador Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Goldador temperament with other people:
Goldadors are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Goldador dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Goldador temperament with children:
Goldadors are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Goldador dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Goldadors are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Goldador good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Goldador dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Goldadors are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Goldador can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Goldador breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Goldadors are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Goldador be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Goldador breed is a good choice for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Goldador be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Goldador be an emotional support animal?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Goldador is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Goldador be a sniffer dog?
Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Goldador breed is a good choice for detection purposes.
Office Friendly
Are Goldadors good office dogs? Do Goldadors make good office friendly dogs? Can Goldadors be office dogs?
Yes
Goldador is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Goldador be a search and rescue dog?
Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Goldador breed is a good choice for SAR purposes.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Goldador dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Cross between the Golden Retriever and Labrador Retriever temperament with senior people? Are Goldador dogs good for elderly owners?
Goldadors are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Goldador be a boat dog?
Yes
Goldador breed usually likes being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Goldador dogs get along with other pets? Are Goldador dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Goldadors are usually friendly towards other pets.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Goldador be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Goldador is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Goldador Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Goldador dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Goldador is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Goldador breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Goldador breed? Most common health risks of Goldador:
Hip DysplasiaElbow DysplasiaCataractsDiabetesProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Goldador breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Goldador see the vet?
Average
The Goldador should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Goldador dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Goldador be? What is the age limit of the Goldador? How many years can the oldest Goldador live?
10-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Goldador breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Goldadors do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
No
Goldadors don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Goldador have? What is the activity level of the Goldador?
Goldadors are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Goldador dogs require per day?
Goldadors need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Goldadors don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Goldador need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Goldador risk for obesity:
Average. The Goldador has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Goldador's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Low
The Goldador has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Goldador drool?
The Goldador is a perfect example for low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Goldador could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Goldador. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Goldador Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Goldador: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Litter Frequency Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Goldador have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
5-10 puppies

Goldador Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Outstanding: Goldador is one of the brightest dog breeds.
  • Hypoallergenic: Goldadors do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Drooling tendency: The Goldador is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Goldador has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Watchdog Ability: Goldadors are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Mouthiness: Goldadors have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Child Friendly: Goldadors are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Goldadors are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Goldadors are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Goldador is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Goldadors are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Service Dog: This breed makes good as a service dog.
  • Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog: A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
  • Search and Rescue Dog (SAR): The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
  • Boat Dog: Goldador breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cons
  • Apartment Friendly: Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Goldador kutyafajtát.
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Goldador requires a lot of grooming.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Goldador is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Adaptability: Goldadors don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Goldadors do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Goldadors are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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  • noor and manvir

    Jun 1, 2020, 10:09:53 PM:

    this dog is awesome and adorable to buy and have in household