Crossed between two of the most outstanding and well-loved dog breeds in the world, a Goldador is highly sought after in the fields providing guide, service, therapy, and search and rescue dogs, and to perform screening and detection work for law enforcement and other official agencies. Additionally, they are prized as sporting and hunting dogs.
As with their parent breeds, they enjoy working closely with the people they love. Their eagerness to please, easy going nature, and keen intelligence helps them excel in trainability.
They thrive in a family setting, having a routine, and taking part in family activities and outings. They respond to their family with deep love, devotion, and loyalty.
Being a mixed breed dog, the temperament of the Goldador puppy will reflect the general demeanor of his parents. One puppy may have more of the Labrador’s temperament, while his littermate will strongly favor a Golden Retriever, and then some may be healthy mix of both.
In physical appearance, Goldador puppies may resemble a Lab, being either yellow, chocolate, or black in colour, or they may resemble a Golden Retriever with anywhere from a light golden to a dark (red) golden coat. There can also be a mix of colour.
Goldadors all have the Lab’s double coat. It may be short and flat like a Lab’s, or a bit longer and wavier like a Retriever’s. Either way, regular brushing will keep his coat healthy and beautiful.
Neither Labs nor Golden Retrievers do well if left alone frequently, or for extended periods of time. If left alone too often or too long, a Goldador may start chewing or digging out of boredom or anxiety, and will cause a lot of damage to your belongings.
They thrive on attention and interaction, and need room to run, to explore new scents, new places, and new sights. They love to retrieve, so throw that ball, or a stick, and enjoy a game of fetch!
Goldadors are not for people who don’t have the time to interact with their dog or who don’t have the space to accomodate them. Fenced in yards are ideal, giving your Goldador the freedom to run off their energy, roam about and explore without needing your constant supervision.
A Goldador puppy and his family benefit greatly from obedience training. We highly encourage
enrolling your puppy in Puppy School for the benefits of early socialization and solid groundwork for training.
A well trained dog will be a pleasure to have around. Untrained dogs are confused dogs, and in time have frustrated owners who drop their once loved pet off at a shelter in exasperation. In fact, most dogs abandoned in shelters are there because of a lack of obedience training.