Goldador

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.

 

 

 

Naturally, you’ll want to keep your Goldador well-groomed and looking in tip-top shape.

Pay close attention to your dog’s coat, feet, teeth, ears, and eyes. Start handling the puppies feet, checking his ears, and his teeth right from the day you take him home. This gets him accustomed to touch which will make your vet and groomer’s visits a pleasant, happy experience for all involved. This also gives you the opportunity to spot any medical problems, such as lumps or skin infections early on, and you can seek veterinary care before these issues get worse.

Although bathing a male Lab who weighs 65-80 pounds or a female who weighs 10 pounds less may seem overwhelming, know that Labs are no strangers to water. Bred to hunt waterfowl or upland game in the icy waters of Newfoundland, leaping into a bathtub and getting wet means nothing short of a good time. Bathe every six weeks or so, unless he had a thoroughly good time in the mud somewhere. You do not want to bathe too often, to keep their skin from drying out.

Their short, dense, weather-resistant coats should never be clipped or trimmed. Regular brushing will keep the coat shiny and healthy.

Like their parent breeds, Goldadors blow coat twice a year, spring and fall. Bathing, and brushing with an undercoat rake will help remove the loose hair. Brush very regularly during the shedding seasons.

 

 

The Goldador’s history is an extension of the history of it’s parent breeds.The Golden Retriever was developed in Scotland where special retrievers were sought after to retrieve downed game birds on both wet and dry terrain.
Descending from dogs taken to Newfoundland by explorers, fishermen, and settlers, the Labrador was known by several names- the black Water Dog, the Lesser Newfoundland and the St. John’s Dog. English sportsmen recognized their prowess at retrieving fish and game, and bought a few of these dogs off the fishing boats. They further developed the breed by crossing it with other sporting dogs- the Flat-coated Retriever, the Curly-coated Retriever and the Tweed Water Spaniel. The resulting breed was called the Labrador Retriever, which quickly became Britain’s most popular gundog.
The Goldador originates from an effort to create a working dog with the sensitivity of a Golden
Retriever and the high physical tolerance of a Labrador Retriever “The Best of Both Worlds”.

 

UPDATED May 10, 2022

Current Goldador Litter

Thunder & Abby’s litter was born April 04, 2022.

Mama and pups are doing well. Abby is always ready for morning check-in snuggles. The pups have a beautiful red coat like their parents.

  RESERVATIONS ARE FULL

Rainger & Hershey’s litter have gone home to their forever families.

Congratulations to these families! May you have a lifetime of adventure and joy with these little cuties! 💕

UPCOMING GOLDADOR LITTERS Summer 2022

 

Chance, our young English red fox Lab, has been bred to our proven

American Golden Retriever female -Honey.

Pregnancy test results are positive!! 🎉✨🎉

Their Goldador pups should arrive

at the end of May, 2022.

Depending on litter size, there is a slight possibility that there will be pups available. Check back in for updates in early June.

 

Dakota’s  PennHip and OFA hip/elbow certification results are good. ✨🎉✨

Click on their profile photo for additional photos and Health Testing Certificates.

We are planning to breed Dakota to Rainger, our proven English Retriever stud.

If breeding is successful, these pups should arrive in late summer/early fall of 2022.

 RESERVATIONS ARE OPEN

We are excited to share the photos and posts our previous Goldador families have sent to us.

We hope you enjoy “meeting” our Goldadors and their wonderful families through these updates!!

A big thank you to all our families for the updates, and for the loving homes you provide for our beautiful pups.❤️

Angus   (Aylmer, ON)

 Our Angus is 8 months old today! He loves life! He jumps on the trampoline with the grandkids and neighbors!

He is a super chewer- only chewing up his toys! His favourite is anything stuffed with a squeaker- it doesn’t take long and they are destroyed, he doesn’t eat them, just rips them up!

He is very food motivated. He will do anything for a treat or just his kibble! We walk everyday and loves the harness. He loves the people he sees and other dogs too! He loves going to the dog park!

We have 2 cats that have learned to like him! He loves them and is very gentle with them!

He rings the bells to go outside to his yard which he loves to play in! He sleeps with me and the grandkids when they come over and listens to the kids as if they were adults. Sometimes I can’t understand the kids but he does!

He is crate trained for when we go away and doesn’t mind it. He walks right in! He is very smart. He sits, stays, paw, other paw, rolls, down, and off! He is learning new things everyday! He is working on catching a frisbee and ball. He always returns it to us to try again.

He is the most handsome boy and soft as velvet! We are beyond happy with him! And any questions we have had Katherine or Sarah have always been there to answer!

-Shelly

Oakley  (Sudbury, ON)

Oakley has stolen our hearts from the beginning. With her soft, loving, and fun personality it is impossible not to fall in love with her.

Training has been easy from the beginning since she had a great start from Candyville Pups. Our family has been maintaining her training since she has been home with us but in all honesty she is so smart that she picked up most of her training from our older lab, Marley. She plays well with our kids and other dogs, she never needs to be reminded to be gentle.

She loves being outdoors, whether we are at home or at camp, she loves to explore. She loves hunting for sticks and is  constantly trying to convince us to let her bring her new finds from outside into the house. Despite her cuteness the sticks still stay outside.

When she is not exploring outside or playing with her toys,  she loves to snuggle ( I think she may actually like it more than we do). We are so lucky to have found Candyville Pups and are blessed with an amazing pup! 

~The St Martin Family
Oakley was born June 7, 2021 (she is 8 months today) to Abby and Rainger 

Billie {Abby & Thunder}  Ottawa, On

We can’t thank Katherine and her family enough for blessing us with such an incredible, loving, super smart, beautiful puppy! What Candyville does to prepare these puppies to go home is nothing but incredible! They truly care so much and it showed from the first day we brought Billie home. Our girl did amazing in the crate from the get go and never had an accident in the house yet! She would walk to the door sit and bark once to open the door to go out. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts! We love Billie more and more every day!!

~Melanie

Pictures of Our Previous Pups