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.

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.

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”

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.

Our reservation list for our fall 2020, and our spring 2021 litter of Red Fox Goldador pups is full.

We will not have any more Goldador pups until late fall/early winter of 2021.

If you are interested in the late 2021 litter, please fill out the Puppy Application.

Sadly missed…

Our sweet Bella, mama to our beautiful black Goldador pups, is no longer with us. She had a uterine rupture, and the vet felt that chances of a healthy recovery weren’t good.

She is resting now under the oaks and maples in our bush, where the squirrels play, and the birds sing for her. Missing her sweet nature, welcoming grin, and tail thumping greetings…

Bella's Purple Girl

Blossom's River

Blossom's Pups

Blossom's Pups

Adult Labrador Retriever- mamas to our Goldador pups.