Golden Labrador or Goldador - Origin, Characteristics, Education and Care

Golden Labrador or Goldador: find out what this animal is like, its physical characteristics, character, behavior, etc. Among the many new hybrid breeds being born...

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Among the many new hybrid breeds being born every day is an absolutely adorable breed of dog. This is the Golden Labrador, also known as Goldador, a dog that stands out from all other dogs because of its many qualities.

The Golden Labrador or Goldador is an attentive dog, very cuddly and characterized by its great sociability as well as its incredible ability to adapt to different environments. Want to learn more about the Goldador? Stay with us on this new breed sheet from PlanèteAnimal to discover all the characteristics of the Golden Labrador or the Goldador!


  • Europe

Physical Characteristics

  • Muscular
  • Proportional


  • Average


  • 45-55

Adult Weight

  • 25-45

Life expectancy

  • 12-14

Recommended physical activity

  • Average


  • Balanced
  • Society
  • Very loyal
  • Smart
  • Affectionate
  • Docile

Ideal for

  • Children
  • Apartment
  • House
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Therapy

Hair type

  • Short
  • Smooth

Origin of the Goldador or Golden Retriever

The Goldador is, as we said, a hybrid breed, which means that it is the result of the mixture between specimens of two breeds recognized and standardized by international cynological entities. In this case, the Goldador comes from the cross between the Golden retriever and the Labrador retriever. It is also known as Mix golden lab, Golden retriever mix or Goldador retriever.

This particular crossbreed was started in order to get the perfect breed to train as therapy dogs. This is why, about ten years ago, we started to cross Labradors with Goldens, but, beware, this does not mean that such crosses did not exist for many years.

Characteristics of the Golden Labrador or Goldador

" The Golden Labrador or Goldador is a medium-sized dog, which has an average weight of between 27 and 36 kilos and a height at the withers of between 54 and 62 cm. Generally the males are larger and more robust than the females, although you must keep in mind that in hybrid breeds the variability of the weight and size of the specimens is much greater than in pure breeds. Their life expectancy is around 10-12 years."

This is an athletic-looking dog with an elongated head, but not a pointed muzzle. Its tail is medium in length and its square, rounded ears fall framing its beautiful little head. His eyes are large and reveal a deep and expressive gaze.

The Goldador's fur is bi-layered, which means that it has a woolly, dense and soft undercoat as well as an outer layer composed of short and smooth hairs.

Colors of Golden Labrador or Goldador

Being a hybrid between a Golden Retriever and a Labrador, the Goldador can present all the original colors of the parent breeds, such as golden, black or chocolate, but the most common are yellow or red golden.

The Golden retriever or Goldador puppy

The Goldador is a turbulent and very nervous puppy, who likes to play, run and have fun without respite. That's why you should always keep an eye on him, because, in addition, he is also a very curious puppy who will not realize the dangers around him.

If the Goldador puppy will grow up with children, you must take into account that they must be used to each other, not because the Goldador does not adapt to them, on the contrary, it dog loves children, but because it is essential that children and the puppy learn to measure their strength when they play together.To avoid possible accidents, you just have to teach them to behave respectfully from an early age.

Character of the Goldador or Golden labrador

Goldador dogs have a character that resembles that of their parents and they stand out for being really nice and pleasant dogs. They are incredibly loyal, so they stick to the breasts in the face of any problem or unforeseen event. Due to its friendliness and sociability with strangers, it is not a very effective guard dog. However, he is an excellent nanny dog, because he loves children and he gets along perfectly with other animals.

He is a very intelligent dog who needs cognitive stimulation to stay mentally active. In this case, intelligence games are a great idea, as they allow them to have fun while playing. Thus, and continuing with the character characteristics of the Goldadors, you should know that they stand out for their great empathy and know-how, which makes them excellent therapy dogs.They excel in this work because they are quiet, patient and very attentive dogs.

Taking care of the Golden Labrador or Goldador

As for the care of the Goldador, the most important thing is the maintenance of its magnificent fur. To keep his coat in good condition, it is recommended to brush it at least once a week with a brush adapted to his coat. These brushings should be more frequent during moulting periods, and you will only have to wash it when it really needs to.

You have to be careful about the condition of the Goldador's ear canals, because as we will see in the paragraph on his he alth, they are likely to suffer from hearing infections. To avoid the buildup of wax and mites, which tends to degenerate into proliferation of bacteria that cause infections, it is recommended to wash your ears frequently.

In addition to what we have just talked about, you will also need to pay attention to his diet and ensure that it is as balanced and adapted as possible to his needs.Some of these dogs are mildly gluttonous, so exercise will need to be emphasized to keep them in good shape. Of course, you can't forget about mental stimulation through toys, games and activities, either.

Education of the Goldador or Golden labrador

Considering all the characteristics of the Goldador in terms of character and intelligence, we can say that it is a relatively easy dog to train. He learns quickly and is very responsive to lessons. As with all dogs, the best way to educate this dog is through techniques based on positive reinforcement, since rewards of all types have a great impact on the associations he establishes, which makes this method is really effective for this mixed breed dog. Conversely, any form of punishment or aggressive reaction towards the dog should be avoided.

Although it is a breed that is generally very sociable and does not really hesitate to approach strangers, in order to avoid possible relationship problems, it is recommended to socialize it as soon as it is younger age.Discover all our advice on this subject in the following articles:

  • How to properly socialize your puppy?
  • How to socialize an adult dog

He alth of the Goldador or Golden labrador

As with the rest of the other crossbred dogs, the Golden Labrador has much better he alth than that of the parent breeds. Nevertheless, they have also inherited from them a certain tendency to suffer from certain certain affections. One of the most common diseases of the Golden Labrador are pathologies related to hearing he alth. For the morphology of their ears, they accumulate mites and bacteria, and if they are not eliminated they cause infections that can be really serious, such as otitis. To avoid all this, you have to wash his ears regularly.

Other rather common conditions are hip dysplasia and knee dysplasia, which is why it is recommended to include radiological tests during periodic visits.His eyes are also affected by pathologies such as progressive retinal atrophy or cataracts.

To make sure your dog is he althy, it's best to take him to the vet frequently. Don't forget to vaccinate it well and deworm it well.

Where to adopt a Goldador or Golden Labrador?

Adopting a Goldador can end up being one of the best decisions you can make in your life, because having one of these dogs in your home will bring you joy, happiness and love. However, before making the decision to adopt an animal, you must take into account its needs, thus ensuring that these will be covered at all costs.

You should know that there are a large number of animals looking for a home, because they were abandoned, because they were born in the street or because they were mistreated. To be able to offer a second opportunity to these animals, we recommend that you contact the shelters closest to you to ask them if they have a Goldador for adoption.

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