- SIZE: 5
- GROOMING:: 6
- EXERCISE NEEDS: 8
- GOOD WITH DOGS: 8
- WATCHDOG: 8
- BREED: Goldador
- COLOR(S):Mostly Yellow, Shades of Gold, Red to Yellow or Black.
A Goldador is a hybrid that is a cross-breed of a Golden Retriever and a Labrador Retriever and may demonstrate any combination of traits from those two breeds. The experimentation of these hybrid or designer dogs has not been recognized by the American Kennel Club or Canadian Kennel Club. The key to cross breeding to purebred dogs is what is called hybrid vigor, the breeding resulting in a healthier dog with superior genetic constitution can come from dogs purebred for so long that they have common genetic disorders. Be sure to choose experienced Goldador breeders for accurate representations of the breed. Goldador puppies and dogs are usually used as Guide, Search and Rescue and Drug detection dogs. Goldador also make good family pets, trainable and an easy to groom coat. The Goldador First-Generation crossbreds are most popular.
The Goldador is affectionate, loyal, and loving. They are extremely family oriented and do not do well if left alone for extended periods of time. They will become destructive if bored or lonely. Goldador puppies and dogs are well-suited for homes with children, dogs, and other household pets. They make good watchdogs that will alert their family to visitors and out of the ordinary sounds. Goldador puppies and dogs may also be dominant and are typically exuberant.
Regular brushing with a firm bristle brush is recommended to remove loose and dead hair for the Goldador. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary using a mild shampoo.
It is important to regularly check and clean the ears. Goldador puppies and dogs may be prone to such health issues as ear infection, hip dysplasia, PRA, heart problems, and Von Willebrand\'s Disease.
Goldador puppies and dogs are highly active and require an inordinate amount of physical exercise and mental stimulation. They do best in a suburban or rural setting where there is ample secure space to roam and run. Goldador puppies and dogs enjoy family activities, swimming, and long, brisk walks.
Early socialization and obedience is recommended. Goldador puppies and dogs are sensitive and intelligent. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency.