Dog breeds: the Goldador dog characteristics and behavior

The Goldador dog is a mixed breed between a Labrador and a Golden Retriever. The idea was to obtain a working dog with a sweet personality.

The Goldador dog is a mixed breed between a Labrador and a Golden Retriever.  The plan was to get a dog with the working ability of the Labrador and the sweet nature of the Retriever.


The idea to cross two of America’s most popular breeds came out at the early 2000s.  Breeder succeeded in creating a hard-working dog with a tolerable and sweet personality.  These are both distinct characteristics of the Lab and the Retriever respectively.

Today, their versatility makes them great family companions that are also used to sniff out explosives.  There are presently no efforts nor organizations working on a breed standard for the Golden Labrador, as he is also known.

Physical characteristics

The Goldador dog or Golden Labrador tend to have the appearance of either one of their parent dogs.  These dogs are very active and enjoy swimming.  They are medium-sized dogs with a height of 22 to 24 inches.  Their weight is usually around 60 to 80 pounds.

The coat is water-resistant, dense, and can either be medium or long. They usually come in yellow, brown, white, black, and red.


This is one dog that will happily get down to work, but only when asked by his favorite person.  These family-oriented pooches make great companion dogs.  Generally, they are easygoing, affectionate, and highly intelligent.

Caring for a Goldador dog

These very active dogs require at least 30 minutes of play and exercise.  He would do great in dog competitions of agility and flyball.  Although he does his best in a large yard, if he is properly exercised, he can do well in an apartment or condo.   Note that they shed moderately and might require weekly brushing.


Given his intelligence and desire to please, this dog can be trained to do pretty much anything.  This versatility makes him both a great working dog and a nice companion dog.  Train him with positive reinforcements.  Due to their need for gentle treatment, harsh methods are not convenient.

Fun facts

  • These dogs love to eat and may become obese if not exercised properly.
  • They do well with children of all ages.
  • We do recommend this dog for first-time dog owners.

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