Golden Labrador

60-75 lbs
22-24"
United States
Golden Retriever
Labrador Retriever
Golden Lab, Goldador, and Goldador Retriever

The Golden Labrador is a large friendly dog, full of energy, always wanting to part of any action. Highly intelligent, they are easier than most dogs to train as they are so willing to please. They love to be inside with the family and will be devoted to you. While alert enough to be a good watchdog, her instinct to befriend everyone rule her out for this express purpose. These dogs need a good daily walk and plenty of mental stimulation daily. They love to play and will be the last person standing in the game. The Golden Labrador loves water, and is a great swimmer. They may roll in the mud afterwards to dry off so be warned. If you can direct her to the grass it will be so much better otherwise she will need a bath!

Purpose
Companion, detection, service, search and rescue, guide and therapy dog
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Golden Retriever and Labrador Retriever

Golden Labrador Health

Average Size
Male Golden Labrador size stats
Height: 22-24 inches Weight: 65-80 lbs
Female Golden Labrador size stats
Height: 22-24 inches Weight: 60-75 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Minor Concerns
  • Diabetes
  • Eye Problems
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Weight Gain
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Urinalysis
  • Blood Tests
  • Full Physical Examination
  • Ophthalmic Examination
  • Gonioscopy

Golden Labrador Breed History

The Golden Labrador has two of the most popular breeds as their parents. The Labrador Retriever was originally used as a retriever of fish for the Canadian Fisherman in the 1700s. They also filled a key role as a companion and loyal friend. During a visit to Canada by some Englishmen in the 1800s, they were so impressed with this dog that they brought them back with them where they were used as retrievers for the nobility during hunting outings. In the late 19th Century the Labrador Retriever had disappeared from Canada due to their breeding laws, but the breed survived and flourished in England. The English Kennel club recognized the dog in 1903 and the American Kennel Club followed suit in 1917. Blessed with a sweet nature, friendly and outgoing – the Labrador Retriever is an exuberant companion or working dog who needs plenty of exercise. The Golden Retriever was also bred to be used as a hunting dog. With their keen sense of smell, willingness to please and boundless energy they made ideal dogs to retrieve waterfowl or other small game. They originated in the Scottish Highlands in the late 1800s. Lord Tweedmouth was responsible for the creation of this breed using several breeds to achieve his aim, which in later years included the Bloodhound, Irish Setter and Tweed Water Spaniel. The Golden Retriever has grown to be one of the most popular breeds known today. They are used in a wide range of activities which include hunting and tracking, detection work, service work for the disabled, and as a guide dog for the blind.

Golden Labrador Breed Appearance

The Golden Labrador is a large dog with a square shaped head that is slightly rounded at the top. The ears are long and floppy and she has a wide tapered muzzle with the teeth meeting in a scissors bite. They say that the eyes are the mirror to the soul, and this is definitely true with the Golden Labrador. Their eyes are a gorgeous deep golden brown and express her devotion and loyalty. The nose is usually black in color, with wide nostrils ideal for picking up a scent. Strong legs and a wide chest match the perfectly proportioned body and makes the Golden Labrador one of the most popular hybrid breeds in the world.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Golden Labrador eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Golden Labrador nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
black Golden Labrador coat
Black
red Golden Labrador coat
Red
brown Golden Labrador coat
Brown
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Golden Labrador straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Golden Labrador Breed Maintenance

At times, it seems as if the Golden Labrador is always shedding so a thorough brushing with a pin brush to remove tangles once a day will also help keep those loose hairs from decorating the house. They tend to enjoy this process and will look forward to all your attention. While you are brushing, it is a valuable time to check her ears for infections, and wipe them out with a soft cloth to keep them healthy. Brush her teeth at least three times a week and trim the toenails when needed – just don’t trim too short or you may hurt her.

Brushes for Golden Labrador
Pin Brush
Comb
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Golden Labrador requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Golden Labrador Temperament

Good natured, loving, affectionate, goofy, and happy, the Golden Labrador loves people and is very friendly. Training her is a breeze as this is a dog designed to want to please. She also loves to carry out tasks making her a good work dog. The Golden Labrador is not a dog to leave on its own outside in the yard, she will want to be with her family. If left alone for long stretches she can get destructive out of boredom. She will respond well to praise and rewards, but avoid harsh methods as she can be sensitive to tone. They love to be guided, and respond well to an owner with a consistent leadership role. Full of energy, they will love a game or two and guess who will be the one to tire first? A beach or river walk is ideal as she will launch herself into the water without a thought. A great swimmer, they are happy to join you in the pool although she may try to ‘rescue’ the children until she realises the noise is happy noise, not an emergency. Loving, easy to care for, and a friend for life, the Golden Labrador is a gem of a dog.

Golden Labrador Activity Requirements

The Golden Labrador is very active especially when they are young and require a walk once or twice a day to burn off that energy. If they don’t have enough exercise they can develop destructive habits such as barking, digging, and chewing everything in sight. They are easy to exercise as they will happily lope alongside you as you run or bike, and even just a trip to the dog park will be met with high excitement. As the Golden Labrador matures they don’t need as much exercise, tending to become a bit of a couch potato, but will still need a shorter regular walk just to keep fit.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
120 minutes

Golden Labrador Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.50 - $1.90
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00

Golden Labrador Owner Experiences

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