Goldmation

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55-70 lbs
19-23"
Unknown
Golden Retriever
Dalmatian
Goldmation Retriever

Hardworking, strong-willed and playful, the Goldmation is a medium to large breed hybrid that is a cross between the versatile Dalmatian and the happy go lucky Golden Retriever. These lovely hybrids are highly active and motivated dogs, and they are best suited to active families and homes with plenty of space. They are moderate maintenance dogs as they can be constant to seasonal shedders and so, will require regular brushing and bathing. These dogs make great companions for households with young children and other pets due to their friendly, gently nature.

Purpose
Companionship
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Golden Retriever and Dalmatian

Goldmation Health

Average Size
Male Goldmation size stats
Height: 19-23 inches Weight: 55-70 lbs
Female Goldmation size stats
Height: 19-23 inches Weight: 55-70 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Epilepsy
  • Renal Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Deafness
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Allergies
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Urinalysis
  • Blood Count
  • Blood Chemistry

Goldmation Breed History

The Dalmatian is a mysterious breed that is thought to have originated in the country of Dalmatia, in the Mediterranean. The Dalmatian is a breed most noted for its speed and agility. Throughout history, these dogs have played many important roles and served many purposes. Duties have included being avid hunters, herders of livestock, dogs of war, protectors of chariots, and draft dogs. Today in popular culture, they are most noted as mascots to firefighters due to their history in clearing a pathway for firefighters to get through fires. The Dalmatian was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1888, classified as a non-sporting dog. The origins of the Golden Retriever can be traced back to the 1800s, in Scotland, when a man named Lord Tweedmouth, who was a viscount, adopted a dog named Nous. Nous was a young yellow, wavy-haired puppy that came from a litter of black puppies. It is believed that Lord Tweedmouth wanted to create an excellent hunting and retrieving companion and so he crossed Nous to a Tweed Water Spaniel (now extinct), resulting in a puppy that was later crossed with breeds such as other retrievers, another Tweed Water Spaniel, and a Red Setter. The Golden Retriever gained its recognition as a sporting dog with the American Kennel Club in 1925. 

Goldmation Breed Appearance

The coat of the Goldmation can vary in terms of length; it may be medium to longer in length if your hybrid inherits more Golden Retriever, or it can be short and close to the skin if more Dalmatian is seen. The coat is usually a mixture of colors ranging from whites to golden and often the signature Dalmatian spots will be seen, with spots sometimes showing on the tongue. The hybrid will have a medium sized skull and muzzle, equal in portion size. The eyes are rounded and can come in brown or blue. The ears are large, flopped over and typically wide. The nose can be black or liver toned with spotting. The neck is medium in size, where as the chest is deep. The overall body of the Goldmation tends to be long and muscular with a slightly curved, long tail.

Eye Color Possibilities
blue Goldmation eyes
Blue
brown Goldmation eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Goldmation nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
pied Goldmation coat
Pied
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Goldmation straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Goldmation Breed Maintenance

The Dalmatian is a hybrid that can be quite the shedder. These dogs can be prone to moderate amounts of drooling and doggy odor, which are both traits present in the Golden Retriever. As such, be prepared to bathe and brush your hybrid on a regular basis. Bathing should be done once a month and when necessary. Brushing should be done once a week, particularly if they have long fur like the Retriever's. The pin brush will work quite well and during the shedding season, the use of a deshedder can help. As with all dogs, be sure his ears are checked and cleaned on a regular basis, especially if he likes to swim as moisture can become trapped. Teeth should ideally be brushed once a week in order to prevent dental disease and nails should be trimmed when needed.

Brushes for Goldmation
Pin Brush
Comb
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Goldmation requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Goldmation Temperament

Rambunctious, playful and intelligent all describe the loving Goldmation. This intelligent breed is easy to train and when socialized at an early age, they will do well in households with children and other pets. With strangers, these dog’s will bark in a non-aggressive manner in order to warn their masters of a person approaching. Because of this quality, these hybrids make great watchdogs rather than guard dogs. The Goldmation is breed that needs regular training and mental stimulation, they don’t tend to do well alone, and if bored they can be quite destructive in the house.

Goldmation Activity Requirements

These dogs will thrive in busy environments that allow for involvement in obedience training, agility courses and tricks training. They are an intelligent hybrid that needs to be stimulated mentally in order to meet many of their activity and energy expenditure needs. Walking, running and playing with them may simply not be enough to satisfy their needs  - they are recommended for experienced owners who will have the time and commitment to train them to the best of their abilities. The Goldmation can do well in all areas (urban and rural) as long as they do not get bored. Provide a safe, enclosed back yard space for them to play and explore in and be sure to accompany them when they are outside. They may exhibit destructive behaviors if left alone too long.

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

Goldmation Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.5 - $1.9
Monthly Cost
$39 - $52

Goldmation Owner Experiences

Reagan
3 Years
2 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
She is very friendly once you get to know her but can be stand offish with strangers. Loves other dogs
6 months, 1 week ago
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