1) Designer dog breed
The Goldador is a so called designer dog breed, which means that they are crosses, or mixes between two different purebred dogs, the Labrador and Golden Retriever. Of course, natural crosses between those two breed have been there for centuries, but it was not until 2000s, when they started to be bred intentionally.
2) Predictable crossbreed
Most designer dog breeds are quite unpredictable, because they can inherit different traits from their parents. But since the Labs and Goldens are so similar together, you can easily estimate the appearance and personality of the Goldador. Typically their height is between 56-61 cm, which is 22-24 inches and weight between 27-36 kg. Which is 60-80 pounds. BTW if you are interested what are the slight differences between Labs and Goldens, i am giving you link in description to Rocadog comparsion video between those two breeds.
3) Versatile workers
The Goldador is not only amazing friendly companion, they also serve for many purposes. They especially good guide dogs, outstanding service dogs and they are also good at search and rescue work, detection dogs and therapy dogs.
4) High trainability
Goldadors, just like the Goldens and Labs are highly and easily trainable dogs. They are very intelligent and eager to please. If you combine those two temperamental traits together, you will always have an easily trainable dog. Thanks to this they are one of the best medium to large sized dogs, that are good for novice dog owners.
But this dog is still not for everyone. You should be prepared, that this is highly active breed, especially when they are younger. And they are young, at least in their mind, for a long time. They will require daily longer walks, but they are also amazing companions for hikes, jogs and tey love swimming, so you should let them swim from time to time. You should also stimulte their mind, longer training sessions or task oriented plays are great way to do it. If you will not meet their physical and mental needs, the Goldadors will become bored and possibly even destructive.
6) Food lovers
Okay, all dogs love to eat, but Goldadors are something else. Of course, there are some exceptions, but most of them will want to eat everything and all the time. And it can be dangerous, because they can easily become obese or even worse, they can possion themselves. It is important to feed them properly and stick to the feeding guide on your dog food label. I would also not give them human food, even though it is extremely hard to resist to Goldadors begging eyes.
7) Family companions
Goldadors are just amazing family companions. They are very playful, gentle, affectionate and loving and they do great with kids, but also with other dogs in the family. They can be socialized to live with almost any household pet. Of course, you should never leave any dog with a small kid unspurevised, especially, if the kid is not old enough to know how to act properly towards dogs.
Goldadors can be in many colors, including almost white, golden, brown or black. Most commonly, they are in yellow, gold or reddish gold color, but because it is not uncommon for them to inherit the black Labrador coat as well. The most rare color is the dark brown, but it exists as well.
Goldadors shed. And they shed all year long. They will mostly have the shorter Lab coat, but they can inherit longer Golden Retriever coat as well. No matter what coat they have, you will have to brush them regularly to keep the coat in good condition and to remove the dead hair and minimize the shedding. Other than that, you should regularly check their eyes, ears and nails and clip them or clean them if needed.
Goldadors are relatively healthy dogs, with average lifespan between 11-14 years. They do suffer from similar health issues as the parent breeds, which is hip dysplasia and arthritis, patellar luxation, progresive retinal atrophy and diabetes.