|Common nicknames||Goldador Retriever|
|Foundation stock||Labrador Retriever and Golden Retriever.|
|Variety status||Not recognised as a standardised breed by any major kennel club.|
|Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)|
The Goldador, also known as Golden Lab, is a hybrid dog that is the product of breeding a purebred Golden Retriever with a purebred Labrador Retriever. Bred for its ability to serve as guide, search-and-rescue, and drug-detection dogs, the Goldador is growing in popularity as a social and easily trained dog.
Just like the Labrador, the Goldador has a short double coat that can range in variety of colors and does not require a grooming regimen. The Goldador is a large, athletic dog, it measures 54 to 60 cm tall at the top of the withers and normally weighs 60 to 80 pounds. This type of dog can be smart and sensitive enough to work with anti-narcotics and bomb detection squads. The name ''Goldador'' is a portmanteau from the word ''golden'' and ''Labrador'', in the names of the parent breeds, Goldadors are also called glabs.
Generally, a Goldador's coat color ranges from yellow to gold to reddish gold, but because it is a crossbreed, it can sometimes inherit a black coat but rarely dark brown. The coat may be long and silky like that of a Golden Retriever, or may be shorter in the style of the Labrador Retriever. The Goldador often has a noticeable "racing stripe" along its spine that is a little darker than the rest of its coat.
The Goldador is a medium-sized dog with size and build range of a purebred Labrador Retriever or Golden Retriever, its weight can grow on average between 60 to 80 lb (27 to 36 kg). Heights wise the Goldador can reach up to 2 feet (0.61 m) tall at the shoulders.
Goldadors, like Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers, do not have as many health issues as most designer breeds. Although hybrids have a reputation of having fewer health issues, Golden Retriever and Labrador Retrievers have some significant health problems that can be common within their breeds.
Some of the common health problems of the Goldador include hip and elbow joint arthritis, the dog will also have problems with their eyes eventually. the Goldador may inherit any of the health issues that is in its parent breeds.
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