Golden Labradors, as hybrid dogs, will inherit characteristics from both parents but not always equally. We recommend prospective owners read up on the traits of both Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers before adopting one of these mixes. The following information for this breed can be supplemented by visiting our parent breed pages.
Intelligent and biddable, the Golden Lab will be pretty easy to train, even by a first time owner. Both parent breeds are notoriously easy to train and excel in obedience. They are sensitive to your tone and gestures so encouragement, affection and treats will get you much farther than excessive firmness. This breed is so trainable, they often find jobs as assistance, therapy, search and rescue, and explosive detection dogs as well as hunting partners (naturally).
Notably, these dogs are prime choices for families. They were bred for the purpose of keeping the physical strength and endurance of the Labrador while also retaining the affable, happy-go-lucky nature of the Golden Retriever.
This breed is energetic will, ideally, have a fenced yard along with an hour of daily outdoor activity. They enjoy doing anything whether you are an avid hunter or simply enjoy taking a long walk each day. Goldadors love toys, games and even swimming so it shouldn't be hard to find an activity to keep them in good shape. It's also important to note that training (obedience, agility, task) is an important way to exercise both the body and mind.