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Golden Labrador

Golden Retriever / Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

A black Golden Labrador is laying on a tan carpet in front of an arm chair with its head tilted to the left

Hanna the black Lab / Golden Retriever mix breed dog (Golden Lab) at 4½ years old

Other Names

Golden Lab

Golden Labrador Retriever


Goldador Retriever


The Golden Labrador is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Golden Retriever and the Labrador Retriever. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.


ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club

DBR = Designer Breed Registry

DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®

Recognized Names

American Canine Hybrid Club = Golden Labrador

Designer Breed Registry = Golden Labrador Retriever

Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Golden Labrador Retriever

International Designer Canine Registry® = Goldador Retriever

A Golden Labrador is wearing a yellow and blue vest and sitting in front of coloful flowers

This dog is being trained to be a service dog through Canine Companions for Independence. He is a gorgeous Labrador / Golden Retriever mix (Golden Labrador).

A Golden Labrador is standing in sand and it has a fish in its mouth. There is a body of water behind it.

Nearly 2-year-old Danish origin Labrador x Golden Smorre with Dutch owners on beach in Portugal—after catching the fish and showing us how clever he is, he ate it all!

A black Golden Labrador is sitting on a tan carpet

Oscar Meyer the black Labrador / Golden Retriever mix (Golden Labrador) at about 1 year old

A series of four photos of a Golden Labrador puppy inside of a basket with a blanket. The words - Nala Chanelle Age: 1month Born: December 3,2009 - are overlayed

"Nala Chanelle is a Golden Labrador Retriever from Puerto Rico, shown here as a 2-month-old puppy. She has lovely blue eyes and a killer smooth golden tone on her fur (not yellow). Nala is very playful but also very demanding (Top Dog trait? hehehe). She has already seen her vet for general checkup and parasite deworming at 1 month. (She only had 2 young eggs, medicine was administered and on 2nd visit (6 weeks), she was all clear). That 1-month general health assessment went great! Doctor found her in super great shape and her 6-week-old first vaccination went very well also. She was fed on Royal Canin Puppy 33 up until now. She just started Pedigree Puppy. This transition helped her well. She favors tennis balls, a teething rope with two plastic balls, and a teething plastic lifesaver as her toys, but also likes to call for attention and be petted and played with. (She shows a very happy tail and active jumping/running with human playful interaction). We started the "Sit" and "Down" commands yesterday with the information on your page and we were amazed!!!! (For now, I showed her I am Top Dog and she behaved better!!! This is incredible and powerful stuff!!! hahaha). Loud barking and calling for attention are still issues at hand, but we will not be disappointed easily and we will keep training and interacting in a more knowledgeable and effective way each time."