Golden Labrador

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Golden Labrador History

The Golden Labrador Retriever is a breed of gundog that originated in Newfoundland, Canada. It is a retriever that is yellow in color. It is the most popular of the many varieties of Lab. The origin of the name “Labrador” is obscure. One legend says that the first dogs intended for the Greenland expedition were shipped from Scotland, and some of the Scotsmen named their dogs after the Scottish town of Labrador, while others supposedly called them “Labradors” after the ship that delivered them. The popularity of the name led to the misnomer “Labrador” being applied to the type of dog, rather than to an individual. In 1807, when the British Admiralty was seeking a dog that could pull a sledge in icy conditions, they turned to the Newfoundland. The size and the willingness of the Newfoundland to work and retrieve made the breed an ideal candidate for this role, and from that point on, the Newfoundland was used extensively in Arctic exploration.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Golden Labrador Physical Characteristics

The Golden Labrador is a medium-sized, short-haired breed of dog that was originally derived from a cross-breed between a yellow Lab and a Yellow Retriever. They have a thick, double coat of a cream or gold color, with black markings. They have a large head with a squarish shape, triangular ears, and a black nose. Their eyes are also black. They are a friendly, smart, and playful breed and are typically very active.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Brown, Red, Black, Cream

Height Range

Male Height Range: 22 – 24 inches

Female Height Range: 22 – 24 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 65 – 80 lbs

Female Weight Range: 60 – 75 lbs

Golden Labrador Health

Description of breed health.


10-15 yrs

Golden Labrador Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Hip Dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Diabetes, Eye Problems

Golden Labrador Temperament and Behaviour

The Golden Lab is an energetic, playful and friendly breed of dog. They are extremely loyal to their owners and are great with families. They are good-natured, but can sometimes be stubborn. They are smart and are easy to train.

Golden Labrador Activity Requirements

Golden Labrador Retrievers are actually a mix between a Yellow Lab and a purebred Golden Retriever. They are generally even-tempered, friendly, and fun-loving. This makes them a very popular choice as a companion dog. While they are not a particularly high-energy dog, they do need regular exercise and attention. They are not a good choice for people who work long hours or who travel frequently. They prefer to be with their people at all times. A daily walk or a game of fetch is a good way to provide your Golden Lab with exercise and companionship. They do well living in an apartment, as long as they can get outside on a regular basis.

Miles Per Day

8 miles

Activity Per Day

120 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Golden Labrador is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Golden Labrador is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Golden Labrador is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Golden Labrador is part of the Unclassified group.

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