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Goldendale History

The Goldendale is a fairly new American mix-breed, or designer, dog that was created in the 1990s. The mixed-breed parents of the Goldendale are unknown, but it is believed to be a cross between the Golden Retriever and the Labrador Retriever. The golden retriever is a type of retriever. It is a large, even-tempered, happy-go-lucky gundog that excels at finding and fetching waterfowl. The golden color comes from the gold to reddish-brown tones that are found throughout the coat. The Labrador Retriever is a type of retriever that was originally developed as a working and sporting gundog. The Lab is the second-most popular purebred in the U.S. after the German Shepherd. The Lab is a highly intelligent, athletic, and friendly family pet.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Goldendale Physical Characteristics

The Goldendale is a mix breed that is typically between 15 and 20 inches tall at the shoulders and weighs between 35 and 50 pounds. It has a short, smooth, medium length coat that is white, orange, red, or black and the combination of these colors. It has a triangular shaped head with a slightly rounded skull, a pointed nose, and dark eyes and ears.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Black, White, Red, Fawn

Height Range

Male Height Range: 20 – 24 inches

Female Height Range: 20 – 22 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 55 – 60 lbs

Female Weight Range: 45 – 50 lbs

Goldendale Health

Description of breed health.


10-13 yrs

Goldendale Health Concerns

Cataracts, Hip Dysplasia, Bloat, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Allergies

Goldendale Temperament and Behaviour

The Goldendale is a protective and devoted breed of dog. They are highly intelligent and are quick to learn new commands. They are outgoing and friendly, but may be shy or aggressive with strangers. They are brave and courageous, and will stand their ground against larger animals.

Goldendale Activity Requirements

The Goldendale is a medium-sized herding dog that originated in Germany. They are best known for their intelligence and their willingness to please. While the Goldendale is a highly intelligent, hard-working, and loyal breed, they do require a great deal of physical and mental stimulation. Without proper exercise and attention, they can be anxious or bored. Goldendales do best in homes with an active owner who can provide them with plenty of walks, games, and toys. If you are looking for a highly entertaining and devoted breed of dog, the Goldendale may be a great choice. However, they are not recommended for novice owners.

Miles Per Day

11 miles

Activity Per Day

90 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Goldendale is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Goldendale is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Goldendale is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Goldendale is part of the Unclassified group.

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