It has been known long that some crossbreeds seem to do better than their parents of either breed. It’s a question of finding which breeds cross best with other breeds. A few of these crossbreeds end up becoming considered pure breeds themselves. One of the best crossbreeds in dogs is seen in the Labrador/Golden Retriever puppy, known also as Golden Labrador Retrievers. At a young age they begin to show the best traits of their parents breeds.
The Perfect Personality?
Both Labrador and Golden Retrievers are dogs that really like people and are eager to please. Keep in mind that not every one is alike, and bad training will always make for a bad, fearful dog (regardless of breed), but overall, a Labrador/Golden Retriever puppy is a born people lover. They are fascinated by people and seem to easily bond with them. They also have a lot of strength and stamina, which comes in handy for service and search and rescue dogs.
Great Dogs For Helping the Blind
The Golden Labrador Retriever are hailed as the best seeing eye dogs by experts that train seeing eye dogs in England. There is an extensive breeding program run in England by Guide Dogs to raise dogs to be seeing eye dogs. A Labrador/Golden Retriever puppy is first tested at about eight weeks of age to see what his personality is like.
A seeing eye dogs training is never really over. Often times the puppies will fail their training and be put up for adoption as a pet. To take a Labrador/Golden Retriever puppy and turn out a dependable life-saver costs an average of $70,000 (US). They work until old age or illness forces them to retire, and then they are placed in care homes for the rest of their lives.
Other Things to Know
Although many online Labrador puppies information web sites will say that a Golden Labrador is always yellow, this is not true. Occasionally a dark puppy will be born. You can register your Labrador/Golden Retriever puppy with the American Canine Hybrid Club.
Every day, there is a newborn Golden / Labrador Retriever puppy who makes that first step to being a drug sniffing dog, cancer sniffing dog, service dog or a search and rescue dog. They all can rescue us from ourselves and our selfishness and help give our souls back to ourselves.