The Perfect Cross Is The Golden Lab
A Golden Lab is a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Golden Retriever.
Both these breeds are very similar in characteristics and nature. In fact the St John's dog featured prominently in the history of both of them.
To my uneducated eye, they look so similar to each other that one could quite easily be a long haired version of the other.
Their natures are also so similar to each others that I find great difficulty in pointing out any differences between them.
Both of these breeds are listed in the top ten of the most intelligent breeds in professor Stanley Coren's book "The intelligence of Dogs". The Golden Retriever is listed at number 4, while the Labrador Retriever is listed at number 7.
The interesting thing to note here is that cross breeds are normally more intelligent than their parents, as well as being healthier. This just has to be a very good cross to own.
These cross breeds, and there are quite a large number around, make excellent pets. Both parent breeds are renowned for their tolerance around children, and if it is at all possible, Golden's are even more so.
They are just such happy dogs that you can't help loving them.
Everything that either of the parent breeds are used for with regard to work, these dogs are also used for.
If you are not looking for pedigree papers this has to be the dog for you. That’s if you can find any for sale.
It has been my experience that they are so popular that as soon as a bitch becomes pregnant with a litter. The owner is inundated with requests for one of the pups.
I am a committed Labrador Retriever lover, they have been a part of my life for a very long time. If there is one dog that I would elevate to the same level as Labs in my affection it would be the Golden.
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Have had dogs growing up all my life (mostly Irish Setters) but 3 years ago I got Lacey, my Golden Lab.
She is by far the BEST most LOYAL and INTELLIGENT …
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I have a 3 year old Golden Lab named Lacey.
I have had dogs my whole life and thought I'd seen everything.
Lacey is not only the most intelligent …
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Our Golden Lab, Buttercup, loves apples.
We have an invisible fence of about one acre in our back yard and the east boundary of fence is just short …
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