It has been known long that some mixes seem to do better than their parents of either breed. It’s a matter of finding which breeds cross best with other breeds. Many of these crossbreeds even go on to become established breeds by themselves. One of the most successful crossbreeds in dogs is seen in the Labrador/Golden Retriever puppy, known also as Golden Labrador Retrievers. Even at an early age, they readily show the best of both the Labrador Retriever and the Golden Retriever.
The Perfect Personality?
Both Labrador and Golden Retrievers are dogs that love to be around 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 on the whole, a Labrador/Golden Retriever puppy is a born people pleaser. They are fascinated by people and seem to identify with them. They also have a lot of strength and stamina, which comes in good for service and search and rescue dogs.
Best Seeing Eye Dogs
According to service dog experts and charities that train seeing eye dogs in England, the best dog for the job is a Labrador/Golden retriever crossbred. There is a strict 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 days.
Many information websites will tell you that a Golden Labrador will always be yellow, which is not always the case. Occasionally a dark puppy will be born. You can register your Labrador/Golden Retriever puppy with the American Canine Hybrid Club.
Each day, there is a newborn Golden / Labrador Retriever puppy who makes that first step to being a specially trained service dog. They all can rescue us from ourselves and our selfishness and help give our souls back to ourselves.