J E D: Is it okay to buy a crossbreed between a Golden Retriever and a Labrador dog? Is it a good breed?
I'm planning to buy a puppy. Someone offered me a crossbreed between a Labrador and a Golden Retriever. Is it ok or should I refuse his offer? Thanks for the help guyz.
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Answer by Shana
It's ok to ADOPT one... as in from a shelter, or if one is homeless.
You should run away from anyone offering to SELL you one. They are mutts and are not "worth" any money. They are not registerable with any reputable kennel club, their health cannot be guaranteed, and anyone who intentionally breeds mutts is probably not intelligent or considerate enough to properly vet them.
You would be better served to purchase either a Golden or Lab from a reputable breeder, or adopt one (or a mix) from a shelter or rescue. I guarantee you that right now as you read this, there is a Golden/Lab mix being euthanized somewhere in this country because of greedy backyard breeders like the one who's "offering" you theirs.
Answer by BYBs Care For Money
It's not a breed. It's a MUTT. Both breeds going into it are good natured, sweet dogs, so the cross should be as well.
This said: DO NOT BUY A MIXED BREED FOR ANYTHING MORE THAN THE PRICE OF SHOTS AND WORMING. Anyone that produces mixes like this is a backyard breeder only interested in money. There has been no health testing on any kind done on the parents of mixed breeds, so that much is a gamble.
If you are willing to chance that and are paying no more than $ 50 for this puppy, it should grow up to be a lovely companion. Meet the parents, see if you like their dispositions, and follow gut instinct.
Good luck, and have fun with your puppy if you decide to get one!
Answer by Nedra E
A Golden Retriever is a Golden Labrador Retriever.
A Labrador dog is a Labrador Retriever.
They are both Labrador Retrievers.
The person who offered you the dog doesn't know much about the breed.
Read up on Labrador Retrievers and make sure you have the right energy level and activity level for this breed of dog. That's the important question… The dog is a high energy dog and you need to know about the breed before you take the dog. -!-
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