Recently (May 15th) a video vent viral on TikTok. The video was one of those popular trends where you show the mom and the dad and reveal what they made together. Well, this time it was an adorable long-haired Dalmatian that was a result of a normal-haired Dalmatian and a golden retriever.
Andrew said that he is constantly asked if they are mixed with a golden retriever, so he decided to partake in the popular TikTok trend. Although Andrews dogs are full-breeds and are not mixed with a golden retriever, the video is still adorable and Oakley and Nellie do look like theyre the perfect middle ground between the two dog breeds.
@ajlewis93 This is my family STEEERLING Andrew told Bored Panda : So first off, I have two long-haired Dalmatians that are full-bred (Oakley and Nellie). Every time I go out in public I mostly get asked if they are mixed with a golden retriever or something like that. But Ive always wanted to get a Dalmatian and randomly stumbled upon a long-haired and I instantly knew right there.
So I found a lady online trying to get rid of their puppy, which was around 4 months old. He took a while to adjust and be normal, but he is the absolute happiest dog Ive ever met. Oakley is obsessed with playing fetch with balls and frisbees.
After a few months, I knew he needed a sibling to play with while I was at work, so I brought home his new sister, Nellie. She loves to play tag with Oakley but she is more of a cuddler and likes taking naps.
What is a Dalmatian mixed with a golden retriever called?
Hardworking, strong-willed and playful, the Goldmation is a medium to large breed hybrid that is a cross between the versatile Dalmatian and the happy go lucky Golden Retriever. These lovely hybrids are highly active and motivated dogs, and they are best suited to active families and homes with plenty of space.
How much does a Goldmation cost?
While it depends largely on your location, the average cost of a Dalmatian puppy from a reputable breeder can cost you around $800 to $1500 give or take.
What is the best breed to mix with a golden retriever?
Golden Cocker Retriever (Golden Retriever + Cocker Spaniel) ….Gollie (Golden Retriever + Collie) ….Goldmation (Golden Retriever + Dalmatian) ….Golden Shepherd (Golden Retriever + German Shepherd) ….Golden Pyrenees (Golden Retriever + Great Pyrenees) ….Goldador (Golden Retriever + Labrador Retriever)
Are Goldmations good dogs?
The Goldmation is a spirited, friendly dog that is highly loyal to his human pack and a great companion dog to families with kids of all ages, as well as other pets. He considers himself to be a key part of the family unit and thrives on human companionship and all activities that include his people pack.
As a designer dog, Boxer Dalmatian is one of the most common Dalmatian Mix. Their similar size will make Boxmatian, as it is called, grow about 19 to 25 inches tall. It can weigh around 45 to 80 pounds. Although Boxer and Dalmatian have short hair, but both of them are shedder that you need to invest time to brush them at least twice a week to keep shedding under control. This mixed of Boxer Dalmatian breed can be found at breeders from around $500 to more than $1000. But if you want to invest some time to check at local shelters, that will save significant amount of money and a life!
This puppy costs around $200 to $600 depending on how high the demand in the area and many other factors and a perfect match for those who likes to play along with their dogs and are physically active. Although no one can predict exact result of a hybrid, but looking at Dalmatian and Beagle puppys parents, this always-happy dog will have floppy ears and long tail wagging all the time.
Although a hybrid is popular as they are more prone to genetic diseases than their purebred parents, Chihuahua Dalmatian Mix owner still need to watch its diet. Make sure that you feed them with diet that fits their age, size, and activity, as well as containing meat as the main ingredient to prevent urinary tract infection Chihuahua Dalmatian Mix is vulnerable to. This dog has high energy so that you need to take it to a long walk as daily exercise to prevent them making destruction in the house.
The good thing is both parents of St. Bernard and Dalmatian are affectionate and lovely dog for your family, although early training and socialization is still needed especially around children. Although getting a puppy from nearby local shelter is highly recommended, but if you are interested in having a Blue Heeler Dalmatian Mix, you may find it at breeders for around $300 up to $700. Just like other large dog, Rhodesian Ridgeback Dalmatian mix is prone to get hip dysplasia although can be prevent by controlling their meals and not overfeed it.
The alert and always fun Goldmation brings together the sweet, gentle nature of the Golden Retriever and the spirited, playful Dalmatian for a pooch that is ideal for an active family with kids that are young or old as well as other pets including dogs. He can be quick to bark which makes him a great non-aggressive watchdog for those who appreciate being kept aware of the mailmans arrival! Ideally, this dog does best when his owner either works from home or can bring in a dog walker to get him out and enjoying some interactive playtime throughout the day.
Because the Dalmatian side of this dog can be prone to urinary stones, a constant supply of fresh water is important to maintain good physical health. When fully grown, your Goldmation will typically weigh somewhere between 55 and 70 pounds depending on gender and whether his DNA picks up more of the Dalmatian or the heavier Retriever genes.
Because this intelligent dog has a highly social nature and the potential to inherit the Goldens tendency to suffer from separation anxiety, he doesnt do well when left on his own for long periods of time and can develop destructive behaviors that include chewing and constant barking. And to help satisfy his need for mental stimulation, toys and puzzle games with hidden treats are a great choice that will give him a little reward for all his hard work. Because he is highly social hell enjoy the ability to run full tilt and explore the many interactive opportunities that a leash-free park can present however the Dalmatian side of him may result in an overly excited pooch that can be a nuisance to other animals, so you may want to monitor his actions to ensure he plays nice with the other dogs.
You can bet that while your Goldmation may or may not pick up the longer coat of the Golden Retriever, he will inherit some of the iconic spotting that his Dalmatian parent breed is known for as well as his tendency to be a heavy shedder. Additionally, a hearing test called a BAER can be conducted on puppies as young as five weeks that will identify whether he has inherited the Dalmatians propensity for deafness. Best Suited For: Families with children, active singles and seniors, houses with yards, rural/farm areas Temperament: Friendly, affectionate, obedient, good natured Comparable Breeds: Irish Setter, Labrador Retriever
Best Suited For: Families with older children, active singles, guard duty, houses with yards, rural areas Temperament: Energetic, enthusiastic, boisterous Comparable Breeds: Brittany, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Goldmation’s Designer Dog status refers to his having been “developed” almost 30 years ago when breeders first began crossing two or more pure-breds in order to produce a dog that was healthier, often non-shedding, smaller and sometimes gentler than many of the popular breeds of the day. With the Goldmation, his parent breeds are the Golden Retriever and the Dalmatian, and in spite of his relatively youthful lineage, he does in fact come from stock that has some pretty impressive history. The Dalmatian has evolved over the centuries without much change to his overall, spotted appearance. In fact, painted walls have been found in Egyptian tombs that show him running behind chariots. Fast forward and while his chariot-chasing days are long gone, he has been used for hunting, herding and as a working dog. The Golden Retriever was developed in Scotland back in the mid-1800s as a solution to the need for a dog that was adept at retrieving downed waterfowl on both land and in water. His gentle, keen-to-please nature made him a favorite companion with hunters.
As a result of his cross-bred or Designer Dog status, the Goldmation doesn’t quality to join the esteemed American Kennel Club (AKC), which is dedicated to promoting the standards and well-being of pure-bred dogs. That said, both of this dog’s pure-bred parents are long-time AKC members who are also highly popular breeds with families throughout North America. The Dalmatian became a member of the “non-sporting” group in 1888 and is considered, dignified, outgoing and smart while the Golden Retriever was inducted back in 1925 to the “sporting” group and is described as a friendly, intelligent and devoted dog.
Your Goldmation is going to need a diet of top quality kibble that is rich in nutrients and designed to support his age, size and level of activity. Always opt for a food that is high in protein versus fillers such as carbohydrates that can leave him feeling hungry and cause him to either over-eat or become the family mooch. Because the Dalmatian side of this dog can be prone to urinary stones, a constant supply of fresh water is important to maintain good physical health. Joint issues can be a problem in larger dogs including the Goldmation as they age, so its important to established an ideal weight is determined and maintained for this dog. Overeating can result in obesity and painful senior years, so plan to feed him 2 to 3 smaller meals throughout the day versus free-feeding and always ensure that his treats are healthy and only doled out “as earned” versus as part of his daily diet.
When fully grown, your Goldmation will typically weigh somewhere between 55 and 70 pounds depending on gender and whether his DNA picks up more of the Dalmatian or the heavier Retriever genes.
Temperament / Behavior
The Goldmation is a spirited, friendly dog that is highly loyal to his human pack and a great companion dog to families with kids of all ages, as well as other pets. He considers himself to be a key part of the family unit and thrives on human companionship and all activities that include his people pack. Because this intelligent dog has a highly social nature and the potential to inherit the Golden’s tendency to suffer from separation anxiety, he doesn’t do well when left on his own for long periods of time and can develop destructive behaviors that include chewing and constant barking. As the Dalmatian can already be prone to the latter, you’ll want to ensure he receives not only obedience training while he is young, but regular daily exercise to help him burn off any excess energy. And to help satisfy his need for mental stimulation, toys and puzzle games with hidden treats are a great choice that will give him a little reward for all his hard work. While Golden Retrievers were bred to be a quick study when it comes to fetching waterfowl and therefore thrive on accomplishing tasks and receiving praise, the Dalmatian was originally bred to be a watchdog and for that reason your Goldmation has a guarding instinct that can make him protective and quick to bark if he feels it’s warranted. That said, he isn’t considered aggressive and once a new face has been acknowledged and accepted by his humans, the super-friendly Golden side kicks in and he’s cool with backing off.
Common Health Problems
Because Designer Dogs are typically free of the health issues that can beset their pure-bred parents, they are a great option for new pet parents who may be concerned about the financial and emotional toil of caring for a dog that is suffering from a debilitating, congenital ailment. That said, prospective owners should always do their homework when it comes to learning more about what their new pup could inherit down the line. With the Goldmation, that can include heart disease and certain cancers from the Retriever as well as joint issues such as hip and elbow dysplasia from both parent breeds. From the Dalmatian, he can also be prone to not only kidney stones and deafness, but the breed has ranked 11
By ensuring your pooch has a regular exercise regimen, a top-quality food suited to his size, age and activity level plus regular preventative maintenance check-ups with your vet, you can expect your Goldmation to live between 10 and 12 years; which is about average for a larger medium-sized dog.
The feisty Goldmation is a spirited dog who needs regular daily exercise including some fun agility work that can include simply throwing a ball in the yard, added to his long daily walks. Including him on your hikes, runs or jogs is another way to mix up his routine and help keep him physically fit and mentally stimulated – both of which are important for this particular dog. Because he is highly social he’ll enjoy the ability to run full tilt and explore the many interactive opportunities that a leash-free park can present however the Dalmatian side of him may result in an overly excited pooch that can be a nuisance to other animals, so you may want to monitor his actions to ensure he plays nice with the other dogs. Prospective owners need to appreciate the importance of meeting this dog’s exercise needs in order to avoid him adopting destructive behaviors such as chewing and incessant barking.
You can bet that while your Goldmation may or may not pick up the longer coat of the Golden Retriever, he will inherit some of the iconic spotting that his Dalmatian parent breed is known for – as well as his tendency to be a heavy shedder. The markings may be pronounced and highly visible or subtle with just a smattering of darker spots on his lighter fur. To help keep this long, unique coat looking it’s very best, you should expect to brush him 2 to 3 times a week to prevent matting and tangles – more frequently during shedding season. And because Dalmatians are known droolers, you may need to bathe him more frequently than you would most other breeds of dog. Alternatively, you could plan to simply use a damp towel or washcloth to clean up his jawline as needed and throw down a couple of blankets or towels on his favorite nesting spot that can be tossed into the wash to prevent the “doggy” smell that often accompanies drool. While professional grooming won’t be necessary, he will have floppy ears which can harbor dirt and bacteria. To avoid the smelly yeast infection floppy-eared dogs can be prone to, you will need to inspect and do a light cleaning on a weekly basis. Just a quick wipe with a damp cotton swab that can be timed to coincide with his regular brushing regimen and your pooch will think he’s just been to the spa!