The words Dog Breed Info with the letter D inside of a black paw print


Golden Retriever / Dalmatian Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

A tan and cream colored Goldmation with a spotted black tongue looking up with its tongue sticking out. There is a pink sock next to it on the yellow tiled floor.

"This is a picture of my dog Sam, who has since died at about 16 years old. This picture was taken when he was about 7 or 8 months old. His mother was a Dalmatian and his father a Golden Retriever. He was one of the sweetest, gentlest dogs ever. He really loved to run, his absolute favorite thing to do! He was scared to death of fireworks and hid under a bed shaking whenever the 4th rolled around. His coat was yellow with a few lighter yellow spots on his head (hard to see). The most adorable thing was that he got his spots on his tongue! As he grew older he gained a few more spots on his tongue as well. Every time after his bath, he would run back and forth across the living room with his ear to the ground (carpet) and try to dry himself off. He scratched the door when he wanted out and then when he wanted back in. He could sit, lie down, and shake on command."


The Goldmation is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Golden Retriever and the Dalmatian. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

  • ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
  • DBR = Designer Breed Registry
  • DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®
Recognized Names
  • American Canine Hybrid Club = Goldmation
  • Designer Breed Registry = Goldmation Retriever
  • Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Goldmation Retriever
  • International Designer Canine Registry® = Goldmation Retriever
Litter of black Goldmation puppies looking and walking towards a hand

Litter of Goldmation puppies at about 1 1/2 months old—the mother is a purebred Dalmatian registered with the ACA and the father is a purebred Golden Retriever registered with the AKC.