Since the Goldador is not recognised as a breed, there is no standard size, colour, coat, and characteristics that breeders follow. However, its appearance can be determined based on the unique features of its parentage, the golden and the Labrador. Some Goldadors may tend to have the appearance of either parent, but normally its head is square and flat with a wide muzzle. It has long, floppy ears that drop toward its cheeks. The eyes are oval-shaped and are in different shades of brown. The nose is mostly black. The Goldador is typically a larger breed that weighs 60–80 pounds and stands 59–61 centimetres at the withers.
The Goldador wears a short, close-lying, double-layered coat, where the topcoat is short and thick whilst the undercoat is dense and soft (some with wavier hair). Generally, coat colours vary and include cream, gold, black, liver, and chocolate. Goldador is low-maintenance when it comes to grooming, although it sheds throughout the year and more during spring and autumn. Regardless, a weekly brushing to keep its coat from collecting loose and dead hair will suffice.
Other grooming regimens must not be overlooked to maintain the Goldador’s overall health. Brush its teeth regularly, at least twice a week, to prevent tartar build-up, bad breath, or worse, dental and gum diseases. Its nails must be trimmed to avoid overgrowth, which is painful especially when a nail snags or is caught on carpets and upholstery. Ears must also be cleaned with a vet-approved solution to prevent infections.