What Kind of Dog Is Cosmo the Spacedog? Breed Explained


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was a special movie in many ways. Not only that it marks an end of an era for this franchise, but it also introduces us more to some new characters. One of the most adorable characters we get to see in this movie is Cosmo the Spacedog. Having Cosmo speaking in a Soviet accent at the movie’s beginning was a great way to get the fans’ cheers and prepare them for everything that followed. And boohoo for Kraglin calling Cosmo a bad dog. Cosmo possesses some impressive abilities, but let’s see what kind of dog is Cosmo the Spacedog.

Cosmo the Spacedog is a Labrador-breed dog and is considered a Golden Retriever–Labrador Retriever mix. This breed is a mix of two of the most popular dog breeds and is often called ”Goldador.” The Goldador Dog is depicted as a good-natured and playful dog.

At the beginning of the movie, we witness how adorable and soft-hearted Cosmo is, but it is not up until toward the end of the movie that we find out the full spectrum of her powers. However, in this article, we will focus more on how Cosmo got to space and discuss her breed. So, keep reading if you want to learn more.

How did Cosmo end up in space?

Cosmo is originally from Earth and was sent to space as a part of the Soviet space program in 1966. The Soviets knew they were sending Cosmo to her death, but she survived.

Taneleer Tivan, a.k.a., The Collector, found Cosmo and brought her to Knowhere as a part of his museum collection. In the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, the museum was destroyed due to an explosion created by the Power Stone. Cosmo survives the explosion and is free but decides not to abandon the Collector, demonstrating her kindness and loyalty.

Later, Cosmo also survived Thanos’s attack on Knowhere when Thanos pursued the Power Stone. In the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, she works with Rocket and tries to rebuild Knowhere. In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3., we see her again, scolded by Kraglin because she overshadowed him with her powers in front of civilians, and later on, using her psionic abilities to keep the bridge between two parts of the ship open so that everyone can get to safety.


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Her superpowers aside (even though they are quite impressive), Cosmo is, in every other way, just like any other dog. She is playful, protective, likes to be petted, and to call her ”a good dog.” What she does not like, however, is being called a ”bad dog,” and we sure hope Kragling learned that now.

As mentioned, Cosmo is a Golden Retriever–Labrador Retriever mix, so let’s see what there is to know about that breed.

”Goldadors” are playful and kind-natured dogs

We often hear that dogs are a man’s best friend, and although it might sound like a cliché, it’s genuinely true. Dogs are loyal and loving and often possess a protective instinct toward their owners. They can sense when we’re sad or scared and try to communicate with us in more ways than we imagine.

There are numerous dog breeds worldwide, but one of the most popular is the Labrador Retriever. It’s not uncommon for dog breeds to be mixed, and that’s how “Goldadors” came to be, the same adorable breed as Cosmo.

”Goldadors” is also known as a Golden Retriever–Labrador Retriever mix, and it is considered that they possess only the best traits of the two breeds. These dogs are great for family dogs but are often used as therapy, bomb-sniffing, and guide dogs. They are no strangers to hunting either. Cosmo learned while in space how to be a guard dog, as she and Kraglin remained to watch over Knowhere, and apparently, that is not in ”Goldador” nature.

Cosmo has dark brown fur, which is not unusual for ”Goldadors”. Their coat color can vary from light yellow to somewhat golden and light brown to dark chocolate shape of brown. These dogs are known for their friendly, smiley face and big brown eyes.


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Besides being playful and active, these dogs tend to be clingy to their owner, meaning they will follow you anywhere you go. They thrive on companionship, so if left alone for longer periods, there is a high chance that they will develop separation anxiety. So, don’t be surprised if you come home from a long workday to find your couch eaten or slippers all over the place. These can all be prevented with the right guidance and training, and the good news is – they are highly trainable.

”Goldadors” are fairly big and fall into the category of large dogs. However, they are benevolent and great with kids (Cosmo must be thrilled to have all those kids on board now).

Labradors are among the most popular dog breeds in the world, and there is a good reason for that. They are highly likable, playful, and loyal, so everyone should be lucky to own a dog like that. Cosmo the Spacedog went through thick and thin, and we are glad that she has a family she deserves now, and hopefully, we’ll see more of her in the future!

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