Perhaps the most valiant of all crosses, the German Shepherd / Golden Retriever mix is truly a loyal companion. More commonly known as the Golden Shepherd, this hybrid breed has captured the hearts of many dog owners around the world!
The Golden Shepherd is a truly magnificent dog. As a mix of German Shepherds and Golden Retrievers, he stands tall and will carry himself with pride. His head may be long and broad, his muzzle is straight and medium in length.
The German Shepherd / Golden Retriever mix tends to have deep brown eyes that will appear alert and expressive. Depending on his genetic his ears can either be upright, semi-flopped down or completely flopped down, so there’s really no way to tell how your dogs ears may turn out.
His coat color can vary depending on his genetics. But, in general, his coat may be bi-colored and can range anywhere from a black & cream, sable to black & amber.
One of the most beautiful color combinations is a caramel/butterscotch Golden Retriever body with the classic German Shepherd black “mask” on the muzzle and face!
When it comes to his body, the Golden Shepherd will have a very strong boned appearance. This is because both his parent breeds are natural, hard-working dogs. So, of course, your Golden Shepherd is going to have a stocky, muscular appearance.
Depending on his parent breeds, this Golden Shepherd dog can have either long or medium length, dense fur that may be water resistant.
The Golden Shepherd is a loyal family dog!
Because of his lineage of German Shepherds, he will naturally be very courageous and confident. So, these dogs are going to be very protective around their family members.
Now, his size and German Shepherd ancestry might be a little intimidating. But, don’t forget that this mix has Golden Retriever in him too.
As we all know, Golden Retrievers are eager to love and play and be best buds with their owner. Because of these lovable traits, this mixed breed called the Golden Shepherd is going to be a people-pleaser!
A true loyal pooch that will lick his family members to death!
Two Fantastic Temperaments: Golden Retriever + German Shepherd
You might be wondering what makes the Golden Shepherd such an amazing pooch? Well, it’s all thanks to his unique mixture of the brave German Shepherd and caring Golden Retriever.
The Social Butterfly: The Golden Retriever
The Golden Retriever has a loving temperament. He is a docile, friendly and kind dog that will love to cling to his owners. He’s often considered the perfect family pet because of his well-mannered nature. Have you ever seen a non-cute, hostile Golden Retriever puppy? We think not.
The Proud Pooch: The German Shepherd
German Shepherd dogs are truly hard-working animals. When at home he can be loyal, kind and well-mannered towards his owners. On the job, he is a keen learner and will be watchful of his surroundings. The German Shepherds know how to balance work and play.
High Maintenance: A Hairball of Fun
Now, if you’re looking for an easy going dog that will not be much work then the Golden Shepherd is probably not the dog for you.
Golden Shepherd dogs are notorious for their excessive shedding. You can probably make a whole blanket with his fur! These dogs need to be brushed at least once a day in order to remove loose fur and dead skin. Because of this mixed breed’s furry mane, it probably won’t hurt to invest in de-shedding brushes and clippers.
In terms of bathing, these this mixed-breed dog may only need to wash as needed. Other common maintenance requirements include, regular teeth brushing in order to prevent dental disease and regular ear cleaning in order to prevent wax build-up and yeast infections.
For the most part, if your Golden Shepherd dog is an active fella then chances are he will naturally wear down his nails.
A Cuddly Bear: Golden Shepherd Puppies
Who doesn’t love cuddling with puppies!
Since the German Shepherd puppy and Golden Retriever puppy are both funny and loving, the Golden Shepherd mix puppies are characteristically little goof balls!
These puppies are social, playful and naughty. It’s highly recommended that owners expose their puppy to as many people, pets and noises as possible in order to ensure they get a friendly dog once their pup reaches adulthood.
How long your Golden Retriever German Shepherd mix lives depends on various factors such as his diet, lifestyle and genetics! But, in general, these dogs can live for about 7 to 12 years on average.
Your Future Dog: The Golden Shepherd
And there you have it! The Golden Retriever German Shepherd is truly a fantastic pooch that will surely be the light of your life.