|Country of Origin||Germany|
|Breed Type||Companion, Guard Dog|
|Other Names||German shepherd Golden Retriever mix , German Shepherd Hybrid Dog|
|Coat||Soft and Smooth, Long, Dense and Rough|
|Color||Yellow, Black, Cream, Tan, White, and Golden|
|With other Dogs||Very Good|
|Good for children||Excellent with proper socialization|
|As family Pet||Good|
|For first-time owners||Yes|
|Behavioral Traits||Friendly, Intelligent|
|Life Span||10-14 years|
|Grooming Requirements||Moderate to High|
|Shedding||Moderate to High|
|Ideal Brushes||Pin Brush, Wide-Toothed Comb|
|Tolerant to Aloneness||Low to high (Develops unwanted behavior if left alone for a longer duration)|
|Tolerance to Heat||Moderate- Good (needs special care when exposed to extreme heat)|
|Tolerance to Cold||Excellent|
|Good for Apartment Dwelling||Moderate (require free space to play and run )|
|Tendency to Obese||Medium to High|
|Major Health problems||Allergies, Hip & Joint Dysplasia|
|Feeding||3 cups dry dog food|
Amongst all the crosses, German Shepherd Golden Retriever mix is a devoted companion. This cross is commonly known as Golden Shepherd, it is a mix breed, and not much is known about its history.
It inherits most of its disposition from its parent breed, German Shepherd. It is smart, alert, active which makes them ideal watchdogs. They have a weakness for water sports and can spend long hours in water. They have a pleasing nature which makes them easy to train. Like other German shepherd crosses it is also an attention seeker and if left for longer durations, can suffer from separation anxiety or develop destructive behavior.
They need abundant exercises to use excess energy. Taking them to Dogs Park will offer them free space to play, run and walk freely. Apart from providing them adequate training, it will also socialize them. It is advisable to keep plenty of toys to keep it busy, as they become destructive sitting idle.
Their double medium length coat protects them from extreme climatic conditions and requires frequent cleaning. Brush them twice or thrice a week to maintain its shine and cleanliness. Bath them when necessary, clean ears once a week. They love chewing and offering them dental chews will serve both tasks of cleaning their tooth and chewing. Brush their tooth once a week to maintain oral health. Trim their nails when they overgrow also clean their ears at regular intervals.
It is a healthy breed but can suffer from few diseases inherited from its parent.
- Hip and Joint Dysplasia
- Ear disease
- Degenerative Spine Stenosis
- Degenerative Myelopathy
- Heart Problems
- Bleeding Disorder
- Von Willebrand’s Disorder
- CT Scan
- Blood Test
- Allergy Testing
- Physical Examination
- Complete Body Checkup
They are easy to train as they can quickly adapt to new things quickly and also have a knack for learning new things. They require a firm and consistent trainer as their behavior can become a problem in the process. However, positive reinforcement will be helpful in teaching new commands.
Three cups of dry dog food will be adequate to keep up with their energy level. However, one can also provide homemade food rich in proteins.