When two of the most famous breeds, the Golden Retriever, and the German Shepherds are interbred, you get the Golden Retriever German Shepherd Mix. Because of his esteemed pedigree, he is really popular. When you bring him home, you get to bring home qualities of both his parents.
So, what does this breed look like? Let’s take a quick glance:
- Size: Large
- Average Weight: 70 lbs
- Average Height: 23 inches
- Coat: Long
Since this dog has a longer coat, he sheds a lot. He could be of any color, but he would have a bit of gold/yellow in it.
If you know even a little about any hybrid dog, you would know it is impossible to know the exact temperament of your dog. It depends on the parents and the kind of temperament that they have. So, even though two hybrids might of the same breed, they can act radically different. When you get this, or any, mixed breed dog, you need to be open to surprises.
Since both the parents are active, the Golden Retriever German Shepherd Mix loves to stay outside. Which is why if you have young kids, they would complement each other in their games as this breed is very playful. You could do well to spend time with him by playing a good game of fetch, or taking him to the dog park or even just going on long walks or run. They are at their happiest and in their most calm state when tired.
Thanks to the Golden in them, this dog has webbed feet, so they are natural swimmers. Take them to any pool and they would jump right in. There is nothing better than a cool swim on a hot day.
Since the Shepard Retriever Mix is very intelligent, he is extremely easy to train. He understands your body language and tone of voice even better than you, so you will have no trouble communicating what you want him to do. They will do their best as they want nothing other than to see you happy. Just make sure that the training is positive and he sees you as the leader of his pack, and you are all set.
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Health Issues you need to keep in mind
You can research on various issues that affect the parents, and you would know which issues might affect the Golden Shepherd puppies. If you are getting your puppy from a breeder, ensure that you inspect his facilities, they should be spick and span, and all the dogs should be kept in a loving manner. Anything out of the ordinary and you are to leave immediately. Such places mean a ton of health issues later in life.
How to take care of your Golden Shepherd?
Since he is a heavy shedder, you are bound to find hair all over your furniture and, well, on everything including yourself. All you can do to combat this is to comb his hair multiple times a day. If you are one of those who wish to have everything spick and span each second of the day, well, it would be better if you choose another dog for yourself. You may, however, opt to buy a great cleaner or a vacuum brush to assist you to make the place livable.
Now you will ask is all this worth it? Why yes, of course! Have you seen him? Look at those big melty brown eyes that look at you with adoration. Of course, it is worth it. Also, daily brushing would ensure his skin stays healthy, and his beautiful long coat stays shiny.
Speaking of health, you would want to brush his teeth to help ensure that his teeth remain healthy and his mouth does not stink. As for bathing, you should bathe him once a week. You may even take him to the groomer for general grooming.
So, yes. Keeping this dog in your life means a lot of effort in terms of maintaining cleanliness and being lazy would be absolutely out of the question. But, if you look at the positive side, he will keep you healthy, happy, and at the best of your physical form.