German Shepherd and Golden Retriever mix: The Advantages of Half-Bred Dogs and Common Features of Two Breeds


Although many specialists recommend starting keeping only pure-bred dogs, a lot of owners tend to experiment and mix several breeds in one puppy.

In this article we are going to talk about German shepherd and golden retriever mix. But firstly let’s have a good look at some general moments.

The Advantages of Half-Bred Dogs

If you have decided to take a mongrel dog, you should know that your pet will have the following strong points:

  • You can buy a half-breed puppy at a much lower price in comparison with pure-bred dogs. Sometimes they are given even for free.
  • These dogs are able to get used to any living conditions, even to live outdoors in a kennel.
  • They have a strong nervous system and a friendly character. Also they can be easily trained.
  • Mongrels have a stronger immune system, and they usually do not suffer from hereditary diseases.

Some Drawbacks of Such Mixes

Very often when you buy a small puppy it is very hard to predict the appearance of the mature dog, especially how it will change with time and what colours it will have. It is even harder to say what traits of character your pet will possess.

Remember! Every puppy can be trained and can become a decent dog. So, if your puppy begins to behave in a bad way, just try to teach it that its behaviour is wrong.

Later, if you use proper attitude, you will make a faithful friend out of your dog. As for the look of your dog, it will not matter in future when your pet grows up and becomes your friend.

Main Features of a German Shepherd

This dog is a working dog that does not think a lot, but obey the owner’s commands. Any stranger is a potential enemy for a German shepherd.

That is why it usually gets used to its owner and ignores the others. It perfectly gets along with children. Also it has an ability to guard property, persons and other objects. German shepherds are very active and can be easily trained.

Peculiarities of a Golden Retriever

This is a hunting breed that was selected for fowling. These dogs are very playful and excitable. Normally, they do not consider people or other dogs as a source of danger. It can and loves swimming; also it is able to discover the surroundings during a walk.

Golden retrievers have a so-called “soft mouth” that cannot damage the caught fish. That is why its mouth also cannot hurt people when they are playing with dogs. You can have some difficulties with schooling these dogs because they are sometimes too active and full of initiative.

Read here more about Golden Retrievers

Common Features of Two Breeds

Both breeds have a lot of things in common:

  • Firstly, they have a wild type of hair that does not require a lot of care. Dirty hair is cleared easily after a walk: the dirt just remains on the floor.
  • What is more, they are well protected from the cold weather: they can walk even at a temperature of minus twenty degrees Celsius. Although German shepherds are even able to live outdoors in a kennel.
Attention! Although both breeds show no particular aggression towards unknown dogs, they like barking loudly and for a long time.

The Result of Mixing

So, if you mix two breeds mentioned above, you will definitely get a puppy with a good character. It will be friendly with you and others and will not show any sign of aggression towards others.

The appearance of this dog, on the contrary, is very unpredictable. It would be smaller than a German shepherd and a bit bigger than a golden retriever. Perhaps it would have neither long nor short hair of different colours.

Remember! that all is individual for each puppy and do not expect much of the original breeds.

You will Never Regret Getting a Mongrel

Breeders underestimate half-breed dogs very often. However, now you know that they are not so bad. On the contrary, these dogs have a lot of advantages that would serve you for the good.

Do not hesitate and take this charming puppy right now.

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Written by Silvia Brown
Glad to see you, my friends! I started this blog several years ago as a hobby and continue to write articles about dogs.
I'm a dog lover and the proud owner of two wonderful dogs: French Bulldog Maya and Beagle Tom. It's been more than 10 years since I had a dogs and worked closely with them. I've raised four dogs throughout my life and have experience assisting in the births of two dogs. At least once a week, I volunteer with friends at a dog shelter AMA Animal Rescue and Animal Care Centers of NYC in NY.

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