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Golden retriever mix: What do you need to know

Golden retriever mix: What do you need to know

Do you want a new pet but can’t decide between two breeds? Do you maybe like the character of the golden retriever, but you still want your dog to have blue eyes like a husky? Believe it or not, you can actually get that! There are so many Golden Retriever mix dogs that could be a great match for you!

Even though many people prefer to purchase a purebred golden retriever, this doesn’t mean that a golden retriever mix would be a bad choice. The great thing about mixed breeds is that they inherit the positive traits of both their parents. And there are so many options, for example, you could have a golden husky, golden bull, golden corgi, goldendoodle, golden cocker retriever and so on…

Today I want you to get to know some of the most popular golden mix dogs. And who knows, you might find the perfect mix for you and your family.

Types of Golden retriever mix

Golden Retriever + Siberian Husky = Goberian

golden retriever husky mix
The Golden Retriever Husky mix or better known as Goberian is one of the most interesting mixed-breed dogs.

The Golden Husky is a cross of Golden Retriever and Siberian Husky. They are unusual, but their rarity and specific look makes them one of the most expensive designer breeds out there.

It is right that they are great dogs for families, but you need to have knowledge about dog training. The reason why you need to know how to train your sog is that they are very active. But, they are very intelligent so this makes everything a little bit easier.

When we are talking about grooming, the Golden Husky has a double coat, so they shed continually. Be prepared to have fur all over your house and clothing because they have a lot of hair.

They can live up to 13-14 years, which is a great life period for a big dog like them. Their health is generall good, but they can have some problems like hip dysplasia. This problem is common for both breeds so you need to be ready for it.

Find out more about the fascinating Golden Husky.

Golden Retriever + Pitbull = Goldenbull

golden bull brown dog
Their advantage is short hair

The Goldenbull is a hybrid of the American Pitbull Terrier and the Golden Retriever. They are medium to large-sized dogs, it depends on parents. They are very active, so exercise is a must, and at least an hour a day!

The Retriever Pit is a large dog. Males are between 18 to 24 inches tall, while females are 17 to 22 inches tall. Females and males can weigh between 30 and 75 pounds.

Also, be aware that their coat colors depend on their parents. When we talk about grooming, the coat can be short or medium length. Because this designer dog os part Pitbull, their coat is easier to groom than others.

Do you want to learn more about the Goldenbull?

Corgi + Golden Retriever = Golden Corgi

Golden Corgis are a mix of the Golden Retriever and Corgi. These two breeds are both friendly, so they are great for families with children. Also, their advantage is size, because Golden Corgi is usually a medium-sized dog.

Golden Corgi’s coat comes in several colors. The main coat colors include brown, black, golden, tan, red fawn. Their coat is medium length. Golden Corgis stand from 10 to 18 inches tall at the shoulders and weigh between 30 and 75 pounds.

Golden Corgies are active during their puppy years, but when they get older they usually just want to cuddle with you. They can live in a flat because they do not need a lot of activity.

For more info read our full article about the Golden Corgi.

Golden + Poodle = Goldendoodle

goldendoodle cream-colored puppy
You can expect a full-grown Toy Goldendoodle to grow to stand between 8 and 13 inches at the shoulder.

The Goldendoodle is a cross of the Golden Retriever and Poodle. This Mix is the most known because they are popular on the internet.

Goldendoodles are medium-sized dogs. In most cases we are talking about a toy-sized Goldendoodle. This is the result of crossing a Golden with a toy-size Poodle. They are a friendly and sociable breed and they adore children. And, because they shed little, they are great for people with allergies.

Their coat can be straight, wavy, or curly. Also, they can be dark brown, black, red or cream-colored. Interesting information about them is that they love water a lot.

You can expect a full-grown Toy Goldendoodle to grow to stand between 8 and 13 inches at the shoulder, which is roughly the same height as a sheet of paper!

Learn more about the toy Goldendoodle, red Goldendoodle , black Goldendoodle.

Golden Retriever + Cocker Spaniel = Golden Cocker Retriever

mix golden coocker retriever brown puppy
You can say that Golden Cocker Retrievers are perfect family dogs. They are affectionate, playful, and energetic.

Golden Cocker Retrievers are a designer breed created by crossing the Golden Retriever with a Cocker Spaniel.

They inherited some of the best traits from both parent breeds. Therefore, Golden Cocker Retrievers are intelligent, playful and gentle, and especially good with children.

You can say that Golden Cocker Retrievers are perfect family dogs. They are affectionate, playful, and energetic.

Generally, GCR will weigh between 30 and 45 pounds, with an average size between 20 and 24 inches.

Still some unanswered questions? Read our full article about the Golden Cocker.

Golden Retriever + Bernese Mountain Dog = Golden Retriever Mountain Dog

Golden Retriever Bernese Mountain Dog Mix
The Golden Mountain Dog is a cross between a purebred Golden Retriever and Bernese Mountain Dog.

The Golden Mountain Dog is a designer dog breed whose origin is not entirely clear.

This is a cross between a purebred Golden Retriever and Bernese Mountain Dog.

The Golden Mountain Dog is a loving breed that will enjoy all of your attention. These dogs need a lot of attention. But if they get it, they make devoted, cheerful, and friendly pets.

They also make ideal family dogs, as they get along well with children, other dogs and other pets.

This is a large dog breed, with their height being around 22-28 inches. The Golden Mountain Dog weighs between 80 and 120 pounds.

We have a separate post all about the Golden Mountain Dog.

Golden + Rottweiler = Golden Rottie

The Golden Retriever Rottweiler mix, just like the name suggests is a mix between the Golden Retriever and Rottweiler.

Obviously, because this is a mixed breed there is no set standard to how the Golden Rottie will look like. But generally speaking, the cross will have the Golden Retriever parent breed’s body type.

Their fur will usually be medium to long with a softer texture and very dense. When it comes to the coat color, mostly the will have the Rottweiler’s colors.

Females and males are between 24 and 28 inches tall, and weigh between 65 and 95 pounds.

Learn more about the Rottweiler Golden Retriever mix.

Golden + Dalmatian = Goldmation

The goldmation is a cross between the Dalmatian and Golden Retriever
Goldmation is a very intelligent, loyal, and friendly dog. These dogs are perfect for active families with kids of all ages.

The Golden Retriever Dalmatian mix or Goldmation is a designer breed that was “developed” almost three decades ago. 

They have inherited gentle nature from Golden Retrievers. On the other hand, Goldmatians have inherited that watchdog instinct from the Dalmatian side.

The average height of a Goldmation is between 19 and 23 inches. A Goldmation will typically weigh between 55 and 70 pounds.

Goldmations are intelligent dogs, that are willing to please their owners. Therefore, they are quick learners and easy to train.

Keen to learn more? Here is all the info about the Dalmatian Golden Retriever mix.

Golden Retriever + Beagle = Beago

Golden retriever Beagle mix
If you want a Golden Retriever personality in a slightly smaller package then the Beago is for you!

The Golden Beagle cross got the best traits from each parent. They are very laid back just like the Beagle, but are also very eager to please you, just like the Golden retriever!

Appearance-wise you’re getting a little bit from each parent breed. Typically, they weigh between 30 and 60 pounds when they’re fully grown, and are between 14 and 20 inches in height.

The Beago gets along pretty well with anyone and they love being in social situations. However, as puppies, they do tend to bark at strangers.

The Golden retriever Beagle cross is known to live somewhere between 10 and 15 years. This largely depends on how well you take care of your dog and its health.

We also have a whole article just about The Beago.

Golden Retriever + Labrador Retriever = Goldador

Lab and Golden retriever mix
Goldadors are great as guide dogs, service dogs, therapy dogs, search and rescue dogs, and bomb detection dogs!

Do you know what a Goldador is? It is a Lab and Golden retriever cross and it is probably the most loving and devoted dog you will ever come across!

The Goldador is a sensitive dog and was created to have a strong work ethic! Goldadors are also amazing guide dogs, service dogs, therapy dogs, search and rescue dogs, and bomb detection dogs!

On average they weigh between 55 to 70 pounds for females, and 65 to 80 pounds for males. When it comes to their height, the Lab and Golden retriever mix can measure up to 24.5 inches tall.

Besides being super loyal and smart, Goldadors are also very affectionate. They love people and really want to form a strong bond with their owners. 

Did this breed spark your interest? Learn more about the Goldador.

Golden Retriever + Border Collie = Gollie

A crossbreed between the GR and Border Collie
The Gollies love people and snuggles. But just like Golden retrievers they are also very active and need a lot of exercise.

The Gollie is a Border Collie Golden Retriever Mix. And like with any other crossbreed, they combine the best of both worlds!

They love people and snuggles. But just like Golden retrievers they are also very active and need a lot of exercise.

Unlike the Golden retriever they are actually a medium-sized dog. They are around 50 to 75 pounds heavy and range in height from 22 to 26 inches. 

The one thing this mixed breed hates is being left alone.Because they are so affectionate and loving they can’t stand being without you. 

For more information read the whole article about The Gollie.

Golden Retriever + German Shepherd = Golden Shepherd

The Golden Shepherd is probably one of the most energetic, fun, and friendliest pup you will meet. But besides this, they are also unbelievably loyal and intelligent! 

The Golden Shepherd can vary in size, however it will always be somewhere between 22 and 26 inches tall, and they will weigh between 55 and 85lbs. 

When it comes to the color of these dogs, it’s always a surprise (even for the breeders)! Given that the German Shepherd has a black and tan coat, and the Golden Retriever has a golden coat.

They are a lot of work, so be prepared for daily brushing and visits to the groomers at least once in two months.

The Golden Shepherd is worth knowing more about!

Golden Retriever + Australian Shepherd = Australian Retriever

GR Australian Shepherd cross breed
The Australian Shepherd is a working dog, they love being busy and having tasks and things to do.

Have you ever seen an Australian Retriever? This cute hybrid of a purebred Golden Retriever and a purebred Australian Shepherd.

A grown Aussie Retriever is between 19 to 24 inches in height and has a weight from 40 to 65 pounds. Of course, the females can be a little smaller.

One thing that distinguishes this mix is definitely their coat color. It’s surprising how many colors and patterns of colors you can see on these dogs.

The Golden Aussie needs a lot of exercise. It needs at least one hour of exercise a day, otherwise, they will become destructive.

Learn more about the Australian Shepherd Golden Retriever Mix.

Golden + Chow Chow = Golden Chow

Golden chow mix
Golden Retriever Chow Mix is a fluffy dog that carries the best characteristics of its parent breeds

Even though this mix sounds all over the place, the Golden Chow carries actually the best characteristics of both its parent breeds, the Golden and the Chow! 

Your Golden retriever Chow cross will have characteristics from both parents. However, they will lean toward one parent more than the other.

The Golden Chow needs 30 minutes a day of exercise, so you could say that they have a moderate activity level requirement.

The best way to get some exercise in is through play time and games such as fetch or tug of war.

The Golden Chow is so interesting we wrote a whole article just about him! So why not learn more?

Golden Retriever + Dachshund = Golden Dox

The Golden Dox is a crossbreed
To get the Golden Weenie you can only combine a male Dachshund and a female Golden Retriever. This is due to their notable physical differences.

Have you ever heard of a Golden Weenie, Golden Weiner, or Golden Dox? Well, Golden Weenie is short for Golden retriever Dachshund Mix.

The mix weighs on an average between 30 to 60 pounds. Their height ranges anywhere from 10 to 23 inches. Their lifespan is between 10 and 14 years.

The Golden Dox has many characteristics of a Golden retriever. For example, they are real people lovers! They love being around humans and cuddling. 

Just like the Golden retriever, they aren’t confrontational and aren’t meant to be guard dogs.

Some questions left unanswered? Read more about the Golden Dox.

Golden + Bernese Mountain Dog + Poodle = Golden Mountain Doodle

The Golden Mountain Doodle is a special mixed breed. This is because it’s a tri cross between a Golden Retriever, Bernese Mountain Dog, and a Poodle.

Golden Mountain Doodles are a new breed that came out in 2013. So, we don’t have a lot of information about their nature and looks.

You’re getting the playfulness, love, and affection of a Golden retriever. You’re also getting the devotion of a Bernese Mountain Dog, and the intelligence of the Poodle.

A standard golden mountain doodle comes from breeding a Goldendoodle and a Bernedoodle of any size. They are usually 70 to 90 pounds in range and around 23 to 29 inches to the shoulder.

There is so much more about the Golden Mountain Doodle to learn.