Dogs that have mixed breeds in them are very common and usually aren’t as expensive as pure breeds. Price is a very tempting element when it comes to going for a mixed breed. However, some people may just want to combine their two favorite breeds. For all the golden retriever lovers out there, here are some of the best golden retriever mixes.
Husky Golden Retriever Mix
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The life expectancy of a Husky Golden Retriever Mix is around 10 to 15 years. That’s a pretty good life expectancy right there. The husky/golden mix is known for being quite loyal. They are friendly, affectionate, and active. They always want to remain close to their master and are very eager to please their loved ones. If you socialize your husky, then he can learn how to behave with other pets and children.
This breed is the byproduct of Golden Retriever and the Siberian Husky. The name of this intermixed breed is ‘Goberian.’ This is a medium sized dog and lives well in the mild and cold climate, but cannot survive in harsh warm weather. The purpose of breeding these dogs is to get Siberian’s blue eyes and a golden coat of a husky.
They are good for participating in agility competitions. This mix of dog are also good hunters and are very helpful in search and rescue operations. Like the purebred Goldens, Huskies also have a double coat which keeps them warm in harsh cold weather.
Border Collie/Golden Mix
Border Collie Golden Retriever Mix
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The normal life span of this mix is between 10 and 15 years. The special physical trait of the collie is that it has almond shaped eyes. The ears are relatively larger than other breeds. The tolerance level of this dog is moderate. They can be an excellent watchdog. Do note that they are also obedient and performs well.
Both the golden retriever and the border collie have a very high stamina. So, if you had a mix, your pup will probably need a lot of play time and space to roam around.
A Goldador puppy dog laying on the grass.
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The Labrador Retriever was bred to be both a friendly companion and a useful working dog breed. Which already makes them a lot similar to Goldens in temperament. They also possess a lot of similar qualities to golden retrievers such as: not liking to be left alone, high sensitivity levels, friendly with children, and easy to train. The one thing it has as an advantage to Golden Retrievers is that they are much easier to groom. Labs shed a whole lot less than the golden retrevier.
I did not base these three choices on looks or popularity. I felt that the best way to go about the selection was through temperament. You wouldn’t want a dog that is prone to aggressiveness. The best dogs are the most loyal and friendly.
Have you ever owned a Golden mix with another breed? How were they? Or do you prefer pure breed Golden Retrievers? Sound off in the comments below and tell us your stories and opinions.