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Golden Retriever Mixes: 61 Great Cross Breeds You’ll Love

Thinking a Golden Retriever Mix could be the perfect dog for your family? In the article below, you'll find 61 of the most popular crossbreeds with a Golden Retriever parent! Read on to learn more about each mix, and which one could be the perfect fit for your lifestyle!

Kelly Wilson

Last Updated: June 19, 2021 | 52 min read

Golden Retriever Mixes

According to the American Kennel Club charts, the Golden Retriever is one of the most popular breeds of dog in the U.S., ranking at #3 on their list. So, it won’t surprise you to learn that there are lots of Golden Retriever mixed breeds out there too.

The Golden Retriever is one of the world’s favorite family pets thanks to his outgoing personality, keen-to-please attitude, and willingness to get along with other pets and kids. Golden Retrievers have boundless energy too, making them the perfect choice of pet for a family who loves to spend a lot of their time in the Great Outdoors.

There are many mixes that aren’t on this list, two of which you can read about here.  While this list isn’t by any means all-inclusive, these are some of the most popular golden retriever mixes that you’ll come across.

Golden Retriever Mixes

So, which is the best breed to mix with the Golden Retriever? In this article, we’ve listed 37 of the most popular, and some of the more unusual, Golden Retriever mixed breed dogs. As we’ve already mentioned, mixed breed dogs take genes from both parents, and you can never be sure just which traits or looks your puppy will inherit.

If you don’t want to take on a puppy, you’ll often find lots of mixed breeds dogs in rescue shelters. Why not offer a foster home to an unwanted dog from a shelter? Fostering a dog provides you with the perfect opportunity to see if the pup would be a good fit for your family.

If things go well, you might want to offer the dog a permanent home! Now, let’s take a look at 37 of our favorite Golden Retriever mixes.


Goldendoodle

Goldendoodle
Goldendoodles are likely the most popular Golden Retriever crossbreed.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Poodle

The Goldendoodle is a crossbreed that’s created by mating a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. This well-known, pioneering mixed breed first appeared in the 1990s and has gained in popularity ever since. The Goldendoodle is a medium-sized dog that usually grows to weigh between 30 to 60 pounds when full-grown. They also come in a smaller toy-sized version.

The Goldendoodle is a lively, friendly, sociable breed that’s best-known for its adorable fluffy coat and comical appearance. These dogs are a good choice for homes with pet allergy sufferers, as they shed very little.

Goldendoodles can have one of three coat types; straight, wavy, or curly. Some of these pups have a smooth coat that’s very easy to maintain and takes little grooming. Others require brushing every day. Your Goldendoodle could have a cream, orange, dark brown, black, or gray coat. Goldendoodles typically love water. So, if you go to the beach or to the lake, be prepared for your dog to dive right in!


Golden Collie

Golden Collie
Golden Collies mix the Border Collie with the Retriever.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Border Collie

The Golden Collie or Gollie is another popular Golden Retriever crossbreed that’s created by mixing a Border Collie with a Golden Retriever. The Golden Collie is a medium-sized dog with a solid, sturdy body shape. These pups can grow to stand between 19 and 22 inches tall at the shoulder, weighing between 28 and 50 pounds.

Common physical traits of the Golden Collie include a long face with an elongated snout, oval or almond-shaped eyes, hanging ears, a long shaggy tail, and a black nose. The Gollie’s coat is usually long and flowing, covering the dog’s whole body except for his feet.

Although highly intelligent and very trainable, these pups need lots of exercise every day. The Gollie loves human company, and these dogs don’t usually do well if left alone for long periods.


Golden Chi

Golden Chihuahua
Golden Chihuahuas are a rather unique mix.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Chihuahua

The Golden Chi is a cross between the Golden Retriever and the Chihuahua. The Golden Chi is a relatively new designer dog that’s growing in popularity. That’s largely thanks to the breed’s charming mixture of the Golden Retriever’s sweet nature and the Chihuahua’s feistiness. Most Golden Chis look more like their Chihuahua mom or dad than the Golden Retriever side of the family.

These pups are generally quite small in stature like the Chihuahua parent but are usually very trainable, loyal, and obedient. You can expect your Golden Chi to grow to between 15 and 30 pounds in weight, depending on which parent the puppy’s genes favor.

Chihuahuas are one of the most long-lived breeds around, and your Golden Chi could to live to be around 14 or 15 years of age.


Goldador

Goldador
It’s hard to tell a Goldador from a standard Lab or standard Retriever.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Labrador Retriever

The Goldador is a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Golden Retriever. While these breeds are often compared to each other, they are actually a common mix. This Golden Retriever mix is a fabulous choice of dog for you if you want an easy to train, highly intelligent, friendly dog who gets on great with kids and other pets. This breed is often the go-to breed for law enforcement and the armed forces and is commonly used for drug detection and search and rescue work.

If you have a large home with plenty of outside space and you enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle, the Goldador could be the perfect pet for you. However, these are large dogs that are not suitable for apartment living, and they do need lots of exercise.

Goldadors have a reasonably long lifespan of up to 15 years. However, unfortunately, both parent breeds can be prone to suffering hip and elbow dysplasia. So, you must always ask the breeder to show you written health certificates for both your puppy’s parents.


Box Retriever

Box Retriever
Box Retrievers are a highly active breed, that enjoys being with family.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Boxer

The Box Retriever is a large designer dog breed that’s created by crossbreeding a Golden Retriever and a Boxer. When mature, these dogs can reach 23 inches in height and weigh up to 66 pounds, so you’ll need a large house with a garden if you choose a Box Retriever.

Coat type will be dependent on which parent breed your puppy most takes after. Your pup could have a long coat like a Golden Retriever or a short, glossy coat like a Boxer.

Either way, the Box Retriever has a double coat that sheds all year round, more heavily in the spring and fall when they “blow” their coat. You’ll need to brush your dog twice-weekly to keep on top of the shedding, and more frequently during heavy shedding times.

The Box Retriever is a bundle of energy! One of these dogs will be a great fit for your household if you enjoy spending a lot of time in the Great Outdoors. Also, the Box Retriever is a natural athlete who loves taking part in canine sports, such as flyball and agility.

When it comes to training, the Box Retriever can be a breeze if he takes after the Golden Retriever parent. However, if the Boxer parent is dominant, your pup could be stubborn and scatterbrained. For that reason, this breed is best suited to a family who has experience in dog ownership and training.


Alaskan Goldenmute

Alaskan Goldenmute
Goldenmutes are a less common mix that can get quite large.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Goldenmute is a cross between a Golden Retriever and an Alaskan Malamute. This unusual Golden Retriever mixed breed can grow to weigh up to 90 pounds, standing up to 25 inches tall at the shoulder.

The Alaskan Goldenmute’s coat is usually black and tan with white markings, and the face is typically masked with tan, like the Alaskan Malamute. Because both parent breeds are double-coated, you can expect plenty of shedding, especially in the spring and fall when these pups “blow” their coats.

These are big dogs that require lots of exercise every day, and they need a home with plenty of space and a garden or large backyard that they can play in.

The Alaskan Goldenmute is generally a healthy, robust dog. However, both parent breeds can be susceptible to hip and elbow dysplasia, cataracts, and chondrodysplasia. You can expect a healthy Goldenmute to live up to 14 years.


Golden Hound

Golden Basset Hound
The Golden Hound can make an excellent hunting companion or family pet.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Basset Hound

The beautiful Golden Hound is a mix of a Basset Hound and a Golden Retriever. This mixed breed is one of the friendliest, most sociable designer breeds you can find, making the Golden Hound the perfect choice for a family canine companion. The Golden Hound gets on well with kids and other pets.

These are medium-sized dogs that require a moderate amount of exercise. Grooming requirements are modest too, and a brush once a week should be all you need to do to keep your Golden Hound’s coat in good condition.

However, training one of these pups can be a challenge, especially if your Golden Hound takes after his Basset Hound parent. Bassets are scent hounds. That means they can be easily distracted by interesting smells, and they can be stubborn to train.


Golden Husky

Golden Husky
Goberians can inherit blue eyes from their Husky parent.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Siberian Husky

The Golden Husky is a stunning cross between a Golden Retriever and a Siberian Husky. These are unusual pups, and their rarity and gorgeous looks make them one of the most expensive designer breeds you can find.

Although these dogs do make great family pets, you do need to have experience in raising and training dogs if you decide to take on one of these pups. These are highly active and intelligent dogs that need lots of exercise every day. So, you’ll need a big house with plenty of outside space where your Golden Husky can run around freely.

The Golden Husky typically has a double coat, so your dog will shed continually. He will also have two major shedding periods every year in the spring and fall, so you must be prepared to spend lots of time grooming your extremely furry friend!

You can expect your Golden Husky to live up to around 13 or 14 years. Because both parent breeds can be vulnerable to hip dysplasia, you should ask to see documentary proof that the breeder has had both parents health-screened for this condition.


Beago

Beago
The Beago makes a wonderful hunting companion or family pet.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Beagle

The Beago is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Beagle. One of these pups could be a good choice for you if you’re looking for a smaller sized dog that gets on well with kids and other family pets.

The Beago enjoys a moderate amount of exercise and is typically trainable. However, if your Beago takes more of the Beagle parent’s character traits, he may be easily distracted by an interesting scent. For that reason, this breed is best suited to an experienced dog-owning home.

Also, these pups can be card-carrying escape artists. So, you’ll need to make sure that your backyard has a secure fence that your dog can’t jump over or dig underneath. Beagos are pretty healthy critters. However, they can inherit joint problems, including elbow and hip dysplasia, as well as cataracts and a nasty blood condition called Von Willebrand’s disease. A healthy Beago can have a life expectancy of between ten and 12 years.


Afghan Retriever

Afghan Retriever
Afghan Retrievers are somewhat uncommon, but unique looking pups.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Afghan Hound

As you’ve probably guessed from the name of this breed, the Afghan Retriever is a cross between an Afghan Hound and a Golden Retriever.

These are unusual, beautiful dogs that have the long, golden coat of the Golden Retriever and the tall, athletic body of the Afghan Hound. The Afghan Retriever is typically tall, standing up to 29 inches at the shoulder and weighing up to 60 pounds.

This elegant dog requires quite a lot of exercise and would best suit an active home with plenty of space.

The long, silky coat that these pups typically have does take quite a lot of grooming to keep it from becoming tangled and matted, and the breed does tend to shed continually too. The Afghan Retriever typically comes in a range of colors, including cream, gold, white, chocolate, and yellow.

Both the Golden Retriever and the Afghan Hound are known for their hunting skills, and they are often used for that purpose. The Afghan Retriever is sporty and energetic enough to join you on hunting trips but is also calm and sociable, making a wonderful family pet and companion dog.


Golden Mountain Mix

Golden Mountain Dog
The Golden Mountain Dog is a cross between two very family friendly breeds.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Bernese Mountain Dog

The noble Golden Mountain mix is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Bernese Mountain Dog.

As you can imagine, these dogs can grow to be super-sized! A full-grown Golden Mountain mix can weigh up to 110 pounds, standing up to 27 inches tall at the shoulder. So, you’ll need a big house with plenty of outside space. These pups are not apartment dwellers! Note that male Golden Mountain mixes are usually larger than their female counterparts.

The Golden Mountain mix typically shares the intelligence, friendliness, and loyalty of both the parent breeds. These pups are also very trainable and eager to please. So, if you want a big dog to share your active lifestyle with, a Golden Mountain Mix could be a good fit for you. When it comes to health, you should be aware that both parent breeds are vulnerable to elbow and hip dysplasia.

Also, both the Golden Retriever and the Bernese Mountain Dog are very prone to developing various kinds of canine cancers. According to a study carried out in 2013, almost half of Bernese Mountain Dogs died from cancer-related health conditions. The mortality rate from the same causes for Golden Retrievers was 38.8%.


Golden Dox

Golden Dox
Many people adopt the Golden Dox for their good looks and miniature bodies.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Dachshund

The Golden Dox is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Dachshund. These charming dogs are generally medium-sized, inheriting the long coat of the Golden Retriever and the body of the Dachshund.

The Golden Dox does need quite a bit of exercise to keep him happy. Also, if your puppy takes mostly after his Dachshund parent, he may suffer from separation anxiety, which could be an issue for you if you are out all day at work.

The breed is generally healthy, although if the Dachshund parent is dominant, your puppy may develop eye problems when he’s older. Life expectancy for the Golden Dox is typically between 12 and 14 years.

The energetic, smart Golden Dox is a sociable soul who just loves to be the center of attention in his human family. Such is the breed’s intelligence; he can become frustrated when bored. That can lead to undesirable behaviors, including digging and chewing.

Although the family-friendly Golden Dox is trainable and extremely smart, the Dachshund side of the family can be stubborn. So, this breed is best suited to a family with previous dog-owning experience.

The breed gets along great with kids and other dogs but can be tricky with small furries, such as rabbits and guinea pigs. The terrier genes in the Dachshund make these pups very prey-driven, which can be an issue with the family cat!


Golden Bullmastiff Retriever

Golden Bullmastiff Retriever
Golden Bullmastiff Retrievers make great watchdogs and family pets.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Bullmastiff

The Golden Bullmastiff Retriever is a very large mixed breed that’s created by crossing a Bullmastiff with a Golden Retriever. These are heavily-built, muscular pups that can grow to stand 27 inches tall at the shoulder, weighing up to 130 pounds! So, you will need a big house with plenty of outside space to accommodate one of these dogs.

Unusual in color, the Golden Bullmastiff Retriever has a brindle, fawn, or red base coat that’s overlaid with stripes of red or fawn. The Golden Bullmastiff Retriever does shed moderately, but weekly brushing can help to remove dead, loose hair from your dog’s coat.

Despite their rather intimidating size, the Golden Bullmastiff Retriever is courageous yet gentle, loving and sociable. Regardless of which breed dominates the genetic make-up of your puppy, you can expect the adult dog to drool a lot!


Golden Pei

Golden Pei
Golden Peis can be slightly more territorial and aloof with strangers.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Shar Pei

The Golden Pei is a crossbreed that’s created by mating a Chinese Shar-Pei with a Golden Retriever. The Chinese Shar-Pei has characteristic wrinkled skin and a bristly coat. However, when crossed with a Golden Retriever, the offspring usually have the long, flowing coat of the Retriever parent. That said, the Golden Pei’s grooming requirements are modest, and a brush once a week should suffice.

These dogs grow to be medium-sized, standing around 20 inches at the shoulder and weighing up to 66 pounds when fully mature. When it comes to training your Golden Pei, you may find your new companion to be somewhat strong-willed. However, if you begin training your puppy from day one and ensure that he’s properly socialized, you’ll finish up with a friendly, obedient pup that has a kind nature.

The breed does get along with other dogs, children, and cats. However, the Chinese Shar-Pei is not known for its tolerance, and that’s why this designer breed is better suited to families with older children or no children at all.

The Golden Pei is a healthy type with a life expectancy of up to 15 years. However, there are a few hereditary health concerns of which you should be aware, including hypothyroidism, epilepsy, Von Willebrand’s disease, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Also, if your puppy has the facial skin folds of his Shar-Pei parent, he may be prone to skin infections and irritations.


Spangold Retriever

Spangold Retriever
The Spangold Retriever is a friendly mix that does well with families.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & English Springer Spaniel

The Spangold Retriever is a crossbreed that’s growing in popularity. This lively, intelligent dog is a cross between a Golden Retriever and an English Springer Spaniel. The Spangold Retriever is the perfect choice of canine companion for you if you and your family enjoy a busy, active lifestyle that involves spending lots of time outdoors.

This breed is easy to train, loyal, and extremely sociable. One of these pups would suit you perfectly if you enjoy hunting, hiking, or trail running. The Spangold Retriever is very loving and loyal and usually gets on fine with children and other pets. Although these dogs are usually medium-sized, the breed is energetic and would not be the best choice for you if you live in an apartment without any outside space where your dog could play.

The Spangold Retriever is highly intelligent, and so you’ll find him easy to housebreak and train. These pups also make good watchdogs. However, the breed is curious and smart, a combination that requires a well-fenced yard to keep him from wandering in search of adventure.


Goldmation

Goldmation
The Goldmatian is less social, but can be a great family pup.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Dalmation

The Goldmation is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Dalmatian. These dogs are truly stunning to look at, with the round spots of the Dalmatian and the coloring of the Golden Retriever.

You’ll find the Goldmation to be a friendly, happy-go-lucky character who gets on great with other pets and children. These pups also make wonderful watchdogs, being very loyal and protective of their human family. Trainable and eager to please, the Goldmation is a delight to have around.

The average lifespan of a Goldmation is around 13 to 14 years. Although these are pretty healthy pups, they can be prone to epilepsy, hip dysplasia, and renal dysplasia, so be sure to check that the breeder has had both parents screened for these conditions before you part with your cash.


Golden Chow Retriever

Golden Chow Retriever Dog
Golden Chow Retrievers can be headstrong and stubborn, but also kind.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Chow Chow

If you’re looking for a gorgeous, large dog that’s fairly placid, you might want to check out the Golden Chow Retriever. That’s a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Chow Chow.

The Golden Chow Retriever typically has the curly tail of a Chow Chow but inherits the Golden Retriever’s large ears, long coat, and large ears. These pups can vary in size from 20 to 25 inches tall at the shoulder, weighing between 48 and 75 pounds. This crossbreed is generally pretty laid-back and doesn’t need as much as exercise as most of the other Golden Retriever mixed breeds.

However, the time you save on exercising your Golden Chow Retriever must be spent on grooming him instead. These are seriously hairy dogs that shed constantly. Also, in spring and fall, the Golden Chow Retriever “blows” his coat. That means a daily grooming session is in order to get rid of all that fluffy underfur and prevent the coat from becoming matted.

One interesting feature to note is that many of these crossbreeds inherit the characteristic blue-black tongue of the Chow Chow. Your puppy will most likely at least have black spots on his tongue and a dark-colored mouth.


Great Golden Dane

Golden Dane
The Great Golden Dane is an excellent choice for pup parents that want a larger breed.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Great Dane

If you have a serious amount of space and you’re looking for a super-sized dog, the Great Golden Dane could be the pup of your dreams! The Great Golden Dane is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Great Dane. These dogs are giants, standing up to 33 inches tall at the shoulder and weighing up to 200 pounds!

The Great Golden Dane is a very intelligent, friendly dog that’s easy to train and loves to please. Many Great Golden Danes enjoy dog sports, including obedience. However, unfortunately, these dogs often have a short lifespan of around eight to ten years. This is largely due to taking after their Great Dane parent.

Although Great Golden Danes do get along with kids and other pets, their sheer size and rambunctiousness can lead to accidents. For that reason, these giant pooches are best suited to a home with older kids or singles.


Golden Shepherd

Golden Shepherd Dog
Golden Shepherds make great family dogs, and are very popular.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & German Shepherd

The majestic Golden Shepherd is a cross between a German Shepherd and a Golden Retriever. These are intelligent, working dogs. They will need a job of work to do to keep them mentally happy and physically healthy. The Golden Shepherd looks much like a German Shepherd in size. They have the gentle nature and sociable attitude of the Golden Retriever, making this mixed breed a wonderful family pet. These dogs are large, and ideally, you will have a spacious home with a large backyard or garden to accommodate one of these playful pups.

Also, you’ll have to enjoy grooming your pet. Both the Golden Retriever and the German Shepherd are double-coated dogs. That means that your pup will shed all year continually round, and he will have two heavy shedding periods during the spring and fall.

The Golden Shepherd typically lives for between ten and 14 years. There are a few health issues to be aware of when taking on one of these pups. Both parent breeds can be prone to hip dysplasia, Von Willebrand’s disease, and certain canine cancers. Also, the breed can be prone to digestive upsets, including bloat.


Goldenshire

Golden Yorkie Mix
The Goldenshire is a little ball of fluff that loves to be the center of attention.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Yorkie

If you’re looking for a dog with a small stature, a chirpy personality, and a friendly nature, a Goldenshire could work for you. The Goldenshire is a cross between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Golden Retriever. These dogs are medium-sized and rarely as small as a Yorkshire Terrier. The Goldenshire has a long, silky coat that does require regular brushing and grooming to prevent it from becoming tangled and matted.

These are lively little dogs that do require quite a lot of exercise and playtimes to keep them happy. The Goldenshire is smart and relatively easy to train. However, if the puppy takes after his Yorkshire Terrier parent, you may find he is somewhat intolerant of the attentions of clumsy children and other dogs.

Although the Goldenshire is the perfect size for apartment life, a home with a backyard or well-fenced garden would suit this pup best, as he will need somewhere to burn off his excess energy between walks.


Saint Bernard Retriever

Golden Saint
The Golden Saint is a larger breed that does great with families.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Saint Bernard

If you are looking for a larger mix, the Saint Bernard Retriever will provide you with both size and personality. The Saint Bernard Retriever crosses the Saint Bernard and the Golden Retriever. These pups can top 100 pounds, and will end up somewhere between the size of a purebred Saint Bernard and Purebred Golden Retriever. They have dense, fluffy coats that will require regular grooming and brushing.

Saint Bernard Retrievers will be active as puppies, but will become more laid back as they age. They do not have the same exercise needs as other mixes on this list. They will be very loyal to their families, and are generally eager to please. Because of their Saint Bernard Parent, they will be slightly more independent pups.

The Saint Bernard Retriever can manage in an apartment, but due to their size, we recommend a larger fenced in yard. When the Golden Saints are young, they will enjoy activity. Having a larger open space to burn off energy is usually best.


Goldenbull

Goldenbull
Goldenbulls are highly trainable, but can have a stubborn streak.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Pitbull

The Goldenbull is a medium to large-sized pup that mixes the American Pitbull Terrier and the Golden Retriever. Their coat colors will largely depend on their parents. Their coat will typically range from short to medium length. These pups will require less brushing than other crossbreeds due to their short-haired Pitbull Parent. They will still shed, more so during early summer which is shedding season for them.

Goldenbulls are very active dogs, especially when puppies! Both parent breeds are active, with one a working breed and the other a sporting breed. You’ll want to exercise your Goldenbull at least 45-60 minutes daily to prevent destructive behavior. They can be more intense dogs, and slightly stubborn due to their Pitbull parent.

Because of the Goldenbull’s activity levels, we recommend owning a home with a yard. This is an extremely active breed, so apartment life is not recommended unless you have the ability to walk your dog daily.


Goldenweiler

Goldenweiler
Goldenweilers are beautiful, and also very good family dogs.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Rottweiler

The Goldenweiler crosses the Golden Retriever and the Rottweiler for a long-haired Rottie mix. Slightly larger than other breeds on this list, the Goldenweiler will have the ability to clear over 100 pounds, usually more common in males than females. Their coats will generally be medium length, and can range in color from golden to a mixture of black and tan like their Rotty parent. They will shed somewhat frequently, especially in the springtime and early summer.

Goldenweilers will be quite active in their early years, but should mellow out by the time they reach 3 years old. They will be more protective of their house and family than their Golden Retriever parent, but will also be friendlier than a purebred Rottie. You’ll want to have a larger home or yard, as these pups get big. They will need at least 45 minutes of daily exercise until they reach adulthood.

Once they’ve mellowed out a bit, they can do with less exercise, but we’d still recommend no less than 30 minutes per day. The Goldenweiler is an excellent family companion and does well with kids and other dogs.


Goldmaraner

Goldmaraner
The Goldmaraner is an energetic pup that makes a great family pet.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Weimaraner

The Goldmaraner mixes the Weimeraner and the Golden Retriever. The Goldmaraner is a medium to large-sized mix, and can grow to 80 pounds or more in weight. They may inherit the darker coat of their Weimaraner parent, with having slightly longer hair. They will need regular grooming to keep their shedding under control. Their Weimaraner parent is known for shedding, just as much as their Golden Retriever parent.

Goldmaraners are very active dogs! You will need to exercise your pup daily for at least 45-60 minutes, or your Goldmaraner may have a tendency to get destructive around your home. Goldmaraners are excitable pups until they hit age 3, so a larger yard is recommended for exercise.  While Goldmaraners can do fine in an apartment if exercised adequately, we still recommend allowing your pup to have enough room to roam.

Goldmaraners do well with kids and other canines if socialization starts at an early age. With proper training, the Goldmaraner can become an excellent family pet.


Golden Newfie

Golden Newfie
The Golden Newfie is an absolutely stunning mix.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Newfoundland

The Golden Newfie mixes the Golden Retriever and the Newfoundland to create an extremely unique looking pup! The golden Newfie will have a longer coat, and depending on the color of the parents, it may have a coat that’s either golden all the way through black or brown. Their coat will be longer, denser and will need regular grooming to keep shedding down.

The Golden Newfie is less energetic than their Golden Retriever parent. They can get quite large, and because of that, you’ll want to have enough space to accommodate them. Golden Newfies will usually be between 80 and 90 pounds, but it’s possible to creep past that 100-pound mark, due to the size of their Newfoundland parent. Exercise needs will be lower than a normal Golden Retriever.

Golden Newfies do very well with other pets if properly socialized. They are also great with children and make excellent family pets if you have the room to spare in your home.


Goldenpyre

Goldenpyre
The Goldenpyre is large and likes to be in charge.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Great Pyrenees

The Goldenpyre crosses the Great Pyrenees and the Golden Retriever. The Goldenpyre is going to have similar traits to it’s cousin, the Pyrador. This pup will have a longer and shaggier coat, that’s going to be on the lighter side, rather than a deep golden or even reddish shade that the Golden Retriever is known for. Their hair will be dense, long and thick. Consistent grooming will be needed to keep the hair out of your home, including daily brushing.

The Goldenpyre makes a great family companion. Inheriting it’s fondness for strangers, the Goldenpyre is good with people, kids and other family pets if socialized early. The Great Pyrenees is naturally aloof with most strangers, but enhanced with the Golden Retriever’s social nature, the Goldenpyre opens up fairly easily. Because their Pyrenees parent is large, it’s not uncommon for a Goldenpyre to exceed 90 pounds in weight as an adult.

Due to their size, and their Pyrenees parent’s knack for wanting to guard the flock, we recommend having a larger and fully fenced yard. The Goldenpyre makes a great family companion, but also has a stubborn nature and will need proper training at an early age.


Golden Irish

Golden Irish
The Golden Irish is a sweet mix that has red, coppery hair.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Irish Setter

Beautiful red coat? Check. Long flowing hair? Check. The intelligence of the Golden Retriever? Also check. The Golden Irish crosses the Irish Setter and Golden Retriever to make a truly striking dog. The Golden Irish will have a longer reddish colored coat, and can often be mistaken for a Red Golden Retriever. Their coat will be long, and need regular grooming to keep shedding under control.

The Golden Irish is active, especially as a puppy! If you intend to adopt a Golden Irish, you need to be aware of their active nature, and the need for proper daily mental stimulation. Brain games can work well for this breed, but that’s not a substitute for proper exercise. You’ll likely want to get in at least 60 minutes per day of exercise when training your Golden Irish pup.

These pups will grow to about 70 pounds in weight on the heavier side. Due to their friendly and outgoing nature, the Golden Irish can make an equally fine hunting companion as they can family pet.


English Goldstiff

English Golden Mastiff
The English Goldstiff is a friendly, gentle giant.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & English Mastiff

Mixing the English Mastiff and the Golden Retriever gets you an extra-large pup with energy levels that are slightly more intense than their English Mastiff parent. Your pup may have longer or shorter hair. English Goldstiffs can tip the scales at over 100 pounds, especially the males which can exceed 120 pounds. This will largely depend on the size of each parent. Their coats can be golden, to fawn, and apricot with anything in between.

English Goldstiffs are extremely loyal to their family. They also like to have a larger yard to roam in, which is recommended anyways due to their size. These pups can survive in an apartment if they take more after their Mastiff parent, with their energy levels slightly more curbed. They will need regular daily exercise, but will slow down as they approach adulthood around year 2-3.

English Goldstiffs make great family pets, and absolutely love kids as long as they’ve been properly socialized. They can be slightly more protective of their home and aloof with strangers when compared to their Golden Retriever parent.


Golden Aussie

Golden Aussie
The Golden Aussie is an energetic and friendly mix.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Australian Shepherd

The Golden Aussie crosses the Golden Retriever and the Australian Shepherd. Golden Aussies have medium length coats, and can take slightly more after either parent. Typically a Golden Aussie will fall more towards the tan, or golden side of the spectrum for their coat color. Golden Aussies do shed, so be prepared to groom them weekly in order to keep pet hair to a minimum.

This medium-sized Aussie mix will run circles around even some of the most active families. You’ll need to be prepared to handle a little ball of energy on your hands, especially through the puppy years. While apartment living is fine for the Golden Aussie, you’ll need to have the ability to walk your dog for at least 45-60 minutes daily. This will ensure you are able to curb destructive behavior. Golden Aussies can be prone to separation anxiety as well, because they get quite attached to their owners.

Golden Aussies love their family. They do well with both kids and animals of almost any kind. Golden Aussies are extremely friendly and make great family pets provided you can accommodate their exercise needs.


Golden Bully

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Breeds: Golden Retriever & American Bulldog

The Golden Bully is a stout and active Golden Retriever mix. This mix is a cross between the American Bulldog and the Golden Retriever. Both parent breeds are extremely active, so you’ll be inheriting an energetic pup. Their coats will range anywhere from a light tan color to Golden, and Golden Bullies have short to medium-length coats. They have moderate grooming needs, with brushing a few times a week being all that’s needed to keep pet hair tamed down.

Golden Bullies are a medium to large-sized mix, topping the scales at usually no more than 75 pounds. Males can get larger than this, but it’s not common. Golden Bullies have lots of energy, especially when young. They can be protective of their family, and their household. Exercise is a must, and we recommend at least a medium-sized yard.

Golden Bullies can make great family pets if trained properly. They are less likely to get along with other animals unless they are socialized at a very early age.


Golden Ridgeback

Golden Ridgeback Mix
Golden Ridgebacks are loyal family dogs, but need early socialization.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Rhodesian Ridgeback

The Golden Ridgeback is an interesting mix that crosses the Rhodesian Ridgeback with the Golden Retriever. Golden Ridgebacks are thicker than their Retriever parent, and usually have more of a dark red hue with their coat color. Their coats are short to medium length, and they have moderate grooming needs. Semi-weekly brushing is all that’s needed.

Golden Ridgebacks have energy when younger, but calm as they enter into adulthood. Their Rhodesian Ridgeback heritage was bred to fight lions, so they will naturally be more aloof with strangers. However, once welcomed into the home, Golden Ridgebacks are fine with most people that have been accepted by their owners. They will grow to around 80 pounds, with males having the potential to be slightly larger.

Golden Ridgebacks are more strong-willed than other Retriever mixes, so they aren’t recommended for first-time owners. With proper training, they can make excellent family pets.


Golden Catahoula

Golden Catahoula
The Golden Catahoula has an independent spirit and likes to have room to roam.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Catahoula Leopard Dog

The Golden Catahoula is an interesting mix that crosses the Catahoula Leopard Dog and the Golden Retriever. An active mix, the Golden Catahoula will have a coat that varies from short to medium length. There’s also a chance that they inherit the blue eyes that are handed down from their Catahoula parent. Their color will vary, and no to Golden Catahoula’s will likely look the same. Expect to see tan/gold mixed in with some black and spots on the body, muzzle, or paws.

Golden Catahoulas are very active. They are used to roaming, so we recommend a larger yard. They won’t typically get larger than 65-70 pounds. Because one parent is a working breed and the other is a sporting breed, you’ll want to walk or exercise your Golden Catahoula at least 45 minutes per day outdoors.

Golden Cathoulas are strong-willed but can be easier to manage than other mixes on this list. Usually, a Golden Catahoula is going to be fine for first-time dog owners, and they make great family pets.


Golden Corgi

Golden Corgi
Golden Corgis are friendly little pups, with loads of personality.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Corgi

Golden Corgis mix two friendly and adorable breeds. By mixing the Corgi and the Golden Retriever, you’ll be getting a medium-sized dog that’s slightly larger than a Corgi, but smaller than a purebred Retriever. Their coats will be medium length, and they shed regularly. Their coat color will vary from dog to dog, but many Golden Corgis carry the signature gold color from their Retriever parent.

This mix will usually top out at no more than 50 pounds, which is bigger than most Corgi mixes. They will also likely carry the longer distinguished body of their Corgi parent. These pups are active during their puppy years, but in true Corgi fashion, can also enjoy a good cuddle on the couch with their owner. Golden Corgis can do fine in an apartment or smaller living space.

Golden Corgis are easy-going pups that also respond well to training. They are smart and have a little independent streak. They are eager to please their owners and make great pups for first-time dog owners.


Golden Vizsla

Golden Vizsla
Golden Vizslas are smaller, energetic pups that love their families.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Vizsla

The Golden Vizsla mixes the Hungarian Vizsla with the Golden Retriever. This slightly more unusual mix produces a medium-sized pup with golden hair that’s usually medium length. They can often be mistaken for a purebred Retriever, as their Vizsla parent’s looks aren’t too far off from a smaller Labrador. Their grooming needs are moderate, and they will require weekly brushing sessions.

Golden Vizslas are independent and make great hunting companions. Both parents have a knack for being a waterfowl hunting partner, making this mix ideal for your next duck hunting trip if that’s your passion. They will rarely exceed 60 pounds, even males. They do have plenty of energy, but can do just fine in an apartment if they are properly exercised.

Golden Vizslas can be slightly more stubborn to train but respond well to a firm owner that’s consistent. They make great family pets, and do well with most other dogs.


Golden Heeler

Golden Heeler
Golden Heelers are friendly, energetic, and good all-around family dogs.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Blue Heeler

The Golden Heeler is an active mix, that blends the Golden Retriever with the Blue Heeler. This energetic mix will have a tan-ish colored coat, but will likely vary, without any true “standard” color in their coat. Their coats will also be medium length and a little denser. They do shed regularly, so be prepared to groom your pup every other day.

The Golden Heeler will be stockier and can weigh up to 75 pounds. Most Golden Heelers won’t approach this size, but it’s not uncommon with some of the larger males. Because their Heeler parent is a shepherding dog, they will have energy to burn. We recommend a house with a medium to large-sized yard, or the ability to exercise them for a minimum of 45 minutes a day. Golden Heelers are usually not destructive but do like to chew when they get bored.

Golden Heelers love their masters and are eager to please. As puppies you may have to train them out of “nipping” at your heels, as it’s in their Heeler parent’s nature do to do so. They will get along well with most family pets, as well as any children in the house provided they are properly socialized.


Golden Sheepdog

Golden Sheepdog
The Golden Sheepdog can have a variety of different coat colors.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Old English Sheepdog

The Golden Sheepdog is a larger shaggy mix that’s going to need consistent grooming in order to keep their hair away from your furniture and outside your home. This mix will range in color, depending on which parent they take after. If they align more with their Old English Sheepdog parent, it’s possible that this mix will end up with a brown or black coat.

Golden Sheepdogs are large, and can get up to 80 pounds in weight for males, slightly smaller for females. Because this is a shepherd dog, they like to roam and have a somewhat protective nature. At least a medium sized yard is recommended, but they can do well in a smaller home if they are properly exercised. Look to exercise your Golden Sheepdog about 45 minutes per day, especially when young. They tend to calm down as they age and approach adulthood.

Golden Sheepdogs are great with other pets as long as they are socialized early. If they are not, their protective nature can come out, making them more difficult to train around other dogs. They do well with children, as both parent breeds are notorious for being reputable family pups.


Golden Malinois

Golden Malinois
The Golden Malinois can look like either parent breed.

Breeds: Golden Retriever & Belgian Malinois

The Golden Malinois is a unique mix, with a slight stubborn streak. Golden Malinois will have a medium-length, and dense coat. Their coat colors will range greatly. While it’s likely they will not inherit any brindle coloring from their Malinois parent, they will definitely come through with some type of black, tan, or gold combination. They will require regular grooming as they are double coated, and shed at a higher frequency during the early summer months.

The Golden Malinois will usually weigh no more than 60 pounds. It is possible for males to weigh slightly more than this, depending on the parents. This breed is a livewire! Belgian Malinois are known for their energy levels, as are younger Retrievers. We’d recommend you have space to train your pup, and also have at least 45 minutes each day for outdoor exercise.

Golden Malinois can be stubborn to train, but are extremely intelligent. They want a job to do, and the more active you can be with them, the better family pets they will make. They are good with children, and can do well with other animals if socialized early.


Golden Cavvy

Golden Cavvy Mix Dog
The Golden Cavvy is a medium-sized, family-friendly mix.

Breeds: Golden Retriever and King Charles Cavalier Spaniel

The Golden Cavvy is a charming mix of the friendly Golden Retriever and the sweet Cavalier. If you’re seeking an affectionate canine buddy, look no further than this hybrid. They are friendly with everyone and gentle with children, making them an awesome sibling for kiddos. However, they are likely to suffer from separation anxiety because they hate to be left alone. Therefore, they need a family who can be home for most of the day.

Their hair will be medium in length and silky smooth. The traditional tan and white Cavalier colors might appear, but the famous golden sheen is the most common color found in the Golden Cavvy. You’ll have your work cut out for you when it comes to grooming them. Not only to minimize their relatively heavy shedding. But also to prevent matting around the longer hair such as the neck, armpits, and legs.

This breed is relatively simple to train because both parents are easily trainable, making him a top choice for first-time dog owners. Their energy levels are average, and they’ll need between 30 and 45 minutes of exercise a day. The Golden Cavvy is a medium-sized dog that will usually weigh between 30 and 45 pounds.


Goldenkita

Goldenkita Mix
The Goldenkita is a headstrong and healthy mixed breed pup.

Breeds: Golden Retriever and Akita

The Goldenkita is the pooch perfect balance between friendly and protective. Although, if they take after their Akita parent more, they will be more suspicious and aloof with strangers. The Goldenkita is a rare mix, and so it’s difficult to predict what their character will be like considering how different the parents are. What you can definitely expect from this hybrid mix is loyalty. They love to spend their time with their humans more than anything.

They have a double coat that is thick and full, with a soft undercoat and a harsher outer coat. They’ll shed moderately throughout the year and super heavy in the shedding seasons. You’ll be able to make a second dog out of their excess hair.

This pup will be intelligent but also very stubborn. Making them typically one of the most difficult Golden Retriever mixes to train. They are best left to owners with plenty of dog experience. They’ll have a high energy level, and a good hour of intense and fun exercise will be needed to keep them happy and healthy. Depending on the size of the parents, the Goldenkita will usually weigh between 65 and 100 pounds.


Golden Pointer

English Golden Pointer
The Golden Pointer makes a great hunting breed with its English Pointer heritage.

Breeds: Golden Retriever and Shorthaired Pointer

The Goldenpointer combines the Golden Retriever and the Pointer. This mix is an excellent hunting companion, that also does extremely well as a family pet. Because both parent breeds are around the same size, you can expect the Goldenpointer to end up between 50 and 75 pounds, depending on the parents and gender of the dog. You can expect them to reach around 23 to 28 inches in height.

This pup will enjoy being active and need an energy outlet. Expect to spend at least 90 minutes per day exercising a Goldenpointer. They may be somewhat aloof with strangers given their Pointer parent’s genetic makeup. Generally speaking, they are well mannered pups, that are friendly with just about everyone they meet.

The Goldenpointer may have a shorter to medium length coat, depending on which parent breed they take after. You’ll need to spend some time grooming this pup, as they will have a double coat and shed during both the fall and the summer.


Golden Dobie

Golden Doberman
The Golden Dobie is an affectionate and extremely loyal mix.

Breeds: Goldern Retriever and Doberman Pinscher

The Golden Dobie is a sweet yet serious pooch. They are immediately suspicious, but they’ll soon warm up to the new people in the room if they feel good vibes. But if they feel their family is in danger, they will protect their family with their life. Did someone ask for a family guard dog? The Golden Dobie is a top choice. Both the Golden and the Doberman are sweet with their family, so you can expect this guy to be sickly sweet!

The Golden Dobie might have a streak of dominant doggy character from the Doberman. But thankfully, that is counterbalanced with an obedient and intelligent brain. Meaning it won’t be too long before you’ve got them trained up.

Their thick, double coat will be short to medium in length and super sleek. Most pups will sport the traditional black and tan Doberman colors but with longer, wispier hair. Giving them a softer edge to their appearance compared to the formidable Doberman. You can expect this hybrid to weigh between 60 to 85 pounds, and they’ll be super energetic and athletic.


Golden Corso

Golden Corso
You’ll get a protective, yet obedient dog in the Golden Corso.

Breeds: Golden Retriever and Cane Corso

The Golden Corso is a rare hybrid pup, and you are certain to be the only one in the neighborhood with this pup on your arm. The Golden Retriever and the Cane Corso are almost completely opposite in their personality, meaning you can expect a wide range of characteristics just from one litter. Most pups have a sweet personality in the home and a tough character outside so that people know not to mess with their family.

The Golden Corso is likely to be a dominant dog breed thanks to their Cane Corso genes. Meaning this is another pooch best saved for the experienced owners. With an experienced and tough master, they will be obedient. They’ll also have a fondness for children, so expect them to make a fantastic big brother or sister. With the right socialization, they can live happily with other pets too.

Many Golden Corso’s find themselves weighing between 75 and 90 pounds, so expect a muscular chunk of a dog. Their hair will be short with possible wispy hair around their ears, neck, and tail. They are a double-coated breed and usually sport a darker golden color.


Goldenhound

Goldenhound
Goldenhounds make excellent hunting dogs and family companions.

Breeds: Golden Retriever and Bloodhound

The Goldenhound is the super sweet sniffing machine of the hybrid world. So, if you’re looking for a friendly family dog that can sniff out the remote control that you’re forever losing, you might have found your pooch! These guys make great companions, either in the home, out hunting, or exercising. Talking of exercise, they need at least one hour of intense activity a day to stay happy and healthy.

They are intelligent, trainable, but stubborn. And they are more likely to listen to their nostrils than any recall. So don’t expect a fully obedient dog. It’s all part of their hound charm, though! They have a medium-length coat that looks a little shaggy. Many Goldenhounds sport a deeper reddy golden color thanks to the mix of their parent’s colors.

They are muscular and powerful dogs with a hint of gracefulness. They’ll typically weigh between 60 to 90 pounds, and their long, whippy tail will knock things flying. So they do much better in a larger home. They are also an outdoorsy breed, so they would really appreciate access to a private and secured yard.


Golden Chessy

Golden Chessy
The Golden Chessy’s best friend is an avid hunter or lake-bound family.

Breeds: Golden Retriever and Chesapeake Bay Retriever

The Golden Chessy is a lovely mix between two very similar purebred dogs. They both have a love for the water and fetching his master’s quarry. So you can be sure that the Golden Chessy is a water-loving gun dog perfectionist. They are fun, intelligent, and boisterous dogs who need all the mental and physical stimulation they can get. So, we hope you are an active family!

These guys look a lot like a beefed-up version of the Golden Retriever, with a curlier coat. They shed a lot, so be sure to invest in the right tools to tackle his thick, dense, double coat. Otherwise, hair hurricanes are forecast for the entire shedding seasons. These guys usually sport a deep golden, red, or brown coat. They will usually weigh between 55 and 80 pounds.

These pups are bright and intelligent, eager to please, and hardworking. They are intense pooches, for sure. But the Golden Retriever influence will make them more easygoing than a purebred Chessy. However, the Chessy influence can also make them a little more stubborn, so be prepared to put more effort into their training schedule.


Golden Greater Swissy

Golden Greater Swissy
The Golden Greater Swissy is a loyal and loving mix.

Breeds: Golden Retriever and Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

The Golden Greater Swissy is an adorably cute bundle of hybrid fluff, and he’s a pretty large golden mix. So, if you’re seeking an XL Golden pooch, this Swiss version is a great pick for you. They typically weigh between 70 to 110 pounds. Making the larger specimens a giant dog breed. The most common color is the black, white, and tan colors of the Swiss breed, but with the longer hair of the Golden.

Again, like many of the other mixes on our list, these guys will inherit a stubborn streak from the Greater Swiss parent. Making them a little tougher to train than the Golden but much more suited to inexperienced dog owners. They are friendly with a hint of aloofness, making them well-balanced family pets.

These guys are energetic and need around 60 minutes of exercise every day. These guys will love water and putting their strength to good use. So trips to the local lake and pulling carts will cater to their exercise needs. These cute fluffy bears appeal to everyone, and you’ll be stopped by many in the street for sure.


Goldentolian

Goldentolian Dog
Goldentolians make the perfect farm guardian, with a slightly more friendly nature towards strangers.

Breeds: Golden Retriever and Anatolian Shepherd

The Goldentolian is another giant hybrid on our list, and this time he is even bigger than the previous pooch. This guy will usually weigh between 70 and 125 pounds, but this depends on his parent’s size. Goldentolians need plenty of room and a large sofa to nap on. Goldentolians look like XXL Golden Retrievers with much more power behind them.

His Anatolian Shepherd parent is a rare dog breed in America, and they are best known for their guarding abilities. They spend weeks away from the family home taking care of their master’s flocks in the mountains. Meaning Goldentolian’s have an independent streak and will enjoy spending time in their own company. So, if you’re looking for a less needy Golden, this is your pooch.

They are relatively tricky to train because of their stubbornness and headstrong nature, but not as difficult as a purebred Anatolian. So, if you’re looking for a canine challenge, you’ll find it in this pup for sure. They have medium-length hair that looks shaggy, and it’s common for them to be light to yellow gold in color.


Golden Greyhound

Golden Greyhound
With both parent breeds being very even tempered, the Golden Greyhound will be a hit with families.

Breeds: Golden Retriever and Greyhound

The Golden Greyhound is a super sweet doggo who craves nothing more than cuddles, love, and a good run-around. This loving and affectionate guy will provide you and the whole family with limitless love. But at the cost of neediness, which isn’t all that bad if you ask us! Unfortunately, they don’t tolerate the cold as much as Retrievers, so you might need to invest in a doggy coat.

They are slinkier than Golden Retrievers but thicker than skinny Greyhounds. And they usually weigh between 60 and 70 pounds. They have a short coat with longer sections of hair, usually around the ears, neck, and underbelly. Shades of gold, brown, and brindle are the most common coat colors. These guys shed much less than a purebred Golden Retriever.

Training is relatively simple, with both parents being eager to please. But watch out for the Greyhounds high prey drive. If he inherits it, you’ll want to keep him on a leash in public for sure. They have explosive outbursts of energy, and zoomies are a favorite pastime of theirs. And knowing that the Greyhound is the fastest dog on earth, you can expect to eat a lot of dust.


Golden Schnauzer

Golden Schnauzer Dog on Beach
The Golden Schnauzer will shed less, but be more aloof with strangers.

Breds: Golden Retriever and Standard Schnauzer

What does a Golden Retriever with a beard look like? A Golden Schnauzer, of course! These guys are sophisticated in their appearance and usually sport the longer facial hair of the Schnauzer. Giving your new Golden mix a unique appearance. At 40 to 60 pounds, you can expect a medium to large-sized dog breed to join you on the sofa. This guy is a minimal to moderate shedder thanks to his parent’s hypoallergenic status, but don’t count on him being hypoallergenic himself.

These guys are fearless and spirited. They are suspicious of strangers at first, but they’ll soon warm up to them thanks to the friendly Golden genes. Unfortunately, they are also super shouty and will bark at everything! So, we hope you don’t have noise-sensitive neighbors. The ‘quiet’ command will be your saving grace.

They are very energetic and need at least one hour of exercise every day. It needs to be varied, intense, and fun. Otherwise, this smart chap will find naughty ways to entertain himself. Keep them busy with chew toys and interactive games throughout the day. Otherwise, they’ll be neck-deep in your prized flowerbeds.


Golden Water Dog

Golden Water Dog
The Golden Water dog will be your best friend around the lake.

Breeds: Golden Retriever and Portuguese Water Dog

The Golden Water Dog comes from two water-loving dogs, so this hybrid pooch is bound to be a water-pup for sure. They’re also super-intelligent, talented, and adventurous, so you might have your pup surfing in no time! When they aren’t in the water, they’ll be seeking love and cuddles on the sofa. They are super sweet, which is why they make such awesome family pets.

The Portuguese Water Dog is hypoallergenic, which is why he is becoming more popular in America. However, the Golden Retriever is definitely not, so please don’t count on this pup being easy on the shed. They are low to moderate shedders throughout the year. Most pups are curly, so they’ll need daily grooming to prevent matting. Their colors are normally several shades of gold, and they look much like a Goldendoodle.

The Golden Water Dog will weigh between 40 and 65 pounds, making them medium to large-sized doggos. They’ve got buckets of energy, and they need an active family who can commit to at least one hour of exercise every day. Without it, they’ll get cabin fever for sure.


Golden Wheaten

Golden Wheaten
The Golden Wheaten is an energetic mix that will shed less than its Retriever parent.

Breeds: Golden Retriever and Soft Coated Wheaten

The Golden Wheaten is another relatively rare crossbreed. Still, there is no doubt that they will become hugely popular once people realize just how gorgeously sweet and fun they are. They make fantastic family pets thanks to their friendly nature and happy-go-lucky spirit. Golden Wheatens are also deeply loyal to their humans, so you’re sure to find a bestie in the Golden Wheaten.

They might inherit the deeply strong prey drive, which is great if you are looking for a ratter. But, equally, they also love water and will chase ducks just as much. So you might want to keep these guys on a long leash. They have bundles of energy and will need between 45 and 60 minutes of exercise every day. They are curious and spunky and will dig your entire yard if they become bored.

The Golden Wheaten is relatively simple to train, making him a great first-time dog for new owners. However, he is bound to inherit a slight stubborn streak considering that he is half terrier. Thankfully, they are eager to please their masters, so it shouldn’t be too difficult. They will weigh between 40 and 55 pounds and inherit a light golden, fluffy, wispy coat.


Goldenoyed

Goldenoyed
The Goldenoyed is a rarer mix, that’s independent and even tempered.

Breeds: Golden Retriever and Samoyed

The Goldenoyed is a fluffy ball of golden goodness. They are simply gorgeous and will turn every head in the street for sure. Looking for the next Instagram star? You might have just found him! You can expect fuzzy hair wherever your pup goes. They’ll need grooming several times a week to manage the shed and to remove dirt and debris that their coat collects. High maintenance doggo alert!

They usually weigh between 40 and 65 pounds, making them a medium to large-sized pup. But they look bigger thanks to their coat! They usually have the Golden Retriever face, framed by the shaggy mane. Their coat is white to light golden in color. These guys tend to inherit the upturned dewlaps of the Sammie, meaning that these are one of the least drooly mixes on this list.

The Goldenoyed is a very friendly and gentle pooch who makes a wonderful family pet. They are excitable but not too boisterous. Fun but with a calm demeanor too. Overall these guys are very well-balanced canine companions. They are energetic and require one hour of exercise a day and have a thing for pulling heavy weights and chasing small furry or feathered creatures.


Goldendale

Golden Airedale
Golden Airdales are also a rarer mix, and will be more independent than their Retriever parent.

Breeds: Golden Retriever and Airdale Terrier

The Goldendale is an energetic mixed pup for sure, and they will keep you and the whole family on their toes. They have a high prey drive, too, and will chase anything smaller than them. So you best make sure your yard is secured! They are fun and spunky, and they’ll inherit the cheeky ‘King of Terriers’ nature from their Airedale parent without a doubt. These canine champions will excel at agility and performance tasks.

They usually weigh between 55 and 70 pounds in weight. They’ll have a squarer appearance than a purebred Retriever. Their ears are long and floppy, with bright eyes and a charming smile. Their coats will usually be a dark golden color, and it’ll be wavy in texture. They are commonly mistaken for a Goldendoodle. They often have a little beard too.

Goldendales are very intelligent and take to training relatively easy. The Retriever genes will mellow out the potentially stubborn Airedale genes, making them a bit more obedient. Their do-it-all attitude might get them stuck in sticky situations. But with forever puppy dog eyes, who can resist their sometimes mischievous ways?


Golden Setter

Golden Setter
Golden setters will often look like a Golden Retriever with slightly longer hair.

Breeds: Golden Retriever and English Setter

The Golden Setter is a graceful pooch who is adored by all who meet them. Despite being a mixed hybrid, there are two things that you can be certain of. One is that they will inherit show-stopping good looks. And two, they will be one of the sweetest pups you’ll ever meet. They are mellow and happy-go-lucky in nature, and there is never a sad day with one of these guys in your life.

Their coat will be medium in length, wavy, and silky-soft to the touch. It’ll be particularly long on their ears, underbelly, and tail. It’ll need regular grooming to keep it looking its best and tangle-free. They will weigh between 50 and 75 pounds and are much more athletic and powerful than they look. And a word of warning, these guys have irresistible forever puppy dog eyes!

From two bird-loving dogs, you can be sure that their mixed pup will love chasing birds just as much. So, you’ll need to watch out for the ducklings in your local park! They are very energetic and need at least one hour of exercise to stay mentally and physically stimulated every day. A bored Golden Setter is a very unhappy one.


Golden Coonhound

Golden Coonhound
Golden Coonhounds can be a hunter’s best companion on any hunting expedition.

Breeds: Golden Retriever and Coonhound

The Golden Coonhound is a rare mixed breed, but one who commands attention wherever they go. Their Coonhound parent is often too much dog for average families to handle. But the easygoing Golden Retriever influence gives this Coonhound mix a well-balanced demeanor. They still have the hound in them, so you’ll need a tough leash, an even stronger arm, and robust fences. If you’re looking to keep the neighbor’s cat out of your yard, this pooch will get the job done.

They’ll have a short-ish coat that’ll be soft and sleek. They’ll often sport a dark golden-colored coat, sometimes with the orange-colored ‘pumpkinseed’ markings above their eyes. They will usually weigh between 60 and 90 pounds, making them a large-sized breed.

These guys are energetic and will need at least one hour of adventurous exercise every day. Their noses are powerful, and you’ll both be following it. They also have a lazy side, and when they aren’t sniffing, they’ll be belly up on the sofa waiting for cuddles. They are friendly with strangers, although they might give them the cold shoulder to start with.


Goldenplott

Goldenplott
The Goldenplott is another rare mix that’s great for hunting expeditions.

Breeds: Golden Retriever and Plott Hound

The Goldenplott is possibly the rarest mix on this list. His parent, the Plott Hound, is the state dog of North Carolina, and he is ranked as the 171st most popular breed out of 197. Making this hybrid pooch very rare indeed! The hound genetics will be strong in this pup for sure, and they’ll chase everything that excites his nostrils. Thankfully, his Golden genes will make him more relaxed in the family home.

They will usually weigh between 45 and 65 pounds. Their coats are relatively short and are commonly dark golden or light brindle in color. Goldenplotts have ears that are long with an edge of fluffiness to them. Their eyes are large and dark and will have a serious yet sweet expression. Grooming this guy shouldn’t be too much hassle.

These guys are super energetic and will need around 90 minutes of exercise every day. Without it, they’ll become problematic and unruly. Take them to local doggy agility competitions, and they’ll smash it, for sure. These guys have two different sides. In the home, they are relaxed and mellow. Out on the field, they are all guns blazing crazy energetic. We hope you can keep up!


Golden Shorthaired Pointer

Golden Shorthaired Pointer
The Golden Shorthaired Pointer is another mix that’s well suited as a hunting companion.

Breeds: Golden Retriever and German Shorthaired Pointer

The Golden Shorthaired Pointer is a clever canine cookie who is proving to be a big hit in the sporting and gun dog community. If you’re looking for the perfect hunting companion, the Golden Shorthaired Pointer is your pooch! They are also affectionate and sweet, making them a big hit in family homes too. This guy is a medium to large-sized dog that usually weighs less than 70 pounds.

Golden Shorthaired Pointers have plenty of energy, so you need to be able to guarantee at least one hour of intense exercise every day without fail. The prey drive will be strong in this hybrid, so you might want to keep them on a leash at all times. Thankfully, they are super intelligent and willing to do or learn everything their master tells them. Obedience is easily achieved with this pup.

Their coat will be short and smooth to the touch. Slightly longer than the German Shorthaired Pointer’s but shorter than the Golden’s coat. They are double-coated dogs, and they shed moderately throughout the year. Their coat color is usually golden, but few pups in a litter might sport the mixture of colors and markings found in the German Shorthaired Pointer breed.


Golden Sheltie

Golden Sheltie
The Golden Sheltie makes a great pet for those looking for a smaller mix.

Breeds: Golden Retriever and Shetland Sheepdog

The Golden Sheltie is an adorable mixed pup. But did you really expect anything less, considering they are one-half Golden and one-half Sheltie? Their coats are almost always golden in color but a lot more fluffy like the Sheltie coat. Regular grooming is needed to keep them looking and feeling their best. Their ears usually start off erect but flop downwards at the tips. Framing their cute face and large eyes. We hope you’re sometimes able to resist his persuasive charm!

They usually weigh between 35 and 50 pounds, making them a medium-sized dog breed. Small enough to fit on your lap perfectly, but large enough to handle themselves in play with other dogs. These guys are super affectionate and love nothing more than to get in the middle of mom and dad at bedtime.

They usually inherit the herding genes from the Sheltie and may try to herd small children and other pets. But it shouldn’t be too difficult to train it out of him thanks to his intelligent and obedient Golden genes. These guys are very playful in the home and will need at least 45 minutes of exercise every day to be happy.


Golden Inu

Golden Inu
Golden Inus are a beautiful mix, but are also more reserved in nature.

Breeds: Golden Retriever and Shiba Inu

The Golden Inu is a unique-looking hybrid thanks to their foxy Retriever looks. Their appearance is mixed, and not one ‘look’ prevails here. Some have the curly tail, some inherit the longer tail of the Golden. Some inherit the small pointy ears, and others sport the larger drop-down ears. One thing is for certain, their coats are golden in color. Oh, and they’re always gorgeous!

They usually weigh between 35 and 50 pounds, so if you are looking for a smaller Golden mix, this pup could be the answer. Their coat is short but fluffy and needs regular attention to keep it looking vibrant. Thankfully, they are fastidious in their own grooming.

They are alert and bold in their demeanor, giving off a don’t mess with me vibe. But deep down, these are friendly and sensitive dogs who just want to feel an integral part of the gang. They are active and fun and love to play with their family in the yard. Thankfully, they are also partial to an afternoon siesta! Making them a well-balanced canine companion.


Golden Staffy

Golden Staffie
Golden Staffies can make equally good hunting dogs and family companions.

Breeds: Golden Retriever and Staffordshire Terrier

The Golden Staffy is a loyal and loving pooch. If you’re seeking a four-legged bestie to join you in life’s adventures, you might have found the perfect match. They have the gentle and loving demeanor of the Golden and the eager to please and fun nature of the Staffy. What more could you want in a pup? Some states have regulations on Staffy mixes, so be sure to check out your local laws.

They usually weigh between 40 and 55 pounds, making them a medium-sized canine. Their coats are relatively short, but the hair on their ears tends to be a bit longer and wavier. Their colors vary, but many have a golden color thrown into the mix. They have a square shape like their Staffy parent and are gorgeous-looking hybrids for sure.

These guys are easy to train because of their intelligent brains and obedient nature. With the correct socialization, they’ll get along with other dogs and pets. And they adore children! Making them awesome canine siblings for kiddos. They need plenty of stimulation throughout the day to keep them happy and out of their sometimes mischievous antics.


Goldenjack

Goldenjack
Goldenjacks are a cute alternative to a smaller Goldendoodle.

Breeds: Golden Retriever and Jack Russell Terrier

The Goldenjack is a feisty lil’ hybrid chap who will win over anyone’s heart with their fun and cheeky ways. It’s hard to say no to this pup! They are lively and need plenty of exercise to stimulate their inquisitive brains. Although they are usually headstrong pups, their devotion and loyalty make training much easier than a purebred Jack Russell Terrier. If you’ve got rats in your yard, you need not worry for much longer.

They typically weigh between 30 and 40 pounds, making them the smallest mix on this list. So, if you’re seeking a Golden pocket rocket, you’ve just found the perfect pooch! Their coats are short but thick, and they shed relatively heavily. But considering how small they are, it won’t be as noticeable as a purebred Golden Retriever.

They are friendly and sweet-natured dogs, making them ideal family pets. They also love to have fun and will happily spend hours in the yard playing games. If they’ve enjoyed their day, they’ll settle down for the evening in front of the fire. But if not, you’re in for a whiney night! These guys need an active family who can provide all the entertainment they need.


Golden Flatcoat

Golden Flatcoat
Golden Flatcoats are another less frequently seen mix, that makes a great fowl hunting companion.

Breeds: Golden Retriever and Flat-Coated Retriever

Last but certainly not least is the Golden Flatcoat. With two Retriever parents, you can be sure that this guy will be a champion retriever for sure. Fetch is their favorite game, and they also love the water. These guys are happy-go-lucky and forever optimistic, meaning that there is never a dull moment with these guys around. They also like to show off and entertain their family with their frolicking funny ways.

They usually weigh between 60 and 70 pounds. And because both of their parents are similar in appearance, you can be sure that your pooch will look a certain kind of Retriever way. Their coats are medium in length with a slight crimp in texture. They are soft to the touch and need regular grooming to maintain their shiny, healthy looks.

They are very energetic and need to be homed by a very active family. Every day should include at least an hour of fun, intense exercise. They are very intelligent, so you’ll need to mix up activities to keep them on their toes. It’s also worth noting that they are very friendly with everyone they meet. Golden Flatcoats can live with young children, other pets, and they’ll accept anyone into their household.


Final Thoughts

The Golden Retriever is a wonderful choice of a family pet, especially if you enjoy an active, outdoorsy lifestyle. However, you might also want to consider taking on one of the crossbreeds we’ve featured in this article. As a general rule, mixed breed dogs are less likely to have health problems. If you choose the right mix, you could end up with the best points of the Golden Retriever that are enhanced by the good points of the other parent dog.

Rather than buying a designer dog from a breeder, you should check out your local rescue or shelter. Before offering a home to a dog from a charity, always ensure that your chosen pup has been health-checked and tested for temperament.  You’ll also make sure you have the right type of gear, which includes Golden Retriever sized crates and toys, before you bring your pup home.

Often, a shelter will allow potential adopters to take a pup home with them on a trial basis for a couple of weeks. That gives you the opportunity to make sure that the dog is a good fit for you and your family. If things don’t work out, you have the option to return the dog to the shelter. Good luck in your search for the perfect Golden Retriever mix!

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10 Comments

Deborah McKnight

May 18, 2020 at 12:50 pm

Hi I have a Beautiful Goldenmute and she is a pleasure to have and I was wondering do you have any information as to people who are breeding/selling Goldenmutes? We love her gentle puppy-like personality, playfulness and good manners.

She is groomed to keep the shedding down. If you come across any breeders of this breed please forward their information. Thank you for the great rundown of these hybrid breeds with golden retrievers.

Brad Finch

May 20, 2020 at 12:39 am

Please let me know if anyone breeds golden retrievers and brindle colored Mastiffs. We just lost the most child-loving gentle giant anyone could have. She grew up with 3 young children and never lost patience with them. She just loved to get attention where ever it came from. Including perfect strangers but friends of the family. Please contact me we are searching for someone who will help with this breed.

Kelly Wilson (Author)

May 21, 2020 at 1:18 am

Hi Deborah, while we don't have breeders we work with, I'd encourage you to look at Malamute or Golden Retriever rescues. Sometimes they come across mixed breed pups! Best of luck and thanks for commenting!

Kelly Wilson (Author)

May 21, 2020 at 1:21 am

Hi Brad, we don't have breeder contacts specifically, but we'd encourage you to look at rescues in your area. Both for the Mastiff and the Golden Retriever. Often times mixes end up in shelters and it provides a chance to save a life too! Good luck and thanks for commenting!

Rohit

January 30, 2021 at 12:20 am

Hi! I recently adopted a dog from a rescue organization, and we aren't sure of his breed mix since he was a rescue. We were told that he was most likely a black lab/golden retriever mix. He looks almost exactly like the dog in the title cover photo of this article, and I was wondering if you know what mix that dog is. Thank you!

Kelly Wilson (Author)

February 1, 2021 at 3:15 am

Hi Rohit! The cover pup is actually a Newfie/Golden cross. But it wouldn't surprise me to see your pup looking very similar to that mix as well. Thanks for stopping by to comment!

Dorothy McCrory

March 12, 2021 at 2:08 am

I never knew there were that many Golden mixes. All so beautiful. Thanks for showing all the different mixes. I hope I'll be able to find any of these mixes as I've been looking for quite a while.

Kelly Wilson (Author)

March 12, 2021 at 6:11 pm

Hi Dorothy! Thanks for stopping by to comment. I hope you'll be able to find the pup you've been looking for as well! Best of luck in your search!

Dawn

April 6, 2021 at 1:17 am

Hi Kelly! I had no idea about all these Golden retriever crossbreeds! Each example was lovely. I had a purebred Golden who, like her mum before her died from pancreatic cancer a few years ago. Still miss her. I currently have a cockapoo who is 11 a great boy in his own right. He is a first-generation cross aka F1. I plan to look into getting a Golden cross rescue. Aesthetically, the golden Irish appealed to me and the lab and vizla crosses.

Kelly Wilson (Author)

April 7, 2021 at 5:35 pm

Thanks for the comment, Dawn! Good luck in your search. Sounds like you have a great pup now, and we always encourage adding one more rescue to the mix (we just did ourselves!). Good luck in your search!