German Shepherd Golden Retriever Mix

Two of the most popular dog breeds in the world, combined? Is that even possible? Yes, it is, and it is a thing, and that breed is called the Golden Shepherd.

Let’s dive into what you need to know about the German Shepherd Golden Retriever mix.

Golden Shepherd Looks

Build: Lean or athletic. – Color: Tan, red, cream, black, and any combination or pattern combining those. – Eyes: Expressive or intelligent, and usually brown (though it can be blue).


The Golden Shepherd fits nicely between its parent breeds in terms of size. They can weigh up to about 85 pounds, though some outliers have been notably larger at 95 pounds.


Coats are medium-length and can vary considerably in color, although the colors will range between ordinary German Shepherd and Golden Retriever shades.


– Golden Shepherds are likely to get along with just about anyone and everyone. – They are protective of family and maybe wary of strangers at first.

As a Watchdog

The dog has an innate ability to work. The shepherding background also makes it a good candidate for being a watchdog. They seem to switch between work mode and play mode almost effortlessly.  

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