I have two male goldens along with a male GSD and a female GSD. I'm lucky as far as shedding goes, it's minimal for all( right now none), but when the seasons change and there is shedding, the goldens beat the GSD's. None of my dogs smell, but I have also heard that goldens have an odor about them. The two breeds compliment each other well. They all love water and swimming. My youngest golden picked up lots of stuff from the male GSD. The goldens play style is completely like a shepherds. My older golden doesn't put up with Midnite trying to boss him around and stands his ground. Since there isn't a huge age gap I would suggest getting a male golden to go with your female GSD.
Misty- Samoyed Mix, Tannor- Golden Retriever CGC
Robyn- GSD CGC, TC, Midnite-GSD CGC,TC, Brennan-Golden Retriever CGC, Batman-Husky/Greyhound , Apollo-GSD
Last edited by llombardo; 09-01-2014 at 04:41 PM.