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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 01-12-2011, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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Golden Shepherds

Has anyone heard of Golden Shepherds (Golden Retriever/German Shepherd)?
I found sites online and just thought I would ask. Are they a breed or are they just someone experiment?
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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 01-12-2011, 06:15 PM
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if they are a cross between goldens/shepherds they are a mixed breed and certainly not a pure bred.

I had a golden/gsd cross growing up, he was the 'best' dawg

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There was a person in another country, I think a European country, who claimed to have golden shepherds that were purebred GSD's just a golden color.

But it sounds like you found the site of a designer breeder who is probably charging alot of money for a mutt.
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post #4 of 41 (permalink) Old 01-12-2011, 06:46 PM
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They are definitely not purebred, just crosses. Here in New Zealand, the guide dog organisation I volunteer for has recently bred their first Golden Retriever/German Shepherd cross. It only resulted in one puppy but he is a cutie! The goal is to produce a guide dog that has the willingness and intelligence of the German Shepherd combined with the less energetic and non-foodiness and aloofness of the Golden Retriever. Time will tell!
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non-foody, aloof Golden Retriever? Where do they exist at?
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The goal is to produce a guide dog that has the willingness and intelligence of the German Shepherd combined with the less energetic and non-foodiness and aloofness of the Golden Retriever. Time will tell!
Less energetic and aloof? Not how I would describe a Golden.
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Less energetic and aloof? Not how I would describe a Golden.
correct me if I'm wrong aren't some Golden's high energy dogs?

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I don't know about high energy but they ARE a hunting dog! I've never met an aloof one or one that didn't like food. Aloofness is a GSD trait. Foody is any dog, non-food is properly trained.
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correct me if I'm wrong aren't some Golden's high energy dogs?
The one's I've known I'd call high energy. I think it's a different energy than GSDs but I wouldn't call them a calm dog.
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Sounds like another mix with a made up name. I groom in Lancaster Pa. (puppy mill capital of the east coast) I've seen them all. Poodle/setters are a new one, wheatiepoos, maltipoo, ****poos , beaglepoos, mini goldendoodles, mini labradoodles, ( the regular ones easly hit 130 lbs+) Cavachions, borderjacks, Cavapoos, pugdoodles, St. Berdoodle, Bullboxer, Westiyorks, Scottipom, Pompoos, Caryorks, Boxerpoo . What most people don't get is the fact that the people breeding the dogs are not using healthy breeding dogs. Their offspring usually have issues the owners are not prepared to deal with.

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