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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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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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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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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, shitpoos :), 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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That sounds like a disaster, given the sloppy breeding going on in both breeds and the fact that they are probably not picking breedworthy examples for this "experiment"

I love both breeds, but was nervous about purchasing either without a ton of research on breeding lines due to the number of BYB out there.
 

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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!
This kind of thing just kills me....people cross two breeds and pick the traits they plan to get, which of course are always the best traits of both breeds. I really don't understand why people assume they'll get trait ABC from the golden retriever and traits XYZ from the GSD. What if they get DEF from the golden and LMN from the GSD and end up with a dog with the worst traits from both breeds?
 

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I was looking around last night and found a site for Shepadoodles,:eek:
Personally I just dont' understand the "designer" dogs at all.
 

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Our Golden isn't as energetic as our GSD, but he can ply fetch for hours if he's given some time to rest. He's not a go, go, go dog like our GSD. He's as alert as she is when it comes to staring out of the window watching for strangers and growling/barking to alert.

Anyway, sounds like a cross-breed to me. Would love to see one though.
 

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I was amazed at the sobbish "doodle" owners at our obedience classes. Bragging that you paid $2500 for a golden-doodle? But looking down your nose at those mutts adopted at the shelter? Sheesh.
 

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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.
that's what I thought.
 

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People always try to make all these different combos of dogs...it's hard to keep with them!
 

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Ugh, those kinds of things make me cringe. Especially when they cost a fortune, when neither parents are probably ever worth that much COMBINED, and the pups they produce are mutts! Can't turn a sow's ear into a silk purse, no matter the price tag or fancy name you slap on it.
 
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