Golden Border Retriever:Border collie and Golden Retriever Mix
Facts & Origin
Golden Retriever and Border Collie mix - a hybrid breed.
The Golden Retriever and the Border Collie are among the most popular dog breeds. Together, they are considered the perfect mix for a balanced personality. The combination of friendliness, intelligence and a calm and hardworking spirit makes this breed an ideal family pet. Thanks to the Golden Retrievers' friendly and adaptable nature, it is highly trainable and makes an excellent companion dog. The Border Collie, on the other hand, is known for its energy and strong self-confidence. Their creative intelligence makes them easy to train and use in many different activities. With the perfect balance between the Golden Retriever and the Border Collie, this mixed breed makes a wonderful family dog.
|Life expectancy||10 - 15 years|
|Activity level||high - average|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits of Golden Retriever and Border Collie Mix - Such is probably his nature.
The Golden Retriever Border Collie Mix is a popular and exciting blend of two well-known dog breeds. This delightful hybrid has an even temperament, is affectionate and intelligent. The mix is robust and active, but also makes a very good companion dog. He is happy and curious and loves to learn new skills and tricks. He likes to be kept physically and mentally busy and needs lots of attention and physical exercise to stay happy and healthy. He is also a good watchdog, as he will take an interest in suspicious behavior and report it.
The Golden Border is a loyal, faithful and demanding companion. He has a friendly nature and an open ear for others. In general, he enjoys the company of people and other animals, whether it is other dogs, cats or children. But like all dogs, he needs consistent training and clear rules, otherwise he tends to become rebellious and do his own thing.
For those looking for a bright, loyal and energetic companion, the Golden Retriever Border Collie Mix is an ideal choice. He is an absolute dream dog, thanks to his unique character and inexhaustible eagerness to make every day special. So no matter what you are up to, he will always be your partner in passion and joy.
Health and breeding information
What diseases can occur in Golden Retriever and Border Collie mix.
Golden Retriever Border Collie mixes, also known as Goldendoodles, are a popular breed. They are known for their loving nature and eagerness to learn. But like any other breed, Goldendoodles are prone to various health problems. Learn more about some of the most common diseases of this breed here.
- Hip Dysplasia - hip dysplasia is a problem that occurs in many dogs and is no exception in Goldendoodles. The dog's hips are not positioned properly in their joints or have poor development, resulting in pain and limited movement. The best prevention for hip dysplasia is to avoid obesity and have your veterinarian check the joints regularly.
- Eye Diseases - Goldendoodles are susceptible to several eye diseases such as cataracts and pannus. These diseases cause gray opacities of the cornea of the eye and even blindness in severe cases. Therefore, timely diagnosis and treatment is very important.
- Heart diseases - heart diseases are also unfortunately common in Goldendorfers. The most common type is pulmonary hypertension, a massive increase in blood pressure that can lead to shortness of breath, fatigue and eventually death if left untreated. Therefore, it is important that your dog is seen regularly by a veterinarian to prevent any heart disease early on.
- Allergies - Allergies are also a common problem in Goldendoodles. Although the exact cause is unknown, it is believed that immune system suppression, diet and environmental factors may play a role. To treat allergies, you will need to consult your dog's veterinarian.
Although Golden Borers are susceptible to some diseases, their life expectancy is still quite high, averaging 12 to 14 years. However, if you decide to get a Golden, be aware of the potential health problems and take your dog to the vet for regular checkups.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The Golden Retriever and Border Collie mix has a soft, smooth coat that can range from light golden to dark reddish brown. The breed typically has a lush undercoat that protects against inclement weather. The length of the coat can vary, but it is usually medium length. It has a balanced distribution of light and dark shades combined by light and dark patches in various patterns. Some dogs may have less or more light brown colors, but the shades are usually well balanced. The head, and sometimes the legs and mane, are often slightly darker than the rest of the coat.
What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?
A Golden Retriever and Border Collie mix breed is a very active, strong and intelligent looking dog. It has a lean and muscular stature that is accentuated in conjunction with its athletic build. His coat is mostly long, thick and white-golden or cream-brown but can also be black and white. The head is medium sized and the tail is always long and bushy. The height ranges from 38-48 cm and the weight from 18-25 kg.
|Fur||flat coated - wavy|
|Ear shape||Standing Ears - Triangle|
|Anatomy||slim, sporty, strong|
|Size ♀||46 - 56 cm|
|Weight ♀||12 - 32 kg|
|Size ♂||48 - 61 cm|
|Weight ♂||14 - 34 kg|
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
Definition: Dog has epilepsy if, for example, at least two epileptic seizures occur more than 24 hours apart.
Elbow dysplasia (ED)
Elbow joint dysplasia is a chronic disease complex of the elbow joint of fast growing dog breeds.
Hip dysplasia (HD)
The hip dysplasia or hip joint dysplasia of the dog (HD) is a maldevelopment of the hip joint.
Cataracts are still one of the most common causes of blindness, even in dogs.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a slowly progressive death of the retina in dogs.
The average size is between 20 and 55 cm and the weight varies between 10 and 25 kg.
he Golden Retriever and Border Collie mix has a friendly and outgoing temperament, is intelligent, eager to learn and enterprising.
This breed needs a lot of attention and love and daily exercise to be happy and healthy. Grooming needs are similar to a Golden Retriever and Border Collie - regular undercoat combing or even a visit to the groomer is necessary.
It is possible that the Golden Retriever and Border Collie mix develops epileptic seizures or eye diseases. Therefore, it is important to have him regularly examined by a veterinarian.
Yes, it is. This breed has a friendly and open-minded nature and is eager to learn and to undertake - so perfect for both beginners and families.
You can find articles that might interest you in the dogbible blog to match your favorite breed.Visit our magazine