Gollie:Collie and Golden Retriever Mix
Facts & Origin
Golden Retriever and Collie Mix - a hybrid breed.
The Golden Retriever and Collie Mix is a very rare, special mixture. It combines the positive characteristics of the two popular dog breeds and offers its owner a lot of fun and joy. The Goldie-Collie is a lively, affectionate, yet protective dog. His shiny golden curls make him a unique companion. He loves being outside, going for walks and playing. He is intelligent, curious and always wants to learn. He is very good natured and gentle, but also determined and loyal. Being a herding dog, he is very loyal and good with children. With his warm and kind nature, the Golden Retriever and Collie mix will quickly become a loyal friend for the whole family life.
|Origin||Scotland / UK|
|Life expectancy||10 - 14 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 Collie mix - Such is probably his nature.
The Golden Retriever-Collie mix is a very lovable and playful breed. It is both intelligent and loyal and always wants to please its owners*. This dog breed is especially friendly and has a strong sense of family.
This called breed is energetic, easy to train and is usually kept as a family dog. It needs plenty of exercise as well as physical and mental activity that satisfies its natural urge to move. With regular exercise and play, you'll keep your dog healthy and happy.
Because of its behavior, the Golden Retriever Collie Mix makes an excellent pet for families with children. Since he is affectionate and patient, he has no problems making friends with the little ones. This dog breed can also get along well with other animals, but it is important to get them used to social interactions with other dogs and other animals early on.
Overall, the Golden Retriever-Collie mix is a calm, sincere and loyal breed that adapts easily and is suitable for most environments. This dog breed is intelligent, active and temperamental and brings a lot of joy to the lives of their owners*.
Health and breeding information
What diseases can occur in Golden Retriever and Collie Mix.
Golden retrievers and collies are two of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. These two breeds are often crossed together to create a mix with the best traits of both parents. Although such crosses often provide hybrid health and a longer life, they can also bring some more susceptible health problems.
One of the most common health problems in Golden Retriever-Collie crossbreeds is atopy, a type of allergy that occurs upon contact with certain allergens and can result in itchy skin, sneezing and tearing. In addition, the short muzzles of this breed often cause respiratory problems indicated by constant panting. Some dogs suffer from severe respiratory distress caused primarily by exertion.
Hemophilia is another disorder that is common in Golden Retriever-Collie mixes. This disorder causes bleeding due to breakage or injury to the genetic material. If such a dog bleeds unexpectedly, it may be indicated to visit the veterinarian to determine the cause.
This breed may also be prone to dental problems, but there are several ways to prevent this. A regular visit to the veterinarian, chews and regular brushing will help prevent gum disease and tooth decay.
In addition, Golden Retriever-Collie mixes can suffer from orthopedic problems, including dysplasia (the irregular development of the hip joint) and lordotic deviation (where the spine is not properly aligned). In severe cases, this condition requires surgical intervention to relieve pain and improve mobility.
Since Golden Retriever-Collie mixes are more susceptible than other breeds, it is advisable for owners* to have x-rays taken to monitor the risk for these health problems. At the same time, dog owners should visit the veterinarian regularly for preventative care and ensure that their dog receives all necessary vaccinations to prevent infectious diseases.
What does this mixed breed look like?
A Golden Retriever and Collie mixed breed usually has a medium length, dense coat. The colors vary from light golden yellow to various shades of brown. Usually, the breed has a short coat on the ears and face. On the body, the coat becomes longer and fuller, which makes the dogs appear even more beautiful. On the belly, chin and legs, the coat of this breed is usually very soft and fluffy. The tail of the Golden Collie mix is often lush and falls down the sides.
What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?
A Golden Retriever-Collie mix is a medium-sized, athletic dog with a curved and slender chest. The head is relatively small for its body size and has well-defined cheekbones. The ears are of medium length and often slightly tilted forward. The eyes are brown or dark brown and the body is densely haired. The tail is usually carried low. The legs are long and straight and the feet are short and round. The standard measurements of a Golden Retriever-Collie mix are about 56-61 cm in shoulder height and 22-32 kg in weight.
|Fur length||long - medium|
|Fur||flat coated - wavy|
|Ear shape||Standing Ears - Triangle|
|Size ♀||51 - 56 cm|
|Weight ♀||21 - 36 kg|
|Size ♂||56 - 61 cm|
|Weight ♂||25 - 34 kg|
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
The MDR1 defect is a defect in the MDR1 gene that can occur in some breeds of dogs and in humans. This results in the deficient or absent synthesis of a certain protein which is an important component of the blood-brain barrier, leading to hypersensitivity to some drugs.
Metabolic diseases (cystinuria)
Cystinuria is a hereditary metabolic disease. Affected dogs lack a transport protein for certain amino acids (protein building blocks). In the kidney, the task of this transport protein is a return transport of amino acids from the urine into the bloodstream.
Elbow dysplasia (ED)
Elbow joint dysplasia is a chronic disease complex of the elbow joint of fast growing dog breeds.
Definition: Dog has epilepsy if, for example, at least two epileptic seizures occur more than 24 hours apart.
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.
An adult Golden Retriever and Collie mix can grow between 45 and 65 inches tall.
The coat of a Golden Retriever and Collie mix can vary in a variety of colors and patterns, this ranges from pure black or white to brown, chestnut, cream and various mixtures of these colors.
Golden Retrievers and Collie Mix are known for their loving, loyal and affectionate character. They are very teachable and playful and, if well trained, can become obedient companions who are devoted to their family.
The coat of a Golden Retriever and Collie mix should be brushed regularly to prevent matting. Once a month, grooming should also be combined with a bath and a thorough cleaning of the ear.
The Golden Retriever and Collie mix is generally a hardy breed, but like all dogs has some health problems it can suffer from. Common ailments in this mix are arthritis, eye problems, allergic reactions and skin problems. Therefore, it is recommended to visit the veterinarian regularly for preventive care.
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