Golden Swiss Shepherd

Golden Swiss Shepherd:Golden Retriever and White Shepherd dog Mix

Hybrid Breed

Golden Retriever + White Shepherd dog


What is a Golden Swiss Shepherd?

The Golden Swiss Shepherd is an impressive crossbreed that combines the gentle nature of the Golden Retriever with the elegance and intelligence of the White Swiss Shepherd. This hybrid breed, still relatively new in the world of designer dogs, has quickly gained popularity thanks to its excellent family dog characteristics and appealing appearance. Its story begins with the desire to breed a dog that combines the best characteristics of both parent breeds: the loyalty and trainability of the Golden Retriever and the strength and alertness of the White Swiss Shepherd.

The origin of the Golden Swiss Shepherd cannot be traced back to a specific date, as the breeding of designer dogs often takes place on a smaller, private scale. The intention behind this cross was to create a dog that would not only serve as an excellent companion, but also have the physical and mental abilities to excel in various service areas, such as therapy work or as a rescue dog.

With their even temperament, adaptability to different living conditions and impressive intelligence, the Golden Swiss Shepherd has proven that they are more than just a mix of two breeds. It stands as an identity in its own right, warming hearts and enriching families worldwide.

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Alternate Name -
Origin UK - Switzerland
Life expectancy 10 - 12 years
Care requirements high-maintenance
Activity level average - average to high
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

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Possible character traits

The Golden Swiss Shepherd is characterized by a number of remarkable character traits that make it an ideal family companion. These dogs are known for their intelligent, friendly and loyal nature, which they inherit from their parent breeds, the Golden Retriever and the White Swiss Shepherd. They show a strong willingness to learn and adaptability, which makes training with them an enjoyable and often rewarding experience.

Their gentle and patient nature makes them excellent playmates for children. They know how to adapt their energy and can enjoy both quiet and active moments. The Golden Swiss Shepherd has a natural protective instinct, but this is expressed without aggression, making them a vigilant but friendly guardian of the home.

These dogs value the company of their family above all else and show a deep bond with their humans. Their social nature also allows them to get along well with other pets. With their balanced energy and positive disposition, Golden Swiss Shepherds bring harmony and joy to any home.

Grooming and health

Grooming the Golden Swiss Shepherd requires attention and dedication, especially because of its thick and often long coat. Regular brushing - ideally several times a week - is necessary to prevent matting and excessive shedding. This not only helps to keep their coat shiny and healthy, but also promotes bonding between dog and owner. Bathe them only when necessary to preserve their coat's natural oils.

In terms of health, the Golden Swiss Shepherd shares some of the breed-typical concerns of its parents, such as hip dysplasia and certain heart conditions. Regular veterinary ex aminations are crucial to detect and treat such problems early. A balanced diet, rich in nutrients, and sufficient exercise are equally important to control their weight and promote their overall health.

Mental stimulation through exercise and brain games helps to satisfy their intellectual curiosity and prevents boredom. A stable, loving environment, combined with physical and mental care, maximizes the Golden Swiss Shepherd's quality of life and keeps him happy and healthy throughout his years.


The Golden Swiss Shepherd has an impressive appearance that harmoniously combines the physical characteristics of both parents, the Golden Retriever and the White Swiss Shepherd. These dogs can have a variety of coat colors, ranging from shimmering white to soft golden tones to cream colors, often with distinctive darker markings. Their coat is typically dense and can be straight or slightly wavy, requiring regular grooming to keep it in top condition.

They are characterized by a medium to large stature, with a powerful build that exudes both strength and elegance. Their eyes are expressive and often reflect the intelligent and gentle nature of these dogs. The ears can inherit the drooping shape of the Golden Retriever or the more upright position of the Swiss Shepherd, giving them a friendly and alert appearance.

The combination of the athletic elegance of the Swiss Shepherd and the robust friendliness of the Golden Retriever makes the Golden Swiss Shepherd a visually stunning dog whose appearance also reflects its balanced and lovable nature.

Fur length medium - long
Fur wavy - flat coated
Ear shape Triangle - Standing Ears
Tail fanned out - lang
Anatomy strong, strong, sporty
Size ♀ 51 - 61 cm
Weight ♀ 25 - 40 kg
Size ♂ 56 - 66 cm
Weight ♂ 30 - 40 kg
Suitable For -
  • Hip dysplasia (HD)

    Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.

  • Elbow dysplasia (ED)

    Elbow joint dysplasia is a chronic disease complex of the elbow joint of fast growing dog breeds.

  • Epilepsy

    Definition: Dog has epilepsy if, for example, at least two epileptic seizures occur more than 24 hours apart.

  • Cataract

    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.

  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

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