Year after year, Golden Retrievers rank in the AKC’s top five most popular dog breeds. Beloved for their charm and sociability, Goldens have solidified their place as classic family canines.
It’s not surprising that Golden Retriever mixes are on the rise, too. But with so many to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start.
So let’s do as Goldens do, and dive right in!
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Meet the beloved Golden Retriever
A gundog by ancestry, Golden Retrievers began their rise to fame during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Goldens quickly garnered attention for their docile yet industrious spirit, and the rest is history.
Aptly named, the Golden Retriever is distinguished by its decadent coat. Their long, dense fur comes in rich shades of blonde and gold, making this breed easily recognizable.
Gentle they may be, Goldens are good-sized canines.
Adult males generally stand 23-24 inches (58-61 cm) tall and weigh 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg). Full-grown females measure 21.5-22.5 inches (55-57 cm) at the withers and usually weigh 55-65 pounds (25-29 kg).
Given their stature and zest for life, Goldens require at least an hour of exercise every day. To keep them fueled up, they’ll need 2-3 cups of protein-heavy dry food, split into two meals.
And don’t slouch on the grooming, either! That gorgeous Golden Retriever mane needs daily brushing to prevent mats and tangles.
Fortunately, these lovable pups tend to live a decade or more, boasting an average lifespan of 10-12 years. Different forms of cancer are common in Golden Retrievers, however. Joint conditions (like hip dysplasia) are a concern, as well.
Speaking of Golden Retriever hybrids, they seem to be getting more and more popular. But just what is it about these designer breeds that has dog lovers everywhere clamoring for their own Golden mix pup?
Why are Golden Retriever mixes all the rage?
Crossbreeds are in demand for a number of reasons. For starters, they may be less likely to inherit health conditions common in purebred dogs.
Additionally, a hybrid pooch allows for a greater range of personality traits than you might see in a purebred.
Golden Retriever mixes tend to be friendlier and more trainable than their purebred counterparts. Take an assertive protection breed, for example. Crossing them with a Golden Retriever often results in a pooch that’s both patient and alert.
Or perhaps you admire a hound dog’s tracking ability, but could do without their trademark stubbornness. A Golden Retriever-hound mix is more likely to respond well to training without compromising their hunter-tracker instinct.
Your Golden hybrid’s exact temperament and appearance will depend on their other parent breed.
Some Golden Retriever mixes are so big, they could be mistaken for miniature horses. Others can snuggle right onto your lap with no problem.
Most have medium to long fur, so it’s safe to say that no matter what mix you choose, grooming will be a way of life. Plan on a minimum of 3 times per week, and up the frequency if your dog has a longer coat.
We should also note that nearly every Golden Retriever mix sheds to some degree. Sorry, allergy sufferers!
Regular exercise is a must for these crossbreeds. Even if one of your pup’s parents is lazy to the core, their Golden Retriever side increases the odds that you’ll have a four-legged fireball on your hands.
Depending on your Golden Retriever mix’s energy level and size, they may need more or less food. Smaller Golden hybrids may need 2-3 cups of food per day, while giant Golden mixes need closer to 5 or 6 cups per day.
With so much variety, you’re bound to find your ideal pup among our list of Golden Retriever mixes. Keep reading to learn more about each one!
1. Border Collie & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Collie)
Inheriting their parents’ best qualities, a Golden Retriever Border Collie mix is energetic and brainy. This working and herding crossbreed is a perfect fit for athletic homes!
Given the Golden Collie’s drive and ambition, living an active lifestyle is non-negotiable. Be ready for a serious commitment–and serious reward–with this high-intensity hybrid!
2. Siberian Husky & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Goberian)
Purebred Huskies are the class clown and class troublemaker rolled into one. As a result, you can expect the Goberian to be at least one dash mischief. Every day’s a surprise with this spunky mixed breed!
The Goberian’s obedient Golden Retriever genes alleviate the Husky’s hijinks somewhat, but consistent training and activity are necessary to keep this crossbreed from running amok!
3. Cocker Spaniel & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Cocker Retriever)
Full house? No problem. Single owner? Also fine. The Golden Cocker Retriever is a versatile pooch who will be happy just about anywhere.
Miniature Golden Retrievers, as they’re also known, adore companionship. They really aren’t picky about where it comes from, either. Just keep an eye on smaller kids when they play with this pooch.
Golden Cocker Retrievers are tenderhearted and need to be handled with care.
4. Bernese Mountain Dog & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Mountain Dog)
Golden Mountain Dogs are essentially giant balls of fluff. Adults can measure up to 28 inches (71 cm) and weigh as much as 115 pounds (52 kg)!
Their robust frames are covered in a thick double coat that can be any combination of rust, black, or white.
Did we mention that these fluff balls are extremely energetic? Go ahead and dust off your hiking boots, and lace up your running shoes.
You’ll need them to keep up with this spirited breed! Given their size, it’s best that these pups live in a home with plenty of space.
The Golden Mountain Dog’s large build also means that hip dysplasia and other joint issues could be a concern. Golden Mountain Dogs may also be at greater risk for von Willebrand’s disease, progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), and cancer.
5. Yorkshire Terrier & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Goldenshire)
The Goldenshire is a compact, long-coated spitfire. Quick-witted and rambunctious, Golden Yorkies can turn any activity into a game.
In fact, these dogs need close to 90 minutes of exercise every day. Their energy is endless! Don’t believe us? Watch this precious Yorkie Retriever rabblerouse with its human!
Playful as they are, a home without little kids is ideal for the Goldenshire. This crossbreed generally prefers adults and doesn’t always take too well to small children.
Plus, Goldenshires are petite pooches! They need to be handled delicately.
Fully grown, your Golden Yorkie will stand 10-15 inches (25-38 cm) tall and weigh 20-30 pounds (9-14 kg). While their size can vary greatly, think of these doggos as somewhere in between the tiny Yorkshire Terrier and sturdy Golden Retriever.
6. Basset Hound & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Hound)
Feeling a bit daunted by the exercise requirements you’ve seen so far? Let the Golden Hound reassure you that some Golden mixes can be quite lazy indeed.
Basset Retrievers are more than willing to join you for a walk or duke it out in a tug-o-war battle…but napping on the couch is a beloved pastime, too.
In addition to moderate exercise needs, Golden Hounds don’t need as much grooming as other Golden mixes. Basset Hounds have much shorter fur than Goldens. If your pooch inherits a similar coat, they won’t need to be brushed as often.
Lackadaisical though they are, this mid-sized soaks up attention. They love to play and spend time with their pack..
On average, adult Golden Hounds weigh 40-60 pounds (18-27 kg) and stand no more than 14 inches (36 cm) tall. Their build combined with their excessive friendliness make them a great fit for families!
7. Irish Setter & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Irish)
The Golden Irish is impressively agile, especially considering its size. As adults, these canines stand 22-26 inches (56-66 cm) tall and weigh 60-75 pounds (27-34 kg). Still, they’re known for their grace and athleticism.
But what’s really captivating is the Golden Irish’s striking reddish-gold fur. Each dog’s coloring will be different, but this pup is guaranteed to dazzle!
Coming from two highly intelligent parent breeds, Golden Irishes need both physical and mental stimulation to be happy. They love water, so don’t be afraid to switch up the routine and take them swimming!
As if that wasn’t enough, the Golden Irish is extremely healthy to boot. They are at risk for hip dysplasia and ectropion, but these dogs have been known to live as long as 15 years!
8. Jack Russell Terrier & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Jack Retriever)
Golden Jack Retrievers could easily be mistaken for stuffed animals. Fuzzy and petite, these adorable doggos will always look like puppies, no matter how old they are. As far as a Golden Jack’s exact features, well, those are totally unpredictable.
You can expect a medium-sized pooch, but their proportions and coat colors will vary. You can bet on a personality that doesn’t quit, though!
Jack Russell Terriers are always on the go, and your Golden Jack is destined to receive at least some of that moxie.
Golden Jack Retrievers should be relatively healthy, but be on the lookout for signs of joint issues or eye conditions. Buy your Golden Jack from a reputable breeder, keep up with their vet visits, and this cuddly pup should be by your side for at least 10 years!
9. German Shepherd & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Shepherd)
Golden Shepherds love to be busy, and they aim to please. Training this clever crossbreed will be a cinch!
Given their mental acumen, your Golden Shepherd will breeze through basic obedience.
Get this working crossbreed involved in agility or nosework training to keep them sharp!
10. Poodle & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Goldendoodle)
Dog lovers with allergies, this is your moment! The Goldendoodle is one of the only Golden mixes with the potential for a hypoallergenic coat.
Thanks to the Poodle’s low-shedding genes, this crossbreed generally sheds far less than the other breeds on our list.
Be advised, though, that “low-shedding” and “hypoallergenic” aren’t the same thing. You may still see loose fur from this curly-coated canine from time to time!
11. Old English Sheepdog & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Sheepdog)
Golden Sheepdogs are 80 pounds (36 kg) of woolly fur, with faces framed by their canine fringe. Invest in a good dog brush (or a good groomer) for this crossbreed.
That luscious coat requires lots of TLC to stay looking its best!
It may be hard to see the Golden Retriever’s influence, considering that Golden Sheepdogs can often be shades of brown or black.
You will see the Golden’s friendly personality shine through, however.
12. Rottweiler & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Rottie)
Rottweilers are known for their protective qualities, making the Golden Rottie the ideal mixture of home defender and cuddle bug.
The Goldenweiler can easily top 100 pounds (45 kg) when fully grown, making them one of the largest breeds on our list. These big boys definitely need a spacious yard for those long legs!
13. Vizsla & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Vizsla)
Golden Vizslas are medium-sized with compelling features. Rarely larger than 60 pounds (27 kg), Golden Vizslas have lighter fur, in copper or gold tones.
It’s the Golden Vizsla’s eyes, however, that set them apart. Purebred Vizslas often have blue or grey eyes that gradually darken as they mature. Your Golden Vizsla puppy may inherit the same trait!
As your pup grows, expect their energy level to grow, too. Vizslas can run as fast as 40 mph, so it may seem like your Golden Vizsla has rockets for feet.
Breaking the sound barrier isn’t all they’re good at, though. Adept duck hunters, Golden Vizslas are the right combination of self-reliance and trainability. They’ll do best with consistent training and frequent opportunities to sharpen their natural hunting instinct.
14. Labrador Retriever & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Goldador)
You can’t go wrong when you combine two timeless breeds like Labradors and Goldens.
With a fun-loving, easy-going temperament, Goldadors are pretty much guaranteed to be perfect for nearly all dog owners.
15. Beagle & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Beago)
Golden Beagles tend to be cheerful and easy to train. But depending on which parent breed your Beago takes after, they may have a shorter attention span–and an even stronger desire to follow a scent wherever it may lead.
This precocious crossbreed tends to fall between 30-60 pounds (14-27 kg), so they won’t be too much to handle. They’ll even do well in apartments! Just be sure to give your Beago plenty of exercise.
16. Belgian Malinois & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Malinois)
An adult Golden Malinois can weigh up to 60 pounds (27 kg) and typically has black, tan, and gold fur. Golden Malinois certainly look impressive!
Its Belgian Malinois parent is renowned for its intelligence, and the Golden Malinois is no different. This crossbreed is so smart, they might consider themselves smarter than you!
Golden Malinois do best in active homes, especially if they have a job to do. Keep them busy, and they’ll make a great family pet!
17. Boxer & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Boxer)
Golden Boxers are hefty pooches that can grow to 22-25 inches (56-64 cm) tall and weigh 60-75 pounds. (27-34 kg). Given their size and energy level, they’ll need space to get out their zoomies!
This crossbreed is far from hypoallergenic. Their coats range anywhere from short to long and shed year round.
Golden Boxers can also be a bit difficult to train if their Boxer side takes over. If you have experience with stubborn yet playful pups, the Golden Boxer may be for you!
18. Chihuahua & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Chi)
The sweet and scrappy Golden Retriever Chihuahua mix is sure to keep you on your toes. Get ready for lots of love and plenty of antics!
Golden Chis often resemble a stockier Chihuahua, but are generally much more docile.
Sound like the perfect Golden Retriever mix? It’s about to sound even better. Golden Chis live an average of 14-15 years, so you can look forward to many happy years with this hybrid.
19. Chow & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Chow Retriever)
Golden Chows are the embodiment of cool, calm, and collected. This lowkey crossbreed is an excellent companion for lazy Saturday mornings.
These pooches can weigh anywhere from 50-75 pounds (23-34 kg), so you might need to invest in a bigger couch. Your fluffy Golden Chow Retriever is likely to spend many an hour curled up by your side!
20. Corgi & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Corgi)
New to dog parenthood? The Golden Corgi may be perfect for you. These pups are highly trainable and sociable.
They also won’t grow to gigantic proportions, which may appeal to apartment dwellers.
What the Golden Corgi lacks in size they make up in fur. With a full, medium to long coat, you and your pup will be no stranger to a grooming brush.
21. Dachshund & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Dox)
The Golden Dox is energetic and kid-friendly. But look out–this bold breed can have a stubborn streak!
Even if your Golden Dox is strong-willed, she’s a companion dog at heart. Work from home? You’re a Golden Weiner Dog’s dream come true. This pup absolutely loves attention and can develop separation anxiety without it.
22. Dalmatian & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Goldmation)
Goldmations can look a lot like the fluffier version of their spotted parent, or they can have a sleek black-and-white coat in patterns all their own. Either way, this head-turner is full of bubbly energy and a tenacious spirit!
The Goldmation’s adult height and weight will vary, but it’s safe to say that this breed will be medium to large.
23. Doberman & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Doberman)
In the market for a guard dog but don’t necessarily want your own personal Kujo? The Golden Doberman may be right up your alley.
Meshing the Doberman’s natural street smarts with the Golden’s outgoing personality, this crossbreed can be both companion and bodyguard. The Golden Doberman truly provides the best of both worlds!
24. Great Dane & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Great Golden Dane)
You know those Golden mixes that could double as a mini-horse? The Great Golden Dane is one of them. Adult Great Dane-Golden Retriever crosses can weigh as much as 200 pounds (91 kg) and stand 33 inches (84 cm) tall!
Enormous as they may be, Great Golden Danes are patient and gentle with even the littlest of pack members.
Well, let us clarify. Great Golden Danes try to be gentle. Considering that they’re bigger than some children, however, you’ll want to supervise playtime to make sure the kiddos don’t get hurt inadvertently.
We should also mention that Great Golden Danes sadly have a shorter lifespan than other Golden mixes. You can expect this pooch to live 8-10 years. But trust us, those years will be packed full of memories with your Great Golden Dane!
25. Great Pyrenees & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Pyrenees)
Do you love a dog with a downy coat? The Golden Pyrenees boasts decadent, long gold or red fur on a mighty frame.
But don’t let their size fool you! The Golden Pyrenees is as sweet as they come, making it an excellent choice for families.
26. Saint Bernard & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Saint)
Saint Bernard Retriever, Golden Bernard, Golden Saint–no matter what you call them, there’s a lot to love about this giant crossbreed.
Golden Saints can easily exceed 100 pounds (45 kg), with some weighing up to 220 pounds (100 kg). Standing 36 inches (91 cm) tall, Saint Bernard Retrievers are, in a word, colossal.
Despite their size, Golden Saints are fairly calm and easy to train. This dog is a great option for novice owners who prefer large breeds!
While the Golden Bernard is just relaxed enough to make do in a small home, they’ll be much happier with ample space. If you don’t have a secure yard, take your Golden Saint on daily doggy outings to satisfy their exercise needs.
27. Samoyed & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Sammy)
Golden Sammies certainly aren’t small, but they aren’t massive, either. Adults generally weigh 50-75 pounds (23-34 kg) and measure 21-24 inches (53-61 cm) at the shoulder.
Your Golden Sammy will be most content with an exercise regimen that combines mental and physical activity. Take a break during your walks, and have them practice a few tricks to really wear them out!
In fact, the mellow, ever-versatile Golden Sammy can adapt to an array of living conditions and lifestyles. This hybrid will be just as happy joining you for a run as they will be curled up on your feet.
Keep in mind, however, that their full coats make them better suited to cold climates. If you live in a warmer area, take steps to prevent overheating in this fluffy Fido.
28. Pitbull & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Goldenbull)
Bursting with energy, the Goldenbull is always up for anything. Sure, the Golden Retriever Pitbull mix will curl up beside you for a Netflix marathon–after an hour-long jog and a couple of tug-o-war battles, that is.
29. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Cavalier)
If you ask the Golden Cavalier what their life’s purpose is, they’ll tell you it’s loving their humans 24/7. Honestly, your Golden Cavalier would probably attach themselves to you if they could.
Also known as Petite Golden Retrievers, Golden Cavaliers can be anywhere from 12-24 inches (30-61 cm) tall and weigh 13-75 pounds (6-34 kg). This is a huge range, so we recommend meeting your Golden Cavalier’s parents to get an idea for how big your pup will become.
Because of their size and doting nature, this crossbreed is perfect for first-time dog owners. These dogs are not a good fit for sedentary owners, however. Packed full of energy, Golden Cavaliers need 1-2 hours of exercise every day!
30. Afghan Hound & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Afghan Retriever)
Bred from the sleek Afghan Hound and sturdy Golden Retriever, the Afghan Retriever is the pinnacle of canine dexterity. Their long, wavy coats add to their majestic physicality, giving this crossbreed an air of elegance and strength.
Afghan Retrievers generally weigh no more than 60 pounds (27 kg) and can stand up to 29 inches (74 cm) tall. While this breed isn’t enormous, they do need room to run.
Looking for an alternative way to exercise this hybrid? The Afghan Retriever is a fantastic hunting or hiking companion!
31. Alaskan Malamute & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Alaskan Goldenmute)
Most of the designer mixes on the list are relatively new, but not the Alaskan Goldenmute. Believe it or not, this cross may have been around since the 1800s!
They’re known for their fun, spunky personalities. Just be ready to train, train, train with this exuberant pup!
Alaskan Goldenmutes, taking after their parent breeds, can reach 25 inches (64 cm) tall and weigh up to 90 pounds (41 kg) when fully grown. Covered in a lush double coat, your Alaskan Goldenmute will shed like crazy. (This might be a good time to upgrade your vacuum. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.)
32. Bullmastiff & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Bullmastiff)
Growing to about 27 inches (69 cm) tall and weighing over 100 pounds (45 kg) at maturity, the Golden Bullmastiff is both cute and gargantuan.
Given their fearless, commanding presence, you might be surprised to learn that this mixed breed is adorably tender with her family.
Not only does this crossbreed have a big heart, it has a big mouth, too. Those hefty Golden Bullmastiff jaws are basically drool factories. Napkin, anyone?
33. English Pointer & Golden Retriever mix (AKA American Gointer)
The American Gointer is somewhat rare, so we’re still learning about this particular Golden Retriever cross.
What we know so far is that the American Gointer is a sweet-spirited, sensitive pup built to lead an active lifestyle.
Spend an hour or so playing and exploring with them, then settle in for ear scratches on the couch with this affectionate hybrid.
34. Akita & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Akita Retriever)
When you look at the Golden Akita, you’ll see distinct features from both parent breeds: the Akita’s solid build, the Golden Retriever’s sunny hue.
You can expect your Golden Akita to weigh 70-90 pounds (32-41 kg) and measure 24-26 inches (61-66 cm) when they’re done growing.
You can also expect a healthy layer of Golden Akita fur on your furniture. Brush this pup several times a week to control shedding, but don’t bathe them too often. Golden Akitas are prone to skin conditions, and too many baths can lead to irritation.
35. Weimaraner & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Goldmaraner)
Goldmaraners are full of surprises. These pups’ fur can be anything from gold-toned or silver to black or bronze! The only guarantee? No two Goldmaraners will look exactly alike.
Males tend to be significantly taller than females, standing 22-27 inches (56-69 cm). Female Goldmaraners, by comparison, typically measure 18-20 inches (46-51 cm). Both male and female Goldmaraners weigh around the same amount, usually 55-75 pounds (25-34 kg).
Interestingly, the Goldmaraner’s coat is water-resistant. Take them for a swim in the lake or pool to help expel some energy!
Goldmaraners need at least an hour of daily exercise, so go ahead and start out mapping dog-friendly places in your area.
Just be mindful of letting this breed play off-leash. They can have a strong prey drive and a stronger independent streak!
36. Lhasa Apso & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Goldenapso Retriever)
The Goldenapso Retriever is the epitome of cute and cuddly. This shaggy pooch likely won’t stand any taller than 16 inches (41 cm) or weigh more than 50 pounds (23 kg).
Don’t get it twisted, though. This fluffy cotton ball of a dog inherits guarding tendencies from the Lhasa Apso. Trust us, Goldenapso Retrievers are much braver than they look!
Goldenapso Retrievers are generally healthy, but you’ll need to be on the lookout for eye conditions like cataracts and progressive retinal atrophy. Bloat and hip dysplasia are other concerns. Give this pup plenty of exercise, and avoid overfeeding to maintain their health.
37. Airedale Terrier & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Goldendale)
Confident and outgoing, Goldendales make friends wherever they go. Whether they’re catching waves on a crowded beach or jogging through a busy park, your Goldendale will feel totally comfortable, as long as they’re by your side.
Goldendales often reach 21-23 inches (53-58 cm) and weigh 50-75 pounds (23-34 kg) by adulthood. Their dense fur could be coarse and wiry or have silky waves.
You can expect your Goldendale to be black, white, red, or gold, although the exact shade is unpredictable.
38. Shar Pei & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Pei)
The Golden Pei is another breed with a seemingly random appearance. They could be wrinkly with short hair like the Shar Pei, or smooth-skinned with long locks like the Golden Retriever.
A medium-sized crossbreed, your Golden Pei will generally measure 17-24 inches (43-61 cm) tall and weigh 40-75 pounds (18-34 kg).
Golden Peis do best with 75 minutes of exercise each day, mixed in with frequent training sessions. This self-assured breed needs an experienced owner who knows how to handle their stubbornness!
Keep in mind that the Golden Pei’s lifespan can vary from 8-15 years. They’re at risk for epilepsy, hypothyroidism, and von Willebrand’s disease, as well as OCD and bloat. Regular vet visits are a must to stay ahead of health conditions that can affect this pup.
39. Shetland Sheepdog & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Sheltie)
Shetland Sheepdogs are born herders, known for working the Scottish countryside. When you put this working breed with the upbeat Golden Retriever, you get the brilliant, spirited Golden Sheltie!
Most Golden Shelties weigh 40-60 pounds (18-27 kg) and stand 16-22 inches (41-56 cm) tall. Coming from two long-haired breeds, Golden Shelties have lavish coats in a number of colors: gold, tan, sable, black, white, and even blue merle!
Golden Shelties can do with an hour and a half of daily exercise, but ensure that they get time to rest, too. This crossbreed is at risk for several joint issues, including patellar luxation, hip dysplasia, and Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease.
40. Newfoundland & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Newfie)
The Golden Newfie is a large-breed lover’s dream come true. They can reach 24-29 inches (61-74 cm) tall and weigh a whopping 75-150 pounds (34-68 kg)!
Blending the Golden Retriever’s calm spirit with the Newfoundland’s innate sense of deference, Golden Newfies will fit in with nearly any family.
This committed crossbreed needs their affection reciprocated throughout the day, making them a good choice for remote workers and stay-at-home parents.
41. Scottish Terrier & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Scolden Terrier)
Scottish Terriers are plucky little pups. Their spunk combined with the Golden Retriever’s tranquility gives us the absolute joy that is the Scolden Terrier.
A small- to medium-sized hybrid, Scolden Terriers shouldn’t grow taller than 24 inches (61 cm) or weigh more than 40 pounds (18 kg). Rest assured that this pooch will remain at a manageable size well into adulthood.
Scolden Terriers are sure to keep you entertained with their feisty yet jovial personalities. They won’t bark quite as much as a purebred Scottish Terrier, but they’ll still find a way to command their humans’ attention!
42. Springer Spaniel & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Spangold Retriever)
Spangold Retrievers live and breathe all things outdoors. This 60-pound (27 kg) ball of adventure will be happy to hit the hiking trails with you or tag along for a weekend camping getaway.
Just make sure to keep them on the leash. Spangold Retrievers love to roam!
In fact, Spangold Retrievers should ideally live in homes with secure yards. They need around 45-60 minutes of daily exercise, and for their safety (and that of the neighborhood squirrels), a fence is a necessity.
43. English Mastiff & Golden Retriever mix (AKA English Goldstiff)
Does 100+ pounds (45 kg) of non-stop energy sound like your perfect pup? Well, look no further than the English Goldstiff!
These jumbo-sized dogs are enthusiastic, to say the least. They’ll play with your kids all day long and still be up for an evening jog around the block!
Naturally more protective due to their Mastiff genes, English Goldstiffs require committed owners who can train and socialize them from puppyhood.
Trust us, it’s in everyone’s best interest that this mammoth of a dog has good manners!
44. English Bulldog & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden English Bulldog)
Golden English Bulldogs are healthier alternatives to purebred English Bulldogs, but you’ll still want to choose breeders carefully.
Health concerns aside, Golden English Bullies are, in a word, precious. With their goofy grins, these canines are nothing short of endearing.
They are prone to weight gain, however. As adorable as their puppy pudge may be, avoid falling into the trap of too many treats and too little exercise. This insatiable pooch relies on your discipline to stay healthy!
45. American Bulldog & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden American Bulldog)
If you want the Bulldog look with a bit more athleticism, consider the Golden American Bully. With American Bulldog genes, this canine can grow to 75 pounds (34 kg) of pure muscle. This Golden American Bulldog puppy already boasts a muscular physique!
Golden American Bulldogs love to stretch their legs and get a little rowdy, but not necessarily in the company of other pets. Early socialization is top priority for this powerful canine!
It’s also imperative that you get health certificates for your Golden Bulldog’s parents. You want to be sure your pup comes from good stock to give it the best quality of life possible.
46. Rhodesian Ridgeback & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Ridgeback)
The rust-toned Golden Ridgeback is sturdy and well-built, usually weighing about 80 pounds (36 kg) when fully grown.
They tend to have shorter hair than other Golden mixes, making them a good choice for dog owners who don’t want to spend a lot of time on grooming.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks battled lions once upon a time, and traces of their defensive instinct are sure to crop up in your Golden Ridgeback. If you’ve owned and trained protective breeds before, the Golden Ridgeback might be just right for you!
47. Catahoula Leopard Dog & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Catahoula)
You might describe the Golden Catahoula as breathtaking. We’d have to agree. Their blue or brown eyes are the perfect complement to their light, sometimes speckled coats.
Explorers and workers at heart, Golden Catahoulas feel most at home in active families with large, open yards.
With the right amount of exercise and training, the Golden Catahoula is an affectionate, obedient pup. First-time dog owners and experienced pet parents alike will love this crossbreed!
48. Shih Tzu & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Shih Tzu)
The Golden Shih Tzu is also known as the Shretreiver. (Try saying that five times fast!)
These pups are guaranteed to have gorgeous, long coats and a friendly disposition. What’s not guaranteed is their exact size. Shih Tzus are itty bitty, and Golden Retrievers are not.
Your Golden Shih Tzu should be somewhere in the middle.
Sweet as they are, Golden Shih Tzus are rather rare. If you’re lucky enough to find one, a Golden Shih Tzu makes a great family companion!
49. Blue Heeler & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Heeler)
Golden Heelers are the result of two brainy breeds that look absolutely nothing alike. As such, you can expect the unexpected with this hybrid.
Most will be of medium build, no more than 75 pounds (34 kg). But their coat color and length? There’s no telling.
In true Australian Cattle Dog fashion, Golden Heelers are quick, eager learners with an intact herding instinct. Ample exercise and plenty of short, fun training sessions can channel the Blue Retriever’s natural abilities and reduce unwanted behaviors, like nipping or chewing.
50. Pug & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Pug)
The small- to medium-sized Golden Pug is the perfect blend of kindness and watchfulness. While this wrinkly Golden mix is far too cute to be intimidating, they’ll have no problem alerting you to potential danger.
And once that danger passes? Get ready for playtime! Golden Pugs are just as fun-loving as they are cautious, making this one well-rounded breed.
Oh, and about those wrinkles: make sure you keep them clean and dry. If moisture builds up in your Golden Pug’s skin folds, irritation or infection could develop.
51. Poodle, Cocker Spaniel, & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Mini Golden Retriever)
You might have heard this crossbreed called a Comfort Retriever or Petite Retriever. As you may have guessed from its nicknames, the Mini Golden Retriever is the quintessential canine companion.
This three-breed mix has a completely unpredictable appearance, but you can rest assured that these pups are people-oriented and aim to please.
52. Greyhound & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Greyhound)
Long legs and an athletic build make the Golden Greyhound perfectly suited to all sorts of outdoor activities.
And between the Greyhound’s lightning speed and the Golden’s whimsical demeanor, the Golden Greyhound’s engine never seems to run out of steam. Runners, you may have met your match with this mixed breed!
Golden Greyhounds are generally healthy and should live 10-12 years with proper care. Still, they may be prone to bloat and certain forms of cancer. Encourage this peppy pooch to rest after eating, and stay on top of vet visits to keep them as healthy as possible.
53. Shiba Inu & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Shiba)
Golden Shibas are stocky, friendly pups with big personalities. Sometimes those personalities don’t allow much room for other pets, however. Depending on your Golden Shiba’s exact temperament, they may be most comfortable being your one and only furry companion.
This is especially true if you have small animals at home. The Golden Shiba has a well-developed prey drive, which could spell trouble for the family hamster!
54. Maltese & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Maltese)
Blending the tiny Maltese with the large Golden Retriever, the Golden Maltese is a bit smaller than other Golden mixes.
These pups’ adult size can be hard to determine, though, so only consider this breed if you don’t mind being surprised!
Outgoing and fearless, the Golden Maltese is a four-legged go-getter. To really make the most of this pup’s dynamic disposition, sprinkle walks and play sessions throughout the day. The Golden Maltese loves to keep things interesting, after all!
55. Australian Shepherd & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Australian Shepherd)
Golden Aussies come in a kaleidoscope of colors, from black to brown, white to gold. Most sport a patterned coat, but their color combinations vary.
Australian Retrievers are known for higher-than-average exercise requirements. We should note that this exercise must include mental stimulation, as well.
This crossbreed is goal-oriented and industrious. Without outlets for all that passion, Golden Australian Shepherds can become destructive or depressed.
56. Anatolian Shepherd & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Anatolian)
Unlike the Golden Retriever, Anatolian Shepherds have a reputation for being fierce protectors. Your Golden Anatolian can be anywhere from wary and aloof to outgoing and sociable.
While their temperament is a bit up in the air, Golden Anatolians are guaranteed to be both soft and stocky.
Anatolians can weigh as much as 150 pounds (68 kg). If you’re looking for a lap dog, the Golden Anatolian isn’t for you!
57. Schnauzer & Golden Retriever mix (AKA Golden Schnauzer)
One of the rarer Golden mixes, the Golden Schnauzer typically sports the trademark Schnauzer beard. They also come in two size ranges.
Regardless of your Golden Schnauzer’s size, they’re likely to be smart and sassy. They don’t shed as much as other Golden Retriever mixes, either. There’s certainly a lot to love about the Golden Schnauzer!
Which Golden Retriever mix will you bring home?
Each Golden Retriever mix is completely unique, and yet totally lovable.
With all that these crossbreeds have to offer, just about any dog owner could find their next companion in a Golden hybrid.
So now that you’ve had a chance to learn more about these good-natured canines, which Golden Retriever mix has your eye? Let us know in the comments!