Golden Retriever / Border Collie Mix

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Is the Golden Retriever / Border Collie Mix right for you?

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Other name(s): Golden Border Retriever

The basics:
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes.

The first generation Golden Border Retriever is a cross between a pure Golden Retriever and a pure Border Collie, although subsequent generations may have different proportions of the two breeds in the mix. The purpose of crossing two of the most highly regarded large dog breeds is to create an animal with the terrific personality of the Golden Retriever and the intelligence of the Border Collie, and owners often comment on the friendly, outgoing nature of these highly trainable dogs. Bear in mind that when you put together two breeds that love to roam widely in the outdoors, you're almost certainly going to end up with a dog that thrives on lots of exercise. If you're looking for a jogging companion, you might have found the right match. But if you spent long hours away from home, leaving your pet alone with nothing to do but wait, this mix could become despondent or destructive.

Appearance / health:
Since it isn't a purebreed, there can be some variation in the appearance of the Golden Border Retriever. In general, you can expect a large dog who demands regular grooming.

Behavior / temperament:
The personality traits of a mixed-breed dog are never guaranteed. However, with the Golden Border Retriever, you can usually expect an outdoorsy dog that likes to get out and do active things with you.


perfect family dogs, good watch dog, affectionate dogs, friendly personality, athletic breeds


separation anxiety, constant grooming, mental stimulation.These


medium length fur, major walks, energetic personality

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