Both German Shepherds and Golden Retrievers need a lot of exercises. That means a Golden Shepherd will need a lot of exercises, too. Long walks twice a day may be enough, however, strolling around a dog park or running alongside will be better. Dogs that do not get enough workouts often develop behavioral issues. If your dog is barking or chewing on things when left alone, they may need extra exercise.
A German Shepherd Golden Retriever Mix may not be right for you if you can’t provide them with lots of exercises. They will be happiest joining you on all your lively adventures. Keep in mind that large breed dogs should not get much vigorous exercise as puppies. Too much jogging like a puppy can put a stress on a Golden Shepherd’s joints as it grows. It can lead to joint pain down the road.
German Shepherds love to have a job to do so taking them out to meet people, track scents or find objects and play with other dogs are all great ways to keep their mind sharp and their breeding instincts encountered. Golden Retriever, bred to retrieve game for their hunters, like a fantastic game of fetch, hunting and swimming. The Golden Shepherd is likely to enjoy tasks and will have a bubbly puppy nature in their middle-aged years.
Pros and Cons of Getting a Golden Shepherd:
Here are some pros and cons of bringing a Golden Shepherd into your life:
- Better breed to go with children. They are friendly and protective of them. A mature breed who understands what we expect of them around children.
- The breed understands the people better than the people who understand them.
- They are not friendly towards strangers.
- The breed sheds a lot even if you groom.
- This breed needs a regular amount of exercise daily.
The mixture of these two breeds brings the best of both worlds together. Physical ability and mental acuity of the German shepherd mixed with the easy-going, eager to please nature of the Golden Retriever make the designer of “golden shepherd” breed an attractive choice for the whole family looking to add four new paws to their home.