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35 Greatest Golden Retriever Mixes You’ve Never Seen

The Golden Retriever has become America’s gold standard (pun intended) for companion family dogs. Not only are they friendly, loyal, and intelligent, but they also have a bit of a goofy side to them. What’s not to love about a Golden Retriever?

Thanks to their easy-going temperaments, these dogs have become increasingly popular among mutts and designer dogs all over the world. A touch of Golden Retriever tends to provide the perfect balance of playfulness and friendliness for any dog.

And while the hybrid possibilities are endless, we’ve found the 35 best (or at least, our favorite) Golden Retriever mixes that are both unique and gorgeous. Read on to learn more and find the perfect Golden Retriever mix for you or your family.

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Best Golden Retriever Mixes

Golden Retriever mixes typically have one thing in common. Most mixes will have the iconic golden coats or a shade of it (but there are exceptions). Here are the best Golden Retriever mixes that you really need to know about.

1. Golden Sammy

Parents: Samoyed x Golden Retriever mix

via Instagram: @maya_la_belle

The fact that a Golden Sammy is a sweet, family-oriented dog should come as no surprise. Both parent breeds are known for their even tempers and gentle demeanors. They likely won’t show any aggression and would make terrible guard dogs.

In addition to their amiable temperaments, they can boast both energy and athletic prowess while being adaptive to living in houses that aren’t the biggest. Their thick coats can resemble either parents, but they often have a slight golden tint to their mostly white fur.

But with such thick coats, these dogs aren’t likely to enjoy warmer climates. So if you do live somewhere warmer, be sure to keep your Golden Sammy hydrated at all times. Also, going for a walk mid-day may not be a good idea.

2. Petite Golden Retriever

Parents: King Charles Spaniel x Golden mix

via Instagram: @followthegoldenruby

Despite already having two names to go by, Petite Golden Retrievers are still quite rare. After all, there won’t be many breeders trying to cross a Golden Retriever with a spaniel. Things like origin (place and date), and temperament aspects are both a bit hazy.

However, we do know Petite Golden Retrievers are likely to exhibit traits found in both parent breeds. In most cases, they’ll have the friendly energy of a Golden Retriever with the fearless playfulness of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Petite Golden Retrievers have all the best traits, though in a more bite-sized package than the purebred Golden Retriever. It’s worth noting that size variation can vary depending on the parents. And they are likely to pick up the Golden’s coat too.

3. Golden Rottie Retriever

Parents: Rottweiler x Golden Retriever mix

via Instagram: @scottiethegoldenrottie

Golden Rottie Retrievers have a truly memorable appearance. Both parents are of similar sizes, but they both have quite different shapes, coats, and colors. The result often ends up with an arresting dog that has a Rottweiler’s coloring but the shape of a Golden Retriever.

For their temperament, Golden Rottie Retrievers pull from the loyal and energetic vibes of the Rottweiler parent and from the eager-to-please sweetness of a Golden Retriever. The hybrid’s friendliness towards strangers will vary too.

There is always room for variation in a Golden Retriever mix, but odds are you’ll end up with a dog that is equal parts mellow and ready to play. They may also inherit the territorial instincts from the Rottweiler. Either way, a Golden Rottie will make an excellent pet.

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4. Afghan Retriever

Parents: Afghan Hound x Golden Retriever mix

via Instagram: @charliefernandeza

An Afghan Retriever is a truly athletic canine that’s versatile enough for all types of work. Both parent breeds were bred for hunting and can exhibit physical prowess. However, they are just as comfortable spending a calm evening at home with their owners.

In terms of build, Afghan Retrievers tend to be a bit more slender, favoring the body structure of Afghan Hounds. But since both parents have long coats, there’s little doubt that a hybrid between the two will produce a similar result. 

Also, they’ll tend to show the lovable and friendly temperament so intrinsic to Golden Retrievers, but can also have a more independent side from the Afghan Hound parent. Chances are, you’ll strike the perfect balance with the Afghan Retriever.

5. Alaskan Goldenmute

Parents: Malamute x Golden Retriever mix

via Instagram: @millcobb

The Alaskan Goldenmute is a proud-looking hybrid. And they’ve got a longer history than most hybrids, likely first popping up upwards of 200 years ago. Half Alaskan Malamute and half Golden Retriever, this dog is a great option.

Though the Golden Retriever side of this hybrid is more easy-going, the Alaskan Malamute bloodline will demand a bit more in the way of attention and care. Just be prepared to spend time with exercise, and grooming to raise a respectable Alaskan Goldenmute. 

Do it right and you’ll be rewarded with a loyal, energetic companion who is ready to shower you with a lot of affection. Another great plus is that they can accompany you on any adventure. These dogs are perfect for those with active lifestyles.

6. Golden Bullmastiff

Parents: Bullmastiff x Golden Retriever mix

via Instagram: @bow_wow_buttercup

Bullmastiffs are known as gentle, albeit drooling, giants who make courageous partners. Though when bred with a Golden Retriever, the size might be toned down a bit. The good news is that their loyalty will remains steadfast in the hybrid.

A Golden Bullmastiff Retriever will live up to its name, being a bulky, golden-coated dog. However, the rest of their physical traits can lean toward resembling either parent. Facial features will vary quite a bit depending on genetics.

As a hybrid, you can expect a Golden Mastiff to either be calmer and more reserved like the Mastiff parent, or more playful and outgoing like a Golden Retriever. But it’s likely they’ll be somewhere in between, ensuring a balanced dog.

7. American Gointer

Parent: Pointer x Golden Retriever mix

via Instagram: @bow_wow_buttercup

Both parent dog breeds of the American Gointer were bred as hunting dogs, though with different roles (as evidenced by their names). The American Pointer…is a pointing dog, and the Golden Retriever…you guessed it, a retriever.

Coming from hunting stock, an American Gointer is sure to be active and athletic, ready for plenty of exercise and play. But the Golden Retriever side also lends a mellow mood that makes them suitable for hanging around the home.

Grooming and maintenance might be easier with an American Gointer, but be ready to ramp up your active-ness. These dogs won’t be content lounging around or being left at home for long durations. That said, they need exercise to remain happy and healthy.

8. Golden Akita Retriever

Parent: Akita x Golden Retriever mix

via Instagram: @bilbo_the_doggins

The Akita has gotten a reputation for being on the aggressive side. This isn’t completely justified. But if you want to be safe side, combine an Akita with a Golden Retriever’s mellow nature and you’ll get a more well-balanced dog.

From personal experience, Akitas are bundles of loyalty who are only aggressive if raised poorly. So, just be sure to socialize and train a Golden Akita from an early age to end up with a literally shining canine companion for all.

Since both dogs are of similar size and color, there won’t be huge variations there. But shape-wise they could lean toward either parent. Some will have erect spitz-like ears of the Akita, but most will inherit the long droopy ears of the Golden.

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9. Golden Chow Retriever

Parent: Chow x Golden Retriever mix

via Instagram: @athena_thebear

The Golden Chow Retriever (sometimes shortened to just “Golden Chow“) is a perceptive hybrid dog. From the Chow Chow genes, don’t be surprised if they end up a little more on the reserved side, and not your typical sociable Golden Retriever.

But beneath the calmness, plenty of a Golden Retriever’s loyalty and charm will shine through. And yes, early socialization will go a long way to opening up their demeanor. For reserved dog breeds in general, a lot of socializing can make them more outgoing.

As for looks, they can take after either parent, but odds are they’ll sport the signature thick, golden coat perfect for cooler climates. Facial features, such as the Chow’s smushed face, will not always be seen in the Golden Chow.

10. Golden Border Retriever

Parent: Border Collie x Golden Retriever mix

via Instagram: @smoovmuffin

This hybrid is a result of combining a herding dog known for its wicked sharp smarts and a hunting dog revered for its charm and loyalty. As expected, when the Border Collie and Golden Retriever are crossed together, the result is top-notch dog.

The Golden Border Retriever is a perfect match for those with active lifestyles. Being athletic and highly intelligent means they’ll need plenty of attention and exercise, both in the form of games and play. They will need lots of stimulation to be happy.

In addition, Golden Borders don’t do well when left on their own for too long though. As seen in Golden Retrievers, the social outgoing personalities ensure they thrive in homes where they’ll have a human friend around most of the time.

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11. Goldmaraner

Parents: Weimaraner x Golden Retriever mix

via Instagram: @the.muttlife

Although Weimaraners will have stubborn and independent streaks, when crossbred with a Golden, the independent nature is still there, but toned down. It’s also possible they’ll be less aloof of strangers, and more likely to make friends with all.

The resulting Goldmaraner is a high-energy dog that will need plenty of outlets to expend the energy. It can be through play, exercise, dog toys, training or a combination of them all. Big yards and trips to dog parks are going to be crucial.

Even though both parent breeds tend to have lighter coats, when combined, the result can sometimes be a bit unpredictable. We’ve seen some Goldmaraners that even sport a black and bronze coat, lending them a memorable appearance. 

12. Goldenapso Retriever

Parents: Lhasa Apso x Golden mix

via Instagram: @liathecutegirl

Now here’s a unique hybrid that’s rarely talked about. A Goldenapso Retriever will have all the amiability of the Golden Retriever, but with a unique zest of a Lhasa Apso’s spry and alert tendencies. Despite the Golden genes, this hybrid may actually be a good watch dog.

After all, the Lhasa Apsos were originally temple sentinels, alerting monks to intruders. And although this may lead to a noisier mouth (more barking), the Golden Retriever side will chill them out a bit. Just don’t be surprised if they’re yapping away.

But be prepared for coat maintenance! Their fur will be smooth, soft, and long…and need brushing on at least a weekly basis. Both parents are notorious shedding machines, so it’s likely the Goldenapso will be the same. They’re not ideal for allergic owners.

13. Basset Retriever

Parent: Basset Hound x Golden mix

via Instagram: @zeke_bassetretriever

For a Basset Retriever, some traits that are sure to appear will be friendliness, sweetness, and of course, the all-around gentle demeanor. That should come as no surprise, since these favorable traits are found in both parent breeds.

The Basset Retriever may have the tenacity it inherits from the Basset Hound parent. This can manifest as stubbornness or simply determination, but neither case is a drawback when trained. The incredible nose is likely to be inherited, which can be distracting.

There will be plenty of variation in looks, as both parents are worlds apart. The Basset Retriever will likely take the short legs from the Basset Hound though. Coat length and texture can vary quite a bit, so be sure to match your grooming frequency to their needs!

14. Great Golden Dane

Parents: Great Dane x Golden Retriever mix

via Instagram: @oakleythegoldendane

Some might be surprised that Great Golden Danes aren’t always gold, though most of them will be. We have seen them in shades of brown and even fur bordering on black. It really depends a lot on the genes from the parent dogs.

Despite their size, Great Golden Danes hang on to the gentle temperament seen in both parent breeds. They are both tolerant and careful around children, making an effort that their large frames don’t hurt smaller beings. 

Still, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on if they are playing with smaller children or pets to keep the energy levels in check. As thoughtful as they may be, there is always room for an accidental bump or two. Still, they are best for older kids.

15. Australian Retriever

Parent: Aussie x Golden Retriever mix

via Instagram: @woof_im.bear

Due to the large selection of an Australian Shepherd’s coat, this Golden Retriever mix can turn out all shades of white, brown, and even black. Some may even inherit the merle coat. Even the exotic blue eyes of the Aussie can show up in these hybrids.

Australian Retrievers are a bit more adaptable than many of the other breeds on this list. Even though their coats can be on the thick side, they do well in myriad climates and will be happy come rain or shine. They just love to work and play.

And let’s not forget to pay tribute to their brain power. Both parent breeds have sharp minds, and will love playing games that utilize them. We recommend a game of hide and seek, or better yet, grab a few dog puzzles from Amazon.

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16. Goldenshire

Parents: Yorkie x Golden Retriever mix

via Instagram: @jessiicacourtemanche

A Goldenshire is a bit more extreme of a pairing. It’s not the most obvious Golden Retriever mix, this dog really does exist. Golden retrievers are big bundles of love, and Yorkshire Terriers are tiny, but bold. The result is anything in between.

They are a bit easier to take care of than some other hybrids on this list. They shed a fair amount if they inherit from the Golden side, but will require less exercise. In other words, they’re a much more chill and mellow Golden that’s happy to live indoors.

Since Yorkies are fairly hypoallergenic, it’s possible the Goldenshire can be a good choice for those who suffer from the bane that are pet allergies. In most cases, they’ll shed less than a Golden Retriever but more than a Yorkshire terrier.

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17. Goldmation

Parents: Dalmatian x Golden Retriever mix

via Instagram: @eric_goldmation

Goldmatian Retrievers are so friendly and sociable that they might end up hogging the spotlight. In fact, they love being the center of attention. With plenty of space and copious exercise, the Goldmatian will be a true joy in your life.

As a hybrid, you’ll not need to worry as much about the genetic diseases that Dalmatians can be prone to. Goldmations are more likely to be sturdier and healthier dogs, though regular vet checkups will still be important for your peace of mind. 

Their size will be medium to large, and their coat can be a magnificent array of blacks and whites, but they won’t necessarily be in the spotted pattern of a Dalmatian. It’s also possible that some will just take the coat from the Golden side.

18. Goldendale

Parents: Airedale Terrier x Golden mix

via Instagram: @paul_son_of_john

The Airedale Terrier side of a Goldendale is going to push a Golden Retriever’s friendliness up a couple notches, making this hybrid even more outgoing than either parent breed. At the same time, they will take on the courageousness too.

Also from the Airedale Terrier side, a Goldendale is sure to make a great watchdog. Their confident and alert demeanor will push them to keep you up to date on if any strangers are getting close to your home. Few people will get by their radar.

Their coat can vary quite a bit though, and really just depends on which parent they take after more. We have seen more dogs inherit the curly coat texture from the terrier side though. But in any case, a fair amount of grooming will be needed.

19. Beago

Parents: Beagle x Golden Retriever mix

via Instagram: @yea_ronnie

Get ready for sweetness overload! Both Beagles and Golden Retrievers are warm and even-tempered, so a mix between the two just compounds these positive traits. The Beago will be a wonderful choice for families, single owners and even seniors.

Since a Beagle can come in so many different color combinations, there is no telling what color a Beago might be. Sure, they’ll take after their parents, but there are just so many possibilities: brown, tricolored, black, white, cream, red, and more.

A Beago will excel as a family dog. In fact, that’s what they are meant to do. Their amiable nature makes them eager to please and ready for training from an early age. Though they can be stubborn (from the Beagle side), they’re fairly easy to train.

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20. Golden Pei

Parents: Shar-Pei x Golden Retriever mix

via Instagram: @milliethepeinut

The Golden Pei (read that again, not the Golden Pie!) is a caring dog who is devoted to their family no matter what. But, from the Shar-pei side, there might be some extra attention needed in socialization. Nothing to worry about though.

The Shar-pei side might add a touch of being a picky eater (at least according to some owners), but who isn’t? With proper training this and some of their other more stubborn traits can easily be trained out of them.

It’s important to just remain patient, firm, and caring throughout the training process. You’ll also want to establish dominance early on. It can be a hard task to train a Golden Pei. However, the result will be a dog that you and the whole family can depend on.

21. Comfort Retriever

Parents: Poodle x Cocker Spaniel x Golden mix

via Instagram: @marlothemini

First a point of clarification: Comfort Retrievers are usually a mix between a Poodle and Golden Retriever, but often have some Cocker Spaniel in them. This makes them a rather unique, three-way hybrid. But they’re more popular than you think.

With three different breeds thrown together, you can imagine there will be even more room for variation. All three breeds are friendly and intelligent, so that shouldn’t go anywhere. They’ll be very easy to train but also eager to please.

But just be attentive to the traits your Comfort Retriever shows, and be ready to adapt. Cocker Spaniels can be a bit snappier, and Poodles and Golden Retrievers might be at risk for hip dysplasia. Neither of which are problems if attended to.

22. Golden Sheltie

Parents: Sheltie x Golden Retriever mix

via Instagram: @ms._indiana_bones

Smart, easy-to-train, friendly, lively…the list of positive traits a Golden Sheltie has goes on and on. They really take on the best qualities from both the Shetland Sheepdog and Golden Retriever. Oh, and did we mention they also are highly devoted to their families?

Shelties were bred to herd sheep in Scotland, and as such they have boundless energy and wits to match. The Golden Retriever side might balance this out a bit, but you’ll still have a dog that is always ready for fun.

There will be shedding though, as seen in both parent breeds. That said, they’re not ideal for those that are allergic to dog fur. So make sure to arm yourself with a brush and you and your Golden Sheltie will get along swimmingly.

23. Golden Labrador

Parents: Labrador x Golden Retriever mix

via Instagram: @lunaadoggo

Double the retriever, double the love. This large hybrid is a mix of two of the most beloved dog breeds of all time. Labrador Retrievers are, according to the American Kennel Club, the most popular dog breed, and for good reason.

The Golden Labrador will likely have all the gentle friendliness of both parent breeds, but packaged in a new look. They might not make the best of watchdogs though, being more likely to make friends than try to scare them off. 

Since Golden Labradors are quite intelligent and energetic, they’ll need plenty of mental and physical stimulation. Multiple daily walks is good, but a high intensity game such as frisbee may be better. Dog puzzles and intelligence games will be crucial too. 

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24. Golden Newfie

Parents: Newfoundland x Golden Retriever mix

via Instagram: @boopschnutes

The Golden Newfie is a big ol’ dog. This hybrid beautifully combine the durable, working-dog bodies of a Newfoundland with the more upbeat personality of a Golden Retriever. The result is likely to be a loving and friendly big companion.

They are gentle giants, and can be good with other pets and children, especially when socialized early on. They also have a sensitive side, so they need calm tones of voice and plenty of patience to respond well to any training.

Treat them right, and you’ll have a loyal protector who isn’t opposed to good-natured goofing off on the side, especially if you have a pool! And for parents, some consider the Golden Newfie as a second pair of eyes on the kids.

25. Golden Saint

Parents: St Bernard x Golden Retriever mix

via Instagram: @diamond.the.goldensaint

With an even temper and gentle disposition, a Golden Saint lives up to its name. Look them in their kind eyes long enough and you may start feeling enlightened yourself. For the most part, they’ll be docile and calm, though they still love to play.

On the physical side, these dogs are big, especially considering a Saint Bernards can grow up to 180 lbs. They’ll likely sport long, dense fur that will need some care. They can range a lot in color, and it mostly depends on the parent breeds.

Large as they are, they aren’t the most nimble of dogs, and if they are indoors, don’t leave any valuable vases unprotected. But overall, they aren’t much of a hassle, and can match well with less experienced owners as well as pros.

26. Golden Dox

Parents: Dachshund x Golden Retriever mix

via Instagram: @chi__burger

The Golden Dox will undeniably be friendly and warm, but the Dachshund side might inject a variable of stubbornness into the mix. But their overall charm makes up for it. They can practically befriend any pet or human through their playfulness.

This hybrid will be plenty spirited, so exercise and play will be needed on the regular. The Dachshund side will especially appreciate any games resembling hunting and the chance to put their instincts to use. That said, small kids need to be careful.

Since the parent breeds are on opposite sides in terms of size and stature, there will be plenty of size variation in your Golden Dox. Some will stand less than a foot in height, others up to double that! It will all depend on the dog’s parentage.

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27. Scolden Terrier

Parents: Scottish Terrier x Golden mix

via Instagram: @happyplacegang

Let’s get this out of the way first. Yes, terriers can be a bit bark-y, or a bit rowdy, or even a bit spunky. But, all the more reason to go for this mix between a Scottish Terrier and a Golden Retriever. They can be a handful, but they’re worth it.

Some Scoldens can be mellow, as the Golden Terrier side keeps the Scottie side in check. However, the Scottie side amps up the lively and friendly side of the Golden Retriever. It’s a win-win and the result is a loving and alert hybrid.

Scolden Terriers are both smart and not afraid to show plenty of affection, making them great family dogs that get along with children and other pets readily. As for obedience training, you should have no problem even as a first-time owner.

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28. Spangold Retriever

Parents: Springer Spaniel x Golden mix

via Instagram: @kenai.the.spangold

Spangold Retrievers are alert and lively without going over the top. In fact, they are just as willing to laze about as they are to go out and play. Whether you have a trip to the park, or a binge session in mind, the Spangold Retrievers will accompany you with joy.

Even though they can be larger, they adapt well to pretty much any house living situation and are easy enough to train. There will be some shedding, so brushing will be crucial to keep your house clean and your dog happy.

Having a large backyard is always a huge plus for these dogs. After all, Spangles are energetic dogs that love to run. But even so, they are fine indoors, though will appreciate the chance to stretch their legs from time to time.

29. Golden Pyrenees

Parents: Great Pyrenees x Golden mix

via Instagram: @makothegoldenpyrenees

Unlike other Golden mixes, apartment life won’t quite do for the huge Golden Pyrenees. They are big and every part of them is filled with energy. Although they can spend some time indoors, they’ll need space and ideally a sizable yard.

But they are gentle giants and have a sensitive side. Training should be firm, but caring and they might be a little slow to warm up to strangers. However, once they are familiar with someone they will layer on their affection.

So be ready for socialization, obedience training, and (very important) lots of exercise. Failure to do so will result in a destructive large dog, which no owner wants to see. Put in effort and you’ll be rewarded with a fluffy, loyal companion.

30. Goberian

Parents: Husky x Golden Retriever mix

The Golden Retriever Husky mix can have very favorable temperaments, as they're sweet yet energetic dogs.
via Instagram: @kenai_the_goberian

Another hybrid of two overwhelmingly popular breeds, the Goberian is the pleasant combination of the Husky and Golden. While the Golden Retriever side is more mellow, the Siberian Husky genes will throw in moments of trickery and slyness.

And not in a bad way. Husky owners testify to the joy that these splashes of spontaneity can bring to their lives. This can be the same for the Goberian. Early training is important though to make sure this doesn’t get out of hand.

It’s worth noting that both parent breeds are known to be susceptible to hip dysplasia. In other words, keep an eye on their jumping habits. You’ll need to be attentive with this. Goberians are sturdy, but not as indestructible as they seem.

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31. Golden Irish

Parents: Irish Setter x Golden Retriever mix

via Instagram: @pennyfreeport

Smart, playful, and even ready for work, the Golden Irish is a gorgeous mix between an Irish Setter and a Golden Retriever. The Golden Irish is a versatile dog that will make a great addition to your family. They are brilliant companions for both leisure and sport.

Both parent breeds provide solid energy levels, and the Irish Setter side adds in a dose of extra agility for a remarkably athletic dog. That said, they would love to play frisbee. Chances are, you’ll be surprised by how good they are at catch.

Their coloring is nothing to shrug at either, often blending the golden hues of the Retriever parent with the warm reds of an Irish Setter. It’s a stunning sight to see in person! But as you may have guessed, the coat will shed quite heavily.

32. Golden Cocker Retriever

Parents: Cocker Spaniel x Golden mix

via Instagram: @scooter_pants_

Golden Cocker Retrievers are a great fit for families of all sizes. Their boundless energy ensures they are always ready to play and can keep up with even the most active of family members. Golden Cockers can keep up with your kids’ energy.

They can be sensitive though. So, even though they get along well with children, it’s important that kids are taught how to treat this gentle dog. Pulling on their tails or ears can easily scare off the dog and lose all trust that has been built up.

The coat of a Golden Cocker Retriever is its true glory. Both parent breeds are known for gorgeous fur, and this hybrid is no exception. Because neither parents are hypoallergenic, expect shedding. Be sure to brush it regularly to keep it in good shape.

33. Gollie

Parents: Collie x Golden Retriever mix

via Instagram: @cocoltriever

A Gollie does best in areas with open spaces, as they’re meant to run. Their sharp minds and energy levels just don’t mesh as well with stifling urban areas or lazy owners. Backyards, or even open farmland, are going to be your best bet. 

They can adapt a bit though, so as long as they get copious exercise they can possibly try out city life. Weekend hikes or frequent camping trips will be good opportunities to get a Gollie the wide-open spaces they so enjoy.

They don’t do well with isolation either though. So a balance should be looked for. They are definitely people-oriented dogs who enjoy their independence but only so long as they have a companion to spend the rest of their time with.

34. Golden Mountain Dog

Parents: Bernese Mountain Dog x Golden mix

via Instagram: @luna.goldenmountaindog

From their expressive eyes to their gentle posture, a Golden Mountain Dog is a downright happy canine. Their affectionate temperament makes them a joy to be around and allows them to seamlessly fit into the family perfectly.

With such thick coats they might appreciate cooler climates rather than days spent under the sun. We do not suggest these dogs for tropical climate living. They will be miserable. Also, their coat will require some care to keep it in good shape.

Training a Golden Mountain Dog is usually a breeze. Because both parents are smart, their high IQ will make them keen on learning. Most of the time, your Golden Mountain dog will easily pick up new tasks and commands with little effort.

35. Goldendoodle

Parents: Poodle x Golden Retriever mix

A Goldendoodle might go by many names, but one thing owners can agree about is how sweet this dog is. With the Poodle and Golden, they’re some of the smartest hybrids ever. It’s no wonder why they’re the most popular Golden mix.

This cross between a Standard Poodle and a Golden Retriever is an energetic ball of fluff. They can be docile one moment, and bursting with playfulness the next. As with all Poodle mixes, they’re going to inherit the proudness of the Poodle.

If they show a more poodle-ish coat it can be both a plus and a minus. On one hand, they will be more hypoallergenic, but on the other they will be higher maintenance. However, the shedding depends on what type of Goldendoodle you have.

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These are our favorite Golden Retriever mixes. Did we miss one that deserves to be on this list? Let us know in the comment section below. Also, tell us which is your favorite Golden Retriever mix!

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