The Golden Collie is a designer breed that developed by crossing the Border Collie and the Golden Retriever. Not much is known about the history of this dog since it is bred recently. They are large in size and are characterized by their sturdy looks and a long face. Their snout is elongated with hanging ears, oval to almond-shaped eyes, long tail and a black nose. It has a dense flowing coat that covers the entire body except for the feet. It is fond of staying in the human company.
|Facts About Golden Collie|
|Breed Group||Watchdog, companion dog|
|Country of Origin||NA|
|Other Names||Gollie, Golden Border Retriever, border collie-golden retriever mix|
|Height||24 inches maximum|
|Competitive Registration/ Qualification Information||ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR|
|Colour||Black, White, Black and Tan, Brown, Golden, Yellow|
|Life Expectancy||10-15 years|
|Coat||Dense, Corded, Harsh, Rough, Water-Resistant|
Temperament and Personality
Collie mix puppies are dedicated, active, loyal and always tend to please their owners. Their friendly and affectionate behavior makes them compatible with kids. Also, cheerful and enthusiastic nature makes them an attention seeker. Some of these dogs tend to be shy but socializes well and be happy all the time. They develop separation anxiety if left alone for a prolonged period. Additionally, their alert, watchful and barking nature is perfect for them being a guard dog.
Being a border collie mix it needs a vigorous regular activity for about 90 minutes to burn down their energy. Take them for walk or jog once a day to keep them fit both mentally and physically. Also, include playtime and running off-leash in a fenced area.
Being an average shedder, it requires high maintenance. At least 4-5 times of brushing in a week are essential to do away with loose and dead hair. Bathe them only when necessary to maintain its shine and glossiness. Keep its nail clipped and clean its teeth frequently to avoid tooth decay and other infections.
It a healthy breed, but like its parents, it is prone to OCD, hip dysplasia, joint dysplasia, eye problem, collie nose, allergies, and cancer.
It is easy to train and enjoys teaching sessions. Prefer to teach them indoors so that even if they get tired of working, they might fall asleep. Usually, it listens well to commands and is eager to please its owner. His intelligent nature makes training quicker than most of the dogs and requires less repetition. Teach them to socialize at a very early stage and use positive reinforcement techniques to train appropriately.
Serve them with 2½ to 3 cups of high-quality dry kibbles according to its size. Split the meal into two times per day.