GOLDEN COLLIE

History

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.

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.

Golden Collie Characteristics

Adaptability To Apartment Living

Good for 1st Time Owners

Sensitivity

Tolerance Levels

Affection towards Family

Kid Friendliness

Stranger Friendliness

Ease of Grooming

General Health

Trainability

Prey Drive

Exercise Needs

Energy Level

Exercise

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.

Grooming

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.

Health Problems

It a healthy breed, but like its parents, it is prone to OCD, hip dysplasia, joint dysplasia, eye problem, collie nose, allergies, and cancer.

Training

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.

Feeding

Serve them with 2½ to 3 cups of high-quality dry kibbles according to its size. Split the meal into two times per day.

Golden Collie Facts

Golden Collie

Breed Type:

Characteristics:

Other Names:

Gollie, Golden Border Retriever, border collie-golden retriever mix

Height & Weight:

24 inches maximum & 45-75 lbs

Color:

Black, White, Black and Tan, Brown, Golden, Yellow

Competitive Registration / Qualification Information:

ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR

Shedding:

Moderate Shedding

Hypoallergenic:

No

Average Litter Size:

6-10 puppies

Lifespan:

10-15 years

Coat:

Dense, Corded, Harsh, Rough, Water-Resistant

Price:

$300-$700

Origin:

United States of America,[North America]

Adaptability To Apartment Living
Good for 1st Time Owners
Sensitivity
Tolerance Levels
Affection towards Family
Kid Friendliness
Stranger Friendliness
Ease of Grooming
General Health
Trainability
Prey Drive
Exercise Needs
Energy Level

3 Comments

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Nicole Lehpamer

I have a golden retriever/border collie mix. He weighs 50-55 lbs. He is definitely both a header and a retriever. He treats fetch and swimming like an olympic sport. I wish I loved anything as much as he loves his ball. He is very vocal. Aside from being a watch dog, he talks. (Though, I�m not sure where he gets this) He�s definitely desperate for attention, gets bored easily, and gets separation anxiety so he requires stimulation. When he�s bored, he�s constantly scouting for things to get into. He is very adaptable. I live a pretty nomadic life and he adjusts to new environments perfectly. He also loves being outside in all seasons. He�s great with kids and other dogs, though he definitely heards and instegates them because he always wants to play. He�s extremely smart. Every decision he makes is calculated. The hardest part of owning him is finding ways to trick him into thinking that it�s a good idea to listen to me. He�s also motivated by praise/a

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Nicole Lehpamer

I have a golden retriever/border collie mix. He weighs 50-55 lbs. He is definitely both a header and a retriever. He treats fetch and swimming like an olympic sport. I wish I loved anything as much as he loves his ball. He is very vocal. Aside from being a watch dog, he talks. (Though, I�m not sure where he gets this) He�s definitely desperate for attention, gets bored easily, and gets separation anxiety so he requires stimulation. When he�s bored, he�s constantly scouting for things to get into. He is very adaptable. I live a pretty nomadic life and he adjusts to new environments perfectly. He also loves being outside in all seasons. He�s great with kids and other dogs, though he definitely heards and instegates them because he always wants to play. He�s extremely smart. Every decision he makes is calculated. The hardest part of owning him is finding ways to trick him into thinking that it�s a good idea to listen to me. He�s also motivated by praise/a

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Jonathan Weeks

Great to hear your experience for your lovely pet.. These inputs will really be helpful for the other readers�Meanwhile have a wonderful time with him and keep sharing your experiences.

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