The Golden Retriever Border Collie mix puppies are large dogs that come from interbreeding between the Border Collies and the Golden Retriever. Since both the parents are powerful, it comes as no surprise to anyone that this dog is as robust and sturdy as they come. While their appearance changes depending upon their genes, we do see certain similarities like:
Muzzle: Long with black nose
Eyes: Almond/ oval
Tail: Quite shaggy and long
When your puppy grows, you will find that he is covered in fur, everything apart from his paws are all hairy. They love being with people, so you need to keep that in mind when you bring him home.
How would your Golden Retriever Border Collie behave?
You would not find a better dog with a more happy personality. If you have an active lifestyle, you will find an ideal companion. They can guard you with your life and would do almost everything to keep you safe. They are obedient, and unlike many other dogs, he is aware of his size. Which means he works great with kids as he can be gentle, loving, tolerating, and extremely loving. Although, few behaviorist do say that since they are always up for a good time, they cannot be trusted to be alone with little children for a more extended time.
When you bring the Border Collie Golden Retriever mix are fun loving, and are always in a great mood, so they handle meeting other people very well. Some of them might be a little on the introverted side at first, but that can easily be fixed with a little socialization.
The Golden Retriever Collie mix is quite active, as mentioned earlier, so they need to be much more active to ensure that he is healthy and happy. So, take them out for long walks at least twice a day. It would be even better if you have a house with a sizable backyard. On the whole, he should have access to around two hours daily.
As we have mentioned earlier, the Golden Retriever Collie Mix has long hair; they can shed quite a bit. So, when you bring him home, you need to know that you would have to put in a lot of work in his grooming. You would have to brush his coat daily to ensure that it does not get matted. This habit would also ensure that he has a healthy skin and hair.
Golden Retriever Border Collie Mix Puppies Pictures
Health Issues to look out for
While you can never know what health issue might plague your pup, but you can keep an eye on issues that might affect the parent breed. Some of these problems are joint dysplasia, allergies, bloating, eye issues, cancer, etc. It is best to take him to the vet if you sense something is off, just listen to your gut.
This is an active pup, in order to ensure your peace of mind and the for the betterment of your furniture, it is best if you give him a lot of exercises and ample training. Keep on figuring out ideas to keep him engaged and playing, and he would be a little angel in return.
Since he loves people so much, you might find it is his natural instinct to jump on people each time someone enters your home. You would need to teach him jumping is wrong. Do it with positive words, treats, and a lot of patience. The way you can achieve is to start as soon as possible.
You can start by teaching him basic commands like sit, sleep, roll, heal, etc. Once the basic commands are learned, you can go on to even more like asking him to sit and then going through the door. Give him a treat and a hug if he does not jump at you. If he jumps, just calmly say no and repeat till he learns what is expected. It would take patience, but it would be worth it.
You can teach him whatever you wish using the same technique.
All in all, if you have a sizable house and lead an active lifestyle, this dog would be perfect for you.