Golden Mountain Dog
About Golden Mountain Dog
Anyone who’s in search of a larger canine breed that will be super affectionate and loyal will fall in love with the Golden Mountain Dog. These attractive pooches will adore you forever, and they won’t be afraid to show you how much they think you’re the center of their universe. But they’ll expect just as much love and attention from you in return.
Active families will also enjoy the company of a Golden Mountain Dog, who won’t think twice about going hiking or jogging with you. So if you’re the type of person who has the time to devote to an attention-seeking dog, and you’re willing to take your pet on all of your adventures, this could be the perfect breed.
The Golden Mountain Dog is a cross between a purebred Golden Retriever and Bernese Mountain Dog.
The Golden Mountain Dog is a designer dog breed whose origins aren’t entirely clear.
Food / Diet
To ensure your dog will get the nutrients he needs to thrive, choose a high quality canine appropriate food.
You can feed your dog 3-5 cups of dry food each day, but divide this amount into at least two servings. If you’re going to also feed your dog a high quality canned food for canines, simply reduce the amount of dry food that you’re providing so that your pet won’t overeat or gain too much weight.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding how much food you should be giving to your dog each day, or what food is best, consult your veterinarian for advice.
The Golden Mountain Dog is an intelligent breed that’s easy to train.
The Golden Mountain Dog is an intelligent breed that’s easy to train because it’s obedient and eager to please. You’ll notice that these dogs require fewer repetitions before they catch on to new commands and tricks.
You can even train this breed to be a working canine, and obedience training and socialization will be wonderful ways to give these pooches the mental stimulation that they crave.
Just make sure that your training sessions are engaging and positive. Be firm and establish yourself as the pack leader, but stick with using positive reinforcement techniques that include rewards, praise, and treats.
A large to giant-sized breed, the Golden Mountain Dog weighs between 80 and 120 pounds.
Temperament / Behavior
The Golden Mountain Dog is a loving breed that will thoroughly enjoy being the object of your affection. These dogs require a lot of attention, and they’re devoted, happy, friendly pooches that will always want to be near you.
If you’re in search of a protective canine that will make a good watchdog and alert you to suspicious activity, the Golden Mountain Dog is a good choice. However, you shouldn’t expect that this breed will make a good guard dog, as these canines are too friendly around strangers.
Overall, these quick learners are confident, calm, and patient. They make ideal family dogs, too, as they’ll get along well with children, other dogs, and other pets.
Common Health Problems
As with all other hybrid canine breeds, the Golden Mountain Dog might be susceptible to the health conditions that commonly affect its parent breeds. These include epilepsy, heart issues, bloat, Von Willebrand’s disease, cancer, allergies, joint dysplasia, hypothyroidism, eye conditions, panosteitis, portosystemic shunts, and osteochondritis dissecans. However, it is important to remember that there is no guarantee that your dog will develop any of these health concerns. Every dog is an individual whose long-term health can’t be predicted. Also, hybrid breeds can be surprisingly hardy and healthy.
The Golden Mountain Dog has an average lifespan of 9 to 15 years.
Golden Mountain Dogs are active, so they do require some vigorous activity each day in order to maintain a healthy weight and remain happy. If you have an enclosed and safe backyard, you can allow your dog to run, play with toys, jump, and let his energy out in a positive way. When indoors, a variety of toys will help keep your dog occupied.
You can also take your pet to the local dog park, or you can go for a jog or a hike with him. A couple of daily walks will be necessary, and interactive play sessions will allow your dog to get the attention he craves.
The Golden Mountain Dog is a loving breed that will thoroughly enjoy being the object of your affection.
The Golden Mountain Dog is not recognized by the American Kennel Club, as it is considered to be a hybrid breed. However, this breed is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC), the Designer Breed Registry (DBR), the Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC), the Dog Registry of America, Inc. (DRA), and the International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR).
Golden Mountain Dogs feature a coat that is medium to long in length. It is also dense, straight, and rough. You should brush your dog’s coat at least three or four times per week, if not daily, to keep it smooth and free of tangles, as well as to remove loose hair. This breed will shed quite a bit, so be prepared to vacuum regularly too.
As with all other puppies, the Golden Mountain Dog will require gentle handling and care. If children will be interacting with your puppy, keep an eye on them to ensure your puppy won’t get hurt.
It’s also recommended that you start training and socializing your Golden Mountain Dog from puppyhood to ensure he’ll grow up to be a well-behaved canine who will get along with everyone he meets.
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