The Golden Mountain Dog is a crossbreed produced from a Golden Retriever and a Bernese Mountain Dog. This medium-sized, sturdy dog is known for being loyal and friendly, and is well-suited for hunting and tracking activities. Being swift and agile, it also does well in competitive obedience. Like its parents, it has almond-shaped eyes set deeply in its face, large floppy ears, and a moderately long tail.
|Other names||Bernese Mountain Dog-Golden Retriever Mix, Golden Mt. Dog, Bernese Golden Mountain Dog|
|Coat||Straight, dense, medium to long, water resistant|
|Color||White/cream, light brown/golden, black and brown, black|
|Group of Breed||Sporting, Working|
|Weight||80-120 lbs (36.3-54.4 kg)|
|Size and Height||Medium; up to 26 inches|
|Temperament||Loving, cheerful, intelligent, playful, energetic, social|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Country Originated in||Unknown|
|Competitive Registration/Qualification Information||DBR, IDCR, DRA, ACHC, DDKC|
The Golden Mountain Dogs, with affectionate, devoted, and pleasant disposition, are fond of human company, always eager to please their owners. They like to be with their family members and do well if included in some household activities.
These dogs are not aloof and shy with guests, but early training is needed to help them learn how to socialize with strangers. Since they are not naturally assertive and aggressive, they do not make good guard dogs. However, they remain watchful and alert, often seen warning their owners of the presence of intruders.
As the Golden Mt. Dogs are tolerant of kids, they like to spend time playing with them. Moreover, they are patient and friendly with other pets. Thus, these well-rounded pets make wonderful family dogs.
Exposing the puppies to different situations involving new animals and people is important for turning it into a well-mannered pet. Start acquainting it with some grooming techniques right from its puppyhood. Since dogs are overly sensitive about their feet, touch its paws frequently. You may also examine its mouth occasionally. With treats, praises, and rewards you can make housebreaking and obedience training a positive experience.
Its diet should comprise quality foods with 18-26% protein content and less than 16% fat content. A decent amount of fresh foods including yogurt, raw or cooked meat, eggs, fish, or fresh fruits, like apple, pear or banana and vegetables, such as broccoli, squash, carrots or cooked pumpkin can be offered. When it comes to dry dog food, the recommended amount is 3-4 cups a day, provided that you divide it into two equal meals.