Golden Retriever Shiba Inu mix is a fantastic breed for many dog enthusiasts. Those who are in need of having the best physical and behavioral features in both separate breeds can surely get the mixed breed as the perfect pet for them.
They are usually medium-sized dogs with beautifully expressive eyes of large size. The honey-colored coat is what they are mostly seen with. The cross of Golden Retriever and Shiba Inu is commonly known as Shiba Golden. They are genuinely curious and active animals with some extraordinary intelligence, no matter, you have it through accidental mating or through a ‘designer dog’ used for the purpose.
An Insight into the Personality Traits of Golden Retriever Shiba Inu Mix
If we look at both the parents breed individually for their personality then they both differ a lot, especially in their temperamental characteristics. It is very common to see the mix inheriting the best of both the parents in terms of personality.
Shiba Inus, just as the name implies, is known as an old Japanese breed, which was ideally used as hunting dogs. They could hunt and subsequently flush their prey without much guidance from their masters. The hallmark of Shiba Inus breed is its high intelligence and independent thinking. Many human handlers of dogs sometimes mistake it for stubbornness and arrogance. This is what makes them a difficult dog to train.
On the other end, the Golden retrievers are known as gun dogs. They usually are trained by their human handlers to hunt ducks and other types of prey, while hunting. They are widely used and preferred as search, service and rescue dogs. This is more so because of their incredible characteristics for being friendly and gentle.
Physical traits of Golden Retriever Shiba Inu Mix:
Mating of Golden retriever with a Shiba Inu usually results in a dog with a silky and thick coat having fur of medium length. They mostly have a honey brown coat and sometimes, they could have white, tan or a mix of the mentioned colors.
You will notice them with upright years, which sometimes could be partly erect or floppy. The size of the Shiba Golden retriever varies to some extent from dog to dog. The total weight on average for a Shiba Inu dog can be around 25 pounds, while the other Golden Retriever is usually huge dogs with an overall weight of 75 pounds. So it will be a medium one that will be fit as a pet dog who is active and energetic without being too bulky.
The resultant Golden Shiba dog on average could weigh anywhere between 30 to 50 pounds, which mainly depends on the size of the parents.
Obesity is a common issue, which you may see with the subject of crossbreed dogs. The retrievers generally have quite sensitive mouths and the side effect of such trait is the huge love of food. The life expectancy of such dogs is anywhere between 12 to 15 years. With good health maintenance and care, you can surely enjoy their friendship.