Golden Indian Dog

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55-120 lbs
Golden Retriever
Native American Indian Dog

Intelligent and loyal, the Golden Indian Dog is a hybrid breed developed from the Golden Retriever and the Native American Indian Dog. This breed is not known to be a nuisance barker and will only bark when necessary. His moderate energy levels means he will not be digging holes in the yard out of boredom and will prefer to remain by your side. It is believed that the Golden Indian Dog originated out of a desire to create healthier hybrids. This docile canine is known to be a powerful watchdog as well as a great companion. The Golden Indian Dog weighs an average of 55 to 120 pounds and stands at 23 to 34 inches tall.

Watchdog, Companion
Date of Origin
Golden Retriever, Native American Indian Dog

Golden Indian Dog Health

Average Size
Male Golden Indian Dog size stats
Height: 23-34 inches Weight: 55-120 lbs
Female Golden Indian Dog size stats
Height: 23-34 inches Weight: 55-120 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Usually A Very Healthy Breed
Minor Concerns
  • None Known
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Hip Dysplasia
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination

Golden Indian Dog Breed History

The Golden Indian Dog originated from the mixing of the sweet natured Golden Retriever and the clever Native American Indian Dog. The Golden Retriever is said to have been developed during the Victorian era with the traits of the Tweed Water Spaniel, Yellow Retriever, Wavy-coated Retriever, Flat-coated Retriever, and the Red Setter. Lord Tweedmouth, a baron in Scotland, is often credited as being the main individual for breeding the Golden Retriever to a female Tweed Water Spaniel. In 1911, the England Kennel Club classified the breed as a Retriever – Yellow or Golden. In 1925, the breed was officially registered with the American Kennel Club but it wasn't until 1932 that it was officially recognized. The Golden Retriever is a popular family dog and has appeared in numerous Hollywood movies such as Air Bud and Homeward Bound. The Native American Indian Dog has been around for centuries. Originally used as babysitters, they were used to pull crates and carry belongings to families to hunt for food. The breed was documented in drawings dating back centuries and was often depicted as a wonderful breed. It is believed that the Native American Indian Dog has a similar heritage to the Dingo dog. The Native American Indian Dog is a combination of many unique breeds such as the common Indian Dog and even the coyote. In the mid-1990s, the breed was trademarked by Mrs. Karen Markel, who sought to achieve selective breeding to maintain the breed's intelligence, versatility, and longevity.

Golden Indian Dog Breed Appearance

The Golden Indian Dog is a hybrid breed developed from the Golden Retriever and the Native American Indian Dog. Due to the differing parent breeds, the size and build of your dog can drastically vary. The breed has a muscular and athletic build with strong, powerful legs. His folded-over ears are high-set on his head like the Golden Retriever. His round, dark eyes show an air of kindness and his nose is brown or black. His muzzle is of average length like the Golden Retriever. His coat can vary between short and medium-length and colors often seen are brown, tan, golden, and black. His expression is one of regal elegance.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Golden Indian Dog eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Golden Indian Dog nose
brown Golden Indian Dog nose
Coat Color Possibilities
brown Golden Indian Dog coat
black Golden Indian Dog coat
fawn Golden Indian Dog coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Golden Indian Dog straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Golden Indian Dog Breed Maintenance

The Golden Indian Dog is not considered a hypoallergenic breed but in general, has low shedding levels throughout the year. While his hair may vary in length, brushing once a week with the pin brush should be all that is needed to keep him looking great. During times of heavy shed, you can try the deshedder which should help the grooming process go smoothly. The ears of your Golden Indian Dog should be checked on a regular basis just to be sure there is not an accumulation of dirt or any moisture build up. To avoid costly dental care, brush his teeth every few days. Trim the nails as required, typically once or twice a month, dependent on the growth rate.

Brushes for Golden Indian Dog
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Golden Indian Dog requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Golden Indian Dog Temperament

The Golden Indian Dog's personality will vary depending on which dominant traits he inherits from his parent breeds – the Golden Retriever and the Native American Indian Dog. This breed tends to be docile, calm, responsive, friendly, and incredibly intelligent. His intelligent nature allows for relatively simple training as he will be receptive to learning. The Golden Indian Dog's disposition means he's a great companion for families with young children. He is a protector as well and will be wary of strangers, though socialization from a young age should take care of this. Positive reinforcement will work wonders with him and he will appreciate the acknowledgement of his efforts. This breed is not known to be a nuisance barker and will only bark occasionally and when necessary. His moderate energy levels will require at least two walks per day to keep him busy, healthy and happy.

Golden Indian Dog Activity Requirements

The Golden Indian Dog possesses a moderate level of energy  and will thrive on at least 45 minutes  of activity per day. He is very social in general, and will be happy to accompany you wherever you go, taking the time to get to know those he meets. The dog park may become his favorite place as it is a secure environment where he can have the freedom to run and play. Apartment living is not ideal; a home with a fenced yard is always best for this hybrid who loves the fresh air and appreciates several breaks outside per day. Being very clever and agile, additional activities for him can be agility training or obedience trials.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
9 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
45 minutes

Golden Indian Dog Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.5 - $1.9
Monthly Cost
$39 - $52

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