Mixed breed dogs are those whose genetic mix is more than one breed, whereas purebred dogs are a single breed. These dogs also go by other names such as Designer and Hybrid dogs and result from selective breeding between two purebred dogs. In the case of this article, we are referring to the Golden Retriever and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
What Is a Staffy X Golden Retriever?
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier Golden Retriever mix is a cross between two pedigree dogs, the Golden Retriever and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Both breeds are exceptionally family-friendly but have different personalities, so you never know what you’ll get with the offspring. Typically, you get a combination of both parent breeds in both looks and personality.
|Height||16 to 24 inches|
|Weight||35 to 70lbs|
|Lifespan||10 to 14 years|
|Personality||Friendly, loyal, intelligent, reliable, courageous|
What Is a Staffy Golden Retriever Cross Called?
- Staffy X Golden Retriever
- Golden Staff Cross
- Golden Staffs
- Golden Staffy
Staffy Golden Retriever Mix Characteristics
Because there isn’t a long history of hybrid or designer dogs, it’s challenging to get a decent feel for how the puppies will turn out. However, if you can find a breeder with several litters over the last few years, I’m sure they can point out the characteristics of the Staffy X Golden and what you should expect.
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Breeding particular crossbreed dogs like the Staffy X Golden has grown exponentially in the last twenty years, even though I’m sure there have been plenty sent to the local shelter due to unintentional mating accidents. Breeders are crossing the Staffy with many other pedigree dogs, such as the Labrador Retriever, and the craze is not showing signs of slowing down.
They will certainly look like one of the parents, and the golden coat colours will also come through strongly. They will have a long muzzle, but the head will not be as broad. Ears could resemble either parent. There will be substantial shedding; however, coats could be a mixed bag with each litter.
The Staffy and the Golden are high-energy dogs, and both need a reasonable amount of daily exercise; that trait will pass down to their offspring.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Golden Retriever Mix Temperament
Staffies and Goldens have an excellent affinity with their families, especially with children. Both the parent breeds are high on the most popular dog list in the UK, and once this cross catches on, I suspect the Golden Staffy will also become hugely popular.
Staffies often have an issue with other dogs, so you will need to socialise the Golden Staffy puppy from an early age if there are any aggressive tendencies.
The Golden Staffy will be family-oriented and want to be wherever you go; however, separation anxiety might be an issue. If the whole family is out for most of the day, the Golden Staffy would not be a good choice.
Regular daily exercise will be essential for the Staffy X Golden because they need plenty of mental and physical stimulation. If they don’t get enough, some behavioural issues could start to develop.