The Golden Border Retriever is a large sized dog with a medium length coat that can range from the dense, rough Border Collie's to the soft, shaggy Golden Retrievers. These dogs' cats may be water resistant and often include shades such as tan, red, golden, yellow, white and black; this breed can be solid or multi colored. They have sweet, almond shaped eyes and medium sized ears that aren't quite as floppy as the Golden Retriever's.
This is a mix of two of the most intelligent and hard working breeds out there. Your GBR will be extremely bright and eager to please. This means they train easily, even for a first timer, however, they must have enough physical and mental stimulation to prevent boredom (and, therefore, nuisance behaviors). There's a good chance a Golden Border Retriever would make a good farm dog or therapy dog.
Members of this breed make very cool family companions; they have high levels of energy and will enjoy playtime with well behaved kids, however, they may retain some herding instincts from the Collie side. They will be very eager to please and work hard in exchange for attention and cuddles; they may well be one of the most devoted hybrids available. A well trained, friendly canine, such as this, is sure to impress your guests with their intelligence and obedience. Not to mention, a well socialized GBR is fine with other pets.
An active owner or family is certainly necessary for this breed. They are have plenty of energy and hail from breeds used to working hard. A fenced yard is ideal but they are notoriously prone to separation anxiety and boredom if not allowed to spend most of the time indoors as part of the family. Long walks, jogs, hikes, bike rides, trips to the dog park and (sometimes) swimming are all activities your Golden Border Retriever will enjoy. Training to hunt or herd, as well as obedience training are all things she will enjoy and great ways to bond with her.