The German Shepherd breed is generally considered one of the most intelligent, dedicated, loyal, and family orientated companions available in the doggy world.
Whether they’re short-haired German Shepherds or long-haired, these canines make excellent guard dogs and usually get along very well with children. Throwing in a mix to this breed just strengthens and enhances these naturally appealing traits.
We’ve collected a list of 18 German Shepherd mixed breeds for you – let us know at the end which are your favorites!
1. Golden Shepherd (German Shepherd / Golden Retriever)
This golden haired beauty will definitely win your heart with those soulful eyes. This Golden Retriever and German Shepherd mix is an affectionate sweetheart who thrives on one-on-one interaction with her owners and especially adores the tiny human variety – which makes her the perfect family-with-kids choice.
2. The Shug (German Shepherd / Pug)
The best of both doggie worlds are all rolled up into this one adorable and energetic bundle of joy. This Pug and Shepherd breed is an extremely loyal companion, exhibits impressively intelligence, and serves as an alert guard dog.
3. Chow Shepherd or Chow Chow (German Shepherd / Chow)
This cutie’s face will always be begging for cuddles and kisses. Don’t be alarmed when he licks your nose though – the Chow Shepherd sometimes sports the same spotted tongue common to his Chow ancestors.
4. Labrashepherd (German Shepherd / Labrador)
The Labrashepherd (also known as a Sheprador) is a calm, loving and even-tempered animal with a touch of the German Shepherd shyness shining through when he is presented with new situations. This dog is gloriously beautiful and loves a good play session in the park.
5. Siberian Shepherd or Gerberian Shepsky (German Shepherd / Siberian Husky)
This exquisitely handsome boy will have you falling over your feet when he looks at you with that one baby blue. Love at first sight for sure. And the bonus? He loves you just as fiercely. He’s real hard-worker too – an inherited trait from the Husky breed parentage.
6. Shollie (German Shepherd / Collie)
A unique combination of the Collie and German Shepherd gives us this pretty lady. She is amazingly even-tempered temperament, very eager to learn, and easily trained. Be prepared to groom her every day though, as those locks are relatively high maintenance.
7. Corman Shepherd (German Shepherd / Corgi)
Corman Shepherds are a bold and energetic bundle of dynamite. A herder by nature and a loyal companion, it’s vital that you take the time to train these active dynamos as they can become a little destructive when they are bored and not sufficiently stimulated. If you’re a Corgi fan, make sure you check out our list of Corgi mixed breeds too!
8. Shepweiler or Rottweiler Shepherd (German Shepherd / Rottweiler)
9. Shepadoodle (German Shepherd / Poodle)
The mix of Poodle and German Shepherd give you this devoted, loyal, and hard-working companion. He needs your constant companionship and will follow wherever you may lead. The Poodle breed genes are relatively dominant in this dog, resulting in the somewhat curly fur coat.
10. Wolf Shepherd (German Shepherd / Wolf)
Wow! What a striking and intimidating doggo. This breed is a cross between a domesticated German Shepherd and a genuine wolf.
Please keep in mind that these animals are illegal to own in certain areas, so please research carefully to avoid any heartbreak should you not be able to keep him legally. With a sensitive temperament and above average hearing, you have a guard dog of indisputable qualities. These dogs are natural hunters, so it will be wise to keep him separate from other small pets like cats, rabbits, and hamsters.
11. Shepkita (German Shepherd / Akita)
This is an ideal family dog who has tolerance and patience with even the youngest children. He is super-friendly but an excellent protector. He does, however, require intensive training, as he loves a challenge and can often be considered a little stubborn.
12. Alaskan Shepherd (German Shepherd / Alaskan Malamute)
This dog is an interesting mix of German Shepherd and the Alaskan Malamute. This is one amazingly beautiful animal. They possess the best of both breeds in strength, loyalty, friendliness, and trainability. And such a cutie to boot!
13. Euro Mountain Sheparnese (German Shepherd / Bernese Mountain Dog)
This willful, sometimes stubborn, but ever-friendly babe, is a mix of the Bernese Mountain Dog and German Shepherd.
Almost like having a teenager in the house, these shepherd-type dogs will test your patience and push the boundaries, so training is vital. They do not like isolation but prefer being your constant, loyal companion.
14. German Sheppit (German Shepherd / Pitbull)
A vibrant, loyal, and energetic German Shepherd and Pit bull mix. Now who can resist that innocent, “Nope, it wasn’t me” face? Innocence aside, this is a powerful animal and training is thus non-negotiable. They need a firm, strong, but loving owner and handler.
15. New Shep (German Shepherd / Newfoundland)
This breed is an interesting mix of the Newfoundland and German Shepherd, forming a giant powder-puff who loves water! He’ll make the perfect swimming companion for your children. Devoted, loyal, obedient and easily trainable, you can’t ask for much more. If you’re a Newfie diehard, check out our Newfoundland mixed breed list too!
16. Saint Shepherd (German Shepherd / Saint Bernard)
The biggest requirement before bringing your Saint Shepherd home? Well, space of course! This is a giant dog and needs plenty of room to run off all that excess energy. This behemoth is a loyal, loving, and protective, yet intimidating watchdog, probably due to its sheer size. But be honest – what a cutie pie!
17. German Ridgeback (German Shepherd / Rhodesian Ridgeback)
These dogs have a strong sense of loyalty and are hard workers. But beware, do not leave this puppy to his own devices – you might not particularly like the end results! He craves constant attention and will happily be your permanent side-kick.
18. German Australian Shepherd (German Shepherd / Australian Shepherd)
An extremely intelligent, alert, loyal addition to your home, with the added advantage of having the heart of a warrior. Fiercely protective of its home and surroundings, you won’t have much to worry about.
There you go German Shepherd lovers and fans. With such a gorgeous collection of GSD mixes, it’s no surprise that German Shepherds are one of the most expensive breeds out there!
Please leave a comment on what you think the best German Shepherd mixed breed out there is, or share your own cross-breed companion that we might have missed!