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17 German Shepherd Mixes: Mixed Breeds At The Top Of Their Class

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Breeds By Meg Marrs 5 min read September 24, 2021 68 Comments

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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 Shug
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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)

Chow Shepherd or Chow Chow
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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)

Labrashepherd
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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)

Shollie
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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)

Shepweilers are immensely protective of their owners, family, and surroundings and make excellent guard dogs. Well muscled bodyguard dogs who can always be found at your side? Sounds good to me!

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)

Alaskan Shepherd
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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!

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Meg Marrs is the Founder and Director of Marketing at K9 of Mine. She is a lifelong canine enthusiast and adores dogs of all shapes and sizes! She loves iced coffee, hammocks, and puppy-cuddling!

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Fabian

My Boerboel gave birth to 7male GSD/Boerboel pupps and they are all to adorable. Nevertheless when the pupps were born the Boerboel became agressive towards the GSD which never happened before but instinctively he kept he’s distance. The puppies are now 12weeks old and only now the Boerboel is tollerant and allowing him to play with them.

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Ben Team

Congratulations on the puppies, Fabian! Sorry to hear that mama seemed a little overprotective at first, but that’s not entirely uncommon.
At any rate, it sounds like everyone is getting along well now.
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Kaitlin

German Shepherd and Brown Mountain Cur Mix are beautiful. My girl is very playful and protective. She also has a unique voice and loves playing ball.

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Ben Team

She sounds great, Kaitlin! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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Abby

Hi Folks ,

It’s my first time or training or getting a dog , I have zero experience but I want to get 2 because of my kids , they log dogs a lot , please I need someone to kindly advise me on the best breeds to get ?

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Ben Team

Hey there, Abby.
We have the perfect article for you: Best and Worst Breeds for First-Time Owners.

But we would urge you to think carefully about picking up two dogs at once — particularly as you don’t have much dog experience. Adding two dogs to your home is not simply doubling the work of getting one — it can actually lead to a host of other problems, as you may be faced with social problems between the two pooches.

Best of luck!

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Julia Jo

aw

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Veverly Brown

I like number 1 and 2

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Derick

Why you left out the Doberman X GSD.

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Ben Team

Hey, Derick.
We just had to draw the line somewhere! But don’t worry — we update these articles from time to time and we may add a GSD x Doberman when we do!

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Kris

Dear Meg,
I ended up on your site in search of possible breeding mixes with German Shepperd. I have adopted a puppy in Spain, which is a mix of German Shepperd (we think) and …. ???
Would you mind to share your opinion if I can share a picture with you?

Regards
Kris

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Ben Team

Hey there, Kris.
You’re welcome to share a photo with us, but we probably won’t be able to give you a definitive answer. The only way to know for certain which breeds are in your doggo’s family tree is by performing a dog DNA test.
But we’re happy to take a look!

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mary friedel

When I look at all the beautiful dogs and puppies it make me happy so please never stop

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Okpara Daniel Chizitere

I love the Golden Shepherd because it looks a lot like my dog Brandy. She is a mix between what I like to call a Gercasian Shepherd and a Rhodesian Ridgeback.

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Samuel Darko

Thanks for letting me know more about GSD cross breeds

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Ben Team

Sure thing, Samuel! Thanks for checking out the site.
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Mohmedashraf

I intrest original Jarman serfs dog. Pl

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Cathy A Franklin

German Sheppard/Chow. Very beautiful mix. Protective, stubborn, excellent guard dog.

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Vivek Banerjee

Want to adopt a docile obedient companion pup

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Debbie Plata

I just got a Golden shepherd female puppy. She is Absolutely adorable, it took 2 weeks she was potty trained, At 3 months she can sit, shake, play fetch and return the ball. She does get separation anxiety when I leave. She hasn’t been destructive at all, she sits and whines at the door. Very smart and loyal. She loves people and kids anyone who will give her attention. Best breed of 2 Awesome dogs. Her mom is a Golden retriever and her dad is a German shepherd.

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Matthew

In my opinion the shollie is probably the best German shepherd mix there is. They both are intelligent and loyal dogs.

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Colin

While I do like this most of this and the pics are beautiful, I really wish you wouldn’t encourage people to get wolf dogs. It takes hundreds of years to domesticate a wild species and wolf dogs are dangerous. Maybe they’re illegal for a reason

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Ben Team

Hey, Colin. Glad you liked the photos.
I don’t think we’re encouraging anyone to get a wolf/dog — just explaining a little about them and sharing a cute photo.
Thanks for reading!

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Lesetja Mokoatlo

I liked much the mixed breed of German and Australian shepherds what nice and strong looking dog. Having it I will also know that my home is secured as both breeds are always alert, energetic and protective.

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Al Bresser

I like numbers 17 and 4 would like either one for a pet

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Larry Smith

We have a new airdale puppy. Would like to have the puppy package,

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Natalie

How do you go about finding these designer dogs , I would love to get a Shepard/ poodle mix .

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Ben Team

Hey, Natalie. The best way is just do a Google search for breeders in your area, or, if you are looking for a specific breed or mix, just search for that.
Best of luck!

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Marla

I had a golden Shepard and he was perfect. We were fortunate to have him for 14.5 years and were devastated when he passed. I want to adopt another but am having difficulty locating golden Shepherd’s for adoption. Any suggestions on finding one.

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Melanie M Willoughby

I like the color of the dog for my daughter cause my daughter love some of her German shepard dog

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Catherine Cryan

I had a 38 pound, German Shepherd/Whippet mix. She was absolutely breath taking with her carmel, black, and white colors. She had even markings, all four legs were evenly white up to the joints, then carmel, and her back was black, like a Shepherd. I wish I could post a picture of her here, to show off what a beautiful dog she was. She was very loyal and extremely protective of me. She was an excellent watch dog, and extremely easy to train. She claimed her territory around other dogs, but none the less, she got used to them, under her terms. She was jealous of other dogs too, and gave me her sad eye look when I loved on another dog. She had such a darling face, that looked like a baby doe. She lived to be 15 years. Rest in peace my Bailey girl. Mommy misses you! I know you are on the rainbow bridge chasing squirrels.

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Sandy

Although I love all dogs, why you would be promoting mixed with this Noble Breed.

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Lucy Hernandez

You are missing maatiff and german shepard

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Maureen G Ausbrook

For the last 11 yrs I’ve shared my life with the most wonderful dog I’ve ever known — he’s a German Shepherd/Alaskan Malamute mix and his funny and gentle personality, coupled with his stunning intelligence and astute awareness have made him absolutely exceptional. I’ve never had a dog take cues from me like he does; he reads me brilliantly. He can be a very intimidating dog but he’s very astute at sizing up a situation. For instance, a strange child will elicit slurpy kisses and a natural herding and protective instinct to guard (even an unknown child). However, no adult he doesn’t know will ever get near me unless I tell him it’s OK. He can be Mary Poppins or Cujo — and it’s natural in him. I’ve taken this dog with me when I teach, visit hospitals and conduct services (I’m a teacher and ordained clergy). He seeks out people who are depressed or anxious. I’ve seen it happen time and again. He just knows who needs him. He’s gentle with smaller animals and even protective. He adores my cats and my friend’s parrot. I found him at a shelter when he was 2 yrs old. He’d been terribly abused but it was love at first sight. He took one look at me and I at him and that was it. He walked out of the shelter stuck to me like glue. He was so attached I decided he should be named either Velcro or Shadow, and since he’s primarily black and has a certain quiet presence I chose Shadow and I could tell he liked it. He is now a beloved member of my extended family, my friends and their families, and my wider community. Except for one cataract he’s always been very healthy (he had cataract surgery and his vision is fully restored). Now at the age of 13 he’s experiencing one bad hip but it rarely slows him down. He can run and jump and generally seems fine. His other joints are excellent. I think this particular mix creates a power, healthy, keenly astute and amazingly loyal, loving and fun companion. Everyone who knows him would agree. Shadow is truly the most exceptional dog I’ve ever had and I’ve always had great dogs.

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Ck

Haw do you trail a strong willed
shepard /dingo

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Timothy E Mays

I have a German Shepherd puppy but she is mixed and I want to find out what she is mix with she has big ears but she is kinda of short she is 9 months old I would like to know what she is mixed with

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Ben Team

Hey, Timothy. Check out our article about the Embark Dog DNA Test Kit.
Let us know how it works for you!

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martha

you forgot about the foxhound German shepherd mix

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Alma Lozano

My favorite is a real German shepherd 100 %.

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Ralph Bradley

Interested in a German Shepherd/Collie or /Lab. Can you advise?

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Marsha Squibb

I want one.of each please!!!

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Kevin Cyr

I’m a disabled gentleman looking for a working service dog. Due to my disability my financial situation is not what I would like, but I’m willing to give what I can. I like the wolf Shepherd and the Chow Shepherd. If you can help me I would be extremely grateful even if I was pointed in the right direction. Thank you for your time. Respectfully, Kevin

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Clarine

We have a beagle shepherd mix.most loving family dog.very protective of her family.we love her so much beautiful dog.

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me

you forgot the best one of them all…

pure bred!

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Michele

I recently acquired a german shepard mix cant tell what he is mixed with is there any other way than a DNA test to tell what he is?

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Meg Marrs

Nope – really a DNA test is your only option. Even visual identification is pretty unreliable. We reviewed the Embark dog DNA test here – check it out!

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Debbie

Why keep mixing breeds? Too many dog breeders out there and too many unwanted dogs. I wish people would spay and Nueter and I wish breeders had to be licensed and pay taxes and were controlled!!

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Fabio Giraldo

Debbie, I think I went to school with you. Is your last name Downer?

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Jaylynn Orozco

You did not mention
German Shepherd and Labrador..I have one, her name is MAXINE, she is all black with stand up ears. She is beautiful.!! very loving and smart.

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Gabriel D. Martin

I have a Shepherd/Lab mix as well. Black with 1/2 standing ears. Big and strong. Very smart, loving, and loves to play and swim.

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Jamie Hamilton

You completely missed the Great Pyrenees/German Shepherd breed! As pups they are energetic and playful but do not know their own strength. They are very obedient, very loyal, loves kids and any domestic pet I’ve ever had (and I’ve had alot of them). They are fiercely protective of their family.

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Surabhi borah

Need a golden retiver mix dog

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Tracy

Any graman shaphard mix with lab shir Pei pappion collie with pic

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Sonnya

How come no mention of the Shepherd Maltese mix

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Ashley

I like to find out more about the breed.

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Susan Parker

They’re all so cute and I’m certain very cuddly. However, I’m over all the shedding and that’s why my next Service Animal could possibly be the Shepadoodle. But you gotta love all of these beauties!!

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david straub

I like the German Shepherd / Saint Bernard mix and the German Sheppard/ Australian Shepherd mix

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Vanessa

These puppies are beautiful!.

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Joey

Had one loved him got his brother also name Leo

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Shaylei

Wow that was vary cool love German Shepard’s got one my self

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Hc

Yea a couple of those dogs a just a doodle mix, a normal collie, and a normal corgi. I work with both pure breed dogs and mixes. Cute dogs but don’t use pictures that are not the actual mix.

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Meg Marrs

Hey HC – thanks for the corrections! We go off of user-reported photos, so hard to know for sure which pics are legit, since there is no official database for these cross-breeds. We’ll work on updating with more appropriate photos.

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Delia

Any advice on how to find out which breeds are lurking in my German Shepherd mix?

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Ben Team

Hey, Delia.
Just check out our review of the Embark Dog DNA Test!
🙂

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dogsease

i love cute dogs as well.

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nubia zazzini

Great doggies

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Jeanne Jacquet

You are missing the Doberman Pinscher/German Shepherd mix. The smartest and most loyal dog I have had.

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Megan

I love all the cute doggeis

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