A cross between a Golden Retriever and an Australian Shepherd is a medium-sized dog with a medium-length coat and feathering similar to that seen on a Golden Retriever. They may be any of the many colors that Australian Shepherds come in. Their ears hang down.
A cross between a Golden Retriever and an Australian Shepherd may be called an Australian Retriever. Australian Shepherds were developed to herd livestock and work as farm dogs. Australian Shepherds are working dogs and need jobs to perform. Golden Retrievers were developed to hunt and retrieve birds. Golden Retrievers make excellent family pets. This mix of dog requires plenty of exercise if kept as a pet.