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Goldenshire History

The Goldenshire is a toy-sized, hypoallergenic, low-shedding, nonallergenic, and non-shedding hybrid (designer) breed of nonsporting dog, developed in the 1980s by crossing the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Yorkshire Terrier. The Goldenshire is a fairly new hybrid (designer) breed of small, 10–15 lb., lightweight, “hypoallergenic” dogs. The dogs are playful, sweet, and lovable, and are typically good with children. The Goldenshire was bred to be a small, lightweight, “hypoallergenic”, “non-shedding”, “nonallergenic”, and “low-shedding”, as well as “easy to train”. The coat is short, smooth, and silky. The tail should not curl over the back. The ears are medium in size, erect, and fairly wide at the base.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Goldenshire Physical Characteristics

The Goldenshire is a medium-to-large-sized, long-haired, toy-breed cat that typically stands between 8 and 10 inches long and weighs between 3 and 5 ounces. They have a wedge-shaped head with rounded ears, a pointed nose, and parallel stripes. Their body is compact and muscular. Their tail is thin and tapers to a fine point. Their legs are strong and straight and they have large paws. They have oval eyes that are deep-set and have round pupils. Their coat is silky, soft, and comes in a variety of colors and patterns.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors

Black, Brown

Coat Colors

Brown, Black, Blue

Height Range

Male Height Range: 10 – 15 inches

Female Height Range: 10 – 12 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 25 – 30 lbs

Female Weight Range: 20 – 25 lbs

Goldenshire Health

Description of breed health.


10-12 yrs

Goldenshire Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Hip Dysplasia, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, None Known

Goldenshire Temperament and Behaviour

The Goldenshire is a gentle and highly intelligent breed of dog. They are independent, but are also very devoted and loyal to their families. They are loving and affection and get along well with children and other house hold pets. Many people also use these dogs as therapy/service animals. They are known to be adaptable to new situations, but require patience and training to reach their full potential.

Goldenshire Activity Requirements

The Goldenshire is the happy result of a golden retriever and a yorkie mix. They are a small, compact dog with a bright and cheerful personality. They are one of the most popular hybrid dog breeds. While the Goldenshire does need regular exercise, they are generally a low-energy dog. They only need about half an hour of walking or other activity each day. They can live in an apartment or a home with a yard. A Goldenshire is a good match for an active, outdoorsy person who enjoys long walks and being with their canine companion. Be sure to consider their personality and energy level before bringing a Goldenshire home.

Miles Per Day

10 miles

Activity Per Day

90 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Goldenshire is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Goldenshire is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Goldenshire is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Goldenshire is part of the Unclassified group.

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