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Soft Coated Golden

Golden Retriever / Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Hybrid Dogs

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Close up front view - A soft, wavy coated, shiny black Sofe Coated Golden puppy is sitting on a carpet, it is looking up and its head is tilted to the left.

"Clover the Golden Wheatie puppy at 3 months old—you can’t tell in this photo, but her fur is already starting to change colors. By the time she is 3 years old, she should be the color of wheat. Our vet calls her “the dog that changes colors.” Clover is super sweet and loves to snuggle. She also LOVES to eat and literally attacks her dog food dish when it’s time to chow down. Since she is still a puppy, she likes to chew on stuff and shred paper. We are hoping to train her to stop these things."

Other Names

Golden Wheatie

Soft Coated Golden Retriever


The Soft Coated Golden is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Golden Retriever and the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.


The Small Swiss Hound is a hunting dog in the most specific meaning of the word. It is able to hunt on difficult terrain. It has an excellent nose, driving the game with great determination. Friendly, companionable, reliable and strong, it makes an excellent companion. Temperament varies from calm to lively depending on the amount of exercise received. Do not allow this dog to develop Small Dog Syndrome. Always provide for your dog what it instinctually need as an animal.


ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club

DBR = Designer Breed Registry

DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry®

Recognized Names

American Canine Hybrid Club = Soft Coated Golden

Designer Breed Registry = Soft Coated Golden Retriever

Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Soft Coated Golden

International Designer Canine Registry® = Soft Coated Golden

The right side of a black Soft Coated Golden puppy standing in front of a door looking forward. It has longer wavy hair on its chest and ears.

"We raise Soft Coated Goldens. We like to call them "Golden Wheaties." Our buyers think it's cute. We have had nothing but positive feedback from the new owners. The puppies have great personalities and are easy to train. Most of them are born black, but we have had a few that are brindle in color. They will change their coat color out as adults and have a golden-color coat."

Close up front view - A furry black Soft Coated Golden puppy is laying partially in grass and on a sidewalk. It is looking forward and its head is slightly tilted to the left.

A black Soft Coated Golden puppy at 12 weeks old

Two small puppies in grass - A black Soft Coated Golden puppy and a brown with black Soft Coated Golden puppy are laying in grass. The black one is looking forward and the brown with black one is looking to the left.

Soft Coated Golden puppies