The Golden Boxer is hybrid of two large hunting turned companion dogs, the Boxer and the Golden Retriever. The hybrid is a modern dog with little documentation over the last decade or so of intentional breeding. Being a modern hybrid, bred as a designer dog, those interested in understanding the potential characteristics and traits of the Golden Boxer will have to look at the parent breeds for insight. Golden Retrievers are well known for their excellent companionship and sweet natures. The Boxer breed is high energy and puppy-like for many years, but an excellent companion as well. The Golden Retriever developed in Scotland in the later part of the 19th Century as a hunting and retrieving dog for waterfowl. The goal of the breeding program was to create a breed that was unmatched in the field but gentle, calm, and loyal indoors. This was achieved by crossbreeding a Wavy-Coated Retriever with a now extinct Tweed Water Spaniel. Only Golden-colored dogs were chosen from subsequent litters for the breeding program, and by the late early 20th, the Golden Retriever was recognized as a breed in England. The American Kennel Club recognized the Golden Retriever in 1925, and the breed has enjoyed many years as a top choice for families. The Boxer is of the Tibetan line of Mastiffs and was developed primarily in Germany during the 16th century. The Boxer Breed Club was established in Munich in the 1800s and is thought to gain its name by the way it uses its paws in a fight, which resembles a boxer. The American Kennel Club first recognized the Boxer in 1904, and today this breed ranks among the top ten in popularity. The hybrid Golden Boxer is a popular choice for mixed breeds and is currently recognized by the Designer Dogs Kennel Club and the Dog Registry of America.