Golden Dox

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30-60 lbs
10-23"
Unknown
Golden Retriever
Dachshund
Golden Weiner Dog

Spirited and loyal, the Golden Dox is a hybrid breed developed from the Golden Retriever and the Dachshund. This alert breed has incredibly high energy and will require intense play to maintain his physical and mental stimulation. It is suspected that the Golden Dox originated from the designer dog movement in the last two decades in order to create healthier breeds. His friendly, intelligent disposition makes him a great choice for tracking, hunting, and companion activities. This breed weighs an average of 30 to 60 pounds and stands anywhere from 10 to 23 inches. Grooming maintenance is fairly simple, with daily brushing and some light trimming for the featherings.

Purpose
Tracking, Hunting, Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Golden Retriever, Dachshund

Golden Dox Health

Average Size
Height: 10-23 inches Weight: 30-60 lbs
Height: 10-23 inches Weight: 30-60 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
Minor Concerns
  • None Known
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Allergies
  • Hip Dysplasia
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Neurological Testing

Golden Dox Breed History

The history of the Golden Dox is not well-documented at this time. The Golden Retriever was initially bred due to its high intelligent and talent for agility, rescuing, tracking, and other traits. Lord Tweedmouth from Scotland took charge of breeding the Golden Retriever to a female Tweed Water Spaniel by the name of Belle. In 1911, the Kennel Club in England recognized the breed as the “Retriever – Yellow or Golden”. In 1920, the Golden Retriever name was officially used. In 1932, the breed was officially recognized by the AKC. The Dachshund originated from Germany in the 15th century. At the time, the Dachshund was known as the “badger dog” due to his ability to trail wild boar, badgers, and foxes. The breed was also used to bolt cottontail rabbits in the 20th century. Over the course of the years, the Dachshund was refined to be a fearless and elongated canine that could dig into badger burrows. The original breed was smooth-coated and it is believed that the French Basset Hounds were the ancestors. In the 1800s, the breed began to be bred to be companions in Great Britain. They were favored by the royal courts in Europe. Eventually, the Dachshund was bred to be 10 pounds smaller. In 1879, a breed standard was created and published. In 1885, the Dachshund was imported to the United States. In 1895, the Dachshund Club of America was founded. In the 1950s, the breed become one of the most popular companion dogs in the United States.

Golden Dox Breed Appearance

Due to the vast differences between the parent breeds, the Golden Retriever and the Dachshund, the size and build of the Golden Dox can drastically vary. The breed has a long, muscular build with short legs. His folded-over ears are high-set on his head. His medium-sized dark eyes and brown nose are warm and friendly. His muzzle is long like the Dachshund's. The coat of this attractive dog can vary between short, medium, or long and can be smooth or wire-haired with a straight or wavy double-coat. Colors can vary between tan, brown, light or dark golden, black, red, and yellow.

Eye Color Possibilities
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
Black
Brown
Coat Color Possibilities
Brown
Fawn
Black
Red
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Golden Dox Breed Maintenance

The Golden Dox is not considered a hypoallergenic breed and maintains low shedding levels throughout the year. While his hair may vary in length, some trimming will be required for grooming upkeep. It is recommended to have him professionally groomed every 4 to 6 weeks to prevent any mats from occurring. Daily brushing with a firm bristle brush for 10 to 15 minutes will help reduce hair damage. It is recommended to bathe your dog every 6 to 8 weeks. This breed is not known to drool or be odorous. Ears should be wiped and cleaned weekly and his nails should be trimmed and filed every 2 to 3 weeks. Teeth should be brushed daily in order to prevent tartar buildup and tooth decay.

Brushes for Golden Dox
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Scissors
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Daily Weekly Monthly

Golden Dox Temperament

The Golden Dox's personality will vary depending on which dominant traits he inherits from his parent breeds. This breed tends to be incredibly friendly and intelligent with high energy levels. His social nature means he will be likely to welcome strangers. This lovable breed makes an excellent companion to first-time owners and families. He loves to be the center of attention and will appreciate any praise he can receive. Positive reinforcement is key with this breed. He will enjoy receiving treats as a reward. His social disposition means that he will accept other dogs and become friends with other pets in the family. Your Golden Dox is not a nuisance barker and will only bark occasionally. Early training and socialization should be provided so your dog can learn safe boundaries. High energy levels will require intense play to keep him engaged and happy. If he becomes bored, he will want to express his feelings by digging holes in the yard and tearing your furniture.

Golden Dox Activity Requirements

The Golden Dox possesses a high level of energy that will require between 45 to 60 minutes of activity per day. This active breed will enjoy intense amounts of activity to fulfill daily requirements and to be content. Your Golden Dox will thrive on a lifestyle that offers fun such as running, fetching, and swimming. At least two walks per day is the recommended minimum, with the addition of other activities to stimulate his mind. An ideal environment for your Golden Dox would consist of a rural home with a fenced-in yard and a temperate climate. Apartment living is discouraged due to the high energy levels of this hybrid which would encourage your dog to engage in property destruction.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
11 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Golden Dox Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.5 - $1.9
Monthly Cost
$35 - $52

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