Golden Dox Breed Summary
Friendly, Loving, Energetic, Intelligent and Loyal
These dogs are very high-spirited but also extremely loyal to their 'hooman' families. They are also very high energy and require lots of daily exercise intertwined with physical and mental stimulation as well!
They most probably were developed over the last twenty years and are a mix between a Labrador and a Dachshund. They are fairly small in size and don't require a great deal of grooming, though some light trimmings are needed for the feathering on their coats.
Fun Fact: They love to share your bed with you!
|Lifespan||10 - 14 years|
|Height (at the withers)||Males and Females 25.5cm - 58cm|
|Weight||Males and Females 13.5 kg - 27 kg|
|Coat||Coats are Medium, Dense and Straight|
|Colour||Brown, Fawn, Black, Red|
|Common health issues||Intervertebral Disc Disease, Epilepsy, Allergies, Hip Dysplasia|
Their personality can differ from dog-to-dog as some will develop more traits from one parent than another. However, it's thought that they are very friendly dogs who absolutely love 'hoomans' owners, family, strangers, the lot! Additionally, these guys are very intelligent and thus easy to train. For these reasons, they are perfect for first-time owners as they are easier to handle and look after than other breeds. They love to be the centre of attention and make great friends for children as they love to run around and join in with whatever game maybe being played. Additionally, their high energy means they will need plenty of walkies and exercise, meaning they may suit a family more so who already lead a fairly active lifestyle. Overall though, they make lovely family pets who have the potential to provide you with years of happiness and fun!
A relatively new 'designer' crossbreed, the Golden Dox is thought to have been developed over the last ten or twenty years. They were created as a response to 'hoomans' wanting a dog that was more unique than other breeds, possessing distinctive physical characteristics. The Golden Dox is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Dachshund and it's also claimed, although not proved, that crossbreeds are hypo-allergenic and prone to fewer health issues. However, as a new breed, pups will vary from litter to litter with very different physical and mental traits. For example, some may look more Retriever-like in physical appearance, whereas others may be more stubborn, in likeness to their parent, the Dachshund.