Dachshund Golden Retriever Mix - Golden Dox


The Golden Retriever Dachshund Mix is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Golden Retriever and the Dachshund. Any time you are mixing a larger dog with the Dachshund you are obviously going to get a different looking mix. This is also known as a Weiner Dog Golden Retriever Mix. They should be good with the family and other pets - if properly socialized! Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Golden Retriever Dachshund Mix. Note that this hybrid can consist of the brindle or other iterations.

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Here are some pictures of the Dachshund Golden Retriever Mix - Golden Dox




Dachshund Golden Retriever Mix - Golden Dox History

All hybrid or designer dogs are tough to get a good read on as there isn’t much history to them. Breeding specific dogs like this has become common in the last twenty years or so even though I am sure that this mixed breed found it’s share of dogs to the shelter due to accidental breeding. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below.  If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. If you have a few minutes. Please sign our petition to stop puppy mills.

Golden Retriever History:

The Golden Retriever was originally bred in Scotland in the mid-19th century. When they were initially bred and created the existing retriever dogs weren’t cutting it for the wealthy Scottish elite who liked to hunt waterfowl. The existing retriever breeds were inadequate for retrieving downed game from both water and land. Retrieving from both land and water was necessary because the hunting grounds of the time were pocketed with marshy ponds and rivers. Consequently, the best water spaniels were crossed with the existing retrievers, resulting in the establishment of the breed today known as the Golden Retriever.

Dachshund History:

The dachshund hails from Germany. The standard size dachshund was developed to scent, chase, and flush out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals, while the miniature dachshund was bred to hunt smaller prey such as rabbits. In the United States, they have also been used to track wounded deer and hunt prairie dogs.



Dachshund Golden Retriever Mix - Golden Dox Size and Weight

Golden Retriever

Height: 21 - 24 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 55 - 75 lb.

Lifespan: 10 - 12 years


Dachshund

Height: 5 - 6 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 16 -33 lb.

Lifespan: 14 - 17 years



Dachshund Golden Retriever Mix - Golden Dox Personality

Like all hybrids, you have to look to the parents to get a good read on how they will likely behave. Due to the fact that this is such an uncommon breed it is really hard to tell what their temperament will be like. These are very similar dogs in many respects. They were both bred to hunt and are easy to train. The Weiner Dog can be extremely yappy and nippy, so you might want to watch this towards family and children. They should get along well with other animals. They are somewhat capable of independence, or alone time when the house is noisy or full. Early socialization helps take care of any bad habits that could develop. She responds well to positive reinforcement, like all dogs. She should be rather affectionate and enjoy spending lots of time with you. Don’t plan on leaving her alone for long periods as he won’t do well alone. She wants to be with the “pack.”


Dachshund Golden Retriever Mix - Golden Dox Health

All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.

The Dalmatian mixed with the Poodle might be prone to IVDD, epilepsy, bloat, Cushings, diabetes, deafness, heart problems, cancer, Eye problems, joint dysplasia, allergies

Note that these are just common problems in both breeds.



Dachshund Golden Retriever Mix - Golden Dox Care

What are the grooming requirements?

This will depend a lot on which one of these dogs it takes after. If it takes after the Golden you might have a lot of shedding on your hands. If it takes after the Dachshund or Wiener Dog, you might be better off and there might not be much shedding. Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin.

What are the exercise requirements?

Plan on taking them for extremely long walks and hikes to keep their energy level down. This mix will more than likely have a high energy level. This exercise will keep them from being destructive. A tired dog is a good dog.

Plan on taking them for extremely long walks and hikes to keep their energy level down. A tired dog is a good dog.

What are the training requirements?

This is an intelligent dog that will be a little bit challenging to train. They are going to want to take the alpha position and need someone with a firm, strong, hand that can let them know their place. The best thing you can do is break the sessions into shorter daily sessions to keep their attention span higher. It might have a prey drive and be disposed to running for and chasing small prey, but if handled properly this can be managed. All dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. So make sure to praise her when she does well. She is an intelligent dog who loves to please, and loves a physical challenge. The more exercise she gets the easier she will be to train. Proper socialization is imperative to all dogs and puppies. Make sure to take her to the park and doggy day care to get her around as many people and dogs as possible.



Dachshund Golden Retriever Mix - Golden Dox Feeding

A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible.

Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.

A good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.


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