Country of OriginUnited States
Nicknames and Other NamesGolden Weenie Dog,
Golden Retriever Dachshund Mix
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypeCrossbreed
GroupCompanion Dog
Bred ForFamily Companion
Recognized ByDRA
Life Span10-14 Years
Ideal Weight30-60 Pounds (male and female)
Ideal Height10-23 Inches (male and female)
Fur TypeShort/Medium, Straight or Wavy,
Soft Undercoat
Common ColorsTan, Red and Yellow, Brown,
Light/Dark Golden
AvailabilityModerately Available
Suitable for ApartmentsYes
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToGolden Retriever

The Golden Dox is the mixed breed of Golden Retriever and Dachshund. It is a medium-sized dog that got mixed traits from both of its parents. It is also known as Golden Weenie Dog and Golden Retriever Dachshund mix.

It is a sweet, loving, and loyal dog that does great as a family companion of all age people.

The appearance of the Golden Dox is mixed where it got the furry, long hair body like that of the Golden Retriever and short and long body like Dachshund. The ears are long, hanging and their muzzles are like Dachshund. They can do great in an apartment as well but should be given enough exercise for them to remain fit and healthy.

Temperament, Behavior, and Personality

Temperament: Golden Dox is a well-tempered, playful, loving dog that is best with the family with old people as well as small kids. They are good with other pets too but need to be raised together. It loves to cuddle on the lap but also loves taking a long walk with its active owner.

Behavior: As Golden Dox is playful and happy when being with its people, it can get depressed if left all by themselves. So, to avoid any kind of destructive behavior from it, always keep a companion for them even a house pet. This will keep them contained and they will not be anxious.

Personality: The Golden Dox has got a mixed personality. It has the stubbornness of the Dachshund but the gentleness of the Golden Retriever. They are a highly sociable dog that is welcoming of the guest and visitors in the house.

While it is a friendly dog, it is also alert and will bark waring there owner at an unusual sight but are not likely to get aggressive.

Sandy, the Golden Dox.


Golden Dox can be mischievous sometimes which makes training them difficult. So, a firm and consistent leadership are required from a very young age.

Start from obedience and basic training and once they master that, slowly move to agility and advanced training. They tend to respond well to positive methods of training, so reward them with delicious treats and lots of vocal praises.

Is Golden Dox Child-Friendly

Yes, Golden Dox is a friendly dog that gets along with family children very well. They are also friendly with children they are not used to but needs to be introduced properly.

They are highly energetic which makes them an excellent play partner for kids. Children can play rough sometimes, so they need to be taught to behave around dogs. There playtime and interaction should always be guided and supervised properly.

A boy and a Golden Dox playing on the sand
A boy and a Golden Dox playing on the sand.
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  • Golden Dox is a designer breed, so it is not recognized by any major Kennel Club except some designer breeds club.
  • Golden Dox is believed to be developed somewhere in 1990 when designer breeds were on-trend.

Health Issues

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesCataracts, Hip Dysplasia,
Lens Luxation, Patellar Luxation
Vaccination RequiredRabies, Canine Coronavirus, Kennel Cough
Canine Distemper, Canine Parvovirus,
Canine Parainfluenza, Leptospirosis
SheddingModerate Shedder
DroolingLow Drooler
GroomingAverage Grooming Required
Weight Gain PotentialModerate
Separation AnxietyHigh Chance
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 20%
Fat: 8%
Digestive Enzymes

Since Golden Dox is a hybrid, it can face some genetic health problems that it inherits from its parents. The average life span is between 10-14 years.

  • Hip dysplasia: It is hereditary that is caused due to underdeveloped or dislocation of the hip joints. It gives a sharp pain on the back of your dog and if not treated on time, it can get worse making your dog painful to move from one place to another. So, before buying a mixed puppy, always check for its parent’s health reports.
  • Obesity: Dogs are always likely to eat more if not controlled. It can make them fat, which will cause different joints problems and other health problems in your dog. So, always provide them with the only required amount of food avoiding unnecessary feeding.


The Golden Dox comes in different combinations of colors.

  • Red and Yellow
  • Brown
  • Tan
  • Black
  • Light or Dark Golden


Golden Dox Puppy
Cute Golden Dox Puppy.
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Cost: The average cost of the Golden Dox is between $600-$800 USD.


Height: The average height of the Adult Golden Dox is between 10-23 inches.

Weight: The average weight of the Adult Golden Dox is between 30-60 pounds.

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