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Weight: 60-75 lbs.
Energy Level: High
The Golden Boxer is found in the following colors:
Health & Longevity
Average Life Span: 10-15 years
The Golden Boxer is a hybrid breed of the Golden Retriever and the Boxer. This breed has some major medical concerns that you do need to be alert about. To help ensure you have a healthy pup, you should work with a reputable breeder.
Some of the major health conditions include bloat, obesity, cancer, Von Willebrand’s Disease, heart problems, epilepsy, and deafness. Other secondary conditions to beware of include eye problems, hypothyroidism, joint dysplasia, and skin problems/allergies.
Bloat is a serious condition that can lead to fatality, if not corrected in time. This condition occurs when too much air enters into your pup’s stomach. This then causes the stomach to expand and place pressure on other organs around it.
The Golden Boxer has a tendency to become obese quickly, especially if he or she does not receive the right nutritious food and does not get a lot of exercise. Obesity can lead to heart disease and the Golden Boxer can develop heart problems, so you must keep an eye on this.
Cancer is a concern in the Golden Boxer as well and there are different types of cancers that can form. If you notice any lumps on your pup, it is important that you speak with your veterinarian so that your pup can receive the proper screening.
Von Willebrand’s Disease is an inherited disease that occurs when there is a lack of protein within the platelets in your pup’s body. The platelets help the blood to clot, but when Von Willebrand’s is present, the platelets have difficulty clotting.
Seizures, or epilepsy, can be present in your pup and when they are, your pup may have a mild one or a violent one that includes a lot of convulsing and sometimes foaming at the mouth.
Deafness is another possibility and can occur over time or your puppy may be born with it. If your pup is deaf or when he or she goes deaf, you will have to adjust your approach to training and care to accommodate your pup.
Eye problems may also develop in your Golden Boxer and can range from a simple eye infection to blindness. If blindness does occur, it can be caused from another eye condition such as cataracts, retinal atrophy, or something else.
Hypothyroidism occurs when your Golden Boxer has a problem with the way his or her thyroid functions. This condition can lead to obesity or the inability to gain weight.
Joint dysplasia can occur in the elbow or hip of your Golden Boxer. When this occurs, you may notice that your pup has lameness in his or her limbs and also has trouble standing, sitting, and rising. This condition can cause a lot of pain for your pup.
Lastly, your Golden Boxer may have skin problems or allergies. If you suspect that your pup has skin issues, you should have him or her screened to narrow down what may be causing the sensitivity or allergy.
Temperament & Train-ability
The Golden Boxer is often referred to as a pup that learns quickly, loves their owner, and is clever. You will find that your pup likes to explore and can be quite curious and independent at times. This, of course, is not a bad thing, but you need to keep your eye on them to make sure they do not put their nose where it doesn’t belong, so to speak.
The Golden Boxer makes a wonderful family dog and gets along with everyone in the household including other pets and also children of any age. You want to make sure that you socialize them early to ensure these qualities.
You will find that this breed is not wary of strangers, but is often timid and reserved around them. You should not depend on your Golden Boxer to be a watch dog.
Your Golden Boxer will provide you and your family with a ton of love and this breed is known to bond very closely with those who he considers family.
Your pup is going to be active and will do best in a home that has a large, fenced in yard for them to run around in. Your puppy will need to be walked at least twice per day as well.
Your Golden Boxer will need to be brushed on a regular basis to help reduce shedding. While you do not need to brush him every single day, you should do so at least a few times per week.
Your puppy does not need a bath often, but you will need to clean his or her ears once per week to remove buildup of any dirt and wax.
Your Golden Boxer will eat anywhere between 2 1/2 cups and 3 cups of food per day. You should make sure that you offer your pup a high quality food that is made with wholesome ingredients and does not contain any chemicals or by products.
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A Golden Boxer puppy will cost you anywhere between $300 and $1,100 depending on the breeder you choose to work with. It is unlikely that you will find this breed in a shelter, but if you do, you can expect to pay anywhere between $150 and $300 as the adoption fee.
Paws ‘N’ Pups Ranking
Paws ‘N’ Pups ranks every breed out of 4 with 1 being easiest to integrate into your life and 4 being the toughest – The lower the ranking the better.
Ranking takes into account a few basic factors including cost, skill level needed, high vs low maintenance and how critical regular training is to success. The Golden Boxer is an excellent choice for any household. You will find that this pup is loving and loyal to his or her family. The breed is easy to train and will provide you with the fulfillment you expect when a dog is part of your family. This breed ranks a 1.
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