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Choosing a Boxer Mix Breed: Which is Best for Your Home?

Boxers are amazing dogs and have a lot to offer, and so do mixes! However, when it comes to deciding what mix bred boxer is the best for you, the top pick is a hard decision. There are quite a lot of options out there.

So what Boxer mix breed is best for your home?

  • Boxer + Rottweiler: have space and time for a big dog
  • Boxer + Beagle: want a playful, family dog
  • Boxer + Labrador: want a large, loving, family dog
  • Boxer + English Bulldog: want a calm indoor dog.
  • Boxer + Boston Terrier: want a smaller Boxer

Boxers make excellent companions, so any mix of them will be loveable. However, every one of these dogs will be different from one another, whether be in size, appearance, or personality. Taking an in-depth look at each mix is the best way to figure out which one will be the best for you.

Choosing a Boxer Mixed Breed

There are a lot of things that go into choosing a dog for your home. So, before getting a pet, it’s best to know what you need. Knowing what you want from him or her is great. It’s even better to know what you are willing to give to him or her. Make a list of attributes you want, and things you can handle.

If you have already made the decision that you want a Boxer mix, awesome! There are so many mixes, so it’s necessary to narrow down the list a little.

Here are some questions that you should ask yourself before deciding on what dog you want:

  • What size of dog can I keep up with?
  • Do I want a long-haired dog or do I want a dog that does not shed much?
  • What amount of room do I have for my dog?
  • Do I have kids and will this dog play nice with them?
  • Do I have a lot of time to spend with a dog?
  • Do I want a playful, high-energy dog?
  • What kind of commitment am I up for? 10 years? 15? 20?
  • Do I already have a pet?
  • Will my dog get along with others?

Hopefully, this list helps you get a better idea of what you want and the things that you need to look for.

There are 5 Boxer mixes that we will look at. They are diverse from one another, to show that there is a lot of variety and differences. The mixes are some of the most popular and all make excellent pets.

The Boxer mix-breeds we are looking at are the: Boxweiler, Boxel, Boxador, Bull-boxer, and the Miniature Boxer.

1. Boxer + Rottweiler: Boxweiler

This amazing mix of parents forms one beautiful pup, loveably called the Boxweiler. These puppies are wonderfully clingy and grow very big and strong. They are loyal to the core and the best of companions.

WeightHeightLife
Expectancy
SheddingTemperament
Boxer
Rottweiler
60 – 80 lbs21 –
27 inches
8 – 13 yearsModerateEnergetic,
Loyal

Information gathered from dogbreedplus.com

Appearance: You’ll find that a Boxweiler is a rather large dog. Some dogs of this mix can get as big 100 lbs and 27 inches tall.

He or she can look more like a Rottweiler or a Boxer, it depends on the individual. Common features are a big, square head, dark eyes, and floppy ears. They have a short double coat that is white, brown, black or red-gold.

They are built to be muscular and strong. Some Boxweilers will be stocky; others will be long and lean. There is no real way to tell in advance.

These dogs can be very intimidating to look at. Boxers and rottweilers both are big and athletic, not to mention muscular. So, they might scare the younger ones.

Personality: Boxer and Rottweilers are both known to be high-energy, so it’s no wonder that the offspring is the same. Boxweilers are sensitive and can have attachment issues if left alone. They love family and will defend them.

However, they are are still very nice and good dogs around kids. They are protective around strangers.

Boxweilers are also known to be funny and a little goofy, which makes them even more adorable.

Health issues: Overeating and weight gain is something this mix breed struggles with. Other problems that are seen in the breed are heart problems, hip dysplasia, eye problems, and cancer.

Overall: This mix is best in the home of people who have a yard for the Boxweiler to run, time to give it all the attention it needs, and want to handle a big dog.

It’s best to have a watchful owner, someone who puts in the work during training. This will help the dog be good with people and other pets

2. Boxer + Beagle: Boggle

One of the more popular mixes is the Boxer/Beagle sometimes referred to as the Boggle or the Boxel. They are medium-sized dogs and they truly take on the best characteristics of their parents.

WeightHeightLife
Expectancy
SheddingTemperament
Boxer
Beagle

50 – 60
lbs
25 – 30 in12 – 15
years
ModerateLoving,
Friendly

Information gathered from 101dogbreeds.com

Appearance: Droopy ears and a deep chest is pretty much a given for any Boggle. Other common characteristics are long bodies with muscular legs and expressive faces. Their faces will most likely have the square-like shape.

Boggles are medium-sized, usually 50 to 60 lbs. So, they are a little bit easier to handle than purebred Boxers.

They have a dense, smooth coat that sheds a little. This coat will be white, tan, brown, black, red, or mixed. It’s not uncommon to have a spotted Boggle.

Personality: Boxers have a ton of energy but pups mixed with a Beagle are a little bit calmer. They are known to be funny and goofy. So, they are great at entertaining young kids.

They are also social, so they do great with other pets. Boggles are smart, loyal, and alert. This means that they are pretty darn good at keeping an eye out for strangers. They are protective of their loved ones.

Some pups and dogs that are not properly trained or socialized can be aggressive.

Just get your dog to socialize and discourage bad behavior, and these issues shouldn’t arise.

Health issues: There are a few health concerns that come up in the Boggle breed. They are:

  • Eye problems
  • Ear infections
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Epilepsy
  • Overweight

Exercise and healthy eating are great ways to prevent problems, but it is a good idea to get your dog to the vet for a check-up once a year.

Overall: Boggles are great for families who want a companion for a long time and afford to spend a lot of time with him or her. If you want a playful, loyal, and silly dog, a Boggle is a great match for you.

3. Boxer + Labrador: Boxador

Boxador is what this mix is affectionately called. These dogs are super great for those who want a huge dog that also has a huge heart. Boxadors are loving, sweet, and smart.

WeightHeightLife
Expectancy
SheddingTemperament
Boxer
Labrador

65 – 110 lbs23 – 25 in12 – 15 yearsModerateIntelligent,
Loyal

Information gathered from animalso.com

Appearance: Boxadors typically have a big body build. The coat is short to a medium length that sheds pretty heavily 2 times a year. Other than that, the shedding isn’t too bad.

This coat can be black, brown, red, gold, or white. The coat will be a mix of colors, usually black with another. Sometimes there is a black mask as well. The chest is deep on a Boxador usually.

Boxer Lab mixes will have droopy ears and dark eyes. Typically the nose is black.

Personality: Boxer Labs are fantastic pets for families because of the high energy levels and loyalty that they have. You’ll find that it is easy to train these dogs from a young age.

If you already have a dog, your Boxador would get along great. Other great traits that are found in this mix are: intelligence, sweetness, docile nature.

They can be used as watchdogs or service animals.

Since these guys are so huge, they do best with older children. They do need to be exercised a lot and have a lot of room.

Health issues: Obesity is something that needs to be watched out for in this breed. Other things to be mindful of eye problems and heart complications that are common for a Boxador.

Overall: Boxadors are great for families who want a huge dog and are willing to play and exercise a lot with him or her. A big yard and free time are required to properly take care of a dog of this mix breed.

4. Boxer + English Bulldog: Bull-Boxer or Valley Bulldog

Bull-Boxer or the Valley Bulldog is what you get when you mix the Boxer with an English Bulldog. These pups are adorable and loveable.

WeightHeightLife
Expectancy
SheddingTemperament
Boxer
English
Bulldog


40 – 70 lbs14 – 18 in9 – 14 yearsSeasonal/
Moderate
Loyal,
Calm

Information gathered from 101dogbreeds.com

Appearance: Bull-Boxers are adorable. They tend to have the wrinkles of the Bulldog. They also are muscular in build. Some may look a little chubby, taking more after the Bulldog.

Ears will be droopy and can be clipped. Bull-Boxers usually have dark eyes and broad chest, as well as a “smushed” face.

Coats are short and usually more than one color. Most fur coats are a mix of two or more of these colors; white, black, tan, white, or fawn.

The size of a Bull-Boxer will really depend on what parent he or she resembles most. Some will look like a tall bulldog or a short Boxer, or almost as tall as a regular Boxer. There’s no way to tell in advance.

Personality: The personality of a Valley Bulldog is the most appealing part of this breed. They are such good and obedient dogs, perfect for watching over a family.

They are calm and not super high-energy. They do like to bark and goof-off, so some patience is needed. Through training, behavior problems are usually taken care of, but some Bull-Boxers can be aggressive.

They are indoor dogs that love to be loved, so make sure you give yours lots of attention.

Health issues: You have probably guessed by now that there are definitely some obesity problems that occur frequently with Boxers. The Bull-Boxer is no different. It might be even more of a concern with this mix.

You should also be aware of some other problems like hip dysplasia and cancer.

Try to feed your dog good food, and get them good exercise. Regular check-ups can help you get ahead of any problems that occur.

Overall: Bull-Boxers are great for families who want a calm and loving indoor dog. This dog would be good for people who can’t take care of a giant pup or one that is bursting out the seams with energy.

5. Boxer + Boston Terrier: Miniature Boxer

These to parents make a pretty puppy, a dog who stays small forever. That’s why these mixed-breed pups are called Miniature Boxers.

WeightHeightLife
Expectancy
SheddingTemperament
Boxer/
Boston
Terrier


25 – 55
lbs
15 – 22 in12 – 15
years
ModerateFriendly,
loyal

Information gathered from howtotrainthedog.com

Appearance: Mini-Boxers often look like they are just smaller Boxers, with less square heads. Normal features include those floppy ears, muscular build, black nose, and dark eyes.

They have short coats that are black, white, brown or fawn. Since one of the parents is the shorter terrier, most of the dogs will be small to medium size, around 35 – 35 lbs, with some variation.

Breeders typically try to make the dog as small as possible, so you can find a pretty small Mini-Boxer that is more manageable for a lot of people.

Personality: Mini-Boxers make for good watchdogs because they are intelligent and cautious of strangers. They form great bonds with owners that make them really good with families.

They are social creatures and can get along with anyone. Make sure you train a Mini-Boxer well to get rid of aggressive tendencies or stubbornness.

Health issues: Parents struggle with eye and heart problems. They sometimes have difficulties in super hot weather so watch for signs of heatstroke or exhaustion in the summer months. Sometimes, “mini-breeds” are not bred ethically. Breeders might take an unhealthy runt and pass on some not-so-great traits. So, be sure to get all the information you can.

Overall: Mini-Boxers are good companions for those who want a Boxer but can’t handle all the energy and size of a purebred one. They also don’t eat as much and are very smart.

If you would like to learn more about Mini Boxer, you can click here to read my full article on the mix, right here on Emborapets!

Things that Boxer Mixed Breeds Share

When it comes to predicting what your mix breed will look like or be like, the best thing to do is to look at the parents. If you are trying to figure out if a Boxer mix is good for you and your family, you need to figure out if you like the traits a Boxer shows.

Appearance

  • Dark Eyes
  • Strong Build
  • Short Coat – Brown, Fawn, Brindle
  • Droopy Ears – Can Be Cropped
  • Square Head
  • Medium to Large in Size
  • Black Muzzle
  • Slight Underbite
  • Black Nose

Temperament

  • Active
  • Wary of Strangers
  • Loyal
  • Loving – Great Cuddle Buddies
  • Happy
  • Energetic
  • Playful
  • Intelligent

Boxers like to cuddle and be around family. They are known as Peter Pan dogs because they have a lasting childlike-energy throughout their lives.

Although they love to love, Boxers can make for good work dogs and will definitely protect the family. If you want a big dog who likes to play Boxers are excellent.

Other Boxer Mixes

There are more Boxer mixed breeds that we didn’t talk about on this list. In fact, there are a lot.

Here are more of the most popular mixes:

  • Boxer + Akita
  • Boxer + Pit Bull
  • Boxer + Australian Shepherd
  • Boxer + Blue Heeler
  • Boxer +Chihuahua
  • Boxer + Dalmation
  • Boxer + German Shepherd
  • Boxer + Great Dane
  • Boxer + Golden Retriever
  • Boxer + Mastiff
  • Boxer + Poodle
  • Boxer + Husky
  • Boxer + Pug

If you would like to look at a full list of Boxer mix breeds, you can click here.

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