- Getting to Know The Boxer Breed
- History of Boxer Mixed Breeds
- Top 30 Most Popular Boxer Mixes
- 1. Boxer Labrador Retriever Mix (Boxador)
- 2. Boxer German Shepherd Mix (Boxer Shepherd)
- 3. Boxer Dalmatian Mix (Boxmation)
- 4. Boxer Beagle Mix (Boxel)
- 5. Boxer Mastiff Mix (Boxmas)
- 6. Boxer Husky Mix (Boxsky)
- 7. Boxer American Bulldog Mix (Bulloxer)
- 8. Boxer Fox Terrier Mix
- 9. Boxer Boston Terrier Mix (Miniature Boxer)
- 10. Boxer Rottweiler Mix (Boxweiler)
- 11. Boxer Great Dane Mix (Boxane)
- 12. Boxer Poodle Mix ( Boxerdoodle or Boxerpoo)
- 13. Boxer Weimeraner Mix (Boweimer)
- 14. Boxer Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix
- 15. Boxer Corgi Mix
- 16. Boxer Pug Mix (Boxapug or Poxer)
- 17. Boxer Hound Mix (Boxset)
- 18. Boxer English Bulldog Mix (Bullboxer or Valley Bulldog)
- 19. Boxer Jack Russell Terrier Mix
- 20. Boxer Australian Shepherd Mix (Australian Boxherd)
- 21. Boxer Golden Retriever Mix (Golden Boxer)
- 22. Boxer Border Collie Mix (Boxollie)
- 23. Boxer Catahoula Mix
- 24. Boxer Pitbull Mix (Pitoxer or American Bullboxer)
- 25. Boxer Akita Mix (Boxita)
- 26. Boxer Cane Corso Mix (Cane Corxer)
- 27. Boxer English Springer Spaniel Mix (Boxspring)
- 28. Boxer Pointer Mix (Boxapoint)
- 29. Boxer St.Bernard Mix (Saint Berxer)
- 30. Boxer Doberman Mix (Boxerman)
- Final Thoughts
Choosing a dog breed takes careful consideration and research. Not every dog breed is suitable for your home or family life. Some dogs are great for apartments, and others need room to roam. Some dogs are not happy unless they have a job to do and others are happy just to be near you. It’s extremely important to match the breed to your lifestyle.
Boxer dogs are one of the popular breeds that have high owner loyalty. If you’re a Boxer fan and are also considering other breeds of dogs, you may also be interested in these Boxer mixes that carry the traits and personalities of Boxers and other great dog breeds you love.
Mixed breeds will often get the best of both breeds and have a hybrid vigor that makes them healthier and longer-lived than purebred dogs. They’re often more readily available and more affordable as well. Take a look at these crossbred dogs before you adopt your next pup.
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Getting to Know The Boxer Breed
The Boxer has long been a favorite of dog owners. From celebrities of Hollywood’s Golden Age such as Marilyn Monroe, Bogart, and Bacall, to today’s well-known actors and singers such as Kim Kardashian, Justin Timberlake, Cameron Diaz, and Jennifer Lopez; one thing they all have in common is, they all love their Boxer dogs.
Boxers are smart, energetic, loyal, and protective and have huge personalities. They are wonderful family dogs and make excellent guardians of home and property. They are smart and quite fearless. On the whole, they are friendly and easy to train because they are devoted to their owner, and are incredibly eager to please. They are a high drive dog and as such need a great deal of exercise. These dogs are not normally aggressive, but if they are penned up too long without regular exercise they can become so. Breeders take that into consideration when they cross this breed with others to introduce more sedate and calm breeds with the hope they will be passed on to the next generation of Boxer Mixes.
|Popularity||11th of 196 according to AKC|
|Life Span||10-12 years|
|Temperament||Friendly, brave, energetic, playful|
|Height/Weight||21”-25” at the shoulder and 60-70 Pounds (males are heavier).|
|Coat Color||White, Fawn, Brindle, Fawn w/White, Brindle w/White|
|Good In an Apartment?||Yes (with regular exercise and discipline)|
|Barking||Yes, with a reason|
|Good With Children?||Yes, devoted and playful|
|Exercise Needs||High – 2+ Hours per day|
|Grooming Needs||Low – brush weekly, bathe monthly|
|Good With Other Pets?||Yes – If properly socialized|
|Health Issues?||Heart, Thyroid, Hip Dysplasia, Gastric|
|Puppy Price||$800 -$2,000|
History of Boxer Mixed Breeds
The question comes to mind, “If Boxers are such a great breed, why mix them with another?”
It’s a valid question and historically Boxers have been very popular. Purebred dogs are very expensive and some breeds are prone to health issues. Crossing a purebred Boxer with another breed can create a hybrid that not only improves health and life expectancy, but breeders also hope that the cross will be the “next big thing” in the designer dog world. Remember Labradoodles?
The truth is, historically, many of these crosses were simply happy accidents and when the result was a nice hybrid cross, the breeding was repeated. Introducing other breeds into the mix can help to temper some of the Boxer’s high energy and is said to give the mixed breed dogs the best of both breeds.
Top 30 Most Popular Boxer Mixes
Not all Boxer mises are created equal. We’ll help you choose the best Boxer mix to fill your heart and life.
|1. Boxer Labrador Retriever (Boxador)||Both breeds are loving and playful. This cross gives you a devoted and sweet family dog who is a little bit calmer than a purebred Boxer.|
|2. Boxer German Shepherd||This mixed breed is a loyal guardian with the size and protective instinct to back it up. These dogs need exercise and do well with consistent obedience training|
|3. Boxer Dalmatian (Boxmation)||Both of these dogs are fun-loving and devoted. This cross gives you a visually stunning dog that is smart, playful and loyal.|
|4. Boxer Beagle (Boxel)||The Boxel brings the stoutness and muscular athleticism of both breeds along with a playful and friendly personality. These dogs crave human interaction and love exercise and activity.|
|5. Boxer Mastiff (Boxmas)||The addition of the Mastiff adds size and more of a protective drive. A Boxmas is a loyal and devoted protector of home and family.|
|6. Boxer Husky (Boxsky)||Energetic and playful, the Boxsky is a great family dog, quite loyal and devoted. They are energetic and love to run.|
|7. Boxer American Bulldog (Bulloxer)||The result of this cross is a thicker, larger, and more muscular dog. These dogs need socialization and obedience training. They are smart and loyal.|
|8. Boxer Fox Terrier Mix||Both Terriers and Boxers are high energy and fun-loving. This cross gives you the best of both breeds. Make sure your yard is secure, they can jump very high!|
|9. Boxer Boston Terrier (Miniature Boxer)||These dogs are simply a scaled-down version of the basic Boxer dog. They are friendly and affectionate while still being a bit protective of their people.|
|10. Boxer Rottweiler (Boxweiler)||Loyal and protective, this large dog needs plenty of space to move and a secure yard to play in. This is a dog that will keep you and your family feeling safe!|
|11. Boxer Great Dane (Boxane)||The Boxane is the best of both breeds. The larger dog infuses the mix with a more relaxed and friendly attitude, while still retaining the fun and goofy personality of the Boxer.|
|12. Boxer Poodle ( Boxerdoodle or Boxerpoo)||Boxerdoodles are bright and intelligent with a lighter build and medium size. They can also be hypoallergenic which is a plus for a family pet.|
|13. Boxer Weimeraner (Boweimer)||This crossbreed is a larger slender dog that takes after the Weimeraner in body type. Energetic and fun-loving, they are devoted companions that are easy to train.|
|14. Boxer Rhodesian Ridgeback||The result of this pairing is a medium-sized dog that makes a great family companion. They are confident, friendly, and energetic.|
|15. Boxer Corgi||This cross often results in an energetic dog with a herding instinct. Playful and obedient.|
|16. Boxer Pug (Boxapug)||Small to medium-sized dog that has the best of both breeds. Loyal and personable, also protective and devoted. Great with children.|
|17. Boxer Hound (Boxet)||The result of this pairing is one of the new “Designer Dogs” Boxets are loyal companions on the medium to large size. They are good family dogs.|
|18. Boxer English Bulldog (Bullboxer)||Short and stocky, these muscular dogs are energetic, active, and smart. They are loyal and dedicated companions.|
|19. Boxer Jack Russell Terrier||Both breeds in this pairing are working dogs, so your Terrier and Boxer cross is happiest with a job to do. They are playful and loyal with a goofy, funny personality.|
|20. Boxer Australian Shepherd||This cross makes for an energetic, fun-loving, and devoted companion dog of medium size. The Australian has great color genetics so your dog will have interesting and unique coloring.|
|21. Boxer Golden Retriever (Goldenboxer)||This mixed breed is going to be a larger dog with athleticism and a love of play. These are great companion dogs that excel in trick training and agility.|
|22. Boxer Border Collie (Boxollie)||This cross yields an athletic and loving dog. These dogs are very people-oriented, loving, and devoted.|
|23. Boxer Catahoula||This is an athletic and energetic dog that loves to work. They are protective and friendly with their people. They may have unusual coloring.|
|24. Boxer Pitbull (Pitoxer)||This dog is the perfect combination of a friendly and devoted companion and a protective and assertive guardian. Pitoxers can be aggressive if not properly socialized and trained.|
|25. Boxer Akita (Boxita)||Boxitas will be a fun and energetic companion. They are on the larger side, great with kids and love to play.|
|26. Boxer Can Corso (Cane Corxer)||This cross gives you a friendly and devoted dog that is energetic and extremely protective. You will feel very safe with a Cane Corxer.|
|27. Boxer Springer Spaniel (Boxspring)||Boxspring us a clever name for a clever dog, these medium-sized dogs are intelligent, loving, and devoted family members.|
|28. Boxer Pointer||This cross requires patience and good obedience training. They are sweet and friendly dogs but take time to mature. Good training and socialization is a must.|
|29. Boxer St.Bernard (Saint Boxer)||The result of this pairing is a larger dog with a lower energy level than the Boxer is known for. They are sweet and loving companion dogs.|
|30. Boxer Doberman||This is a handsome athletic large dog that is quite trainable and makes a wonderful guard or watchdog. Devoted and protective.|
For a wonderful family dog, I recommend Boxador or Goldenboxer. Both of these are the product of two very popular breeds and get the best of both in pairing them together.
For a great working dog, farm, or ranch buddy, I recommend the Boxer Pointer or Boxherd. Either of these two crossbred dogs are wonderful to have out in the country where they are great companions and working partners.
For the more sedate indoor companion, I recommend the Miniature Boxer or the Boxapug as a couch potato snuggle dog.
1. Boxer Labrador Retriever Mix (Boxador)
|Temperament||Sweet and loving|
|Average Height||21-25 inches|
|Average Weight||Females 50-70 Males 55-80|
The Boxador is one of the more popular Boxer mixes. They are adorable puppies that have a lot of bouncy energy. They love to play and are quick to learn so they take well to training. This is a dog that’s eager to please but needs to learn how to harness that puppy energy so that it can focus on the task at hand. They do very well with positive reinforcement training. If you are willing to put the time in, your puppy can mature into a fine family dog.
Boxadors inherit a social personality from their Lab side, so they make great family dogs either as the only dog or as part of a multi-pet household. They are easily socialized, so they do very well in obedience classes and in working dog trials. They are friendly to outsiders and can also be quite protective over their family and pack.
Boxadors also inherit a more calm demeanor from the Lab side and will mature into a fun-loving dog with moderate exercise requirements and a well-behaved dog when in the house with family. These are great dogs to own if you have children in the home. They will give hours of play and companionship while keeping a watchful eye on the kids.
Read the full article: Boxer Lab Mix (Boxador): A Goofy and Devoted Family Dog
2. Boxer German Shepherd Mix (Boxer Shepherd)
|Temperament||Loyal, friendly, protective|
|Average Weight||Up to 70 pounds|
The Boxer Shepherd is a great cross of two of the most popular breeds of dogs. They are very cute puppies that grow very fast. A Boxer Shepherd can reach his maximum weight of 70 pounds within the first year of life. Be prepared to have a very big puppy. The downside to this is that their bodies often grow faster than their intellect, and unless you put in a great deal of time and training with your pup, you can end up with a large, unmanageable puppy that doesn’t know right from wrong.
Boxer Shepherds have a lot of energy, require a great deal of exercise, and should never be left out in a yard on their own. Both Boxers and Shepherds need to be with their person and do not thrive when left on their own. They do very well as protection or guard dogs, with the proper training and socialization. A Boxer Shepherd that does not receive this care and training may become aggressive, bark, dig or chew and become generally destructive. They need to have daily exercise and guided obedience work in order to become healthy and well-behaved canine citizens.
Boxer Shepherds are loving and loyal and make excellent family dogs for an active, outdoorsy-type family. If you want a dog to go hiking, biking or running with, the Boxer Shepherd is a great dog for you. If they are given proper exercise and training, Boxer Shepherds can be calm and well-behaved indoors and will become much-loved and valued members of the family.
Read the full article: Must-Know Facts About the Upcoming German Shepherd Boxer Mix
3. Boxer Dalmatian Mix (Boxmation)
|Temperament||Affectionate, loyal, protective, and smart|
|Average Height||19-25 inches|
|Average Weight||50-90 pounds|
The Boxmatian is a great cross that brings the best of both breeds together resulting in an energetic and smart dog that is both loyal and protective and beautiful to look at. Boxmatians are large dogs that keep their puppy ways well into their 3rd year, and beyond, in some cases. They grow into their mature bodies long before losing their puppy sensibilities. This makes them cute and fun as they are energetic and naturally curious. It also means that they need a great deal of time and effort put into training them and helping them to mature into solid canine citizens.
Depending upon which dog parent your Boxmatian takes after, your dog could be playful and goofy, or more sedate and companionable. This is a great dog for an active family or single person who loves to hike or run. These large breed dogs need regular exercise, as well as interaction with their owners. They are bred to be both working dogs and companions so they require lots of socialization and time. A home with a yard is a must as they need room to move and something to focus on.
Boxmatians are smart and trainable, they crave interaction with their owners and may suffer from separation anxiety if left alone too long. These are large dogs with large personalities. Owning one is a lot like bringing a child into your home. Keep them busy and interact with them and you will have a wonderful family dog that is a joy to own.
4. Boxer Beagle Mix (Boxel)
|Temperament||Energetic, affectionate, and loyal|
|Average Height||13-30 inches|
|Average Weight||20-80 pounds|
The Boxel or Bogle is an interesting mix of the two breeds. They can vary greatly in size, and resemble either parent with coat color and face shape. Personality-wise, Boxels are “Velcro” dogs. They are affectionate and devoted to their owners and make great dogs for families or singles who are energetic and active. They are both intelligent, and trainable.
Boxels take very well to scent-training and retrieving as both their parent breeds were originally bred as working dogs. They have fun and goofy personalities and will keep you and your family entertained with their antics. They are not recommended for families with small children as they are not the most patient of the mixed breeds. They would be fine in a family with older children who know how to handle a pet.
The Boxel is a dog that needs a great deal of exercise and room to move. They are not well-suited to small space living and will thrive with a fenced yard to run around and play in. You must be sure your yard is secure because your Boxel may catch a scent and be off on an adventure if you don’t! Boxels make excellent watchdogs and they are barkers. Keep that in mind when choosing your dog. You will always be alerted when someone is coming to your home. They have a muscular and powerful build, especially for their smaller stature, and can pose an intimidating threat to trespassers. With proper training and socialization, these great dogs can live a long and healthy life.
5. Boxer Mastiff Mix (Boxmas)
|Temperament||Devoted and good-natured, protective|
|Average Height||21-36 inches|
|Average Weight||65-170 pounds|
Boxmas takes the fun, playful nature of the Boxer and, when crossed with the Mastiff, scales it up into a giant lovable pooch that would protect and defend home and property with his very life. They vary in size but can top out at 3 feet tall and nearly two hundred pounds! The cute puppy you bring home can conceivably grow up to be bigger than you! Training is imperative while your dog is still young and manageable so that by the time he’s grown, he will be an obedient and calm companion.
These dogs grow fast, they require a good deal of exercise, but make your sessions short and sweet. Dogs like the Boxmas need time for their joints to close. Too much vigorous exercise or jumping (even up and downstairs), can do permanent damage to your dog. You also need to provide your Boxmas with good nutrition to support this growth process. Your Veterinarian will advise you on the best food and exercise regimen for your Boxmas.
These huge dogs are not for everyone. If you’re considering a Boxmas as a family pet, be aware that this is a dog who needs special care as a puppy and a great deal of time and attention to help him mature into a trustworthy and reliable companion. Boxmas is a great dog with a huge personality that matches his size and stature. He loves to play and will keep you smiling. With proper training and socialization, he will be your most devoted companion and protector of your person and property.
6. Boxer Husky Mix (Boxsky)
|Lifespan||12 – 14 years|
|Temperament||Loyal, protective and energetic|
|Average Height||20-35 inches|
|Average Weight||35-75 pounds|
|Trainability||Difficult and challenging|
The cross of the Boxer and Husky results in a medium to a large-sized dog that can have dominant facial and color characteristics of either breed or a mixture of both. The ice blue eyes of a Husky are often dominant in the Boxsky. They can have a floppy or pricked ears. They are interesting and unique looking, to say the least.. The same could be said of the personality traits of this rather rare mix. Boxsky generally needs more grooming than a Boxer does. The deep undercoat of the Husky gives your Boxsky a thicker coat that sheds and requires some regular brushing.
Temperament-wise, the Boxsky is a smart and independent dog for the most part. He is not going to be as needy as your purebred Boxer. This can read as stubbornness in some dogs, and makes the Boxsky a challenge to train. The incentives and strategies you use in training other dogs do not necessarily work for this mix. It’s recommended that you start early with training and socialization and expect to apply a lot of time and patience with your Boxsky.
If you have room for him to run, give him lots of exercise and guidance, you can end up with a well-mannered and social dog, that will be a credit to your persistence.
Boxskys are loving companions and affectionate towards their person. They are also alert and fiercely protective. They can become predatory towards neighborhood cats and small dogs if you fail to socialize them. You must have a securely fenced yard for your Boxsky because he loves to run! Remember that Huskies were bred to be working dogs, same as the Boxer, which gives this cross energy to burn and a desire to roam and run. Give him what he needs and he will be a wonderful companion and pet.
7. Boxer American Bulldog Mix (Bulloxer)
|Temperament||Curious, alert , calm and affectionate|
|Average Height||22-27 inches|
|Average Weight||70-90 pounds|
|Trainability||Moderate , can be stubborn|
The Bulloxer is a Boxer crossed with an American Bulldog, not to be confused with the “Bull Boxer” which is the English Bulldog equivalent. Bulloxers are strong and sturdy dogs that are thick and muscular. They are affectionate and friendly and make a wonderful family dog. They are also alert and watchful, taking protective responsibility for home and property.
Bulloxers can grow up to be surprisingly strong, so it’s recommended that you take your Bulloxer in for early puppy training to put him on the path to obedience work in the future. This mix is the product of two working breeds so it’s not surprising that the Bulloxer thrives best when he has a job to do. You need to invest time with your young Bulloxer to help him learn to be a good canine companion. He can be a bit stubborn, so you need to be patient. These dogs work well with positive reinforcement training. Keep your Bulloxer busy and tired. A tired dog is a good dog. Give him plenty of exercises and a low-fat nutritious diet. These dogs easily become overweight so you want to manage that with quality nutrition and regular exercise.
Your Bulloxer will show you his funny and goofy personality at every opportunity, so creating a good work ethic is important, as well as encouraging his playful, fun side. If you give this dog what he needs, you will find him a loving and devoted companion and valued family member.
8. Boxer Fox Terrier Mix
|Temperament||Loyal, loving, and affectionate|
|Average Height||18-25 inches|
|Average Weight||20-45 pounds|
The Boxer/Fox Terrier is a fairly rare cross in that the product of this mix gets a lot of its size and mass from the Boxer. Fox Terriers are generally solidly built but more petite. Your crossbred dog will be taller and more muscular than its Terrier parent. These dogs can also inherit the wiry hair of the Fox Terrier giving your mixed breed dog an interesting look. They also come in all color combinations with white and color, or solid coats.
This is a dog with a high prey drive that needs a great deal of exercise as well as mental stimulation. These dogs love to work and make great mousers and ratters. They also make loving companions and great family dogs. They prefer to be the only dog, but if socialized early and well, can live in homes with other pets without issue.
The Boxer/Terrier cross can be easily trained, they are quick to learn and love to please. They also make excellent family dogs, are very loving and affectionate with their chosen people. They are watchful and will sound the alarm at the approach of visitors or other family members. This is a dog you can snuggle with and play with too. They love to go to work, but they also (like their Boxer), can be quite needy and should not be left too long on their own. They can develop serious separation anxiety when left alone too often. This needs to be considered when choosing your Boxer/Fox Terrier mix. If you do not have the time to spend working with or exercising your dog, this may not be a good fit for you.
9. Boxer Boston Terrier Mix (Miniature Boxer)
|Temperament||Gentle, affectionate and loving|
|Average Height||15-22 inches|
|Average Weight||25-55 pounds|
|Exercise Needs||Moderate to high|
The cross between a Boxer and a Boston Terrier creates a Miniature Boxer. This adorable pup will turn into a solidly built, muscular dog either medium-sized or smaller. Miniature Boxers take the best of both canine parents and are affectionate, sweet, gentle, and yet have a protective feeling for their people and property. These dogs have generally calm personalities and make wonderful family pets. They are great in small spaces and also love to have a big yard to play in.
Mini Boxers love people and do well with other family pets when properly socialized. Like their Boxer half, the Mini Boxer can be needy when it comes to giving and receiving affection. They love to be with their person or family and require a lot of loving attention to keep them well-balanced and happy. This is not a dog to leave outdoors or alone for too long. They will develop severe separation anxiety when this happens. It can manifest in barking, chewing, or digging. If you don’t expect to have a lot of time to be with your dog, this is probably not the mixed breed for you.
Mini Boxers are intelligent and willing dogs. This makes them easy to train and fun to have around. For a small -to- medium-sized dog, your Mini Boxer has a large personality. They are funny, playful, clownish, and cute. They can also be snuggly and sweet and want nothing more than to be near you, touching you, or laying near your feet. The Mini Boxer is a welcome addition to any family as it gets along well with other dogs and cats in the household. They make excellent family house pets.
10. Boxer Rottweiler Mix (Boxweiler)
|Temperament||Active, loyal and protective|
|Average Height||21-27 inches|
|Average Weight||70-100 pounds|
The Boxweiler is a large dog with a large heart. He can be the friendliest, and sweetest dog when properly brought up and socialized. Puppy obedience is important for these dogs because they need to have excellent obedience and self-control at an early age. This dog will grow to be very large and if not properly trained can become aggressive and unmanageable due to his size and protective feelings towards his home, person and property. This is a big dog with a lot of energy that thrives when he has a job to do. He’s bred to be a working dog.
Boxweilers grow large very quickly so you need to give your dog quality nutrition designed for large breeds. This will give him the additional vitamins and minerals he needs to protect his joints and promote healthy growth. He also needs regular exercise to keep his energy level managed. He loves to play ball and interact with his person, and in this case, a tired dog is a good dog. If his needs are being met both socially and physically, the Boxweiler will be an excellent family dog and companion who will come inside and snuggle with the kids.
Boxweilers do well when they are the only dog in the household. With proper introduction and socialization, this dog can get along with other pets such as cats. They prefer the company of their owners to that of other dogs, and might remain aloof from other animals in the home. Boxweiler is a watchful and alert guardian. He will be sure to let you know if anyone approaches your home or family. This is bound to be a popular hybrid mix.
11. Boxer Great Dane Mix (Boxane)
|Temperament||Friendly, sensitive, and energetic|
|Average Weight||75-150 pounds|
The Boxane is another mix that carries the best of both breeds. The product of this cross of Boxer and Great Dane yields one of the largest of the designer dogs. He retains the playful and goofy, fun personality of his Boxer parent. Receiving a friendly and more sensitive temperament coming from the Great Dane. This is a dog that loves to be with you.
This is a dog that needs room to move and so is not suitable for small space living. The Boxane needs owner interaction and does not do well being left alone in a yard and certainly should not be crated regularly for many hours at a time. He’s a sensitive dog who needs to be with his people and can develop separation anxiety if left on his own. If you choose to take on this giant lovable pooch, be aware that he’s going to take a lot of time, training, socialization, and food.
Boxanes can become aggressive to other dogs if not properly socialized. Due to his rapid growth and large size, it is recommended that you get your Boxane into puppy classes early to begin obedience training. This way you will have a handle on your dog before he becomes too large and strong to control. This dog is a sweet and loving family dog but can become excited and may jump up or knock down smaller children. This should be taken into consideration before you bring home that adorable Boxane puppy. He may grow as large as an adult human before he’s through!
12. Boxer Poodle Mix ( Boxerdoodle or Boxerpoo)
|Temperament||Friendly, loyal and loving|
|Average Height||10-35 inches depending upon Poodle size|
|Average Weight||12-70 pounds depending upon Poodle size|
One of the newer “designer dogs”, the Boxerdoodle, or Boxerpoo is a unique combination of the two breeds. From the Boxer parent, he gets a stout and muscular build, working dog sensibilities, and energy. From his Poodle parent, depending on size, he gets his smaller stature, and water-resistant curly coat that in many cases is hypoallergenic.
He is an intelligent, trainable, and friendly dog that excels at guardian duties and makes him a great therapy dog prospect. Training the Boxerpoo is intensive and rewarding. These are dogs that are exceptionally trainable when you put in the time with them. They are quite sensitive and do not learn well by harsh treatment. Instead, a reward-based system is a path to success.
Boxerpoos make great family dogs and are lovable towards children. They do require a lot of regular exercises and need a place to run. If you want to keep this dog in an apartment or other small living space, be prepared to take long walks/runs with him daily. He can become pent up and anxious if not given enough exercise and may bark, dig or chew out of boredom or anxiety.
If you are part of an active family that wants a dog who can keep up, the Boxerpoo will make a great addition to your pack.
13. Boxer Weimeraner Mix (Boweimer)
|Temperament||Loving, wary of strangers|
|Average Height||38-42 inches|
|Average Weight||70-80 pounds|
The Boweimer cross gets a great deal of his body type and color from the Weimeraner parent. These dogs are usually tall and leggy with the head shape and ears of the Weimeraner. They do end up with the foreshortened muzzle of the Boxer and inherit the energy level and emotional needs as well. These dogs require a great deal of attention from their owner and are rarely content to be left out of the family circle. Boweimers who are left alone are easily bored and may develop bad habits such as excessive barking, digging, or chewing.
Boweimers are quite intelligent and trainable. They make excellent family dogs and are good with children. They are protective of their charges and wary of strangers which makes them excellent watchdogs who will bark and sound the alarm. Your Boweimer will grow quite large so it’s important for you to educate him with puppy obedience classes and keep up on his training so that he is never a threat to others. 80 pounds of muscular dog can be a lot to handle so keep this in mind when you’re deciding if this is the designer dog for you.
Your Boweimer will need regular daily exercise and is an ideal pet for an active family. Take this dog hiking, biking or running and work him on obedience daily. For high-energy breeds, a tired dog is a good dog, so you must be willing to put in the time to help your dog meet all of his mental and physical requirements. Do this and you will have a wonderful, sweet, and loving family member.
14. Boxer Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix
|Temperament||Active, loyal and protective|
|Average Height||22-27 inches|
|Average Weight||55 -80 pounds , females are smaller|
The Boxer/Rhodesian Ridgeback cross creates the best of both breeds in the mix. This is a working dog to the core. He loves his person and will protect home and property fearlessly. He’s a good-sized, muscled dog that is strong and stout. Rhodesian Boxers have active and friendly personalities. This is a dog that will work for you all day then want to cuddle up next to you on the couch for a snuggle. He doesn’t know he’s too large to be a lap dog, and will get as close as possible.
Training this dog takes dedication and patience. He’s not a dog that will respond well to harsh training methods. The Boxer Rhodesian Ridgeback does well with positive reinforcement such as clicker training and treats. It is important that he get obedience training early because he will grow to be a strong and muscular dog which can be hard to manage without controls in place.
Once this dog bonds with you, you are chosen and he will protect you with his very life. He’s an easy keeper, needing little in the way of grooming and his short coat makes him popular for lack of shedding. He thrives best in a home where he is allowed to be a part of the family and has a lot of attention and interaction lavished upon him. He needs a job to do and someone to love him, and he is going to be a great family dog.
15. Boxer Corgi Mix
|Lifespan||10 -13 years|
|Temperament||Loyal, friendly and fun-loving|
|Average Height||21-25 inches|
|Average Weight||30- 60 pounds (females are smaller)|
This is one of the newer designer dog mixes and as such, there is not a lot of information out there regarding Boxer/Corgi crosses. Corgi’s suffer from dog dwarfism, This accounts for the stubby legs and long, low body of the Corgi breed. Corgi’s are working dogs, and when crossed with another working dog breed in the Boxer, you get an energetic and fun dog that is nothing less than unique and adorable.
This is a herding/working dog that thrives when he has a job to do. Give your Boxer Corgi some foundation in obedience, and you will have a dog that can become a well-behaved member of the family. These dogs are fearless, friendly, and love to interact at work or play with their person. This is a dog that requires regular exercise and mental stimulation to stay well-balanced and happy.
The Boxer Corgi can live in a small space, they are medium-sized dogs that don’t shed too much. With obedience training, they can learn to settle and be well behaved indoors. They are high energy and love to play so don’t keep your Boxer Corgi cooped up in a crate or in an apartment. Make sure he gets plenty of room to move and lots of playtime with you.
The Boxer Corgi makes an excellent family dog, loves children, and loves attention. They take after their Boxer parent in being somewhat emotionally needy and being with the family makes them feel secure and loved.
16. Boxer Pug Mix (Boxapug or Poxer)
|Temperament||Watchful, fun, friendly and energetic|
|Average Height||14-21 inches|
|Average Weight||18-27 pounds|
The Boxapug or Poxer is a small to medium-sized dog with a friendly and outgoing personality that takes the goofy and fun antics of the Boxer parent and adds the quirkiness of the Pug. These dogs are wonderful companions, good for small space living, and are great guardian dogs despite their small stature.
The bright and engaging nature of the Poxer will surely win over anyone who loves cute dogs, and let’s face it, who doesn’t? This is a dog that loves to interact with people, play, and then snuggle down and be a cozy lapdog for the rest of the day. Exercise demands for this designer pooch are moderate. Walking daily and some mental stimulation and play will keep your dog happy and well-balanced.
These dogs are great family dogs for families with older children. Small kids might be too rough on them. They do well with cats and other house pets and like having other dogs around as well. Early socialization and obedience training will benefit this mixed breed and help the Poxer to accept other people and animals without aggression or possessiveness.
Those who love Pugs and Boxers, will love this hybrid that gives the best of both breeds. There are some health issues that can be problematic with this cross, so be aware of any health problems that may arise and make sure that regular veterinary care is in your plan with the Boxapug.
17. Boxer Hound Mix (Boxset)
|Temperament||Loyal, calm, and cuddly|
|Average Height||16-19 inches|
|Average Weight||45-65 pounds|
|Trainability||Difficult and challenging|
The Boxer/Basset Hound mix or Boxset is an unusual mix of the two parent breeds. While the Boxer is highly energetic and emotionally needy, the product of this mix can often take after the Basset parent. The result is a much more calm and sedate, emotionally independent dog that loves nothing more than to hang out and snuggle with his person. He is loyal and affectionate on his own terms and makes a great companion for a single or senior that has a quiet home life. This is a medium-sized muscular dog that may have the ears of either parent breed, and a stout and solid physique.
Your Boxset will need early socialization and obedience training. He has an independent (some may say, stubborn), streak and can be resistant in training. He is definitely food motivated so positive reinforcement with treats and a great deal of patience is needed to get the training to “stick”. As a hound mix, he may be a slave to his nose, and therefore you need to have good recall and obedience training or he may catch a scent and follow it out of reach.
This dog is a wonderful companion and happy to be a couch potato and simply hang around with his person. Avoid overfeeding the Boxset because his lower activity levels will make it easy for him to become overweight. Good nutrition from a high-quality dog food and moderate exercise daily will make him a healthy and emotionally well-balanced dog that will be a pleasure to own.
18. Boxer English Bulldog Mix (Bullboxer or Valley Bulldog)
|Temperament||Loyal, affectionate, and smart|
|Average Height||12-25 inches|
|Average Weight||50-125 ponds|
The Bullboxer, or Valley Bulldog is a wonderful cross between two dogs that have a history of being both working and fighting dogs. Now that those tendencies are bred out of them, the Bullboxer cross is a wonderful, loving smart, and loyal family dog. They are stout and muscular, with the same coat color variations as their parent breeds, and fall into a medium-size category but are still a heavyweight, solid designer dog.
This cross is not aggressive by nature, but fun-loving and loyal. They are protective of home and property but are trustworthy and safe with kids. A very good family dog, that, with obedience and socialization, will make excellent pets. These are energetic dogs so you do need to be careful around small children that might get knocked over. Bullboxers grow to be quite strong and heavy, so it’s important that they get a good foundation of obedience training and mental stimulation through play. You want to have a well-mannered and well-socialized dog that you can feel confident in taking out into the world to meet people and other dogs.
This is a dog that loves to play, he loves to move, so a large, secure yard is a must. These dogs don’t do well in small spaces unless they are given a great deal of exercise and mental stimulation. If they are allowed to get bored or are left too much on their own, they may become aggressive, or destroyed due to separation anxiety. Keep this in mind when you are considering a Bullboxer as a pet. Active families or singles who love to hike, run, or bike makes excellent homes for the Bullboxer.
19. Boxer Jack Russell Terrier Mix
|Temperament||Active, social, protective|
|Average Height||10-25 inches|
|Average Weight||25-75 pounds|
The Jack Russell/ Boxer cross has some of the best of both breeds wrapped up in a medium-sized, active and fun-loving dog that is smart and social. This is a dog with a high prey drive that loves to have a job to do. He thrives on plenty of exercises and mental stimulation through play and games.
This is an intelligent dog that needs to be with his person or family. This dog will not do well left alone in a yard or house for too long. He can develop separation anxiety that can manifest itself in barking, chewing, or digging. This dog needs a secure yard to run around in. He is bred as a working dog, so having a job to do is the best for his mental and emotional health.
He can be social and playful and loves people, although he can be protective of his family, home, and property, if properly socialized, this cross makes an excellent family dog.
This is a dog that can learn tricks and takes to training very well. He is sensitive, so harsh training methods do not work well, but positive reinforcement training will yield amazing results.
As long as his needs for physical and mental stimulation are being properly met, the Jack Russell/Boxer cross will be a fabulous companion and family pet that will continue to delight and amaze you.
20. Boxer Australian Shepherd Mix (Australian Boxherd)
|Temperament||Intelligent, protective, and energetic|
|Average Height||53-60 inches|
|Average Weight||55-65 pounds|
This cross between Australian Shepherd and Boxer yields a medium-sized dog that has the best of both working breeds. They are intelligent and trainable with the energy and desire to have a job and to work diligently at accomplishing it.
This dog is perfect for active families or singles that have ranch work, hiking, running, or biking. These dogs love to come along and be a part of all the family activities. They make wonderful energetic playmates for kids and will protect their charges to the end. They are great watchdogs and will sound the alarm when strangers approach. This cross makes great working dogs on a farm or ranch and will work all day to come home and be relaxed and well behaved indoors with the family. Early obedience training and socialization are key to having a well-balanced dog who can go with you anywhere and be solid and trustworthy with the kids and around other dogs.
The emotional neediness of the Boxer exists in the mix as well, and your Boxherd will need to have some regular one on one attention in order to feel secure and confident in his role as your dog. Give him lots of love and affection and a job to do and you will have a healthy and beautiful, well-balanced dog, that is a joy to live with.
Read more: Top 35 Australian Shepherd Mixes
21. Boxer Golden Retriever Mix (Golden Boxer)
|Temperament||Loyal, loving, and friendly|
|Average Height||20-24 inches|
|Average Weight||60-80 pounds|
The Goldenboxer is a great mix of two outstanding dog breeds. From the Boxer, they get a strong and stout body, size, and girth. From the Golden Retriever, a winning personality and beautiful appearance. The Goldenboxer is the latest in a string of designer dogs, and with the Golden Retriever being one of the most popular of all dog breeds, this mixed breed is a winner as well. This is a sweet and loving dog that is a great daily pet who is trainable, loyal, and extremely eager to please.
Goldenboxers are smart and trainable. Take your dog to puppy obedience and train him up early to help him grow into a well-behaved canine citizen. A dog like this is very eager to please, so training him is a joy. He does have a great deal of energy, so regular walks, games, and mental stimulation will help him to be a balanced and happy pooch. If you fail to give him enough mental stimulus, he can become bored, anxious, or depressed and exhibit bad habits such as barking incessantly, digging, or chewing.
These dogs can be suitable for small space living if all their needs are being met. Give your Goldenboxer what he needs to be a happy dog, and he will become a well-loved and valued member of your family.
22. Boxer Border Collie Mix (Boxollie)
|Temperament||Active, loyal, and loving|
|Average Height||18-22 inches|
|Average Weight||45-80 pounds|
The cross between a Border Collie and Boxer is called a Boxollie. They are working dogs to the core and retain some of the very best of both breeds, and, sadly, sometimes the worst as well. Where the Boxer is emotionally needy, the Boxollie can be downright obsessive. Border Collies have a focused single-mindedness that makes them excellent herding dogs, and while that is tempered in the mix, you need to do a lot of work with your Boxollie to help him be a well-balanced and emotionally happy dog.
These are two working breeds, and as such are energetic and thrive best when they have a job to do. Early obedience classes and training is the best course of action for you and your Boxollie. Having obedience and mental stimulation through play or working dog trials will help your Boxollie to be a happy and well-adjusted dog.
These dogs are extremely smart. Once you get a handle on your dog in obedience training, you can do any kind of canine sports with this dog. They can excel in agility, rally, or other types of herding competitions. A tired dog is a happy dog, and your Boxollie, once he is able to have a focused routine, will be able to come indoors at night and be a loving and affectionate companion and family member.
READ MORE: Top 29 Most Popular Border Collie Crossbreeds
23. Boxer Catahoula Mix
|Temperament||Affectionate, loving and intelligent|
|Average Height||21-25 inches|
|Average Weight||53-75 pounds|
The Boxer Catahoula is one of the rare designer dogs on the scene today. Both parent breeds are working dogs, bred for hunting. The cross of the two will have a high prey drive and active personality. This is a high energy mix that is great for an active family or single that wants a hiking or running companion and guard dog.
Early socialization and puppy obedience are a must for this crossbreed. The Boxer Catahoula will run and give chase anytime they can, so having strong controls and excellent recall is important from puppyhood through adulthood. Thes are intelligent and sensitive dogs that do well in obedience and rally competitions. They respond best to positive reinforcement training. Harsh methods may cause aggression or stubbornness. You do need to be very patient with your Boxer Catahoula mix to ensure that this does not happen.
This is a dog that is loyal, loving, and devoted to his people. He is protective and will guard his pack well. If properly socialized, the Boxer Catahoula will get along with cats and other dogs in the home. He can be independent and tends to find a quiet corner when overstimulated. If you meet his needs for lots of exercises and mental stimulation through play and obedience work, he will be a valued member of the family.
24. Boxer Pitbull Mix (Pitoxer or American Bullboxer)
|Temperament||Energetic, loyal and loving|
|Average Height||16-20 inches|
|Average Weight||50-80 Pounds|
The Pitoxer is an awkward name for an amazing crossbred dog. This cross gets the best of both breeds resulting in a sturdy, stout, and muscular dog that is loving, fiercely loyal, and protective over home and property. Playful and affectionate, this high energy dog loves to romp with the family or go hiking, biking, or running. As long as he’s with his owner he’s a happy pooch.
Early socialization and obedience training are important for this mix as there has been a great deal of breed bias against the Pitbull through no fault of his own. Still, your American Bullboxer will grow to be large and strong, so it’s necessary for you to have good recall and obedience training for both your sakes. Nobody wants a large and unmanageable dog, so you’re doing both of you a favor in the long run.
These dogs should never be chained outdoors or left in a yard for too long. They bond very closely with their owners and can develop separation anxiety if they are left on their own too much. Your Pitoxer is healthier and happier when he can be right in the middle of the family circle and be loved and cuddled regularly. He makes a wonderful companion and watchdog.
25. Boxer Akita Mix (Boxita)
|Temperament||Active, loyal, and protective|
|Average Height||23-27 inches|
|Average Weight||55-110 pounds – females are smaller|
Boxita puppies are small adorable creatures but make no mistake, they will rapidly grow into very large and powerful dogs. This is an excellent cross for someone who is looking for a strong, muscular dog to watch over home and property. The Boxita is a loyal and loving dog that has a huge personality to match his imposing size.
As with any large breed dog, early obedience training and socialization are imperative to giving your Boxita a good start in life. Without proper socialization, the Boxita can become over-protective or territorial about his home and yard. You need to be dedicated to this mixed breed to give him a great deal of time and attention. You’ll be working and playing with your dog daily to keep him happy and well-balanced. If you don’t have the time and patience to dedicate to a Boxita, this is probably not the dog for you.
Boxitas are highly intelligent and are quite trainable. The parents are both working breeds so the Boxita does his best when he has a purpose in life and a job to do. He’s very loyal and loving and with all of his mental and physical needs being met, he is a wonderful dog to own. In the case of most large dogs (and the Boxita is no exception), a tired dog is a good dog. This active pooch will make a happy companion and protector.
26. Boxer Cane Corso Mix (Cane Corxer)
|Temperament||Affectionate, loyal, and protective|
|Average Height||23-28 inches|
|Average Weight||65-110 pounds|
The Cane Corxer cross is a designer dog that truly gets the best of both breeds. In appearance, body type, and personality, they are a good blend of both the parent breeds. They have stout, muscular bodies, and, while the puppies are tiny and adorable, they do grow rapidly into a large and heavy dog. Puppy training, obedience, and early socialization are the keys to having a happy and social Cane Corxer. They must have early obedience work or they risk becoming territorial, aggressive, or dangerous.
Cane Corxers have high energy and need plenty of exercise. Both parent dogs are working breeds so your Cane Corxer will need lots of playtime and obedience work. These dogs make great watchdogs, but due to their emotional needs, should not be staked out on a chain or left alone too long in the yard. They can develop bad habits out of separation anxiety and start barking , chewing or digging. Make sure that you are prepared to spend a great deal of time with this dog. If you are not able to do, Cane Corxer may not be the cross you want to own.
This is an intelligent and highly trainable dog. They are generally friendly and cheerful, affectionate to their owners, playful, and fiercely loyal. If you are willing to put in the time with your Cane Corxer, you will have a well rounded, happy, friendly, and social dog, that is a joy to own.
27. Boxer English Springer Spaniel Mix (Boxspring)
|Temperament||Lively, devoted and friendly|
|Average Height||20-25 inches|
|Average Weight||40-80 pounds|
The Boxspring is a friendly and sweet-natured dog that can sometimes be emotionally needy. He is affectionate and loyal to his family, social and kind. This is an energetic and fun dog that makes a great working dog partner with the proper training, as well as a stellar family pet.
This dog is eager to please, easy to train. Boxspring does not respond well to heavy-handed or harsh training methods, but will thrive and try his heart out for positive reinforcements, love, and treats.
This is a great crossbred dog for a first-time dog owner. Boxsprings are fun-loving and outgoing, easy to socialize, and lack any kind of aggression or territorial tendencies. They are great with kids and trustworthy companions for even small children. Since they are so trainable they make excellent gun dogs, are good in agility competitions, and thrive in an active family that likes to hike or camp. They have a strong desire to play and retrieve, and will even take to the water to get the job done.
This is a dog that should not be left alone too much. He can develop separation anxiety if he is lonely or bored, he may bark excessively or develop bad habits such as chewing or digging. Keep your dog interested and engaged by daily walks and playtimes and he will be a loving, devoted and well-balanced dog. Boxspring thrives at the center of activity with the family and makes a wonderful cuddly house dog who thinks he belongs on your lap, if not sleeping at your feet.
28. Boxer Pointer Mix (Boxapoint)
|Temperament||Active, social, and friendly|
|Average Height||19-21 inches|
|Average Weight||8-11 years|
The Boxer Pointer is an all-around busy dog. He has a whole lot of energy, loves to run, play, and work. He can be challenging to train as he is slow to mature. He is intelligent and will take to training well as long as you are patient and kind about it. He’s a sensitive and emotional dog that doesn’t do well with heavy-handed training methods. Give him treats and a lot of positive reinforcement and he will try his hardest to please you.
The Boxer Pointer is not a dog that likes to lay around. He wants to play and run, and retrieve. This crossbred dog will thrive with a place in the country to run and roam. He’ll be a great gun dog and will excel in agility, rally, or other working dog disciplines. Farmers and ranchers love this cross, they are trustworthy around livestock and friendly to visitors. They do possess a low, loud, and excited bark, and will always sound the alarm when necessary.
This dog needs a good foundation in obedience to temper his energy levels or he can be a little hard to handle. This is a great dog for an active family but is not recommended for small children that can be easily knocked over. Boxer Pointers are very affectionate and want to be near or actually touching their favorite person.
29. Boxer St.Bernard Mix (Saint Berxer)
|Temperament||Loyal, active, protective|
|Average Height||20-26 inches|
|Average Weight||78-120 pounds|
Saint Berxer is one of the latest in the designer dog trend. This Boxer Saint Bernard mix grows from an adorable pup into a giant pooch that will take over your space and your life. This is an affectionate and sweet-tempered dog that is friendly, loyal, and protective without becoming aggressive. Great with children, the Saint Berxer makes a wonderful family dog.
Early obedience training and socialization is especially important for this large crossbred dog because he will grow to be as large as an adult human, and needs to be manageable in all situations. There’s not much worse than having a large control dog. This can be avoided by some time and patience on the part of the owner. As with most large dogs, a tired dog is a happy dog. Saint Berxer likes to interact with his family and to romp and play outdoors. These dogs are not well suited to small space living for obvious reasons. They should not be outdoor dogs exclusively, as they don’t do well in hot weather.
Be prepared to give up a great deal of room, or an entire room in your home for your Saint Berxer. He will need to come inside when the weather is extremely hot or cold. These dogs do require regular grooming and be sure that you follow your Saint Berxer around with a drool rag. You will need to clean up after him inside the house as well as out. If a little drool doesn’t bother you, a Saint Berxer can make a wonderful family pet.
30. Boxer Doberman Mix (Boxerman)
|Temperament||Loyal and loving, protective|
|Average Height||21-25 inches|
|Average Weight||50- 70 pounds|
This combination of two German working dog breeds results in possibly the perfect dog for an active family. The Boxerman Pinscher will be a stout and sturdy muscular dog. Not too large, but big enough to seem intimidating when he is in a guardian role. He’s extremely loyal and loving and makes an excellent watchdog. He’s friendly and social, but always alert to danger and will sound the alarm at the proper time. Makes a great companion for children, and is trustworthy with other animals in the home.
This dog excels in working dog disciplines, so if you are interested in a dog that can do agility or other working dog sports, the Boxerman is a great prospect. He is sensitive and emotional like his Boxer parent, and also physically sensitive to extremes in weather. He thrives best in a moderate climate where the weather is not an issue.
This is not a dog that you can leave alone, as he will develop separation anxiety which can cause him to develop bad habits such as barking or digging up your yard. A solid foundation of obedience training is a must for this strong and powerful dog. He is eager to please and easy to train. He is intelligent and intuitive, sensitive, and sweet. Properly trained and socialized he makes a perfect choice for a family dog.
Boxer mixes for the most part are high-energy active dogs that require both regular physical activity and mental stimulation. They are emotional and in some cases very sensitive animals that need security, routine, interaction with people, and socialization with other dogs to maintain a well-balanced and happy life.
All of the Boxer crossbreeds that are highlighted here are considered “designer dogs” that are mostly bred for profit, but you can find them in breed rescues, and shelters as well. If you do go through a breeder for your Boxer mix pup, do your homework. Talk to the breeder, meet the breeding pair if possible, and find out all you can about the overall health and temperament of the pair. Any reputable breeder will have done health screenings, blood work, and genetic testing on both the breeding pair and the puppies before offering them for sale. Ask for the results of these health screenings to make sure that your puppy is healthy and not genetically predisposed to any kind of illness or genetic deformity.
Take your puppy to obedience classes and give him lots of opportunities to socialize with other dogs and meet and greet new people. Having a trustworthy dog means putting in the time to socialize and train him to be a good canine citizen. A dog is a 10-15 year commitment in most cases. If you are prepared to put in the time and keep your dog happy and healthy, dog ownership can be one of the most rewarding and joyful things in life.