Boxer Mix

Canis lupus

Last updated: July 24, 2023
Verified by: AZ Animals Staff
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If cared for properly, boxadors can live for 10 to 15 years.


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Boxer Mix Scientific Classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Carnivora
Family
Canidae
Genus
Canis
Scientific Name
Canis lupus

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Boxer Mix Facts

Name Of Young
Puppy
Group Behavior
  • Social
Fun Fact
If cared for properly, boxadors can live for 10 to 15 years.
Other Name(s)
Boxer Labrador mix
Gestation Period
58 to 68 days
Litter Size
4 to 9 puppies
Diet
Omnivore
Lifestyle
  • Diurnal
Common Name
Boxador
Origin
United States

Boxer Mix Physical Characteristics

Color
  • Brown
  • Yellow
  • Fawn
  • Red
  • Black
  • White
  • Tan
  • Brindle
  • Dark Brown
  • Cream
  • Chocolate
  • Tawny
  • Beige
  • Chestnut
  • Black-Brown
  • Sandy
  • Light-Brown
Skin Type
Fur
Height
23 to 25 inches
Age of Sexual Maturity
6 to 9 months
Age of Weaning
6 weeks

Boxer Mix as a Pet:

General Health
Energy Level
Shedability
Trainability
Intelligence
Tendency to Chew
Size
Family and kid friendliness
Yappiness / Barking
Moderate
Separation Anxiety
High
Preferred Temperature
Average climate
Exercise Needs
Moderate
Friendly With Other Dogs
High
Dog group
Non-sporting
Male weight
50-110 lbs
Female weight
50-110 lbs

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Boxers are affectionate, loyal, and high-energy dogs that need tons of attention. They’re also intelligent but have a stubborn streak. However, with the proper training, these dogs can be well-behaved. In addition, despite their intimidating appearance, they aren’t particularly vicious or aggressive.

Boxers tend to focus on their loved ones, making them good watchdogs. And, while you can count on a Boxer to let you know something’s wrong, they generally like people (including strangers), so they don’t make the best guard dogs unless trained from a young age. But by crossbreeding this pup, owners can have the best of both worlds. This article will concentrate on the boxador, a boxer and Labrador mix. However, before delving into the boxador’s traits, personality, and trainability, let’s look at other popular boxer mixes.

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Boxador sitting on grass

The boxador is a mix between a boxer and Labrador.

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 Types of Boxer Mixes

While the boxer is already adorable, mixing this dog with other breeds often produces something even cuter! Here are some of the most popular boxer breeds around.



Bulloxer (Boxer and English Bulldog Mix)

Bulloxers are a mix between the boxer and English bulldog. Both breeds have interesting histories, as they were used as fighting, hunting, and working dogs. Therefore, these are two highly intelligent and incredibly athletic breeds, traits this hybrid inherits.

While boxers are generally tall and lean, bulldogs tend to be incredibly stocky and muscular. As a result, this boxer and bulldog mix often inherit the best of both their parents, becoming a lean, tall, long, and athletic canine. 

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A boxer bulldog (bull-boxer) puppy

Bulloxers are a combination of a bulldog and a boxer.

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Boxweiler (Boxer and Rottweiler Mix)

A boxweiler is a cross between a Rottweiler and a boxer, so there’s no doubt they will become a large dog! They are solid and sturdy with personalities to match. These hybrids usually inherit characteristics from both parents, making them playful and protective. In addition, they make great dogs for experienced owners familiar with firm training who can give them the attention they need to stay happy and healthy. Therefore, active families with older kids are ideal for the energetic boxweiler.

Boxweiler, Rottweiler and Boxer mixed-breed dog eating corn

The boxweiler is a cross between a boxer and a Rottweiler.

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Golden Boxer (Boxer and Golden Retriever Mix)

The golden boxer breed is a combination of the golden retriever and the boxer. This hybrid can inherit its appearance from either parent breed, so it’s hard to say what it will look like once fully grown. The golden boxer is gentle, friendly, and playful. In addition, they are very tolerant, making them an excellent choice for families with children.

Boggle (Boxer and Beagle Mix)

The boggle is a cross between a boxer and a beagle. They also go by the name boxer beagle mix. This interesting boxer mix is a medium-sized dog that measures between 23 to 30 inches tall and weighs around  50 to 60 pounds. In addition, the boggle has a lifespan of about 10 to 15 years. This hybrid is a great family dog thanks to its cheerful, lively, and energetic nature.

boggle

A boggle is a cross between a boxer and a beagle.

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Boxita (Boxer and Atika Mix)

If you’re looking for a unique dog breed, then boxita is the dog for you. This hybrid breed is a mix between the boxer and the Akita. As both parent breeds are large and powerful dogs who take their guarding responsibilities very seriously, the boxita also makes a fantastic guard dog.

This high-energy breed has plenty of stamina and will exercise all day if you allow them. So, if you have an active family and are looking for a canine companion to join you, the boxita is an excellent choice. However, this hybrid is not for everyone due to its large size, high energy needs, and protective nature, so they need an experienced dog owner for training.

Miniature Boxer (Boxer and Boston Terrier Mix)

These beautiful boxer mixes are social creatures that do well with children and other animals. While miniature boxers aren’t usually aggressive, they are devoted to their families and can be incredible guardians if they feel their loved ones are under threat. Therefore, you can depend on this hybrid if your family is ever in danger. Because of their social nature, they love to be part of family activities. However, the only downside to this breed is they don’t do well when left alone for long periods, and their separation anxiety can lead to destructive behavior.

Miniature boxer running

Miniature boxers are a cross between a boxer and a

Boston terrier

.

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Pros and Cons of Owning a Boxer Mix

ProsCons
The boxador is highly intelligentThese hybrids are heavy shedders
They are easy to trainThey love their food but are prone to obesity
The boxador is relatively low-maintenanceBoxadors suffer from separation anxiety if left alone for long periods.

The Best Dog Food for a Boxer Mix

Boxadors need a diet formulated for medium to large-sized dogs or dog food for an active breed. They are prone to excessive weight gain if overfed, so do not fee-feed them. Instead, give them three to four smaller meals daily. In addition, treats should only be given in moderation. Furthermore, this boxer mix’s dietary needs will change from puppy to adult and eventually senior, so choose a dog food specifically formulated for their age. Therefore, you should ask your local veterinarian about your boxador’s diet, as there is a wide variation between mixed breeds, including their weight, energy levels, and health, and you will need a specific recommendation.

Boxer Mix Size and Weight

The boxador is a relatively new hybrid, so there are few regulations regarding its size. However, they are a cross between a boxer and a Labrador retriever, so you can expect them to be medium to large-sized dogs.

Most boxadors weigh between 50 to 110 pounds, and their height ranges from 23 to 25 inches at the shoulder. However, depending on which parent breed they take after, they can be smaller or bigger. In addition, boxador males are generally large than females.

Boxador lying down

Boxadors are medium to large-sized dogs.

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Boxer Mix Common Health Issues

This boxer mix is exposed to the same conditions that the Boxer and Labrador face. While they are generally healthy, some may be prone to a few health issues, so it is essential to take good care of them and visit your trusted veterinarian regularly for check-ups.

Some common boxador health problems may include:

While it’s great to spoil your canine, excessive treats can lead to obesity, so keeping their weight stable is one of the best things you can do for your dog. Instead of rich food, treat your boxador with healthier foods like carrots and celery.

Life Expectancy

If cared for properly, boxadors can live for 10 to 15 years.

Boxer Mix Temperament

A boxador can inherit its temperament from either parent breed. However, they are generally intelligent but can receive the boxer’s stubbornness, which makes training challenging. So, some boxer mixes are eager to please, while others will need time to ease into things. But either way, training from a young age is vital.

Boxadors are usually energetic and playful. These hybrids do well with larger families and plenty of playtime. However, they can also suffer from separation anxiety, so the boxador will thrive with families who have tons of free time to spend with them. But, if left alone for extended periods, they start to exhibit destructive behavior, so someone must be home full-time until they are properly crate-trained.

These dogs should get along with most pets as they don’t have very strong prey instincts, so if you have a cat, this might be the dog for you. However, boxadors have been known to be aloof around other dogs, but if socialized from a young age, it’s possible to curb this behavior.

How to Take Care of a Boxer Mix

Taking care of this boxer mix is not hard for active families. They have very few grooming needs and mainly require lots of exercise. However, this does not mean they don’t require any care.

Grooming

Luckily, boxadors’ coats are very easy to groom. A good brushing once a week is more than enough. In fact, they are very hygienic dogs and generally clean themselves.

Due to their short coats, the boxador is not suited to extreme weather and will require a doggie jersey if exposed to freezing temperatures during the winter. Additionally, they are susceptible to the sun’s powerful rays during the warmer months. Therefore, they will need sunscreen specifically formulated for dogs, especially on their ears, noses, tummies, and areas with little-to-no fur.

Training

Like most canines, Boxadors need early socialization. For example, exposure to various people, sounds, sights, and experiences from a young age. By socializing your boxador, you ensure they grow up well-rounded, friendly, and outgoing.

This hybrid is highly intelligent and eager to please its loved ones, which makes training them a breeze. However, they always need to know who’s boss and respond best to positive reinforcement.

Exercise

The boxador has moderate to high energy levels because they are working dogs and always need something to do. Therefore, they need at least half an hour of exercise every day, including a high-powered walk, a game of fetch, or any activity that gets your pup panting. While these sessions should take place twice a day, the boxador will also find time to engage in light play throughout the day. In addition, these hybrids need a large fenced yard where they have space to run and explore. Furthermore, because of their intellect, they need a lot of mental stimulation. You can keep their minds sharp with obedience training, puzzle toys, and even games like hide-and-seek. This is also an enjoyable way to get children to bond with the boxador. However, adults should always supervise these bonding experiences. If your boxer mix is getting a lot of exercise but still has bundles of energy, they need more mental stimulation.

Puppies

Boxadors can produce a litter size of four to nine pups. These puppies are as energetic as their parents and can be quite a handful.

Boxer Mix Cost

This boxer mix can cost between $200 to $500. The price will depend on the breeders, location, and pedigree. However, finding a boxador in a shelter might be possible. You can ask them to call you if they ever come across one. Additionally, you could approach boxer and Labrador rescues, as they often rescue these respective breeds’ hybrids as well.

Boxer Mix and Children

While boxadors are tolerant and great with children, it’s essential to teach kids how to interact with dogs, and an adult should always supervise play sessions to prevent bad behavior on both parts. Additionally, the boxador is excellent with other dogs and cats. It’s essential to teach children never to approach a dog when they are at their food bowls or try to remove the food from the dog.

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Famous Boxers

Celebrities that own boxers include:

  • Ryan Reynolds
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Cameron Diaz
  • Jessica Biel
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Kim Kardashian

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About the Author

Chanel Coetzee is a writer at A-Z Animals, primarily focusing on big cats, dogs, and travel. Chanel has been writing and researching about animals for over 10 years. She has also worked closely with big cats like lions, cheetahs, leopards, and tigers at a rescue and rehabilitation center in South Africa since 2009. As a resident of Cape Town, South Africa, Chanel enjoys beach walks with her Stafford bull terrier and traveling off the beaten path.

Boxer Mix FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 

What are the 3 types of Boxer dogs?

German, English, and American boxers.

What is a Boxer mix lifespan?

If cared for properly, boxadors can live for 10 to 15 years.

Is a Boxer mix a good family dog?

While boxadors are tolerant and great with children, it’s essential to teach kids how to interact with dogs, and an adult should always supervise play sessions to prevent bad behavior on both parts.

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Sources
  1. The Labrador Site, Available here: https://www.thelabradorsite.com/boxer-lab-mix/
  2. Love Your Dog, Available here: https://www.loveyourdog.com/boxer-lab-mix/
  3. Daily Paws, Available here: https://www.dailypaws.com/dogs-puppies/dog-breeds/boxador

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