The Boxador dog is a cross of the Boxer and the Labrador retriever. It is an intelligent and an affectionate breed. They are incredibly devoted towards their master and is a perfect choice for a loving pet. The Boxador dog makes an excellent companion dog for the family and a great guard dog. The dog inherits most of the quality of its lab parent and is mainly known for their glossy coat. These voracious gobblers can be identified by their large jowls and floppy ears.
|Color||Black, black, and tan, brindle, white|
|Group (of Breed)||Guard dog, companion dog|
|Lifespan||12 to 15 years|
|Weight||Male: 75-110 pounds, Female: 50-65 pounds|
|Height/Size||Large; 60 cm (average)|
|Temperament||Playful, intelligent, loyal|
|Good with Child||Yes|
|Health Concerns||Bowel, foot and skin issues|
|Competitive Registration||ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR|
Boxador Temperament and Behavior
The Boxador is an excellent choice for a large guard dog and a family companion. They are loyal, loving and have a playful demeanor. These dogs are highly energetic and require ample amount of physical activities. Lack of exercise and attention can make the dog resort to destructive activities and immensely mischevious.
They are very devoted towards their human masters and are always eager to please them. Leaving them alone for a long time can make them susceptible to separation anxiety. This dog might not be good for those people who stay away from home for long durations. Start socializing the dog from puppyhood or they may become stubborn like their Boxer parent as they grow up.
Boxador Puppies Pictures
Being a large dog, the Boxador requires daily exercise for a duration of 30 minutes minimum. One hour of physical activity per day shall be most ideal. Allow the dog to play in your enclosed backyard. Take the dog for long walks, jogging, and hiking regularly. Playing games like the frisbee, tug of war and fetch will be incredibly good for the dog's mental and physical health. It will help in containing the mischievousness of the dog too. To keep in occupied indoors, keep some toys inside the apartment for the dog.
This breed is very popular for its shiny coat. The Boxador needs to be bathed only on getting dirty. A little brushing of their coat will suffice, mainly at their shedding season (summer). Clip the nails after they grow long. Check for any signs of infection/allergy of the skin, ear cavity, and under the eye at the time of grooming. Weekly brushing of the teeth will keep the dental health intact. It can prevent the formation of Tartar that can lead to tooth decay.
These dogs are relatively healthy and only some medical issues related to their parent breed might trouble them. This may vary in individual dogs and not all of them can get affected by those issues. The Boxadors usually suffer from problems like allergies, bloat, eye problems, and joint dysplasia.
This highly energetic and happy dog must be socialized from its puppy days. This is important for inducing mannerism in the dog and teach them to properly socialize with people and other pets. Training the dog is not a herculean task. Its intelligence and obedience will make the job quite easy for you.
Be consistent in the training session and avoid repetition. Use positive reinforcement techniques that will motivate the dog. Reward and praise the dog for responding to your commands obediently.
Diet and Feeding
Give the dogs well-balanced diet that will help the dog in its growth and keep him healthy. Meat should be the primary ingredient of its food. Give them whole meat like chicken or turkey or red meat. You can provide them vegan diet too like oats, wheat, rice, and barley. Stay away from those dog food packages which has ‘gluten’ or ‘by-product’ written on them. Give high-quality dry dog food divided into meals per day to the dog. The Boxadors are great gobblers and their food intake should be monitored.
The shine in the Boxador's coat originates from the natural oils present in their body hair.
This dog has a tail that is either curled or else they are docked.