The Bulloxer dogs are a cross between the Bulldog and the Boxer. The dog has a muscular build, wide chest, large blocky head, and a short muzzle. The tail of these dogs are of medium size and sometimes docked. The ears are short and floppy. They are strong, athletic and are classified as working dogs. This breed is a friendly, social and does very well with the kids. These qualities make this dog a perfect family pet. These sweet looking dogs are very calm and affectionate by nature. It has got a protective instinct of its parent breed which makes it a very good watchdog. These dogs can adjust well in an apartment life making it an apt family companion.
Temperament and Behavior
The Bulloxers have a cam and gentle disposition. These dogs do very well with the kids and adjust easily to apartment life. They are energetic dogs and loves to accompany their masters for long walks and jogging. Bulloxers love to stay close to their masters and enjoy their cuddles. These dogs are eager to please their owners which makes them easily trainable.
The dog has an inherent courageousness and protective nature of its parents which qualifies it as a good watchdog. This nature makes them a bit suspicious towards unknown people and sometimes aggressive to the approaching strangers. Few individual Bulloxers may tend to show the stubborn traits of its parent breeds. The dogs attain maturity a bit lately and act like a playful puppy for a few years. Exercise is a must for these dogs to prevent boredom in them. Lack of exercise can make it resort to destructive activities. Keep the dog busy with toys or some indoor games. Start the socializing of the dogs right from the puppy age. This will help them to interact with the other pets without any trouble or any aggression towards them.
|Other names||Bull Boxer, American Bulldog-Boxer mix|
|Coat||Short, dense, close-fitting, stiff to the touch|
|Color||Golden/light brown, white/cream, merle/brindle/spotted/speckled|
|Group of Breed||Working|
|Size/Height||Medium; 20-26 inches (on average)|
|Temperament||Friendly, energetic, intelligent, sweet|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Size of Litter||6-10 puppies|
|Country Originated in||USA|
|Competitive Registration/Qualification Information||DDKC, DBR, DRA, IDCR, ACHC|
The Bulloxers are athletic in nature and needs a moderate amount of exercise to stay physically and mentally fit. Lack of exercise might make them feel bored and they can resort to mischievous and destructive activities. Outdoor activities like 30 to 40 minutes of stroll or jogging will a good workout for these dogs. Inside the house, you can play games like chasing rolling balls, give him interactive toys that will keep him busy.
This American Bulldog-Boxer Mix sheds very less and is very easy to maintain. Brush the dog weekly by using a rubber grooming-mitt or bristle brush to control its hair fall. Bathe the dog as per required. Brush the teeth of dog regularly to keep its dental health intact and prevent the formation of bacteria. The dog has floppy ears which are prone to infection. Check and clean the ears on a regular basis. Trim the dog's nails one or two times in a month.
Bulloxers are hale and hearty breed with no major health issues. The common problems that can trouble the dogs may encounter includes hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, epilepsy, bloating, and intestinal problems. They may suffer from serious health conditions like heart problem and cancer.
Some Bulloxers may have a stubborn demeanor and using harsh methods for training them might generate behavioral issues in them. Be gentle and consistent at the time of training these dogs. Clicker training method will be great to make this dog obey your command. These dogs usually respond well to clicker training which is one of the ways of positive reinforcement training method.
Teach the dog to follow the click-treat-click-treat pattern. It will help the dog to relate to clicker's sound to a reward. Ensure that you make the sound of the clicker out of the dog's sight.
House training (housebreaking) of this dog should start from the time of its puppy age. Establish a timetable for playing, eating and doing potty for your Bulloxer puppy. You need to take the dog to the same spot for its excretion every time.
A grown-up Bulloxer needs 3-4 cups of high-quality dry dog food on daily basis.
Bulloxer Breed Highlights
Bulloxers can come in colors like fawn, brindle or white.
Many people sometimes confuse the Bulloxers for a Bull boxer or Valley Bulldog.
Early socialization of the puppies can make it do well with children and other pets.
Bulloxer Puppy Price
Adopting a Bulloxer puppy from a reputed breeder can cost you around $200 to $700 USD.