About the Boxador
The Boxador is a hybrid dog that is made up of a combination of two different purebreeds. It's a cross between the Boxer and the Labrador Retriever. We've found the best method for understanding the characteristics of the Boxador is to read both of its ancestors descriptions taking note of their temperaments, size and general look.
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The coat of the Boxador comes in black, tan and brindle. The tail will be curly if not docked. The head will be large with droopy jowls.
The Boxador is a gentle, playful breed and is sometimes prone to episodes of hyperactivity. It is loving and enjoys the company of other dogs and people. The Boxador is inherently good with children and should be more gentle in their precense. This breed must be socialized from birth. Due to its intelligence, the Boxador is easy to train and will learn commands quickly. This breed rarely barks but may be prone to “boxing” when excited. It loves to run and get plenty of exercise. Some Boxadors may have separation anxiety leaving them sad, anxious or depressed. Generally a walk will snap this breed out of a poor mood.
They are hale and hearty, but with allergies to grains in many cases. A grain allergy will manifest in trouble housebreaking, loose stools, and skin problems, foot licking, or stomach licking behavior.
Boxadors generally require little grooming aside from occasional (maybe once a week) brushing in the summer when they shed and routine (also maybe once a week) bathing. They do require a fair amount of exercise and love to run and generally do not do well cooped up in a small house or apartment, lest they suffer from boredom in which case they are prone to chewing problems. They have been known to chew on a variety of objects from shoes, stuffed animals, pens and pencils and even wooden furniture and carpet if they are ignored or isolated on a regular basis. This breed requires daily walks and time outside in order to be properly exercised. An under exercised Boxador may become destructive and anxious.
The Boxador usually does not do well in small areas such as an apartment or townhouse. The best place for a Boxador is in a spacious house or a farm. It is a very energetic breed and needs plenty of exercise. This breed is well suited for companion dogs which often help it vent excessive energy, boredom and ward off feelings of isolation.
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what can I do to stop her from winning at night when I put her in her cage for the nightAsked by Anonymous - Array answers
- Concerning weigh and height
I have a 6.5 months old Boxador. He is very small to be close to either breeds (only weighing about 25lbs right now). A Large collar is even a bit big for him (Medium is too small). Is this normal for a Boxador? Could it possibly be...Asked by Anonymous - Array answers
- I have been breeding labs for 12 yrs., my daughter has a boxer. I would like to know what ...
I have been breeding labs for 12 yrs., my daughter has a boxer. I would like to know what color lab should I breed to her boxer, which is brindle/white, and keep the dark color and the white paws and face?? I'm guessing, use the...Asked by Anonymous - Array answers