There are few dogs as lovable as the Boxer. He loves his family and is good with kids, too. This pup is also an active dog that is eager to play whenever he gets the chance. He is all muscle. With a pooch as fun-loving as this one, it only makes sense to take advantage of all his desirable traits and cross him with other equally enjoyable breeds.
Many breeders had that same idea, judging by the number of mixed breeds out there.
We’ll run through some of the more popular and unique ones to give you an idea of what pups are available if you’re looking for an addition to your household. Get ready to learn about some adorable puppies! Here are the 16 Boxer mixes you’ll want to know:
Top 16 Boxer Mix Dogs:
1. Boxer Shepherd (Boxer x German Shepherd)
The Boxer Shepherd brings all the friendliness of the Boxer with a keen intelligence that makes him easy to train. The German Shepherd is just as energetic and always ready for a game of fetch. This dog also brings a tendency to nip into the mix that will require some gentle discipline to tame. Both breeds are simple to groom, with regular brushing your main task.
2. Box-A-Shar (Boxer x Chinese Shar-Pei)
The Box-A-Shar dials back the pup’s energy level a bit and brings calm and independent nature to the table. The folds on his face are adorable and a cute addition to the Boxer’s already expressive face. The Chinese Shar-Pei is also a bit smaller than the 80-pound weight of the parent breed. Overall, the mix makes him an excellent choice for an individual or family with grown children.
3. Boxspring (Boxer x English Springer Spaniel)
The name of the Boxspring is enough to make you smile. The English Springer Spaniel brings his birding instinct to the Boxer’s history as a big-game hunter. Both breeds are energetic with the extra stamina to handle a long day of play and fun. There’s a double-dose of friendliness, too, with the match of these two affectionate dogs.
4. Boxmas (Boxer x Mastiff)
If you’re looking for a larger dog with the Boxer’s pleasant personality, look no further than the Boxmas. Despite his size, the Mastiff is a lovable pooch that is a bit more laid-back than the Boxer. However, he is just as eager to play and share his affection with the entire family. He is also an excellent watchdog that will protect your home and children with intense devotion.
5. Boxer Chow – (Boxer x Chow Chow)
The Boxer Chow mix is cross between opposites. While the Boxer is outgoing, the Chow Chow is more reserved. He is not as playful, either. He’ll do better with an individual or in a family without small children. On a positive note, the Chow Chow isn’t a barker and is decidedly calmer. Did we say cute as can be?
6. Boxita (Boxer x Akita)
The Boxita is an interesting mix. The Boxier, of course, is active with a lean body. The Akita, on the other hand, in a muscular dog that adds some bulk to the former’s form. He also adds a dignified nature to the happy-go-lucky Boxer. The playfulness is still present, along with the affection and a heartfelt loyalty to his family. The hybrid is a bit larger, too.
7. Box-a-Pug (Boxer x Pug)
The Box-a-Pug is a natural. If these two breeds were people, they’d be BFF. Both are delightful and make excellent pets. The Pug, of course, is much smaller than the Boxer with a little less energy. Thus, the cross has an increased risk of unhealthy weight gain. Luckily, both parents love to play, which can make that task easier for you.
8. Boxane (Boxer x Great Dane)
If you thought the Boxer was friendly, you haven’t met a Boxane. The Great Dane in him brings even more love and affection. Despite his size, he is a gentle pooch and plays nice with everyone, including children. This breed adds some weight and height to the Boxer’s form. He also brings some new colors from the Boxer’s typical brindle and fawn, including black, blue, mantle, and merle.
9. Boweimar (Boxer x Weimaraner)
The Boxer and Weimaraner share a big-game hunting past. The latter went after some serious opponents, including bears and mountain lions. That brings a courageous side to the Boweimar. Like the Boxer, he is eager to please and needs plenty of activity to keep himself occupied. He is slightly larger with a fuller chest and lankier form.
10. Australian Boxherd (Australian Shepherd x Boxer)
The Australian Boxherd takes the outgoing Boxer and gives him a work ethic. The Australian Shepherd is a hardworking dog that must have a job to be happy. He’s quite smart and can learn a routine and new tricks quickly. This hybrid might not welcome strangers, but he will stay loyal and affectionate toward his family. Like the Boxer, he is a high-energy pooch.
11. Boxerdoodle (Boxer x Poodle)
The Boxerdoodle is one of the most winning combinations of hybrid dogs. He is quite adaptable and intelligent, which he gets from both parent breeds. The Poodle doesn’t shed, which is another advantage of owning this pooch. This pup is sometimes mischievous, but he responds best with positive reinforcement. This one is another example of a canine that needs a job.
12. Bogle (Beagle x Boxer)
The Bogle takes the Boxer’s energy and loving nature into a smaller package that is just as exuberant with the addition of the Beagle’s personality. The latter brings a higher degree of wanderlust and a tendency to bark that you must stem early. He also brings a loving nature that will make him welcome anyone to his home. The hybrid is a bit smaller with a similar coat as the parent breeds.
13. Bomation (Boxer x Dalmatian)
The Bomation is all personality with this awesome match of the Boxer and the Dalmatian. This pup is every bit as active as his parent breeds. Some new colors add some interest to the Boxer’s coat. The hybrid is slightly taller and heavier with the same lean form. Daily walks are a must with this pooch. Otherwise, he may gain weight. He does best in a home without children.
14. Boston Boxer (Boston Terrier x Boxer)
The Boston Boxer is a sweet pup that is a bit smaller than his larger parent but with the same amount of energy and playfulness. He is an adaptable dog that can do well in the city with daily walks. The hybrid is not as welcoming to strangers, which makes him an excellent choice for a watchdog. He’s smart and relatively easy to train as long as you don’t hurt his feelings.
15. Husker (Boxer x Siberian Husky)
The Husker brings a higher tolerance for the cold with all the affection you’d expect with a Boxer. He is good with kids and other dogs, too. Grooming is a bit more work, depending on how much of the Siberian Husky he gets. That side also brings a tendency to be yippy that you must manage. The Husker is about the same size as a Boxer with a fuller chest and bigger head.
16. Boxador (Boxer x Labrador Retriever)
What do you get when you cross two of the most popular dogs with the American Kennel Club (AKC)? The Boxador, of course! It’s the fun-loving nature of the Boxer meeting the outgoing personality of the Labrador Retriever. Both breeds are smart and active. That makes them eager to please but also easily bored. He just doesn’t want to play; he must play.
Final Thoughts About Boxer Mixed Breeds
Starting with the Boxer is a smart choice. They bring so many welcome qualities to a mixed breed dog. He’s happy and not aggressive, even if he sometimes forgets his strength. They are also loving pups that will make an excellent addition to any home. Their hybrid relatives are equally as sweet, making any combination a winner for anyone wanting an active pet.
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