Your Boxollie is a hybrid resulting from breeding a Boxer with a Border Collie. Both parent breeds, bred for working activities, possess high energy and intelligence levels, requiring daily stimulation both mentally as well as physically to prevent the annoying, destructive habits that develop from boredom. Both parent breeds contribute moderate amounts of energy and busyness, with average prey instincts. While your Boxollie is a medium to high energy canine, they also love cuddling on the couch with you, riding in the car and being involved in just about anything you’re doing - in fact, they can be as close as a shadow as they vie for your time and attention. They’re excellent family dogs, getting along well with children and strangers if adequately socialized early in life. Here are some activity suggestions to occupy your playful pawed pet, keeping them happy and happy.
Walking and running are activities of which your Boxollie will gladly participate! It is good to remember that, initially, your pet’s breed parents chased down prey and herded sheep, both of these jobs requiring higher energy and busyness than most furry family members can spend in today’s society. Because the Boxollie is an intelligent as well as a busy dog, your pup requires challenges that are both mental and physical to be happy and healthy. Daily dog walks or runs are about as basic as canine exercise gets, movements which easily done by almost anyone, at nearly any time and in most any weather conditions. The only costs involved are those connected with the purchase of the dog collar and leash if you don’t already own one, and perhaps the snacks and water to take along for refreshment. The time investment for daily dog walks can be broken up into smaller increments, to better fit into your busy schedule, and should total at least 40 minutes per day, though your frisky friend will happily accommodate longer walk periods. And, in the interest of avoiding boredom, your couch and shoes will thank you.
What better thing would you want to do on a hot summer day than to go for a swim! Just think about enjoying the warmth of the sun and sand, listening to the pounding surf, and watching the kids and dog as they run, play and swim. Is this an activity that trips your trigger, or one that your kids love? Your Boxollie will happily join you and the family as you frolic in the surf and bask in the warmth of the sun. Be sure to include in your gear some cool, floaty toys that will entice your pup to play. For most of us who love the sun, sand, and surf, much of the necessary gear is likely already packed and kept in the trunk of the car. The addition of drinking water and snacks for your precious pooch, as well as some of their toys, dog collar, and leash, will complete your accessories. What could be more natural than packing up stuff you already own, picking a beach, and driving there with your family and four-legged furry friend. The rest, well, let’s say, “surf’s up!”
The cup game is much like a game we used to watch on magic shows on TV, in which a small item is hidden under one of three upended cups. The goal is to pick the cup hiding the object. This activity works similarly for your Boxollie, though the object is a favorite yummy treat. The cups need to be sturdy and relatively untippable to be effective in this game.
This activity is pretty much self-explanatory. Gather the family and the dog, pack necessary supplies for the length of the trip, load everyone in the car and go! The decision about where and when to go, as well as how often, is entirely up to you, and the expenses can be budgeted and planned for those trips requiring some traveling distance.
Your Boxollie is an active, intelligent and loving canine. They make excellent family pets, bonding to people quite quickly and being great with the kids. They can live in any environment, provided they have ample exercise opportunities and family bonding time. Your Boxollie will love to run, walk and swim as much as they love cuddling with you by the fire. They will enjoy playing with the kids in the backyard, or riding along with you in the car - this pup will happily be your shadow!