Boweimar

70-80 lbs
38-42"
​United States
Boxer
Weimaraner

The Boweimar is a mix between a Boxer and a Weimaraner. They are large dogs and are usually tall and slender - more like the Weimaraner than a Boxer. They are usually black with white spots or markings although some are brown. They have short coats which are relatively easy to maintain and hardly shed which is an advantage for those who don’t like picking up dog hair. Boweimars make great family pets and are energetic dogs who love to please their owners. They do need quite a bit of exercise to keep fit and because they love attention, can bark excessively to demand it.

Purpose
​Companion
Date of Origin
2000s
Ancestry
Boxer, Weimaraner

Boweimar Health

Average Size
Male Boweimar size stats
Height: 38-42 inches Weight: 70-80 lbs
Female Boweimar size stats
Height: 38-42 inches Weight: 70-80 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Bloat
  • Cancer
Minor Concerns
  • Cherry Eye
  • Hip Dysplasia
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Cataracts
  • Epilepsy
  • Cushing’s Syndrome
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Eye Examination
  • Physical Examination
  • Blood Work

Boweimar Breed History

Weimaraners, with their striking amber or gray-blue eyes, are powerful energetic dogs originally bred in the Weimar Republic - now Germany - as hunting dogs in the early 19th century. Among the breed’s ancestors are believed to include the Bloodhound, the English Pointer, the German Shorthaired Pointer, the Huehnerhund and the blue Great Dane. The have several nicknames including the Weim, the Grey Ghost, and the Silver Ghost. The dogs were initially known as Weimar Pointers and were prized by nobleman for their courage and good scenting ability. They’ve been known to hunt down animals like bears and wolves as well as birds, rabbits and foxes. Unlike most hunting dogs at the time, they lived with their families and become good family pets, as well as hunting and guard dogs. Owning one was restricted to nobles so it became a status symbol. Photographer William Wegman’s pictures of his Weimaraners Man Ray and later Fay Ray, were exhibited around the world. When Man Ray died in 1982 of cancer, he was named "Man of the Year" by the Village Voice. Boxers were also bred in Germany and their ancestors were the German Bullenbeisser (descended from Mastiffs) and the Bulldog. It is believed the Boxer is among the descendants of the old fighting dog of the high valleys of Tibet and is related to practically all recognized breeds of the Bulldog type. They were used for fighting and bullbaiting until this was banned. During World War 1 they carried messages and were also used as guard dogs. The American Kennel Club registered the first Boxer in 1904.

Boweimar Breed Appearance

The Boweimar is a large breed with males weighing up to 80 pounds with a height of up to 42 inches. They have short coats and are usually black with white spots or markings but can be brown. Your pet is likely to share many of the characteristics of the parent breeds and may vary depending on which breed is more dominant. Their muzzles are longer than that of a Boxer usually resembling the Weimaraner side. They are quite tall and slender and their feet can be webbed. When it comes to eye colour they are usually brown taking after the Boxer side rather than the gray, blue, or amber eyes of a Weimaraner.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Boweimar eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Boweimar nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
black Boweimar coat
Black
brown Boweimar coat
Brown
pied Boweimar coat
Pied
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Boweimar straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Boweimar Breed Maintenance

With the coat of a Boweimar being so short, they won’t require a lot of grooming so brushing once a week should be sufficient. They are not hypoallergenic dogs and don’t shed that much. Because of the short coat they are also unlikely to need to be bathed unless absolutely necessary. But brushing is always good to keep the skin stimulated and to check for any ticks or other parasites. Keep their ears clean to prevent any infections which can be done by wiping the inside of the ear with wet cotton wool. Check the eyes regularly for any changes or discharges as the breed is prone to eye problems. Nails must be trimmed when needed and teeth brushed regularly to keep healthy.

Brushes for Boweimar
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper

Boweimar Temperament

The Boweimar is an energetic friendly dog that would make an excellent family pet. They are likely to take on the traits of the parent breeds so will need a lot of exercise to keep them on their best behavior. They can suffer from separation anxiety so it will be best to take your pet to training while still a pup so they can learn socialisation skills and get used to other people. Boweimars can be quite demanding when it comes to getting attention and they are known to bark excessively if they don’t get enough. Training will also help with this and they are regarded as responsive to the instruction. They prefer not spending too much time alone and may become destructive if left to their own devices. They are regarded as good with children and are playful and friendly but they may be wary of strangers. The breed is quite protective over its family and make good guard dogs.

Boweimar Activity Requirements

The best way to keep the breed fit and behaving well is to take them for regular walks and also to the dog park. Boweimars are intelligent dogs and would respond well to running and chasing games using a frisbee or a ball. This could be done in an enclosed yard or on the beach as long as the dog was under voice control. Most breeds including the Boweimar will be more active when younger but it is important not to over exercise young pups to prevent damage to bones still growing. It is best not to exercise your dog in extreme weather conditions and with their short coats they have a fairly low tolerance for the cold.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
9 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
40 minutes

Boweimar Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.50 - $1.90
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00

Boweimar Owner Experiences

Beaker
12 Years
2 People
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My boweimar Beaker was on the larger size, 110lbs and very tall. He was all black with a single white star on his big chest. Beaker was a pound puppy, adopted in May 2008, he was initially believed to be a lab/beagle mix, but quickly grow well beyond average sizes for both labs and beagle. We did an at home DNA test which confirmed the Boxer/Weimaraner mix. When he was a pup, I had a hard time finding information about this mix, but recently I am finding much more and here to share my experience. Beaker passed away 2 weeks ago (Dec. 2019) due to hemangiosarcoma, he had been living with cancer since 2015 when we found a dermal lesion on his left ear which was removed to help slow metastasis. Beyond his cancer, he was a perfectly healthy dog when he wasn't clumsy or putting something in his mouth. Our vet trips were limited to simple routine check ups or emergency surgeries due to injury or his cancer. Beaker had the sweetest temperament and loved his family very intensely. Beaker and I instantly pair bonded and were inseparable for his whole life. He was so attached to me and his other humans that he suffered separation anxiety and was destructive when he was young. His separation anxiety was managed with training, medication and his dog brother (a black lab named Watson) and dog sister (Risa). Beaker was extremely smart and eager to please which made training very easy. He graduated top of his class in all his obedience training, we even auditioned for agility competitions but he was barred in our region due to not being a pure-bred dog. Beaker was high energy when he was a pup through about age 9, we spent many days of the week out hiking or running on the beach or dog park. He slowed down with age but we still made long walks our morning routine until the day he died. He was a great dog around my young nephews and let them climb all over him. The cancer that took my sweet boy was stealthy, even with routine monitoring with our vet (blood work, biopsy, ultrasound and x-ray) after his first cancer scare, we did not know we would loose him so soon. He showed no symptoms of his illness and his loss was very sudden. The cancer grows very slowly and shows no symptoms and causes no pain (indolent) until the tumor ruptures and is too late. His last check up was May 2019 (was given clean bill of health) and he passed in Dec 2019. We had no idea he was sick or going to pass until about 12hrs before having to put him to sleep due to severe hemorrhaging in abdomen. I have had a lot of dogs in my life, but Beaker was by far the most loving, caring eager and sweetest pup. He had a great memory and would be so excited to see my extended family when they visited from out of town but cautious of new people. For some strange reason, a handshake between me and a stranger was enough to calm Beaker, once he knew I was not in danger, he became your best friend. I miss my boy terribly, he was constantly by my side, very intuitive and very caring. When my wife would start to cry during a movie, he would instantly come lay on her and lick her tears away. If he saw how sad we are now, he would be doing the same thing now. After finding more information about this designer breed, it sounds like many of the traits Beaker had are shared and common. If you are looking for a family dog that does not shed much, is incredibly loving, easy to train and willing to make accommodations to their high energy and separation anxiety, I would strongly recommend looking into this new breed.
8 months, 2 weeks ago
Shie
5 Years
3 People
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He is very energetic, affectionate, and very protective of hiss G-dad who has had some health challenges as of late. When his therapists come to the home he will attempt to block them. I have to give him a strict command to sit on the coach and he intensely watches like a hawk and let's a low grumble showing his disapproval. He's a little slickster. If I turn my attention away for too long he will begin to creep closer and close. Besides protecting his grandfather, he is the most compassionate and loving creature I have ever encountered. Great with kids and has a bubbly personality all fall in love with when they encounter him.
1 year, 3 months ago
chunky
12 Years
1 People
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he is very possesive and if i leave him will do anything to be with me, his worst habbit is stealing my prized possesions, mobile phone etc, and food if im not there will dissapear and he hides the wrappers under his dog bed. very intelligent and knows if im having a bad day will bring a toy for play to cheer me up and act the fool, very clumsy treads on your feet and knocks people over not intentionally hes a big dog and acts the fool, good watch dog.
1 year, 8 months ago
Roscoe
9 Years
2 People
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Stole my heart the day he came home
2 years, 4 months ago
Jethro
1 Year
5 People
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Run
Very energetic, friendly,sometimes reactive.Intelligent , need challenges.
2 years, 4 months ago
Book me a walkiee?
Pweeeze!
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