The Boxachi is a hybrid breed where the Boxer is crossed with the Chihuahua. Relatively new, there is little information available about the Boxachi. As a Boxachi puppy will inherit traits from both of his parents, it is best to consider the traits of each of his parent breeds when seeking an understanding of what the hybrid will ultimately be like. The Boxer is a large dog who is typically both playful and inquisitive while the Chihuahua is a very small dog, usually weighing less than 6 pounds. Most likely, your Boxachi will weigh under 40 pounds. This fun hybrid is noted for being dedicated to its owner and for its sassy personality.
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Boxer and Chihuahua
Height: 6-20 inchesWeight: 10-40 lbs
Height: 6-20 inchesWeight: 10-40 lbs
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Heart and Knee
Boxachi Breed History
The hybrid called the Boxachi is a new breed of dog that does not have a detailed history. However, the two breeds that combine to create the breed have long histories. There is evidence pointing to the Boxer being one of a number of descendants of the Bulldog and of fighting dogs from the high valleys of Tibet. Some sources claim that the Boxer is the result of two breeds of dog that were found in Central Europe and that are no longer in existence, the Danziger Bullenbeisser and the Brabanter Bullenbeisser. Known for his hunting and fighting skills, the Boxer is thought to have originated in the 1500s. There are several theories as to the origin of the Chihuahua. One theory is that the breed began in Egypt 3,000 years ago. Another is that the Chihuahua breed began in China and was brought elsewhere by Spanish traders. It is believed that the dog was then crossed with small dogs that were native to the area. A third theory is that the Chihuahua was created in Central and South America, descending from a native dog called “Techichi”. The Techichi was small and mute and at times was used in sacrificial ceremonies as it was believed that a small red dog had the ability to guide the soul to the underworld. What is certain is, that around 1850 three tiny dogs were found in Chihuahua, Mexico. A small number of the dogs were ultimately brought to America though they received little attention. When Xavier Cugat brought his Chihuahua with him in public regularly, the breed began to get the attention of Americans and became very popular.
Boxachi Breed Appearance
Your Boxachi may look more like one parent than the other but may also have a look completely all his own. Often, the face of this hybrid is more like that of the Chihuahua, small and with a round chin. The muzzle is typically longer than that of the Boxer parent. The eyes are usually prominent and the wrinkles that we see on the Boxer are often smoothed out, giving the face a look that is similar to the Chihuahua parent. His ears may fold at the tip. His tail will most likely have a curl. A curious look and a sweet smile will define the face.
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Boxachi Breed Maintenance
Maintenance of your Boxachi will be moderate and dependent on the coat that is inherited. The coat of the Boxer is short and benefits from occasional brushing with a firm bristle brush. It is recommended you only bathe a Boxer when absolutely necessary as it will remove the natural oils that are found in his skin. Considered to be a clean breed, many Boxers will groom themselves as cats do. The coat of the Chihuahua requires minimal maintenance. A Chihuahua with a short coat will benefit from his coat being brushed or wiped with a damp cloth on occasion. For those with a long coat, brushing should happen several times per week with a soft bristle brush. As Chihuahuas are sensitive to the cold, a sweater is recommended in cooler weather and a leash should be used for walking. Regardless of whether your Chihuahua is short haired or long haired, bathing once a month is recommended. As with any dog, it is important to provide dental care to your Boxachi so as to ensure his long term dental health.
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The Boxachi will inherit his temperament from his parents. The Boxer is a playful, curious dog that is attentive and devoted to his family. As dogs of the breed tend to be gentle and patient, the Boxer makes a good choice for a family with children. The Boxer can be stubborn but is also sensitive and will respond well to training. While the Boxer can be aggressive when encountering strange dogs, he will usually do well with other household dogs and pets. The Chihuahua is a sassy dog that is devoted to his owners. Typically a Chihuahua will be reserved with those that he does not know and he can become jealous; early socialization is important in order to avoid his becoming aggressive with other dogs or fearful of strangers. In general, the Chihuahua will do well with other dogs and pets that he lives with. Known to be temperamental, the Chihuahua will do best with older, gentle children and adults. The Boxachi is smart like his parents and will learn quickly if a positive training approach is used. He will live in harmony with other furry family members, though as with all dogs, do not leave your Boxachi unattended in the presence of small pets such as hamsters or ferrets.
Boxachi Activity Requirements
The activity requirements for the Boxachi can be gauged from those of his parents. A Boxer will enjoy a good run, though can meet his exercise needs with a long walk on a leash. Boxers can live happily in an apartment should they get enough exercise, though an average sized, fenced-in yard is recommended. Chihuahuas on the other hand, require moderate levels of activity. While it is tempting to carry your Chihuahua, he will benefit from taking walks. Chihuahuas do great in apartments due to their small size and don’t require a yard. The Boxachi will thrive in a household that is active; bringing him on hikes (particularly if your hybrid is in the larger size range), will provide an outlet for energy.
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