The Boxador is a hybrid of the Boxer and the Labrador Retriever. A loving, loyal and intelligent dog, the Boxador makes an excellent companion and guard dog. Dogs of the hybrid are large with a lot of energy, requiring a significant amount of exercise. Grooming of the breed is minimal through most of the year and moderate during shedding seasons. A fenced-in yard where the Boxador can play safely is ideal for this exuberant and active hybrid. A dog who will excel as a companion when trained, the Boxador is intelligent and eager to please.
Date of Origin
Boxer and Labrador Retriever
Height: 23-25 inchesWeight: 75-110 lbs
Height: 23-25 inchesWeight: 50-60 lbs
Hip And Elbow Dysplasia
hip, elbow, eye and heart
Boxador Breed History
The Labrador Retriever originated in Newfoundland, Canada from the original Newfoundland breed. The earliest Newfoundland dogs were seen in different sizes, with the smallest being called the St. John’s Newfoundland or Lesser Newfoundland. The earliest examples of the Labrador breed were black and medium in size, with significant skills in retrieving game, and helpful when working with fishermen. The dogs were excellent swimmers, having no problem swimming in the icy waters of the North. While the breed died out in Newfoundland, many Labradors had been taken to England in the 1800’s. These dogs, as well as other crossbreeds, were able to evolve and earned a reputation for upland game retrieving. The Labrador Retriever became recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1917. The Boxer is thought to be a descendant of the Tibetan Mastiff, while other theories put him as a distant relative of the Dogue de Bordeaux. Prized as a hunter and fighter, he was thankfully allowed to move on to better pursuits as time went on. A companion, military dog, and even a show dog were future jobs. The Boxer was added to the AKC roster in 1904.
Boxador Breed Appearance
The Boxador tends to be large, averaging between 50 and 110 pounds and 23 to 25 inches in height. The coat of this breed will be shiny and short, and its color can vary. He may be seen as a brindle, black or white dog, or also in combinations of colors. The Boxador’s head tends to be larger than that of the Labrador Retriever and will include large jowls. The ears of the breed are typically floppy and his tail will be coiled or docked. The Boxador may look more like either its Boxer or Labrador Retriever parent, either way he is an interesting hybrid that will be sure to turn heads..
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Boxador Breed Maintenance
The Boxador requires low to moderate grooming efforts. Since shedding will occur seasonally, how often he is brushed will depend on whether it is shedding season. When losing his fur in great amounts, a weekly brushing is sufficient. During times of coat change, daily brushing will be helpful so that you can remove any loose hairs. Bathing often is not necessary, though when it is needed, be sure to use shampoo formulated specifically for dogs. The nails of the Boxador should be clipped as necessary and his teeth should be brushed three times per week to ensure his long term dental health. Tartar can easily accumulate on the teeth, leading to decay.
Brushes for Boxador
The Boxador is usually intelligent, loving and loyal to his family. Always eager to join in on the fun, he can do well as a member of a family of any size. The Boxador will typically have a lot of energy and be very playful. Your Boxador will want to please you and between his desire to please and desire to work, he will likely be easy to train. Most Boxadors don’t enjoy being left alone and can suffer separation anxiety. He should get along well with other animals though socialization is important. Introduce him at a young age to other family pets and ensure the children know how to treat the Boxador with respect.
Boxador Activity Requirements
A large dog, the Boxador will require at least 30 minutes of exercise on a daily basis, as well as some general play time. One hour a day of exercise is ideal. Exercise can include a run, long walk or hike, playing Frisbee, catch, fetch or tug of war. Time to run and play in a large yard is helpful. In addition to helping maintain the health of the hybrid, mental and physical exercise are important to keep your Boxador from acting out and embarking on destructive behavior. Obedience classes may be just the thing to keep your Boxador's mind busy.