Boxador

50-60 lbs
23-25"
Unknown
Boxer
Labrador Retriever
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.
purpose Purpose
Companion, Guarding
history Date of Origin
Unknown
ancestry Ancestry
Boxer and Labrador Retriever

Boxador Health

Average Size
Male Boxador size stats
Height: 23-25 inches Weight: 75-110 lbs
Female Boxador size stats
Height: 23-25 inches Weight: 50-60 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip And Elbow Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Bloat
  • Corneal Dystrophy
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Entropion
  • Distichiasis
  • Diabetes
Occasional Tests
  • 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..
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Boxador eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Boxador nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
white Boxador coat
White
brown Boxador coat
Brown
brindle Boxador coat
Brindle
black Boxador coat
Black
Coat Length
coat
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
pin
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Boxador straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

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
Comb
Comb
Deshedder
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Boxador requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Boxador Temperament

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.
Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
9 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes
activity minutes

Boxador Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
4 cups
cup per day cost cup per day cost cup per day cost cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$2.75 - $3.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $90.00
food bag monthly cost

Boxador Owner Experiences

Bare
8 Years
2 People
House & Yard
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Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
He loves to chase coyotes in the wilderness
This guy is the most courteous, kind, and easy to take anywhere. You can always be well assurred of protection.
3 years, 6 months ago
Angel
One Year
2 People
House & Yard
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Very affectionate, friendly and social with people and other animals. Highly intelligent.
3 years, 9 months ago
Penelope Roxy Barnett
1 Year
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Chase
Catch the air
Tug-of-war
She has been the best chewiest dog!
3 years, 7 months ago
María Canela
8 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
Run
the best of my life, it's a very excellent company, it's my best friend
3 years, 7 months ago
Bostyn
18 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
Tug of war
swimming
Chew Toys
My Boxer Labrador x is loving and affectionate but very energetic. He isn't one to sit still and prefers to be outside rather than inside. He loves chewing everything, swimming, and playing with other dogs.
3 years, 2 months ago
Zoey
2 Years
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
Walk
Sleeping
My little princess is so spoiled, but she’s the best dog ever. Such a cuddly little girl, but is willing to do whatever I want to do. Always wants to go with me and adventure, but always down to press snooze on the alarm clock. Didn’t listen in puppy training classes, but as she matured she only wants to please me. I don’t think I will ever have another dog quite like her. Such a lover, but I am confident she will alert me when needed. Can’t say enough good things about this dog.
3 years, 2 months ago
BoDoggers
14 Years
3 People
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I loved my Boxador, he was a great companion for 14 years, he loved going hiking, swimming and playing fetch with the biggest log he could find! He was a great family dog and got along well with cats and other dogs. He was watchful, but not aggressive, very loyal and after we got through the puppy stage he was a very obedient dog that I could take out without a even a leash, I have not found another dog that even compares to my Boxadore, he was a great dog and lived a long full life of 14 years before he passed from a lung infection he could not overcome in his old age. He was a great dog, highly recommend the Boxador breed, all the best quality of temperaments rolled into one breed, the Boxador.
3 years ago
Nala
25 Weeks
6 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing fetch
Tug-of-war
Kisses
Cuddling
sitting outside
going for a walk
They’re the most sweetest and hyper dogs!
2 years, 6 months ago
Bell
2 Months
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Tug of war
Fech
Awsome E. Kinda hard not realy epic awzome
2 years, 4 months ago
Zoey Marie
15 Weeks
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
Tug of war
Walks
Running
We got her at 8 weeks and she was the easiest puppy to train. She's still young so she has learning to do but she picks up on commands so fast. She loves playing with other animals and can go for hours. She's a very curious dog and she follows me everywhere. She is the most amazing dog and I can't wait to explore life with her
1 year, 11 months ago
Nevaeh
4 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Hiking,
Run
swimming
She is very loving I rescued her at a young age and she has a bit of social anxiety and can be very skittish with new people but will warm up eventually to play tug of war. It’s her favorite her best friend is a pomanauze and she protects him like a big sister they love car rides and dog parks.
1 year, 9 months ago
Wade
1 Year
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Hike
Tug-of-war
Playing in the snow
-Total goofball -Eager to please but took a while to learn new things -Very treat driven -AMAZING companion out on the hiking trails
1 year, 7 months ago
Thunder
6 Months
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking running fetch
Loving and protection
1 year, 6 months ago
Anastasia Cheyenne Barton
10 Months
3 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Dog Parks
Tug-of-war
Running
Fetch
My Husband and our 12 year old son adopted her when she was 12 weeks. She is a part of our family.
1 year, 5 months ago
Athena
8 Months
2 People
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She is a & month old puppy who is brindle. She is an amazing dog and always keeps you going. It seemed like when she hit 4 months she became wild lol in a good way. It seems like there energy level goes way up as they get older. Training has been slow but she been learning. The breed is not dumb by no means, there energy does get in the way f training. But overall a really good dog breed if u like to keep on the move 🥰
12 months ago
Brody
6 Years
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
Tug-of-war
Awesome! He is my best friend and I love him so so so much !!!
9 months, 3 weeks ago
Book me a walkiee?
Pweeeze!
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