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60-150 lbs
Great Dane
Most owners agree this hybrid, the Boxane, is a wonderful combination of the Boxer and the Great Dane. The appearance and personality of your hybrid can vary greatly within the same litter; all will depend on which genes are most prominent. Typically a giant breed, the weight of this hybrid can range between 60 and 150 pounds. Most often seen as a fairly active dog, regular exercise will be important for your Boxane, to include long walks and trips to the dog park. If you are looking for an affectionate companion with size to boot, the Boxane may be the choice for you.
Companion, Guarding
Date of Origin
Boxer and Great Dane

Boxane Health

Average Size
Height: 27-33 inches Weight: 60-150 lbs
Height: 22-24 inches Weight: 60-150 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Wobbler's Syndrome
  • Subaortic Stenosis
Minor Concerns
  • Gastric Torsion
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Tumors
  • Intervertebral Disc Degeneration
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Corneal Dystrophy
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • vonWillebrand’s Disease
Occasional Tests
  • hip, elbow, eye, blood and heart

Boxane Breed History

While the Boxane is still making a name for himself in the history books, the two parent breeds that combine to create the Boxane have long histories. Evidence leans toward the theory that the Boxer is one of numerous descendants of the old fighting dogs of the high valleys of Tibet. Believed to be a cousin of nearly all of the breeds of Bulldog, he is thought to be a descendent of the Mastiff as well. The Boxer has been around since the 1800’s typically serving as a guardian and working in the bull baiting and fighting rings. Thankfully, these activities were outlawed and today we see a playful breed. The Great Dane likely descends from the old English Mastiff and Irish Wolfhound. The breed’s ancestors were used in both war and hunting. The breed is German and has received the nickname “Apollo of Dogs”. In Germany in the 14th Century, the breed was known as skilled hunters of wild boar as a result of his speed, strength and endurance. The breed was popular with nobility as a result of its commanding and refined look. While the English started calling the breed German Boarhounds, at some time and for reasons unknown, the dog started to be called the Great Dane, despite not being Danish.

Boxane Breed Appearance

The Boxane tends to be large, but may average between 60 and 150 pounds, with a short coat. While the color of the Boxane is typically brown, the breed is also seen in black, golden, white, and brown and white. The coat of the breed will be shiny and short, and his eyes are most often brown in color. The Boxane is strongly built, with a sturdy, agile appearance. He has ears that are folded, and very large feet. An appealing dog, the Boxane has a strong attractive gait.
Eye Color Possibilities
Nose Color Possibilities
Coat Color Possibilities
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Boxane Breed Maintenance

The Boxane requires low to moderate grooming efforts. As an average shedding dog, regular brushing with a pin brush will be helpful to avoid your Boxane’s fur being all over your home. As your Boxane may be quite large and difficult to bathe, dry shampoo is recommended when necessary. As with any dog, you will want to be sure to trim your Boxane’s nails every few weeks so he does not experience tears or breaks. Use a veterinarian approved toothpaste to brush his teeth. If you start the grooming routine when your Boxane is young, you will have a cooperative dog on your hands when he is older, despite his giant size.
Brushes for Boxane
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper

Boxane Temperament

The Boxane is a curious breed. Usually friendly, the Boxane is energetic and found to be easy to amuse, making him an excellent family pet. It is a good idea to look at the temperament of the parent breeds when considering the temperament of a hybrid. The Boxer, for example, is both stubborn and sensitive and will respond well to training. He may be aggressive when encountering strange dogs but will do well with household pets. The great Dane is large and powerful, however he will be sensitive and responsive to training. Generally, the breed is friendly around other dogs and pets, though supervision is recommended because of his size. Your Boxane will enjoy being a part of the family.

Boxane Activity Requirements

A large to giant dog, the Boxane will require at least 45 minutes of exercise on a daily basis. This will help your Boxane maintain his health and fitness and expend his energy in a happy, productive way. He will enjoy visiting the dog park and going on long walks with his family. Your Boxane may like obedience training too, where he can meet and greet other dogs and show off his friendly, sensitive nature. A home with a fenced-in back yard is ideal for this large breed, though the fence should be very high so that your Boxane cannot get out on his own.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
11 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
45 minutes

Boxane Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
4 cups
Daily Cost
$2.8 - $3
Monthly Cost
$80 - $90

Boxane Owner Experiences

3 Years
5 People
House & Yard
One of the goofiest and sassy breeds to come across. Extremely loyal and friendly. He loves being the centre of attention and loves playing. Very hyper at times but can also be quite lazy.
2 months, 1 week ago
7 Months
2 People
One big ball of energy. She bounces off the walls (literally) and loves to wrestle, just like a boxer. She definitely has selective obedience, and what I mean by that is she knows not to do something, such as getting into the garbage, but does it anyway and acts like she had no idea she wasn't suppose to do it. But as soon as you turn your head, she's back to doing something bad.
1 week, 3 days ago
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