Boxer Basset

45-60 lbs
17-19"
United States
Boxer
Basset Hound
Boxset, Boxet, Basser

The Boxer Basset is an excellent family pet due to their loving and loyal personality, fun attitude, and need for cuddling. They are happy curled up on the couch with you watching television all day but when you take them outside they turn into trackers. They are able to sniff out any animal in the vicinity and will do it for no reason but to find them. The Boxer Basset is a short but stocky dog with a long body and huge, floppy ears and a short coat. Although they can be stubborn and pouty, they are very good-natured and friendly with everyone.

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Boxer and Basset Hound

Boxer Basset Health

Average Size
Male Boxer Basset size stats
Height: 18-20 inches Weight: 55-70 lbs
Female Boxer Basset size stats
Height: 17-19 inches Weight: 45-60 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Degeneration
  • Bloat
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Platelet Dysfunction
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Ectropion
  • Seborrhea
  • Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Occasional Tests
  • Eye
  • Elbow
  • Heart
  • Skin Scraping
  • X-Rays

Boxer Basset Breed History

The history of the Boxer Basset consists of the histories of its parent breeds, the Boxer and the Basset Hound. The Boxer was first noticed in Europe in the high valleys of Tibet. At the time, these were considered to be Tibetan fighting dogs. In fact, the Boxer is thought to be a relative of all Bulldog breeds. The Tibetan Mastiff and Bouledogue de Mida from France are also thought to be cousins of the Boxer. However, others in Germany believe that the Boxer was derived from a mix of the Brabanter Bullenbeisser and the Danziger Bullenbeisser to form a tough and streamlined dog for hunting. Until dog fighting and bull baiting were made illegal, the Boxer was used for these sports but this breed does not seem to hold any aggressiveness. They are very popular dogs in American and were accepted by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1904. The Basset Hound originated in France in the 1500s and was used as a scent hound for trailing rabbits. The name comes from the French word “bas”, which means dwarf or low thing. This was discovered in a hunting textbook written by Count Jacques Du Fouilloux in 1560. It is thought that the Basset Hound was developed by the Friars of the French Abbey in St. Hubert although other experts believe that they were also mixed with the Bloodhound to make them larger. The Basset Hound became increasingly popular when first shown in 1863 at a Paris Dog Show. They were officially accepted by the AKC in 1935 and they are the 39th most popular dog breed in America.

Boxer Basset Breed Appearance

The Boxer Basset is a long and muscular dog with a large head, short legs, a medium sized muzzle, and long, floppy ears. In fact, their big feet and head with their short body make them look comical and some say they look like they were made by sticking pieces of other dogs together. Their coat is usually light brown and white but it could be any mixture of brown and white; black and white; or black and brown. The Boxer Basset may also be tri-colored with any of these variations of color. With their soulful look and funny waddle, they can make you laugh just by watching them.

Boxer Basset Breed Maintenance

The short, hard coat of the Boxer Basset makes them easy to groom. In fact, all they really need is a gentle brushing with a soft bristle brush once or twice a week. This will keep shedding to a minimum and helps the circulation. Only bathe when necessary because it washes away the oils in the skin which they need. Brushing their teeth at least once or twice a week will keep dental problems away and you can trim their nails when needed. Because they have such long and floppy ears, you must check them often for dirt, debris, wax, and mites. Keep them clean by wiping them with a soft cloth or cotton ball. Never use cotton swabs in your dog’s ears. This can cause serious damage.

Boxer Basset Temperament

This is an excellent family dog because they love hanging out with people and they are happy doing nothing as long as they are with you. Because of their Basset Hound blood, they can be lazy and just want to lay around but if they hear you talk about food or playing they usually come running. Although they are smart, they may take a bit longer to train than most dogs. It could be because they are lazy or just stubborn. They like to pout when they get in trouble and they can be almost annoying when they want to go outside. However, they are also incredibly loving and good-natured dogs.

Boxer Basset Activity Requirements

The Boxer Basset may be a lazy dog that just wants to lay around the house when they are not playing or eating. However, to keep them from becoming overweight, you need to give them at least 45 minutes to an hour of exercise every day. They love to investigate and enjoy sniffing on a trail so take your Boxer Basset for a hike in your local park or for a walk around the neighborhood. It is best not to encourage them to jump because of their short legs. They tend to get elbow dysplasia if they put too much exertion on their legs.

Boxer Basset Owner Experiences

Chewbarka
7 Years
2 People
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We adopted Chewbarka (Chewie) about a year ago from a local shelter in LA. He immediately sat and handed us his paw and we've all been inseparable ever since. Chewie is very lazy, but when he gets playing he has a blast. He also LOVES his walks! Any time you say the word he starts dancing and his tail goes nuts. He's highly affectionate, incredibly smart and very sweet. While he doesn't get along well with other dogs, that is definitely the result of trauma either when he was a puppy or in foster care/the shelter system. We are so grateful that we found Chewie and wouldn't trade him for the world! :)
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Stella
3 Years
3 People
House & Yard
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Pastimes
Playing fetch
Stella is smart, goofy, high-energy and easily bored. She loves balls and can play fetch endlessly. She demands attention-she will actually talk to you-and loves to cuddle. She is highly focused on whatever she’s thinking about at the time so she may or may not choose to pay attention to commands. Stella loves people, kids, and other dogs, and is very gentle, even though she has a fierce scary bark. The downsides are that sheds like crazy and has a strong hound odor, and can be very persistent and demanding. But we love her a lot!
5 months, 1 week ago
Lexi lou
6 Weeks
3 People
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Running around outside and sleeping
They are loveable dogs, perfect for any family
9 months, 3 weeks ago
Petey
2 Years
2 People
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Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Walk
Cuddling
Fetch
Petey is such a sweet boy! He has the right mix of energy and laziness. I love having the option of just cuddling and being lazy with him but also rough housing and going on hikes. He does shed, but it isn't incredibly noticeable even though I have hardwood floors. He barely sheds and smells pretty decent despite never having a bath. He does have incredibly bowed legs, which decreases his health status. My boy doesn't listen very well when bring corrected and he isn't very food motivated, so training is not as easy as it could be. Despite being extremely fearful (rescue) he was surprisingly friendly to many people. He had some anxiety issues at the shelter they and warned me he was fearful (I could tell because if he thought I was angry enough, he would pee) but when he met my boyfriend for the first time, he acted like they had been buds! Despite being a hound, I have never heard him bark! And he does not have any separation anxiety. He's great!
11 months ago
Baxter
6 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch and snuggling
They are fun lovable dogs. Baxter is the most sweetest boy and I love to snuggle with him. He is very protective of me too. My dad pulled me down and he came running at his tip speed to see if I was okay. I love boxer bassist. There awesome dogs.
1 year ago
Chloe
3 Years
3 People
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Pastimes
Playing in the snow
Play
Playdate
Best dog I’ve ever own! So affectionate and loyal. Not one mean bone in her stout body!
1 year ago
Book me a walkiee?
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