Boxmatian

50-90 lbs
19-25"
Europe
Boxer
Dalmatian
Dalmoxer, Boxermatian
With a quirky sense of the humor, the Boxmatian is sure to make you laugh for endless hours. The breed originated from interesting parent breeds, the Boxer and the Dalmatian. The origins of the Boxmatian hybrid are widely unknown but it is suspected that the hybrid was first developed in Europe. The Boxmatian is a relatively healthy breed with minor medical concerns. This clever canine has a tendency to act like a clown around its family due to its mostly friendly nature. Early socialization and training are highly recommended as this canine has a tendency to become aggressive if left unchecked. Adorned with a short coat, the Boxmatian has an easy-to-maintain grooming routine.
Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Boxer, Dalmatian

Boxmatian Health

Average Size
Male Boxmatian size stats
Height: 19-25 inches Weight: 50-90 lbs
Female Boxmatian size stats
Height: 19-25 inches Weight: 50-90 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Usually Very Healthy
Minor Concerns
  • Hypothyroidism
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Allergies
Occasional Tests
  • Physical Examination
  • Allergy Tests
  • Complete Blood Count

Boxmatian Breed History

The Boxmatian's origins are not well-documented at this time. It is suspected that the breed originated from Europe where both parent breeds originated from. The Boxmatian's parent breeds – the Boxer and the Dalmatian – are said to have been cross-bred in order to create a healthier type of hybrid breed. It is suspected that the Boxer has existed since the ancient Assyrians were around. At the time, there was a need for a strong dog with a  heavy head and a brave disposition. This dog eventually spread across the land and became the German Bullenbeisser. English breeders opted to produce a stronger and larger dog which became the ancestor to the Boxer in order to become a hunting dog. The Boxer was an effective protector against intruders. There are various theories as to how the Dalmatian was developed. Some research indicates that the breed originated in Croatia while other research suggests it was a hound that existed during the Middle Ages. The Dalmatian is widely believed to have been a smaller version of the Pointer. Throughout the years, the Dalmatian is thought to have taken on several roles such as circus dog, ratter, shepherd, and military dog. Its most popular task was that of a coach dog which meant the breed protected the horses and the coaches. After the invention of the automobile, the Dalmatian decreased in popularity but maintained its role within fire departments. The Dalmatian is most known for Disney's “101 Dalmatians” where its popularity rose to the top of the charts. 

Boxmatian Breed Appearance

The Boxmatian dominantly resembles the Dalmatian with its short, thin, and spotted coat. The coat colors are mostly white but can range with some additional black spots or a spotted belly. The breed is considered to be a middle-weight athlete with a powerful stance. Its alert and intelligent glance exudes an air of elegance. Its symmetrical body contains no exaggeration in regards to proportion. This large breed contains a straight, short muzzle and does not have an underbite. The tail is long and expressive. The Boxmatian's weight ranges between 50 to 90 pounds and it stands between 19 to 25 inches tall.  

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Boxmatian eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Boxmatian nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
white Boxmatian coat
White
black Boxmatian coat
Black
pied Boxmatian coat
Pied
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Boxmatian straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Boxmatian Breed Maintenance

The Boxmatian is not a hypoallergenic breed and sheds moderately. In order to cut down on shedding, daily brushing should be completed with a rubber curry brush or a slicker brush, taking care to not brush too hard. Drooling is kept to a minimum and there is no significant odor in this breed. Your dog should be bathed every 6 to 8 weeks if necessary. Shampoo and conditioner options will vary depending on your specific dog's needs. If your dog has skin allergies, hypoallergenic shampoo might be best to use. Ears should be wiped and cleaned weekly. Teeth should be brushed weekly. Nails should be trimmed or filed every 2 to 3 weeks to prevent them from overgrowing and also to avoid tears and cracks, common in active dogs.

Brushes for Boxmatian
Slicker Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Boxmatian requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Boxmatian Temperament

The Boxmatian is a highly energetic hybrid breed that needs plenty of exercise in order to be content. It loves to be with its family and finds joy in staying busy. If left to its own devices, your Boxmatian may engage in property destruction due to sheer boredom. This can be avoided by providing mental and physical stimulation each and every day. This willing and lovable dog loves to be able to run, play, and swim. It is an intelligent breed that requires ongoing challenges to remain entertained. While the Boxmatian will bark at strangers, it can be trained to distinguish between friendly strangers and unwelcome intruders. This breed is not recommended for young children due to the tendency for the Dalmatian to become aggressive if not properly trained. However, it is affectionate as a rule and aggression can be eliminated if exposed to early intervention and guidance. The Boxmatian will need training to welcome other animals and dogs into his circle. This clever canine fares best in warmer climates and within a spacious home.

Boxmatian Activity Requirements

The Boxmatian has high energy levels and requires daily exercise. It is important to be able to provide this breed with at least an hour of exercise per day to maintain its health and weight. It is a guarantee that the Boxmatian will not hesitate to go for the maximum that you can give. This hybrid thrives on intense play like fetching a ball, running alongside you for miles, and swimming. Apartment living is discouraged ; the Boxmatian is large and typically very exuberant so it is best to adopt this hybrid into a large home with a spacious, secure yard. Be prepared to spend time with your Boxmatian; the bonding and exercise will make for one happy dog.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
12 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Boxmatian Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.50 - $1.90
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00

Boxmatian Owner Experiences

Rusko
5 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk agility
Its the best dog I ve ever had. He needs a lot of freedom. Every people we meet say me its very very beautiful dog!
3 months, 3 weeks ago
Bomber
12 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Wonderful dog, very affectionate and loyal to family. People friendly and good with kids and cats. Never aggressive to people or other dogs. Looooong puppy stage, hated being in a kennel. Has mellowed out considerably as he’s gotten older. Really loves being with his family. If left alone he can be a little destructive but was worse when he was a puppy. A great dog!
5 months, 1 week ago
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