The Boxollie's origins are unknown and not well-documented. It is suspected that the breed was initially developed in order to help eliminate prevalent health conditions in the two parent breeds, the Boxer and the Border Collie. The German Bullenbeiser is said to be the Boxer's ancestor. Originally bred to be used as a hunting dog, its task was to catch and hold prey until the hunters would arrive. Throughout the years, the Bullenbeissers were used to guard and drive cattle at farms. In the late 19th century, the modern-day Boxer was developed. In 1894, the Boxer was modified by three Germans known as Roberth, Konig, and Hopner. In 1904, the first Boxer was registered with the American Kennel Club. In 1915, the AKC recognized the first Boxer champion, Sieger Dampf Von Dom. After World War I, the Boxer was involved with the military and served as a messenger dog by carrying packs and serving as a guard dog. In the 1940s, the Boxer's popularity rose in the United States when soldiers brought them home. The Border Collie's origins are not as well-documented. Research suggests that the Border Collie was originally found in wood carvings done by Thomas Beckwith prior to the 1800s. In 1873, the first documented sheepdog trial was completed. Within the trial, a dog by the name of Hemp excelled in the trials and was said to be the father of the Border Collie. The breed was originally used to herd sheep calmly. In 1860, the Birmingham Dog Society held classes for “Scotch Sheep Dogs” where Queen Victoria was said to have fallen in love with the breed. In 1906, the first standard of the breed was published. In 1915, the breed name “Border Collie” was officially established in place of “sheepdogs”. In 1995, the Border Collie was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club. The talented breed is occasionally used as a guide dog for the blind and frequently excels in agility. The Boxollie is not recognized by the AKC due to its hybrid status.