45-70 lbs

Energetic and cheerful, the Boxollie is known for its affectionate disposition towards its family. The breed originated from its two parent breeds – the Boxer and the Border Collie. Its origin country and year are unknown and not documented. It is thought that the Boxollie originated somewhere in Europe when the hybrid breeds rose in popularity. This alert and courageous canine is curious and constantly on the move. Loyal and intelligent, his talents include agility, competitive obedience, herding, and police work. The Boxollie has a short to medium-length coat which can vary in colors such as brown, white, and black. This breed is relatively easy to keep in shape with daily brushing and exercise.

Companion, Guard dog
Date of Origin
Boxer, Border Collie

Boxollie Health

Average Size
Male Boxollie size stats
Height: 20-25 inches Weight: 55-85 lbs
Female Boxollie size stats
Height: 18-24 inches Weight: 45-70 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Usually Very Healthy
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Allergies
  • Corneal Dystrophy
Occasional Tests
  • Physical Examination
  • Allergy Tests
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Optical Examination

Boxollie Breed History

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.

Boxollie Breed Appearance

Hybrid breeds tend to vary in appearance even within the same litter. The Boxollie generally resembles the Boxer in terms of appearance. Its dense coat varies from short to medium-length and is water-repellent. Color combinations vary from black to white to brown. The Boxollie's build can range from medium to large depending on which dominant traits it inherits. This athletic breed exudes an air of intelligence and clever expression. Its stance contains a muscular essence. Its symmetrical body is in proportion to its body. The tail is generally left natural in the Boxollie. The breed's weight ranges from 45 to 80 pounds and stands tall at 18 to 25 inches.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Boxollie eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Boxollie nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Boxollie coat
white Boxollie coat
brown Boxollie coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Boxollie straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Boxollie Breed Maintenance

The Boxollie is not a hypoallergenic breed and sheds moderately when compared to other breeds. Daily brushing should be completed with a rubber curry brush if the coat is short. If the coat is closer to medium-length, a firm bristle brush and a comb would work the best to remove tangles and keep the coat looking pristine. If your dog has feathering on the legs, light trimming can be done by a professional groomer. This breed is not known to drool or possess any significant odors so bathing should not need to be done that often. The ears, nails, and teeth will need adequate attention as well. The ears should be checked weekly for dirt and wax. The teeth may need a daily brushing and typically, nails should be trimmed on a bi-weekly schedule, unless they wear down naturally. In that case, monthly trimmings could suffice.

Brushes for Boxollie
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Boxollie requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Boxollie Temperament

The Boxollie's energy levels are moderate. Daily exercise is required to maintain a healthy weight and allow for mental stimulation. This breed will enjoy keeping busy but also likes spending time with you sitting and relaxing. It likes to be surrounded by others and loves to be able to engage in play. Early training should be provided to teach the Boxollie about friendly strangers and other animals. The Boxollie may exhibit some hesitant behaviors toward other dogs and small animals due to its original purpose of catching prey. Fond of children, this playful breed will enjoy having kids to run around and play with as long as boundaries are established. Positive reinforcement techniques are recommended for this breed. Firm commands will be more likely to be complied with. Due to its intelligence, the Boxollie is a quick learner and repetition will more than likely be unnecessary.

Boxollie Activity Requirements

The Boxollie has moderate energy levels when compared to other dogs. Exercise sessions should last between 30 to 40 minutes per day in order to ensure your dog is being provided with the appropriate amount daily. Some activities your dog may enjoy are walking, running, and fetching. Apartment living may work if the breed is provided with outdoor access for walks or to roam in a fenced-in yard. An ideal environment for the Boxollie would be an average-sized rural home with a fenced-in yard in a warm climate. An urban environment would also work as long as your hybrid is provided with the appropriate exercise. This breed would not fare well in a cold climate.

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

Boxollie Food Consumption

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

Boxollie Owner Experiences

1 Year
3 People
House & Yard
Car rides
Very laid back and protective with my son. Jealous over us if another animal is around. She pushes the other animal out of the way and will make her attention known. Makes a great family dog if she gets her energy and walk daily and a yard to play in. I tell everyone "If she has a yard to play in all day long and come inside at night for bed then she is the happiest dog in the world."
22 hours ago
1 Year
4 People
She is so loving, very smart, and a super fast runner. She gets jealous of ANY affection shown towards other dog but shows it in a, ill just force my love on you even more type way. She can never get enough loving...its pretty hilarious sometimes
3 months, 4 weeks ago
Book me a walkiee?
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