Boxsky

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35-75 lbs
20-35"
Unknown
Boxer
Siberian Husky
Husker, Bosky

Highly energized and hyperactive, the Boxsky requires constant attention from its family in order to feel adored and loved. This uplifting breed originated from the Boxer and the Siberian Husky. Its origin is unknown but it is suspected that the breed was developed in recent years. This powerful breed can become incredibly vocal in order to get the attention of others. The Boxsky is an outstanding watchdog since it is always on the lookout for any suspicious activity. Its curious nature allows it to constantly pay attention to its surroundings. This vivacious canine's coat is predominantly short but dense, allowing for easy maintenance. Due to its intense energy levels, the Boxsky should be provided with immense amounts of play per day.

Purpose
Companion, Watchdog
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Boxer, Siberian Husky

Boxsky Health

Average Size
Male Boxsky size stats
Height: 20-35 inches Weight: 35-75 lbs
Female Boxsky size stats
Height: 20-35 inches Weight: 35-75 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Usually Very Healthy
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Cataracts
  • Congenital Heart Defect
Occasional Tests
  • Physical Examination
  • Radiographs
  • Optical Examination
  • Angiocardiogram

Boxsky Breed History

The Boxsky originated from the Boxer and the Siberian Husky. While it is unknown how the Boxsky breed was developed, there is rich history behind both of the parent breeds. The Boxer was originally developed in Germany during the late 19th century from the Bullenbeisser. The Bullenbeisser was a hunting dog for centuries, often hunting bear, wild boar, and deer. The Bullenbeisser would seize and hold its prey until hunters would retrieve it. While documentation becomes a bit hazy for the Boxer, it is believed that the Brabanter Bullenbeisser is a direct ancestor of the modern-day Boxer. In 1894, Robert, Konig, and Hopner were directly responsible for the stabilization of the Boxer breed and developed a dog show exhibition. In 1896, the first dog show exhibition was assembled. In 1897, the Boxer Club was founded. In 1904, the first Boxer breed standard was made public and has largely remained unchanged. In the late 19th century, the breed was introduced in other parts of Europe. In the 20th century, the Boxer was imported to the United States. In 1904, the Boxer was registered with the American Kennel Club. During World War I, the Boxer took on numerous roles in the military. It worked as a messenger dog, attack dog, and pack dog. After World War II, the Boxer increased in popularity when soldiers arrived home with their mascots. The Siberian Husky was a medium-sized working dog that originated in Siberia, Russia. This rambunctious canine belongs to the Spitz genetic family and was bred to pull sleds over long distances effectively and quickly. The breed was also known to be sneaky escape artists who were capable of digging themselves out of sturdy fences. The Alaska Sweepstake Race of 1909 was one of the first times the Siberian Husky was put in the spotlight; a dog with incredible endurance, the breed was added to the roster of the American Kennel Club in 1930, and at the time of this writing, was the 12th most popular breed on the list.

Boxsky Breed Appearance

The Boxsky strongly resembles the Boxer in terms of appearance. This canine's body can range between medium to large in size. Its stance is one of alertness and curiosity. Often brown-eyed, the breed can inherit the Siberian Husky's piercing blue eyes. Its short to medium-length coat tends to vary between tan, fawn, and white with black. The coat is also known to take on a more dense-like feel common to the Siberian Husky and is water-repellent. The ears can either be erect or floppy. The tail tends to be a full tail but with a short coat. The Boxsky's weight ranges from 35 to 75 pounds and it stands 20 to 35 inches tall. Each specific dog can vary by litter in height, weight, and appearance.

Eye Color Possibilities
blue Boxsky eyes
Blue
brown Boxsky eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Boxsky nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
white Boxsky coat
White
black Boxsky coat
Black
fawn Boxsky coat
Fawn
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Boxsky straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Boxsky Breed Maintenance

The Boxsky is not considered a hypoallergenic breed and sheds extensively. This breed is not recommended for people with allergies due to the constant coat blowouts. Daily brushing with a rubber curry brush will help eliminate much of the dead hair. A slicker brush and a deshedding tool will come in handy when the shed is at its most intense. Not a drooler, this hybrid will not need to be bathed often. His teeth should be brushed at least two to three times per week though, and the nails should not be neglected. Check them often for tears or cracks. The ears may get a wax buildup; additionally, if your Boxsky loves the water be sure to dry his ears thoroughly after a swim.

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

Boxsky Temperament

The Boxsky's energy levels are considered very high due to the Siberian Husky traits. As a dog that will bounce off the walls if not given attention, this highly energized breed craves constant exercise. This hyperactive canine loves to be active and expects its family to engage it constantly. The Boxsky may be hesitant towards strangers if not provided with early training. The Siberian Husky parent is a cautious dog that protects its family. The Boxsky is no different and can serve as an outstanding guard dog; early training will help this breed distinguish the difference between a friendly stranger and an intruder. This motivated dog is great for families but not young children, as his exuberance may be too much for them to handle. It is an incredibly vocal breed that will need consistent but firm instruction on how to effectively decrease the frequency of barking. The Boxsky will need to be socialized as a puppy in order to be friendly with other dogs as well as other animals. While intelligent, this clever breed will benefit from positive reinforcement and rewards such as treats.

Boxsky Activity Requirements

The Boxsky naturally has a very high level of energy which must be handled by an experienced dog owner. Not a dog for first timers, the recommended exercise session for a Boxsky should entail between 70 to 80 minutes per day, sometimes more. Long, multiple walks per day are highly recommended in addition to intense play. This is not a dog to be left to his own devices all day. Apartment living is discouraged as this breed needs room to run and expend his energy. Your Boxsky is known to be an escape artist so be careful if you have a fenced-in yard; do not leave him unattended to dig or jump his way out in search of an adventure. An ideal environment for the Boxsky would be a big home with a large, fenced in yard in a cool climate.

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

Boxsky Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.5 - $1.9
Monthly Cost
$39 - $52

Boxsky Owner Experiences

Junior
9 Weeks
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing in the snow
Running
he is super smart , we were not able to crate him because he would escape. He don't do damage in the house as of yet but he likes to chew so we have lots of toys for him , he do get the occasional shoe or sock. He seems to be easy to train so far.
5 months ago
Oliver (Ollie)
4 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Very smart dog, my wife has MS, she pretended she needed help, the dog ran to her immediately, first time, like it had been trained for years, and he's only 4 months old. Will be a great help when I'm at work. Our Daughter picked him out at an adoption event at the vets, great choice. Only downside is he seems to have the worst smelling farts of both breeds! Have a small horse pen for him for now, will have to work on fencing some or all of our 3 acres.
6 months, 2 weeks ago
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