Boxweiler

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The Boxweiler is a hybrid of the Boxer and the Rottweiler. No current standards exist for this mix and dogs may vary in size and appearance depending on which parent breed is more dominant. Owners and potential owners of Boxweilers should review the parent breed’s traits and health concerns to acquaint themselves with the inherent traits a Boxweiler may exhibit. The Boxweiler is a large dog and can reach weights of up to 100 pounds. This mix is a good family dog and is bred as a designer dog. Given this dog’s sometimes intimidating appearance, he is sensitive and needs the attention of his family. The Boxweiler also tends to gain weight and will need plenty of exercise.
Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
1980s
Ancestry
Boxer, Rottweiler

Boxweiler Breed History

The Boxweiler is hybrid of the Boxer and the Rottweiler. The hybrid is a modern dog with no detailed history yet despite that the two parent breeds have been purposefully crossbred since the 1980s. Being a relatively modern hybrid, bred as a designer dog, those interested in understanding the potential characteristics and traits of the Boxweiler will have to look at the parent breeds for insight. Both parent breeds are descendants of the Molossus family, which predates the Mastiff line that later rose, and both parent breeds also developed in Germany and the surrounding regions. The Boxer is of the Tibetan line of Mastiffs and was developed primarily in Germany during the 16th century. The Boxer Breed Club was established in Munich in the 1800s and is thought to gain its name by the way it uses its paws in a fight, which resembles a boxer. The Boxer was first registered in the American Kennel Club in 1904 and today ranks among the top ten in breed popularity. The Rottweiler is of the Roman Mastiff line of dogs that accompanied Romans as they moved north in conquest. Mastiff cattle dogs were bred to herd the cattle, which were mobile food resources for the invading Roman forces. Roman Mastiffs mated with native dogs and became the foundation for the Rottweiler in Germany. One Roman settlement in Germany was discovered approximately 600 years after the invading forces came through when red tiles were found at a site; red tiles were used on Roman villa roofs. The site became known as Rote Wil, and cattle herding Mastiffs in the region were later named the Rottweiler in homage to the region they developed in over those 600 years. Rottweilers continued to flourish in Germany until the 1800s when they faced near extinction, but the breed was saved and rose to popularity once more as a police dog and as a guard dog. Today, the Rottweiler is one of the top twenty most popular breeds.

Boxweiler Breed Appearance

The Boxweiler is a hybrid between the Boxer and the Rottweiler and can look like either parent breed depending on the dominant appearance. This is a large dog, weighing between 60 and 80 pounds with a strong, muscular build, and this hybrid can reach as much as 100 pounds. The Boxweiler has a square head no matter which parent its appearance leans toward. However, if the Boxweiler looks more like the Boxer, it will have a lean muscular body as opposed to the stocky, muscular body of the Rottweiler. The Boxweiler has long legs and is in proportion to its size with a deep chest. The head is large and square with a long snout and will have some wrinkling due to having thick skin.

Boxweiler Breed Maintenance

The Boxweiler is not a hypoallergenic dog and can shed moderately. Brushing and grooming every other day will help remove dead and loose hair and keep your Boxweiler’s coat healthy. Grooming will also help distribute the natural oils of the skin and prevent dermatitis and in turn, prevent “doggy” odor. The Rottweiler does have a greater tendency to drool, whereas the Boxer does not. Your dog’s drool level will depend on which parent breed your dog mostly resembles. However, given many Boxweiler’s heads resemble the Rottweiler’s, you may find the drool more than anticipated. Frequent nail clipping is also suggested for your Boxweiler. The Boxer breed more commonly suffers from dental and gum issues, and this also increases the risk of drooling.

Boxweiler Activity Requirements

The Boxweiler is a high energy hybrid, which are characteristics of both parent breeds. Idleness and solitude in the Boxweiler may lead to behavioral issues, so this hybrid needs healthy family interactions and early socialization. The Rottweiler has a reputation for aggression, which may manifest in the Boxweiler without proper socialization. However, the Boxer is a much friendlier breed and helps to even out the aggression. As such, this hybrid makes for a good guard dog and will be wary of strangers but does not attack. The Boxweiler is a large dog and is good with children provided the dog has early and proper socialization with kids. However, strange children may make the Boxweiler wary and kids should be taught how to approach the dog and remain patient. The size and temperament of this hybrid does not make an ideal choice for very small children. The Boxweiler has a hunting history, including large game, and may not be well suited for contact with unknown pets. However, with early and proper socialization, the Boxweiler can adapt to living with other pets, including cats. The Boxweiler has high energy and requires daily exercise. This hybrid is also intelligent and eager to please. The high intelligence makes training easy, but owners must remain firm, yet fair. The Boxweiler is a sensitive dog and responds much better to positive training methods and food based reward training.

Boxweiler Owner Experiences

Oliver
2 Weeks
9+ People
House & Yard
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Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Hide & Seek
Bath time
Fetch
Swim
Road trip
Frisbee
I have not had Oliver for more than 2 weeks but we have such an amazing bond, i absolutely love him.
2 weeks, 2 days ago
Rosco
9 Years
3 People
House
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Friendliness
Energy
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Loves walks, and getting toys from the store
I've had my Rosco for over 9yrs he just recently bit my 4yr old son in the forehead my heart is breaking I feel he is getting old he has been with me through some pretty rough times and even though earlier that day I had told my son several times not to get in face he continued to and was bitten. My trust is broken and I feel my son was lucky it could of been worse, I know he's getting old guess I'm looking for advise is this a sign please help he has been like a furry son to me.
1 month ago
Remington Steele Laribee
3 Years
2 People
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Total enjoyment, he loves kids and he is well trained. Have owned 4 rottweillers.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Beau
9 Weeks
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Tug-of-war
Beau is very energetic and is still about a 15 pound puppy. He loves to cuddle at night. He has been teething and very into biting us to cope. Teething toys are a must!
3 months ago
Morrocco
2 Years
8 People
House
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Friendliness
Energy
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The best thing that has happend to our family
3 months ago
Baxter
2 Years
2 People
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Very intelligent listens well very hyper. Separation and social anxiety the boxer makes him doppy and the Rottweiler makes him aggressive great guard dog loves to be the leader of the Pack. Great companion and therapy dog
3 months ago
Daisy
9 Months
4 People
House & Yard
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runnung around the yard
Daisy May is a very sweet and energetic dog. She runs away often but always comes back. She loves to run around in our front yard. we have 3 cats that she doesn't mind. She likes men more than women. She loves almost everybody that she meets. When she first meets people, she won't come to them but eventually she will come over and let you pet her. She is like a human and acts like a human. She loves food and her toy's.
4 months ago
Tank
8 Weeks
2 People
House & Yard
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Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing chase
Tank is a very smart loving puppy
4 months, 1 week ago
Koda
4 Weeks
5 People
House & Yard
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Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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He is a baby but has lots of energy. He loves to follow you around and doesn't cry much.
5 months ago
JoJo
3 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Swim
Catch treats
Road trip
Run
Walk
Go to Park
Go to Beach
This is an amazingly lovable breed. She's extremely intelligent and has unwavering loyalty to its owner & family. This breed requires exercise, at the least a 30 minute daily walk is necessary, the longer the better. Also if you rollerblade, skate, or bicycle, with some training you can teach your boxweiler to pull you, just make sure they're very familiar with the route and are confident in pack leading. This breed can and will become very unruly(high energy/destructive) if they are confined to a cage, leash, or small apartment for weeks on end. If you're a responsible, moderately active owner this is the Dog for you.
5 months, 4 weeks ago
Browny
2 Months
3 People
Condo
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takes carrot in mouth & nibbles in seconds
first time kept but good
6 months, 1 week ago
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