Bullboxer Staff

60-75 lbs
United States
American Staffordshire Terrier

Bullboxer Staffs are affectionate, protective, and playful companion dogs. They are known for their devotion to their owners and family members. Their average lifespan is 10 to 14 years, they typically weight between 60 and 80 pounds and grow to be between 18 and 25 inches tall. Though sweet, Bullboxer Staffs can be hostile to other dogs, so diligent training is required for this breed – ideally starting at a young age. The Bullboxer Staff has likely been in deveolpment for decades, but has yet to fully stabilized in form or personality. As such, it can vary widely in size and appearance and is not recognized by the American Kennel Club roster of purebred dogs. Many owners will say this is a hybrid demanding of attention but is worth every ounce of effort.

Date of Origin
Boxer, American Staffordshire Terrier

Bullboxer Staff Health

Average Size
Male Bullboxer Staff size stats
Height: 19-25 inches Weight: 65-80 lbs
Female Bullboxer Staff size stats
Height: 18-20 inches Weight: 60-75 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Subaortic Stenosis
Minor Concerns
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cataracts
  • Corneal Erosion
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Cataracts
  • Gastric Torsion
  • Tumors
  • Intervertebral Disc Degeneration
  • Colitis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosis (PDA)
  • Deafness (white boxer parent)
Occasional Tests
  • Cardiac
  • Biopsy
  • Orthopedic
  • Brain Auditory Evoked Response (BAER)
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Blood And Urine Analysis
  • Rectal Exam
  • Fecal Analysis
  • Ocular

Bullboxer Staff Breed History

The name Bullboxer Staff is a combination of the names of the dog’s parent breeds: the Boxer and The American Staffordshire Terrier, also known as the Pit Bull Terrier. There are many theories about where and when the Boxer parent originated. Theories range from ancient Tibet to 16th century France. For simplicity, however, it is commonly accepted that the Boxer is a Bulldog cousin. Boxers became a favorite in Germany during the 1800s and were developed as hunting and sporting companions. In the late 1800s, Germans made efforts to stabilize the breed. Eventually, Boxers gained fans in North America, and were registered by the AKC in 1904. Later, Boxers were used as guards and ammunition carriers in both World Wars. Soldiers returning to the United States from Europe eventually brought Boxers home as pets, which bolstered their popularity in North America. The other Bullboxer Staff parent, The American Staffordshire Terrier, became popular in early 1800s when it was developed in the English region of Shaffordshire for dogfighting. It was originally called the “Bull and Terrier” and was likely an Old English Bulldog and Terrier mix. Eventually, dogfighting was banned and the breed migrated to the United States where breeders sought to increase the dog’s weight and head size. This variety became known as the Pit Bull Terrier and was recognized by the AKC in 1936. In 1972, it was renamed as the American Shafford Terrier – though the Pit Bull nickname has stuck with the breed. Bullboxer Staffs may have been breed for decades given both parent breeds’ long history in the United States. However, they have only recently become recognized as a designer hybrid, though not by the AKC. 

Bullboxer Staff Breed Appearance

A Bullboxer Staff is a muscular and strong large dog. In many cases, it looks like a bigger, less stocky American Staffordshire Terrier with Boxer facial features. This breed has a thick neck, relatively flat forehead, pendant ears, and a square muzzle – often covered in white or black markings – that ends in a broad, black nose. The Bullboxer Staff has a short, smooth, and dense coat that can come in many colors such as grey, fawn, brown, black, brindle with white or black markings. Bullboxer Staffs’ paws are large, heavily padded, and arched to support its agile movements and considerable muscle mass.

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

Bullboxer Staff Breed Maintenance

Overall, Bullboxer Staffs are low-maintenance pets. Their short coat is not predisposed to shedding and they do not require regular grooming. However, they are not hypoallergenic dogs and thus are not suitable for owners with allergies. These dogs should only be bathed when needed so that their coats retain natural oils and shine. Note that some owners choose to occasionally brush their Bullboxer Staffs with a firm bristle brush to strip dead hairs. Bullboxer Staffs should also have their nails clipped 1 to 2 times a month, although the toenails can sometimes wear down naturally depending on the terrain they are walked on. Bullboxer Staffs should have their teeth brushed daily and an annual dental appraisal by the veterinarian.

Brushes for Bullboxer Staff
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Bullboxer Staff requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Bullboxer Staff Temperament

This sensitive and energetic hybrid bonds closely with its family – even children. Conversely, it prefers to be dominant over other dogs and animals. As a result, it is best to make new introductions to furry friends slowly. Both Bullboxer Staff parent breeds were bred to be deferential and respectful to humans, so these pets require a lot of attention from their owners. In return, however, owners get the joy of having a loyal pet that relishes human affection and family playtime. Bullboxer Staffs do not bark frequently, but they are hypersensitive to changes in their environment. It follows that Bullboxer Staffs thrive in stable environments with a relatively consistent schedule and regular exercise to prevent restlessness. Beyond this, Bullboxer Staffs are intelligent animals, making them moderately easy to train. They do have a stubborn steak, however. As such, early and consistent training is particularly important to rearing a well-adjusted Bullboxer Staff.

Bullboxer Staff Activity Requirements

Bullboxer Staffs love playing and partaking in regular exercise with their owners. They require a daily moderate to long walk or a trip to the dog park combined with playtime with family members. If they don’t receive this type of activity, they may become irritable and hyper. Because Bullboxer Staffs require a fair amount of exercise, they thrive in suburban and rural environments where they have a fenced-in yard to romp around in. Keep in mind that Bullboxer Staffs have a moderate inclination to hunt and wander so they should always be monitored outside, especially if they are in off leash areas. Note that this breed is sensitive to heat and should not be over exercised in hot climates. Overall, Bullboxer Staffs will be happy if they get 45 to 90 minutes of physical activity a day and spend quality time with their owners in the evening.

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

Bullboxer Staff Food Consumption

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

Bullboxer Staff Owner Experiences

Samuel or Sammy
16 Weeks
2 People
We adopted him from a shelter. They said he was a transfer from oklahoma,and he was really to small to take but they did. He was very emaciated,had respiratory infection ,ear infection and some kind of skin lesions. We brought him home9 /24/18 at 11lbs approx 3 months old.we got him to our vet for test and treatment now 11/6/18 he weighs 20 lbs and is a happy healthy puppy! We tested his DNA with Wisdom Panel and he is 50% Staffordshire terrier and 50%boxer. With purebred show dogs on both sides of his ancestry. No matter what he is He is our loved puppy.
1 week ago
10 Months
1 People
House & Yard
chasing rabbits
bark park visits
ball squeaking
Toy Destruction
eating bugs
lizard chasing
face licking
Baxter was born in the local shelter to a tiny boxer in a litter of one. At 2 months he was adopted by a family with small children and his energy was too much for them so he was returned to the shelter. Lucky for me! I rescued him at 5mos and I have to say, he's awesome but is a LOT of dog! He's already 83# and still growing. He's a super strong, smart, affectionate pup but needs a ton of exercise and playtime. Very easily distracted so training is tough work - but necessary for sure. Currently the biggest challenge is his energetic excitement around other people, which is off the charts. He really loves jumping up on people to deliver face-drenching licks. Bonus points if he can get a running start and knock his target over before his lick-fest starts. We're working with a trainer and together and he's improved some, but I'm told not to expect him to mellow much before age 2. Yay.
2 weeks, 3 days ago
3 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Very long walks
He is very intelligent very high energy they do tend to be septicle to ear problems relativley easily can be dosey sometimes but usually bery happy dogs all in general but have to be carefully watched at all time as they are powerful dogs basically like a roided up staff
3 weeks ago
9 Months
3 People
Eating Snacks
Dog Parks
Obedience classes
Look out the window
Sadie is a great combination of her parent breeds. She’s friendly and empathetic. She enjoys playing and cuddling. She does require a lot of attention as she is very bonded to her people. Our neighbors love her because she’s sweet, friendly, and rarely barks. Sadie LOVES other dogs. She enjoys wrestling with them. In fact the only time she barks is to get other dogs’ attention. Sadie loved her obedience classes and learns very quickly.
9 months, 2 weeks ago
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