Bullboxer Staff

60-75 lbs
18-20"
United States
Boxer
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.

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
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
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Bullboxer Staff nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
gray Bullboxer Staff coat
Gray
fawn Bullboxer Staff coat
Fawn
brown Bullboxer Staff coat
Brown
black Bullboxer Staff coat
Black
brindle Bullboxer Staff coat
Brindle
white Bullboxer Staff coat
White
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
Comb
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

Deasil
6 Years
2 People
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Share 1 important tip that bout costed me more than just cash money...I left Deasil alone back last June for not very long. In the time he was alone he managed to choke down a long style men's sock (not winter thick sock).if u pay attention to ur dog then u an ur dog has developed ur own language between each other.last June Deasil was telling me he wasnt feeling good.After laying beside and watching helplessly trying to figure the rest out on my own from observation ,I've figured out he has eaten something initially I thought it was a maxi pad.i couldn't watch n wait to see if he would pass it on his own so I went to my local vet an he was positive by feeling his abdominal area that it was definitely obstructed an then told me bad news that he wasn't set up to do major surgeries but he'd refer me to another local vet that used to be his brother's veterinary office till he retired .needless to say there was no other option and I was not seeing life without him .The next day 8am he underwent the operation to remove the sock and everything went great and remains good today but I was warned dogs that do this w socks or anything else that they can fit in their mouth are generally repeaters.if the dog has separation anxiety then at the very least crate it when ur not around.$1,000 vet bill ain't always able to be forked over and I was blessed w having a sister that loves me and knows how much Deasil meant in my and my sons life that she was willing to help save us from having to put him to rest way to young in his life.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
Maroon
5 Months
1 People
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My puppy was so easy to potty train. She just understands what rules are. Chewing is the only issue but I just redirect her with her toys when I catch her in the act and the act never reoccurs. She is so loyal and loves being by my feet whenever she can. I am raising her cage free and leash free (literally won’t move on a leash) so she loves it here!
2 months ago
Bubbles
14 Months
2 People
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Love her to bits but will always find stuff to destroy if left alone.
4 months, 1 week ago
Otter
5 Months
2 People
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Walk
Fetch
Service Dog Training
Zoomies
Carrying Items with us on walks
I adopted Otter at 4months old in Nov '20. We got her DNA tested through her vet and she is 50% purebred Amer. Staffy and 50% Boxer (UK Show) She is very calm but can be anxious in new places. She is wonderful with her two cat brothers (9mo and 1yr) but she can get a little rough since she is still learning how to be gentle. She is in training to become my psychiatric service dog and has picked up on her training right away! She walks amazingly on a leash and can even be off leash when we are heading home to our apartment. She is very loyal, clingy, and follows me everywhere in the house, but thats what she is supposed to do! She loves trying new foods and isnt picky at all and she LOVES fruit and veggies :)
6 months ago
Stormi
1 Year
4 People
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We love our baby. She is so affectionate and playful. She has separation anxiety and will pout when you have to leave her. When you return she can’t lick you enough. She always wants attention. Children are not her favorite and she gets spooked easily. She is extremely protective of her humans and the hair on her back with stand straight up if you try to get too close. She loves going down the slide at the park and playing hide and seek behind boulders with her furry friend Skip that lives with her. We adore this sweet pup!! She’s our baby.
6 months, 3 weeks ago
Willie
3 Years
2 People
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Swim
Nap
Hiking
Dog Parks
Tug-of-war
Running
cuddle
Got Willie from the shelter and after a DNA test, turns out he is a Bullboxer Staff. He is very friendly, affectionate, and just loves everyone - other pets and people. He does get stressed very easily, and does not like being left alone for too long. He is picky with food and does have grain allergies. He loves to play tug-of-way and loves his ball, but can get very obsessive with his toys - he never gets aggressive. He mostly boofs when there is a stranger around, and hardly barks. Overall he loves everyone!
1 year, 7 months ago
Jameson
1 Year
5 People
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He’s the perfect family dog. Was trained within months of birth. Beautiful experience all around. Loyal and well behaved. Tons of compliments on how handsome he is!
1 year, 9 months ago
Cody
3 Years
2 People
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Therapy Training
Service dog
Cody is a 2 1/2 year old maybe 3 year old rescue from a shelter. He was abandoned in June of 2018 with no information and wasn't neutered. From the get go he wanted love and displayes his intelligence and affection. In November of 2018 I entolled him in a veteran's servixe dog program for myself. He is the best companion I could ask for although he does get stubborn or passive aggressive at times. He is loving and great with all people kids included. He is good with other dogs but is toy aggressive. He doesnt back down from anything and is truly my protector. I cant imagine being without him.
1 year, 9 months ago
Bailey
3 Years
2 People
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Energy
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Loving
riding
My Bailey is the sweetest, most loving baby I’ve ever owned. She is most definitely MY protector. She does not take too kindly to my grandchildren but would never hurt them. Unfortunately she has advanced hip dysplasia and spinal arthritis due to bad breeding. I love her more than I can say. She will never let anyone or anything hurt me. I have to be very careful when company comes over due to her protective instincts. She is always by my side and sleeps either on my neck or my back.
1 year, 10 months ago
Blu
14 Weeks
5 People
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Blu loves cuddle time and fetch!
Long walks in the neighborhood
Loves treat training
This is our families first dog and we love her to pieces! She's very playful, loyal and protective!!! She stole the heart of daddy who is deathly terrified of dogs and was adamant against getting one!
1 year, 10 months ago
Calvin
3 Years
2 People
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Dog parks, the river, Pet expo sports competitions
Calvin is 50% Staffy 25% Lab 12.5% Boxer 12.5% Bulldog. There is too much to say about how amazing he is...his great qualities could be viewed as flaws to the wrong owner as I have never seen a more athletic and energetic dog...and he sticks to me like glue. I love it because I am young and active...he’s definitely protective when visitors come to the house or truck but he is amazing when in his element outside with a ball or frisbee...everyone is his best friend. This breed mix will change your life...he’s almost a human.
1 year, 10 months ago
Athena Marie Newman
5 Years
1 People
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She's loveable, adores children, people friendly, sometimes leash aggressive, smart, easy to train, curious, extremely playful, crazy strong, mission oriented, playfully mischievous, crazy loyal, adores kittens, protective of children, protective of babies, protective of kittens, protective of puppies, adores women, complete bed hog, loves steak, loves bbq beef ribs. She's my first dog, and she's a fantastic wingwoman that's uncannily accurate. I can't imagine not having her in my life. I adore her even though she is a bed hog of a king sized bed and snores like a chainsaw! She sits at the corner of the bed staring at the door until I fall asleep. Then she falls asleep with her head on my chest facing the door. She wakes me up if my PTSD night terrors are giving me fits. At home she has to be by my side or she goes into distress, she even has to be in the restroom with me, and she turns around and watches the door. Best friend ever!
2 years, 3 months ago
Rabbit
9 Months
4 People
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Runs and chews everything
Hes the sweetest and friendly. Love kids dogs and thinks hes a lap dog. Not a fan of cats though
2 years, 3 months ago
Baxter
10 Years
2 People
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Walk
Fetch
Cuddling
Playing in the snow
Tug-of-war
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wrestling
playing with children
We adopted Baxter from our local Humane Society to be a farm dog and companion. He gets along with all of our other animals (cats, chickens, and ducks), but definitely doesn't like other dogs - so far the only one he's gotten along with is my in-laws' elderly chihuahua. Absolutely amazing with kids, and an all-around sweetheart of a dog. He's asleep with his head in my lap as I write this. He's starting to get up there in years, with a lot of grey around his muzzle, but he still has a lot of energy and enthusiasm. The right treat will turn him into a big, bouncy puppy, and one of his favorite things is to run and run and run. Highly recommended if you only want one dog, or are willing to put the effort into socializing from a young age.
2 years, 4 months ago
Evelette
4 Years
2 People
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We adopted her from the pound and she loves listening to you talk and she talks back if she needs or wants something or wants your attention. Very hyper and loves everybody, and loves getting into the trash. Shes a great dog but has alot of problems with her ears and for I think 5 months shes had a rash on her stomach and bad dandruff and losing hair and we tried changing her food and baths and even took her to a groomer and nothing is working. We dont know if she is allergic to something she always licks her self and it makes her worse so we are not sure what's going on with her.
2 years, 5 months ago
Athena
5 Years
1 People
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Road trip
Dog Parks
Tug-of-war
wrestling
chasing squirrels
playing with children
I love her with all my heart. She is the perfect companion for this PTSD Veteran. She wakes me when I am having night terrors and she loves to hug.
2 years, 5 months ago
Maisie
11 Months
4 People
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Fetch
Playing in the snow
Tug-of-war
Running
wrestling
cuddle
shes a lot of hard work as she has so much energy but at the end of the day when she is tired she gives the best cuddles. she keeps us all on our toes
2 years, 6 months ago
Samuel or Sammy
16 Weeks
2 People
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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.
2 years, 7 months ago
Baxter
10 Months
1 People
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Energy
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Cuddling
Hiking
Tug-of-war
Toy Destruction
Bouncing
ball squeaking
bark park visits
chasing rabbits
face licking
lizard chasing
eating bugs
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 years, 7 months ago
Bruno
3 Years
2 People
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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
2 years, 7 months ago
Sadie
9 Months
3 People
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Walk
Nap
Chase
Dog Parks
Eating Snacks
Playdate
Look out the window
Tug-of-war
Obedience classes
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.
3 years, 4 months ago
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Boxer/Staffy cross female 14 months old. Adorable in every way but continues to systematically destroy our home when we not at home. Furniture, spa hot tub, clothes, shoes, firewood, fencing. You name it! Help!!

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Hello, Sorry about that. These are common signs of separation anxiety or boredom. You try crate training him, hire a pet sitter or get him toys to keep him occupied. If he is not stimulated through play or some form of exercise( walking) they usually find a way of releasing it.
4 months, 1 week ago
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