Bulloxer

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70-90 lbs
22-24"
United States
American Bulloxer, American Boxerbull, American Bullboxer, American Bull Boxer

Bulloxers are a mix between a Boxer and a Bulldog. Both of these sweet breeds were once used for fighting and are very strong and athletic. However, the temperament of those breeds has been changed throughout the years to develop calm and loyal dogs that are wonderful family pets. The Bulloxer is a mix between these breeds, and will also get along well with kids and other pets. They will take on the appearance of both breeds, making them large, muscular and boxy. They are healthy dogs with few medical concerns and easy coat care needs. However, they will still require proper maintenance and exercise.

Purpose
Working, Guarding, Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Boxer, American Bulldog

Bulloxer Health

Average Size
Height: 22-27 inches Weight: 70-90 lbs
Height: 22-24 inches Weight: 70-90 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Bloat
Minor Concerns
  • Colitis
Occasional Tests
  • Blood
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination

Bulloxer Breed History

This breed can sometimes be confused with other breeds that are very similar. The Bulloxer is usually the combination of an American Bulldog and a Boxer. A Bull Boxer, however, is the mix of a Boxer and an English Bulldog. Not much is documented on the creation of this breed, as they are fairly modern. They originate from the United States. In Germany in the 19th century, the Boxer was created. The ancestors of this breed include the Bullenbeisser and the Barenbeiszer, two German Mastiff type dogs. Later on, ancestors from the Bulldog and Mastiff were brought into the mix. At first, Boxers were used for dog fighting, as well as pulling carts, rounding up livestock, and catching wild boar and cattle dogs, and later on were used in circuses and theaters. They were given the name Boxer since they are known to use their front paws to swing at their opponent, given the appearance that they are boxing. These days, Boxers are talented at guarding, being watch dogs, police dogs, working in the military, search and rescue, performing tricks, Schutzhund, and competitive obedience. English Bulldogs are descended from Asiatic Mastiffs and come from the British Isles. They were used in bull baiting, which is where this breed got their name. In the beginning, these dogs were aggressive and courageous, which gave them the ability to take on full grown bulls. These fights usually took place in arenas, but in the 19th century they were banned. The Bulldogs known today are non aggressive and are much calmer, but still as strong and determined.

Bulloxer Breed Appearance

This hybrid breed will appear as a Boxer in height and length, but will get its muscular form from the Bulldog. These dogs are strong and have wide chests. Their muzzles are small with the potential of an underbite, and the heads can be described as square or blocky. Their muscles are well defined and their stomachs will be tucked in. The tails found on these dogs will be medium in size and are sometimes docked. These dogs are considered a large breed and will mature to around 70 to 90 pounds as big as 22 to 27 inches in height. Their coats, which are dense and stiff but close-fitting and short, can be seen in several colors. This includes white, light brown, brindle and fawn. For a more in depth description of how this breed may look, research the appearances of the Boxer and the Bulldog. Although this breed cannot have all the characteristics from both breeds, it will be a mix of the two.

Bulloxer Breed Maintenance

This breed is very easy to maintain, since they shed very lightly and do not need an abundance of coat brushing. However, Bulloxers will need the same basic care as all other dogs. This includes dental care, clipping their nails and cleaning the ears. To keep their teeth and gums healthy and free of bacteria, try your best to brush them every day. If this is not doable, make sure that it gets done two or three times per week. You should check your dog’s nails once or twice per month, but not all canines will need them to be clipped this often if they wear down naturally. If you can hear your pet making clicking noises as they walk, their nails need to be trimmed. Ear infections can occur in any dog, but can also be prevented. You should wipe out your pet’s ears every week, and check for any abnormalities at the same time.

Bulloxer Temperament

This sweet breed is known to be a friendly and social pet that makes a great addition to the family. They are loving and playful which means that they will do well in a household with children. They are also energetic dogs that would enjoy accompanying an active owner on their daily walks or runs. Bulloxers are intelligent breeds that love to please their masters and should learn quickly if worked with often. However, stubbornness is common in both the Boxer and the Bulldog, which may cause some complications. Overall, they are not aggressive dogs but are calm and affectionate. Both of the parent breeds can make great guard dogs, so the same can be assumed of their offspring. These are working dogs that will be happiest when given a job to accomplish. This breed is muscular and can be strong as adults. Therefore, training is a must. Keep them busy with toys and activities, because if they get bored they may become destructive. They will also get along with other pets if socialized at a young age.

Bulloxer Activity Requirements

These dogs are known to be talented athletes that, aside from a proper diet, will also need a moderate amount of exercise to stay in shape. It is essential for these dogs to get enough exercise, not only for their happiness and their health but also because they can become mischievous and destructive if bored. It can vary between individuals, but most dogs of this breed will need between 30 and 45 minutes of exercise per day.

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