Dogue de Boxer

72-110 lbs
United States
Dogue de Bordeaux

The Dogue de Boxer is a mix of the Boxer and the Dogue de Bordeaux. The Boxer is a large breed and the Dogue is a giant breed so your Dogue de Boxer will likely be large to giant. They are usually about 24 inches tall and weigh an average of 90 pounds. Because of their size and courage, they are considered to be excellent guard dogs but they are also very lovable and make great family pets as well. Although they tend to be sensitive and stubborn, they are usually pretty easy to train and can learn things pretty quickly.

purpose Purpose
Guard dog
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Boxer and Dogue de Bordeaux

Dogue de Boxer Health

Average Size
Male Dogue de Boxer size stats
Height: 24-26 inches Weight: 85-128 lbs
Female Dogue de Boxer size stats
Height: 23-24 inches Weight: 72-110 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Bloat
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Subaortic Stenosis
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Ectropion
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Cataracts
  • Brachycephalic Syndrome
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Gastric Torsion
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • MRI
  • CT Scan
  • Eye Examination
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Ultrasound
  • Urinalysis
  • Blood Tests

Dogue de Boxer Breed History

The Boxer originated in the 1800s in Germany and was used as a guard dog, to bait bulls, and in dog fighting. They are believed to have descended from the Tibetan Mastiff, which was a 16th century fighting dog. Other people claim that it is European and is related to the Dogue de Bordeaux from France. However, most people agree the Boxer is related to Bulldogs from the Molossus breed of dog that were used as war dogs by the Romans. These dogs are seen in art performing stag and boar hunting as far back as the 16th and 17th century. The modern Boxer is believed to be from the Brabanter and Danziger Bullenbeissers mixed with Mastiffs and Bulldogs. Their name came from the way they tend to stand on their hind feet and box with their front paws. By the 1900s, dog fighting was illegal and the Boxer became popular as a police dog, military dog, for showing, and as a family pet. In 1904, the breed was acknowledged by the American Kennel Club, won its first show in 1915, and is the 10th most popular breed in the United States. The Dogue de Bordeaux originated in the middle ages in France from the Mastiff where it was used for hunting, fighting, guarding, and as a military dog. Like the Boxer, they are thought to be ancestors of the Molossus breed from ancient Rome. This breed is also known as the French or Bordeaux Mastiff but was registered as the Dogue de Bordeaux in 2008 by the AKC where it is the 63rd most popular dog breed.

Dogue de Boxer Breed Appearance

Because the Boxer and the Dogue de Bordeaux are so similar, their appearance is not too much of a mystery. They are generally a large to giant breed standing 23 to 26 inches high and weighing approximately 72 to 128 pounds. They have a very short, fine, and thin coat that is usually brown, tan, or black with white patches on the chest, feet, and face. Many of these dogs are brachycephalic, meaning they have shortened heads and flattened muzzles that make them susceptible to cold and heat. The veterinarian will let you know if your dog has this issue.

Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Dogue de Boxer eyes
brown Dogue de Boxer eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Dogue de Boxer nose
brown Dogue de Boxer nose
Coat Color Possibilities
brown Dogue de Boxer coat
black Dogue de Boxer coat
white Dogue de Boxer coat
red Dogue de Boxer coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Dogue de Boxer straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Dogue de Boxer Breed Maintenance

The Dogue de Boxer has a thin and short coat that only needs minimal maintenance. Brushing your dog two or three times a week with a soft bristle brush or a slicker brush is usually sufficient to keep their coat healthy and prevent excessive shedding. It is also recommended that you brush your dog’s teeth with a toothpaste made especially for dogs a few times a week to prevent periodontal disease. In addition, you should clean their ears with a cotton ball and check them for redness which may be caused by an invasion of yeast or bacteria. Finally, trim your dog’s nails when needed or you can have it done by a groomer or your veterinarian.

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Brushes for Dogue de Boxer
Slicker Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Dogue de Boxer requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Dogue de Boxer Temperament

Even though the Dogue de Boxer is a large and fierce-looking dog, they are exceptionally loving and family oriented. However, because they are so strong, you should be sure to socialize them well to ensure that they will get along well with other pets and children. You should not have any trouble in training your Dogue de Boxer but you have to be vigilant and patient and not use physical discipline. They are good watchdogs who are very brave and large enough to scare off any predator. This breed usually does not mind being alone for a while as long as they get enough physical and mental exercise daily.

Dogue de Boxer Activity Requirements

The Dogue de Boxer loves to run and jump, making them excellent candidates for discipline and agility training. Many people take their Dogue de Boxer hunting with them and they enjoy swimming as well. Hiking, jogging, and biking with your dog are also great ways to make sure they get enough exercise. Your Dogue de Boxer needs at least 60 to 90 minutes of physical activity a day to be healthy. Dogs that do not get enough exercise tend to have behavioral issues like excessive chewing and barking. If your dog gets along well with other dogs, a trip to the dog park once a week is also a great activity.

Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
12 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
90 minutes
activity minutes

Dogue de Boxer Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
4 cups
cup per day cost cup per day cost cup per day cost cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$3.00 - $4.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$90.00 - $120.00
food bag monthly cost

Dogue de Boxer Owner Experiences

6 Months
2 People
House & Yard
He is an amazingly smart dog and loves to guard the home!
5 years, 1 month ago
2 Years
5 People
House & Yard
My big guy is so affectionate. He has a big appetite but a big heart to go with it. He loves being involved in all family activities. He loves heat, lying by the fire or sunbathing on a sunny day. Great dog we'd be lost without him.
5 years, 1 month ago
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