Boston Boxer

Boston Boxer

INTRODUCTION

The Boston Boxer is a mixed breed dog, a cross between the Boston Terrier and Boxer dog breeds. Friendly, intelligent and playful, these puppies inherit some of the best traits of their two parents. The Boston Boxer is also known as the Miniature Boxer or Mini Boxer. Despite their unfortunate status as a designer breed, you can find these mixed-breed dogs in breed-specific shelters and rescues, so remember to adopt. Because Boston Boxers tend to be smaller than standard Boxers, this mixed breed tends to thrive in any environment, from urban apartments to suburban family homes with yards. Still, these dogs have a good amount of energy and need humans who are willing to keep up with their active pace. If you’re looking for a playful dog who loves to be by your side-sometimes literally-this may be the dog for you.

HIGHLIGHTS

Boston Boxers are mixed breed dogs. They are not pure breeds like their Boston Terrier or Boxer parents. The main colors of the Boston Boxer are black, brown, fawn, blue, and white. Sometimes their coat is smooth, and sometimes they have a mixture of colors, as in a pied or brindle pattern. They usually have short coats and are generally considered to be a good choice for allergy sufferers. A weekly brushing with a regular bath should keep your Boston Boxer’s coat shiny and healthy. Boston Boxers are known to be a good choice for families with children. It is important for children to learn how to properly approach and play with a small to medium sized dog. Always supervise playtime. The Boston Boxer is a very energetic mixed breed. If left alone for too long or without any stimulation, this energy can manifest itself in unwanted destructive behavior. Make sure your dog gets at least one good half-hour to hour-long walk a day, with some good active play sessions and shorter walks mixed in. As far as other pets are concerned, Boston Boxers can get along well with other animals if they are introduced to them slowly and calmly, and early socialization will help this go well.

HISTORY

The Boston Boxer mixed dog breed may have existed naturally over the years, but designer breeders began intentionally mixing Boston Terriers and Boxers in the late 1990s, probably in North America. Breeders wanted to mix the two parent breeds to keep the friendly and energetic spirit of the Boxer, but with a smaller size Boston Terrier. They continued to create Boston Boxers as the demand for mixed breed puppies increased. Although the Boston Boxer began as a designer breed, some have ended up in shelters or in the care of rescue groups. Consider adoption if you decide the Boston Boxer is the dog for you. Be sure to check local shelters, look for Boston Boxer or Miniature Boxer rescues, or check with breed-specific Boxer or Boston Terrier rescues, as they sometimes take in mixed breed dogs and find them homes.

Breed Characteristics:
Adaptability:
3/5
All Around Friendliness:
4/5
Health And Grooming Needs:
4/5
Trainability:
3/5
Physical Needs:
4/5
Vital Stats:
Dog Breed Group: Mixed Breed Dogs
Height: 15 to 23 inches
Weight: 22 to 55 pounds
Life Span: 12 to 15 years

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