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The Boxweiler is a mongrel dog, a cross between the Boxer and Rottweiler dog breeds. Affectionate, loyal and bright, these puppies inherit some of the best qualities of their two parents. Boxweilers go by other names, such as Box Rotty, Boxer Rottie and Boxie Rottie. 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. These beautiful pups have a lot of energy and can get bored easily. They are best in a larger home with a yard, rather than an apartment. They are very loyal dogs that get along well with any size family. They also make excellent watchdogs without being overly aggressive. If you want an energetic dog that will keep you on your toes, warn you of any potential danger, and love you unconditionally, the Boxweiler may be perfect for you!
Boxweilers are mixed breed dogs. They are not pure breeds like their Boxer or Rottweiler parents. The Boxweiler’s main coat colors are fawn, black, brindle, white, and brown. Sometimes their coat is solid and sometimes they have a mixture of colors. These puppies have a short coat, although they still have a moderate shedding. They are not hypoallergenic dogs. Boxweilers need at least one good half-hour to hour-long walk a day, with some active play sessions and shorter walks mixed in. The Boxweiler may prefer to be mostly with adults and older children who know how to play gently. The Boxweiler is not naturally fond of other animals and may prefer to be the lone pet in the house. Boxweilers can be stubborn at times, but they are very intelligent and can be easy to house train if you are energetic and consistent with their training. They can be great watchdogs or house guard dogs.
It is believed that the Boxweiler was bred sometime in the 1980s by crossing Boxers and Rottweilers. Not much is known about the background of this mixed breed. What we do know is that both the Boxer and Rottweiler breeds have a great history. The ancestors of modern Boxers were used for many tasks, from hunting to guarding and herding livestock. This breed served as messenger dogs in World War I, transporting supplies and acting as guard and attack dogs. The ancestors of Rottweilers were also large dogs that drove cattle. Rotties were often used to pull wagons and served as guard dogs. In fact, some people placed their purses around the necks of their Rottweilers to protect them. They are still valued today for their abilities as guard dogs, and some have served in military and police work. It is quite likely that Boxweilers inherit many of the traits that have made their parents so revered throughout history. The American Kennel Club (AKC) granted full recognition to the Boxer breed in 1904. The Rottweiler was admitted later, in 1931.
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