The Boxerdoodle is an energetic and playful pup that will be jumping for joy at the prospect of becoming your new best friend! A cross between a Boxer and a Poodle, this breed is high in energy and love. They are incredibly friendly and love playtime. Also known as a Boxerpoo, this breed comes in a range of sizes and makes a great family pet, adjusting easily around children. If you’re looking to bring in a new furry family member, look no further, the Boxerdoodle is the perfect pup for you!
The only thing that can be said for sure about the Boxerdoodle’s origins is that intentional efforts to bring the Poodle and the Boxer began sometime in the last decade. This breed is relatively recent when compared to other members of the Doodle clan, and it is possible that Boxerdoodles existed in nature through accidental breeding long before any efforts to intentionally cross the Boxer with the Poodle began.
If there’s one word that describes the Boxerboodle, it has got to be the word friendly. This pup will get along with almost anybody, and it loves socializing more than anything! Boxerdoodles love to be in environments where they are surrounded by similar energies and so do rather well around kids. It is because of this that they make such wonderful family pets! They are active and will gladly accompany you on hikes and treks, and will jump into any body of water for a fun swimming session! These dogs are also highly intelligent, and it is best to start training them as puppies to avoid any issues relating to stubborn behavior. If you would like to get a good idea of the kind of personality your Boxerdoodle puppy will grow up to have, it’s a good idea to spend time around the parents. The personalities of the parent dogs are usually fairly good indicators of the temperament your pup will grow into.
There is great variation in the size due to lack of set standards when breeding the Boxerdoodle, with these dogs being either small, medium, or large. Generally, you can expect a Boxerdoodle to grow up to 10 to 25 inches tall and weigh anywhere between 12 to 70 pounds.
Generally speaking, the Boxerdoodle is a relatively healthy breed. They may be protected from certain illnesses because of the hybrid vigour they have, thanks to mixed breeding, which broadens the gene pool for puppies. A Boxerdoodle bred from a healthy Poodle and Boxer is unlikely to develop genetic illnesses. It is because of this reason that checking the health clearances of both parent dogs when getting a Boxerdoodle puppy from a breeder is incredibly necessary. Do not buy from a breeder that crosses dogs younger than 2 years old since that is the age when most genetic illnesses begin showing symptoms. Schedule regular checkups at the vet’s clinic to make sure any health issues are not developing, and in case they are, these issues are caught early and treated promptly. Some issues that your Boxerdoodle may be predisposed to include bloat, cardiomyopathy, and entropion.
The Boxerdoodle is a rather high-energy dog and has fairly rigorous exercise requirements. These pups will do best with owners that love to get some physical exercise outdoors. The Boxerdoodle needs about an hour of moderate to high-intensity exercise every day, which can come in the form of a run, a hike, or a swim. These dogs love playtime! They are also very smart and need quite a bit of mental stimulation. They do very well when it comes to agility training since it provides the mental and physical exercise this pup needs. Give them a lot of toys and trinkets to keep them engaged. A bored Boxerdoodle may become destructive. Their intelligence may lead to some stubborn behavior when it comes to training, and early socialization and training with a lot of positive reinforcements are necessary to ensure that your pup grows up to have a well-rounded personality.
Nutritional needs vary from one Boxerdoodle to the next, and it is best to speak to a veterinarian when developing a meal plan for your pup. The Boxerdoodle has the potential to become overweight so steer clear of over or free-feeding.
Boxerdoodles come in a host of different colors, and their coats are usually wavy and curly, varying from medium to long in length. If they take after the Poodle parent, their coat will be relatively low-shedding.
It is recommended to brush your Boxerdoodle’s coat with a wire brush every other day to keep it clean and healthy. Bathe your pup only when necessary, as excessive bathing may dry out their skin. Brush their teeth regularly to maintain good oral hygiene and keep a check on their ears, making sure they stay free of any dirt or debris.
You can expect to pay anywhere between $650 to $1500 for a Boxerdoodle puppy.
● For a list of available Boxerdoodles
Here is a list of rescue organizations that shelter Boxerdoodles (among other breeds):
● Carolina Poodle Rescue
● For a list of available Boxerdoodle Rescues