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Boxer vs Beauceron vs Cane Corso – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Boxer vs Beauceron vs Cane Corso" Compare Boxer and Beauceron. Which is better: Boxer or Beauceron or Cane Corso?
Name Boxer Beauceron Cane Corso
OriginsGermany France Italy
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank1114137
Reviews112
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Other Names German Boxer, Deutscher Boxer Berger De Beauce, Bas-Rouge, French Shorthaired Shepherd, Beauce Shepherd Cane Corz, Italian Mastiff, Cane Di Macellaio
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2007 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2010 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
No set American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
National Kennel Club
Price $600-$1200 $1200-$1500 $1500-$2000

General Appearance - Boxer vs Beauceron vs Cane Corso

Size Medium Large Large
Weight Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg) 110 pounds (50 kg) Male: 99-110 pounds (45-50 kg), Female: 88-99 pounds (40-45 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 65 pounds (29.5 kg), Female: 59 pounds (26.5 kg) 110 pounds (50 kg) Male: 104.5 pounds (47.5 kg), Female: 93.5 pounds (42.5 kg)
Height Male: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm) 24-27.5 inches (32-70 cm) Male: 24-27 inches (64-68 cm), Female: 23-25 inches (60-64 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm) 24-27.5 inches (51 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (66 cm), Female: 24 inches (62 cm)

Hair & Care - Boxer vs Beauceron vs Cane Corso

Coat Waterproof Dense Dense
Colors Brindle
White
Fawn
Rust
Gray
Tan
Black
Chestnut
Brindle
Gray
Red
Fawn
Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Boxer requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Beauceron doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Effortless: The Cane Corso requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Boxers shed moderately.
Beaucerons shed moderately.
Cane Corsos shed moderately.

Characteristics - Boxer vs Beauceron vs Cane Corso

Temperament Brave
Confident
Fearless
Intelligent
Playful
Bright
Energetic
Friendly
Loyal
Courageous
Obedient
Protective
Loyal
Loving
Cheerful
Loyal
Social
Courageous
Quiet
Intelligent Rank
Average: Boxer's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Beauceron's has great intelligence.
Average: Cane Corso's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Boxers are quite easy to train.
Beaucerons aren't famous for their trainability.
Cane Corsos are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Boxer is a playful breed.
The Beauceron is a playful breed.
Cane Corsos, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Cane Corsos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Boxers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Beaucerons are highly affectionate dogs.
Cane Corsos are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Boxers need a lot of social interaction.
Beaucerons are a social breed.
Cane Corsos are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The Boxer rarely barks.
Average: The Beauceron barks occasionally.
Low: The Cane Corso barks none to minimal.
Watchdog Ability
Boxers are one of the best watchdogs.
Beaucerons are one of the best watchdogs.
Cane Corsos are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Boxers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Beaucerons are extremely protective guard dogs.
Cane Corsos are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Boxer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Beauceron has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Cane Corso has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Boxers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Beaucerons have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Cane Corsos have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Boxers have average wanderlust potential.
Beaucerons have average wanderlust potential.
Cane Corsos tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Boxers have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Beaucerons have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Cane Corsos have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Boxers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Beaucerons are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Cane Corsos are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
Adaptability
Boxers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Beaucerons adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Cane Corsos don't adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Boxers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Beaucerons do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Cane Corsos do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Boxer vs Beauceron vs Cane Corso

Stranger Friendly
Boxers are average friendly towards strangers.
Beaucerons are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Boxers are kid-friendly dogs.
Beaucerons are kid-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Boxers are average friendly towards cats.
Beaucerons are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Boxers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Beaucerons are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Cane Corsos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Boxer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Beauceron is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Cane Corso is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Boxers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Beaucerons are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cane Corsos are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Boxers are generally with other pets.
Beaucerons usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Cane Corsos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Boxers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Beaucerons are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Cane Corsos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Boxer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Beauceron breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Cane Corso breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Boxer vs Beauceron vs Cane Corso

Health Issues
The Boxer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Beaucerons tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Cane Corsos are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Allergies
Aortic Stenosis
Bloat
Boxer Cardiomyopathy
Cancer
Corneal Dystrophy
Deafness
Demodectic Mange
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
No set Arthritis
Bloat
Cherry Eye
Demodectic Mange
Ectropion
Entropion
Hip Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 10-12 years 10-11 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Boxers are high energy dogs.
Beaucerons are high energy dogs.
Cane Corsos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Boxers need quite a lot of exercise.
Beaucerons need quite a lot of exercise.
Cane Corsos have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Boxers don't need too much sleep.
Beaucerons don't need too much sleep.
Cane Corsos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: If you are feeding a high-quality dry food, your Corso will probably eat 4 to 5 cups a day.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Beauceron can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness High
The Boxer has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Beauceron has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Cane Corso has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Boxer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Beauceron is an average drooler.
The Cane Corso drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.

Reproducibility - Boxer vs Beauceron vs Cane Corso

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 2-10 puppies, average 6 6-7 puppies 4-6 puppies

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