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Boxer vs Border Terrier vs Shorkie – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Boxer vs Border Terrier vs Shorkie" Compare Boxer and Border Terrier. Which is better: Boxer or Border Terrier or Shorkie?
Name Boxer Border Terrier Shorkie
OriginsGermany England Scotland United States
Group Working Dogs Hunting Dogs Designer Dogs
Popularity Rank1192597
Reviews101
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Other Names German Boxer, Deutscher Boxer Russian Bear Schnauzer, Munich Schnauzer, Munchener, Riesenschnauzer Cross between the Shih Tzu and Yorkshire Terrier. Shorkie Tzu Yorkie Tzu Shih Tzu-Yorkie mix
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
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 Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section. Not recognized by FCI.
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 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 Border Terrier Club Of America, Inc. Club Espanol De Terriers American Canine Hybrid Club International Designer Canine Registry
Price $600-$1200 $1200-$1400 800-1000

General Appearance - Boxer vs Border Terrier vs Shorkie

Size Medium Small Small
Weight Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg) Males 13-16 pounds (6-7 kg), Female: 11-14 pounds (5-6 kg) 5-15 pounds (2.3-6.8 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 65 pounds (29.5 kg), Female: 59 pounds (26.5 kg) Males 14.5 pounds (6.5 kg), Female: 12.5 pounds (5.5 kg) 10 pounds (4.5 kg)
Height Male: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm) Male: 13-16 inches (33-41 cm), Female: 11-14 inches (28-36 cm) 6-14 inches (15-36 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm) Male: 14.5 inches (37 cm), Female: 12.5 inches (32 cm) 10 inches (25.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Boxer vs Border Terrier vs Shorkie

Coat Waterproof Rough Straight Medium
Colors Brindle White Fawn Blue Tan Red Grizzle Wheaten Blue Black Brown Fawn Red White
Grooming
Effortless: The Boxer requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Border Terrier requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Shorkie doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Boxers shed moderately.
Border Terriers shed none to minimal.
Shorkies are low shedders.

Characteristics - Boxer vs Border Terrier vs Shorkie

Temperament Brave Confident Fearless Intelligent Playful Bright Energetic Friendly Loyal Affectionate Outright Tempered Intelligent Alert Fearless Obedient Loyal Energetic Stubborn
Intelligent Rank
Average: Boxer's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Border Terrier's has great intelligence.
Average: Shorkie's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Boxers are quite easy to train.
Border Terriers are easy to train.
Shorkies are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Boxer is a playful breed.
Border Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Shorkie is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Border Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Shorkies 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.
Border Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Shorkies are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Boxers need a lot of social interaction.
Border Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Shorkies need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Low to Average: The Boxer rarely barks.
Average to high: The Border Terrier is a vocal breed.
Average to high: The Shorkie is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Boxers are one of the best watchdogs.
Border Terriers are good watchdogs.
Shorkies are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Boxers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Border Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Shorkies are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Boxer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Border Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Shorkie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Boxers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Border Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Shorkies have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Boxers have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Border Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Shorkies have average wanderlust potential.
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.
Border Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Shorkies have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Boxers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Border Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Shorkies are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Boxers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Border Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Shorkies adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
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.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Shorkies tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Boxer vs Border Terrier vs Shorkie

Stranger Friendly
Boxers are average friendly towards strangers.
Border Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Shorkies are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Boxers are kid-friendly dogs.
Border Terriers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Shorkies are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Boxers are average friendly towards cats.
Border Terriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Shorkies are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Boxers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Border Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Shorkies are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Boxer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Border Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Shorkie is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Boxers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Border Terriers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Shorkies are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Boxers are generally with other pets.
Border Terriers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Shorkies 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.
Yes
Border Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Shorkies are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going 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
Border Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Shorkie 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.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Boxer vs Border Terrier vs Shorkie

Health Issues
The Boxer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Border Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Shorkies tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Allergies Aortic Stenosis Bloat Boxer Cardiomyopathy Cancer Corneal Dystrophy Deafness Demodectic Mange Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Cryptorchidism Heart Murmurs Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Malocclusions Patellar Luxation Pulmonic Stenosis Seizures Brachycephalic Syndrome Dental Problems Glaucoma Hypoglycemia Lens Luxation Liver Issues Spinal Disorders Respiratory Problems
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-15 years 12-16 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes No
Energy Level
Boxers are high energy dogs.
Border Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Shorkies have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Boxers need quite a lot of exercise.
Border Terriers have an average exercise need.
Shorkies exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Boxers don't need too much sleep.
Border Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Shorkies 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. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
High: The Border Terrier breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Border Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness High
The Boxer has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Border Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Shorkie has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Boxer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Border Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Shorkie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Boxer vs Border Terrier vs Shorkie

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 2-8 puppies 3-5 puppies

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