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Boxer vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Maltipoo – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Boxer vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Maltipoo" Compare Boxer and Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. Which is better: Boxer or Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Maltipoo?
Name Boxer Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Maltipoo
OriginsGermany Ireland Germany France Italy
Group Working Dogs Hunting Dogs Designer Dogs
Popularity Rank1149558
Reviews113
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Other Names German Boxer, Deutscher Boxer Wheaten, Wheatie, Irish Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Maltepoo, Maltapoo, Moodle, Malt-A-Poo, Multapoo, Multipoo, Malte-Poo, Maltapoo, Multapoo, Multi-Poo, Maltese-Poodle, Malt-oodles, MaltiPoodle, mPoo
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1973 as a Terrier breed. 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. Not recognized by FCI. 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 Irish Kennel Club Canadian Canine Registry Club Espanol De Terriers Continental Kennel Club American Canine Hybrid Club Designer Breed Registry Designer Dogs Kennel Club National Maltipoo Club Maltipoo Club of America
Price $600-$1200 $800-$1000 $400-$2000

General Appearance - Boxer vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Maltipoo

Size Medium Medium Small Medium
Weight Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg) Male: 35-45 pounds (16-20 kg), Female: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg) 5-20 pounds (2,5-9 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 65 pounds (29.5 kg), Female: 59 pounds (26.5 kg) Male: 40 pounds (18 kg), Female: 35 pounds (16 kg) 12.5 pounds (5,5 kg)
Height Male: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm) Male: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm) 10-13 inches (25-33 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm) Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm) 11.5 inches (27 cm)

Hair & Care - Boxer vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Maltipoo

Coat Waterproof Curly Fluffy Soft Wavy Woolly
Colors Brindle White Fawn Wheaten Almost all colors Apricot Gold White Grey Cream Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Boxer requires minimal grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Maltipoo requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Boxers shed moderately.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are low shedders.
Maltipoos shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Boxer vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Maltipoo

Temperament Brave Confident Fearless Intelligent Playful Bright Energetic Friendly Loyal Affectionate Faithful Playful Energetic Intelligent Spirited Active Intelligent Affectionate Funny Obedient Companionable
Intelligent Rank
Average: Boxer's has average obedience intelligence.
Average: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Smart: Maltipoo's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Boxers are quite easy to train.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are quite easy to train.
Maltipoos are easy to train.
Playfulness
The Boxer is a playful breed.
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a playful breed.
The Maltipoo is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Boxers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Maltipoos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Boxers need a lot of social interaction.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Maltipoos are a social breed.
Barking
Low to Average: The Boxer rarely barks.
Average: The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier barks occasionally.
High: The Maltipoo is a very vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Boxers are one of the best watchdogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are good watchdogs.
Maltipoos are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Boxers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Maltipoos are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Boxer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Maltipoo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Boxers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Maltipoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Boxers have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Wanderlust potential of the Maltipoo is strong enough to escape from home.
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.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers 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.
Maltipoos have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Boxers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Maltipoos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Boxers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Maltipoos 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.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Maltipoos 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.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Boxer vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Maltipoo

Stranger Friendly
Boxers are average friendly towards strangers.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Maltipoos are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Boxers are kid-friendly dogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Maltipoos are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Boxers are average friendly towards cats.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Maltipoos are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Boxers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
Maltipoos are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Boxer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Maltipoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Boxers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Maltipoos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Boxers are generally with other pets.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Maltipoos are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Boxers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Maltipoos 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.
Yes
This breed makes good 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.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect 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
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Maltipoo 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 Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Maltipoo

Health Issues
The Boxer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Maltipoos 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 Addison's Disease Allergies Cancer Renal Dysplasia White Dog Shaker Syndrome Epilepsy Patellar Luxation Portosystemic Liver Shunt Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) Legg-perthes Disease
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-15 years 10-13 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes Yes
Energy Level
Boxers are high energy dogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Maltipoos have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Boxers need quite a lot of exercise.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Maltipoos have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Boxers don't need too much sleep.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Maltipoos sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2 cups of a high-quality daily, divided into two meals. 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
Average.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness High
The Boxer has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Low
The Maltipoo has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Boxer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Maltipoo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Boxer vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Maltipoo

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 5-8 puppies 4-6 puppies

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