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Boxapoint Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Boxapoint so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginGermany flagGermany
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed Boxer and German Shorthaired Pointer mix

Boxapoint Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Boxapoint puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Boxapoint in the United States? How much money is a Boxapoint?

Where to buy a Boxapoint with a good pedigree?

$600-$1200
If you choose to purchase the Boxapoint, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Boxapoint for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Boxapoint gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Boxapoint? How many Boxapoint are there in the world?
Very frequent: The Boxapoint is quite easy to get. There is a risk of overbreeding, as it is an extremely popular breed.

Inbreeding is common because of its popularity. A new study suggests that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.

So be careful, buy from a trustworthy place or kennel and seek the help of an experienced person, a professional, to make the right decision.

Boxapoint Size

Size
Is a Boxapoint small, medium or large dog?

How big do Boxapoint get?

What is the average size of a Boxapoint?

LargeMedium
Weight
How much does the Boxapoint weigh? How much should a Boxapoint weight? What is the normal weight of a Boxapoint? How much does a full-grown Boxapoint weight?
Male: 55-70 pounds (25-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Boxapoint?
Male: 62.5 pounds (28.5 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Boxapoint? Boxapoint height:
Male: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Boxapoint?
Male: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm)

Boxapoint Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Boxapoint have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
DenseWaterproof
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Boxapoint coats?
Black White Fawn Brindle LiverRoan
Grooming
How to groom the Boxapoint and how often? How often should I take my Boxapoint to the groomer?
Effortless: The Boxapoint requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Boxapoint is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Boxapoint dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Boxapoint? Do Boxapoint dogs shed a lot?
Boxapoint dogs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Boxapoint need a bath? How often should you give a Boxapoint a bath? Can I bathe my Boxapoint every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time.

Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Boxapoint Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Boxapoint have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
PlayfulEnergeticIntelligentConfidentFriendlyAffectionateLoyalTrainableBoldFearlessBraveBrightCooperativeBoisterous
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Boxapoint? Is the Boxapoint breed dumb or smart?
Smart: The Boxapoint dogs have great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Boxapoint is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Boxapoint dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Boxapoint?
Boxapoint dogs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Boxapoint is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Boxapoint sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Boxapoint dogs don't tolerate irregular daily routines, noisy households, and frequent guest visits really well.

They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Boxapoint a good family dog?
High: Boxapoint dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dogs for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Boxapoint need? Boxapoint social needs:
Boxapoint dogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Boxapoint dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Boxapoint bark?
Average: The Boxapoint barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Boxapoint good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Boxapoint dogs are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Boxapoint dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Boxapoint dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Boxapoint dogs strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Boxapoint bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Boxapoint? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Boxapoint? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Boxapoint has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Boxapoint has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Boxapoint? How much bite force does a Boxapoint have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Boxapoint bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Boxapoint, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Boxapoint do?
Boxapoint dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Boxapoint dogs need to be taught a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Boxapoint to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Boxapoint roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Boxapoint is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Boxapoint have high prey drive?
Boxapoint dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Boxapoint dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Boxapoint good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Boxapoint in an apartment?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Boxapoint indoors.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Boxapoint dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Boxapoint be left alone? How long can you leave a Boxapoint alone?
Boxapoint dogs 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.

Boxapoint Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Boxapoint temperament with other people:
Boxapoint dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Boxapoint dogs get along with other pets? Are Boxapoint dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Boxapoint dogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Boxapoint dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Boxapoint temperament with children:
Boxapoint dogs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Boxapoint dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Boxapoint breed live with a cat?
Boxapoint dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Boxapoint good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Boxapoint dogs get along with other dogs?
Boxapoint dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Boxapoint breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Boxapoint breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Boxapoint dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Boxapoint dogs good office canines? Do Boxapoint dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
No
Boxapoint is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Boxapoint dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Boxapoint temperament with senior people? Are Boxapoint dogs good for elderly owners?
Boxapoints are usually recommended for elderly people.

Boxapoint Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Boxapoint dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Boxapoints are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Boxapoint breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Boxapoint breed? Most common health risks of Boxapoint:
Hip DysplasiaAllergiesCancerHypothyroidismProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Von Willebrand's DiseaseBloatDeafnessEntropionDemodectic MangeOsteochondrosis DissecansAortic StenosisBoxer CardiomyopathyCorneal DystrophyCardiomyopathyPannusGastric TorsionCanine Hip Dysplasia (CHD)Lymphedema
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Boxapoint breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Boxapoint see the vet?
Rare
The Boxapoint should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Boxapoint dogs live? How old can a Boxapoint be? What is the age limit of the Boxapoint? How many years can the oldest Boxapoint live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Boxapoint?

How long is the lifespan of a Boxapoint?

12-14 years
The average lifespan of Boxapoint: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Boxapoint breed hypoallergenic?
No
Boxapoint dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Boxapoint have? What is the activity level of the Boxapoint?
Boxapoint dogs are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Boxapoint need? How much exercise do Boxapoint dogs require per day?

Do Boxapoint dogs need a lot of exercises?

Boxapoint dogs need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Boxapoint breed need?
Boxapoint dogs don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Boxapoint need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Boxapoint breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Boxapoint? How much food should I feed my Boxapoint?
3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Boxapoint risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Boxapoint's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Boxapoint weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions. However, in general, most dogs prefer average to warm weather conditions, as they typically find hot weather conditions to be uncomfortable and taxing.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

High 🔼

The Boxapoint has a high chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Boxapoint drool?
The Boxapoint is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Boxapoint could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Boxapoint.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Boxapoint As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Boxapoint be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Boxapoint is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Boxapoint be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Boxapoint be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Boxapoint is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Boxapoint be a sniffer dog?

Yes

After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work. 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.

Boxapoint breed is a good choice for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Boxapoint be a search and rescue dog?

Yes

This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog. 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.

The Boxapoint breed is a good choice for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Boxapoint be a boat dog?

Not really

Boxapoint breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Boxapoint be a drafting dog?

Yes

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Boxapoint breed is a good choice for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Boxapoint dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Boxapoint Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Boxapoint pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Boxapoint breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Boxapoint: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Boxapoint have in a litter? How many puppies can the Boxapoint breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Boxapoint have? How many puppies can a Boxapoint give birth to?
2-10 puppies, average 6

Boxapoint Recognition

AKC Group
Is Boxapoint recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Boxapoint recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

Boxapoint Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: The Boxapoint dogs have great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Boxapoint dogs are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Boxapoints are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Boxapoint requires minimal grooming.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Boxapoint is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Boxapoint dogs are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Boxapoint dogs adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Boxapoint dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Boxapoints are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Boxapoint dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog: After proper training, they can excel at this kind of work.
  • Search and Rescue Dog (SAR): This breed would make an excellent search and rescue dog.
  • Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog: A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Boxapoint dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Stinkiness: The Boxapoint has a high chance of bad smell.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Boxapoint's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Boxapoint is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Boxapoint dogs 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.
  • Cat Friendly: Boxapoint dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Boxapoint is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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