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Boxer Basset Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed Boxer and Basset Hound mix

Boxer Basset Price and Availability

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

Where to buy a Boxer Basset with a good pedigree?

$600-$1200
If you choose to purchase the Boxer Basset, 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 Boxer Basset for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Boxer Basset gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Boxer Basset? How many Boxer Basset are there in the world?
Very frequent: The Boxer Basset 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.

Boxer Basset Size

Size
Is a Boxer Basset small, medium or large dog?

How big do Boxer Basset get?

What is the average size of a Boxer Basset?

Medium
Weight
How much does the Boxer Basset weigh? How much should a Boxer Basset weight? What is the normal weight of a Boxer Basset? How much does a full-grown Boxer Basset weight?
Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Boxer Basset?
Male: 65 pounds (29.5 kg), Female: 59 pounds (26.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Boxer Basset? Boxer Basset height:
Male: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Boxer Basset?
Male: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm)

Boxer Basset Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Boxer Basset have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
DenseWaterproof
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Boxer Basset coats?
BlackGrayTan Red White BrownFawn Brindle Tricolor
Grooming
How to groom the Boxer Basset and how often? How often should I take my Boxer Basset to the groomer?
Easy to groom: The Boxer Basset doesn't require a lot of 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 regularly to avoid infections. Boxer Basset is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Boxer Basset dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Boxer Basset? Do Boxer Basset dogs shed a lot?
Boxer Basset 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 Boxer Basset need a bath? How often should you give a Boxer Basset a bath? Can I bathe my Boxer Basset 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.

3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing.

Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Boxer Basset Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Boxer Basset have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
PlayfulEnergeticIntelligentConfidentFriendlyAffectionateLoyalDevotedGentleTemperedSweetTenaciousFearlessBraveBright
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Boxer Basset? Is the Boxer Basset breed dumb or smart?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Boxer Basset obey the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.

The Boxer Basset ranks below average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Trainability
Are Boxer Basset dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Boxer Basset?
Boxer Basset dogs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Average: Boxer Bassets, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Boxer Basset sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Boxer Basset 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 Boxer Basset a good family dog?
High: Boxer Basset 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 Boxer Basset need? Boxer Basset social needs:
Boxer Basset dogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Boxer Basset dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Boxer Basset bark?
Average: The Boxer Basset 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 Boxer Basset good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Boxer Basset dogs are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Boxer Basset dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Boxer Basset dogs are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Boxer Basset bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Boxer Basset? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Boxer Basset? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Boxer Basset 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 Boxer Basset has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Boxer Basset? How much bite force does a Boxer Basset have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

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

The Boxer Basset, 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 Boxer Basset do?
Boxer Basset 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 Boxer Basset dogs need to be taught a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Boxer Basset to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Boxer Basset roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Boxer Basset 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 Boxer Basset have high prey drive?
Boxer Basset 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 Boxer Basset dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Boxer Basset good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Boxer Basset 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 Boxer Basset indoors.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Boxer Basset dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Boxer Basset be left alone? How long can you leave a Boxer Basset alone?
Boxer Basset 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.

Boxer Basset Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Boxer Basset temperament with other people:
Boxer Basset dogs are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Boxer Basset dogs get along with other pets? Are Boxer Basset dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Boxer Basset dogs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Boxer Basset dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Boxer Basset temperament with children:
Boxer Basset dogs are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Boxer Basset 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 Boxer Basset breed live with a cat?
Boxer Basset dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Boxer Basset good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Boxer Basset dogs get along with other dogs?
Boxer Basset dogs are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Boxer Basset can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Boxer Basset breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Boxer Basset breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Boxer Basset dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Boxer Basset dogs good office canines? Do Boxer Basset dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
No
Boxer Basset is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Boxer Basset dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Boxer Basset temperament with senior people? Are Boxer Basset dogs good for elderly owners?
Boxer Bassets are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Boxer Basset Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Boxer Basset dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Boxer Basset is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Boxer Basset breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Boxer Basset breed? Most common health risks of Boxer Basset:
Hip DysplasiaPatellar LuxationAllergiesCancerHypothyroidismVon Willebrand's DiseaseBloatDeafnessEntropionEar InfectionsIntervertebral Disk DiseaseCherry EyeEctropionDemodectic MangeObesityGlaucomaPanosteitisThrombopathiaAortic StenosisBoxer CardiomyopathyCorneal Dystrophy
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Boxer Basset breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Boxer Basset see the vet?
Average
The Boxer Basset should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Boxer Basset dogs live? How old can a Boxer Basset be? What is the age limit of the Boxer Basset? How many years can the oldest Boxer Basset live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Boxer Basset?

How long is the lifespan of a Boxer Basset?

10-12 years
The average lifespan of Boxer Basset: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Boxer Basset breed hypoallergenic?
No
Boxer Basset 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 Boxer Basset have? What is the activity level of the Boxer Basset?
Boxer Basset dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Boxer Basset need? How much exercise do Boxer Basset dogs require per day?

Do Boxer Basset dogs need a lot of exercises?

Boxer Basset dogs need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Boxer Basset breed need?
Boxer Basset dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Boxer Basset need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Boxer Basset breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Boxer Basset? How much food should I feed my Boxer Basset?
Recommended daily amount: 2 to 3 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? Boxer Basset risk for obesity:
High: The Boxer Basset breed has a strong tendency to be overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the Boxer Basset more often.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Boxer Basset 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 Boxer Basset 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 Boxer Basset drool?
The Boxer Basset is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem.

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

Boxer Basset As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Boxer Basset 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).

Boxer Basset is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Boxer Basset be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Boxer Basset 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.

Boxer Basset is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Boxer Basset 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.

Boxer Basset breed is a good choice for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Boxer Basset 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 Boxer Basset breed is a good choice for SAR purposes.

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

Not really

Boxer Basset 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 Boxer Basset 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.

Boxer Basset breed is a good choice for drafting purposes.

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

Not really

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

Boxer Basset Reproducibility

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

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Boxer Basset: 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 Boxer Basset have in a litter? How many puppies can the Boxer Basset breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Boxer Basset have? How many puppies can a Boxer Basset give birth to?
2-10 puppies, average 6

Boxer Basset Recognition

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

Boxer Basset Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Boxer Basset doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Adaptability: Boxer Basset dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Boxer Basset dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Boxer Basset dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Boxer Basset dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Boxer Bassets are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Boxer Basset 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
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Hypoallergenic: Boxer Basset dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Stinkiness: The Boxer Basset has a high chance of bad smell.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: High: The Boxer Basset breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Boxer Basset is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Boxer Basset 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.
  • Office Friendly: Boxer Basset is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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