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Boxer Shepherd Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Boxer Shepherd 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 German Shepherd mix

Boxer Shepherd Price and Availability

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

Where to buy a Boxer Shepherd with a good pedigree?

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

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

How big do Boxer Shepherd get?

What is the average size of a Boxer Shepherd?

LargeMedium
Weight
How much does the Boxer Shepherd weigh? How much should a Boxer Shepherd weight? What is the normal weight of a Boxer Shepherd? How much does a full-grown Boxer Shepherd weight?
Male: 66-88 pounds (30-40 kg), Female: 49-71 pounds (22-32 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Boxer Shepherd?
Male: 77 pounds (35 kg), Female: 60 pounds (27 kg)
Height
How tall is the Boxer Shepherd? Boxer Shepherd height:
Male: 24-26 inches (60-65 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (55-60 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Boxer Shepherd?
Male: 25 inches (62.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (57.5 cm)

Boxer Shepherd Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Boxer Shepherd have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
FuzzyWaterproof
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Boxer Shepherd coats?
BlackTan Red White SilverFawn Brindle
Grooming
How to groom the Boxer Shepherd and how often? How often should I take my Boxer Shepherd to the groomer?
Easy to groom: The Boxer Shepherd 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 Shepherd 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 Shepherd dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Boxer Shepherd? Do Boxer Shepherd dogs shed a lot?
Boxer Shepherd dogs shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the Boxer Shepherd breed.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Boxer Shepherd need a bath? How often should you give a Boxer Shepherd a bath? Can I bathe my Boxer Shepherd every day?
8-12 weeks
Very rarely. 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.

For example, short-haired dog breeds can go a very long time in between baths. These short-haired breeds shed regularly and that shedding works to naturally remove excess dirt and oil. So unless your weenie dog got into the garbage can, you can probably hold off on a bath for a while.

Boxer Shepherd Personality / Temperament

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

The Boxer Shepherd is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Boxer Shepherd dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Boxer Shepherd?
Boxer Shepherd dogs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Boxer Shepherd is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Boxer Shepherd sensitivity:
Sensitive: Boxer Shepherd dogs don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.

This breed's emotional level reflects their owner's feelings and they don't handle punishments well.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Boxer Shepherd a good family dog?
High: Boxer Shepherd 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 Shepherd need? Boxer Shepherd social needs:
Boxer Shepherd dogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Boxer Shepherd dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Boxer Shepherd bark?
Low to Average: The Boxer Shepherd rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason.

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

Watchdog Ability
Is Boxer Shepherd good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Boxer Shepherd dogs are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Boxer Shepherd dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Boxer Shepherd dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Boxer Shepherd dogs are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its territory so the Boxer Shepherd can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Boxer Shepherd will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Boxer Shepherd bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Boxer Shepherd? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Boxer Shepherd? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

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

Between 200 and 400 PSI

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

The Boxer Shepherd, 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 Shepherd do?
Boxer Shepherd dogs have a higher than 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 Shepherd dogs need to be taught a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Boxer Shepherd to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Boxer Shepherd roam?
Boxer Shepherd dogs tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Boxer Shepherd have high prey drive?
Boxer Shepherd 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 Shepherd dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Boxer Shepherd good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Boxer Shepherd in an apartment?
Apartment-friendly dog the Boxer Shepherd breed. It is best if you have a small garden where it can occasionally go out to do its business, but this is not important at all. You can exercise him enough with a walk or two a day, so he's comfortable in an apartment.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Boxer Shepherd 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 Shepherd be left alone? How long can you leave a Boxer Shepherd alone?
Boxer Shepherd 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 Shepherd Good With

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

Boxer Shepherd Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Boxer Shepherd dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Boxer Shepherds are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Boxer Shepherd breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Boxer Shepherd breed? Most common health risks of Boxer Shepherd:
CataractsHip DysplasiaAllergiesCancerHypothyroidismProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Von Willebrand's DiseaseBloatEpilepsyBlindnessDeafnessCherry EyeElbow DysplasiaDiabetesHeart DiseaseRetinal DysplasiaDemodectic MangeDegenerative MyelopathyWobbler's SyndromePanosteitisHemophilia BMegaesophagusAortic StenosisBoxer CardiomyopathyCorneal DystrophyCushing's SyndromeLens LuxationExocrine Pancreatic InsufficiencyChronic DiarrheaCruciate Ligament RuptureDigestive ProblemsHemophilia AHypertrophic OsteodystrophyLupusMyasthenia GravisNail Bed DiseaseOsteochondrosisPannusParalysisPerianal FistulaSeborrheaVitiligo
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Boxer Shepherd breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Boxer Shepherd see the vet?
Rare
The Boxer Shepherd 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 Boxer Shepherd dogs live? How old can a Boxer Shepherd be? What is the age limit of the Boxer Shepherd? How many years can the oldest Boxer Shepherd live?

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

How long is the lifespan of a Boxer Shepherd?

10-12 years
The average lifespan of Boxer Shepherd: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Boxer Shepherd breed hypoallergenic?
No
Boxer Shepherd 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 Shepherd have? What is the activity level of the Boxer Shepherd?
Boxer Shepherd dogs are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Boxer Shepherd need? How much exercise do Boxer Shepherd dogs require per day?

Do Boxer Shepherd dogs need a lot of exercises?

Boxer Shepherd 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 Shepherd breed need?
Boxer Shepherd 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 Boxer Shepherd need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Boxer Shepherd breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Boxer Shepherd? How much food should I feed my Boxer Shepherd?
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? Boxer Shepherd risk for obesity:
Average: The Boxer Shepherd has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks 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 Boxer Shepherd 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 Shepherd 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 Shepherd drool?
The Boxer Shepherd is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Boxer Shepherd 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 Boxer Shepherd.

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

Boxer Shepherd As a Working Dog

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

Yes

This breed makes good 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 Shepherd breed is a good choice for service purposes.

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

Yes

This breed makes a perfect 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 Shepherd breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Boxer Shepherd 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 Shepherd breed is a good choice for detection purposes.

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

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

Not really

Boxer Shepherd 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 Shepherd 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 Shepherd breed is a good choice for drafting purposes.

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

Not really

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

Boxer Shepherd Reproducibility

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

60-64 days

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

Boxer Shepherd Recognition

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

Boxer Shepherd Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: The Boxer Shepherd dogs have great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Boxer Shepherd dogs are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Boxer Shepherds are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the Boxer Shepherd breed.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Boxer Shepherd doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Boxer Shepherd is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Boxer Shepherd dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Boxer Shepherd dogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Adaptability: Boxer Shepherd dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Boxer Shepherd dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Boxer Shepherds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Boxer Shepherd dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Service Dog: This breed makes good as a service dog.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
  • 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: Boxer Shepherd dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Shedding Level: Boxer Shepherd dogs shed above average.
  • Stinkiness: The Boxer Shepherd has a high chance of bad smell.
  • Mouthiness: Boxer Shepherd dogs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Boxer Shepherd 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.
  • Dog Friendly: Boxer Shepherd dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Boxer Shepherd is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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