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Boxmatian Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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Other Names
What other names does the Boxmatian have? The dog breed also known as...
Cross between the Boxer and Dalmatian dog breedsBoxemationBoxermationBoxmation
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
AKC Group
Is Boxmatian recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Boxmatian recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Boxmatian breed?
Designer Breed RegistryDesigner Canine Registry
Price
How much does the Boxmatian puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Boxmatian price:
300-500
If you choose to purchase the Boxmatian, 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 Boxmatian for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Boxmatian gets to a happy place.

History

Unfortunately, the Boxmatian’s origins are not well-documented. According to experts, the breed probably originated from Europe, where both parent breeds originated from. The Boxmatian’s parent breeds, the Boxer and the Dalmatian, hence the name, are said to have been cross-bred in order to create a healthier type of hybrid breed.

First of all, the Boxer’s ancestors, the Assyrian Empire’s military dogs, dating back to 2500 B.C. However, the modern definition of the Boxer can be traced back to Germany in the late 19th century. The breed is thought to have been bred down by German dog fanciers from a large, heavier German breed called the Bullenbeisser, meaning ‘bull biter’. The Bullenbeisser was Germany’s premier big-game hunter in medieval times, with noblemen using it to track down, catch, and keep dangerous opponents like a bear, bison, and wide boar on huge ducal estates. However, by the early 1800s, the political situation in the German states was changing. German nobles were out of favor. Their estates were divided, and the beloved tradition of lavishly appointed boar hunts came to an end. The Bullenbeisser had lost his post by 1865. Through judicious crosses to a smaller, mastiff-type breed from England, the obsolete big-game hunter gained a new lease on life. By the late 19th century, the modern Boxer had emerged as a sleeker, most elegant dog. Over the years, Boxers have done many jobs including athlete, cattle dog police dog, war dog, watchdog, protection dog, and guide dog for the blind. The American Kennel Club registered its first Boxer in 1904, but the breed’s popularity began in the 1950s when a Westminster-winning Boxer named Bang Away became a national celebrity. Since that time, Boxers have reigned as one of American’s top 10 most popular breeds.

The other parent breed, the Dalmatian is probably known by everyone, as the breed is best known as the star of Disney’s 101 Dalmatians. However, the Dalmatian’s origins are unknown. The spotted dogs are known to have traveled with the nomadic bands of Romanies, sometimes called Gypsies, and it is unknown where they may have first appeared. The Dalmatian obtained his name during his stay in Dalmatia, a province on the Adriatic Sea’s eastern side that is today known as Croatia. Throughout their lengthy history, Dalmatians have been used for a range of jobs, never specializing in one area. They were used as guard dogs, shepherds, ratters, retrievers, circus dogs, and coaching dogs in Dalmatia. Furthermore, it was in England that the Dalmatian was developed as the ultimate coaching dog. The breed was trained to clear a path in front of the horses, run beside the coach, or under the coach between the axels. When the horses and coach were resting, he kept an eye on them. To this day the Dalmatian has always had a natural affinity towards horses. However, this affinity took the Dalmatians on a different career path in the United States. The breed became a firehouse dog, running with the horses to the fire, watching over the equipment during a fire, and sometimes even helping and rescuing people from burning buildings. When the excitement was over, they accompanied the fire wagons back to the station and resumed their duty as watchdogs. Dalmatians are companions and family members but many firehouses still have Dalmatians as mascots.

The Boxmatian has become known as a popular designer dog breed. The breed is large, but exact size standards might vary as is always the case with newer mixed dog breeds. The breed is one of the most energetic dogs around and they are generally considered to be healthy.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Boxmatian size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Boxmatian weigh? Boxmatian weight:
50-90 pounds (23-41 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Boxmatian? Boxmatian average weight:
70 pounds (32 kg)
Height
How tall is the Boxmatian? Boxmatian height:
19-24 inches (48-61 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Boxmatian average height:
22.5 inches (57 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Boxmatian have? What does this canine coat look like?
ShortStraight
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Boxmatian's coat?
BlackWhitePied
Grooming
How to groom the Boxmatian and how often?
Average: The Boxmatian requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Boxmatian, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Boxmatian dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Cross between the Boxer and Dalmatian dog breeds? Boxmatian shedding level:
Boxmatians 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.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Boxmatian have? What characteristics does the breed have?
PlayfulGoofyProtectiveWilling
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Boxmatian? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Boxmatian's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Boxmatian dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Boxmatians are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Boxmatian is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Boxmatian sensitivity:
Boxmatians have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Boxmatians are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Cross between the Boxer and Dalmatian dog breeds need? Boxmatian social needs:
Boxmatians need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Boxmatian dogs bark a lot? Why does my Cross between the Boxer and Dalmatian dog breeds bark?
Average: The Boxmatian 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 same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Boxmatian good as a watchdog?
Boxmatians are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do Boxmatian dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Boxmatians are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Boxmatian can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Boxmatian will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Boxmatian bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Cross between the Boxer and Dalmatian dog breeds? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Boxmatian? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Boxmatian 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.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Boxmatian do?
Boxmatians have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Boxmatians need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Boxmatian to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Boxmatian roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Boxmatian 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 Boxmatian have high prey drive?
Boxmatians 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. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Boxmatian good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Boxmatians are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Boxmatians adapt badly to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't tolerate moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Boxmatian dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Boxmatians are not stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Boxmatian dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Boxmatian and children:
Boxmatians are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Boxmatian dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Boxmatians are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Boxmatian good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Boxmatian dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Boxmatians are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Boxmatian is not a good choice.
Office Friendly
Are Boxmatians good office dogs? Do Boxmatians make good office friendly dogs? Can Boxmatians be office dogs?
No
Boxmatian is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Boxmatian dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Cross between the Boxer and Dalmatian dog breeds temperament with senior people? Are Boxmatian dogs good for elderly owners?
Boxmatians are commonly okay with elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Boxmatian dogs get along with other pets? Are Boxmatian dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Boxmatians do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Boxmatian breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Boxmatians are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Boxmatian be a service dog?
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). Boxmatian is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Boxmatian be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed 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 to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Boxmatian is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Boxmatian be a 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. Boxmatian is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Boxmatian be a search and rescue dog?
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. The Boxmatian is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Boxmatian be a boat dog?
Yes
Boxmatian breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Boxmatian be a drafting dog?
Not really
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. Boxmatian is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Boxmatian dogs have health problems?
Very healthy dog breed. The Boxmatian rarely meets with the veterinarian.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Boxmatian breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Boxmatian breed? Health risks of Boxmatian:
AllergiesHypothyroidism
Life Expectancy
How long do Boxmatian dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Boxmatian be?
10-13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Boxmatian breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Boxmatians do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the 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.
No
Boxmatians don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the 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 Boxmatian have?
Boxmatians are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Boxmatian dogs require per day?
Boxmatians 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 this fido need?
Boxmatians don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Boxmatian need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Boxmatian risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Boxmatian'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 Boxmatian's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Low
The Boxmatian has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Boxmatian drool?
The Boxmatian is a perfect example for low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Boxmatian 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 Boxmatian. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Boxmatian pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Boxmatian pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Boxmatian: 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 bitch 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 bitch’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.
How often can the Boxmatian have a litter? 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 Boxmatian have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4 to 6 puppies

Pros & Cons of Boxmatian

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Boxmatian's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Boxmatians are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Very healthy dog breed.
  • Hypoallergenic: Boxmatians do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Drooling tendency: The Boxmatian is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Boxmatian has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Boat Dog: Boxmatian breed usually likes being on a boat.
Cons
  • Apartment Friendly: Boxmatians are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Mouthiness: Boxmatians have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Boxmatian is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Adaptability: Boxmatians adapt badly to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Cat Friendly: Boxmatians are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Boxmatians are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Boxmatian is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Boxmatians are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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