The boxerdoodle is a rare breed of small to medium size dogs derived by crossing a Poodle and a Boxer. In general, it has a strong, muscular structure with an overall hardy appearance. Often termed as a designer breed, the boxer-poodle mix with its characteristic sweet expression makes for a popular family dog.
|Other names||Poodle-boxer mix, boxer doodle|
|Coat||Three types of water repellent coats – short and thick, long and wavy, very curly|
|Color||Can be solid colored in fawn, black, red, white shades; brindled or parti-colored with flash markings is also possible|
|Group of Breed||Working|
|Life span||10-14 years|
|Weight||12-70 lbs (5.44-31.75 kg)|
|Size and Height||Medium; 10-25 inches|
|Temperament||Affectionate, loyal, active, protective, cheerful|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Country Originated in||Germany|
|Competitive Registration||IDCR, DRA, DDKC, ACHC|
It’s friendly, devoted, and loving nature makes it an ideal companion dog. If trained and socialized properly at a young age, it can be used as a therapy dog to provide comfort and affection to the sick and the old. It gets along well with kids as well as other animals in the family. It does have the energy and strength required for some tough jobs, but otherwise remains patient and relaxed. Since it is protective of its family and naturally aloof with strangers, it does well in guarding its territory and family against danger.
Being sensitive, smart, and bright by nature, a boxerdoodle can be managed and trained, especially with rewards and treats. Since it does not respond to harsh treatments, taking up rough and oppressive methods for training could backfire and induce stubbornness. Teach the puppies to become obedient and make them socialize by introducing them to other dogs. Ensure fairness, firmness, and consistency while training the pet.
An adult boxerdoodle requires around two and a half to three cups of dry dog food every day. A nutritious diet consisting of protein sources like fish and chicken would provide the sufficient amount of energy needed to perform some serious tasks involving strength and agility.