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Boxer Pitbull Mix - What You Should Know

By Edited Jun 3, 2014 0 0

About Pitbull Boxer Cross Dogs - Information & Guide

The Bullboxer Pit is recognized by many different names by different canine clubs.  For instance,   Bullboxer Pit name is recognized by American Canine Hybrid Club and American Bull Boxer recognized name is by Designer Dogs Kennel Club. However, Bullboxer is the recognized name by International Designer Canine Registry.  Designer dogs are essentially mixed breed dogs that are a mix of two specific breeds.

What Is a Bullboxer Pit?

The Bullboxer Pit is not a purebred dog because it is a cross between the Boxer and the American Pit Bull Terrier.  If there is no other breed involved, the puppy will be a legitimate Bullboxer pit mix no matter what the percentages.   Most dogs of this breed have 100% pure bred parents.  The breeder of these dogs should be able to show the exact bloodline of the puppy you are purchasing.  One should be aware that not all designer hybrid dogs bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred, as sometimes mixed breed parents are used to breed from.

Pit Boxer Mix

"Pit Bull Boxer Mix Puppy" | Pets Adviser[1] | CC BY 2.0

What Do I Need to Know about Designer Dogs?

The important thing to understand about designer dogs is that type is not as fixed as a purebred dog. Type referrers to the set of distinguishing characteristics, physical and temperamental, that make a breed of dog recognizable. Therefore, the physical and temperamental characteristics of a designer dog will be a combination of the traits of the parent breeds.

The following are some characteristics of the parent breeds, and some projections on how your dog is likely to display those characteristics. All traits will vary from dog to dog, even within the same litter.

How Big Will My Puppy Get?

One can expect for the Bullboxer Pit puppy to grow up and weigh between 50-80 pounds and 22-26 inches tall in general.  The height and the weight are known to vary depending on a good diet and proper care for the animal.  Generally, when puppies are 8 months old, they are most likely 80% close to full grown.

What Will the Coat Be Like?

The coat of a Bullboxer pit is very easy to groom because it is short haired and straight.  You should use a solid hair brush regularly along with the normal routine of shampooing for their upkeep.

Are There Any Specific Coat Concerns I Should Be Aware Of?

No, the coat is very easy to care for.

What Will My Dog's Personality Be Like?

Good socialization and the early training of the dog should be enough to model the temperament in a very favorable way.

The Bullboxer Pit is known to be intelligent and a quick learner like the boxer and energetic like the American Pit Bull terrier.  Perhaps, the most comforting fact is that these dogs like to please their owner and also like to live around other pets and people, including children.  However, Bullboxer pits have the qualities of a bull terrier and although they may be excellent with children, they should not be left alone with familiar children.

If the owner does not properly train their dog, it is most likely to have some behavioral problem such as climbing, aggressiveness, excessive barking etc. Both parent breeds are known to be exceptional companion dogs, so the cross-breed pups will likely grow up to be excellent companions too.

How Much Exercise Will My Pet Need?

Bullboxer pits are known to be lively and vigorous medium to large dogs.   Therefore, the owner should make time for doggy play and running in a safe area.  A daily long walk is highly recommended with occasional running.  Like their parents, the boxer and pit bulls, they may be active indoor and are very enthusiastic about indoor exercise, so make sure they receive plenty of structured exercises.

What Are Common Health Concerns?

Both the parents of the boxer have health issues such as hip dysplasia, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease, grass allergies and cataracts.  However, the Bullboxer pits are the hybrid dogs and the mix of two purebreds may not have as many health issues.  Regular checkups should always be consistent to extend the life of your best friend.

How Do I Know If These Dogs Are Right for Me?

The best way to get an idea of whether or not these dogs are right for you is go ahead and visit some. If you do not know anyone who has one, try going on the internet to visit chat rooms or forums dedicated to the breed. 

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  1. "Image Credit: "Pitbull Boxer Puppy"." Pets Adviser. 3/06/2014 <Web >

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