Boxerdoodle Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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Origin Germany flag Germany
Other Names
What other names does the Boxerdoodle have?
Boxerpoo
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Boxerdoodle Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Boxerdoodle 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?
500-1500
Availability
How easy is it to get a Boxerdoodle?
Average: The Boxerdoodle is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Boxerdoodle Size

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
Small Large Medium
Weight
How much does the Boxerdoodle weigh? Boxerdoodle weight:
12-70 pounds (5.5-32 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the Boxerdoodle? Boxerdoodle average weight:
41 pounds (19 kg)
Height
How tall is the Boxerdoodle? Boxerdoodle height:
10-25 inches (25.5-63.5 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Boxerdoodle average height:
17.5 inches (44.5 cm)

Boxerdoodle Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Boxerdoodle have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Curly Wavy Short Medium Long
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Boxerdoodle's coat?
Brown Any color The most common color is brown.
Grooming
How to groom the Boxerdoodle and how often?
Average: The Boxerdoodle 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 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 Boxerdoodle, 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 Boxerdoodle dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Boxerpoo?
Boxerdoodles are low shedders. 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.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Boxerdoodle need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Boxerdoodle every day?
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.

Boxerdoodle Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Boxerdoodle have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Friendly Smart Playful Social Active Trainable Stubborn
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Boxerdoodle? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Boxerdoodle's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Boxerdoodle dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Boxerdoodles 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?
The Boxerdoodle is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Boxerdoodle sensitivity:
Boxerdoodles 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 by moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Average to High: Boxerdoodles are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Boxerpoo need? Boxerdoodle social needs:
Boxerdoodles are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Boxerdoodle dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Boxerpoo bark?
Low to Average: The Boxerdoodle 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 Boxerdoodle good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Boxerdoodles are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Boxerdoodle dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Boxerdoodles 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 Boxerdoodle bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Boxerpoo? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Boxerdoodle? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Boxerdoodle 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 Boxerdoodle has a hard bite?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Boxerdoodle bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI. The Boxerdoodle, 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 Boxerdoodle do?
Boxerdoodles have a lower 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 Boxerdoodles need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Boxerdoodle to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Boxerdoodle roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Boxerdoodle 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 Boxerdoodle have high prey drive?
Boxerdoodles 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 Boxerdoodle good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Boxerdoodle breed. If you don't have a garden, think carefully about your decision, keeping Boxerdoodle indoors can cause a lot of problems.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Boxerdoodles adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Boxerdoodles 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.

Boxerdoodle Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Boxerdoodle temperament with other people:
Boxerdoodles are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Boxerdoodle dogs get along with other pets? Are Boxerdoodle dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Boxerdoodles usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Boxerdoodle dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Boxerdoodle temperament with children:
Boxerdoodles are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Boxerdoodle dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Boxerdoodles are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Boxerdoodle good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Boxerdoodle dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Boxerdoodles are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Boxerdoodle can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Boxerdoodle breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Boxerdoodles are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Boxerdoodles good office dogs? Do Boxerdoodles make good office friendly dogs? Can Boxerdoodles be office dogs?
Yes
Boxerdoodle is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Boxerdoodle dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Boxerpoo temperament with senior people? Are Boxerdoodle dogs good for elderly owners?
Boxerdoodles are commonly okay with elderly people.

Boxerdoodle Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Boxerdoodle dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Boxerdoodle 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 Boxerdoodle breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Boxerdoodle breed? Most common health risks of Boxerdoodle:
Bloat Cardiomyopathy Entropion
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Boxerdoodle breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Boxerdoodle see the vet?
Average
The Boxerdoodle 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 Boxerdoodle dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Boxerdoodle be? What is the age limit of the Boxerdoodle? How many years can the oldest Boxerdoodle live?
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Boxerdoodle: 11 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Boxerdoodle breed hypoallergenic?
No
Boxerdoodles 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 Boxerdoodle have? What is the activity level of the Boxerdoodle?
Boxerdoodles 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 activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Boxerdoodle dogs require per day?
Boxerdoodles 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 this fido need?
Boxerdoodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does the Boxerdoodle need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1 to 6 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? Boxerdoodle risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Boxerdoodle'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 Boxerdoodle's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Low 🔽

The Boxerdoodle 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 Boxerdoodle drool?
The Boxerdoodle is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Boxerdoodle 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 Boxerdoodle. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Boxerdoodle As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Boxerdoodle 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). Boxerdoodle is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Boxerdoodle be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Boxerdoodle be an emotional support animal?

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. Boxerdoodle is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Boxerdoodle be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. 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. Boxerdoodle is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Boxerdoodle be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a 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 locating missing people. The Boxerdoodle is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Boxerdoodle be a boat dog?

Yes

Boxerdoodle breed usually likes 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, as 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 Boxerdoodle 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. Boxerdoodle is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Boxerdoodle dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

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

Boxerdoodle Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Boxerdoodle: 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 Boxerdoodle have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-10 puppies

Boxerdoodle Recognition

AKC Group
Is Boxerdoodle recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Boxerdoodle recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Boxerdoodle breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.

Boxerdoodle Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Boxerdoodle's has great intelligence.
  • Shedding Level: Boxerdoodles are low shedders.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Boxerdoodle is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Boxerdoodle has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Mouthiness: Boxerdoodles have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Dog Friendly: Boxerdoodles are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Boxerdoodle is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
  • Good For First Time Owners: Boxerdoodles are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Boat and Sailor Dog: Boxerdoodle breed usually likes 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.

Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Boxerdoodles don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Not an apartment-friendly dog the Boxerdoodle breed.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Boxerdoodle's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Boxerdoodle is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Boxerdoodles 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.
  • Cat Friendly: Boxerdoodles are not the most cat-friendly dogs.

Boxerdoodle History

The Boxerdoodles are also sometimes known as Boxerpoos. The breed is a cross between the Boxer and the Poodle. The Boxerdoodle is a popular hybrid that is easy to train, friendly, and good for families. As there are three types of Poodles, toy, miniature, and standard, the Boxerdoodle can be a small to large dog depending on which type of parent they have. They can range between 10 to 25 inches tall and weigh between 12 to 70 pounds. They have thick and curly or wavy hair that is usually a dark brown but can also be shades of white, tan, and black.

However, as the breed is a hybrid, to understand its history, we need to look at the parent breeds. First of all, there has been much debate over the early origins of the Boxer. Some people say they are descended from the Tibetan Mastiff, a popular combat dog in the 16th century. On the other hand, others claim that they came from Europe and may be related to the French Dogue de Bordeaux. Most people agree that the Boxer is a cousin of all Bulldog breeds, which are ancestors of the Greco-Roman Molossoid breed.

The Boxer relatives were renowned for their hunting and fighting skills, which are shown in scenes of boar and stag hunting in the 16th and 17th century Flemish tapestries. Moreover, the modern Boxer that we know today, was developed in Germany, possibly from two now extinct European breeds, the Danziger Bullenbeisser and the Brananter Bullenbeisser. Bullenbeissers were mixed with Bulldogs and Mastiffs by German hunters in the 1830s to develop a rugged and agile dog with a strong jaw for hunting, fighting, or baiting.

By 1895, the new breed had gained the name Boxer, presumably derived from the German box, and displayed the dog’s distinctive behavior of standing on its hind legs to “box” with its front paws. Dogfighting and bull-baiting were eventually forbidden, and by the 1900s, this devoted dog had evolved into a family pet, a show dog, and one of the first military and police dogs. The American Kennel Club registered the breed in 1904, and they won the first championship in 1915. By 1940, the breed had earned Best in Show and Group awards, and it had caught American interest.

On the other hand, the low-shedding coat of the Poodle is one of the many reasons why it is frequently mixed with other breeds, but it is not the only one. Poodles are considered to be one of the oldest breeds ever developed as they can be traced all the way back to ancient times. It is thought that they originated from Germany, but developed into the distinct breed that we know today in France. This remarkable canine was created by combining different European dogs, including Spanish, Portuguese, and Hungarian water dogs. However, there are several theories concerning the history of the breed, for example, many people believe that the Poodle has ancestors from the Asian steppes, dogs who, along with the Moors in the 8th century, ended up in Portugal after conquering the North African Berbers.

Some statues and drawings of similar-looking dogs have also been discovered in Roman antiquities and Egyptian tombs dating back to the first century B.C. Furthermore, the exact date is unknown, it is believed that the Toy and Miniature breeds were developed in the 1400s and 190ss respectively, with the goal of impressing the Parisian Bourgeoise. These smaller curly-coated puppies were not created by crossing Poodles with smaller dogs, but instead, they were made by breeding small varieties of the dog with each other. The standard and the miniature versions were both used in the French culture for duck hunting and discovering truffles. The breed is recognized by both the Kennel Club of England and the American Kennel Club.

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