Looking for a dog that has a little less energy than a Boxer, but a little more size? Let us introduce you to the Boxmas! The Boxmas is a mixed designer breed, also known as the Boxer Mastiff mix. This handsome pup is not yet recognized by the American Kennel Club. But even though it’s a newer mixed breed, it’s become quite popular in the designer dog circuits.
Boxers are the favorites of many people in the United States. They are active, friendly, and good with both kids and other pets. They can be used as family companions but also make good watchdogs due to their genetics.
The English Mastiff is also a favorite, being the gentle giants that they are. The mastiff is used in other mixed breeds because of their even temperament and patience with children. So, without further ado, let’s dive straight into the details of the Boxmas!
As the Boxmas is relatively new his history is not that well documented. His year of origin isn’t officially documented either. Both the Boxer and the English Mastiff originate from Europe, but it is believed that the Boxmas hybrid itself originates from the United States. Although this too is contested by some who believe it was actually Europe. Bottom line is that nobody really knows! What we do want to know about is the parent breeds. Before we jump into what you can expect from Boxmas ownership, it’s important to look at both parents.
The Boxer was established in Germany in 1895 and is thought to have been bred from the now extinct Bullenbeisser. The Bullenbeisser was a powerful and larger dog used to hunt bull and wild boar, in English this literally translates to “Bull Biter”. The Germans recognized his powerful and great guarding abilities but wanted him to be more agile and slender in frame.
The Boxer as we know him today is strong with an innate work ethic, he is intelligent and loyal, as well as loving and is known to have a silly streak! The Boxer currently ranks as the 12th most popular dog breed in America according to the American Kennel Club.
It is thought that the Boxer is named due to the way in which he uses his front limbs to play and defend himself, almost like a boxer does. They are extremely popular as the parent of several different boxer mixes. The Boxer is also popular when mixed with a lab, bringing the friendliness and goofiness that the lab is known for.
The English Mastiff, originated from England and is one of the oldest known dog breeds. Julias Caesar described the Mastiff during the invasion of Britain in 55 B.C. as impressive defenders of the land who fought alongside their masters. Julias Caesar took specimens of the English Mastiff back to Rome and used them as gladiators to fight against men, lions, and other beasts in the arena.
The English Mastiff is more friendly and docile than his ancestors, but he is still courageous and protective of his family and their estate. Similar to and often compared to the Bullmastiff, the English Mastiff is a loving gentle giant and is a great family companion despite their appearance.
The English Mastiff is known for being a couch potato and loves nothing more than cuddles on the sofa with his master, be warned though, he isn’t bothered that he is the largest dog in the world, and if he fits he sits!
Being a mix of the English Mastiff and the Boxer, the Boxmas is a genuinely family-friendly pup, that has a little bit more of a stubborn streak when it comes to listening. They are not recommended for first-time dog owners due to their strong will.
They are usually on the larger side, so it’s best if you have a little bit of space for them to stretch out and roam around your yard. Provided you can accommodate these things, the Boxmas can be an awesome family dog. But is it the perfect breed for you? Let’s dive in and learn a little bit more about the Boxmas!
The Boxmas’ parents both have an impressive history, full of fighting and guarding tales, but more recently known to make great family pets who are a little more affectionate and loving than their ancestors. Both of his parents are similar in their nature and this is perhaps why they make such a great pup!
The Boxmas is energetic and fun-loving and he is known to be playful and dopey at times. He is quite the performer and he will provide hours of endless entertainment for you and your whole family. From falling over his large paws to bouncing around on the family trampoline, he is the class clown, and everyone will love him!
When he is not playing, he will be on guard duty and although he is not overly barky, he will alert you when he thinks it is necessary. Once he learns who is welcome on his estate and who is not, he will be very loving and playful with all who have his master’s approval!
Due to his protective, but patient nature, the Boxmas has a reputation for being great with children. This means they are quite popular with family households. If you are lucky enough to tire this pup out, he is very loving. You’ll get to experience the affectionate side that’s inherited from his Mastiff parent.
Size & Appearance
The Boxmas stands tall and can grow up to 30 inches. His paws look particularly huge when he is born, and he eventually grows into them (kind of!) He is muscular and stocky and weighs anything between 70 to 100 pounds. As they are relatively new on the scene the difference between the male and the female hasn’t been observed and studied to provide a detailed description yet, but generally, the females are at the lower end of the scale with the males at the higher end.
You can expect your Boxmas to reach anywhere from 23 to 30 inches in height. It is important to note that with any mixed breed he can take on either of his parent’s appearances, but typically the pup is known to have the Mastiff frame with the Boxer face.
Coat & Colors
His coat is short, dense, and water-resistant, and can come in brown, black, or brindle colors with streaks of white throughout his body. The Boxmas is described as a high shedder, this means that you will have to groom your pooch daily.
He has short-length hair that is very thick and dense and will stick to absolutely everything in your home, but as the saying goes, no outfit is complete without a little dog hair! Daily brushing not only keeps his hair and skin healthy, but also removes any dead hair cells and promotes blood circulation.
Exercise & Living Conditions
The Boxmas is energetic and exuberant. Therefore he needs high levels of exercise. If you can’t provide him with this, then the Boxmas is probably not for you. He will need at least 60 minutes of exercise a day, otherwise, he will become bored and destructive very quickly.
As well as general exercise he will also need high-intensity playtime and interaction with his humans. This could be through activities like playing frisbee or visiting dog agility courses, for him to expel all that steam. Maybe you could even try his paw at a bit of boxing! His English Mastiff parent may be a bit of a couch potato, but this lil’ Boxmas pupper certainly is not!
On top of his exercise, because he is an intelligent dog, he will also need mental stimulation during his ‘down time’. Puzzle toys with treats in them are great for mental stimulation and will keep him entertained for ages. He will also enjoy patrolling his yard and could stand on point for hours, so allow him this and he will greatly appreciate it.
Due to their large size it is important not to over-exercise your pup at a young age as it will place strain on his rapidly growing joints. It is also important to ensure that he does not jump from any height, such as off the bed or a garden wall as he is also susceptible to injury.
The Boxmas parents have shared guarding and protective traits. This means it’s important that the Boxmas is socialized from a young age. Socialization is the process of exposing your pup to a range of situations. This is done in order to ensure that he is confident in his environment, both in the home and outside. This can be achieved by taking your puppy to training classes. It’s also recommended to go on playdates with other dogs of all shapes and sizes. The key is to ensure that each new experience is positive and to praise him accordingly.
Because of the Boxmas protective nature, it is important for him to regularly interact with humans and animals outside of the family unit. You want to make sure that your pup isn’t over-protective or aggressive. You’ll also want to ensure that the Boxmas pup doesn’t become attached to one family member in particular. This can create over-protectiveness and hostility within the household. To ensure that your pooch is well-behaved the training needs to be consistent. Training should be continued once the desired behaviors are learned.
As he is an intelligent dog and he continuously seeks praise from his master, he is relatively easy to train. Be sure to make the training sessions short and fun, though, as he can get bored and distracted easily.
As this guy is a mixed breed, he can inherit health problems from either parent, however, the Boxmas appears to be another generally healthy dog. The Boxmas’ life span is estimated at 10 – 13 years. Here is a list of health issues to look out for in the Boxmas:
Hip Dysplasia: This is an abnormality with the joints and can eventually cause crippling lameness in the limbs and painful arthritis, particularly in larger dogs. As with both his parents, this can be a common problem in later life for the Boxmas. A low calcium diet that is low in calories is one of the preventative measures that can be taken to lower the chances of hip dysplasia.
Gastric Torsion: Gastric Torsion, put simply, is bloat. This occurs when the stomach is enlarged with either air or gas, and then twists. The twisting usually occurs when he eats one large meal a day or eats quickly either before or after intense exercise. Symptoms can include retching without throwing up, excessive drooling, or a rapid heart rate to name but a few. If your pooch displays any of these symptoms, then you need to get him to the Veterinarian immediately.
Brachycephaly: This is a descriptive term for flat-faced dogs, and the Boxmas will likely inherit this from his Boxer parent. This can cause many issues, such as breathing difficulties, dental problems, and heat and heart related issues. Be sure to conduct your own research on this for an extensive list of problems and symptoms, as it is likely this condition will affect the Boxmas and you will need to know how to regulate it.
This big boy needs around 4 cups of food a day, which is a more significant amount of food than you’d feed a normal purebred boxer. Be careful though, he will eat as much as he can find so keep the food under lock and key! Keep treats to a minimum when they are not being used for training, as at 100 pounds, the extra weight is something this dude and his joints could do without!
Good quality food is the key to keeping your pooch healthy, both for when he is growing and in later life. A low calcium and calorific diet are important to help prevent the health issues described in the next paragraph.
The Boxmas has a chance to be a single or double-coated dog. Mastiffs have double coats, and Boxers have single coats. So depending on which parent your pup takes after, you may end up with a Boxmas that looks like either. Generally speaking, they take after their Boxer parent’s coat a bit more, so this means a single coat. Single coats require less grooming as they don’t shed as excessively in the summer or winter months.
Expect to groom your Boxmas about the same amount all year. The Boxmas can have sensitive skin, so we caution against using shampoos or soaps with harsh chemicals.
Breeders & Puppy Costs
The Boxmas is a newer designer dog, but there are breeders out there. You’ll need to do your research to find reputable breeders online. You can expect to pay around $800 for a Boxmas puppy when adopting from a breeder. You’ll typically want to make sure that both parents have been health checked. It’s also a good idea to ask for the required AKC paperwork to prove their lineage. The Boxmas is a unique breed, so make sure you do your research and talk to both local breeders as well as online information groups to find the best pup.
Rescues & Shelters
Because the Boxmas is a mix, it’s quite likely you may get lucky and find one at a local rescue or shelter. While breeding the Boxmas is becoming a more popular thing to do, you’ll definitely find pups that may have come from unwanted litters. These dogs are likely to end up in a Mastiff Rescue center, strictly because of their size. It’s possible you may also see them at a Boxer rescue facility, but some facilities may shy away from the larger size of the Boxmas. We always encourage you to Adopt before you shop!
As Family Pets
As family pets, the Boxmas has a few things that we want to summarize. Every potential Boxmas owner should be well aware of the following before welcoming one into their homes:
- The Boxmas can be a vocal pup. Both parent breeds like to be heard.
- Expect your Boxmas to be calmer than a Boxer, more energetic than a Mastiff.
- These pups can get very big, especially if they have a large Mastiff parent.
- They are usually good with dogs, provided they are socialized early.
- Those that aren’t socialized may become dog selective.
- The Boxmas will protect their yard and their turf.
- This means you’ll want to introduce new people to your pup slowly.
- The Boxmas likes to roam. They do better in a bigger yard with plenty of space.
- They love kids, provided they are socialized early.
- Because their Boxer parent loves to jump, be prepared to train this behavior out.
- Be patient with your Boxmas. Once trained, they are great family companions.
As long as you are fully aware of the commitment that each of these points requires, you should be successful in Boxmas ownership. Not fully understanding this breed can result in a trip to the shelter. That’s the last thing you should want for your dog.
The excitable but loving Boxmas will make heads turn for all the right reasons! The Boxmas can be intimidating in appearance if you don’t know the breed. For those that do, they will likely also know that they can be both fun and gentle.
He is energetic and will require constant stimulation. The Boxmas rarely has a downtime mode and you must be prepared for this. He will take the role of family guardian seriously and will earn his keep by protecting you at all times. When he is not on guard he will want to play, and boy does this dude know how to play! Energetic playtime such as tug-of-war, frisbee, or doggy agility courses can burn up that energy, and the use of puzzle treat toys will be much appreciated by him when he must be left alone.
Be sure to train him as he is of working and guard dog heritage, as you will want to train the over-protective or aggressiveness trait out of him from a very early age. Once he is transformed into a well-mannered young pup the rewards for both you and him will be endless!
Diamond S Miller
March 6, 2023 at 11:44 am
I'm getting one of these from a rescue shelter but not sure how old he us how can I find out
August 1, 2022 at 7:26 pm
I rescue a boxer I thought he was but found out he's a boxmas he really a sweet dog I'm trying to crate train he pees every few min can anyone help me he's very playful but really need to get him train
Cathy Barefoot Sierer
July 5, 2022 at 5:34 am
I just lost my boxmas to cancer 2 weeks ago today. Her name was Bailee and I’m so lost without her. She was 7 years old. I am looking for a boxmas puppy. I live in Oklahoma but would travel to pick up the puppy. I want a female.
August 10, 2022 at 8:10 pm
I have a female 11/2 years old sweet girl if your interested
October 23, 2022 at 7:00 pm
I have an eight year old boy I love very much A companion would be great. I'm retired so I spend all my time with my babt.
September 25, 2022 at 10:34 am
We just had a litter of boxmas puppies we have a Facebook page and are located in West Virginia but can ship the puppy
January 22, 2023 at 3:29 pm
Do you have any puppies available? Any from last litter? When next litter? How much? Sizes? Colors?
I've had 7 OEMs over 50+ years so am VERY familiar. Really, the only breed I've ever had! I raised first 4 and rescued last 3. Lost my last Boxmas rescue to cancer last Aug. It was devastating. I'll be looking for a new rescue in April or so. I 😍 Mastiffs and loved my BoxMas.
CHARLENE Lucille UTTERBACK
July 2, 2022 at 2:57 pm
our boxmas was wonderful. When she kissed us, it felt like a velvet sponge sounded like she was going to eat our face but kissed up. Been looking for another for two yrs. now
September 26, 2022 at 1:05 pm
we have a litter of boxmas puppies they are 4 weeks old and are the sweetest little babies !!! msg me if you would like to see pics
April 22, 2022 at 5:05 pm
We recently lost our boy Brock, Boxmass. We are wondering if there are any breeders here in florida?
March 1, 2022 at 12:04 am
I have a male 6 and a half month old puppy..he is half boxer, 1/4 mastiff and 1/4 newfie. Such a good boy and already 77lbs..brindle and white , built like a mastiff
February 27, 2022 at 4:52 pm
I have a Boxmas that is 5 months old and 60 lbs. Very playful and active. We are researching training in our area. We have one problem, biting, snipping, jumping and trying to knock down the kids. He wants to bite at you, your face, hands, arms and bark at you. With one of the kids, no matter what we do, he will just jump on her and bite at her, grab her leg with his 2 front legs and try to bring her down. Is this play or agression? His little teeth and nails are sharp, and he does break skin and scratch. We are researching training in our area, but is this a trait of either breed?
February 26, 2022 at 5:01 pm
I have been searching for a boxmas and am having trouble finding a breeder. Do you know of any pups for sale. We live in Vermont, willing to travel to find one.
February 17, 2022 at 11:06 pm
I got my Boxmas from a gal who’s boxer had a surprise litter. She said she kept chasing off a mastiff who lived near by but low and behold she had pups lol. She did not want to fool with selling them so she gave them away and I got the last male. His name is pork chop and he’s about 4 months old now. Sweetest puppy ever! He’s fawn in color and a shaded black mask ( face). I have a 2 year old Lab ( TBone) who took right to him and is showing Pork Chop the ropes 😅
February 16, 2022 at 11:10 pm
We found a boxmas for sale on a local page for very inexpensive. We had no idea his size until we walked into the original owner's house. He is 1 yr old, and 100 lbs. And boyyyy is he sassy. So much tude. But he listens, even if he's ticked at ya. He is going to go through training to become a PTSD service dog for my husband. He is already so well behaved. We just love him!
December 29, 2021 at 2:01 am
I have a boxmas female dog.
She is so gentle.
Gets along great with our cat and other dogs.
Doesn't bark unless she feels harmed.
Best dog in the world. She is my Esa dog and it shows she follows me everywhere
December 29, 2021 at 1:52 am
I have a boxmas female dog.
She is so gentle.
Gets along great with our cat and other dogs.
Doesn't bark unless she feels harmed.
Best dog in the world.
December 12, 2021 at 1:13 pm
I couldn’t recommend a better family dog.
I have a Boxmas brindle female . Bought her at 9weeks old. The first 2 years were challenging and training is definitely needed . Since then her loyalty , patience and friendliness has been incredible . Very smart to the point I could even use her to train other dogs (put a lead on her and attach to another dog)
I was told she will only make it to 11yrs old .
Currently she is 14.5 yrs old and still alert , loyal and never leaves my side.
A true reason for the quote “a man’s best friend”
If only her life span was a lot longer .
November 29, 2021 at 9:37 pm
We have had our Boxmas since he was 8 weeks. We call him Bosley. He is now 8 months and about 65 lbs. He definitely has a stubborn streak. Was tough to house train and I have never seen a dog poop and pee as much ! All this improved when we changed him from a premium kibble to a diet without any grain or fillers. Boz, is a delight and the most entertaining pup. He absolutely loves everybody and every animal he meets and does not have a mean bone in his body. We look forward to many years of sharing a life with Boz!
October 11, 2021 at 12:04 am
We have a Boxmas! He showed up at our backdoor when he was about a year old & was a bag of bones. Poor thing was starving. My wife who is a RN immediately started nursing him back to health. He was absolutely beautiful once he packed on some weight. He was brown with a white patch on his chest and a black muzzle. We named him Dr Indiana Jones. Jonesy for short. He has been an amazing animal. Extremely intelligent, friendly, affectionate, great with kids, & wonderful guard dog. He amazes me all the time with his ability to literally understand English. I took him outside the other day & when we were coming in he bounded to top of the stairs blocking the door. I told him "you know I can't open the door with you standing there." He turned around and came down off the stairs and waited for me to open the door before coming up! When you speak to him he will look directly into your eyes with his ears up and turning his head from side to side never breaking eye contact! He truly is the best dog I have ever had! My wife & I both say that God sent us an angel. We have had him our entire marriage and we will have been married 16 yrs in February. He has traveled all over the U.S. with us and still loves to ride with us everwhere. As you can tell we absolutely love him!
August 29, 2021 at 6:30 pm
we got a boxmas that is brindle she is about a year old and is about 60 pounds and is the most loving guard dog I have ever met. we rescued her a about a month old she was skin and bones. Not anymore she's huge
August 30, 2021 at 11:16 am
Sounds like she is a perfect fit for your home, Paul.
August 17, 2021 at 3:42 pm
We adopted what we thought was a female brindle boxer several years ago at our local shelter. She was about 45-pounds and incredibly emaciated (every rib and vertebrae was exposed under skin:( ). When we took her to the vet, they said boxer as well and said she should only gain another 5-pounds at most, despite being so thin.
We fed her the recommended amount but ultimately she ended up being a healthy 70-pounds and still very active. At one point someone told us she looks like and English King Boxer which we couldn’t find any info on. Wondering if the Boxmas is what she was, especially after seeing the photo at the top of this post, it’s quite literally a spitting image of our Honey. Perhaps someone is heard the same name, but either way, she was the best dog we’ve ever had and, despite her short time with us, we know what our next dog will be!
August 17, 2021 at 7:54 pm
Thanks for commenting, Brad! Sounds like Honey is a great pup!
May 13, 2021 at 1:51 pm
Sounds like a wonderful dog!
May 15, 2021 at 12:46 pm
Hi Susan! We happen to agree, and as you can see, so do many of our readers! Thanks for commenting!
April 6, 2021 at 8:39 pm
This article is great! I have a boxmas of my own named Aj who loves to hop on the couch and cuddle. He thinks he's 3 pounds when he's like 30 so it kind of hurts when he gets up and steps on me. I really liked this article and if I could rate it would be 10 out of 10!
April 7, 2021 at 5:40 pm
Thanks for the comment Nilani! Glad you enjoyed the article, and sounds like you have a great pup!
January 26, 2021 at 12:04 am
I always thought our dog had a boxer in her! She always leans on us, and she was supposed to be a full-blooded mastiff. We paid $400 6 years ago for her. She's brindle 93 lbs and her name is Tiny-saurs-rex (Tiny for short). She's protective, loving, tolerant of the grandkids and always ready to go outside. She's healthy and eats a good amount of dog food.
She won't stop chasing cats! She won't bite but when she catches up to our cat she just stands over him and drools. I have no clue what that means but just letting others know that these are the traits I see in her.
January 26, 2021 at 4:26 pm
Thanks for the comment, Renda! When dogs drool, it usually can mean a few things. But in this circumstance, it sounds like your pup may just be very excited which can cause drooling.
January 19, 2021 at 1:34 am
My Boxmas passed away summer 2019 after having him for 9 years. He was adopted at 18 months. My Hoss was a sweet boy and will always be missed. The very top photo reminded me of Hoss, short for Hoss N Pepper.
January 20, 2021 at 9:24 pm
Very sorry for your loss Alexander. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and share about Hoss. Our readers appreciate it!
January 16, 2021 at 2:35 pm
I decided to adopt Nico, an 8-year-old Boxmas. He gets along great with my 13-year-old Boxane. It took a few days for them to figure out who was boss but Duke ended up winning out. They are both still very playful and great to take on walks as they are both head turners. They get along well with other dogs and love human attention. Both are very intelligent and curious which those two traits alone make them entertaining. The Boxane is more stubborn than the Boxmas so Duke generally gets his way.
January 16, 2021 at 9:39 pm
Sounds like you have a couple of amazing dogs, Dennis! Thank you for taking the time to stop by and share your story with our readers!
December 4, 2020 at 11:27 pm
Great article. We rescued a Boxer/Bullmastiff but he’s now passed on. They’re fantastic family dogs. I’d love to find a Boxmas for our family today, does anyone know of some reputable breeders? We live in Oklahoma but we’re willing to travel.
December 6, 2020 at 5:46 pm
Thanks Jeremy! Good luck in your search. We'd recommend looking at local rescues first if that's an option. We don't have any breeders we specifically work with or endorse.
October 30, 2020 at 10:55 pm
Hi - I just found your site today and this is a great write-up. We ended up with Jackson (my *I think* boxmas) from the animal shelter, that was their guess. We were looking for a big dog to help with my anxiety that would still be good with kids as I had a 3-year-old at the time. He is tan/brown with a black face and looks like a small mastiff or a boxer on steroids. He is about 90 pounds now.
He sheds a ton, but that is his only "bad" quality. He is an angel with my little girl who is 5 now, and they use each other as pillows. I could not have asked for a better temperament, especially from a shelter dog. He is super cuddly and would be a lap dog 100% of the time if we didn't need to get up. We all love him so much!
November 2, 2020 at 8:10 pm
Hi Cat - sounds like an awesome pup! Thanks for sharing your experience!
October 2, 2020 at 2:50 am
This write up, when comparing to our Boxmas (we think that's what he is lol) is so spot on it isn't funny. Our boy Gibbs (named after Gibbs on NCIS because he is a sniper and you WILL get licked if you give him a chance) came to us as a rescue at 18 months old and freshly fixed. The guy who runs the rescue and I both figure he was abused in a puppy mill as a breeder. He had no real socialization, wasn't house trained, didn't do stairs and while he bonded with me pretty quick it has been a task getting him to obey others.
During the house training, all of his accidents were downstairs in a tiled area making us think he spent his first 18 months cooped up in a concrete kennel/run. He is DEFINITELY a guard dog and there's a cart with a wonky wheel at the neighbor's house that puts him in fits for some reasons - when strangers drop over we just tell them to let him come to them - once things settle, he picks his people and is the biggest suck in the world -always looking for attention.
He's way more agile and active than we expected (not a bad thing), has completely bonded with our other 100 lb rescue, and aside from the fact that we've been 2 years now socializing him to the point he is at now, he is an amazing, smart, obedient (when he's calm enough to hear ya), uber loyal dog. Gimme another ten or so years and he'll be completely normal.
A huuuuuuge *you should be ashamed* to whoever did the puppy mill thing to him - that "stuff" makes me sick. Anyway, thanks for the read! Remember to hug yer pups n children daily :)
October 5, 2020 at 8:21 pm
Thanks for the comment and sharing your story with our readers Rob! And we agree - hug your pups and children every day! Time goes by way too fast!
August 28, 2020 at 7:50 pm
My Boxmas is about 135lbs. Looks the same as the pictures but not as dark.
August 31, 2020 at 2:02 pm
Thanks for commenting Jeff! That's a good-sized Boxmas!
April 26, 2020 at 9:54 pm
This is great information. I have a Boxane (Boxer/Great Dane) and considering adopting a Boxmas. Sounds like they will get along swimmingly as they have similar personalities.
April 26, 2020 at 11:00 pm
We always encourage the addition of a new family member when appropriate! Thanks for the comment and good luck with the Boxmas Dennis!
April 5, 2020 at 2:06 pm
Although our "boxer",brindle, male, was identified as a boxer. his huge size (112 pounds) and taller and broader than I have ever known through many, many years of boxers, it was in my reflection after an untimely death ( an intestinal obstruction, an operation, and Calvin never survived, 2 months shy of seven years) that I discovered that he probably was a Boxmas with a Boxer's docked tail. It's difficult to live without him. I have had boxers since the age of 12.
Although I have had and loved both sexes, I think now, with the current members who miss Calvin, a "serious" French bulldog, who never knew life without the big bro, and Essie, a small silly yappy pug, half the big boys' age, I should bring in a girl, a mature girl who will have the good sense to know what is going on, and have the kooky approach to life that we all share I am now an elderly woman, yet able to take brisk walks around nine acre land as my son and his family are with us on this land.
We have many different animals. Calvin, our big Brindle, lived with 2 cats, 20 chickens, a keet, 3 goats, 3 Swedish ducks, 2 very old horses, and 2 caged exotic birds inside our house. The grandchildren are all in their teens. The adults in my house are my daughter, her husband , my husband and me. We all share in the love and care of our dogs. So, is there a sweet mature dog who will accepts us?
April 5, 2020 at 3:23 pm
Hi Diane! At an older age, we always recommend a smaller dog, so a French Bulldog would be a great pick. If you are looking for a mature dog, you can always check your local rescue and see if they have an option to foster a dog before you fully adopt. Good luck!