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Boxer Mixes: 20 Different Boxer Mixed Breed Pups

Do you love Boxers but cannot find a full-breed one that doesn't cost a fortune? Perhaps a Boxer mix is the way to go. Check our list to find the perfect mix for you and your family We consider temperament, energy level, grooming, and more.


Last Updated: April 25, 2023 | 12 min read

Boxer Mixes

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The Boxer is a fun-loving and goofy breed whose charm has won the hearts of countless families, making them one of the 10 most popular breeds in the United States. With their handsome features, amicable personality, and undeniable popularity, the Boxer has become a popular choice to mix with other canines in pursuit of the perfect breed. Boxer mixes can be very affectionate, energetic pups and make fun companions.

This practice results in a designer dog or the offspring of two different purebred parents. We look at 20 designer breeds that mix a Boxer with another breed.

Despite “by design” hybrid breeds becoming popular with breeders in the last 20 years, many deserving mixes still languish in shelters across the country. If you love the Boxer like we do but are open to the idea of a Boxer mix, you can find many of the lovable hybrid pups below in your local shelters!

Boxer Mixes

There are many different Boxer mixes out there.  They are a common parent of many cross-bred pups, and many of them are by design.  These types of dogs are intentionally referred to as designer dogsBoxers will also “accidentally” mate with other parent purebreds, producing an unknown breed as an outcome. This means that many Boxer mixes will have the same nutrition requirements as the Boxer, while others will be different due to their varied sizes. Health-wise, mixed breeds are often healthier and longer lived than purebreds.

Let us introduce you to 20 of the most popular Boxer mixes and a little information about each.  While each mix breed is unique, many of these are desirable designer dogs.  They can also show up in different shelters and breed rescues around the world, so we always recommend you adopt them before you shop.

If you are not certain of your dog’s genetic makeup, you can use an at-home DNA test kit to find out.

Australian Boxherd: Australian Shepherd Boxer Mix

Australian Boxherd

The highly intelligent, medium-sized Australian Boxherd is an energetic and devoted mix between a Boxer and an Australian Shepherd. Both of their parent breeds are hard-working dogs. Australian Shepherds are herding canines, and Boxers have backgrounds as hunters and guard dogs. Mix them together, and you will have a pup that is eager to learn, please, and work.

This is a very active breed with intense exercise requirements. As with many Australian Shepherd mixes, a prospective owner should consider these physical demands before adopting an Australian Boxherd. Without proper stimulation, this clever breed is likely to get into all kinds of trouble, including destructive behaviors. They are happiest in a rural or suburban house with room to roam and explore.

Bogle: Beagle Boxer Mix

Bogle Dog Running

There’s some disagreement on this quirky breed’s name. Is it the Boxel? Or the Bogle? Whichever side of the fence you fall on, it is certainly indisputable that this breed is a cheerful, vibrant, and spirited pup that can make a great addition to any family. Don’t let their silly disposition fool you. These pups are quite capable athletes with powerfully built bodies.

Like many others on this list, the Beagle Boxer cross can be wary of strangers but usually respond well despite their hesitations. Although their patience makes them ideal for children, they can be rambunctious and need supervision with toddlers and babies to avoid accidental injuries. They are a medium-sized breed with expressive faces and loving eyes that will surely steal your heart.

Boston Boxer: Boston Terrier Boxer Mix

Boston Boxer

The Boston Boxer, a hybrid between a Boxer and a Boston Terrier, is also commonly referred to as a Miniature Boxer. This is due to their strong tendency to resemble their purebred Boxer parent but with a smaller stature. This mix provides a wonderful alternative for families looking to adopt a Boxer but does not have space for a large-sized companion.

“Miniature” doesn’t necessarily mean tiny. The Boston Boxer can still take after their Boxer parent in size and is generally a medium-sized canine, weighing 25-55 pounds. They enjoy (and require) a fair amount of exercise and do not enjoy being alone for long periods of time. As a result, this mix needs a family that does not travel often or work long hours. They are both patient and friendly, and, like most breeds on this list, they do very well in a family with children.

Box Heeler: Boxer Blue Heeler Mix

Box Heeler

A Boxer and Blue Heeler mix, known as the Box Heeler, is a mix of two breeds with some contrasting personalities, making it a toss-up when predicting the temperament of a Box Heeler. While the Boxer is devoted, playful, and patient, the Blue Heeler is independent, energetic, and intelligent. A Box Heeler can be any combination of those.

Both of their parent breeds are predisposed to exhibit some stubbornness, and Box Heeler is likely to be equally as strong-willed. This can affect their trainability, and they require a disciplined and patient owner. They are likely to be very athletic and spirited with intense exercise demands and require a family dedicated to meeting their needs. A well-adjusted Box Heeler will be an extremely loyal companion.

Boxachi: Boxer Chihuahua Mix


The sassy Boxer and Chihuahua mix, popularly known as a Boxachi, is a small-to-medium-sized dog with short legs and a stocky build. This is a relatively new designer breed and without generations to study, anticipating what they will look and act like is largely a guessing game.

However, one can anticipate a Boxachi to be smart, kid and pet-friendly, and absolutely devoted to their family. They are likely to have a high prey drive and can be guarded around strangers, so proper training and socialization are important for this breed. Their faces usually favor the Chihuahua parent, while their Boxer genes give them a larger and sturdier build.

Boxador: Boxer Labrador Retriever Mix


If designer dog breeders are in the game to create the perfect dog, they might have succeeded with the Boxador. This lovely and loyal mix between a Boxer and Labrador is among the most popular designer breeds around. They are excellent family dogs, both playful and gentle with children of all ages and extremely affectionate with all of their people.

This large breed dog mix has low-maintenance grooming requirements and high activity levels. They are a delight and surprise with their fun disposition. Due to their size and energy, the Boxador does best in a suburban or rural house, preferably with a yard where they can run around and spread their legs.

Boxer Basset: Boxer Basset Hound Mix

Boxer Basset

The Boxer Basset is the perfect companion for anyone looking for a sweet and cuddly Netflix buddy to keep them company. Part Boxer and part Basset Hound, this wonderful mix is usually content snuggling up next to you for all your movie marathons. They are short and stocky medium-sized pups with those distinctive Basset Hound ears.

They require an owner who can provide structured and firm discipline to combat their lazy and stubborn nature, which can sometimes make them difficult to train. This breed is very food-motivated. Positive reinforcement with some yummy treats may be the best incentive to produce an obedient Boxer Basset. While they may not win any obedience competitions, their overall disposition is affectionate, easygoing, and family-oriented. They make an excellent addition to families of all sizes and ages.

Boxer Chow: Boxer Chow Chow Mix

Boxer Chow

The Boxer Chow is a mix between, you guessed it, a Boxer and a Chow Chow. They generally weigh around 60 pounds and sport a short coat with varying colors, commonly seen in white or golden. The Boxer Chow is quite powerful and very active, so this mix requires daily exercise with a handler who is not intimidated by their strength.

They are a very trainable and playful breed, making them a great option for families with children. However, they can be cautious and even distrustful of strangers, a trait both of their parents share. They need proper socialization to help mitigate this tendency. This breed does not do well in the heat, which should be a factor for any potential adopter who lives in a hot climate.

Boxerdoodle: Boxer Poodle Mix


As the offspring of two widely popular breeds such as the Boxer and the Poodle, the Boxerdoodle is bound to have many of the desirable traits that make their parent breeds so popular. Loyal, outgoing, patient, and hardworking are all adjectives that can be used to describe a Boxerdoodle. They can inherit the short coat of a Boxer or the curly coat of a Poodle, which one is entirely up to chance.

This medium-to-large-sized pup is the perfect combination of a majestic Poodle and an exuberant Boxer. They require a respectable amount of daily exercise but also have no problem curling up and snuggling with their family. They can be protective and act out defensively or even aggressively with strangers they deem a threat. Introducing a Boxerdoodle to many different situations, animals, and people will help reduce this behavior.

Boxita: Boxer Akita Mix


A Boxer mixed with the powerful Akita is known as a Boxita. They are likely to have a large and muscular physique with high intelligence and vigor. Both of their parent breeds are very athletic, especially with the Akita’s rich history as a working dog. Their coat is usually varying shades of brown and white and is likely to be short and both water-and weather-resistant. This mix tends to favor an Akita in their appearance.

With consistency, this breed is moderately easy to train but can be stubborn. Therefore, we do not recommend them as a choice for novice dog owners. However, they fare especially well with children and other pets and generally have a very gentle and calm disposition. They are famous for their intense loyalty to their family and can make a great choice for an active owner looking for a devoted companion.

Boxmas: Boxer Mastiff Mix

Boxmas Mix

How can a breed with an adorable name like Boxmas not steal your heart? They appropriately sound like something you’d open up under the tree on Christmas because this breed is nothing short of a gift! Known for their tenderness, the Mastiff brings so much affection and devotion into this mix. Although their large, muscular stature might be intimidating to the untrainable eye, this mix is an absolutely gentle giant.

They are alert and energetic, requiring substantial daily exercise and plenty of room. The Boxmas generally looks more like a Mastiff than a Boxer and weighs between 70 and 100 pounds. They tend to develop a strong attachment to one person, so if you’d like a Boxmas as a companion for the whole family, make sure to provide ample interaction with all members!

Boxmatian: Boxer Dalmatian Mix


Meet the clever Boxmatian, a mix between a Boxer and a Dalmatian. This lovable breed is full of personality and tends to be playful and silly when surrounded by the ones they love. They are a very athletic and active breed who will require plenty of exercise to alleviate some destructive tendencies, especially those caused by separation anxiety and boredom. They have very low maintenance grooming requirements and can be an excellent addition to an active household.

The Boxmatian generally weighs between 50 and 90 pounds and is a medium-to-large-sized pup. This mix is quite the looker. Their coat tends to be a beautiful white base with signature Dalmatian spots. Dalmatians are known to bark and can exhibit aggressive behaviors, both traits a Boxmatian can inherit. Because of this, we do not recommend this mix to adopters with small children and emphasize socialization and training as especially important for this breed.

Boxollie: Boxer Border Collie Mix


This energetic breed is a mix between a Border Collie and a Boxer and is commonly referred to as a Boxollie. They are classified as medium-to-large-sized dogs. Which end of this spectrum they will fall on depends on which parent breed they happen to take after. Their coat is of short-to-medium length with varying colors.

The Boxollie is known for their happy disposition and affection for their family, both traits shared by their beloved parent breeds. Due to other commonalities between the Boxer and Border Collie, this mix is certain to have high-energy and high intelligence with vigorous exercise demands. Both parents are from working backgrounds, and their puppies are likely to have a similar demand, which should be considered by anyone looking to adopt a Boxer and Border Collie mix.

Boxsky: Boxer Siberian Husky Mix


The Boxsky is a large, hyperactive mix between a Boxer and a Siberian Husky. They can exhibit a strong prey drive and can be quite stubborn. Because of this, a Boxsy should not be allowed to wander off-leash and is not recommended for inexperienced owners. They require an assured leader who can commit to consistent training in order to subdue their strong-headed nature.

Better suited for a house with a large yard, the Boxsky has high exercise demands and needs room to explore. However, given a devoted family willing to properly exercise, train, and socialize this breed, they are a wonderfully caring and amicable companion. The Boxsky is becoming a more common Husky mix and is one of our favorites.

Boxweiler: Boxer Rottweiler Mix


You can expect a devoted and protective pup in a Boxer and Rottweiler mix. The Boxweiler, also known as a Boxer Rotty, is naturally friendly and loving. However, the Boxer has a tendency to be wary of people they don’t know, and Rottweilers can also be suspicious of strangers and show signs of aggression when not properly socialized. Because of this, the Boxweiler is not a good fit for first-time dog owners and absolutely must be socialized and trained with a disciplined owner. If raised properly, you’ll have a docile and sweet pup on your hands.

A well-adjusted Boxweiler is energetic, playful, and very sweet. They love to be close to their family and do not do well when left alone for long periods of time. The Boxweiler is a large breed, usually falling between 70 to 100 pounds. This Boxer mix will make a wonderful family dog for an experienced owner that has the time and space for them.

Bullboxer Pit: Boxer American Pit Bull Terrier Mix


The Pixoter, American Bullboxer, or Bullboxer Pit… whatever you call this special breed, one thing is certain: they are loyal, intelligent, and vibrant. Equal parts faithful and fit, Bullboxers can function as a protector, workers, and above all else, beloved family members. These breeds are commonly compared but can also make a great mix.

This beautiful hybrid’s appearance can vary but tends to favor that of a Pitbull. They weigh between 50 and 80 pounds and sport coats of many variations. Bullboxers drool quite a bit, so prepare for some wet kisses!  They are lively and require daily exercise. Socialization, although important for every breed, is particularly crucial in raising a calm and gentle Bullboxer Pit. Due to this requirement and their natural strength and activity level, we do not recommend this breed to inexperienced dog owners.

Bullboxer Staff: Boxer American Staffordshire Terrier Mix

Bullboxer Staff

Bullboxer Staff, a brave mix between a Boxer and American Staffordshire Terrier, can make a protective and loyal addition to families that are dedicated to giving this beautiful mix the time and attention they require. They are affectionate with family and can be defensive towards strangers, so plenty of socialization and slow introductions are important for this breed.

The Bullboxer Staff is a large breed, weighing between 60 to 80 pounds, and tends to resemble a larger, more agile American Staffordshire Terrier with a prominent Boxer face. They can be dominant towards other dogs and do better in a family with an experienced owner, where they are the only animal in the house. Given proper boundaries and training, this mix is incredibly affectionate and loving but requires a firm handler who can wrangle their more aggressive and stubborn tendencies.

Bulloxer: American Bulldog Boxer


Both the Boxer and the American Bulldog are strong, sturdy specimens. Their hybrid pup, the Bulloxer, is equally as muscular and athletic, generally looking more like a Boxer with the defined muscles of a Bulldog. They tend to be large-to-medium-sized working dogs with a very sweet disposition, despite both their parents’ histories as fighting dogs.

Regardless of the Bulloxer’s intimidating stature, they make a wonderful family pet that gets along well with children and other dogs. They have a calm and affectionate personality and are adaptable to many different living conditions, making the Bulloxer an amicable option for many families.

German Boxer: Boxer German Shepherd Mix

German Boxer

This large-sized canine is a mix between the protective and loyal German Shepherd and the energetic and playful Boxer. Both of their parent breeds can exhibit a guarded and suspicious nature, the GSD more so than a Boxer. As a result, it’s important to socialize a German Boxer so they can combat these tendencies and grow into an outgoing and friendly pup.

Properly socialized and well-adjusted, this mix will be intelligent, highly trainable, loyal, and exceptionally loving. They will make a wonderful addition to a family with experienced owners who can spend quality time exercising and loving on them.

Golden Boxer: Golden Retriever Boxer Mix

Golden Boxer

The Golden and Labrador Retrievers share many commonalities, as will their respective Boxer mixes. Like the Boxador, the Golden Boxer is a popular family dog who excels in agility training and is incredibly eager to please. Not only are they intelligent and obedient, but they are also playful and very sociable.

The Golden Boxer is a large dog, usually weighing between 60 to 75 pounds. Their coat can resemble either parent, either a short Boxer coat or a double Golden coat. Golden Retrievers are a notoriously affectionate breed and are likely to pass this desirable trait onto their Golden Boxer pups. This mix will bond very closely with their family and enjoy spending quality time with the ones they love.

Final Thoughts

Boxers have long been a favorite breed, and for good reason. This playful breed adds a lot of heart and many wonderful qualities to any mix. The above are just a few of our favorites!  There are many more that we didn’t dive into, and any purebred can benefit from the playful nature of the Boxer.

If you’re considering owning a Boxer, being open to a Boxer mix can lead to a healthier and more unique pup. It may also allow for the possibility of a mixed-breed shelter dog to find a forever home. Looking into some of these amazing Boxer mixes might just be worth your time.

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  1. ROBERT B Richardson

    I have a Boxer/ catahoula mix named Dog because just like his name choice he’s practical and unpretentious but most of all it’s because I’m entirely convinced that he believes he is human so by calling him Dog I’m just trying to reinforce the fact that he is indeed a dog and not just a slightly more hairy person that walks on all fours. As you may can guess he doesn’t subscribe to this line of thinking although he does humor me occasionally. I don’t know what life would even look like if I didn’t have he and his mother, Gypsy. I certainly lucked out as I’ve never even attempted to teach or train them in any way but they came preloaded with house training, the ability to understand and follow the very few rules ive had to impose as well as knowing how to shake hands and many, many other surprises. All the boxer memes are dead on about him though and his personality and demeanor are almost identical to my 10 y/o son. So much so that I refer to them as brothers. Truth is I could go on and on and on about how amazing dog is and how almost daily he reveals just more and more amazingness but you guys all belong to boxers yourself so you are fully aware already!

  2. We have a puppy that we were told was Labrador/Mastiff. She is now 6 months old. We had her DNA done and it turns out she is 60% boxer, 20% rat terrier, and 20% Belgian Malinois. None of the breeds present that we were told she was…lol. It doesn’t matter what she is, all we know is that she is our mischievous, energetic goofball and we love her! We named her Piper. I will try to post a picture.

  3. We have a Boxer Australian Cattle dog mix. I waited 49 years to get a dog like this(sorry for all my other pups) she is the best. So loyal at the dog park every once in awhile she has to look up from the fun to make sure mom is still there. My husband thought it would be fun to put a mask in and scare me he opened the bedroom door and there was a 90 lb dog flying off the bed, door shit real fast. The most gentle and funny. Love this girl to pieces.

    1. Michelle Schenker

      Sounds like you found the perfect dog for you and your family. And, don’t worry, we won’t tell your other dogs 😉

  4. Carlene Altom

    My #HandsomeJack is a Boxer and German Shepherd mix. The smartest, most protective, and funniest dog I have ever known. He was twice returned by the time he was 3 months old. He has saved my life several times and now I’m widowed, he makes me feel so safe.

    Wish I could share his picture. He was a godsend when my husband was dying from Younger onset Alzheimers and became aggressive. He would keep him away but was gentle about it. He knew my husband couldn’t help it. He also alerted me to his seizures. He can chase a hawk away from my chickens and knows countless tricks. He will be 3 in October. Can’t brag enough on this boy.

  5. Dan Tranchina

    We are hundred percent boxer lovers. I unfortunately just had to put my eight year old down because of our disease. That was our fourth boxer and I still have a five year old boxer boy. We are contemplating another boxer but wanted to get input on a mix breed that may be healthier with a longer life expectancy. We absolutely 100% love the boxer personality and everything about it but it just kills us but they’re short life expectancy‘s. Your input is appreciated!

    1. Hi Dan! Very sorry to hear about your loss. Generally speaking, mixed-breed dogs will have a lower opportunity of genetic health issues due to something called “hybrid vigor” which basically means that after a while, certain genetic defects get phased out through breeding cycles across breeds.

      This doesn’t mean mixes are all free of health defects, which is why finding out about the dog’s parents is critical. If you check with local rescues, many of them will have a history of the dog, whether they are purebred or mixed. Many rescues even know a bit about the parents.

      Many reputable purebred Boxer breeders also do offer health guarantees, so that’s something to consider as well. You’ll just expect to pay a little more for dogs with this pedigree. Overall, I think both are fine decisions, but it really does come down to your budget. As always, we encourage you to look at rescues or shelters first, to save a life. If you do want a purebred puppy, it’s worth investing a little more to know their health status checks out. Good luck in your puppy search, and hope this helps!

  6. I have a Boxmas and he truly is a gentle giant and he loves everyone in the house and all the neighborhood

  7. Craig Whitlow

    I have a valley Bulldog which is half boxer half English bulldog named Emma. I have had her since she was a pup. She is now 8 yrs old. I have to say she is the smartest, funniest, friendliest dog I have ever owned. She definitely has her own personality. She does not like to be left alone.

    She loves to play frisbee and wants to be by your side all the time. I would recommend valley bulldogs to anyone that has a small yard or apt. They do have moments with sporadic bursts of energy and run like crazy for 2 min. Then they are good with laying around. They love to be with their owner and they are great with kids as well as other dogs. Best dog I have ever had.

  8. We had the most perfect dog who was an American Bullboxer. I was looking for a dog who would provide unconditional love & support for my autistic child. The lab mix I had already adopted was afraid of his spastic movements, and this did not provide him with the acceptance I was looking for. We went to Petsmart to purchase dog food and it was adoption day.

    There was a large playpen and Included inside was a female American pitbull and her huge litter of about 12 pups. Almost all of the pups had the tawny coat & golden eyes of their mother. But one still apart from the rest, she had a black nose and a black tail and three black socks with a little bit of white here and there. Her eyes red liquid deep chocolate brown. She focused on my son the minute he walked into the store and I matter where he walked she strained against the playpen to try and get to him even when she could not see him.

    I had not originally intended to have a small Pack of dogs I just wanted one, but I finally relented and let him go to her and pick her up. It was obviously meant to be she was easy to train to behave perfectly on and off-leash and was our wonderful pet for 14 years. So smart and eager to please it seems she knew what we wanted her before any command was given.

    She was very stoic. She broke her leg once, and also damaged her foot in an unrelated incident. I only discovered this upon examination because she showed no signs of distress. I believe she waits up on the other side of the rainbow bridge for my son to join her at the end of his time someday.

    1. Hi Julie! It sounds like you were able to find an amazing dog for both you and your son. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and share your story!

  9. I was rescued nearly 5 years ago by a beautiful little girl, who I named Shelby. Shelby is a mix of Boxer, Staffordshire Terrier, Rottweiler, and Australian Shepherd. She is a great mix of all the breeds but more boxer than anything.

    She is fully hyper-crazy like Boxers but the most loving companion I could have ever chosen if given the opportunity. She chose me and I’m glad she did! Life has been so much more wonderful with her companionship, snuggles, kisses, excursions — you name it!!!

    1. Sounds like Shelby is an amazing dog, Jennifer. Thank you for stopping by to share your experience with your canine companion!

  10. Ouidette Gasque-Carter

    I adopted a 7-year-old Boxer mix a few days from a shelter. He is gorgeous and I have no idea what he is mixed with, which how I landed on your website. He is the sweetest and well behaved big dog I have ever had. He is super smart and loving. I’ve not had a boxer and really not sure what to expect.

    I just saw a picture of his face and I fell in love with him. He has narrow hips, long slender legs, a broad chest, a big head that’s chiseled. He is shorthaired, white, and has brindle spots. I believe I really was blessed!

  11. Clifford Anderson

    I adopted the best dog I have ever had 3 yrs ago, he was 2 1/2 then. I saw boxer in him, he has a stubby and others saw pit bull including myself I saw terrier. Got him from a Rottweiler org. that had taken him back from a family that the husband yelled at him all the time and hit him occasionally. He bit him once. I had a DNA test done and it turns out he is Amstaf, boxer and 15 percent border collie.

    He is my best buddy, loves to play, cuddle, socialize with other dogs is protective and loving. He currently has a young lady 10 month old Catahula leopard dog/pit bull mix girl friend we adopted 10 months ago. They complement each others personalities perfectly. Vito is a pure joy to have in my life.

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