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Boxer Mixes: 20 Different Boxer Mixed Breed Pups

Shannon Maguire

Last Updated: September 14, 2020 | 12 min read

Boxer Mixes

The Boxer is known as 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 the pursuit of the perfect breed.

The result of this practice is known as a Designer Dog, which can be defined as the offspring of two different purebred parents. In today’s article, we are going to look at 20 different designer breeds that have been produced from mixing 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 intentional and referred to as “designer dogs.”  Boxers 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.

Below we look at 20 of the most popular boxer breeds along with a little information about each of them.  While each mix is unique, many of these are sought after designer dogs.  They can also be found at different boxer shelters around the world, so we always recommend you adopt before you shop.


Boxachi

Boxachi

Breeds: Boxer & Chihuahua

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 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 face tends to favor the Chihuahua parent while their Boxer genes give them a larger and sturdier build.


Boxollie

Boxollie

Breeds: Boxer & Border Collie

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 a medium-to-large sized dog. 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.


Boxweiler

Boxweiler

Breeds: Boxer & Rottweiler

You can expect a devoted and protective pup in a Boxer and Rottweiler mix. The Boxweiler, also known as a Boxer Rotty, is friendly and loving by nature. 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 recommended 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 surrounded by 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 hybrid will make a wonderful family dog to an experienced owner that has the time and space and for them!


Bullboxer Pit

Boxerpit

Breeds: Boxer & American Pit Bull Terrier

The Pixoter, American Bullboxer, or Bullboxer Pit… whatever you call this special breed, one thing is for certain, they are loyal, intelligent and vibrant! Equal parts faithful and fit, Bullboxers can function as a protector, worker, and above all else, a beloved family member.  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 to 80 pounds and sport coats of many different variations. Bullboxers are known to drool quite a bit so be prepared 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, coupled with their natural strength and activity level, we do not recommend this breed to inexperienced dog owners.


Boxador

Boxador

Breeds: Boxer & Labrador Labrador Retriever

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 one of the most popular designer hybrids around. They are an excellent family dog, both playful and gentle with children of all ages and extremely affectionate with all of their people.

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


Bulloxer

Bulloxer

Breeds: Boxer & American Bulldog

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 a large-to-medium-sized working dog who has 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 and adaptable option for many different families!


Boxer Chow

Boxer Chow

Breeds: Boxer & Chow 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 considered 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 should be properly socialized to help mitigate this tendency. This breed does not do well in the heat, which should be considered by any potential adopter who lives in a hot climate.


Boston Boxer

Boston Boxer

Breeds: Boxer & Boston Terrier

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, just 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, however. The Boston Boxer can still take after their Boxer parent in terms of size and is generally considered a medium-sized canine, weighing between 25-55 pounds. They enjoy (and require) a fair amount of exercise and do not enjoy being left alone for extended periods of time. As a result, this mix is better suited in 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!


German Boxer

German Boxer

Breeds: Boxer & German Shepherd

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 out-going 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 Boxer

Breeds: Boxer & Golden Retriever

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 considered 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.


Australian Boxherd

Australian Boxherd

Breeds: Boxer and Australian Shepherd

The highly intelligent, medium-sized Australian Boxherd is an energetic and devoted hybrid 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 guards. Mix them together and you will have a pup that is eager to learn, eager to please and eager to 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 best suited in a rural or suburban house with room to roam and explore.


Bullboxer Staff

Bullboxer Staff

Breeds: Boxer & American Staffordshire Terrier

Bullboxer Staff, a brave mix between a Boxer and American Staffordshire Terrier, can make a protective and devoted 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 who tends to resemble a larger, more agile American Staffordshire Terrier with a prominent Boxer face. They can be very dominant towards other dogs and does 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.


Boxmatian

Boxmation

Breeds: Boxer & Dalmatian

Meet the clever Boxmatian! A mix between a Boxer and 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 considered to be 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. Dalmations are known to bark and can exhibit aggressive behaviors, both traits a Boxmatian could 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.


Boxer Basset

Boxer Basset

Breeds: Boxer & Basset Hound

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 a short and stocky medium-sized pup 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 and positive reinforcement with some yummy treats may be the incentive they need to produce a well-behaved Boxer Basset. While they may not be winning any obedience competitions, their overall disposition is affectionate, easygoing and very family-oriented. They make an excellent addition to families of all sizes and ages.


Box Heeler

Box Heeler

Breeds: Boxer & Blue 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 temperment of a Box Heeler. While the Boxer is devoted, playful and patient, the Blue Heeler is independant, 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 an owner with a disciplined and patient approach. 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.


Boxita

Boxita

Breeds: Boxer & Akita

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 has a working dog. Their coat is usually found in 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 and therefore we do not recommend them as a choice for novice dog owners. They do, however, do especially well with children and other pets and generally has a very gentle and calm disposition. They are known for their intense loyalty to their family and can make a great choice for an active owner looking for a devoted companion.


Bogle

Bogle Dog Running

Breeds: Boxer & Beagle

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, they are quite a capable athlete with a powerfully built body.

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 at times and should be supervised with toddlers and babies to avoid any accidental injuries. They are a medium-sized breed with an expressive face and loving eyes that will surely steal your heart.


Boxsky

Boxsky

Breeds: Boxer & Siberian Husky

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.


Boxerdoodle

Boxerdoodle

Breeds: Boxer & Poodle

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 made 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. Generally a spirtly breed, they will require a respectable amount of daily exercise but will also have no problem curling up and snuggling with their family. They can be protective and act out defensively, or even aggressively, with strangers who they deem a threat. Introducing a Boxerdoodle to many different situations, animals and people will help reduce this behavior.


Boxmas

Boxmas Mix

Breeds: Boxer & Mastiff

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 absolute 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!


Final Thoughts

Boxers have long been a favorite breed and for good reason. This playful breed adds a whole lot of heart and so 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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12 Comments

Clifford Anderson

March 18, 2020 at 2:18 am

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.

Kelly Wilson

March 18, 2020 at 2:38 am

Thanks for commenting Clifford! Sounds like Vito is an amazing pup!

Ouidette Gasque-Carter

December 22, 2020 at 1:08 am

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!

Kelly Wilson

December 22, 2020 at 9:54 pm

Sounds like a great dog Ouidette! Thanks for stopping by to comment!

Jennifer

February 12, 2021 at 2:18 pm

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!!!

Kelly Wilson

February 12, 2021 at 2:19 pm

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

Julie Lindfors

February 12, 2021 at 4:26 pm

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.

Kelly Wilson

February 13, 2021 at 2:22 pm

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!

Craig Whitlow

May 12, 2021 at 12:08 pm

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.

Kelly Wilson

May 15, 2021 at 12:43 pm

Sounds like a great pup, Craig! Thanks for commenting!

Lyle Kaser

May 30, 2021 at 2:17 am

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

Kelly Wilson

June 1, 2021 at 7:25 pm

Sounds like a great dog, Lyle! Thanks for stopping by to comment!