Boxerdoodle

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
Overview
The Boxerdoodle is created by the crossing of two breeds: Boxer and Poodle. They are commonly referred to as a "designer dog". They have become popular companions, and may be potentially used for hunting.

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Character
Well-built, strong, and agile, the Boxerdoodle is small to medium in size. They are well-muscled, possess a sweet expression, and are hardy in appearance.

Does your Boxerdoodle bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
Temperament
The Boxerdoodle is ideally an affectionate, loving, and loyal pet. They are playful, happy, and cheerful. They do best in a home with older, considerate children. Boxerdoodle's will typically do well with dogs and cats they have been raised with. They are not recommended for homes with other household pets. They are lively and boisterous yet sensitive. The Boxerdoodle will generally be a capable watchdog that will alert their family to visitors or out of the ordinary sounds.
Care
Depending on coat type, the Boxerdoodle requires regular brushing or professional clipping. Bathing should only be done when necessary using a mild shampoo. They may be prone to such health issues as hip dysplasia, epilepsy, allergies, skin problems, and PRA.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
Coat
The coat of the Boxerdoodle may have a very curly coat, a coat of long, wavy fur, or a coat that is short and dense.
Training
Early socialization and obedience is recommended. The Boxerdoodle may be sensitive and stubborn. However, they are intelligent. The Boxerdoodle will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Boxerdoodle puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
Activity
The Boxerdoodle will do okay in an apartment provided they are sufficiently exercised. They are highly energetic and require daily securely leashed walks, family play sessions, and off-lead play time in a securely fenced yard. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
12-70 lbs
Height
10-25 inches
Color(s)
White, black, fawn, red; may be solid or of varying shades and markings.

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Boxerdoodle Questions

Do Boxerdoodles shed?

Answer:
Depending on if the dog takes after the Poodle or the Boxer. But in general, yes, the dog will still shed.

How big does a Boxerdoodle get?

Answer:
Depending on the size of the dam and sire, your puppy could be anywhere in between the two breeds.

Would a Boxerdoodle be quite easy to train and does it need long walks?

Answer:
The Boxer is known for being stubborn and can be difficult to train for an experienced dog handler. While the Poodle is one of the top three most intelligent dogs and quite easy to train. So a mix could prove either way or in between. Yes, the Boxer needs an average of 2 hours of hard exercise a day, and the Poodle needs an average of 1 - 2 hours of hard exercise a day. So a mixture will need the same amount of exercise.

Answer:
My Boxerdoodle learns something after just one time- if she is willing. Very responsive to positive reinforcement. Biggest hurdle is the jumping. We walk 2 hours a day.

Answer:
Have 4 Boxers and none of them have been stubborn when it comes to training. I taught my male to HIGH 5 on command in about 45 minutes.

If a male Boxer were to help breed would he get aggressive?

Answer:
Any dog that is intact that has not bred can become aggressive. Unless your dog is of impeccable breeding and has passed all health and temperament checks, getting him neutered is the best thing to do.

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