Boxer Lab mix dogs are confident, affectionate, loyal and loving. The Boxador is a hybrid cross between the purebred Boxer and the purebred Labrador Retriever. An adult Boxer Lab mix will weigh somewhere between 55 – 80 lbs and can grow up to 25 inches tall. Boxador dogs are friendly, intelligent and active. Today we’ll look at how to find and raise a friendly, healthy Boxer Lab mix puppy. And share tips for deciding whether this energetic designer dog is the right choice for your family and lifestyle.
- What is a Boxador?
- Boxer Lab mix history
- How big are Boxer Lab mix dogs?
- Boxer Lab mix colors and coats
- Grooming, shedding and allergies
- Are Boxer Lab mixes friendly?
- Training, exercise and health
- Boxer Lab mix adoption, puppies and breeders
The Boxer Lab mix is a great fit for active families with plenty of time for games and training. You’ll also need time for and interest in grooming. Boxer Lab mix dogs are high shedding and need regular brushing. Boxador puppies are $500 – $1,000 on average, but prices will vary depending on location and demand.
What is a Boxador?
Boxadors are a cross between a Boxer dog and Labrador Retriever. They are intelligent, lively, appealing dogs. But what do you need to know about this mix before deciding whether to bring one home?
- Popularity: Uncommon but on the rise!
- Purpose: Companion breed
- Weight: 55 – 80 pounds
- Height: Up to 25 inches
- Temperament: Active and friendly
- Coat: Short and dense, can come in a wide range of colors
Boxer Lab Mix History and Original Purpose
A Boxador is a cross bred dog, made by mixing a Labrador Retriever with a Boxer. Little is known about the exact origins of this interesting mix. It could very well have been accidental. We do know a bit more about the parent breeds, however.
Labrador Retrievers are currently ranked as the most popular dog breed in America, according to the AKC. Though they were originally bred to help assist hunters with retrieving game, they’re more commonly seen these days as favorite family members.
Boxers originate from Germany, and were also in use as hunting companions.
Along with the Labrador, they’re more commonly seen as beloved household pets in the United States. But both parent breeds are commonly used as working dogs, in roles like search and rescue dogs.
Fun Facts About Boxer Lab Mix Dogs
- Technically a Boxador is not a recognized breed in it’s own right, as it has not been approved by the Kennel Club. However, it is recognized by several smaller designer dog clubs in the USA.
- As a mixed breed, Boxador puppies can inherit any blend of traits from their parents. So, each of these little dogs is completely unique.
- Even puppies from the same litter can look totally different!
The shape and conformation of Boxer Lab mix dogs can vary. Some will have shorter snouts, more closely resembling the Boxer parent. But others may have a longer snout, like the Labrador parent. In terms of health, it is better for dogs to inherit the Lab’s longer muzzle.
Because Boxer Lab mix puppies can inherit any traits from their parents, you should make sure you’re happy with any possible appearance.
Boxer Lab Mix Size
|Size:||Medium to large||Medium to large||Somewhere between the two parents|
|Height:||21 – 25 inches||21.5 – 24.5 inches||21 – 25 inches|
|Weight:||55 – 75 pounds||55 – 80 pounds||Usually 60 – 80 pounds|
Can Boxadors Come in Lots of Colors?
Boxer Lab mix breed dogs can come in a range of colors. Boxer Lab mix puppies will rarely be one uniform color. They will often have a black mask on their muzzle and around their eyes. They may have white feet, chests, or tails too.
The color of your puppy will depend upon the colors of his parents, and their ancestors too. Some colors can be hidden in a dog’s genetics for years, and only be expressed when there isn’t a more dominant gene passed on.
A brindle Boxador can look very much like its Boxer parent, due to the characteristic coloration. They will often have the distinctive black mask over their faces and white markings on their feet.
Some breeders may try to breed dogs for certain colors, eg. a black Lab Boxer mix. Choosing a black Lab Boxer mix might be a good way of getting a black puppy, an increasingly popular shade.
Just remember all aspects of mixed breed puppies can be unpredictable. So, there’s no guarantee of color until the pups arrive.
Boxer Lab Mix Coat Care
Although Boxer Lab mix puppies normally have short, shiny coats, Boxador shedding is a potential issue you will need to consider if you are thinking of bringing a puppy into your home. Boxers shed and Labrador shedding can be quite extreme too. It is likely that your Boxador will shed quite a lot of fur, especially in moulting season.
To keep your Boxador feeling comfortable, and your house fairly clean, you will need to have a good regular grooming routine. A quick brush with a firm bristle brush at least twice a week should be adequate most of the year.
When they are visibly shedding, a daily brush with a short hair Furminator will really help to keep those loose hairs tidy.
Are Boxer Lab Mix Dogs Hypoallergenic?
Dog allergies come from proteins produced by dogs. They are spread in their skin dander and saliva. This mix is definitely not hypoallergenic. This is one for people with allergies to avoid.
Boxer Lab Mix Temperament
The Boxador personality can be hard to define, as mixed breed temperaments can express in a variety of potential ways. The puppy may take after either, both, or neither of its parents. But both Boxers and Labradors do have a few things in common that puppies are likely to inherit. You’ll find the following traits in both parent breeds:
- High energy levels
A Boxador is not a lap dog. It is likely exuberant and lively. It will love to spend time outdoors, walking or running around with you. Both Boxers and Labs have good reputations for liking children, however they are also both large and bouncy dogs. You will therefore need to be careful and supervise their contact around smaller children, to avoid accidents.
The main difference between the standard Labrador and Boxer personalities is in guarding potential. Most Labs are not natural guard dogs, but many Boxers are. So, owners must socialize puppies from a young age.
Neither parent breed are particularly known for a tendency to bark. But, it is a possible trait, especially if your Boxador is frustrated, or if you aren’t fulfilling all of their needs.
Boxer Lab mix dogs are very social and energetic. They are happiest when they are spending time with you. But, they also need plenty of mental and physical stimulation to prevent boredom and stress. Without adequate exercise, training, and play, they may become frustrated, which can lead to barking.
Training and Exercising your Boxador Dog
The Boxador should be very receptive to positive training techniques, being both intelligent and food motivated. Both parent breeds are known to be trainable. And, as we’ve already learnt, it’s important to train this breed well due to their large adult size.
Training can also help to keep your Boxer Lab mix entertained. Here are some guides that will get you started:
As mentioned before, due to the Boxer parent’s history as a guard dog, it’s important to focus on socialization of your Lab Boxer mix puppy. You have no way of knowing whether this guarding potential will be expressed in your particular pup.
Help them to meet lots of people when they are very young, both in the house and outdoors. This will help them to feel more relaxed around strangers.
Boxer Lab Mix Exercise
Both parent breeds are very active, and your Boxador will need at least an hour of exercise each day. The Boxer parent does tend to have a shorter muzzle that puts it right on the edge of brachycephaly, however.
So, it can easily overheat when exercising. It is at higher risk of this on hot days. And, some Boxadors may have trouble swimming. Although, they’re sure to enjoy paddling in shallow water. Just make sure to supervise your Boxer Lab mix closely when exercising them so that they are safe and don’t overheat. Especially in water.
Boxador Health and Care
Studies have generally shown greater longevity in cross bred dogs. But designer dogs like Boxadors aren’t necessarily going to be healthier if the parents have not been health tested.
Boxador health risks to be aware of:
|Heart||Aortic Stenosis, dilated cardiomyopathy|
|Eyes:||Progressive Retinal Atrophy|
|Joints:||Hip and elbow dysplasia|
|Other:||Bloat, brachycephaly, hypothyroidism, cancer, degenerative myelopathy, exercise induced collapse|
This heart disease occurs when the aortic valve in your dog’s heart is narrower than it should be. If your dog has this problem, its heart must work harder to pump blood. This is a hereditary problem common in the Boxer parent. Boxers with this health issue should not be bred from.
Dilated cardiomyopathy is another heart condition that is common in large breed dogs, like the Boxer and Labrador. In this health issue, heart muscle degeneration leads to a larger-than-normal heart. This can lead to overall heart failure.
Some studies have recently been investigating a link between this issue and diet, but more research is needed to determine whether there is a causal link.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) refers to a group of eye issues in dogs that can eventually result in blindness. Health testing is available for this problem. So, make sure your puppy’s parents are cleared of PRA.
Hip and Elbow Dysplasia
This is another health problem known to affect many large breeds. It occurs when your dog’s joint is warped, and does not fit comfortably in the socket. Hip or elbow dysplasia can be extremely painful for affected dogs. Make sure your breeder only breeds from dogs with good hip scores.
Canine bloat is also known as gastric dilatation volvulus. This condition occurs when your dog’s stomach fills with gas or fluid, and twists. Bloat can be fatal, so you must act quickly if your dog shows any symptoms associated. It’s common in dogs that eat their meals too quickly, or too soon after exercise.
Brachycephalic dogs are those with flat faces. The Boxer parent is affected by this conformation issue. Boxador puppies may inherit this shorter snout.
This can lead to breathing and temperature regulation problems, as well as poor dental health and eye issues. When picking your puppy, make sure that they have a full muzzle and that the Boxer parent has a prominent nose.
Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of the hormone thyroxine. Symptoms can include hair loss, flaky skin, weight gain, sluggishness, seizures, and more. Dogs with this issue may have to take medication regularly for the rest of their life.
Of course cancer is a broad term. Different types of cancer can affect the Boxador parent breeds. So, make sure your breeder is not breeding from dogs with a history of cancer.
This is a progressive spinal cord disorder. Dogs with degenerative myelopathy will experience slow paralysis of their back legs and rear. In some dogs, eventually their front legs will also be affected.
Exercise Induced Collapse
This problem is exactly as it sounds. Affected dogs will collapse after short bursts of extreme exercise. Symptoms can include wobbliness or poor coordination. In worst cases, this problem can be fatal.
General Health of Cross Breeds
Not only do purebred dogs like Labs and Boxers have some serious potential health issues to contend with, some of these issues are the same. Which means it is still vital that your puppy’s parents are health tested for the relevant conditions.
Mixed breed dogs will still be vulnerable to these issues if their parents have them. The likelihood of hereditary issues may be reduced by widening the gene pool, but there’s no guarantee. So, choose reputable breeders that health test parent dogs before breeding for the best chance at a healthy puppy.
Boxadors should be fed with a high quality dog food designed for large breeds. They need regular exercise and plenty of social interaction and play to stay happy and healthy. Check their nails and ears when grooming them. Dental health is a particular issue for Boxador dogs, especially those with shorter muzzles. So, keep a keen eye on their teeth.
What is the Boxador Life Expectancy?
It is widely reported that Boxadors live 12 to 15 years. But, at the moment there are no studies that confirm this figure.
What we do know is that on average Labs live 12 years and Boxers live 10 years. Cross bred dogs tend to live longer than their parents, but this is not guaranteed.
The best way to make sure your Boxer Lab mix lives as long as possible is to find him from a reputable breeder who has used health as a primary goal.
Do Boxador Dogs Make Good Family Pets?
Both Boxers and Labs have great reputations as family pets. They are both exuberant, active breeds, so you can expect the same from a mix between them. Because of this, Boxadors may be better suited to families with children who are a little older.
This breed needs a family that is very active and that has plenty of time to dedicate to training and socialization. Because of the brachycephalic nature of the Boxer parent, health problems may arise in the Boxador. You may want to consider rescuing an adult Boxer Lab mix rather than looking for a puppy.
Pros And Cons of Getting A Boxador Dog
- May have brachycephalic concerns
- High shedding
- Large and energetic so can accidentally hurt small kids when playing
- Exact traits are unpredictable
- Great temperament when properly socialized
- Perfect for active families
- Known for being great with kids
- Loyal and affectionate to close family
Rescuing a Boxador
It’s always rewarding to rescue a dog who is in need of a home. Though you may not know all the details of the dog’s parentage, choosing a dog who is already full grown can help potential owners to be able to ascertain the personality and health of the animal.
Rescue is also a great option for breeds that can suffer from a lot of health issues, like the Boxador. Dogs from rescue centers will usually be cheaper than puppies from a breeder.
Boxer Lab mixes, as can be seen in the comments, are increasingly in demand. So, it’s becoming more common to find them in rescue centers. If you can’t find any in general adoption centers, search for some specific to the parent breeds. Check out some of the rescue organizations for this mix and the parent breeds below.
Boxer Lab Mix Breed Rescues
Do you know of any other rescues that focus on Boxadors or the parent breeds? Let us know about them in the comments below!
Finding a Boxador Puppy
Boxador breeders are fairly numerous in the US, but much harder to find in the UK. The breeders of designer dogs can be just as reputable as pedigree dog breeders, but they can also be out to cash in on a recent trend and make a fast buck.
A good breeder will put the health and temperament of the parents they breed from as a firm priority. Good breeders do not have numerous other litters available. Their dogs will clearly have a role in the family too, either as adored pets or as agility or show dogs.
Make sure that the parents clearly have a bond with their owner, respond to their names and are happy to greet you when you arrive.
Boxer Lab Mix Breeders
Never buy a puppy from someone who wants to meet you away from their own home, or who makes excuses about why you can’t meet the puppy’s mother.
They should always be happy to arrange for you to meet both parents, even if one does not live on site. And, they should always be happy to show you the results of health testing. Please take care to avoid buying from puppy mills and pet stores!
Unlike some designer dog breeds, the Boxador price does not seem to have gone to extremes. This is possibly because, due to their size, they have fewer potential appropriate homes to go to.
In the US, you can expect to pay somewhere between $500 – $1,000 for a Boxer Lab mix puppy.
Raising a Boxer Lab Mix Puppy
Caring for a vulnerable Boxer Lab mix puppy is a big responsibility.
There are some great guides to help you with all aspects of puppy care and training.
You’ll find them listed on our puppy page.
Here are some great products that will help you out if you’re bringing home this mix puppy.
For more suggestions on the perfect products for your Boxador, check out our articles on dog supplies.
Mixed breed or designer dogs are increasingly popular. If you’re interested in the Boxador but not quite certain yet, here are a few other breeds that are worth a look.
- Schnauzer German Shepherd mix
- Corgi Boxer mix
- Lab Collie mix
- Husky Boxer mix
- Basset Hound Lab mix
- Golden Retriever Boxer mix
- Dalmatian Lab Mix
- Labradoodle Labrador Mix
What do you think about the Boxer Lab mix? If you’ve got one of these dogs at home, we would love to hear about them in the comments!
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Lisa Tievy says
Our family is looking to purchase a boxador puppy. I am looking for any information or reputable breeder. We live in Maryland but you travel to pick up on the east coast within reason. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Mary Theresa Bellino says
We have a beautiful 9-year old Boxador, Jake, that we adopted from the Animal Welfare League when he was just 12 weeks old. He was there with his sister. We had decided to adopt him, and when they put his sister back in the kennel, we could hear her crying and knew we couldn’t leave her alone. Just as we were filling out the paperwork to adopt her too, another family came in looking for the Boxador pups, too! They adopted her, Josie, and to this day, we meet during the summer for the siblings to have a play date at a local lake that has a dog park & beach. Jake is a beautiful black with white markings Boxador. He is strong and athletic and very active, even at 9 yrs. old. The best thing we did when he was a pup, was to enroll in obedience training. This really helped him be very social, friendly and focused. Although, we have never been strict with him, he still remembers all his training and that helps because of his size and strength. Jake has the long boxer legs and weighs approximately 75 lbs. He can be very protective of the family members, but, for the most part, loves everyone, people, kids, dogs, horses and some cats. We walk him at a local park or fairgrounds usually 3 or 4 time a day. They do require a lot of exercise. We would definitely adopt a Boxador again! They are great dogs, companions, family members.
Joanna R Nix says
We have a beautiful 12 year old Boxador (Rescue) named Sicily and absolutely love her. My daughters babysat her for their cousin that worked for a vet and Sicily was brought in to be euthanized at only a few weeks old. Sicily was the runt and was said to have seizures and her breeder wanted to out her down. Well, my niece saw so much life in her and took her home with her other pets and then our girls got her and Sicily became theirs. Sicily is a beautiful fawn color with a beautiful face with white strip on her head white paws and white chest and people always ask what she is. Being the highly active dogs they are I often kept her and we walked 4 x a day and played ball. She is very deliberate and good at everything she does, shes smart, loving, loyal, protective and loves our all the grandkids that have come into our lives after 4 years of her being the only one. She loves camping, walking, playing and being with family. Boxadors are by far the best pet one could have if you are willing to take time with them. They don’t like being alone, can’t be crated and need training so they know whats expected of them therefore you may save your furniture.
Being that this is our first experience as pet parents I have to say Sicily, our boxador has been the most amazing experience ever. I never knew how important they are and how deserving they are of being treated like family. Never being left outside and having her spaces in our home. Sicily is 12 years old and has been with us since she was a couple of months old. She had TPLO sugery 5 years ago and never benefited from it and I would never do it again!! She now is suffering from Degenerative Myopathy which is breaking my heart and as much as we baby her I would only hope that when her time comes that she will just go because having to ever make that decision will be devastating to me. Boxadors are amazing at least this one is and I’m pretty sure there won’t be another like her but if I ever decide to have another pet I can assure you I will want another Boxador.
My heart breaks to hear about your Sicily!! We adopted a Boxador that was a few months old, was the runt of the litter and was ill too. She is now 2 years old, healthy and an absolute joy!! We did not plan on getting another dog/puppy after we had to make the decision for our 15 year old black lab rescue to pass. It was so heartbreaking but we know she had a wonderful, safe life with us and watching all of our kids grow up!! A few months after her passing, Gemini chose me, out of the blue, she got thru the crack of my neighbors door (she is a foster home for a Paw and Prayer rescue) while I stopped by and jumped up into my arms as I bent down. That was it!! I was smitten! She is such a joy and was just what we needed! You should continue your dog journey…many dogs (Boxadors) need good homes that people like you provide! Its a dogs purpose! Good Luck!
Robert Ortega says
We recently lost our wonderful larger dog “Honey”. We have other dogs that we rescued from our local animal shelter but Honey was very special to us. She was a Boxer/ Great Dane mix. Smart, protective, and loyal. She lived a wonderful 14yrs.
Now we are looking to replace our lose with a Boxer mix again and the Boxador sounds perfect. If anyone around the southern California has pups we are more than interested. Thanks.
I am the happy mommy to a boxador. She is 9 now and I rescued her when she was 4. BEST DOG EVER. My daughter just rescued a 3 year old boxador that I swear could be my puppies sister! Anyways, it is really making me want another!
Does anyone know of any boxador’s that need rescued in the Arizona area? Or puppies? I will travel for one within reasonable driving distance.
Thank you all!
My fiance and I have a 10 month old brindle boxador we rescued in July named Gypsy Rose and she is kind of perfect. Learns commands quickly, excellent with kids, people, cats, EVERYONE despite having previously come from a neglectful/abusive home. She very vocal which we love but not at alll yappy. She has a very large personality and extreme loyalty. We love our boxador so much ?
Patricia Franck says
We are looking for a male boxador, we live in northern California,any idea where to find one?
Hazel Pierce-Manfra says
Greenfield Puppies…got ours from an Amish (prob puppy mill) farm in Pennsylvsnia…Nitro Pet Express was the transporter. Beautiful little girl, born 11/19/18. If you want docked tail…look…some breeders posting will have done such.
I have a 7 month old boxador. His name is duke and he is just absolutely amazing his parents were chocolate lab and brindle boxer but hes fully brindle apart from his white paws and chest and the tip of his tail. By the age of 4 months he had figured out how to not only open but shut doors behind him (as long as they have rope tied to them.) He is currently around 20 inches tall and 56 pounds so i have a feeling hes going to be on the larger side. He gets along great with strangers too aslong as im around but when he’s home alone hes in guard mode but not always due to him being only 7 months old. I take him for a walk around our local lake everyday and afterwards me and him to a near coffee shop where everybody in there loves him, they treat him like a VIP and he loves it. Ill sit there and drink my coffee with my girlfriend while hes off the leash letting anybody that feels like it pet him. Hes never once hurt anybody or anything and he lives in a house with 4 cats. Hes the best dog ive ever owned and to beat it all, he was dropped off at my doorstep in a box with a toy and a blanket that my neighbor left because he had moved and couldnt take him with him. But i was more then happy to take him. And i look forward to seeing what we have in our future.
Your experience and description is very much appreciated. My wife and I have had many dogs over the last 30 years but never a Boxer-Lab Mix. We are adopting one now who is about 18 months old. He has been fostered with a family from the rescue group locally for 2 months and their experience with him has been great also. We can’t wait to bring ours home for good! Hopefully I will be writing a similar description to yours sometime in the next several months.
Manuel Trigos says
Where did you get him? We are looking for that specific mix. Please send me the contact information of the place where you purchased him.
I am looking for a Boxer / Lab FEMALE puppy in southern Oregon
Last Valentine’s Day my daughter gave me a beautiful two year old Boxador named Zoey. I had a Labrador, Daisy, that had died about four years ago at the age of 14. She was my baby. Zoey was a rescue and had cigarette burns on her beautiful ears. The first month I had her she was very timid but stood still and allowed me to treat her burns and would let me rub her head for a few minutes. Then one day, this will sound crazy, she looked at me and it’s like we bonded at that moment. Now she’s always at my side and is one of the sweetest and smartest dogs that I’ve ever had. She is very energetic so we play outside everyday for at least an hour. I have a large fenced in backyard so she has plenty of room to run freely too. My Lab was sensitive to grains so I’ve kept Zoey on a grain free diet and she’s doing very well on it. She does get anxious if I leave her for more than a few hours so I always make sure to give her a treat and extra attention when I return. I’m a writer so I work from home most of the time. I don’t believe this breed of dog would be happy in a home where the owners work most of the day or are gone for long periods of time. She also doesn’t tolerate heat very well so on hot days I don’t let her stay outside for more than 15 minutes and I always make sure she has fresh water in her bowl. I also have two cats and she gets along with them very well. If you’re looking for a large dog that won’t be just a pet but a member or your family too you won’t go wrong with this breed.
I rescued a boxerdor last July. We live on a farm and he has lots of places to run. He was always outside until the Polar Vortex. I couldn’t leave him out in the bitter cold so now he is inside. We have bonded even more. He hates it when we leave and usually leave him outside then to prevent any accidents or destruction. He knows a lot of commands and is a very good lovable dog. Best dog we have had. We had Springer Spaniels and Labradors before. But he is such a sweetheart. We were lucky.
Richard G says
Just adopted a 48 pound 16 month old female boxador. I’m her 3rd home in the past 2 months and will most certainly be her last home. Only had her 3 days now but she is very well tempered, and immediately got along with my 4 month old black lab/ German shepherd mix, my 3 brothers and dad. She is high energy and loves the space she has here. I can’t imagine how cramped she felt at the trailer home with no yard 4 kids and 2 other large dogs there. I noticed she would grow at my other dog when he would get near her food which I put an end to quickly. How ever she has not had much of an appetite and won’t eat much even after mixing food with chicken broth. She has also been excessively itching and licking. The family I took her from were feeding her adult food already and I fed her the same food to keep her feeling comfortable but since she won’t eat much of it I’m going to switch her back to puppy chow but keep the brand the same. I’m not sure if her itching is food allergies house allergies or just stress and aneixty from joining a new family for the 3rd time in 2 months. I noticed she was also itchy when I went and picked her up from the trailer she was living in. Not sure what exactly I should do but I’m taking her soon to get a check up and schedule a date to get her fixed.
Kristina Bobo says
Well my white lab and my white/brown boxer just had puppies this weekend. I never heard of a boxador until my vet today informed me of it. I had to get the beauties checked out. 🙂
Awww! They are amazing dogs! My boxador is 4 and he is just the best dog, so friendly, playful, and the best personality. We had issues with chewing when he was a puppy but he’s gotten so much better. We love him so much and can’t imagine life without him!
My black boxador is 75% lab, 25% boxer, this is the correct cross. This breed was developed by crossing a black lab with a boxer, then those puppies are crossed with another pure breed black lab. This process is repeated until you have you have a breeding population of 75- 25 boxadors
Cool! Our pup is that 75-25. 9 was old and super smart!
Hi I got a boxador I got given at 4 weeks old and is now 4 months old and he seems to snore like the regular boxer I grew up with is this normal for this breed???
I have a 5 month old and he does the same! I’m guessing it’s normal!
B Gilbert says
I lost my boxador, sweet Solo, one year ago today at age 9 due to vet overprescribing meloxicam. He snored. I miss that peaceful snore so bad. I love you sweet boy, and missing our walks bad.
Where is a reputable place to get a boxer/lab puppy?
THOMAS J j MCGRATH says
I am very interested in a boxer lab mix , and live in southern Michigan , where can I get one ?
We just got a boxador at a local shelter. 🙂 They had the mom and the dad. He is 8 weeks old and they have a litter of 9. AARF.
margaret kirchman says
We just adopted a 9 week old Boxador puppy and she is adorable any tips would be appreciated!
Socialize with other dogs and animals. We adopted ours and found out does not get along with other animals.Now seems too late..Generally d oh.i sent start a dog fight but if provoked will finish the fight..best dog with people and kids. Love him seriously very gentle with people..very protective.
Barks very seldom and he looks just like the black one here.
We are taking our adopted Boxador (she was a year old when adopted) to a class where we are basically barricaded so she has limited sight of the other dogs, etc. we are gradually getting her used to this kind of distraction without “losing control”. She does fine with our other dog, but has a very low “protection” threshold where she loses it when a stranger or car approaches. Otherwise, she is just the best dog and will “alert bark” when she perceives a potential threat, then come sit with us until she is comfortable they there is no threat.
I would advise to find a very good trainer who can help you gradually socialize the dog to the point that you can confirm for her that whatever approaches is “no threat” and she will listen. It takes a lot of work, but is very worth it in the end!
is this a boxador? she’s a rescue
Cat McCreadie says
Just lost our beautiful two year old boxador to Blasto. She was misdiagnosed with a torn ligament by the time of diagnosis it was too late and she died within days. Her name was LILO and we are heartbroken. She was the best dog not sure we will ever find another so special.
omg im so sorry my lab died 3 months ago to a tumer
LIZA ANDERSON says
We just adopted a 10 wk old Boxador from North Shore Animal League in LI. He is adorable. A handful and we are crate training and housetraining. Like having a new born in the house. He is black and white with lanky long legs. He is a hopper. Any pointers appreciated.
I can understand that… my Boxador is now 9 years old and is literally the best dog I’ve ever owned…but I’ll tell you the first 2 years he was the worst dog I’ve ever owned..high energy chewed everything and was quiet confrontational….had to walk him a lot and really discipline and train…then he just got it..and the traits of the 2 breeds are amazing. I’m now searching for another and would definitely do it all again..but would jump on training super early.
We’re are you located,I know of a boxador that is fawn colored ,he will be six months old on the 23.he is in North Dakota
Ron Parker says
Looking for a black Boxador – residing in Southern New Hampshire area and recently retired.
I just lost my lab/boxer yesterday. He was 16 and the very best dog! I’m in Oregon and would love a male and wonder if any breeders are west coast or pacific coast?
I got mine in Tacoma off crsigslist
I have a 10 month old Boxador weighing about 65lbs! His name is Brody. Boy oh boy is he a rambunctious handful! But he’s also such a loving dog! Definitely a big difference from my Chi-Yorkie lol. Let the serious training begin!
Wonderful dogs best dog I ever had !
I have a yellow Boxador. Dad is a yellow lab and mom is a brindle boxer. He’s 10 months old. Let me know if you want a picture.
Thank you so much! We’d love to share a picture of him in the article. Please can you send it to [email protected] I look forward to seeing him!
Neil Robinson says
Anyone with experience with F2 generation Boxador. Looking to breed from our F1 Black lab Brindle cross in UK
Looking for boxador puppies anywhere near Georgia.
Find them? Some near Butler Ga now. 2 Black females.
Butler Ga has 2 black females if you are still persueing one. Craig’s listed.
I am looking for a boxador puppy in Florida
Kathi Kirby says
Craigslist Panama city. My son just got a pup. Both parents on premises. They are beautiful.
Mandy Kushner says
Where can I find a Boxador breeder in PA? I’ve been searching.
Crystal Covey says
We have boxador puppies ..will be available on August 1 2017 .We live in Va .
Crystal Covey says
My number is 540 505 9009
Hello, do you breed the boxador? We just lost ours to cancer at 14 and would love another in a year or so.
I want one but I live in Basalt, Colorado, is that a problem??
Manuel Trigos says
I just read your post from JULY 17, 2017 AT 06:38
Are you a breeder of this hybrid / designer breed?
I love what I’ve been hearing of this mix. I have previously owned 3 boxers. I now considering a Labrador Retriever. However, I would love a Boxador.
Please let me know if you have any or if you know of anyone who does.
I just rescued one from BARK . She is in fairlawn nj and she has a sister named Hayden she was 4months old I just got her other sister one . Go in Facebook it’s called Bonnie animal rescue kingdom