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Boxerdoodle – The Complete Guide

Rachel Poli Author
Rachel
Jul 8 ·

If you’re looking to add a furry friend to your family, then a Boxerdoodle might be the right choice for you. Just as the name suggests, this crossbreed is a Boxer Poodle mix. This pooch will be a great addition to any family. They’re loyal, loving, and friendly.

Let’s talk a little more about this awesome doggo.

Appearance

Your Boxerdoodle can look like either parent breed or seem to be a perfect blend of the two. No two Boxerdoodles will ever look exactly alike, thanks to genetics. However, Boxerdoodles will typically have elongated muzzles with a stubby tail. In addition, they can have a muscular, stocky build from the Boxer parents with curly fur from the Poodle parent.

Poodles can come in three different sizes. So, the Boxerdoodle’s size will depend on what type of Poodle the parent is. However, given the size that Boxer’s are, we can safely say that Boxerdoodles will not be toy-sized. They can, however, be miniature or standard. Check out Roxy

Boxerdoodles can be anywhere between 10 and 25 inches tall and weigh between 12 to 70 pounds. It’s a pretty big margin, but it’ll depend on how big both parents are. With all that said, it’s best that your Boxerdoodle lives in a house with a dense-in yard. This way, they can stretch their legs. On the other hand, they might not be well-suited for apartment living. 

Thanks to the Poodle parent, your Boxerdoodle’s coat will most likely be hypoallergenic. This means they don’t shed too much, if at all. Their coat may be thick and wavy or long or short, depending on which parent they take after.

Temperament

This hybrid is smart, loyal, and silly. They’re easy to train since they’re eager to please and intelligent, always willing to learn something new. They certainly need early socialization as a puppy, but this mixed dog breed is excellent with kids and seniors alike. This pooch is gentle and loving by nature. 

Boxerdoodles are also energetic and active, thanks to their two working and herding dog breeds. Your hybrid pup will make a great therapy dog since they’re so gentle and are used to work. In addition, they have an average prey drive and will bark at anything out of the ordinary, making them a great guard dog as well. 

Caring for your Boxerdoodle

Despite their size, Boxerdoodles can have a lifespan of about 10 to 14 years. So with proper care through grooming and healthy eating, your doggo can live a long life.

Grooming

Brushing will depend on which kind of coat your pooch inherits. For example, if they have a short coat from their Boxer parent, then you’ll need to brush their fur once a week to keep shedding to a minimum. On the other hand, if they inherit the curly fur from their Poodle parent, brushing two to three times per week is ideal for getting tangled and knotted. It would help if you also bathed your pooch about once per month. Check out Chewy

Diet

Every dog’s diet is different. To create the best meal plan for your pooch, talk to your veterinarian about it. Together, you can discuss the best dog food for your pup. However, since Boxerdoodles are so active, a high-quality kibble that’s rich in protein would be ideal. 

Exercise

Since Boxerdoodles are energetic, they will need at least 45 to 60 minutes of exercise and playtime each day. Of course, if your Boxerdoodle is smaller, then they’ll need less time. However, they’ll need ample time to get all of that energy out.

Health problems

Yes, Boxerdoodles do have some health issues that you’ll want to keep in mind. Major health conditions may include hypothyroidism, heart disease, bloat, Cushing’s disease, hip dysplasia, degenerative myelopathy, or respiratory distress syndrome.

Bringing your doggo to the vet at least once or twice per year for regular check-ups is ideal. This way, you can keep an eye on their overall health and catch things earlier should they happen.

Where to find a Boxerdoodle

You’ll be able to find this beloved pooch through animal rescue, shelter, or a reputable breeder. Adopting one through a shelter or rescue that’s catered to Boxerdoodles, Poodles, or Boxers is ideal. Not only will you give a pup a new forever home, but these rescues specialize in their breed and know exactly how to care for them and help them.

Alternatively, you can research good breeders who have Boxerdoodles available. Just be sure you do your research. Get to know the breeder. They’ll let you meet the dogs and know the health history of the puppies as well. In addition, they won’t accept payment or sell you the puppies until they’ve met you. Breeders also won’t let people take the puppies if they’re under eight weeks of age.

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How much does a Boxerdoodle cost?

Going through a rescue or shelter will be cheaper, but if you get a pup from a breeder, you can expect to pay between $1,200 and $1,500.

Should you bring home a Boxerdoodle?

Boxerdoodles are great companions for families. They enjoy the company of others, are great with kids, and make excellent guard dogs. They’re loyal, friendly, and intelligent. As long as you can be active with this doggo, the two of you will get along just great.

Boxerdoodle Photos

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The gorgeous Cassie.

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Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.
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