Never heard of a Boxador? That’s because it’s not a purebred dog, but a mix between the Boxer and the Labrador. These medium-sized dogs are usually a complete mix of the two. They may have the face of the boxer or Lab, and the color of each. They could be anything from black to brindle! Their coats will usually be short, but beware, as this doesn’t mean they won’t shed.
Fortunately for those committed to adopting, Boxadors can often be found in shelters as they aren’t really a designer breed. This is often better than going to a breeder, as breeders of mixes tend to be backyard breeders (not all, but it’s easier for the bad breeders to get away with!).
These dogs tend to be very active and need a lot of exercise. If you don’t meet their needs and leave them alone for long periods at a time, you may discover that your things have been destroyed! They need plenty of physical and mental stimulation to meet their needs. You can achieve the physical through walks and a fenced-in backyard. In terms of mental, these intelligent dogs thrive on learning tricks, puzzle games, lickmats, and other forms of enrichment.
Boxador – A Great Family Dog
Boxadors tend to be good with kids. You should still supervise interactions and ensure the children know how to respect the dog, but they’ll likely be gentle. They can also live with other dogs and cats though you should take introductions slowly. Even the Boxador, which is good-natured, can turn sour if they aren’t socialized and trained properly to start. Make sure you provide your pup with plenty of good experiences and use a firm but gentle hand to train them. Positive reinforcement is always the best method to use for this great dog breed.