In case you couldn’t guess from the name, the Boxmatian isn’t a purebred dog. It’s a mix between the Boxer and Dalmatian! Although these mixes are great dogs in many ways, you should ensure you’re doing your research on the breeders. Mixed dogs breeders get away without showing registry papers, which means backyard breeders and puppy mills are all too tempted to get involved in selling these pups.
If you do find a legitimate, healthy Boxmatian, you’re in for a treat.
Their appearance could have a number of traits, because they could take some from each parent. Most likely, they’ll have a black and white coat with some spots, and may have the face of the Boxer. You can count on them being a fairly large dog, as neither of these breeds is particularly small.
These dogs love to clown around and be goofy, meaning you’ll have a companion who adores making you laugh. Don’t worry, though — they’re also highly intelligent and trainable. Some do have a little bit of a stubborn streak but with patience and plenty of positive reinforcement, they should grow out of it.
The Boxmatian Wary Of Strangers
One thing to watch with these dogs is that they can be a tad reserved with strangers. While this might not seem like a problem at first, it can grow overtime as they react to strangers coming to their house and maybe even in the street. Take the time when they’re a puppy to train and socialize them appropriately. Let them meet lots of strangers and interact with them. The strangers can give them treats to assure them that people are generally good and there’s no need to worry.
Due to their short coat, their grooming needs aren’t particularly high. However, they do shed quite a bit, so if you have any allergy concerns they may not be the right dog for you.