The Boxer-Mastiff mix breed is really a unique dog.
The Boxer-Mastiff mix breed, or Boxmas, is a designer dog breed. Hence, it is recognized by the Designer Breed Registry (DBR) and International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR).
The Boxer-Mastiff mix breed looks quite intimidating in the first go, but you have to get to know it better to see what a genuinely wonderful personality it can have. If you’re looking for this mix, make sure you are ready to have such a substantial dog! Just remember that when you get a Boxmas, socialize it properly to avoid any behavioral issues.
★ The Boxer-Mastiff mix is a large-sized dog. It can even grow taller than both its parent breeds. It generally weighs between 80 to 100 pounds.
★ Its tall body is muscular and strong. The ears are of medium length, the tail can be cropped, and the legs are long, with big paws.
★ The coat is short to medium in length. Common coat colors are white, brown, and black. A brindle pattern is also seen in this breed.
★ The Boxmas can have a wonderful personality. Make sure you socialize at a young age, and train using only positive reinforcement training.
★ They love to be around its family and can do well with children if taught early on and if your children understand how to be with them.
★ It could be wary of strangers if not socialized well. Both were originally bred to be guard dogs. Their large size is intimidating in itself.
★ This dog tends to shed a healthy amount of hair, almost all year round. So, brushing its coat ever other day is required.
★ It also tends to have that typical ‘doggy smell’ most of the time. Hence, a monthly bathing ritual must be followed as a rule.
★ You may think that the Boxmas comes from two very tough breeds, but all the three, i.e., the Boxer, the Mastiff, and their offspring, can be very sensitive. As with any breed, no matter how large, positive force-free training is the way to go.
★ This dog is intelligent and independent and fun to have around. Often, they are the class clowns.
★ Small apartments and big dogs do not go together. The Boxmas does best in a house with a yard. But a medium-sized apartment will do, if you can meet your dog’s exercise requirements and spare at least a sofa for him/her to sleep in.
★ Daily walks or short jogs, twice a day, are important for meeting the basic exercise requirements of this dog. However, remember never to over-exert your pet, or else he/she may experience heat exhaustion and other health issues.
★ A relatively healthy breed, the most common health problem that a Boxmas may be prone to is hip dysplasia. The lifespan of this breed is between 9 to 11 years.
The Boxer-Mastiff mix breed is a wonderful dog to have. It can be loving, loyal, protective, friendly, and love children. It does great, both with families and sole owners.