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The concept of a mix-breed dog started a long way back and since then numerous dog breeds have been mixed to create the desired progeny. The Boston boxer is also the consequence of such a phenomenon. The Boston boxer is primarily a designer breed that has been created by breeding the Boston terrier and boxer. The Boston terrier is compact and is believed to be a combination of White English terrier and English bulldog. It is acknowledged for its lively temperament. On the other hand, a Boxer is also a medium-large-sized dog and equally energetic and intelligent. The hybrid of these two has inherited the unique characteristics of the parent breeds. The Boston boxer frequently goes by the name of mini Boxers or miniature Boxers and is extremely adaptable. The exact circumstances of the origin of this mixed breed are ambiguous. However, it is assumed that it was bred towards the end of the 1990s probably in North America. The Boston boxers have high energy of the Boxers in the compact size of Boston terriers. Nevertheless, like most mixed-breed dogs the Boston boxers also inherit numerous health problems from their parent breeds. Hence, before getting or adopting a dog prepare yourself for all the responsibilities.

Intrigued already? If you want to learn more about the Boston boxers then keep reading this article as more interesting facts are stated below. If you want to read more such articles then check our articles on Boxerdoodle and Boxer bulldog mix and share the information with everyone.

Fun Boston Boxer Facts For Kids

What do they prey on?


What do they eat?


Average litter size?


How much do they weigh?

22-55 lb (10-25 kg)

How long are they?


How tall are they?

15-23 in (38-58.4 cm)

What do they look like?

Black, fawn, blue, white, brown

Skin Type


What were their main threats?


What is their conservation status?


Where you'll find them?

Household As Home Pets


The United States









Boston Boxer Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a Boston boxer?

The Boston boxers are an extremely energetic mixed dog breed that was initially bred in the 1990s. It is a hybrid of the Boston terriers and Boxers and is primarily small in size and incredibly adaptable.

What class of animal does a Boston boxer belong to?

The Boston boxers belong to the class of Mammals, of order Carnivora, family Canidae, and genus Canis.

How many Boston boxers are there in the world?

This dog breed was once very popular when it was first bred. With years many such mixed dog breeds have evolved now that their popularity is not the same. However, the total number of Boston boxers present in the world is not listed.

Where does a Boston boxer live?

The Boxers were imported in North America from Europe around 1903 as in 1904 it was enlisted by the American Kennel Club. The Boston terrier originated in the United States in 1875. The Boston boxers were primarily bred in North America in the late 1990s.

What is a Boston boxer's habitat?

The Boston boxers are pet dogs and can be found in homes or rescue shelters. The size of this dog can range between small to medium hence they do not require immense space. These dogs are highly adaptable and therefore they can easily adjust themselves in apartments as well as in spacious homes. This breed is very energetic and lively so they like to run around and play. They also tend to gain weight easily therefore if these dogs are kept in a small apartment exercise and every day walks are significant in their lives.

Who does Boston boxer live with?

The temperament of the Boston boxer is friendly, but it may change as it depends on its training, how the dog has been raised, and under which condition. These dogs live with humans and they are one of the best companies to be around. These dogs are very protective of its owner and are fiercely loyal. They can get along with children and as well with other dogs. Early socialization has a crucial role and so is introducing the other pet calmly and gradually.

How long does a Boston boxer live?

The average lifespan of the Boston boxer is approximately 12-15 years. Numerous factors can affect the health of the Boston boxers. As the Boston boxer is a mixed breed and like most of the mix breeds it also inherits health issues from its parent breeds. The Boston terriers are likely to develop patellar luxation, cherry eye, heart murmurs, cataracts, brain tumors, deafness, megaesophagus, and reverse sneezing. The Boxers can acquire health problems like Boxer cardiomyopathy, cancer, hypothyroidism, demodectic mange, corneal dystrophy, hip dysplasia, gastric dilatation-volvulus, and others. Therefore the mix of these two breeds is vulnerable to conditions like dilated cardiomyopathy, heart murmurs, cataracts, and hypothyroidism. Besides, if they are not vaccinated and dewormed they can develop other diseases as well. Therefore for a better life expectancy, an occasional visit to the vet is essential to keep them healthy.

How do they reproduce?

The Boston boxers just like every other dog breed reproduce sexually by copulation but the exact age when they attain sexual maturity or when they undergo heat is not listed. Dogs however can attain sexual maturity anywhere between 6-12 months or even more. For larger breeds like American Staffordshire terrier or Golden retriever, it can be 12 months or more. The female undergoes heat once or twice each year and this may vary from one dog to another. Nevertheless, this signifies that the female is ready to mate. The mating of dogs has two phases. The first phase is when the male dog mounts on the female dog and the second phase are referred to as tied coitus. The first phase can last for two to five minutes while the second stage can last between 5-45 minutes. The gestation period of a dog is approximately 64 days but the litter size of the Boston boxer is not documented. Small to medium-sized breeds can have three to five puppies.

What is their conservation status?

The conservation status of the Boston boxers is not listed by the IUCN.

Boston Boxer Fun Facts

What does a Boston boxer look like?

The Boston boxer is a mix of Boxer and Boston terrier therefore it is an amalgamation of characteristics of both the parent dogs. The Boxer is a medium to large-sized guard dog that is approximately 22–25 in (56–64 cm). The Boxer is identified for its perfectly proportionated body and the Boxer’s coat may range from brindle and fawn. It has white markings on its feet and belly that are referred to as flash. It is easy to recognize a Boxer by its head as it is the most distinctive feature. Whereas the Boston terriers tend to be compact dogs with an average height of 15-17 in (38.1-43.1 cm). The coat can be brindle, seal, or black and all marked with white. They are distinguished for large round eyes, short tail, and tuxedo appearance. The Boston boxers are small to moderate size with an average height of 15-23 in (38-58.4 cm) and weighs nearly 22-55 lb (10-25 kg). The coat of the Boston boxer may vary from black, roan, brown to albino (rarely). The Boston boxer is sometimes referred to as a mini boxer or miniature boxer because it has the attributes of Boxers centralized in the size of a Boston terrier. The eyes of this breed are typically big also it has furrows on its forehead. Grooming them is not tedious as they have a short coat but as they are packed with energy they require daily exercise, walks, and physical activity to stay healthy.


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How cute are they?

These are small to moderate-sized pet dogs that are the cutest to have. The big eyes and floppy ears can melt any heart be it in their puppy stage or as an adult.

How do they communicate?

Dogs can make various sounds, they may bark, whine, growl or howl to communicate with their owners or other dogs.

How big is a Boston boxer?

The height of the Boston boxer is 15-23 in (38-58.4 cm). It is smaller than the Boxer bulldog mix which is 25-27 in (63.5-68.5 cm), which makes it the smallest.

How fast can a Boston boxer run?

The speed is unknown.

How much does a Boston boxer weigh?

The Boston boxer weighs around 22-55 lb (10-25 kg).

What are the male and female names of the species?

The male dog is called a dog and the female dog is called a bitch.

What would you call a baby Boston boxer?

A baby Boston boxer is called a puppy.

What do they eat?

Feeding a dog is as important as its grooming and exercise and all the owners have to pay equal attention to this segment as well. Dog owners tend to overfeed dogs out of affection however specific breeds like Boston boxers and Labrador retrievers may gain weight easily. To avoid the dogs getting obese exercise, walk and a proper diet is necessary. The amount of food that is being given to the dog also depends on the weight, age, and activity or training of the dog. The amount of food to be given should be discussed prior with the vet. Dog food must consist of its daily protein requirement to keep its bones, muscles, and coat healthy. There is much high-quality dog food available in the market, the owners can choose that, or else a home-cooked meal with similar nutritional value can also be provided.

Are they slobbery?

The Boston boxers tend to drool but not excessively.

Would they make a good pet?

The mix of Boxers and Boston terriers are very adaptable to any environment. These active dogs can adjust themselves easily in any space be it a small apartment or large home. The temperament of this dog is predominantly friendly. However early socialization and training are crucial particularly from its puppy stage. Just like a Boston terrier, its mixed progeny also has high energy and is intelligent so they respond to training better. These dogs are loyal and protective of their owner, however, they can be suspicious about new people or strangers. Grooming them is essential but they do not require much as brushing them once a week will do but bathing them at frequent intervals is necessary. The coat of this dog is short hence it is an easy victim of allergies. Besides this, everyday exercise, training, and walks are mandatory as these dogs tend to gain weight. They get along with family, children, and other pets.

Did you know...

The Boston terrier is the state dog of Massachusetts since 1979.

Helen Keller had a Boston terrier named Phiz.

Just like Mastiffs and Bulldogs, the ancestors of Boxers can be traced back to 2000 BC.

Are Boxers good house dogs?

Yes, the Boston boxer or mini Boxer is a great pet to be around. This dog is active, has immense energy, and is equally intelligent. It likes to indulge itself in my mental stimulation as well as physical activity. The Boston boxers are very protective and get along with the family as well as with children. The protective nature of this breed makes it one of the best pets. However, as a pup, the owners need to be careful if they have children around because they may hurt the pup accidentally. Grooming them takes minimal effort and if not diagnosed with any health issues this breed can have a good lifespan. Being very active these dogs can be great company and they get along with other pets.

What is the smallest breed of Boxer?

The miniature Boxer or mini Boxer is the smallest breed of Boxer. The miniature Boxer is not purely a Boxer as they are created by breeding the Boxer with small breeds particularly Boston terriers.

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Moumita Dutta

Moumita is a multilingual content writer and editor. She has a PostGraduate Diploma in sports management, which enhanced her sports journalism skills, as well as a degree in journalism and mass communication. She's good at writing about sports and sporting heroes. Moumita has worked with many soccer teams and produced match reports, and sports is her primary passion.

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