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Boxweiler is a large mixed breed dog, bred from Rottweiler and Boxer. It is also known by various other names like boxer rottie. The demand for these dogs has increased in the last two decades. Boxweilers are bred by breeders depending on the demand for a guard dog. They are demanded by people who want to keep them as pets. They are also great as watchdogs and thus make great pets. These dogs are friendly and get involved with humans and children also. They are eager to take part in all family activities.

They can be easily trained as they inherit the intelligence and energy from their parents. This dog breed usually requires 60 – 120 minutes of exercise and training daily. They need bigger spaces to live in and act better if they live in huge spaces with a yard as well. Boxweilers are loyal and affectionate towards their owner. Their friendliness makes them great pets. However, they are not to be left alone as they thrive on human companionship. However, they are also prone to separation anxiety. You must socialize your boxweiler and make him meet other pets and strangers too at an early age in order to avoid him getting socialization anxiety.

They can inherit the looks of either of their parents. However, the common looks in almost all boxweiler include a square-shaped large head, a broad chest with a double coat. They are family-friendly dogs, better suited to living at homes with older children. The price of these dogs varies from  300-600 USD.

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Fun Boxweiler Facts For Kids

What do they prey on?

Raw dog food

What do they eat?


Average litter size?


How much do they weigh?

68.3-99.2 lb (31-45 kg)

How long are they?


How tall are they?

21-27 in (53.3-68.5 cm)

What do they look like?

Colors of coat: brindle, fawn, brown, black, and white

Skin Type


What were their main threats?

Bone Cancer, Diseases Or Health Issues Like Hip Dysplasia, Heart Issues, And Eye Problems

What is their conservation status?

Not Evaluted

Where you'll find them?

Mostly At Houses Or With Breeders As They Are A Designer Dog Breed


North America (originated In Germany)









Boxweiler Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a boxweiler?

Boxweiler is a mixed breed large dog. Also known as a boxer Rottweiler mix, this dog breed acts like excellent guard dogs or watchdogs. They can also become good companion dogs. The boxweiler dog breed is energetic and playful and can inherit more traits from the dominant parent. Some boxweiler might look more like a Rottweiler while some might resemble a Boxer. This dog breed shows a high level of trainability and friendliness while being protective of the house. On seeing any potential threat, they alert the owner at the top of their voice. As they descend from two highly intelligent and easy to train dogs, boxweiler also have high energy and are easy to train by good trainers. This dog breed is also eager to please.

What class of animal does a boxweiler belong to?

The boxweiler dog belongs to the class of animals called mammals. They have a high level of energy, making daily exercise necessary to maintain their health.  

How many boxweiler are there in the world?

As boxweiler are mixed breed dogs, the approximate count of these dogs is not available.

Where does a boxweiler live?

Boxweiler is a highly adaptive dog breed, thus it can adapt easily to living in a house also. They are usually found in houses with people. They are more suited to a bigger apartment due to their large size, so a house with a yard or farm is a great place for boxweiler. The yard can be seen as a necessary requirement for these dogs due to their large size and training needs. Their trainability makes them good companion animals.

What is a boxweiler's habitat?

Boxweiler or the Rottweiler boxer mix do not have any specific habitat. They are highly adaptable so can easily adapt to hot or cold surroundings. Boxweiler dog breed is mostly found in the house of their owner or the farms of the breeders where they are subjected to training.

Who do boxweiler live with?

Boxweilers usually live with people, as they are a designer dog breed, mainly bred for the purpose of being a family pet. The boxer Rottweiler mix gets easily attached to humans and is also good with children. Their trainability makes them good companion animals.

How long does a boxweiler live?

A boxweiler has an average life span of 8-13 years. The life span can differ in every dog as it also depends on various factors like a pet’s health, eating habits, exposure to diseases and health problems. However, a dog in good health who takes a good diet can live up to 13 years.

How do they reproduce?

Boxweilers are bred by crossing between Rottweiler and Boxer. The usual litter size varies from 6-12 puppies. It can depend on whether the female is a Boxer or a Rottweiler as a Rottweiler female can give birth to around 12 puppies while a boxer can give birth to six to eight puppies.

What is their conservation status?

The conservation status of boxweiler breed is not known.

Boxweiler Fun Facts

What does boxweiler look like?

Boxweiler dog breed can inherit the looks from any of the parents. The looks of boxweiler dogs cannot be predetermined. Different boxweiler puppies from the same litter can also have different looks and characteristics. However, most boxweiler dogs look like Rottweiler and inherent characteristics like a double coat. The coat is harsh with short and thick hair. The color of the coat can vary, while the most common colors are brindle, fawn, brown, black, and white. The most common color is brindle white, which the parent breed of Boxer is also famous for. Most boxweilers have floppy ears like their parents.

This breed has a square-shaped large head with a broad chest and rectangular-shaped body. It also has some wrinkles as the skin is heavy. They are large and hefty dogs and can weigh up to 100 lb (45 kg). If the dominant genes are of the Rottweiler, then the boxweiler will have a bulkier and muscular body. But if it inherits major looks from the boxer, then it will have a lean body.

The common colors of coat include brown, black, brindle, and white.

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How cute are they?

A boxweiler puppy can look very cute. However, as they grow up, they become bulkier and muscular. It is one of the few designer breeds that are so huge and heavy, similar to the American Staffordshire Terrier. But a boxweiler puppy has cute looks and friendly nature.

How do they communicate?

These mixed breed dogs use barking as a medium to communicate. As Boxers as well as Rottweilers bark a lot, boxweilers inherit this trait from both breeds. At times, they also howl to alert their owner. They have a loud voice similar to their parents. Also, they only bark when it is necessary and do not annoy people by barking unnecessarily.

How big is a boxweiler?

A boxweiler’s weight can fall anywhere between 68.3-99.2 lb (31-45 kg). They are ten times bigger than pomeranians, which have an average weight between 1.9-3.5 lb (0.8-1.5 kg). Boxweilers can become 21-27 in (53.3-68.5 cm), weigh 68.3-99.2 lb (31-45 kg).  

How fast can a boxweiler run?

Boxweilers have high energy levels and love running, they also have high exercise needs and need to run for at least 30-60 minutes every day.

How much does a boxweiler weigh?

The average weight of a boxweiler dog breeds can be anywhere around 68.3-99.2 lb (31-45 kg).

What are the male and female names of the species?

The male and female species of boxweiler dog breeds do not have any specific names. They are all referred to as boxweiler only.

What would you call a baby boxweiler?

A baby boxweiler can be called a boxweiler puppy. There is no specific name for baby boxweiler also.

What do they eat?

Boxweilers should ideally be fed with raw dog food. Dogs also need to have a higher content of protein in their diet, so they can be fed protein-rich foods. However, the Rottweiler boxer mix has a tendency to gain weight if overfed. So, in order to avoid weight gain, the owners should take care of their diet and feed them as per requirement. They should ideally be fed good dog food two to three times a day. It is also important to keep the pet hydrated by offering him fresh water.

Are they slobbery?

Not all boxweilers are slobbery. The drooling tendency of a boxweiler depends on which parent it inherits the trait from. While a Rottweiler has a greater drooling tendency, boxers are not slobbery. So if your boxweiler has inherited the trait from the Rottweiler, then it will most probably be slobbery. But in case your boxweiler has inherited the trait from the boxer then it might not be as slobbery.

Would they make a good pet?

Boxweiler would make a good pet for experienced owners. If you are new to the field of owning pets, then boxweiler might not be a great choice for you. However, these dogs are great with children but are required to be exposed to early socialization. The Rottweiler boxer mix is a bulky dog but it is vulnerable on the inside, this makes them prone to separation anxiety. So they should not be left alone and to avoid such situations, it is advisable to let them socialize at an early age. They also love to associate with people, have high friendliness, and make great watchdogs too. Thus, it can be said that they will make suitable pets for experienced owners. Their high energy level makes daily exercise a necessity for these breeds. The energy of these breeds also aids their training.  

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Boxweilers are moderate shedders who require proper and regular grooming. As they have short hair, they do not shed much, so grooming them is relatively easy. However, they require proper brushing as their coat is rough, and only proper brushing and grooming can make their hair look good. When it comes to grooming, it is advisable to bathe them once or twice a month. Their nails need to be trimmed regularly but you must remember not to cut them too deep as it might hurt the dog after grooming.

In order to maintain good oral hygiene and avoid gum problems, you must brush the teeth of your pet regularly. Their ears should also be cleaned and wiped once a week. Proper grooming will make your boxweiler look good and also prevent him from getting a doggy odor. Their friendliness and trainability make grooming them easy if begun early.

Are boxweiler good guard dogs?

Boxweiler is a good guard dog as both the parent breeds, that is, Rottweiler and Boxer have protective and guarding qualities. Boxweiler is protective yet sweet and friendly. While they are friendly towards the owner, they also alert them about any potential threat from strangers. They have high energy and a protective nature so are suitable for being watchdogs, exactly like a bullmastiff. Proper training also leads to good guarding skills in them.

Do boxweiler face any major health conditions?

Generally, boxweiler are healthy dogs but they can still inherit similar health concerns as those faced by the parent breeds. Major health issues faced by them include joint dysplasia, eye problems, hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, cancer, deafness, and eye problems. Some other health problems that can be faced by boxweiler include dental issues, demodectic mange, allergies. However, some health problems like oral or dental issues can be prevented by maintaining good oral hygiene and brushing your boxweiler’s teeth regularly.

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