Mixed breeds that combine the strengths (and, at the same time the weaknesses) of both parents are in vogue. Here we present the Boxweiler.
The Boxweiler, like many other mixed breeds, is a breed designed to combine the strengths of its two parent breeds. In this case, the dog is the product of a cross between a Boxer and a Rottweiler.
If you would like to learn more about this breed, please read on as we will tell you about its origins, the characteristics that come from this cross, and the care it requires for its health. Like all breeds and hybrids, these dogs have a lot of love to give, so don’t miss out. Let’s get started right away.
Characteristics of the Boxweiler
As mentioned earlier, the Boxweiler is a mixed breed created by crossing a Boxer and a Rottweiler. As a result, even though they are similarly sized breeds, they can look and feel quite different.
Colors range from black to white, brown, brindle, and fur. They also inherit characteristics from both breeds, such as the Boxer’s drooping lips and the Rottweiler’s strong skull frame.
These dogs usually have a strong bond with their families. They are loyal and affectionate and can be overprotective if poorly trained. They inherit an undying passion for play from the Boxer and the Rottweiler’s ability to be a guard dog.
The result is a loyal and caring dog. Unfortunately, this also means that they have difficulty living with other animals and getting along with strangers, but this is not something that can be corrected with a good introduction and consistent training.
Also, many animals are stubborn. It is difficult to make them understand that they should not do certain things or behave in specific ways, but they are also brilliant dogs and will have no trouble learning.
Special Care for Boxweilers
To keep your Boxweiler in good condition, you must pay attention to its skin, ears, and feet. Daily checks and regular cleaning will keep parasites and infections at bay.
On the psychological side, education and a good environment are essential. They are stubborn animals and somewhat wary of strangers, so it will be necessary to socialize with them without fear or aggression.
On the other hand, they are intelligent dogs with high energy levels and need daily exercise and play. Otherwise, anxiety, depression, and destructive behavior may develop.
And finally, following vaccination and deworming schedule and feeding an appropriate diet are fundamental to ensuring your dog’s health and livelihood. Remember, the happiness an animal brings must be given back.
Boxweilers are susceptible to the same diseases as their two parent breeds. This is because they are both purebreds and have carried some congenital issues for hundreds of generations. Let’s look at the most relevant ones.
Arthroplasia: an abnormality in the development of the bones of a joint that causes joint instability, resulting in pain and impaired mobility.
Folliculosis: is caused by mites (Demodex canis) that are initially present in hair follicles. Due to inadequate skincare or a weakened immune system, these mites multiply, causing redness, itching, and hair loss on the affected skin.
Cardiovascular Diseases Heart problems are directly inherited from boxers. Arterial stenosis, cardiomyopathy, and arrhythmias are the most common.
Osteosarcoma (OSA). This is a primitive osteocytic tumor most common in large breeds of dogs. Survival rates are low, with only 15-20% of specimens living up to one year after the tumor appears.
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