Boxador – A Boxer Labrador Mix

The Boxador or Boxer Labrador Mix is generally not aggressive unless provoked, they are an excellent mixture of love, playfulness, eagerness to please, fast learner, with just a dash of protectiveness! They are a medium-sized dog breed, with strong exercise and socialization needs throughout their lifespan.

If you are a couch potato or someone who generally does not want to do much exercise after work. Then this dog is not for you! This dog needs at least 1-2 hours minimum of exercise on a daily basis in order to keep the Boxador happy with his station in life.

In this article, we will cover the parent breeds: the Boxer and Labrador Retrievers, and then the offspring — the Boxer Lab Mix. We will go through their daily exercise needs, genetic health issues, grooming requirements, and the Boxer / Lab training needs.

The Labrador

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  • Weight – 55 – 80 pounds
  • Height – 22 – 24 inches
  • Lifespan – 10 – 12 years
  • Major Health Concerns – Hip & Elbow Dysplasia, Retinal Atrophy, Obesity, & Cold Tail
  • Grooming – 4x weekly during shedding season 2x weekly during non-shedding season
  • Fur or Hair? – Fur
  • Colors – Black, Tan, White, Yellow, & Chocolate
  • Eye Color – Brown
  • Exercise – They need long walks and runs and playtime in the yard several times a day.
  • Training – Labrador is very easy and very eager to train
  • Socialization – Positive exposure to other people and dogs daily for best socialization.
  • Temperament – Playful, loyal, even-tempered, outgoing, agile, trusting, gentle & smart
  • Good in apartments? – No

America’s favorite dog breed, the Labrador Retriever, is an agreeable and friendly companion. This breed holds the crown as the ever-popular choice for families.

Why is that? It is because Labs or Labradors are highly social and love all people, children, and animals alike, which explains their worldwide popularity.

The Labrador was bred in Canada. They worked to help fishermen and hunters retrieve their catches. The hunters needed a friendly dog that loved fetching and being in the water at any temperature all day if necessary. They also needed the dog to be very soft in the mouth when retrieving a catch. 

The Labrador was sent over to England in the 1800s by some English noblemen who had discovered the breed while visiting Canada. Those breeds began the line that is now the English Labrador Retriever, bred more for show, companionship, and conformation.

The English Labrador is shorter, stockier, thicker necked, and more mellow than their American cousins. We have an article about the difference if you would like to know more about the American Labrador VS, the English Labrador.

The Boxer

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  • Weight – 55 – 70 pounds
  • Height – 21 – 25 inches
  • Lifespan – 10 – 12 Years
  • Major Health Concerns – Bloat, Hip Dysplasia, Arthritis, Ear Infections, & Siezers
  • Grooming – Brush 2x weekly
  • Fur or Hair? – Fur
  • Colors – White, Fawn, & Brindle
  • Eye Color – Brown
  • Exercise – Minimume of two hours
  • Training – 1 hour daily as a puppy
  • Socialization – Every chance you get! Take your cute little puppy out to socilize!
  • Temperament – Kind, Very Protective, Assertive, Territorial, Watchful, Loving, & Playful
  • Good in apartments? – No

My father had an Army Boxer when he was little, and he was the best dog around. Since the Boxer was Army trained, he would not allow anyone with a gun at the house except for my dad. He would not even accept a toy finger gun without the Boxer growling and barking.

Boxers are bright, playful, energetic, powerful, watch, and are ready to guard you and the house. They are also active and muscular dogs that need a constant stream of activity and objectives to strengthen their mind.

The Boxer has a distinctly broad head and a short muzzle; the Boxer’s origins began in Germany. The Germans bred them for dogfights and as herders. The boxer has a powerful bite and iron jaws to hang on to large prey.

This breed is great with children and often very protective over them and their property. You must offer your Boxer plenty of exercises, and they do need some reinforcement of the rules while they are a puppy.

The Boxer Labrador Mix

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  • Weight – 50 – 100 Pounds
  • Height – 23 – 26 Inches
  • Lifespan – 10 – 12 Years
  • Major Health Concerns – Bloat, Dysplasia, Cold Tail, Cancer, Canine Degenerative Myelopathy, Allergies, Separation anxiety
  • Grooming – Brush 2x Weekly
  • Fur or Hair? – Fur
  • Colors – Black ,Brown, Brindle, White, & Fawn
  • Eye Color – Brown
  • Exercise – Atleast 1-2 hours minimume on a daily basis
  • Training – Traing them for an hour daily as puppies and then thirty minutes daily as the puppy grows into an adult
  • Socialization – Where ever you go you should always take your pup with you.
  • Temperament – Kind, Loving, Playful, Watchful, Protective, Aggressive, & Territorial
  • Good in apartments? – No

The Labrador Boxer mix is a very active dog breed for both parents are working dogs, their offspring are no different. They are not like King Charles Cavalier, who are perfectly fine with sleeping all day and then sleep more with you at night.

If you are a person who is a couch potato, then this breed is not for you. However, if you are someone who can’t seem to stay still after work and must be out and about doing something. Then this breed is for you!

Training any dog no matter the size (Yes, I am talking to all of the owners who have ankle bitters! 😉😁) is very important! No matter the breed, if you want a well-adjusted dog breed, training, exercise, and socialization is the key to having the best well-trained dog!

Training Needs Of The Boxador

The Labrador Boxer mix needs at least an hour a day of positive reinforcement training when he/she is a baby. I would suggest that you train your new puppy in segments. Like five minutes of playing and ten minutes of training.

When do you start training your puppy? Well, you start training your puppy as soon as you get home with him/her. How you start training your new puppy is crucial; start teaching him/her the basics. Sit, stay, come, and lay down are the four most essential commands for your puppy. You can take your puppy to puppy classes to get some truly excellent help from some talented dog trainers.

Training, exercise, and socialization are the foundation of your house. If your foundation is compromised by not doing any of the three, you won’t have a happy life with your Lab Boxer mix.

As an adult your Boxer Labrador Mix should be highly responsive to you, and if you feel as if he/she is getting rusty and or becoming “deaf” to your commands. Simply take thirty minutes and brush up on your commands, and he/she should be as sharp as a tac in a matter of days.

Exercise Of The Labrador Boxer Mix

Your Boxador should be getting at least an hour or two of regular exercise every day as an adult, nothing less. If the Boxer Labrador Mix does not get any exercise, they will become destructive, depressed, and or hostile to the neighbors and other animals and or you.

However, as a puppy start off with thirty minutes of excessing the Boxer Labrador Mix. It is essential that you do not go off and immediately give your puppy an hour or two of exercise. It may damage their growing tendons, so make sure to only do thirty or forty-five minutes to start off.

As they grow older and stop growing you can then begin to go out for an hour or two and give them the required exercise. Fare warning, if you do not give them the exercise needed as a full-grown adult, they will become a hurricane of destruction.

What Is the Socialization Needs of the Boxador?

The Boxer Labrador mix socialization needs are critical start taking your new puppy out into the neighborhood. Let the puppy smell everything and everyone you should also let the kids make loud noises around the puppy. This allows her to get used to the people who live nearby and let her/him get accustomed to the noises.

The one thing that you should not do is taking her to the dog park while he/she is unvaccinated. Avoid any dog park like the plague! Not only can she/he get an infection, but dogs there can be very rude to such a small and impressional baby! It could quite literally scar the puppy for life, and we would never want that!

So instead take him/her out to coffee shops, out shopping, or just out for a stroll, allow the puppy to get acclimated to the car/truck noises.

If you can’t get out of the house, invite friends and family over to your home and have them bring over any animal so that your new puppy can get used to other pets using and playing with his/her things.

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Health problems of the Boxer Labrador Mix

  • Bloat – Bloat is where the stomach twists itself into knots if this happens you need to take him straight to the animal hospital.
  • Cancer – This dog breed like the Weiler Dane has a high rate of cancer.
  • Canine Degenerative Myelopathy – This is truly one NASTY disease, we had a Doberman Lab Mix stray that we found at a local park. Long story short after many many fun and happy years with Onyx passed away due to this disease. CDM affects older dogs from eight years old on up. The CDM attacks the dog’s spinal cord which then makes him/her go paralyzed in the hind legs. Your only option then is to mercifully put him to sleep 😭 which is what we did early one morning.
  • Allergies – could be anything and everything
  • Joint and Hip Dysplasia – Hip and elbow dysplasia is very common for this dog breed.
  • Separation anxiety – Some dogs do suffer from separation anxiety if you are gone for long periods of time.
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What is the Boxer Lab Mix Grooming Needs

The Boxador sheds a lot! Even when it is not spring or fall time, so you will have to brush them maybe twice a week during the summer and winter months. But when spring and fall arrive, you will need to brush the Boxer Labrador Mix for at least 10 minutes.

Dog’s nails sometimes need to be trimmed, and you can cut them in two ways. The first is what we usually do; we use nail clippers. The second choice is to allow nature to do it for you. All you would need to do is walk him/her on hard rough surfaces.

The lifespan of the Labrador Boxer mix

The Lifespan of the Boxador is typically ten to twelve years, large dog breeds tend to pass away around 8-12 years old. But some dogs beat the system and live to the age of 14-16 years like the Alabai. The Alabai is one of the oldest known dog breeds in the world! Dating back to at least 7,000 years!

Their bones can be found in the tribal lands of Russia, and parts of the medial east. This breed is bred to: protect the flock, hunt, help repel raiding parties, and to protect their territory. Nowadays they are stilled used to protect the flock/herd, protecting the humans, & dogfighting.

Conclusion on the Boxador

The Boxer Lab Mix is a fantastic dog for families, all that the owner needs to do is give the dog the proper amount of exercise, socialization, and training. To make them an outstanding dog! A Boxer Lab mix or any dog without any of these essential qualities will become unstable and unresponsive to you or anybody else.

This means that dog may be put into a shelter because the owner has not given him/her the three most essential qualities that any dog should get. No matter what is happening always train, socialize, and exercise your dog.

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