This dog is a Boxer Labrador hybrid mix and is commonly referred to as the Boxador. This dog is approximately the same size as a Labrador and it shares its same characteristics. The Boxador’s coat comes in a number of different colors including brindle, black and tan. It has a short sleek coat with a lot of natural oils that keep it looking shiny. The head is a mix between the Lab and the boxer which is slightly bigger than the average Lab’s head. A distinct feature of this dog is its large droopy jowls.
Boxer Lab mix temperament:
This is an extremely lovable dog and is known to be affectionate. While the Boxer is known to be a bit rougher and occasionally more dangerous, when it is crossed with the Labrador they become calmer and more people friendly. They are intelligent dogs and eager to learn new tricks and be trained in order to please their owners. These dogs love being with humans and if separated, they can sometimes suffer from separation anxiety so they should never be left alone for too long. They have a sweet disposition and are fiercely loyal and if their owners are energetic they will match their energy. This dog is usually well behaved and rarely barks, however, it does tend to get a little overexcited at times.
Boxador health problems:
The Boxador is a relatively healthy dog with few known health problems. However, many of these dogs tend to be allergic to grains and this will cause loose stools, skin irritations and foot or stomach licking.
This is not a suitable dog to keep indoors at all times and apartments without yards are not advisable as they need places to run around or they could cause destruction in the home due to their playful and somewhat mischievous nature.
Labrador Boxer mix exercise:
Like the Lab and the Boxer, the Boxador needs to be regularly exercised twice daily for about 30 minutes per session. They need to be exercised to keep lean because like the Lab these dogs have little self control when it comes to food and have the tendency to put on weight. They also need to be exercised to keep them out of mischief as both Boxers and Labs are renowned for their reckless behavior when bored.
This is a loyal animal and will make a good pet and guard dog. It is suited to families who like the outdoors and can devote a lot of time to it. It is also suitable to use this dog as a guard dog as it has loyal and protective tendencies and will warn its owners when strangers approach.