Country of OriginUnited States
Nicknames and Other Names
Scientific NameCanis Lupus Familiaris
Breed TypeCrossbreed
GroupGuard Dog, Watch Dog, Companion Dog
Bred ForGuarding Family and Their Property
Recognized ByNone
Life Span8-13 Years
Ideal Weight60-100 Pounds (male and female)
Ideal Height21-17 Inches (male and female)
Fur TypeShort, Glossy, Dense
Common ColorsBlack, Fawn, Brindle, Brown, Black
AvailabilityModerately Available
Suitable for ApartmentsMildly Suitable
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToBoxer

The Boxweiler is the mixed of the two powerful breeds: Rottweiler and Boxer. it is a medium-sized dog which both parents are considered to be the dangerous breeds but with proper rising, they can make a great family companion.

These designer dogs are not much suitable for apartment life and need a house with a yard where they can roam freely.

Boxweiler has a strong and muscular appearance like both of its parents. It will have a square-shaped head and the chest is deep. The legs are long, muscular and proportion to its body. It makes an excellent family pet that is loving, playful at the same time protective and alert.

Temperament, Behavior, and Personality

Temperament: The temperament of the Boxweiler is protective, loving, and playful. Their parents are of guarding background so it also obtains the guarding instinct from is parents. They are very active will want to be by your side helping with anything you are doing.

About Boxweiler nature.

Behavior: The Boxweiler wants the company of its people and thrives on their attention. So, if they are left alone for a long time without anyone to accompany them, they can get anxious and depressed. Therefore, it is not a good idea to leave your dog alone on their own for a long time.

Personality: The personality of the Boxweiler is friendly, loyal and smart. They are an alert and will bark if they see someone approaching but with proper introduction, they can get along with them pretty well. As a smart and intelligent dog, Boxweiler tends to catch on instructions and command quickly which makes training them easy.

Is Boxweiler Child-Friendly?

Boxweiler is loving and playful with children which makes them a great partner for kids to play. They are also protective of them and look after them when they are with kids. They are also tolerant of small kids rough behavior but it is necessary to teach your kids to behave around dogs and handle them gently.

Baby riding on the Boxweiler
Baby riding on the Boxweiler.
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Training Boxweiler is easy as they are eager to please and are smart. They need a leader who can teach them with firmness and consistency. Use positive methods of training to motivate and encourage them. Reward them with their favorite treats and lots of vocal praises. Never treat them harshly as it will only scare them or even make them aggressive.


  • Both of the Boxweiler parents were originated in Germany but Boxweiler was created in the United States.
  • It has not yet been recognized by any major Kennel Club including American Kennel Club.

Health Issues

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesHip Dysplasia, Dental Problem,
Skin Problem, Cataracts
Vaccination RequiredRabies, Leptospirosis, Kennel Cough,
Canine Coronavirus, Canine Parvovirus,
Canine Parainfluenza, Canine Distemper
Weight Gain Potential
Separation Anxiety
Diets and Supplements

The Boxweiler can obtain the following health problems from its parents which is genetic.

  • Hip Dysplasia: The Boxweiler can face the problem of hip dysplasia that it inherits from its parents. The beginning signs will be lameness and slowly as it gets worse, there will be a sharp pain on the back of the dog.
  • Bloat: It is the ballooning of the abdomen which is also known as gastric dilatation. It is due to the improper eating habit that causes pain in the belly of your dog. The symptoms can be, it feels like vomiting but nothing comes out. To avoid bloat, feed your dog a balanced diet and let it relaxed after a meal.


The Boxweiler comes in the following colors:

  • Fawn
  • Black
  • Brindle
  • White
  • Brown


Boxweiler puppy
cute Boxweiler puppy sitting.
Image Source: Pinterest-@H Reid

Cost: The average cost of the Boxweiler puppy is between $600-$800 USD.


Height: The average height of the adult Boxweiler is between 21-27 inches

Weight: The average weight of the adult Boxweiler is between 60-120 pounds

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