Border Collie Boxer Mix – Would a Boxollie Suit Your Family?
The most popular breed of dog in the world, the boxers are known for their loyalty and love of family. They have been bred to fight since they were puppies. The result is a highly intelligent dog with an excellent sense of smell and hearing, strong jaws, powerful legs and long limbs. These dogs are very loyal to their families and will defend them fiercely if necessary.
Boxer mixes are often described as being “cute” or having a “sweet tooth”. However, they are not necessarily cute. Boxers are extremely athletic and strong dogs. They need to exercise regularly and get plenty of exercise. A boxer may spend many hours running after a ball, chasing squirrels or playing fetch.
If left unsupervised, these dogs can become destructive and aggressive towards other animals such as cats or small children.
A boxer mix is likely to be friendly and outgoing. They tend to enjoy human company, but are not necessarily interested in all types of humans. Because of their strength, boxers need regular physical exercise in order to stay healthy. Some boxers may even require medication for health issues like arthritis or heart disease. Boxer mixes are usually good with kids and other pets, but they don’t always make best companions for those with allergies or sensitive temperaments.
A Border collie is a herding breed of dog that originated in the British Isles. These dogs have a lot of energy and require regular exercise and mental stimulation to remain happy. Border collies are quite intelligent and have the ability to learn simple commands after only a few repetitions. These dogs are some of the most intelligent breeds of dogs and can excel in many dog sports such as agility, obedience, tracking, flyball and herding.
The Border collie mix can be a good family dog if it receives the right amount of attention and exercise. If not, these dogs may become bored or frustrated. These dogs are not good for owners who want a dog that can entertain itself or owners who do not have the time to train and exercise their pet regularly. The Border collie mix can be aggressive towards other dogs, which means that owners need to socialize this dog from a young age. These dogs are not usually good with small animals such as cats because they can chase and injure them.
However, some Border collie mixes may get along with cat if they have been raised with them from a puppy.
A boxer is a medium-sized breed of dog that has a short, shiny coat and a large head. The boxer’s trademark feature is its distinct pushed in nose. This is a powerful dog with strong jaws. The boxer is a friendly dog and enjoys being around people. They are good with children, although young children must be taught how to interact with the dog correctly.
Boxers enjoy the company of other dogs and can live happily with other pets.
Boxer mixes are generally friendly towards people, although they may be suspicious of strangers. These dogs are generally affectionate with their families. They can suffer from separation anxiety if left alone for long periods of time and can become destructive if not given an adequate outlet for their energy. A bored boxer mix may chew furniture or doors and may even injure itself by jumping from windows or off balconies.
A Boston terrier is a small breed of dog that is squarely built and muscular with short, smooth hair. These dogs are often brindle in colouring with a distinct white marking on the chest. The distinctive pushed in nose of the boxer can be seen on the boston terrier. The boston terrier originated in the United States where it was used to hunt rats and foxes. These dogs are intelligent, eager to please and playful.
They enjoy being around people, although they can be prone to separation anxiety if left alone for long periods of time.
A Boston terrier mix inherits many of its traits from its parent breeds. This dog is generally friendly and affectionate towards strangers. They can sometimes be wary of new people until they get to know them. These dogs are very playful dogs that enjoy spending time with their owners. They respond well to training and are generally obedient.
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By Arthur__Finch (59w4t3+) on March 2, 2012:
I’ve got a Siberian Husky and I have to agree with most posts here, they are definitely one of the least dog-aggressive breeds you’ll ever meet. They seem to get along with just about any type of dog. Especially if the other dog is social and friendly.
Siberians are also extremely playful and a lot of fun. They will keep you laughing with their antics all the time. They also bond VERY strongly with their owners and depending on how you raise them they can be more like a furry friend than just a pet.
They are definitely not good guard dogs, in fact they’ll happily greet anyone who comes along, never barking, and generally being too friendly for their own good.
I’d also recommend getting a mix breed dog rather than a purebreed as you’re far less likely to pay over the odds and get ripped off.
By Cara on March 2, 2012:
There’s a lot of truth in what these people are saying. I have owned boxer mixes before and they are playful, crazy and fun. However, there is a slight difference between the breeds and mixes of each breed. I had one and he was an absolute joy, even to this day I still miss him. He was a bit hyper but was perfect for my family
By hmuser on March 2, 2012:
I had a boxer when I was younger and he was a very loving dog with an unbelieveable ability to sense when something was wrong. The best thing about boxers is that they are not hyper all the time like most small dogs are. He would just lie around the house like a normal dog except when he wanted to play. The only bad thing is they are very powerful and strong so you have to make sure you establish yourself as pack leader or else they will try to be the boss.
By J-Money on March 2, 2012:
Boxers are great dogs but I’d really suggest that you get a dog that isn’t so aggressive. We recently had to put our boxer down because it attacked our baby. It was a horrible situation and I don’t ever want to be in one like that again. I really wish I had done more research before we got the dog. Now my daughter is scared to even be in the same room with a dog.
I wish I could just get her a cat but my wife said no.
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