The Bullboxer: A Complete Guide

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For those who can’t decide which breed, they love more, the English Bulldog or the Boxer, Bullboxer is their ideal choice.

This designer breed was developed back in the ’90s, in the USA, and it came as a mix of the English Bulldog and the boxer.

These dogs are large, with the sweetest face wrinkles you will ever see, and they are low maintenance as they have a smooth, short coat that doesn’t shed much.

They also have an easy-going personality and are an excellent choice for families with an active lifestyle.

But, if you want to make sure that this is the breed you want to welcome into your home and have around your kids, you need to do plenty of research.

And, that takes forever…

So, to help you out in your quest, we have decided to come up with this in-depth Bullboxer guide that will give you a wide insight into what being a Bullboxer owner means.

Also, we’ve made sure that after reading this guide, you also possess the needed knowledge for finding a reputable breeder that is well experienced and truly sells high-quality puppies with zero health issues.

But let’s start with the things you need to know before buying the puppy.

The Bullboxer Puppies – Before You Buy…

A Bullboxer puppy next to a can of drink
The Bullboxer can be the perfect companion for families of any lifestyle.

Before you buy a puppy of any breed, certain things need to be checked.

For example, you need to know if the price of the puppy meets the amount of money you were planning on spending on this pup.

So, let’s check out the price.

What price are the Bullboxer puppies?

For a Bullboxer puppy that comes from a reputable breeder, meaning healthy and with no hidden health issues that are lurking in his DNA, the average price range goes from some $1000 to $1500.

It might be a bit expensive, but as they say, real quality comes at a high price and we couldn’t agree more.

How to find reputable Bullboxer breeders?

As with any other dog breed, finding a reputable breeder can be a complicated task. The same goes for the Bullboxer breeders.

If you are dealing with a breeder that doesn’t seem to be interested in the animals but is only in the business for the money, the best thing would be to avoid buying a puppy from that person.

On the other hand, if the breeder shows interest and is actively involved in the life of his dogs, and provides all the necessary papers, documents, and health clearances, you are most likely dealing with a reputable breeder.

And, you will be buying a puppy that is really in the shape and with all the traits the breeder suggests.

Before you begin the search for a breeder, we recommend contacting the Bullboxer Club of America, because they will most likely have a list of reputable Bullboxer breeders and help you with any questions you might additionally have.

3 Little-known facts about the Bullboxer puppies

A Bullboxer looking up towards you
The Bullboxer is capable of loving just one owner or a whole bunch of them.

Now you know how much you will cash out, and you know how to find a reputable breeder.

The only thing left to find out in this section is if you are ready to live with a Bullboxer puppy.

  • They love kids!

These dogs simply love kids and that is obvious right from the start.

Your puppy will be happiest around children and will play with them for hours.

  • They are excellent watchdogs

Believe it or not, Bullboxer puppies can be excellent watchdogs.

  • They are highly active and playful

Bullboxer puppies have huge amounts of energy and all they want to do is play.

But, if you already have older dogs in your household, your puppy can be a bit overwhelming for them and she might make them nervous.

Physical Traits of the Bullboxer

It’s time to get “Physical” and find out how big these dogs get when they grow up, as well as how long can you expect them to be your loyal companions.

How big is a full-grown Bullboxer?

Bullboxers are large dogs and their average height range goes from 22 to 26 inches in height.

The males are a few inches taller than the males. As for the weight, it ranges from some 50 to 80 pounds of pure muscle.

Again, females are lighter, and they tend to be at the bottom end of the weight range.

What is the life expectancy of the Bullboxer?

Even though this is a large dog breed, the life expectancy is quite satisfying as these dogs usually live from 12 to 15 years.

Of course, this only goes if they are living a healthy life with a proper diet and proper amounts of exercise each day.

Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Bullboxer

A brown and white Bullboxer sitting amongst flowers
The Bullboxer is capable of living in an apartment.

Bullboxers come as a combination of their parent’s temperament and personalities.

They are generally happy and love to play with everyone, but early socialization is a must because they also have a territorial trait that needs to be toned down to function well with other dogs.

Furthermore, these dogs are relatively easy to train due to their high levels of intelligence.

The best training approach includes consistent, but short obedience sessions as these dogs really love pleasing their owners.

They, however, do need some encouragement from time to time, because of their stubborn streaks, especially if they are tired and need a few minutes to rest.

But, make no mistake, they are full of energy and pretty vigorous, and you will have to present yourself as a true Alpha leader that will keep him focused on the training.

However, when the training is done and you are home with your Bullboxer, nothing will make him happier than a cuddle session on the sofa, and get used to your dog openly showing signs of affection because they are simply like that.

These dogs are also great with kids and are willing to play with them for hours.

But, your kids need to know how to play with the dog (no ear and tail pulling) because if they are too rough on him, he won’t be aggressive, but he might not want to play with them the next day.

Therefore, you should never leave the dog and the kids playing unsupervised.

When it comes to keeping an eye on the house and his family, Bullboxer is an excellent guard dog and a watchdog.

He is extremely alert and on guard all the time, and regardless of what he is doing at the moment, he will react instantly if something is wrong or he senses danger.

Bullboxer will be happy if the home he lives in has a large yard, he can romp and stomp the whole day, but he can also easily adapt to an apartment, as long as you provide enough walks and exercise.

Bullboxer Diet

Bullboxer is a large dog with lots of energy. Therefore, he needs proper amounts of food to refill that energy after a hard exercise session.

We recommend opting for high-quality dry dog food as it comes well balanced right out of “the box”, and ensures your dog gets the right amounts of nutrients, fats, vitamins, and all that he needs to develop the right way and keep his health.

As for how much food this dog needs, ask the breeder for a diet plan as he knows his dogs the best.

But in general, Bullboxers need from 2 and a half to 3 cups of food.

It would be best if you split this amount into two meals so that your dog doesn’t overfeed and suffer from digestion problems.

How much Exercise does a Bullboxer need?

Bullboxer Breed
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This is probably the part you feared the most, right? How much exercise does one Bullboxer need and are you capable of providing that much each day.

But, there is no need to worry because even though they are energetic dogs, Bullboxers generally don’t require massive amounts of exercise.

At least three half an hour walks each day will be enough, but you have to combine them with a dog park and playing fetch or letting him run with other dogs.

Also, he will do great in obedience training, as this breed loves to please his human family.

And, remember not to take your dog out if the weather is too hot, and always put on a dog-jacket on him during the winter outings.

The Bullboxer Health and Conditions

Both parent breeds are known as healthy breeds and Bullboxer are not different.

But, just like any other breed, certain health conditions can affect them from time to time.

The ones you should be aware of include:

  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Bloat
  • Dry Eye
  • Corneal Disease
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Von Willebrand’s Disease

This is why you need to ask the breeder about the medical history of the litter, as well as about health issues and the health test clearance the pup’s parents have.

My final thoughts on the Bullboxer

With the health part, you have reached the end of our Bullboxer guide.

Now that you have a much better idea of how this breed functions and all the traits they come with, what do you think about them?

Are you still interested in becoming a Bullboxer owner?

If so, our guide was a success and we are happy that with our help, you managed to make the right decision.

But, to make sure that you are absolutely sure that this is the breed you want to own, let’s take a look at the most important Bullboxer facts once more.

This is truly an exceptional dog that can be the perfect companion for families of any lifestyle, or one person as he is capable of loving just one owner or a whole bunch of them.

This breed doesn’t shed much and their coats are low maintenance, so you don’t need to have the vacuum cleaner on standby all the time.

He is also capable of living in an apartment, as long as there’s enough playtime outside and if he has his regular walks.

Training and socialization are a must if you want him to become a well-mannered, role model dog in the neighborhood.

You can also let your kids play with him the entire day, but they need to know their boundaries as he might lose interest in playing with them if they are too rough on him.

All in all, an all-around dog that can be a great addition to your family or your home.

Thank you for reading our guide to the end. Just remember to share it on social media if you think that your friends will also find it useful and interesting to read.

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