Husky Mixed With Boxer- An Interesting Mix

Last Updated on December 3, 2021 by admin

Boxers are a fantastic dog breed. They look quite fearsome, with their large stature, booming bark, and direct gaze. Yet despite appearances, they are popular family dogs. Boxers tend to rate highly on breed popularity lists from year to year due to their versatility, loyalty, and gentleness with children.

Husky mixes are becoming more and more popular too. It makes sense to cross two breeds of similar size so that there are less risks for the mother carrying and birthing her mixed babies.

In this article, we will be checking out a husky mixed with a boxer breed information.

The Boxer

Boxers were bred in the late 1800s in Germany from Mastiff-type dog breeds, where they were used to guard and herd livestock in slaughterhouses, for police work. They get their name from their propensity to stand up on their hind legs and ‘box’ with their front paws.

The Boxer

What Does A Boxer and Husky Mix Look Like?

Boxers are taller and more muscular than Huskies, but not by a great deal. So size-wise, this is a good hybrid dog.

But these two breeds are very different-looking. On one hand, you have a dog that has a thick double coat that is usually black, white, gray, and silver. Then you have a dog that is red or brindle and white. They have different head and face shapes – the Boxer has a short, pushed-in muzzle and the Husky has a long and pointed nose. Boxers have half-cocked ears and Huskies have erect ears. They have a long and straight tail that curls at the tip and the Husky has a curled and plume-like bushy tail.

Sadly for the lovely Boxer, people in the past have cropped their ears so that they stand erect and docked their tails. This gave the dogs a tough look. But these two practices are cruel and inhumane and luckily these so-called ‘trends’ are dying.

How About The Personality Of The Husky Boxer?

Huskies are independent and clever working dogs who need a job to do and get bored easily. They hate being left home alone. They can be tricky to train because they are headstrong. Boxers and Huskies are similar in that they are both friendly, playful, and energetic dogs. Boxers are devoted and loyal dogs, with a calm confidence about them – which all sounds rather un-Husky-like! Both dogs like to make noise, so expect some vocalization and barking from the Husky Boxer mix.

The Boxer Husky At Home, And Out And About

A Boxer mixed with a Husky is likely to be a medium to large-sized dog. Husky and Boxer mixes will be alert and intelligent dogs, full of energy, and great family pets. 

A Boxer mixed with a Husky will have to be taught good manners right from the get-go because both dogs like to jump up on people (and objects, for that matter.) A Husky and Boxer mix, like any dog breed, should be given basic obedience training from a young age, to ensure that they know how to sit, and how to walk on the leash without pulling. 

Husky and Boxer mix dogs may make good guard dogs and bark when a stranger approaches the home, thanks to the Boxer aspect of this hybrid dog’s breeding. 

A Boxer mixed with a Husky will need a large yard to run around, and they will also need plenty of exercise. Husky and Boxer mixes are great with kids, so they would suit a family. 

The Boxer Husky Lifespan

A Boxer mixed with a Husky live for 8 to 10 years. Sadly, Boxers are not known to live to an old age when compared to other breeds. 

Potential Husky Boxer Health Issues

The Husky and Boxer mix may suffer from a variety of ailments that potential owners should be aware of. These include:

  • Hyperthyroidism 
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Bladder Disease
  • Cataracts
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • ‘Wobbler’ syndrome (which affects the dog’s neck)

A Word On Husky Boxer Mix Puppies

Husky Boxer mix puppies should be socialized early on too, so that other animals are not seen as a threat to be feared, or as prey to be chased.

Speaking of Husky Boxer mix puppies, these hybrid dogs cost (on average) $1,000 to $1,500 each. 

Husky Boxer mix puppies might be trendy at the moment, and this is not always a good thing. Greedy backyard breeders try to cash in on hybrid dog trends with no regard to the welfare of the mother or the pups. They are only in it for the money.

A reputable breeder of Husky Boxer mix puppies will be in no rush to sell you a dog. They will want you to come and meet the litter, meet the parents, take you through any health information regarding the parents and the pups (including showing records.) You should insist on this too. A good breeder will be checking you out just as much as you are checking them out!

So just be mindful that it can take time to find your perfect forever pet, but they are absolutely worth the wait.

The Takeaway On Husky Boxers

A Boxer and Husky mix is a hybrid dog breed that combines two dogs that are medium to large in size. 

Huskies and Boxers are both great family dogs, and this hybrid dog would be a good choice for an energetic and sporty family. They will generally be pretty affable but if they are stronger in Boxer traits then they will make good watchdogs.

Like all mixed dog breeds, it is hard to predict the exact eye color, fur color, coat markings, ear shape, and tail shape of a mixed breed dog. 

These puppies cost between 1,000 and 1,500 dollars. All puppies need early obedience training and socialization to bring out their very best.

These dogs are very loving and affectionate companions. When looking for a Husky Boxer puppy, take the time to view the litter and meet the parents to discuss temperament, and to gauge if there are any future health concerns that you may need to be aware of.

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