Welcome to our guide to the Boxweiler.
The Boxweiler is a mix of two different breeds, the Rottweiler and the Boxer.
The DogExperts.info website aims to ask questions to breeders, vets and experienced owners to get the answers to your most frequently asked questions about the Boxweiler breed of dog.
You can also help too!
If you can answer any of the questions below, then please add your comments to the box at the bottom of the page or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would love to feature your dog and publish any photos or pictures of your Boxweiler you would like to email us.
Are you looking to buy a Boxweiler – then see our list of Boxweiler breeders.
Why Choose a Boxweiler?
What type of owners buy a Boxweiler?
What in your opinion are the best things about the Boxweiler breed?
Why do you think the Boxweiler is special?
What are your favourite things about the Boxweiler?
Are you glad you choose to buy a Boxweiler and not another breed?
How would you describe the Boxweiler temperament?
What advice might you give to people thinking about whether they should buy a Boxweiler over other breeds?
History & Origins
What are the history and origins of the Boxweiler?
About The Breed
What colors of Boxweiler are most popular?
What does the Boxweiler look like?
What are the pros/cons of the Boxweiler breed?
What can a new owner expect in terms of differences between the Boxweiler and other breeds?
Do they attract a lot of interest and curiosity from the public?
What type of typical personality does the Boxweiler have?
Is it possible to describe a fairly typical Boxweiler?
What is the breed standard/description for the Boxweiler?
Were there particular colors people preferred and that maybe you focused on?
Are there any downsides to owning a Boxweiler that prospective owners should be aware of?
Is the Boxweiler breed of dog suitable for first-time dog owners?
Some breeds can be described as greedy and prone to weight issues, would this apply to the Boxweiler?
What are the key differences when compared to other breeds?
Is the Boxweiler breed suitable for a person or family that are out at work all day?
Some owners seek a breed suitable for barking and offering a guard dog role – how does the Boxweiler match up to that role?
Are there myths about the Boxweiler – in other words do new potential owners come to you with misconceptions about this breed?
We asked a number of breeders in the UK and America what essential advice they would give to new owners of Boxweiler puppies and this is what they said:
What types of questions do you get once owners get their Boxweiler home?
Can you tell us something most owners would not know – tips, secrets etc from your years of experience?
What is the typical temperament of a Boxweiler, so people know what to expect from their new pet?
When fully grown how much on average does a Boxweiler weigh?
When the Boxweiler is full grown in size what is the maximum height and length expected to be?
Is the Boxweiler ever crossed or mixed with other breeds of dog?
Does the Boxweiler smell or drool a lot?
Do you have a Boxweiler growth chart?
What breed group does the Boxweiler come under?
What type of coat do they have?
Can they swim?
What does the movement of the tail show, does it mean they are trying to ‘talk to us’ or give us some message?
Are there some types of people that you can suggest the Boxweiler is not suitable for, perhaps families?
How is the Boxweiler with children?
Do you think the Boxweiler is suitable for families with young children?
How does the Boxweiler get along with other (existing) pets and do you have any tips or advice for new Boxweiler owners in terms of successful integration?
Is it better to buy one Boxweiler or two?
Should prospective new owners be aware of any differences between males and females?
Would the Boxweiler be suitable as a guard dog?
Can I leave my Boxweiler during the day while I go to work?
What is the expected average lifespan of the Boxweiler?
In terms of life expectancy, how long on average would the Boxweiler breed live to?
Food & Diet
Do you have any special feeding routines or diet?
Do you have any feeding advice or brands that you prefer?
How to handle the Boxweiler puppy to start off – how much food, what type, how often?
What feeding routines and types of food/supplements do you recommend?
What to buy in terms of equipment? Bowls etc
Do owners need to consider supplements for their Boxweiler?
How about for older dogs?
Buying – How Much Do They Cost?
How much did your Boxweiler cost to buy?
Can you offer advice to people looking to buy a Boxweiler and how much should they spend?
What advice would you offer new Boxweiler owners?
What types of people are buying the Boxweiler and why?
Where can I buy Boxweiler rescue dogs or find a Boxweiler for adoption? Please note that buying or searching for a ‘cheap’ Boxweiler can be false economy as they may have health issues that cost you far more in the long-term – always buy from a good and responsible breeder!
Do I need public liability insurance or a license?
How would you describe the Boxweiler puppy to potential new owners?
What types of owners are best suited to owning a Boxweiler?
What colors and sizes are most popular?
Are there things new owners do that perhaps frustrate you?
What can people expect when they become a new owner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Boxweiler?
As a Boxweiler breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
Are there specific times of the year that you breed?
Choosing a puppy from a litter, what advice could you offer potential new owners in terms of selecting ‘the one’?
How long does it take to housetrain/potty train a Boxweiler?
When can you take them out in public and how do you handle them around other dogs?
Will they run off – when is it safe to let them off the lead?
We invite you to email us your Boxweiler’s pictures, in particular we are looking for photos showing Boxweiler puppies at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 weeks old as well as early pictures such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 months old to a year old.
Do they have any nicknames or does the Boxweiler have popular names?
If my Boxweiler is pregnant what might the litter size be?
Could the Boxweiler be dangerous around young children?
How do you deal with a problem barker – any tips and advice to new owners?
How do you prevent a Boxweiler biting?
How do you prevent a Boxweiler chewing?
How do you stop a Boxweiler jumping up?
Does the Boxweiler have an issue with excessive digging?
Why does my Boxweiler keep growling and barking?
Is there a reason my Boxweiler dog is often scratching excessively?
Do they suffer from separation anxiety and how can I prevent this?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what can you say about the Boxweiler and their exercise needs and do you have any tips or advice for new Boxweiler owners?
As a breeder of the Boxweiler , do you prefer a collar or harness?
As an expert of the Boxweiler breed do you prefer a standard leash or retractable?
Can you offer any dog walking tips for Boxweiler owners?
Playtime & Tricks
What games and toys can you recommend for the Boxweiler?
Are there toys you suggest avoiding?
How intelligent is the Boxweiler compared to other dog breeds?
How much can they understand?
Do you have any special grooming routines or tips and advice for new Boxweiler owners?
How much time is involved?
What accessories are required to be purchased for grooming a Boxweiler?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning maintenance of nails?
How much do Boxweiler shed and how do I maintain their hair and how often?
How can I prevent or cure ear infections?
Do you have any tips for eye care?
Is the Boxweiler a hypoallergenic breed?
Any advice/tips you can give concerning cleaning and bathing your Boxweiler?
Can you offer new Boxweiler owners advice concerning fleas and maybe products you use in treatment and prevention?
What advice and tips could you offer to owners who might wish to follow your path in showing the Boxweiler?
What started your interest in showing the Boxweiler?
If a new owner perhaps wanted to meet other owners or find out more – perhaps they have an interest in joining a local club or maybe they wonder how they can start showing their Boxweiler – where would they begin?
Can you offer any advice to others who may be wondering if they can also start showing?
How would an owner know they have a show-quality Boxweiler and how would they start off?
Can you give away any of your secrets?!
Is showing very expensive and why do you think people like to do it?
What do judges look for in a winner?
What inspired you to become a breeder and did you start with the Boxweiler?
What official organisations are there for the new Boxweiler owner and what benefits or services do they provide?
In buying a Boxweiler, can you offer advice and tips to new owners?
How did you go from being an owner to getting into breeding?
Do you think the breed’s popularity has increased, decreased or remains the same?
How did you progress to becoming a breeder and why focus on breeding the Boxweiler out of all the breeds you could have chosen?
What do you think makes the Boxweiler special to you?
Are there things that you see owners doing that frustrate you?
As a breed expert, are there any ‘essential’ tips you would like to share with new owners?
In comparison perhaps to other breeds what is it like to train a Boxweiler and do you have any tips or advice for new Boxweiler owners?
How should new owners approach bringing a new Boxweiler home, any advice and tips you can give?
Should I allow my Boxweiler to sleep in my bed or elsewhere in the house?
Do you recommend crate training and how long does this take?
Should my Boxweiler sleep in a kennel or crate?
Health is always a major concern when buying a dog, do you have any advice for new Boxweiler owners to be aware of in particular?
Are there any health-related tips you can give to owners?
What sort of health issues should owners be on the lookout for?
What is the recommended schedule for vaccinations for your Boxweiler?
Can you offer any advice on how to treat and prevent worms?
What type of health issues can a Boxweiler have and how do you deal with preventing these?
Why does my Boxweiler have diarrhea?
Do they suffer from itchy and sensitive skin and if so why?
Why is my Boxweiler vomiting and do I go to the vets?
When should I take my Boxweiler for vaccinations and which ones do they need and how often?
How often will my Boxweiler be in heat?
Should I consider getting my Boxweiler spayed or neutered and when and how much does this cost and what are the benefits?
My Boxweiler is limping, what should I do and should I go to a veterinarian surgeon?
Do they suffer from allergies?
Why is my Boxweiler not eating?
How much does it cost to insure my Boxweiler?
What healthcare issues or diseases might be excluded from companies that provide Boxweiler dog health insurance?
What age would you class as an ‘older or senior’ Boxweiler?
Do you notice any changes in their behaviour?
What changes in food and diet would you suggest making for an older Boxweiler?
Do you feed any supplements to an older Boxweiler – or anything else which helps them as they age?
Are there any health issues particular to a senior Boxweiler dog?
Do you have any advice for owners of an older/senior Boxweiler or tips you can pass on?
Here is an interesting video of a Boxweiler learning how to jump.