All puppies grow up, and knowing what to expect from Rottweiler Boxer mix puppies saves new owners from unexpected surprises. Boxweiler is the accepted term for this mixed breed dog.
Boxweiler Puppy Quick Stats
» A combination of a Rottweiler and a Boxer
» Average estimated lifespan of between 9 – 11 years
» Average estimated weight of between 70 – 100 pounds
» Average height of approximately 21 – 27 inches
» Training difficulty – Medium
» Grooming requirement – Low
» Exercise requirement – Medium
Traits and Characteristics of Boxweilers
The personality of both breeds will be present in the full-grown dog to some degree. The great thing about both the Boxer and the Rottweiler is that their original purpose is similar so there will be less variance in the dog’s personality traits.
You can expect all Boxweilers to be confident, protective and loyal to the family. Boxers and Rottweilers are herding and protective dogs. This instinctive behavior will be present in any Rottie Boxer mix.
Do not expect your mix to fawn over strangers. Both breeds are known to be a bit standoffish until they get to know people. This is normal behavior and is not a reason for concern.
You can expect your Boxer and Rottweiler mix to be good with children. They are playful yet protective once they have formed pack bonds.
A Boxer Rottweiler will be between 21 and 27 inches high. The females will be on the smaller range of the scale. A dog this size is not suited to the smallest apartments.
The decision to dock the tail or crop the ears of your new puppy is an important one. There is no real reason to do so but some breeders and owners do so. This is an aesthetic decision that you should make after consulting a vet.
Appearance of a Rottweiler Boxer Mix
The Rottweiler has a black base color with tan markings and the Boxer has a brown, or fawn, base color with black markings. Your Rottie Boxer puppy may have the coloration of a Boxer, Rottweiler, be solid black or brown. A brindle colored coat is also a possibility.
The body shape, like other attributes, can be anything between the lean grace of a Boxer to the solid bulk of a Rottweiler. There no way to tell which it will be with a young puppy. As Boxweiler puppies develop, the dominant characteristics will become apparent.
The normal eye color for this mix is dark. The dark eyes are intelligent and alert. Golden eyes do happen on occasion but, in general, the breed standard for both disallows light eye color.
This mix is easily trained once the family has established dominance. The dogs are protective but never allow them to believe they are the alpha member of the pack. Happy and obedient dogs are followers.
Exercising and Training a Boxweiler Puppy
If your new dog shows the Boxer tendency to jump, train it not to jump on people. Although gentle, a boxing (jumping) Boxer can scratch without meaning harm.
Boxers are the more energetic of the two breeds. A Rottweiler does any required work but lacks the, sometimes hyperactive, activity of a Boxer. Regular exercise drains energy and keeps your dog calm and relaxed.
Daily walks help to ensure that the humans maintain the lead position. Teaching the dogs proper heeling keeps them from looking for danger. The walks also keep the dogs energy drained so that it does not get into mischief.
The mix is an adorable, loyal and regal combination and they easily fit into most families. In the end, it does not matter what your pup looks like because Rottweiler Boxer mix puppies will always be affectionate, playful and protective.