Bull Boxer

Tyson, the Bull Boxer full grown
American Bulldog (father white) and Boxer (mother fawn and white) 

Description

The Bull Boxer has lopped ears that are set above eye level. The eyes are wide set. The back slopes slightly. The forelimbs are leaner than a  Staffordshire's and the feet are small and compact.

Temperament

The Bull Boxer is  easy to obedience train. Breeders of the Bull Boxer say it has characteristics that make it in some ways superior to their parents,  the Boxer and the Staffordshire  Bull Terrier. While Boxers seldom outgrow puppy behavior until they are over three years of age, Bull Boxer puppies mature earlier. Although many Staffordshire's are unreliable with small animals, the Bull Boxer is less inclined to chase. It has also inherited the  Staffordshire's sociable nature. Breeding of the Bull Boxer  continues in Great Britain.

Height, Weight

Height:  16-21 inches (41-53 cm.)
Weight:  37-53 pounds (17-24 kg.)

Health Problems

Bull Boxer breeders  say it is possible that this crossing reduces the Boxers predisposition to skin cancer and the Staffordshire's predisposition to heart disease. However some Boxer breeders protest this claim.

Living Conditions

The Bull Boxer will  do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. They are  fairly active indoors and do best with at least an average-sized yard.

Exercise

The Bull Boxer possesses tremendous stamina and must have plenty of  exercise.

Life Expectancy

About 12-13  years.

Grooming

The close, smooth  coat of the Bull Boxer is easy to groom. Occasionally comb and brush  the coat to remove dead hairs. The ears should be checked regularly and kept clean.

Origin

The Bull Boxer originated in the 1990's in Great Britain by crossing the Boxer and the Staffordshire  Bull Terrier. The Bull Boxer is controversial. Some Boxer  breeders protest the development of the Bull Boxer saying it is a  bad mix, while others love it. This type of dog is still being bred in Great Britain and may become a recognized breed in the  future.

Group

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Recognition

Not yet  recognized.