Weight: 12–70 pounds
Height: 10–25 inches
The Boxerdoodle, also known as a Boxerpoo, is a small to medium size cross between the Poodle and Boxer breeds. In general it has a muscular structure and hardy appearance. The Boxerdoodle can come in three types of water repellent coats: short and thick, long and wavy, or very curly. Its coat can also come in a variety of colors including fawn, black, red, shades of white, brindled, or parti-colored with flash markings.
The Boxerdoodle has a friendly, devoted, and loving nature which can make it a good companion dog. If trained and socialized at a young age, it can be used as a therapy dog to provide comfort and affection to the sick and the old. The Boxerdoodle can get along well with kids and other pets. Although it has the energy and strength required for working, it otherwise remains patient and relaxed. Since it is also protective of its family and naturally reserved with strangers, it does well as a guard dog.
The long, wavy and curly coat varieties of the Boxerdoodle need frequent brushing to prevent matting. For those with the short coat, a weekly brushing is sufficient. A damp cloth can be used to clean them after an active day.
Although the Boxerdodole is not a hyperactive breed, they do have a high level of energy and does best with an hour of intense exercise every day. Boxerdoodles love to run, especially in wide, open spaces. They can adapt to apartment life, however, if they are taken out regularly for long walks and playtime. Without sufficient exercise, the Boxerdoodle can become bored and show destructive behaviors.
Being sensitive and intelligent, the Boxerdoodle can be easy to manage and train. Like other breeds though, train it at a young age to become obedient and socialize them in order to avoid possible behavior problems as they grow older.
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