Don’t you just love Pugs? These adorable, small dogs with their soulful, dark eyes and flat faces are extremely popular dogs! And no wonder! These little guys are playful and love to clown around. But what happens when you mix the Pug with another dog?
Have you ever heard of the Box a Pug? If not, you’re in for a real treat! We’ve put together some information about this dog breed to help you decide if the dog is a good fit for your family. Let’s get started!
What is a Box a Pug?
First, we’ll start out by saying that the Box a Pug is not a Pug in a box! Just to be clear! The Box a Pug is actually a hybrid dog breed that’s also sometimes referred to as the Poxer. The Box a Bug is a cross between a purebred Boxer and a purebred Pug. The result is a fun dog that can also protect your home, and more!
These dogs are usually first-generation hybrids. The reason is that breeders have found it almost impossible to keep the “Boxer” look across several generations of the Box a Bug breed.
Because the Box a Pug is a relatively new dog breed, there’s not much information available about these dogs. However, we can learn something about what the Poxers are like by taking a look at both purebred parents. We’ll start with the Boxer first and then look at the Pug parent.
The Boxer dog breed was originally developed in Germany. The dogs are descended from the Bulldog and were bred as hunting dogs. The dogs were courageous and hunted wild boar, bear, and deer. They were taught to catch and hold the prey until the hunters arrived. Over time, these dogs became family companions.
Boxers are large, muscular dogs that have square heads, and they can be rather intimidating. However, the dogs are really fun and love to be mischievous. Along with their love of fun, Boxers have a ton of energy! They’re also highly intelligent, alert and have kept their courageous spirit. They’re also very loyal and loving with their family.
The other parent of the Box a Pug is the Pug! The dogs originally came from China and are an ancient dog breed. They’ve been dated back to 206 BC. It seems these dogs were always meant to be companions; they remain popular family companions to this day.
Pugs have a cute face with deep wrinkles around the eyes, combined with a flat face. These dogs have lively eyes, too. When you see a Pug, you have to smile. It’s impossible to see one of these small dogs and not feel happy!
These dogs can be clownish, yet they seem to carry themselves with some dignity. They love to play games! And they love their humans. Pugs need to be near their family and be the center of attention. If they don’t get enough attention, these dogs will be quite sad.
Pugs are thickset, with a black muzzle and ears. They have an undershot jaw and a curled tail. They’re very loving, loyal, charming dogs. And the dogs are highly intelligent! However, they can be stubborn and difficult to train.
So, these are the parents of the crossbred Box a Pug! Let’s take a closer look at their personalities and other characteristics in the following sections.
The Box a Pug usually stands between 14-21 inches tall and weighs between 18-27 lbs. They have a life expectancy between 10 to 14 years.
Box a Pug Appearance
The Box a Pug is a small- to a medium-sized dog; however, they can be a little larger, depending on which parent they take after the most. The dogs come in different colors, including fawn, silver, black, light brown, and brindle. And they tend to have short coats.
The dogs also have short muzzles that are usually shorter than a Boxer’s but longer than a Pug’s.
Remember that Box a Pugs are crossbred dogs that inherit genes from both parents. Some people believe a crossbred dog breed is a 50/50 mixture of its parents; however, that’s not the case.
Crossbred dogs randomly inherit genes from both parents. So, you never know for sure what a crossbred dog, including the Box a Pug, will look like. But that’s OK because each dog is a unique, wonderful individual!
Box a Pug Temperament
When it comes to the Box a Pug’s temperament, it’s necessary to remember that the dogs inherit genes from both parents. Sometimes a puppy may look and act like a Pug, while its siblings may look and act like the Boxer parent.
Even so, the Poxer tends to be loving and want to be near their humans. They thrive on attention, much like their Pug parent. Some Box a Pugs make great watchdogs, like their Boxer parent.
These dogs will have a lot of personality. They’re curious, intelligent dogs that are full of life! What’s more, they usually take to training very well, unlike their Pug parent. However, it’s strongly recommended that Box a Pugs begin training and socialization from a young age.
Box a Pugs are playful dogs and need regular exercise to stay healthy and happy. However, the amount of exercise these dogs need depends on which parent they most resemble.
For instance, if your dog is more like Pug, he may want to be a couch potato! These dogs don’t need as much exercise and can get by with about 30 minutes of exercise a day.
However, if the dog is more like his Boxer parent, he will need more exercise. These dogs have more energy than Pugs. The dog will need at least 90 minutes of exercise a day. Your fur baby will enjoy walks, play times, and other activities.
Are Box a Pugs Good for Families & Other Pets?
Box a Pugs make wonderful family companions and do best with families that have older kids. These dogs love to play with kids and will also protect them.
When it comes to other pets, it depends. Some Box a Pugs have a strong prey drive that’s inherited from their Boxer parent. In that case, the dog may chase after cats and other small pets. However, if the dogs and pets are properly introduced and raised together, they can get along.
Summing It Up
So, there you have it! Box a Pugs are wonderful hybrid dogs that are a great blend of the Boxer and the Pug. The dogs are highly intelligent, love to play, and can be good with older kids.
If you decide to adopt a Box a Pug, we’re pretty sure you’ll have a loving, loyal, fun companion for years to come!