Are you torn between adopting a Boxer or a Husky? It can be challenging to choose between two great dog breeds. How on earth are you supposed to choose just one dog when you love them both? That can be very challenging! Well, there’s another option to consider that you may not know about.
Have you ever heard of the Boxsky? If not, you’re in for a treat! Here’s a dog that has the characteristics of both the Boxer and the Husky!
Read on to learn more about the Boxsky and whether this is the right dog for you and your family. Let’s get started!
What is a Boxer Husky Mix?
The Boxer Husky mix (also called the Boxsky) is a hybrid dog breed that’s a mix between a purebred Boxer and a purebred Siberian Husky. These dogs are completely unique in their appearance and behavior.
The Boxsky is a fairly recent hybrid dog breed, so we don’t know much about these dogs. However, we can learn something about these beautiful dogs by taking a look at both purebred parents.
Quick Overview of the Boxer
The Boxer was originally developed in Germany, where they were bred to hunt wild boar, deer, and bear. These large dogs are quite muscular and have square-shaped heads. The dogs look pretty tough and mean; however, the truth is that Boxer are highly intelligent, alert, friendly dogs that are also quite fearless. The Boxer is very loyal to his family and loves to play with his humans. However, the dogs can also be a bit stubborn at times.
Boxers have short hair that’s easy to groom and care for. They’re very loving and gentle with kids and the dogs make excellent family companions. However, they’re best for active families who can ensure they provide their fur babies plenty of daily exercise.
While the dogs can look fearful, they are also described as clowns. They are happy dogs that are full of spirit and energy. The dogs are also great runners. Boxers make wonderful family companions; however, they also work for the military and police, assist with search & rescue work, and they work as watchdogs. Boxers make great watchdogs and will easily restrain an intruder.
The Siberian Husky
The other purebred parent of the Boxsky is the Siberian Husky. These dogs were bred by an indigenous people in Siberia called the Chukchi. These people are Siberian nomads, and they bred the dogs to help with transporting family possessions. Experts believe that Siberian Huskies are an ancient dog breed that goes back thousands of years.
Siberian Huskies are beautiful dogs that usually have a long, thick, double coat. This coat is perfect for living in the Northern, cold climes of Siberia. The dogs are highly intelligent and independent. They’re also very loving and not usually aggressive with other dogs. They also do great with kids.
While Huskies are great dogs, they can be challenging to train, so they’re not recommended for inexperienced pet parents.
With parents like this, how could you go wrong with a Boxsky?
Boxskies usually stand between 20 to 35 inches tall and weigh between 35 to 80 lbs. They have a life expectancy between 12 to 15 years.
When it comes to their appearance, the Boxsky doesn’t have a standardized appearance. That’s because the dogs are hybrid mixes of their parents. Some people mistakenly believe that hybrid dog breeds are a 50/50 mix of their parents. However, that’s not the case. The reality is that a hybrid dog randomly inherits genes from both purebred parents. So, the result is that each puppy in a Boxsky litter is a unique individual.
However, we can say that Boxskies are usually a mix of their parents, with a dog more strongly resembling one parent over the other. Most Boxskies have strong, muscular, athletic bodies that resemble their Boxer parent.
When it comes to their eyes, the dogs may have brown eyes or blue eyes. And their snout may resemble either the Boxer or the Husky. Their ears may droop or stand erect.
Boxskies usually have short- to medium-length coats that are water-repellent and dense. Their coats may come in colors such as fawn, tan, brindle, gray, white, and black.
Boxskies are highly intelligent dogs, like their purebred parents, and are usually not recommended for inexperienced pet parents. The dogs have a ton of energy and can be vocal, especially if they’re not getting enough attention.
These hybrid dogs are very protective of their families and can become territorial if they’re not properly trained and socialized from a young age. And Boxskies need to be with their families. They also enjoy spending time with other dogs.
Are Boxskies Good for Families?
Yes, they can make wonderful family companions. However, these are large dogs that have a lot of energy. And they may be too much for young kids. One of these dogs could easily knock over a younger child by accident. So, these dogs are best for families that have older kids.
Do Boxskies Get Along with Other Pets?
Yes, they usually get along well with other pets. However, careful introductions are needed in the beginning.
Boxsky Food Requirements
Boxskies do best on dry dog food that has plenty of protein. The dogs need about three cups of dog food a day, divided between two meals.
Boxsky Exercise Requirements
Boxskies need at least 90 minutes of exercise every day. They love long walks and playing in the yard. Speaking about the yard, these dogs need a fenced backyard that’s also dog-proof. Boxskies sometimes take after their Husky parents ,who can be great escape artists.
Boxskies are highly intelligent dogs that usually enjoy their training sessions. However, it’s necessary to ensure the dogs receive plenty of mental stimulation to keep them from becoming bored.
Boxskies have a coat that does shed quite a bit, especially during the shedding season in the spring and fall. So, it’s best to brush your Boxsky every day to keep shedding under control.
Summing It Up
So, there you have it! The Boxsky is a wonderful hybrid mixed breed that’s the result of crossing a purebred Boxer and a purebred Siberian Huskies. The dogs are smart, athletic, and full of energy! Boxskies are best for active families that have older kids.
We’re pretty sure if you adopt a Boxsky that you’ll have a lot of exercise and fun for many years to come!