The Bull Boxer temperament is generally a reflection of the two breeds that make up its ancestry: the English Bulldog and the Boxer.
The American Bull Boxer is a relatively new designer breed that was created in the 1990s.
Designer breeds are cross breeds with purebred parents of different breeds. Other designer breeds include Labradoodles (Labrador Retriever and Poodle) and Goldendoodles (Golden Retriever and Poodle).
This article will provide you with a basic introduction to Bull Boxer behaviors and traits to help you decide if a Bull Boxer might be the right dog for you.
Bull Boxer Temperament: 5 Common Bull Boxer Traits
Below you will find the five most common components of the Bull Boxer temperament.
However, it is important to keep in mind that all dogs are individuals and will vary from each other in some ways.
If you adopt a Bull Boxer, it may not display all of the characteristics in the list below.
1. Silly and Fun
Owners describe the Bull Boxer temperament as goofy, cheerful and entertaining.
The Bull Boxer is a clown who will keep you amused with silly antics.
These dogs love to play and goof around. They also make hilarious grunting noises and they snore!
If you own a Bull Boxer, it will definitely keep you laughing!
2. Very Energetic
The Bull Boxer temperament is very energetic.
Bull Boxers are athletic dogs that require a significant amount of daily exercise and mental stimulation.
If you adopt one, you need to make sure you can provide an outlet for its energy.
Without enough daily exercise, your Bull Boxer may display destructive behavior such as digging, barking, or chewing.
Doggie Daycare is a great way to provide your Bull Boxer with enough daily exercise.
Other forms of Bull Boxer exercise can include activities such as jogging, hiking, biking, or a canine sport.
3. Protective, a Good Watchdog
The alert Bull Boxer temperament tends to make this breed an excellent watch dog.
Bull Boxers are naturally protective of their homes and families.
They will bark to alert their masters to strange noises or suspicious strangers.
If you are looking for an alert watchdog, the Bull Boxer is a good choice.
4. Playful with Kids
The good-natured Bull Boxer temperament makes this breed a great choice for families with kids.
Bull Boxers make fabulous playmates for children.
Due to their size and strength, they are a better choice for homes with older kids rather than very young children.
As with all breeds of dogs, your Bull Boxer should be socialized with kids and should always be supervised when interacting with small children.
5. Needs Socialization with Animals
The Bull Boxer can coexist peacefully with other animals, but they require socialization and training.
Their behavior around other animals is heavily influenced by the amount of training and exposure that they receive.
Since they are large and strong, they do best with dogs of a similar size.
If you have small pets, such as cats or small breed dogs, be sure to carefully supervise their interactions.
Bull Boxers are not always aware of their own strength and may play too roughly with a small animal.
Bull Boxer History
The Bull Boxer is a very new breed.
It was developed in America in the 1990s during the height of the “designer dog craze.”
Designer breeds are not formally recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) or any other major kennel club. This is a problem because their breeding is widely unregulated.
The current “designer dog craze” means that unscrupulous breeders can breed two dogs, call it a “designer breed,” and charge thousands of doll