The Boxita is the hybrid of the Boxer and the Akita. He has some of the best traits of each of its parent breeds.
The Akita is a big and strong work dog, and the Boxer is a medium to a large energetic dog. Your Boxita is a smart and energetic dog who will enjoy working and playing.
It has a strong and muscular body with a short and weather-resistant coat that’s usually brown and white.
This dog is eager to move. He is also lovable, brave, and loyal and will make a perfect house pet who will defend you and your family.
Boxita Puppies – Before You Buy…
What Price are Boxita Puppies?
The price of Boxita puppies is between $300 to $600.
How to Find Reputable Boxita Breeders?
If you wish to get a new dog through a breeder, it is important to do your research. Make sure that your breeder is legit and not operating a puppy mill.
Reputable breeders make sure they only breed one or two litters a year. They allow you to meet the puppy’s parents and not just see them from afar.
Go meet the parent dogs and see what their personalities are like!
If possible, bring another dog to meet the dogs. This will show any signs of aggression if there are any.
Spend a good amount of time with the litter and talk a lot with the breeder. Good breeders have nothing to hide, and their dogs love to be around them.
Choose a breeder who has been breeding responsibly for years. Make sure you talk to them about what you want in a dog.
A good breeder will know if their dogs are the best fit for you and your needs.
If possible, get references from other people who own dogs that came from the breeder.
3 Little-Known Facts About Boxita Puppies
- The Akita parent dog originated in Japan in the 1600s and was primarily bred for hunting deer, bears, and wild boars.
- It is thought that the Boxer parent dog was originally one of the descendants of the Tibetan fighting dogs. Although others say the breed originated in Germany in the 1800s as a livestock dog and as bait for bulls.
- The Boxer breed was created from mixing two Mastiff type dogs who were also used to hunt large animals.
Physical Traits of the Boxita
The best way to determine what your Boxita will look like is to look at the appearance of the parent breeds, the Akita and the Boxer.
Both are large dogs. They have square heads, floppy and triangular ears, and medium-sized muzzles.
The Boxita resembles the Akita more than the Boxer. It’s usually bicolored brown and white, yellow and white, sable and white, black and white, or golden and white.
His fur is short and weather-resistant, so he will be equally happy to be out in the sun or the snow.
Because the Boxita has a short and fine coat, he does not require much maintenance to him looking sharp and attractive.
Brushing him once or twice a week with a stiff bristle brush will keep the skin healthy and the shedding to a minimum.
You can shampoo him with mild dog shampoo when needed, but not too often. It will wash away the protective oils his skin needs to stay healthy.
Check his every week for wax, dirt, and debris buildup. Clean them with a cotton ball or soft cloth when needed.
Trim his nails when needed to avoid tears and injury and brush his teeth about two or three times a week.
How Big is a Full-Grown Boxita?
Male Boxita dogs can grow to 25 to 27 inches in height and weigh 85 to 110 lbs. Females can grow to 23 to 25 inches and weigh 65 to 95 lbs.
What is the Life Expectancy of the Boxita?
The life expectancy of the Boxita is 10 to 14 years.
Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Boxita
The Boxita is known for his unwavering loyalty to his owners, and he can be surprisingly sweet and affectionate with family members.
Imagine a loving protector who will follow you from room to room, and whose entire mission in life seems to be simply to serve you.
He is courageous and a natural guardian of his family. Stubborn and willful, he won’t back down from a challenge.
He doesn’t usually bark unless there is a good reason. But he is vocal, making amusing grunts, moans, and mumbles.
He’s naturally suspicious of strangers, though he will be friendly enough to a houseguest as long as his humans are present.
Socializing the Boxita puppy with as much exposure to friendly people as possible can help soften the edge of his wariness.
This is a dominating breed, and the Boxita will want to dominate you. Proper training is essential, and training should be done by the owner.
Because the Boxita is so faithfully loyal, the bond between the owner and the dog must not be broken by boarding the dog with a trainer.
He does not respond well to harsh training methods. If your training is respectful, he will in turn respect you.
Though the Boxita is highly intelligent, stubborn willfulness is a part of his personality, which can interfere with training.
Despite his public reserve, the Boxita is a very social pet who needs plenty of time with his family.
He does not do well as a backyard dog. A lonely and bored Boxita can become destructive and aggressive.
This dog is not recommended for first-time dog owners, for those who want a lapdog, or for those unwilling to take charge.
But for owners who can and will invest time and effort in research and proper training, the reward is a fine, intelligent companion with unwavering loyalty.
The Boxita’s Diet
Boxitas will often do well with moderate protein and fat percentages.
This is true for both adult dogs and puppies. Many large breed dog foods may meet these requirements, but you should be careful to read labels and check percentages.
Boxitas should eat chicken, fish, and eggs. They can eat grains, such as pearled barley, oatmeal, and brown rice.
Good foods for the Akita should also have omega fatty acids (3 and 6), glucosamine and chondroitin, prebiotics, probiotics, antioxidants, along with vitamins and minerals.
Common vegetables such as carrots and sweet potatoes, and fruits and berries such as apples, cranberries, and blueberries round out healthy ingredients for their nutrition.
How Much Exercise Does a Boxita Need?
The Boxita is an energetic dog that loves to run and needs at least an hour of moderate activity every day.
A game of fetch, a trip to the dog park, or a long walk can satisfy his activity requirements.
This lively dog also enjoys agility training and obstacle courses, so you may want to do that with him.
Swimming is another activity your Boxita is good at. Try throwing a ball in the water for him to fetch at the local pond or lake.
But make sure it is safe and legal for dogs to be swimming there first. If they do not get enough exercise, he can develop behavior issues due to boredom and unreleased energy.
Boxita Health and Conditions
Major health concerns for the breed include corneal dystrophy, degenerative myelopathy, subvalvular aortic stenosis, hip dysplasia, cardiomyopathy, ectropion, and entropion.
Minor health concerns include atopic dermatitis, cataracts, and progressive retinal atrophy. There may be occasional tests done on your dog, including x-rays, and skin scraping.
There may also be physical examinations, respiratory tests, as well as heart, hip, and eye tests.
My Final Thoughts on the Boxita
The Boxita is a bold and willful dog. He is naturally wary of strangers but extremely loyal to his family.
He is alert, intelligent, and courageous. He can show aggression toward other dogs, especially dogs of the same sex.
He is best suited to a one-dog household. With his family, the Boxita is affectionate and playful.
He enjoys the companionship of his family and wants to participate in daily activities.
He also enjoys carrying toys and household items around.
The Boxita can be noisy if he believes the situation warrants it. His strong personality can be overwhelming.
He is not the dog for a first-time owner, and he is not for the timid. He needs an owner who can provide firm, loving discipline.
Activity is essential for this active breed. He needs plenty of exercise to keep him from becoming bored, or worse, destructive.
The Boxita is protective by nature and tends to be aggressive if you let him, or if he isn’t raised or trained properly.
Training the Boxita is essential, and so is proper socialization from an early age.
Remember that this mixed breed can be willful and headstrong, so extra patience is necessary to teach him proper dog manners.
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- Boxita Puppies – Before You Buy…
- Physical Traits of the Boxita
- Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Boxita
- The Boxita’s Diet
- Boxita Health and Conditions
- My Final Thoughts on the Boxita