Bullboxer Staff (Boxer & American Staffordshire Terrier Mix)

The Bullboxer Staff is just one of those many designer hybrid dogs that have emerged in recent decades.

Crossing the Boxer with the American Staffordshire Terrier, what you have here is a fairly large and strong dog that perhaps might be viewed differently from how it should be.

However, it is understandable that you may know very little about this hybrid breed, and that is going to have a negative impact on how you view it.

Also, you are in no position to own this breed until you have a better understanding of what it is like, and that is where our complete guide is going to prove to be so useful.

Throughout the course of this guide, you will learn the various key aspects that will be required in order to provide your dog with the best life possible.

Remember, education will be very important so you will then know what to expect when it comes to looking after this breed.

But before doing all of that, we will begin by looking at yourself and providing you with many different things that you might want to think about.

Bullboxer Staff Puppies – Before You Buy…

A white Bullboxer Staff
The Bullboxer Staff is a fun dog.

As this dog does have some power about it, you will want to be absolutely certain that you are prepared for what you are letting yourself in for before you buy the puppy.

In this instance, there are several key things that we want you to think about.

  • Are you prepared for the potential strength of this breed?
  • Are you confident enough to train them?
  • Do you understand what it takes to care for them correctly?
  • Are you able to afford any vet bills that could arise?

As you work through our complete guide to the Bullboxer Staff, there may be other points that come into your mind.

However, the main thing is that you are honest with yourself over what to expect from them before you go ahead and buy a puppy.

What Price are Bullboxer Staff Puppies?

There are various contributing factors to the price that you will need to pay to own a Bullboxer Staff.

Of course, we are unable to provide an exact price due to the variations that exist, but that is no reason for us to not better describe what you should be expecting to pay.

Perhaps the one thing that you will be most aware of that affects the end price is the pedigree of the dog.

The better the pedigree, then the higher the price that you will then need to pay. That is because it is believed that you will have a better, and healthier dog as a result.

There is also the sense of the general demand for this breed, and that is something that varies both in time as well as location.

It has always been the case that certain breeds are just naturally more popular in certain areas than others, so it does mean that the price can vary accordingly.

Ultimately, what that means is you need to be willing to shop around, if possible.

Finally, the breed you use is also going to have a huge say in the end price of these Bullboxer Staff puppies.

Some add a premium onto what they charge because they are dedicated to the breed and are viewed as being real experts. It can often be worth paying that extra.

However, what all of this means is that you should be willing to pay somewhere between $600 and $1200 in the United States depending on a number of factors.

In the United Kingdom, the price will be around the £600 mark with some variation.

How to Find Reputable Bullboxer Staff Breeders?

How do you even go about finding reputable breeders to begin with? Well, there are a few different tricks that you might want to put into practice.

The first thing to do is your very own research, and the Internet will certainly become your friend.

This is where you can find groups or associations either locally or nationally that are dedicated to this particular breed.

Often, you will find that they wish to strengthen the breed, so they are only ever going to promote the best breeders to those that wish to own a Bullboxer Staff puppy.

Also, you are going to want to get in touch with the Dog Breeders Association for your country as that can also be a good resource.

They will tend to keep lists of breeders that all meet the criteria that they have set aside. At least with this, you have no reason to worry about the people that they recommend.

Overall, the best thing to do is to get advice from those that are in the know. Trying to do it on your own might not work out as you had expected.

3 Little-Known Facts About Bullboxer Staff Puppies

There is so much to know about Bullboxer Staff puppies, but just to make things a bit easier, we are going to look at just three different facts that could change how you feel about the breed.

  • Its personality.

Some experts say that its personality is still not fully stable in the breed as it is still in ‘development’ but there is certainly enough known about them to be able to accurately predict what they will be like.

  • They can have issues with other dogs.

This is a breed that can easily have issues with other dogs. It is going to require a lot of training on your part to stop this from becoming a huge problem.

  • They love children.

Even though this is a breed that can be large and intimidating, they are fine around children. It does fly against what people would expect from this mix.

Physical Traits of the Bullboxer Staff

A black Bullboxer Staff sitting on the grass
The Bullboxer Staff is highly protective of its family.

The first thing to say about the Bullboxer Staff is that this is a large dog that has a substantial amount of power surrounding it.

Also, as it is a hybrid breed, there will be physical traits from both parent breeds, and that is something that is unknown in advance.

However, there are some physical traits that will be noticeable in this hybrid breed pretty much all of the time.

For example, they are very muscular and strong. They will often resemble the Staffordshire Terrier in the body with the head of a boxer, but that can vary slightly.

Their neck is also thick and they do tend to have quite a flat head, which is due to the boxer aspect. Their legs are also very powerful leading to large paws that are also very compact.

However, they are also very padded and arched which makes them more agile than you would think.

Their coat is going to be smooth and short but it is also relatively dense. It can come in various colors as well with it being common for them to have more than one color at a time.

How Big is a Full-Grown Bullboxer Staff?

A full-grown Bullboxer Staff is a large dog, and the male is often larger than the female in both size and weight.

For their size, then the male is going to be somewhere between 19 and 25 inches while the female is between 18 to 20 inches.

With their weight, then the male will often be anywhere between 65 to 80lbs while the female is smaller at 60 to 75lbs.

What is the Life Expectancy of the Bullboxer Staff?

The life of the Bullboxer Staff will depend on several factors that will contribute to the overall health of this particular breed.

However, if you can provide them with the kind of care and attention that they deserve, then the life expectancy of this breed can be anywhere from 10 to 14 years.

Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Bullboxer Staff

This dog is more sensitive than you would expect, but it will want to dominate other breeds and animals wherever possible, so you need to train it well from an early age.

It will want a lot of attention from you and they will be very sensitive to how you are feeling and that will then affect them. They will also want to please you as much as possible.

They are better in a stable environment where they get fed at certain times and taking for a walk at the same time.

They do love playing and are a wonderful family dog that is inquisitive and it also has a cheeky side to it as well.

Overall, it will be a wonderful watchdog, even though it doesn’t really bark, and will be a loyal and loving member of the family.

The Bullboxer Staff’s Diet

A small Bullboxer Staff with a blue collar
The Bullboxer Staff is the type of dog people adore.

With a dog of this size, it should be no surprise that their diet is also going to be more on the large side.

In general, you are looking at around three cups of food per day, but you need to pay close attention to what it is that you are giving to them.

If you buy them as a puppy, then the breeder should have provided you with a feeding schedule and also said what they are being fed.

Stick to that plan as it has been designed to provide them with the nutrients that they need in order to develop and grow without any problems.

Also, you want to avoid buying cheaper dog food just to try to save money.

It will often be lacking in the correct ingredients and nutrients as they cut corners by using bulkier ingredients to fill it up. This serves them no purpose whatsoever.

Instead, get them quality dry food for larger dogs as that is going to provide them with everything that they need to maintain optimum health.

This should then change as they age due to different needs. If you are in any doubt, then contact your vet for advice.

If you want to give them treats then do so, but avoid handing them too many at the one time or it will lead to them putting on weight.

Considering they can have some issues with their joints, being overweight is not exactly going to help.

How Much Exercise Does a Bullboxer Staff Need?

A Bullboxer Staff is going to have a moderate energy level, and this is going to translate into the amount of exercise that they will require daily.

In this instance, you are looking at around 90 minutes per day, and it should be a reasonably paced walk.

They will also love to play with their owners, so it will be better for their health if you have an enclosed yard for them to explore whenever they want.

It can also be the perfect place for you to play but do be warned that they can become rather excited and that can cause problems.

Due to their size and exercise needs, they are not the best dog for apartment living as they require that outdoor space more than the majority of breeds.

Bullboxer Staff Health and Conditions

When it comes to their general health, then the Bullboxer Staff certainly has fewer health concerns than a number of the other hybrid breeds that are out there.

However, that does not mean that it is immune to any problems.

When you are buying a puppy, you should always talk to the breeder and get confirmation that the parents have been checked over by a vet for a variety of health conditions that could be passed down through the genetic line.

In this instance, the main health conditions that you should be looking out for include the following:

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosis
  • Subaortic Stenosis
  • Cataracts
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Corneal Erosion

You should also remember that any dog can develop more common illnesses or allergies.

My Final Thoughts on the Bullboxer StaffA black and white Bullboxer Staff dog

The Bullboxer Staff is one of those dogs that you just need to get to know, and it will be very rewarding when you do.

They are fun, protective of their family, good to train and will be very affectionate towards you.

They love to play, are alert to everything that is going on and is great with children.

However, they do need to be shown that they are not the dominant one in the pack, and they will keep on trying to push those boundaries.

In general, a Bullboxer Staff is an amazing dog, and it is one that you are going to love to own.

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