Australian Boxherd

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
U.S.A. <> Germany -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen
This breed is also known as
Aussie Boxer

A brief presentation of the Australian Boxherd

The Australian Boxherd is a hybrid breed where the Australian Shepherd is crossed with the Boxer. This medium-sized breed has a smooth coat and can be seen in brown, brindle, chocolate, golden, merle, spotted and black and white. Dogs of this breed are playful, intelligent and loyal, with lots of energy. Australian Boxers are confident and devoted to their families, taking the role of protector seriously. As a rule, the breed does well with children, demonstrating both mischievousness and patience. An Australian Boxherd will have a lot of energy, requiring plenty of exercise to ensure that boredom doesn't lead to destructive behavior such as chewing or digging.

History of the Australian Boxherd

The hybrid known as the Australian Boxerd is a new breed of dog with no detailed history. However, the two breeds that combine to create the breed have a long history.
        

A little of the Australian Shepherd

        
Developed in the United States, the Australian Shepherd was bred to work as a sheepdog. It's likely that the name Australian Shepherd is due to the fact that the dog's ancestors came to the United States from Australia, and those who worked the dogs named them after their ancestors' place of residence. The breed's popularity increased in the 1950s after the dog was featured in rodeos and films. The Australian Shepherd now works as a ranch dog, guide dog, therapy dog, drug detection dog and in search and rescue.
Standard of the Australian Shepherd

A little of the Boxer

Evidence indicates that the Boxer is one of many descendants of the ancient fighting dogs of the high valleys of Tibet. The Boxer is also accepted as a cousin to most Bulldog breeds. For example, the Bouledogue de Mida, which has been found in the south of France, is said to have descended from the Dogue de Bordeaux and possesses many of the characteristics seen in the Boxer. Some sources claim that the Boxer is the result of two dog breeds found in Central Europe that no longer exist, the Danziger Bullenbeisser and the Brabanter Bullenbeisser. It is thought that in the 1830s, German hunters attempted to develop a new breed by crossing Bullenbeissers with Mastiff-type dogs and Bulldogs, creating a tough dog with excellent agility and a streamlined body. By 1895, this new breed, known as the Boxer, had become established. Americans showed no interest in the Boxer until around 1940.
Standard of the Boxer

Appearance of the Australian Boxherd

The Australian Boxer is a hybrid of the Australian Shepherd and the Boxer, averaging 25 to 30 kilos in weight and 53 to 63 centimeters in height. The Australian Boxherd is a large dog with a distinctive head in proportion to its body and a muzzle in proportion to its skull. The Boxherd's soft, dense coat is waterproof and generally of medium length. The Australian Boxherd can be seen in a variety of colors, with or without white markings.

Temperament of the Australian Boxherd

The Australian Boxerd generally gets on well with other animals and is good with children. Easy to train and generally obedient, dogs of this breed are playful, friendly, intelligent, patient, cheerful and confident. Protective of their families, Australian Boxers are popular with families. Dogs of the breed are strong and energetic, making them successful in police and search and rescue work. The breed's dogs are generally bright and easy to train. It's advisable to start training and socialization early, establishing that you are its master and leader of the pack so that your dog doesn't try to take control. When training your Australian Boxerd, you need to be firm, gentle and consistent.

Needs and activities of the Australian Boxherd

The Australian Boxherd is a strong, active dog that requires sufficient exercise to ensure it doesn't indulge in boredom-related activities such as chewing, digging or licking. Daily exercise is important and can include fetching, running and swimming. Your Australian Boxerd may also enjoy staying active while working, in search and rescue, for example. While a good-sized fenced yard is ideal for dogs of this breed, the Australian Boxherd can do well in an apartment if it has the opportunity to exercise, as it can be very active indoors.

Maintenance of the Australian Boxherd

Maintenance of your Australian Boxherd will be moderate, requiring regular brushing with a firm bristle brush to ensure a healthy coat. You'll want to bathe your Australian Boxherd only when necessary and, when doing so, use a mild or hypoallergenic soap to prevent your dog from suffering from allergies or skin irritations.

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