★ The Boxer-Mastiff mix is a large-sized dog. It can even grow taller than both its parent breeds. It generally weighs between 80 to 100 pounds.
★ Its tall body is muscular and strong. The ears are of medium length, the tail can be cropped, and the legs are long, with big paws.
★ The coat is short to medium in length. Common coat colors are white, brown, and black. A brindle pattern is also seen in this breed.
★ The Boxmas has an even temperament. Like both its parents, it is inherently loyal and makes for an excellent guarding and watching dog.
★ It loves to be around its family and is very protective. Children will be very safe with this dog around.
★ It tends to be wary of strangers and will alert its owners of any danger. Mastiffs are guard dogs but do not tend to bite. Instead, they push the suspicious person to the ground. So, there is a chance that your Boxmas may do the same.
★ This dog tends to shed a healthy amount of hair, almost all year round. So, brushing its coat every other day is required.
★ It also tends to have that typical ‘doggy smell’ most of the time. Hence, a monthly bathing ritual must be followed as a rule.
★ You may think that the Boxmas comes from two very tough breeds, but all the three, i.e., the Boxer, the Mastiff, and their offspring, are sensitive fellows at heart. They may look like dudes, but they do get hurt easily, so treat them gently and nicely.
★ Training a Boxmas can be a bit of trouble. This dog is intelligent and independent and hence is prone to stubbornness. All you need is patience, a very, very sweet tone, and some doggy treats. Then it won’t be difficult at all.