The mini boxer: your best buddy 

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From mini pigs to mini donkeys, we just seem to love everything mini. And, it’s no different when it comes to mini dog breeds. Although many small dog breeds already exist, mini versions of larger dog breeds are becoming increasingly popular not only in the United States, but also in the Netherlands.

One mini dog breed in particular is seeing a huge increase in popularity: the Mini Boxer. Boxers are known for their loyalty and playfulness. They love to be close to their owner and are also a great family dog. Want to learn more about this popular mini dog breed? Then read this article to learn more!

 

The history: a mix of the Boston Terrier & the Boxer

The Mini Boxer is a fairly new mix of the Boston Terrier and the Boxer. Although the date and place of origin is unknown, this dog breed is becoming increasingly popular. More breed combinations are being used in addition to the Boston Terrier and the Boxer:

  • The Pug and the Rat Terrier
  • The Pug and the Fox Terrier
  • The Pug and the Boston Terrier

The Boston Terrier and Boxer combination is the most commonly used breed combination. To get more clarity on this mix, we must first go back to the ancestors.

 

The ancestors of the Mini Boxer

The Boston Terrier is a breed that has been known in its history by other names: the American Gentleman, the Boston Bull or simply the Boston. This breed originated in the United States, by crossing an English Bulldog with a white English Terrier. It has become one of the most beloved breeds in the United States and has even become the state dog of Massachusetts.

Some enthusiasts also believe that characteristics of the Boston Terrier come back a bit from the French Bulldog. This Bulldog would have been a so-called “breeding step” to reduce the size of the Boston Terrier. So this means that first a French Bulldog was bred to make a smaller sized Boston Terrier. Only after this, was a Boston Terrier bred to get the ideal size.

 

The origin of a Mini Boxer

The origin of a Mini Boxer most likely occurred in the late 1800s. That’s when Robert C. Hooper of Boston became the owner of “Judge.” This dog was a mix of the English Bulldog and white English Terrier. This dog breed bore many similarities to his “Bulldog”.

Judge was later bred to a white female and their offspring were the beginning of the Boston Terrier breed. At the time of this purchase and subsequent breeding, Bulldogs in both Britain and the United States were used for various blood sports, such as bull-baiting and pit dog-fighting. These sports were later banned in both countries.

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The rise of the Boston Terrier

The Boston Terrier came to Europe in the 1920s. By the 1950s, this breed was the most popular purebred dog in North America. Today, this dog is still very popular with many. The Boston Terrier was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1893. The Boxer originated in Germany, also known as the Deutscher Boxer, the German Bulldog and the German Boxer.

 

The tasks of this breed differed from time to time

The purpose for which this German breed was created was for working, guarding and hunting tasks. The Boxer’s predecessor, the “bull-bisser mastiff” (meaning “bull-biter”), was a sturdily built German dog breed used for chasing, catching and holding game, including boars, bison and bears.

Later, during both World Wars, the Boxer breed was used as messengers and carriers of supplies and ammunition. Soldiers returning from these wars brought these dogs back to the United States. The value of this breed was recognized and its popularity skyrocketed. The American Kennel Club first recognized the Boxer breed in 1904.

 

The character: a mix of personality traits

Your Mini Boxer is a mix of the Boston Terrier and the Boxer and may inherit the temperament and personality traits of one or both of the parent breeds. The Mini Boxer is described as friendly, affectionate, alert, loving, intelligent, gentle, loyal, protective, social and playful. This mini can be left alone reasonably well, just not for too long periods of time. In addition, it makes an excellent family pet, although socialization is recommended to ensure he is great with children and other animals.

 

A protector

The Mini Boxer is very people friendly, but he is also very protective of his family and owners. Don’t be surprised if he becomes a little wary when confronted by a stranger in the house. Also, don’t be surprised if your normally quiet beloved pet becomes more verbal and aggressive until he is aware that there is no danger to his owners. The Mini Boxer is relatively easy to train and his energy level will require more exercise during his first six years of life.

 

Appearance of the Mini Boxer

The Mini Boxer is a mix of the Boston Terrier and the Boxer and may have external features of one or both breeds. The Mini Boxer may stand between 15 and 22 inches tall as an adult, weigh between 11 and 25 kilograms, and may have a small, compact body or a medium-sized body with lots of muscle.

The Mini Boxer may inherit a broad head or an arched skull, has a square-shaped head with the blunt muzzle, brown eyes (may bulge) and black nose. The ears may be small and erect or longer and floppy. The tail may be lower on the body, tapered and straight or curled. Or, it may be a longer tail that is generally carried upright if docked in the parent breed. The Mini Boxer may have round compact feet with arched toes and a coat that is short, fine, hard and smooth. Colors available are brindle, seal or black with white markings or fawn.

 

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