A Boxer Husky mix is a cross between a Boxer and a Siberian Husky.
While it’s unclear when the Boxer Husky mix was first created, the hybrid dogs have become more popular in the past couple of decades.
A Boxer Husky mix will incorporate the traits of both breeds, including a protectiveness of the family and an ability to vocalise their emotions.
They’ve got athletic frames and require a lot of exercise to deplete their high energy levels to avoid potential destructive behaviour inside the home.
In this article, we’re going to take a close look at these Boxer Husky mix dogs in closer detail, including an examination of the Boxer and the Siberian Husky.
We’ll see some pictures from Boxer Husky mix Frankie (@pupfrankie).
With the introduction over, let’s delve into the world of the Boxer Husky mix.
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What is a Boxer Husky mix?
A Boxer Husky mix is a cross between two well established breeds: the Boxer and the Siberian Husky. The hybrid breed is still in its infancy so there’s limited information about these eye-catching dogs.
What do you call Boxer Husky mix?
The easiest way to describe this cross breed is a Boxer Husky mix. However, they can also be called a Boxsky, Bosky or Husker.
Let’s take a closer look at the Boxer and the Siberian Husky to get a better idea of the potential physical traits and temperaments of the cross breed.
The 11th most popular dog in the United States, the Boxer is a fun loving dog that loves affection and attention.
The breed originated in Germany in the late 19th century. They’re descendants of the Bullenbeisser breed, which is now extinct. They’re thought to be distant relatives of the Mastiff.
A member of the working group, Boxers make great family dogs. Although their goofy and silly, they’re also alert and bright to make them ideal watch dogs for the home.
They do well around children with an extremely patient nature. They develop a deep sense of loyalty to the family that has helped to make them a popular breed.
While they may have a unique sense of humour, the American Kennel Club stresses that Boxers take the jobs of watchdog and family guardian seriously. They’ve got a courageous and fearless spirit.
The Siberian Husky is the 14th most popular dog in the United States – three behind the Boxer in the popularity stakes.
The northern breed used to run with the semi-nomadic Chukchi people in the Siberian region of Russia before these Huskies were imported to Alaska at the turn of the 20th century.
They’re ability to pull light loads over long distances earned them admirers during the time of the Gold Rush, although they’d been serving the Chukchi tribes people in a similar fashion for centuries.
Siberian Huskies are social dogs that like to be in the company of humans and other dogs. They’ve got an independent streak but enjoy family life. Unlike the Boxer, they don’t make great watch dogs given their “innate friendliness”.
Boxer Husky mix size
To get an idea of the size of the Boxer Husky, we need to take a look at each individual breed.
Boxers can grown to a height between 21.5 and 25 inches (55 and 64 cm), while they can weigh between 65 and 80 pounds (29 and 36 kg).
Siberian Huskies are usually a little more nimble of foot. They’re height ranges from 20 to 23.5 inches (51 to 60 cm) and their weight can be anything between 35 and 60 pounds (15 and 27 kg).
Therefore a Boxer Husky mix could have a height ranging between 20 and 25 inches (51 and 64 cm) and a weight ranging between 35 and 80 pounds (15 and 36 kg).
What does a Boxer Husky mix look like?
A Boxer Husky mix can inherit traits from each parent. There’s no guarantee which physical characteristics a Boxsky pup will get from a Boxer and Siberian Husky.
Usually, a Boxer Husky will have a head shape that resembles the distinctive skull of a Boxer. Some websites, such as Wag, suggest that Boxsky tend to resemble a Boxer more than a Siberian Husky.
A Boxer Husky mix can have a variety of coat colors, including white, black and fawn. Given Boxers usually have a fawn or brindle coat, there’s a chance a Boxsky will have these colors. Boxsky with brindle coat is a search term with nearly 800,000 results on Google, highlighting that it’s an in demand shade. Siberian Husky can have a black and white, brown and white, red and white and white coat.
The influence of the Siberian Husky genes can often result in a Boxsky having a blue eye or blue eyes. It’s also possible for a Boxer Husky mix to have bi eyes.
Their ears can be floppy or erect.
Boxer Husky mix temperament
As we mentioned above, it’s difficult to predict the temperament of Boxer Husky mix puppy given both parents will have similarities and differences.
A Boxsky will usually be an affectionate and social dog given both Boxers and Siberian Huskies like to be in the company of family members. They’ll usually do well with children given both breeds are loving and loyal.
Although a Boxer is a great guard dog and watch dog, Siberian Huskies are a friendly breed even around strangers so this role isn’t suited to them. A Boxsky could find a happy medium or be more like one of their parents.
Siberian Huskies are a vocal breed so be prepared for a Boxer Husky mix dog to be talkative or even howl.
How to train Boxer Husky mix?
A Boxer Husky mix should be a relatively intelligent dog.
However, it’ll need consistent and firm training from a young age to learn basic obedience.
How much exercise do Boxer Husky mix need?
Both Boxers and Siberian Huskies are high energy dogs. If you’re planning to adopt a Boxsky, you should be prepared for a lot of walks, runs and trips to the dog park.
As a general rule, a Boxer Husky mix will require between 60 and 80 minutes of exercise every day to prevent them becoming bored and destructive inside the home.
Are Boxer Husky mix dogs hypoallergenic?
A hypoallergenic dog is one that is less likely to cause an allergic reaction. There’s no such thing as a 100 per cent hypoallergenic dog but some breeds are better than others.
A Boxer Husky mix is not a hypoallergenic dog as they shed a lot.
Do Boxer Husky mix shed?
A Boxsky can have a dense coat that isn’t too dissimilar to their Siberian Husky parent. Boxers are moderate shedders but Siberian Huskies tend to shed a lot more.
They’ll blow out their coat at the changing of the season – so be prepared to find a lot of hair all over your clothes and your home.
A Boxer Husky puppy will require daily brushing to remove dead hair and debris, maintaining their healthy look of their coat.
Boxer Husky mix lifespan
As the Boxsky is still a relatively need breed of dog, it’s unclear what their average lifespan is. However, we can get a rough idea looking at the life expectancy of the Boxer and Siberian Husky breeds.
Boxers usually live to between 10 and 12 years, while Siberian Huskies have an age range between 12 and 14 years.
Therefore, a Boxer Husky mix could live to an age of up to 14.
How much do Boxer Husky mix cost?
There isn’t a lot of information about how much a Boxer Husky mix can cost.
DoggieDesigner.com suggest a Boxsky could cost between $800 and $1000 but the price could vary from breeder to breeder.
Other potential costs include dog food, pet insurance, grooming, vet trips and much more. You can check out the best pet insurance options in the USA and the UK.
Boxer Husky mix to follow on Instagram
If you want to learn more about Boxer Husky mix dogs, you can also search out some of these hybrid dogs on social media.
In our experience, dog owners are forthcoming with information about their canines.
Here are three Boxsky dogs to check out on Instagram if you want to learn more about the mix.
1)Frankie Pup (@pupfrankie)
2)Dawson the Boxsky (@dawson_s_creek)
3) Juno (@boxskybengaltoller)
Anything else to consider?
If you’re interested in a Boxsky puppy, you should contact an established and reputable breeder. They’ll usually ask you to fill out a questionnaire, place you on a waiting list and request a deposit.
It’s good practice to ask to see a puppy’s mother and father, watch the puppy interact with its mother, ask for the AKC and UKC papers for both parents as well as documentation regarding health checks at the vet.
So there we have it, that’s our brief introduction to the Boxer Husky mix.
The designer dog is a cross between a Boxer and Siberian Husky. They’ll embody traits of both breeds but it’s not possible to predict which exact characteristics they’ll inherit from reach parent.
Given both breeds develop strong bonds with family members, we can say with some degree of certainty that they should make good pets. However, like all dogs, they’ll need proper socialisation and training from a young age.