Boxer Belgian Malinois Mix


The Boxer Belgian Malinois Mix, is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Boxer and the Belgian Malinois. This could make for a very powerful breed that might be best for an experienced dog owner. Is it more like the Boxer or the Belgian Malinois? Those are the questions we will try and answer below. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Boxer Belgian Malinois Mix.

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Here are some pictures of the Boxer Belgian Malinois Mix




Boxer Belgian Malinois Mix History

All hybrid or designer dogs are tough to get a good read on as there isn’t much history to them. Breeding specific dogs like this has become common in the last twenty years or so even though I am sure that this mixed breed found it’s share of dogs to the shelter due to accidental breeding. We will take a closer look at the history of both parent breeds below.  If you are looking at breeders for new, designer dogs please beware of Puppy Mills. These are places that mass produce puppies, specifically for profit and don’t care at all about the dogs. Please sign our petition to stop puppy mills.

Boxer History:

The Boxer is a relatively new breed from the late 19th century. It hails from Germany. He hails from the Bulldog and some German Belgian Malinoiss. As most dogs he is a mix of many breeds. He was bred to be a working dog and has hunting and fighting in his past. He was a voracious worker in both World Wars. He is a very playful dog and really not very aggressive, but is extremely loyal. He is extremely alert and will be good with your kids. If he or his family feels threatened, he will show his protective side.

Belgian Malinois History:

The Laekenois, the Groenendael, the Malinois and the TervurenIn Belgium are all four types of belgium herding dogs. The breeding of the actual Malinois can be traced back to a Shepherd called Janssens. It originated in the area around the city of Malines, Belgium, which is where it got its name. As well as being used as sheep dogs, and in sheep dog trials, they were also used as draught dogs, guard dogs and police dogs. In the early 20th century he was exported to other countries including America. After World War I many were brought back by servicemen. Recently there has been an increase again in importation because of their success in the military, search and rescue, police and drug detection.

They are often times mistaken or confused with the German Shepherd. They are an outstanding working dog, highly clever, protective, focused on their “pack,” sensitive and intense. They are extremely high energy with a very strong prey drive.



Awesome videos of Boxer Belgian Malinois Mix puppies


Boxer Belgian Malinois Mix Size and Weight

Boxer

Height: 21-25 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 55 - 70 lb.

Lifespan: 10 -12 years


Belgian Malinois

Height: 22-26 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 55-75 lb.

Lifespan: 12-14 years



Boxer Belgian Malinois Mix Personality

Like all hybrids, you have to look to the parents to get a good read on how they will likely behave. This could obviously make for a very powerful and strong breed that will have a lot of energy and a high prey drive. Both of these parent breeds have higher energy and a very strong prey and drive instincts. They should get along well with other animals if exposed and socialized properly as well. They are somewhat capable of independence, or alone time when the house is noisy or full. She responds well to positive reinforcement, like all dogs. She should be rather affectionate and enjoy spending lots of time with you. Don’t plan on leaving her alone for long periods as he won’t do well alone. She wants to be with the “pack.”



Boxer Belgian Malinois Mix Health

All dogs have the potential to develop genetic health problems as all breeds are susceptible to some things more than others. However, the one positive thing about getting a puppy is that you can avoid this as much as possible. A breeder should absolutely offer a health guarantee on puppies. If they won’t do this, then look no more and don’t consider that breeder at all. A reputable breeder will be honest and open about health problems in the breed and the incidence with which they occur. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.

The Boxer mixed with the Belgian Malinois might be prone to Cancer, heart problems, hypothyroidism, bloat, deafness, eye problems, patellar luxation,

Note that these are just common problems in both breeds.



Boxer Belgian Malinois Mix Care

What are the grooming requirements?

Both of these dogs have rather shorter hair and should be pretty easy to groom. Be prepared to brush them a few times a week. Either way, get ready to invest in a good vacuum if you want to keep your floors clean! Give them baths as needed, but not so much that you dry out their skin. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him.

What are the exercise requirements?

Plan on taking them for extremely long walks and hikes to keep their energy level down. This exercise will keep them from being destructive. A tired dog is a good dog. A tired dog is a good dog though. Never tie your dog up outside - that is inhumane and not fair to him.

What are the training requirements?

This is an intelligent dog that will be a little bit challenging to train. They are going to want to take the alpha position and need someone with a firm, strong, hand that can let them know their place. The best thing you can do is break the sessions into shorter daily sessions to keep their attention span higher. It might have a prey drive and be disposed to running for and chasing small prey, but if handled properly this can be managed. All dogs respond best to positive reinforcement. So make sure to praise her when she does well. She is an intelligent dog who loves to please, and loves a physical challenge. The more exercise she gets the easier she will be to train. Proper socialization is imperative to all dogs and puppies. Make sure to take her to the park and doggy day care to get her around as many people and dogs as possible.



Boxer Belgian Malinois Mix Feeding

A lot of times diet is done on a per-dog basis. Each one is unique and has different dietary requirements. Most dogs in the U.S. are overweight. A mix like this one that is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia should really be on fish oil and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements as soon as possible.

Overfeeding any dog is not a good idea as that can really exacerbate health problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia.

A good diet to look into is Raw Food Diet. A raw food diet will be especially good for the Wolf background.


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