Boxer Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix - Rhodesian Boxer


The Boxer Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix, is a mixed breed dog resulting from breeding the Boxer and the Rhodesian Ridgeback. This is also known as a Rhodesian Boxer. This could obviously make for a very powerful dog. Is it more like the Boxer or the Rhodesian Ridgeback? Those are the questions we will try and answer below. Continue reading below to see pictures, videos, and learn more about the beautiful Boxer Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix.

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Boxer Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix - Rhodesian Boxer 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 Rhodesian Ridgebacks. 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.

Rhodesian Ridgeback History:

The Rhodesian Ridgeback has a ridge of hair running along its back in the opposite direction from the rest of its coat. This is a very noticeable distinguishing feature that makes it immediately obvious what type of dog it is. This ridge of hair is usually about 2 inches in width at its widest point and runs right along the spine, you can’t miss it.. It is believed to originate from the dog used by the original African dog population which had a similar ridge. It is sometimes referred to as the African Lion Hound, is a native of South Africa bred by the Boer farmers to fill their specific need for a serviceable hunting dog in the wilds. They needed a tough, hardy dog that could go a long time without water and have a coat that could withstand the tough terrain. Immigrants to South Africa in the 16th and 17th centuries brought with them Danes, Mastiffs, Greyhounds, Bloodhounds, Terriers and other breeds that they interbred with the local dog to make the Rhodesian Ridgeback.



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Boxer Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix - Rhodesian Boxer Size and Weight

Boxer

Height: 21-25 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 55 - 70 lb.

Lifespan: 10 -12 years


Rhodesian Ridgeback

Height: 24 - 27 inches at the shoulder

Weight: 64 - 90 lb.

Lifespan: 10 - 12 years



Boxer Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix - Rhodesian Boxer 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. Both of these parent breeds can be strong and powerful and have 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 Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix - Rhodesian Boxer 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 Dalmatian mixed with the Rhodesian Ridgeback 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 Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix - Rhodesian Boxer 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 Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix - Rhodesian Boxer 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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