I'm a lover of all things 'dog' (particularly the exploration of cross breeds - and just like to write about man's best friend.
If you ever intend on buying a dog, then one dog breed that you absolutely must look further into is a Boxer Corgi mix.
Though some might find them to be a bit intimidating at first, they are not the kind of dog that you need to worry about.
On the contrary, they could be the kind of dog that, in the right family environment, could quite literally save your life!
Why, then, should you and your family think about bringing a Coxer mix dog into the home?
What kind of benefits can you get from bringing in a dog as beautiful and as diverse as this into the family home do for you?
Let’s take a look in the overview below.
What is s Boxer and Corgi Cross?
When you want to get a Boxer Corgi mix, it helps to know what you rare getting.
As you might imagine, this is known as a ‘Coxer’, and is a mix between the Welsh Corgi and a Boxer.
As such, it tends to have quite a unique set of features.
Given the disparity between both kinds of dog, the kind of animal that you get at the other side can seem quite odd.
After all, compare a Boxer and a Corgi and you do not get two dogs with much, if anything, in common.
Spending time around one and not the other could leave you to have reservations about getting this particular cross breed.
How, then is it going to look?
If you were to pick up the happy hybrid mix of this amazing canine, what are you likely to have waiting for you?
Appearance, Looks & Size
The first thing to note about the Boxer and Corgi cross is that they tend to look quite specific.
For one, they mostly tend to have the kind of look that you would get from a Boxer. It’s rare that they take on the look of the Corgi in the main.
They tend to, though, have the face of a Corgi – which can look quite funny.
This big, powerful dog that has plenty of power meaning that you are left with a dog that has the most adorable little face, but quite a stocky and powerful body.
Most of the time, you will be left with a dog that is going to have a very attractive looking coat.
Mostly, these cross breeds will be a dog that has a fawn, red, or brindle coloured coat.
They usually do not have any white on their fur, but some Boxer and Corgi mixes will have a bit of white on the chest – it just depends on the genetics of that particular dog.
In terms of their coat, expect them to have quite a simple and easy to manage coat.
If you let it get out of hand, though, be prepared for a dog that makes plenty of mess as it makes its way around the house: sadly, it is something that you will just need to learn to live with if you choose to go down the route of getting a dog like this!
Physically, expect them to be quite big dogs.
They are usually going to be taking on the size of the Boxer, which can reach as much as 32kg in size.
Therefore, you are likely to end up with a dog that is going to be quite a big animal, though not as big as a Boxer without the influence of the pint-sized Corgi.
The Boxer Corgi mix is a unique dog breed in that they can act in rather odd ways without you really expecting it.
One thing to note about these mixed breeds, though, is that they tend to be good around other pets – when they are together a lot.
Expect them to a bit aggressive and rough with animals they don’t know in infanthood, but as time goes on that should change quite drastically.
In terms of temperament, the boxer gets a poor name without any justification.
The Coxer mix, though, will make sure that any such fallacies will never shine through; this is a dog breed that holds nothing back and gives everything to you and the family when it has the time.
As such, be prepared to spend a lot of time around these mix dogs: it’s the kind of dog that can make your life feel pretty spectacular, should you let it.
However, one thing to note about them is that in terms of their personality they can be just a bit over the top.
Expect them to be quite rough around people without realising it, and this is why you must watch a mix like this around kids.
Often, their incidents and accidents come as part of the dog not knowing when to stop, or not realising it is causing physical pain.
Therefore, you have little – if anything – to worry about when you own one of these dogs.
The main thing that you want to keep an eye on is how it handles itself around kids and other animals.
In time, though, it will grow used to the situation and, with a bit of training, should be more than capable of handling kids without any issue.
Exercising & Fitness
Exercise with these types of dogs can be a tough thing to get right, but we do recommend that you give them lots of exercise.
Such a dog has to be outside a lot, and this means that you should have no issues in leaving them outside if you are going to be at work all day.
Have an outdoor area that offers them shelter from poor weather, but make sure you have a lot of toys and tools for them to play with.
The mix breed will always enjoy being outside as much as it can, but if you have no outdoor areas or a limited garden space then another dog breed might be better for you.
This dog tends to have a lot of problems when it comes to setting down and relaxing around you if you aren’t spending a lot of time together, but spending time together at home is not quality time in the eyes of this cross breed.
As such, if you are someone who wants to relax at home all night then the Boxer Corgi mix is probably not for you, unfortunately.
If you like to go on walks and hikes, though, you’ll be best friends!
Feeding & Diet
What a hybrid dog is going to eat is very hard to determine.
We recommend that you recommend spending as much time as you can with a vet if you are going to get a dog like this.
They help you to work out what this dog will eat.
The problem with these types of hybrid dogs is that they will eat just about anything – the challenge is getting them to stop rather than the start!
So, if you are going to get a dog like this, be sure to get used to portion control.
It might cause some friction and some bad blood at first, but your dog will need to get used to the lack of food that is in access.
If you give your dog too much, it will become used to that.
So, take control of the portions they eat: they might not thank you now, but they will thank you in later age when they are still lean and not carrying around sore joints due to all of that excess weight!
In terms of what to feed your crossbreed, make sure you speak to a vet.
They can determine what your specific mix will need.
Sadly, health issues are very much common when it comes to the health side of things.
If you are thinking of getting a dog like these, then you should probably look to make sure you understand what you are getting yourself in for.
- For example, these are dogs that often suffer from problems such as elbow and hip dysplasia. This is going to be hard to avoid and overcome, but something to consider.
- Also, dogs like these mixes tend to have a love of food that can be very hard to separate them from. This could see them eat too much, leading to weight gain.
- This causes other problems, including dysplasia, and could then lead to problems with your dog such as bloating. Keep an eye on that in particular: bloating is severe in a dog.
- Boxer Corgi crosses are often known to have eye and ear disorders, and this can even lead to deafness and blindness. Keep this in mind: it’s a common issue for dogs of this kind.
- Other common problems that you might need to look out for include heart issues. This is often down to dietary and lifestyle issues, so keep your dog well-fed and active.
Other Breeds to Consider
Of course, unless you are deadset on getting a Coxer, think of other potential mix breed dogs too. For instance, the Corgi Husky Mix is a perfect companion for those looking for a child-orientated dog.
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.
© 2019 Harry Sheen