The Boxer Chow is a crossbreed between the Boxer and the Chow Chow developed in the year 2000 in the USA. They are of a new kind, so little is known about its history, but one can identify their characteristics through their parents.
Temperament and Personality
The breed acquires the characteristics of its parents of being a guard dog and an excellent family pet. They are known for their quiet, graceful, dignified, loyal and comical behavior, although they don’t like much cuddling. They are affectionate and love to play with kids, but are cautious of strangers. However, introduction to newcomer’s can keep them away from getting aggressive.
It is a highly energized dog that requires daily activities to maintain its fitness. Play games and take them for long walks every day but do not keep them out when it is too hot. Moreover, they are suitable for apartment life if taken out frequently.
The dog needs brushing once a week with a firm bristle brush or rubber-grooming mitt. They require infrequent bathe only when necessary and use a dog shampoo to avoid irritation. Check its ears regularly and brush its teeth daily to prevent infection and clip its nails on a monthly basis.
Being a designer dog, boxer mix puppies inherit the health issues of its parents and also other problems like patellar luxation, hip dysplasia, corneal dystrophy, hypothyroidism, entropion, allergies, deafness and bloating.
The Boxer Chow pup has a unique quality of listening to commands and being obedient. They need a firm and consistent trainer with a positive training technique. Socialization at an early age can prevent aggressiveness later on and even reward them with treats and praise if they learn something new.
The dog’s food should comprise of 2½ to 3 cups of good quality dry food every day. Split them into two or three meals.