The Boxerdoodle is a mixed breed dog — a cross between the Boxer and Poodle dog breeds. Friendly, smart, and playful, these pups inherited some of the best qualities from both of their parents.

Boxerdoodles are also sometimes known as Boxerpoos. You may find these mixed breed dogs in shelters and breed specific rescues, so remember to always adopt! Don’t shop if you’re looking to add one of these dogs to your home!

The Boxerdoodle makes for an exceptionally playful and super friendly dog who can become a great addition to a family. They are active dogs who aren’t well suited to apartment living because of their innate need for exercise and play. If you have a fenced-in yard, your kids and the dog will become best play buddies; although, it’s always important to supervise sessions involving small children.

As a heads up, due to the range of size between different types of Poodle, your Boxerdoodle could end up being anywhere from small to large in size.

See below for all mixed dog breed facts and traits about Boxerdoodles!

Boxerdoodle Mixed Dog Breed Pictures

Breed Characteristics:


Adapts Well To Apartment Living
Good For Novice Owners
Sensitivity Level
Tolerates Being Alone
Tolerates Cold Weather
Tolerates Hot Weather

All Around Friendliness

Affectionate With Family
Dog Friendly
Friendly Toward Strangers

Health And Grooming Needs

Amount Of Shedding
Drooling Potential
Easy To Groom
General Health
Potential For Weight Gain


Easy To Train
Potential For Mouthiness
Prey Drive
Tendency To Bark Or Howl
Wanderlust Potential

Physical Needs

Energy Level
Exercise Needs
Potential For Playfulness

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group:
Mixed Breed Dogs
10 to 25 inches
12 to 70 pounds
Life Span:
10 to 12 years

More About This Breed

  • Highlights

    • The Boxerdoodle is a mixed breed dog. They are not purebreds like their Boxer or Poodle parents.
    • Boxerdoodles come in almost any color you could image--although shades of brown are usually the most common colors.
    • The Boxerdoodle's coat is usually curly and wavy, although it can range from short to long in length. You'll need to commit to brushing it at least every second day.
    • Children and Boxerdoodles do well in each other's company. Just be sure to follow the usual guidelines about ensuring proper socialization and training from an early age for both kids and dogs.
    • When it comes to existing household pets, this mixed breed needs to be correctly socialized to be around them. They may do best as the solo pet in the home.
    • Boxerdoodles are intelligent, active, and fairly easy to train. They will enjoy joining in on hikes and long walks.
    • These dogs are friendly and social. They make excellent family companions.
  • History

    The Boxerdoodle is one of the newest mixed dog breeds around, and it's not known precisely when it was first introduced. Best guesses suggest the breed popped up on the scene in the last decade.

    When it comes to the Poodle part of their heritage, this is a dog that goes all the way back to ancient Egypt times. After that, the Poodle became popular in France as a duck hunting dog.

    On the Boxer side, the breed began as both a working farm dog and fighting dog back in the 19th century. Their fighting tendencies have since been bred out of them, and they now make wonderful, loving companions for any family.

    The Boxerdoodle has become known as a designer dog breed, but many of them unfortunately end up in shelters. So consider contacting your local rescue groups and shelters if you're thinking about adding the Boxerdoodle to your home.

  • Size

    The Boxerdoodle can be described as either a small, medium, or even large dog. As is always the case with newer mixed dog breeds, exact size standards might vary.

    Most weigh in at twelve to 70 pounds and range in height from ten to 25 inches. Female Boxerdoodles might be visibly smaller than their male counterparts.

  • Personality

    When people talk about their Boxerdoodles, they usually begin by noting how social and friendly they are. They will instantly become part of a family and their playful nature means that they love to be around activity, which is why they can form great bonds with kids.

    If you're a person who likes to stay active and outdoors, your Boxerdoodle will almost always be in the mood to accompany you on hikes and treks. If you come across a body of water, don't be surprised to see your Boxerdoodle decide to spend the afternoon swimming. The mixed breed will also constantly entertain you with their goofy and funny antics.

    The second thing people comment on about Boxerdoodles is their intelligence. There's no doubt that these dogs are smart and very easy to train, just as long as you follow a proper socialization and training routine. Otherwise, you might find yourself with a dog showing a high degree of stubbornness.

  • Health

    Boxerdoodles are generally considered to be healthy dogs; although, the breed can be predisposed to some of the same conditions that the Boxer and Poodle face. As always, it's important to schedule regular wellness visits with your dog's vet.

    Some of the more common health problems Boxerdoodles suffer from include:

    • Bloat
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Entropion
  • Care

    The Boxerdoodle is a dog with high energy and exercise needs. You'll want to aim for around an hour of exercise every day, and you'll want to make sure walks are carried out at a brisk pace. Ideally, outdoor time should also include the potential for swimming, fetch games, and even agility training. This is a smart dog, so keeping them challenged both mentally and physically is key to their welfare.

    Beyond exercise, Boxerdoodle owners need to pay very close attention to their dog's ears and eyes, cleaning and checking them both at least weekly. Due to the dog's exercise demands, you'll also want to schedule regular nail clippings--ask your vet for help and guidance if you're unsure about the best way to do this. After any extended outdoors sessions, it's also advisable to check the mixed breed's paw pads for any potential signs of damage.

    Check their ears, as well, for debris or pests, and clean them as recommended by your vet.

  • Feeding

    An ideal Boxerdoodle diet should be formulated for a small, medium, or large dog depending on the individual. However, in all cases, the breed has high energy.

    Boxerdoodles need to stick to a healthy diet, as overeating can cause weight gain and associated health problems, especially if adequate exercise isn't offered.

    As with all dogs, the Boxerdoodle's dietary needs will change from puppyhood to adulthood and will continue to change into their senior years. You should ask your veterinarian for recommendations about your Boxerdoodle's diet, as there is far too much variation among individual dogs--including weight, energy, and health--to make a specific recommendation.

  • Coat Color And Grooming

    When you see a Boxerdoodle, you'll notice that they pretty much come in almost any color you could image--although shades of brown are usually the most common colors.

    The Boxerdoodle's coat is usually curly and wavy, although it can range from short to long in length. When it comes to maintenance, you'll need to pick up a wire brush and commit to brushing the mixed breed's coat at least every second day. Otherwise, you could be looking at a visit to the vets or groomers to deal with mats that might develop.

    In general, the Boxerdoodle is considered to be an adaptable dog when it comes to climate. But due to the breed's range in size and coat length, you'll need to consider whether you live in a suitable place on a dog-by-dog basis. As always, make sure to provide a suitable dog coat if the weather seems like it's getting too frosty. During hotter months, make sure shade and fresh water are always available during outdoor play and activity sessions.

  • Children And Other Pets

    Children and Boxerdoodles do well in each other's company. Just be sure to follow the usual guidelines about ensuring proper socialization and training from an early age for both kids and dogs. The mixed breed also often does better with older children, although in general, Boxerdoodles make great family dogs.

    When it comes to existing household pets, these dogs need to be correctly socialized to be around them. Ideally, the Boxerdoodle will be entering a pet-free home.

    Ultimately, early socialization really pays off with this breed. Make sure to reward your Boxerdoodle for good behavior and adhere to a proper training regime when you bring them home to your family.

  • Rescue Groups

    It may be hard to find a breed-specific rescue for Boxerdoodles because they are a mixed breed. However, you may want to try Boxer or Poodle breed-specific rescues, as they often care for mixes, as well. Here are some rescues you can try:

    You can also try DogTime's adoption page that lets you search for adoptable dogs by breed and zip code!

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