A cross between the American Bulldog and the Boxer, the Bulloxer is a medium sized breed recognized by several dog clubs, including Designer Dogs Kennel Club and International Designer Canine Registry. The breed holds its origins in the United States, however, it is unknown how long the breed has been around.
Although possessing a short coat, the Bulloxer requires a weakly brushing to maintain the best appearance. The main coat color of a Bulloxer is often tan, and the breed should have wrinkles on the face. When grooming, the wrinkles must be cleaned in order to avoid irritations of the skin. Bulloxers have a block head with a short muzzle, floppy ears, and the overall frame is broad and muscular. The breed may grow to be 27 inches tall and weigh up to 65 pounds.
The primary purpose of the Bulloxers is to provide companionship. The breed is active, friendly, and affectionate, even with other animals. The breed needs to be exercised daily, or weight can very quickly become an issue. The breed is also good as a guard dog; it is also generally good with children, however, the dog should be well trained, as it is quite strong. Training should not be a challenge, however, as the breed is generally obedient. A non-trained Bulloxer can be destructive and ill-mannered, thus adding importance to the need for training. Generally, the breed is quiet and well behaved, however.
Bulloxers can live up to 14 years. The breed tends to have skin allergies, so proper grooming, (including careful cleaning of the wrinkles), is quite important. The breed is prone to hip and joint issues; also, due to the animal’s floppy ears, infections can occur more often than in other breeds. Taking precautions to keep water from getting into the ears and ear canal can help prevent these infections from forming. Bulloxers, like the American Bulldog, possess a higher risk of heart problems and respiratory issues. Bulloxers are not hypoallergenic, so those with allergies should look into other breeds.