Boxer Husky Mix: The Ultimate Guide

Published: 10/24/22 •  7 min read

The Boxer Husky mix or “Boxsky” is a curious combination of terrier and working dog, combining the energy of the Husky with the loyal and loving nature of the Boxer, these hybrids will tend to have longer snouts than traditional Boxers, short coats and be full of energy! 

Boxer Husky Mix
Photo: @rileytheboxsky

Boxer Husky Mix – At a Glance

Weight:35-75 pounds
Height:20-35 inches tall
Lifespan:12 – 15 years
Coat Colors:Combinations of brown, grey, black, and white.
Temperament:Loving, loyal, affectionate, energetic, cautious, protective
Most Suitable For:Families with extremely active lifestyles, families/couples with/without children

What Does a Boxer Husky Look Like?

Boxer Husky
Photo: @dawson_s_creek

A Boxer Husky mix will borrow plenty of its looks from its parent genes. These dogs tend to have shorter, floppy ears like the Boxer, with a chest of a Boxer, but a long body and the eye colours of a Husky (usually a deep, sky blue). Boxer Husky mixes can also have longer hindquarters.

The History of the Boxer Husky Mix:

The History of the Boxer Husky Mix
Photo: @rileytheboxsky

There is some difficulty in pinning down the exact timeframe or origin of this crossbreed, unfortunately. Huskies and Boxers have been routinely crossbred throughout their lineage, but the exact timeframe of when they were crossbred together remains elusive.

Boxer History

Boxer History

Boxers have a long and storied history of being working dogs of almost every stripe. Bred for their immense power and strength, as well as speed, Boxers have worked as hunting companions, fighting dogs and even been deployed as frontline ‘soldiers’ during the Second World War. Boxers have a history stretching back to Germany in the 19th century when they were created by crossing Mastiffs with Bulldogs to create “Bullenbeisser”, or “bull-fighting” dogs.

They were also used in dog fighting bloodsports, now banned throughout Europe. 

How Popular Are Boxers in the United States?

The Boxer has gained popularity in the United States since being brought over from Europe in the 20th century. Last year, they ranked as the 14th most popular dog in the AKC’s 2021 rankings.

Who Are Boxers a Good Dog For?

In general, Boxers are great dogs for single individuals or couples with or without children. However, they’re not so good for the elderly due to their size and overall strength.

How Did Boxers Come About?

Boxers were first bred in Germany in the 18th century as “Bullenbeissers” or “bull-fighting” dogs. They would later go on to become hunting dogs, farm working dogs, war dogs and eventually wind up as the beloved household pets that we know today.

When Did We First Cross-Breed Boxers?

As with many hybrid dogs, it can be difficult the exact history of their crossbreeding – some hybrids are simply accidents – others aren’t recorded as breeders aren’t often registered with the American Kennel Club. For this reason, it’s difficult to pin down an exact history of when the Boxer began to be cross-bred.

However, there are a number of popular crosses, indicating that crossbreeding is popular among Boxer owners. These include:

Husky History

Husky History

The Siberian Husky traces its roots back to the Chukchi People of the Chukchi Peninsula in Siberia. They were originally bred to withstand the harshest of cold and wind, as are found on the Peninsula – bred as dogs used to transport people and supplies. They later came to Alaska as working dogs, used to transport gold miners from Alaska to the Yukon during the Gold Rush.

How Popular Are Huskies in the United States?

The Siberian Husky has often been a staple in the American household, both in the Continental United States and in Alaska, used as both a domesticated pet and a working dog. In 2021, they ranked 19th in the American Kennel Club’s most popular dog list.

Who Are Huskies A Good Dog For?

In general, Huskies are wonderful dogs for just about anyone – with the possible exception of the elderly, due to their size, strength and energetic nature. However, if you have a family, or are a couple without children, but love to get outdoors – then a Husky might just be the perfect addition to your home.

How Did Huskies Come About?

Huskies were originally bred by the Chukchi People of the Chukchi Peninsula in Eastern Russia as working dogs.

When Did We First Cross-Breed Huskies?

The exact timeline of when Huskies began to be crossbred is spotty and not much information exists. However, Huskies are routinely crossbred for their looks – those pale blue eyes and unmistakable form make them a favourite among breeders looking to add a burst of energy, stamina and pace to their existing pack.

We know that crossbreeding was popularized in the United States in the 1990s and early 2000s, having begun in the 1960s. Given the popularity of the Husky, it’s no surprise that they, too, were caught up in the crossbreeding craze.

Several popular Husky crossbreeds that likely appeared during that time include:

What is the Temperament of the Boxer Husky Mix?

The Boxer Husky mix is an extremely energetic dog, bordering on hyperactive. They need routine exercise. If given this exercise, they’re incredibly loving and loyal dogs, making excellent friends for other dogs, children and protective animals of their home and their people.

Are Boxer Husky Mixes Friendly?

In general, both Boxers and Huskies are very friendly animals, so you can expect the same from their resulting crossbreed.

Are Boxer Husky Mixes Easy to Train?

Both Boxers and Huskies are generally easy to train, given their history as working dogs; both breeds are easily adept at following commands.

How Much Can Boxer Husky Mixes Weigh?

The Boxsky tends to weigh between 35 and 75 pounds.

How Tall Can Boxer Husky Mixes Get?

Boxsky’s tend to reach between 20 and 35 inches in height.

Similar Sized Breeds

Being medium to large size dogs, there are plenty of similar-sized breeds. The German Shepherd, Australian Shepherd and Golden Retriever are among them.

Does a Boxer Husky Mix Shed?

The Boxer Husky mix is an average to heavy shedder, depending on their genetic makeup. 

How Much Exercise Does a Boxer Husky Mix Need?

As a cross between two energetic dogs, the Boxer Husky requires a lot of exercise. Expect to exercise your Boxer/Husky mix for at least an hour each day, with plenty of time allowed for optimal playtime on the weekends.

How Long Does a Boxer Husky Mix Live?

The lifespan of the Boxer is between 12-15 years, while the Husky is between 12-15 years.

Therefore we can assume the life expectancy of the Boxer Husky mix is anywhere between 12-15 years.

Like with any dog, there are a number of factors that will determine the number of years your specific Boxer Husky mix lives like diet and exercise.

What Health Conditions Could the Boxer Husky Mix Have?

How Can You Find a Boxer Husky Mix For Sale?

While we recommend adoption over buying your Boxer Husky from a breeder. If you want to find a reputable breeder, be sure to check the AKC’s list of reputable breeders

For those looking to adopt, check out this link to see what adoptions are available in your area. 

How Much Does a Boxer Husky Mix Cost?

The average cost of a Boxer Husky mix is around $1000 USD.

Is the Boxer Husky Mix the Right Breed For You?

If you can handle the excitable, energetic nature of the Boxer Husky mix, then this beautiful breed will make a fine addition to your family home. It’s important that you’re able to exercise the Boxsky mix for as long and as often as it will require. If you’re able to give the Boxsky a loving and playful home, it will reward you with many years of unconditional love in return.

Nick Meagher

I'm Nick Meagher, a lifelong dog enthusiast and the voice behind this blog. Having grown up with dogs, I've developed a deep understanding and an unbreakable bond with these amazing companions. Through MyK9Life, I aim to share insights, tips, and heartwarming stories, celebrating the joy and journey of life with our four-legged friends.

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