Are Boston Boxers Good Guard Dogs?

Boston Boxers are perfect family pets. They are very friendly, energetic, and playful. They get along well with pets including, cats and other dogs. They like to play with children and will provide each other with unlimited amounts of entertainment. Boston Boxers are intelligent enough to follow orders and behave and will even learn tricks and guard the house while you are away.

Boston Boxers as Watch Dogs?

Are Boston Boxers Aggressive?

The Boston Boxer loves to play and is very energetic. They are athletic and can run fast and jump quite high and will maintain a fast pace for extended play sessions before tiring. They quickly become attached and protective of their owners and are wary of strangers who might cause them to become aggressive and bark. However, they generally get along with other household pets and small yard animals like bunnies and squirrels.

Boston Boxers Background

Family and Bonding

Even with their protective tendencies, most Boston Boxer enthusiasts say their dogs are complete goofballs. The Mini Boxer loves to clown around and entertain, so don’t be surprised if yours resorts to hammy acts to grab your attention.


Breeders wanted to mix the two parent breeds to keep the friendly and energetic spirit of the Boxer but in a smaller, Boston Terrier size. They continued to create Boston Boxers as demand for the mixed breed pups climbed.

Boston Boxer Nature

Male Boston Boxers tend to stand slightly taller than their female counterparts and are usually five to ten pounds heavier, but it’s pretty close. The females face is slightly rounder with smoother features than the males, and their busy nature makes them a little harder to train. The females also tend to be a little more chatty and aggressive than the males who tend to be more protective and relaxed.


Boston Boxers are indeed intelligent enough to train to do tricks or follow commands. In most cases, you will only require patience and a bunch of treats to have your Boston Boxer impressing your friends.


Boston Boxers as a Pack Animal

These dogs are prone to attaching to one particular family member, and they can become somewhat protective of them. If you’re looking for a diligent watchdog, the Boston Boxer will gladly take the job.

Physical Traits

An ideal Boston Boxer diet should be formulated for a small- to medium-sized breed with high energy. They are prone to gain weight if they are overfed, so you should stick to a regular feeding schedule and not leave food out during the day. Be sure to limit their amount of treats, too.

Excercising your Boston Boxer

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