A German Shepherd Boxer mix is referred to as a Boxer Shepherd.
This is a truly unique mix that combines some of the best physical and personality traits of two very iconic dog breeds.
German Shepherds and Boxers are quite different in terms of aesthetics from their coats to their facial features. Considering that Boxer Shepherd puppies take after features from both parents, it can be very difficult to pinpoint a standard set of features to describe the mixed doggies.
To help you better understand what you can expect in terms of appearance from your Boxer Shepherd, here are some of the possible features.
Size and built
How big a German Shepherd Boxer mix will get depends on the size of the parents themselves. The mixed dog ranges in weight from 55 to 85 pounds and height from 22 to 25 inches.
This is quite close to both parents whose weight and height ranges are pretty much the same, give or take a few pounds and inches.
Facial and skull features
The snout on a Boxer Shepherd may either be long and narrow like the German Shepherd or short and wide like the Boxer. It usually falls somewhere between where it is shorter than that of a GSD but longer than a Boxer’s.
Another set of features that vary greatly are the ears. More often than not, the Boxer Shepherd will take after the Boxer and end up with large, floppy ears.
They sometimes take after the German Shepherd with the ears upright. In very rare scenarios, they can have a bit of both with partially upright ears where the ends fold forward.
Finally, the Boxer Shepherds usually, but not always, have forehead folds.
The coat type for a Boxer Shepherd also varies greatly based on genetics and chance. It could be straight and medium length or long like the GSD or straight and short like Boxers. These Boxer Shepherd mixes are usually double coated.
Finally, you can expect just as many possibilities when it comes to the possible colors mainly due to the eclectic nature of the GSD in this regard.
Some of the possibilities include plain brown like Boxers, black and tan like common GSDs, and rare colors and patterns including brindle and sable.