Freddie the Bullboxer is all grown up
Our bullboxer, (Boxer / staff cross), is a big boy now and I’ve been threatening to put some new pictures up for months now, following on from the first time Fred the bullboxer appeared in the blog, back in April of last year.
They told us he would probably grow to the size of a staff, but he’s more like a beefy boxer than a staff, but that’s okay, because he’s beautiful!
The first pic shows Fred with Kai and Dolly’s Jack cross, Shuggie, on the first day that Fred moved in. Shug wouldn’t leave Fred alone, wanting to mother him, but as he grew, Shug’s mothering instinct fell away somewhat!
This is Fred now - he’s a big boy! He’s full of energy and an absolute joy. At 14 months, he’s still a puppy and needs lots of excersize - and food! If you are thinking of buying a bullboxer, you need to be aware just how active they are; they don’t stop. Freddie want’s to play all day and luckily we have Dave and Shug to keep him entertained, but if you are looking for a dog that needs little attention, a bullboxer is not for you.
He was easy to housetrain - in fact it was a matter of days rather than weeks, before he grasped that he has to go outside for a pee and he’s great at doing the sitting, lying down and running for a ball thing - but without using a halti, he’s a nightmare on a lead. With the halti, he’s no problem, walks by my side like a normal dog. He’s good with kids and other dogs, although he’s a bit of a racist - he doesn’t like black labradors for some reason!
Anyway, back to work. With so many visitors to the original post, I thought I’d stick up an update post so you can see the handsome boy that he turned into!