American English Coonhound / Boxer Mix

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The basics:
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes. 

The pairing between an American English Coonhound  and a Boxer isn't all that common, but you may occasionally encounter this mix in a rescue.

Appearance / health:
All mixed-breed dogs can vary in appearance, and it's a roll of the dice whether you get a dog that looks more like a coonhound, more like a boxer, or more like a blend.

Behavior / temperament:
It's impossible to predict the exact traits inherited by a mixed-breed dog, but if you need a special purpose hunting animal like a coonhound, you may be better off with the purebreed. Both parent breeds are energetic and devoted to their human family, meaning this mix could do very well in the single pet family. They may not be able to resist chasing your smaller household pets around.