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Cane Corxer Mixed Dog Breed Guide: Pictures, Traits, Care, & More

Written by: Patricia Dickson

Last Updated on June 20, 2024 by Dogster Team

Parent Breeds of Cane Corso Boxer Mix

Cane Corxer Mixed Dog Breed Guide: Pictures, Traits, Care, & More

If you’re looking for a muscular dog that can be intimidating yet affectionate, the Cane Corxer might be just the dog for you. They’re a crossbreed of a Cane Corso and a Boxer and make an excellent guard dog.

This mixed-breed dog is a bit new to the market, but as with any large dog, there are concerns that come with owning one. In this guide, we’ll tell you all you need to know about the Cane Corxer mix so that you can make your decision based on the research.

Breed Overview


23–28 inches


65–110 pounds


10–12 years


Brindle, brown, black

Suitable for:

Active families, experienced owners, families who don’t have other pets, families of any size


Alert, curious, intelligent, loyal, social, loving, energetic

The Cane Corxer is an alert, curious, intelligent, loyal, and energetic dog that is a crossbreed between a Cane Corso and a Boxer. At full growth, they are 23 to 28 inches tall and weigh 65 to 110 pounds. They have a lifespan of between 10 and 12 years and make amazing guard dogs for the right person.

We’ll give you a detailed guide of the breed below, starting with the dog’s temperament, intelligence, and more, so join us.

Cane Corxer Characteristics

High-energy dogs will need a lot of mental and physical stimulation to stay happy and healthy, while low-energy dogs require minimal physical activity. It’s important when choosing a dog to make sure their energy levels match your lifestyle or vice versa.
Easy-to-train dogs are more skilled at learning prompts and actions quickly with minimal training. Dogs that are harder to train will require a bit more patience and practice.
Some breeds, due to their size or their breeds potential genetic health issues, have shorter lifespans than others. Proper exercise, nutrition, and hygiene also play an important role in the lifespan of your pet.
Some dog breeds are prone to certain genetic health problems, and some more than others. This doesn’t mean that every dog will have these issues, but they have an increased risk, so it’s important to understand and prepare for any additional needs they may require.
Some dog breeds are more social than others, both towards humans and other dogs. More social dogs have a tendency to run up to strangers for pets and scratches, while less social dogs shy away and are more cautious, even potentially aggressive. No matter the breed, it’s important to socialize your dog and expose them to lots of different situations.

Cane Corxer Puppies

If you ever meet a Cane Corxer puppy, you’ll be tempted to take home every puppy in the litter. However, before you do that, it’s important to note that the adorable puppy will become enormous and can easily top out at over 100 pounds when fully grown.

The Cane Corxer is an independent, energetic puppy, and they’re happier when they’re the only pet in the home. The dog can be territorial and might not want to share you with other dogs, which will cause them to compete for your attention. They also have a strong prey drive, so having smaller pets such as cats, rabbits, gerbils, or other small animals isn’t recommended either.

It’s vital to ensure your Cane Corxer gets plenty of exercise every day. They need around an hour and a half to over 2 hours of dedicated exercise every day.

Image by: (L) Sbolotova, Shutterstock | (R) Anita Peeples, Unsplash

Temperament & Intelligence of the Cane Corxer 🧠

The Cane Corso and the Boxer were historically bred to herd cattle and protect farms and their owners’ homes. That means the Cane Corxers will dote on their owners, be fiercely loyal to them, and protect them with their lives.

Even though they are muscular, large, and can be intimidating, Cane Corxers are also loving and affectionate and will cuddle up on the couch next to you with no problem at all. Just ensure the dog has had a full day of work or exercise, as they are extremely energetic.

Are These Dogs Good for Families? 👪

The Cane Corxer is great for any size family as long as they are active enough to meet the dog’s high energy demands. They make excellent pets for the right owners but don’t work well for first-time owners. You need training experience to handle a Cane Corxer, and it’s best to have experience training large-breed canines.

The dog will get along great with your children and protect them from anything they see as threatening. The downside is that they might see your children’s friends as a threat and act accordingly. What your children see as roughhousing with their friends could be seen as a danger to the kids to your Cane Corxer, so it’s best to keep the dog separated from the kids during playdates.

The Cane Corxer is a very social dog and loves to be included in family activities. They can also be a bit on the dominant side, so you’ll want to train and socialize your Cane Corxer at an early age. It’s best if the dog goes to a family where every family member is willing to pitch in to meet the dog’s exercise needs and work on their stubborn, dominant streak together.

Does This Breed Get Along with Other Pets? 🐶 😽 

Since the Cane Corxer has a strong prey drive, loves to be the center of attention, and is a bit territorial, it’s best not to have them in a house with other pets. They can become aggressive with other dogs because they are jealous. While this can be helped with early socialization, they’re happier as the only pets in the house.

You must also watch your Cane Corxer when you’re out on walks, as they will quickly chase squirrels, rabbits, and other small creatures.

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Things to Know When Owning a Cane Corso & Boxer Mix

Now that you know the temperament, intelligence, and whether this dog is good for families and other pets, you need to know a few things about owning a Cane Corxer.

Food & Diet Requirements 🦴

You already know that your Cane Corxer is a large, powerful dog, so it stands to reason that the dog will need a lot of food to stay muscular, fit, and healthy. They can consume 3 to 4 cups of dry food daily, and you can divide the portion into two or three meals.

Every dog needs a high-quality diet, and the Cane Corxer is no exception. It’s best to select a commercial food with a high percentage of protein, with meat as the first ingredient. It’s also best to avoid artificial fillers in your dog’s food so they can be happy, healthy, and fit for many years. The Cane Corxer requires more protein in their diet because of their energetic nature.

Exercise 🐕

As previously stated, the exercise requirements for a Cane Corxer are a bit stringent. Time should be set aside every day to take them on a walk of around an hour and a half, which can be split into sessions.

While they will happily run around in the yard, they prefer activities that involve their owners. They love playing games and chasing frisbees but also excel at agility sports.

Training 🎾

Since these are intelligent dogs, Cane Corxers pick up commands, rules, and tricks easily. However, they have a stubborn streak, are very independent, and try to assert dominance, which are all traits they inherited from their parents.

For this reason, the Cane Corxer should be adopted by an experienced pet owner who can handle socializing and training them from puppyhood into adulthood. If you have the time and experience to train them, they will grow into a calm, obedient dog in adulthood. If you don’t have the time or experience, it’s best to go with another breed.

Grooming ✂️

The Cane Corxer has short, dense fur, so grooming is easy. You only need to brush them once a week. You must also take care of the dog’s nails, teeth, and ears regularly. You should try to keep baths to a minimum since their fur resists dirt well, and you don’t want to remove the oils from their skin, which keeps their coat healthy. You should be able to get by with bathing your Cane Corxer with a high-quality pet shampoo monthly unless they get dirty outside.

If you don’t feel you can handle grooming your Cane Corxer, make an appointment with a professional groomer to do the job for you instead.

Health and Conditions ❤️

You need to watch out for a few health conditions with your Cane Corxer. These are primarily conditions that they inherit from their parents. While there’s no certainty that your pet will develop these conditions, it’s best to watch for them just to be safe.

Minor Conditions
  • Progressive retinal atrophy
  • Other eye diseases
Serious Conditions
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Mitral valve disease

Male vs. Female

Other than the females being a bit calmer than the males, there are very few differences between the male and the female Cane Corxer. The male can also be more territorial and aggressive toward other dogs than the female. Other than that, they are pretty much the same in appearance and size.

3 Little-Known Facts About the Cane Corxer

There are a few very interesting facts concerning the Cane Corxer and their parents that you might not know.

1. These Dogs Have a Strong Work Ethic

The Cane Corso, the Boxer, and their offspring, the Cane Corxer, have a very strong work ethic. The Boxer was bred as a hunting dog to take down bears and boars, and the Cane Corso was bred for hunting and catching big game as well. With such a strong work ethic in their genetics, you can be pretty sure the Cane Corxer will inherit that trait and have a strong work ethic.

2. One Parent Almost Became Extinct

Although they’re an ancient breed, the Cane Corso numbers started to decline, and the breed almost died out. This was because they weren’t needed as much for guard dogs, and with improvements in farming and trapping animals, the dogs lost their jobs.

Luckily, the breed had a loyal following, and a group of concerned people decided to breed them. Today, they are back in healthy numbers and are as loyal and loving as ever.

3. The Parent Breeds Have Been Around for 2,000 Years

Believe it or not, between them, the Cane Corso and the Boxer have been around for 2,000 years. The Cane Corso has been traced back to Roman times, around the 5th century in Italy. While the Boxer is a newer breed, they have been around since the 1800s, giving both breeds an impressive history for the Cane Corxer to inherit.

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Final Thoughts

The Cane Corxer is a gorgeous dog that is a cross between a Cane Corso and a Boxer. They inherit desirable traits from their parents and retain the working, hunting, and guarding instincts that made the Cane Corso and Boxer famous.

A Cane Corxer should be the only pet in a household, though they can be trained and socialized early in puppyhood to get along. They’re more suitable for experienced owners who’ve trained large, stubborn dogs, but with the proper training and socialization, they can become loyal, loving members of your family.

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