Boxane Puppies for Sale in Maine, ME
The Boxane is a hybrid mix between the Great Dane and the Boxer breeds. These dogs typically retain the best characteristics and traits from each parent, resulting in a kind, smart, energetic breed. If you are looking for big, friendly dog who loves to be affectionate, the Boxane may be the choice for you.
The Boxane hasn’t been around as a breed for very long, so they’ll definitely be different and vary depending on their parents. As a result, you may meet a Boxane that is 22 inches tall and 60 pounds, 34 inches tall and 140 pounds, or anywhere in between. The Boxane is most commonly found in black, brown, or white.
Luckily, mixing the Great Dane and Boxer has resulted in a hybrid that shows far fewer health ailments compared to its parents. Boxanes are considered relatively healthy dogs and typically live longer than the purebred Great Dane. Both the Boxer and Great Dane are breeds who love to please their people, which makes the Boxane a breeze to train, even for novice pet owners. It is advised to have someone around who is physically big enough to contain the dog, however - these dogs have a lot of energy and can easily pull someone down accidentally.
Both these breeds, but especially the Boxer, are known to have an abundance of energy. As a result, it is advised to raise them in a house with a backyard where they can run around and burn off some energy. If your Boxane is left inside and bored for too long, they're likely to act out or attempt escape.
In general, these “gentle giants” are incredible pets to lavish love onto and will return the affection with gusto.
How dog-friendly is Maine?
The short answer is: Extremely dog-friendly! Maine consistently ranks in the top 10 for dog-friendly states, across several different studies. The top two studies come from ranking sites Pawsafe and Safewise.
Pawsafe’s study ranks all 50 states according to their overall safety and friendliness for pets. They rank the states according to factors like animal cruelty laws, pet-friendly accommodations, and the number of dog parks and hiking trails.
In Pawsafe study, Maine ranks as the 2nd most pet-friendly state! The state also scored well for its animal welfare laws related to abuse, neglect, fighting, or pet care standards.
Safewise ran a similar study that ranks Maine as the 10th most pet-friendly state. Averaging these two studies together puts Maine close to the very front of the pack of pet-friendly states.
A few more facts for dog-lovers in Maine
BringFido lists Maine as a pet-friendly travel destination with over 2800 verified pet-friendly hotels and motels. The site also lists Acadia National Park and Willard Beach as popular dog-friendly attractions.
Thirty-six percent of Maine residents own a dog. This is below the national dog ownership rate of 40%.
According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the most popular dogs in Maine are Labradors, Beagles, and German Shepherds. Other popular breeds include Collies, Boxers, and Chihuahuas.
Animal welfare & dog shelters in Maine
Maine saved 16,389 dogs and cats during 2020. Approximately 199 animals were killed over this same period.
Twenty-six out of 30 of the animal shelters within Maine are no-kill shelters. The percentage of no-kill shelters is high, and the state has an above-average save rate of 92%. This is above the 90% mark needed to be considered a no-kill state. Great work, Maine!
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