Boxer vs Vizsla

Compare the Boxer to the Vizsla. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Boxers and Vizslak.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - The Vizsla is a good choice for new owners, whereas the Boxer is not recommended for new/inexperienced owners.
  • Children - Both the Boxer and Vizsla are great with children.
  • Grooming - Both breeds have low maintenance coats, but the Vizsla is easier to groom.
  • Barking - Both the Boxer and Vizsla are very vocal and will bark/howl frequently.
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Boxer vs Vizsla
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Breed NameBoxerVizsla
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan10-12 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Height21-25 in.21-25 in.
Weight53-70 lb40-65 lb
IntelligenceAverageHigh
History
Origin CountryGermanyHungary
Origin Year1894 AD1357 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Stranger FriendlyGoodVery Good
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Likes To Snuggle
Living Environment
ApartmentYesNo
IndoorYesNo
Small YardYesNo
Medium YardYesNo
Large YardNoYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹60°F to 80°F30°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighHigh
Exercise RequiredHighHigh
Top Running Speed27 mph24 mph
StrengthHighHigh
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMediumLow
SheddingHighMedium
DanderLowLow
Drool AmountNoneLow

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameBoxerVizsla
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyYesNo
AverageNoYes
Focused & PatientNoYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionAverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingVery LowBelow Average
ChasingAverageHigh
Follow CommandsBelow AverageBelow Average
FightingAverageBelow Average
GuardingHighAverage
HerdingVery LowAverage
HuntingAverageHigh
ProtectionAverageHigh
Remove VerminVery LowHigh
SleddingVery LowBelow Average
WatchAverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameBoxerVizsla
Lifespan
Lifespan10-12 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Common Health Issues
AllergiesYesNo
Aortic StenosisYesNo
BloatYesNo
Boxer CardiomyopathyYesNo
CancerYesYes
Corneal DystrophyYesNo
DeafnessYesNo
Demodectic MangeYesNo
EpilepsyNoYes
Hip DysplasiaYesYes
HypothyroidismYesNo
Sebaceous AdenitisNoYes
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameBoxerVizsla
Coat
FurYesNo
HairNoYes
Coat Type
Single CoatYesYes
Smooth CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
StraightYesNo
SilkyNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
Coat Color(s)
BrindleYesNo
FawnYesNo
WhiteYesNo
GoldenNoYes
Golden RustNoYes
RedNoYes
Red GoldenNoYes
RustNoYes
Rust GoldenNoYes
Sandy YellowNoYes