The Bossie is a mixed breed dog–a cross between the Boston Terrier and Australian Shepherd dog breeds. Medium in size, energetic, and loyal, these pups inherited some of the best qualities from both of their parents. The Bossie, also spelled Baussie, is an ideal pup. Despite their unfortunate status as a designer breed, you can find these mixed-breed dogs in shelters and breed specific rescues, so remember to adopt! Don’t shop! These adorable pups make great additions to a large family or a single-person household. Just make sure they get plenty of attention and exercise. They should not be left alone in a yard because they may feel abandoned and become board and destructive.

Watch and learn about Bossie dog’s key characteristics:

Key Vitals of Bossie Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Bossie Dog Mixed Breed Dogs 15 to 23 inches 25 to 40 pounds 12 to 15 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Bossie is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Bossie has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Bossie is rated 2 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Bossie has scored low and is not suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Bossie is rated 2 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Bossie has scored low and is not suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Bossie is rated 3 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level. This means Bossie has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level parameter.

Bossie is rated 5 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone. This means Bossie has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Being Alone parameter.

Bossie is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather. This means Bossie has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather parameter.

Bossie is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather. This means Bossie has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Bossie is rated 4 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness. This means Bossie has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness parameter.

Bossie is rated 4 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family. This means Bossie has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family parameter.

Bossie is rated 4 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. This means Bossie has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs parameter.

Bossie is rated 4 out of 5 in Friendly Dog. This means Bossie has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog parameter.

Bossie is rated 4 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers. This means Bossie has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers parameter.

Health Grooming:

Bossie is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming. This means Bossie has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming parameter.

Bossie is rated 2 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding. This means Bossie has scored low and is not suitable in Amount Of Shedding parameter.

Bossie is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential. This means Bossie has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential parameter.

Bossie is rated 3 out of 5 in Easy To Groom. This means Bossie has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Groom parameter.

Bossie is rated 3 out of 5 in General Health. This means Bossie has scored high and is suitable in General Health parameter.

Bossie is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain. This means Bossie has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain parameter.

Bossie is rated 3 out of 5 in Size. This means Bossie has scored high and is suitable in Size parameter.

Trainability:

Bossie is rated 4 out of 5 in Trainability. This means Bossie has scored high and is suitable in Trainability parameter.

Bossie is rated 4 out of 5 in Easy To Train. This means Bossie has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train parameter.

Bossie is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence. This means Bossie has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence parameter.

Bossie is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness. This means Bossie has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness parameter.

Bossie is rated 3 out of 5 in Prey Drive. This means Bossie has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive parameter.

Bossie is rated 3 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. This means Bossie has scored high and is suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl parameter.

Bossie is rated 5 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential. This means Bossie has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Bossie is rated 5 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Bossie has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Bossie is rated 4 out of 5 in Energy Level. This means Bossie has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level parameter.

Bossie is rated 4 out of 5 in Intensity. This means Bossie has scored high and is suitable in Intensity parameter.

Bossie is rated 5 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Bossie has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Bossie is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness. This means Bossie has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Mixed Breed Dogs

Height

15 to 23 inches

Weight

25 to 40 pounds

Life Span

12 to 15 years

Highlights

Bossies are mixed breed dogs. They are not purebreds like their Boston Terrier and Australian Shepherd parents.The main colors of Bossies are black, red or brown, and white. Rarely solid they typically have two or three blended colors.They usually have short coats and are not considered to be a good choice for allergy sufferers. There are longer-coated Bossies, too. If they get their Aussie parent’s coat, they may require more brushing.Bossies are prone to weight gain, and they have high energy levels. Make sure your dog gets at least one to two hours of exercise per day. Boredom can lead to destructive behavior.These dogs are smart and can be quick learners, but they can also be stubborn and forget training just as quickly as they learn it. For an energetic, consistent owner, their loyalty will go far with positive reinforcement.Bossies are best suited for families with older children. The Bossie is from ‘herding dog’ parentage, and if the Australian Shepherd parent DNA is strong, they may herd kids or other ppets. However, once they’re properly trained, Bossies make wonderful companions for families with kids.