Ivy and Zo sitting on couch

Homemade dog food for boxers

Spread the love

Hey there, Boxer parents! Looking to ditch the kibble and whip up some gourmet grub for your furry friend? Look no further! Today, we’re diving into the world of homemade dog food, specifically a recipe that’ll have your Boxer bouncing off the walls (in a good way!).

Now, this recipe originally called for chicken, but let’s face it, some Boxers are beef-obsessed fanatics (mine included). So, we’re swapping the clucking for some mooing goodness!

Ivy boxer dog relaxing in backyard

Here’s the deal:


  • 3-4 lbs of bone-in beef chuck roast (or another lean cut with some bone)
  • 6 cups cooked rice (brown or white, your pup’s preference!)
  • 3 cups beans (black, pinto, kidney – take your pick!)
  • 1 cup flaxseed (optional, but great for that shiny coat!)
  • And don’t forget the Boxer bonus: 1-2 pounds of chopped organ meat (liver, heart, gizzards) for extra nutrients.
  • Veggie Time! Throw in some frozen, fresh, or canned veggies your pup enjoys.


  1. Toss that beautiful beef roast (and all its boney glory) into your crockpot.
  2. Fill that bad boy halfway with water – gotta keep our Boxer buddy hydrated!
  3. Dump in those 3 cups of beans.
  4. Let this simmer on low for 5-7 hours, letting all those yummy flavors meld together.
  5. Once the beef is nice and tender, shred it up (bones removed of course!) and toss it back in the pot.
  6. Now comes the rice party! Add your 6 cups of cooked rice and some warm water to cover everything.
  7. Let it all cook together until that rice is fluffy and perfect.

Voila! Once everything’s nice and cool, mix it all up and portion it out for the week. Bam! Homemade Boxer chow that’s both delicious and nutritious.

Bonus Tip: Like many Boxers, mine goes crazy for sweet potatoes. So, I roast or boil a sweet potato and chop it up for each meal, adding a delightful side dish to their dinner bowl.

Sweet potato in dog bowl

Remember: This is just a guideline, and you can adjust it based on your Boxer’s preferences and any allergies they might have. Always consult your vet before making any major changes to your dog’s diet.

So there you have it! With a little love and some elbow grease, you can create a meal that’ll have your Boxer begging for seconds (or thirds, or fourths…). Now get cookin’ and watch those Boxer tails wag!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *