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Description: The Boxer is a medium-sized, squarely built canine of good substance with a short back, strong limbs, and short, tight-fitting coat. Boxers should have a broad, blunt muzzle and an expression of alertness. Their faces resemble that of a Bulldog, and their tails are usually docked for show. Ears are sometimes cropped for show as well, but they naturally have drop ears. Boxers should have a fenced yard to roam in, but will do well in a city environment if walked daily. They do not do well in the heat, but adapt to most other aspects of living environments. The Boxer is considered a "people dog" adapting well to other dogs and children. They are a popular breed all over, retaining their puppy-like tendencies well into old age. Boxers love to play, do well with children, and are youthful at heart. They are obedient, loyal, and learn quickly. Boxers can make excellent guard dogs, as they were used for that purpose in the past and today. They should never be aggressive, but rather even-tempered and loving towards their family, thus making the Boxer an ideal family pet.
Type: Guardian Dog
Height: Males: 22.5 - 25
inches; Females: 21 - 23.5 inches.
Colors: Fawn, brindle with
or without white markings on the face, chest, on the insides of the forelegs
and on the feet. They can have a black mask over their face and eyes. Sometimes
puppies are born almost all white, but it is not as common.
Temperament: Boxers are
playful, affectionate, friendly, headstrong, and high-energy. They remain loyal,
loving and obedient to their masters. They can be stubborn but are still sensitive
and responsive to training. They have the attitude of a puppy when around a
loving family, and can be excellent guard dogs towards strangers or strange
dogs. They are active dogs, positive and fun-loving. They are very strong and
not opposed to a scuffle with other dogs. Boxers can sometimes forget their
size and play like a puppy, forgetting the possibility of knocking something
or someone over.
Their guard dog tendencies exude watch dog abilities.
Care and Training: Boxers
require low maintenance for grooming. Nails need regular attention. Boxers are
an energetic breed who needs lots of exercise either by a long walks or runs.
A well-fenced yard is a must. The Boxer does well with obedience training.
Activity: High. They retain
their playful puppy-like nature well into their golden years, and will remain
active. The Boxer also needs lots of exercise.
Health Issues: Usually quite healthy. Boxers may have problems with heart murmurs, hypothyroidism, tumors, and hip dysplasia. Other health concerns include digestive problems.
Life Span: 8 - 12 years.
Country of Origin: Germany
First Registered by the AKC:
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