Meet The Boxer

January 25, 2019

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If you are in the need of a cute, medium-sized watchdog that is both adaptable and quite intelligent, then the Boxer might just be the breed for you.

Origin

The Boxer was developed in Germany in the late 19th century. The breed is a mix of now extinct Bullenbeisser, a dog of Mastiff descent, and Bulldogs brought in from Great Britain.

They were introduced to the rest of Europe in the late 19th century, while these pooches had to wait until the beginning of the 20th century to step onto the United States soil.

The American Kennel Club registered the first Boxer in 1904. The first Boxer champion, Dampf vom Dom, was recognized in 1915.

Description

Boxers are brachycephalic, which means that they have broad, short skulls. Their muzzle is square built with the very strong jaws and an underbite. Their powerful bite is ideal for hanging on to large prey.

As far as the coat is concerned, the Boxer is a short-haired breed, with a shiny, smooth and tight coat. The standard colors are fawn, white, brindle, frequently with a white underbelly and white on the feet.

When it comes to their temperament, Boxers are a bright, energetic, playful but protective, and very good with children, which makes them a very popular choice for families. They are active, strong and intelligent. However, they have earned a slight reputation of being stubborn.

Pros

  • great watchdog
  • excellent with kids
  • adaptable
  • intelligent

Cons

  • prone to cancers
  • heart conditions
  • hip dysplasia
  • susceptible to epilepsy

Should I adopt/buy a Boxer?

If you are looking for an excellent family watchdog, but have no problems with possible medical conditions these balls of fur are prone to, the Boxer is definitely the breed for you.

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We have been blessed with five well behaved, very lovable, sociable and some times crazy, Doberman Pinchers. When our 1st one passed away, we went out and got 2 more, as they do very well spending their time together. When they passed, which was within a short time of each other, We ended up with 2 again. One big ole boy as time went on, and one Miniature which my daughter gave me for a birthday gift. All of these dogs were everyone’s friends. All were females but big BO. We preferred the females as they were neater about our… Read more »

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I am the proud owner of three beautiful Boxers. They train easily, are very obedient and are sensitive to their masters feelings. If your happy they are happy, if you are sad they are sad, although they will try to comfort you. As stated they are prone to cancer. I have lost one and another one just had surgery to remove a tumor. (she is doing great). They are great watch dogs. Their hearing and smell is amazing. Be prepared for play, play, play, sleep, sleep, sleep, eat, sleep then more play. One of them loves to watch TV and… Read more »