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.
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.
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.
- great watchdog
- excellent with kids
- 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.