Boxers (Dog) are best known for having a stocky and muscular frame; being friendly and accepting; protective; very lovable and excitable; strong and nimble; and clever and possibly sneaky.
History and Health :
- History :
Boxers were developed from Bullenbeissers, who are now extinct, in Germany and from Bulldogs who were brought in from the United Kingdom. This type of dog was bred from others that, for centuries, worked as a hunting dog and used to pursue wild boar, deer and even bear. In 1894, three German breeders decided to formalize the breed. The standard for the breed was published in 1902 and two years later, the first Boxer was registered in the United States. During World War I, they acted as a messenger dog, pack carrier, attack dog, guard dog and other military needs. Shortly after World War II, they began to be extremely popular throughout the world as a companion, guard dog and show dog.
- Health :
Boxers are inclined to get various cancers, heart conditions (including the aptly-named “Boxer Cardiomyopathy”), degenerative myelopathy, hypothyroidism, the common hip dysplasia, and even epilepsy. Less common conditions for Boxers are gastric dilatation, intestinal problems, bloating, and allergies (although this may be more through nurture rather than nature), eyelid problems, a fusing of the spine, and Boxer colitis and Boxer eye ulcers.
Boxers are, indeed, very prone to cancer and almost 4 out of 10 of them die from it. About 1 in 5 die from old age, and other common causes of death are cardiac-related and gastrointestinal. Nevertheless, they are a very healthy and hardy group and 15 years is still a reasonable expectancy of their lifespan.
Temperament & Personality :
- Personality :
The most common descriptors are playful, energetic and intelligent. Boxers have also been called friendly, devoted, loyal, calm, fearless, confident, brave, cheerful, happy, high-spirited, curious, eager and quick to learn.
- Activity Requirements :
They are naturally athletic, and exercise and conditioning is important so that they can continue to be healthy and to expand their lifespan. However, this cannot be done much while the dogs are young, as such overuse may damage their growing bones. Later on, however, Boxers can be wonderful as jogging or even running partners.
- Trainability :
Boxers are wonderful even without training. However, they are even better with training, which is easy and a breeze to accomplish. They do require, however, a dominant leader who should be consistent and firm and who should train the dog while it is still a puppy. If the trainer is meek then the Boxer can become stubborn, sneaky, boisterous, demanding and hard to control.
- Behavioral Traits :
The Boxer is very obedient, and excels in contests for obedience. They are very affectionate and loyal and thus bond easily with families. They are famous for getting along well with children. In fact, they get along well with everyone and everything, although rodents, ducks and farm birds may be tempting to them; even in this though, they can be trained to ignore them. They are playful and clownish. They may even jump up at people in order to receive attention.
Appearance & Grooming :
- Appearance :
The Boxer’s body is compact and powerful. They are well-proportioned, although the muzzle is somewhat blunt.
- Size and Weight :
More so than in other breeds, there is often a significant difference between male and female Boxers. Males are hefty at 66 to 70 lbs (30 to 32 kg) while females are about 10% less, at 55 to 60 lbs (25 to 27 kg) in weight. The patterns for height are roughly the same, with males being 23 to 25 inches (57 to 63 cm) in height, and females being slightly more than one inch (2.5 cm) shorter in height.
- Coat & Color :
Their coat is always described as being short and sleek. The colors of the Boxers are almost always fawn, brindle and white, and often having significant patches of black on their faces. However, a few Boxers may be seen as being black and, more rarely, white.
- Grooming :
They require minimal grooming, and often clean themselves, much like cats do. They do shed more than the average dog, but problems can be averted by weekly brushing with a bristle brush. There is no regular or scheduled need for bathing; simply bathe them when necessary.
- Body Type :
They are classified as being medium-sized, and have a stocky and muscular frame.
- They are excellent and friendly with children.
- They are good with cats and can be trained to be even better.
- They are friendly with other dogs.
- Boxers are very trainable and easily learn obedience.
- They are average shedders.
- They are among the very best watchdogs.
- They excel in intelligence.
- They are average in terms of grooming, although the fact that they often groom themselves can make this easier.
- Out of the hundreds of breeds of dogs, Boxers are the seventh-most popular in the world.
- They are above average in adaptability.
- They are not hypoallergenic.
Tasty Tidbits :
When Boxers have puppies, there are 2 to as many as 12 in a letter, with 6 being the average. They are ideal pets for singles, families, active people who love the outdoors, and dominant and driven people.
It is very easy to care for Boxers as they usually do not have any specific requirements. A daily walk, though, is highly recommended.
It is best to provide them with two to three cups of high-quality dry food each day, and divided into two meals.
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Information and Facts of Boxer Dog :
- Boxer is this dog’s name
- German Boxer and Deutscher Boxer are other names
- Germany is where they originated
- They are of the Medium Dog breed
- Kennel clubs classify them as being working, utility or guardian dogs
- Many dogs live 9-12 years, although this may be on the low end of the actual spectrum
- Males dogs are 23-25” (57-63 cm) and females are 21.5-23.5” (53-60 cm) in height
- Males are 66-70 lbs (30-32 kg) and females are much less at 55-60 lb (25-27 kg) in weight
- Most are fawn, brindle or white and they can also have a black mask
- In the U.S., puppies are priced at $600-1200. In the U.K., £450-950 ($759-1602)
- Boxers sleep for an average amount of time and most love to sleep in bed with you
- There are two types of boxers: the German Boxer and the American Boxer.