Boxers can look tough and aggressive, but it is only superficial, in life they are attractive, playful and joyful friends for a person.
They get along with the whole family, including children and other pets, be it a cat, a turtle or another dog. A boxer is well suited for living in an apartment or in a large family.
weight: 25-35 kg;
height: 53-60 cm.
Ideal for people:
Strong and agile;
Smart and sometimes sneaky;
Boxer Breed History
The breed was bred in the 19th century in Germany, their genes contain the blood of mastiffs and English bulldogs. The boxer was used as a hunting, fighting and working dog, he is appreciated for his endurance, strength and obedience. Later they were used as shepherd dogs and even performed in circuses. In the early 1900s, the Deutscher Boxer Club set the breed standard for boxers and the breed was recognized in all dog clubs.
Some say that boxers got their name because of the shape of the muzzle, others because boxers often use their paws, in a fight or in a game. Boxers love to wear things around the house. It can be a toy, a shirt or just a found item. Boxers need a lot of attention. Walking, training and games are always welcome. They violently protect their family, they act as very reliable guard dogs. But, nevertheless, they are usually friendly and welcoming when meeting new people.
A great companion for children, even if the children are too irritable, the boxer never loses patience or good nature.
Boxers sometimes try to dominate their owners. The best way to handle this is with the firm hand of the dog owner. If you purchased a boxer puppy, make sure your boxer is properly trained in dog training and socialization.
Do not play with a small boxer in pulling a rag or stick, this can subsequently affect the dog’s malocclusion. Boxers are sensitive to heat and cold. If you live in an extreme temperature region, for example, in the north, it is advisable to consider another version of the dog breed.
Boxers live for about 14 years.
Common health problems in these dogs are standard and include tumors (especially in older boxers), allergies, hip dysplasia, and heart problems. Another drawback of this breed is the boxer – drooling during heat or while eating, as well as snoring in his sleep.
Like most energetic dogs, they should receive heavy loads and exercises, regular frequent walks.
Boxers have a compact square muzzle and a muscular body. On the street, they always behave gracefully and elegantly, but you should not let the boxer with leashes in a crowded place, it is advisable to walk on the grounds where the dog can run into plenty. Their color varies from red to brindle, white breasts are acceptable. Ears and tail stop at will.