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The Boxer is a medium-sized, square built dog of good substance with short back, strong limbs, and short, tight-fitting coat. Boxers should have a broad, blunt muzzle and an expression of alertness. Boxers should have a fenced yard to roam in, but will do well in a city environment if walked daily. The Boxer is considered a "people dog" adapting well to other dogs and children. They should never be aggressive, but rather even tempered, but does make a good guard dog.

Height: 21 - 25 inches

Weight: 66 - 70 lbs.

Colors: Fawn, brindle with white markings

Coat: Short, glossy and smooth

Temperament: Boxers are playful, affectionate, friendly, headstrong, high-energy.

With Children: Yes, loyal playmate.

With Pets: Socialization required. May be aggressive with other male dogs.

Special Skills: Working dog and family pet.

Watch-Dog: High

Guard-dog: High, deliberate and wary with strangers

Care and Training: Boxers requires low maintenance for grooming. Nails need regular attention. Boxers are an energetic breed who needs lots of exercise either by a walking or a well-fenced yard. The Boxer does well with obedience training.

Learning Rate: High. Training can be a challenge as high intelligence combined with dynamic nature demands a patient owner willing to spend extra time and energy on their training.

Activity: High

Living Environment: Indoor dog as they are a people dog and love to be social. Boxers will not let you forget them in the backyard.

Health Issues: Usually healthy. May have problems with heart murmurs, skin tumors, digestive problems and hypothyroidism

Life Span: 10 - 12 years

Litter Size: 4 - 11 puppies

Country of Origin: Germany

History: The Boxers origins come from the mid-nineteenth century mating of a small Bullenbeisser (mastiff-type breed) female to a local dog who produced a female who was then mated to an English Bulldog. Boxers were once used for fighting and bull baiting but over the years they become more refined with a non-aggressive temperament.

First Registered by the AKC: 1904

AKC Group: Working

Class: Working

Registries: AKC, ACA, CKC, FCI (Group 2), KC (GB)

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