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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Working group.

Weight:

Between 66-70 pounds.

Height:

Between 21-25 inches at the shoulders.

Color(s):

Standard colors include fawn and brindle with white markings and a dark mask on the face.

Coat:

Boxers are short-haired dogs with smooth coats.


Overview

Character:

Boxers are intelligent, energetic, and playful dogs. They are affectionate and loyal toward their family members and are often eager to please.

Country of Origin:

Germany.

History:

This breed was developed in Germany during the late 1800s by crossing English Bulldogs and Bullenbeissers. The American Kennel Club registered this breed in 1904 and the popularity of these dogs has increased steadily over the years.

Name:

Additional names include German Boxer and Deutscher Boxer.

Temperament:

Boxers have a strong personality and can become overly territorial or possessive if not socialized properly. These dogs have an amazing ability to distinguish between friends and intruders. Boxers prefer to have constant companionship, whether it's the companionship of humans or other animals.


Care

Training:

Due to their strong personality, Boxers can be difficult to train when they're older so it's very important for obedience training to occur at an early age. These dog are intelligent and respond best to positive reinforcement training techniques.

Activity:

Boxers are energetic and playful dogs. This breed should not be allowed to run loose and should be contained with a strong leash and a sturdy fence.

Ownership:

Boxers are very popular dogs and make great family companions. They're faithful and friendly pets that require minimal grooming. Boxers tend to snore quite loudly and are prone to several health problems including hip dysplasia and a genetic nerve disease known as progressive axonopathy.


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