The Boxer has descended from the Bullenbeisser (a mastiff descended dog) and Bulldog imported from Great Britain. The Breed originated in Germany in the late 18th century and belongs to the Molosser dog group. The Bullenbeisser was a powerful dog and was used as a hunting dog, to hunt bear, wild boar and deer. It used to chase and hold the game till the hunters arrived.
The boxer was originally bred with the intention of having a powerful dog, which could be athletic, fearless, loyal, obedient and a very good guard dog. The boxer just proved to be the dog which they desired. The breed started gaining its popularity and in the year 1896, the first boxer club was formed.
During World War I, the Boxers were used by the military troops as messenger dogs, for carrying packs, and as guard dogs. After the war was over, many returning soldiers took the dogs along with them to their homes. This lead to more and more people getting aware about this breed, which eventually turned out to be one of the favorite companion and show dogs.
The Boxer is an intelligent breed and loves bring involved in fun activities.
The Boxer is a very good guard dog. It can be fearless and tenacious if he feels any threat towards his family.
Boxers are generally very good with kids but care must be taken when they are around kids as due to their excitement, they might unintentionally knock around kids.
They can get along well with other pets if raised with them. Proper and early socialization is very important.
These are medium energy dogs and require fair bit of exercise to ease out this energy.
This is an intelligent breed, but sometimes can be head strong. The Boxer responds well to positive and fun training.
An athletic breed like Boxer requires sufficient exercise for about 30 to 60 minutes on daily basis to keep it healthy.
The Boxer is a healthy breed which excels in agility competitions.
The Boxer cannot with stand heat for very long because of its short nasal cavity. Leaving a Boxer outside on hot conditions should be avoided.
These dogs have shorter hair coat, which exposes them to cold winds. Too much of cold should be avoided.
The Average life span of the Boxer is considered to be around 10 to 12 years.
The boxers do shed, but regular brushing can reduce the amount of hairs falling on the carpet.
The accepted colours of the boxer are fawn and brindle, with white on the underbelly and feet, which can extend to neck or face. Complete or mostly white boxers suffer from deafness.
The Boxer stands at a height of 22-25 inches (57–63 cm).
The boxer has a short, shiny and smooth hair coat, which lies tightly to the body.
They do not have an undercoat.
The Boxer is a medium sized dog with a muscular body and athletic body.
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