We believe the Boxer to be a descendant of the Bulldog and Great Dane type dogs; they bred the Boxer in Germany towards the end of the nineteenth century. It gained popularity as a guard dog in 1926. In Britain, they show the Boxer with its high set ears hanging naturally by the head, but in some countries, they’re cropped.
The Boxer is full of stamina, this breed is fearless and self-assured, but it is similar in temperament and obedience too. This is a breed loyal to its owner and family; in addition, it is overly friendly at play, but has a guarding instinct and is wary of strangers, so they need careful training. The Boxer’s appearance is that of great nobility, they have a square build, is strong-boned, and has powerful, well-developed muscles. Their short, glossy coat is smooth and tight to the body, and the color fawn or brindle.
Boxer Breed Facts
Temperament: This dog possesses guard dog instincts and is keen and alert. However, many breed owners would agree that its most outstanding trait is its need for human companionship. These dogs love to be part of the family. These dogs are self-assured and honorable yet playful and loving with their people. It is usually suspicious of strangers but possesses the ability to tell the difference between friend or foe and will respond accordingly to those it sees as friendly. They bred the Boxer as a working dog; it is smart, teachable, and loyal. It is a great companion.
Grooming: The Boxer requires a weekly brushing; wash as needed
Activity level: Modest to high. This dog needs plenty of exercises on a leash or in a fenced yard
Size: Males are 23–25 inches (ca. 64 cm), 65–80 pounds (ca. 36 kg); females–21–23 inches (ca. 58 cm), about 15 pounds (ca. 7 kg) less than males
Coat: The Boxer’s coat is short, shiny, and lying smooth and tight to the body
Color: The Boxer’s color is fawn or brindle, with or without white markings
Group: They recognize The Boxer as a member of the AKC and UK Working Group
Before purchasing a Boxer, try finding breeders at local dog shows or via the national breed club. When buying a puppy, the breeder should provide you with proof of the dogs pedigree; the AKC registration papers, that you will use to register the puppy; vaccination and worming paperwork; and information and advice on the puppy’s current nourishment needs and future feedings.