The Boxer is a medium-sized breed with a compact and powerful body. The Boxer uses its front paws in almost everything as its name suggests. This breed is Intelligent and fast learner, it can be easily trained. Strong-willed when not properly controlled and do not respond well to harshness, so good-natured training is required. They are very loyal companions and make great guard dogs because they are alert and watchful. They need an owner who can display natural authority over them otherwise they act stubborn and strong-willed. They are very playful and willing to be held by friendly people. They love to be given attention unless it comes from a stranger. They are good playmates and sweet with their family. Early socialization is advised for this breed.
Boxers are medium-sized breed that can stand up to 25 inches and can weigh up to 70 pounds.
They have a compact body, broad short skulls, square-jaw and strong muzzles. Boxers have dark brown eyes, large black nose, and ears that are naturally thin and falling forward. They also have well-muscled legs and a tail that is set high at the back.
Boxers are an intelligent and fast learner that’s why they are very easy to train. Very energetic, the Boxer just loves to play. They are strong-willed, so they need an owner who is firm and consistent yet gentle for they don’t respond well to harshness. Boxers are instinctive guardians and loyal to its family. They make great watchdogs. Boxers are loyal and affectionate towards their family as well as protective. They love to be in every family activity.
Boxers have very high energy, so they need adequate exercise to prevent it from getting bored and destructive. They require human leadership. They are very athletic, but aside from physical activities they also need games that challenge their mental capacity.
The Boxer has a life expectancy of up to 14 years. Some identified health issues with this breed are allergies, heart problems, tumors, cancer, arthritis, and hip dysplasia.
Recommended serving for this breed is 2 to 3 cups of high-quality food to be divided into two meals.
COAT, COLOR, AND GROOMING
Boxers possess a short coat and tight skin. The color can be fawn to mahogany or brindle, with or without any white markings that usually appear around the belly and feet. They don’t require extensive grooming because they are known to be able to groom themselves. Weekly brushing is advised for this breed and bathing only if necessary. Brushing of teeth can be done a few times a week and trimming of the nails at least once a month. Check the ears several times a week for signs of infection.
WITH FAMILY, CHILDREN AND OTHER PETS
Clownish and playful, Boxers are naturally good with children and make great playmates especially to the active ones. They get along well with other pets if they been raised together. Early socialization is advised.