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Boxer

Personality:Fun-loving, bright, active and loyal

Coat & Grooming:The Boxer’s sleek, short coat is easy to keep clean with regular brushing

Energy Level:Very Active; Boxers are strong, quick, busy dogs who need plenty of exercise; they enjoy challenges, both physical and mental

Originally: Germany

Nicknames: None

Size: Large

Meet the Boxer

​A well-conditioned Boxer is an awesome sight. A male can stand as high as 25 inches at the shoulder, females a little shorter. Their muscles ripple beneath their short, tight-fitting coat. The dark brown eyes and wrinkled forehead give the face an alert, curious look. Boxers move like the athletes they’re named for: smooth and graceful, but powerful. The coat can be fawn (tan to mahogany-red) or brindle (kind of like tiger stripes), with white markings.

What's Their Story?

​The Boxer’s ancestors, used as war dogs, go back perhaps as far as 2,500 b.c. The modern Boxer can be traced to Germany in the late 1800s. The breed is thought to have been bred down from a larger, heavier German breed called the Bullenbeisser. Over the years, Boxers have done many jobs: athlete, cattle dog, police dog, war dog, watchdog, protection dog, guide dog for the blind, and show dog. For many years Boxers have been among America’s top 10 most popular breeds.

What are they Like?

​Boxers are upbeat and playful. Their patience and protective nature have earned them a reputation as a great dog for children. Employed for hundreds of years as watchdogs and family guardians, they take their job seriously and will meet threats fearlessly. They might be suspicious of strangers but aren’t against making new friends. Boxers do best when they’re exposed to lots of people and other animals in early puppyhood. Loyalty, affection, intelligence, work ethic, and good looks: Boxers are the whole doggy package.

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