The well-conditioned middleweight athlete of dogs, the Boxer is a powerful dog with an intelligent and alert expression, while they are instinctive guardians the Boxer loves to be with people.
This personality has allowed them to succeed as couriers during wartime and as seeing-eye dogs for the blind. Appearing in both, fun and brindle colors, the Boxer currently ranks as one of the most popular dogs in the United States.
The Boxer is exemplary and it's combination of stylish elegance with strenght and agility, it's square proportioned with good substance and musculature. It has a distinctive borad blunt muzzle and alert expression, it's coat is short ans shiny.
It is perfectly suited to serve as a working watchdog.
While male is 22 to 25 inches, females are 21 to 24 inches.
Males are 69 to 70 pounds, and females 53 to 64 pounds.
The Boxer was developed in Germany in the 19th century. The Bulldos is an ancestor of the various Terriers, which gives the breed speed, agility and more graceful body. The term Boxer is British but the most recent home country for the breed is Germany.
The breed was virtually ignored until World War 2, when it was brought into use as a military or police dog. This helped to ensure instant popularity with returning servicemen and the breed became in demand in the United States.
The Boxer dog is happy, high-spirited, playful, curious and energetic, highly intelligent, eager and quick to learn. The Boxer is a good dog for competitive obediance, it is very close with the family, loyal and affectionate. Boxers are known for the way the get along so well with children.
A well brought up and properly socialized Boxer will also get along with it's own time and other household pets, such as cats, animals such as rodents, chickens and other farm birds may be too tempting, however, they can be told to leave it but it is still not recommended they be left alone with them.
The Boxers nature is to protect you, your family and your home. Visitors will be wellcomed, they are always keen to work and play. Boxers need a lot of human leadeship, teach the Boxer not to jump up at people or bark at them. This breed is known for courage and makes great guard dogs.
The Boxer will restrain the intruder in the same way the Bulldog does. They are extremely athletic, sometimes even in their old age. This dog needs to go on a daily pack walk, daily physical excercise is a must with this breed, without it, the Boxer will become high-strung. This breed requires a dominant owner, training should start at a young age, be firm and consistent.
The objestive in training this dog is to achieve a pack leader status. It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in it's pack, when we humans live with dogs, we become their pack. The entire pack cooperates under a single leader, lines are clearly defined. You and all other humans must be higher up that the order of the dog, that is the only way your relationship can be a success.
If they do not take you seriously, they will be sneaky, demanding, boisterous and hard to control.
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