Categories | Dog Breeders | Boxer Breeders
If you are looking for a pet that is almost clownish in nature but that has undying devotion towards their family, you really can’t go past the gentle, yet beautiful Boxer. Here’s everything you need to know.
Characteristics of the Boxer
The Boxer is a medium to large dog with an athletic build. They stand up to 25 inches tall and can weigh up to 30 kilograms. Boxers have a square shaped head with a short muzzle. The eyes are dark and the ears are medium sized and hang forwards over the face. It used to be common for the Boxer’s tail to be docked and the ears to be cropped but this is happening less and less these days. The coat is short and dense and comes in fawn and brindle, with or without white markings. A solid white coat is not desirable and not generally seen as part of the breed standard.
The Boxer Temperament
Boxers are calm, placid dogs with a very stable nature. The Boxer is well known for its excellent temperament around children, being both tolerant and protective of them. This can make them an excellent choice for a family dog. Boxers are incredibly fun loving and energetic and will happily join in with any games that are being played. As well, Boxers are well known as being extremely loving and loyal towards their family and they will protect their families well. Boxers will also get along well with other family pets (but you should keep an eye on them together anyway just to be safe). You will need to train your Boxer however, as they can become a little unruly when not trained, jumping up on people etc.
Caring for the Boxer
The boxer is a low maintenance dog grooming wise as they have such a short coat. All you need to do is to brush the dog occasionally and give it a bath as needed. You will also need to trim their nails and check and clean their ears regularly. The Boxer is known to drool at times and so you may need to wipe the drool so that it doesn’t get everywhere. The Boxer will live for around 8 years on average but it can live 10 years or more with plenty of TLC and a good diet.
Who is the Boxer Suited To?
The Boxer is the perfect family dog but they are also well suited to any owner that is looking for a loyal, energetic and fun loving dog. They do need plenty of exercise and attention, so the owner should be willing to walk it daily and play plenty of games. They are not a dog that can be left alone in the backyard for long periods of time or they may become destructive.
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