Information on Boxer Dogs: What are Boxer Dogs?
Boxer dogs are great in all breeds of dogs, distinguished canines, and the coolest and most lovable dog ever! Boxer dogs are a strong, medium-built breed that are named for their habit of standing on their hind legs to start a fight and boxing with their front legs.
By nature, boxer dogs are working dogs. Throughout history it has been formed as:
– hunting dog
– dog Police
– guide dog for the blind
– guard dog
– circus dog
– messenger dog on the battlefields during the World War
I and World War II
– Fighting dog in the once popular sport of dog fighting.
The American Kennel Club (AKC) classifies dogs into 7 groups: herding, hound, non-sporting, sporting, terrier, toy, and working. And the largest registered breed in the working dog category is the Boxer.
Without doubt, Boxer Dogs make a great utility dog, but the biggest advantage of owning one is that Boxer Dogs can be your most prominent companion on all fours and a great source of personal satisfaction.
By the way, the AKC registered more than 150 different breeds totaling nearly a million dogs in 2003. To put that in perspective, animal shelters in the United States rescue up to 12 million homeless dogs and cats each year and the 25% of these are purebred.
Devoted and happy Boxer Dog owners have created a long list of attributes and traits of their favorite pet including:
Keen judge of character
Patient with children
And you can add to the list …
The history of the Boxer Dog dates back to feudal Germany, where it was a small hunting dog that could tenaciously cling to a bull, a wild boar or a bear until the master arrived. It was also a utility dog for peasants and merchants, and even a performance dog in the circus.
Boxer Dogs as we know them today are a larger breed, a mix of the German Boxer with a taller and more elegant English import. The era of this modern boxer began in the 1880s and he became very popular in the United States in the late 1930s and 1940s.
Handsome Dog: Within the canine world, Boxer dogs are medium-sized dogs that measure 21 to 25 inches at the shoulder for an adult female, and weigh between 50 and 65 pounds. The male can be taller and weigh 15 pounds more.
He has a striking look with the chiseled head, square jaw, and muscular body that make him a very beautiful silhouette.
The ears are cropped and erect that improve their hearing: the most developed sense of the Boxer. He is always alert and vigilant, an instinctive watchdog.
The shortened muzzle makes hot and humid weather uncomfortable for Boxer Dogs.
The coat is short, hard and smooth, and has a natural shine that can be enhanced by rubbing with a chamois (especially after bathing).
The short coat cannot protect it well from the extreme elements of the weather and therefore Boxer dogs should definitely not be kept outdoors. It is a domestic dog, sensitive to extreme temperatures, it does not like the current, the heat or the cold of summer.
Boxer dogs come in attractive basic colors of fawn and brindle. The fawn ranges from a tawny tan to an especially beautiful stag red. The brindle (clearly defined black stripes on a beige background) can be sparse, intermediate or dense.
A beauty standard for boxer dogs is that their white markings or “sparkles” should add to their appearance and cannot cover more than one-third of their entire body. Some predominantly or completely white puppies (known as “checks”) can be born into a litter.
In the United States, however, the members of the American Boxer Club agree not to register, sell or use these “whites” for breeding in order to preserve the beauty of the true fawn and brindle colors of the breed.
In terms of personality, Boxer is a great dog who does not bark for no reason. His expressive face, furrowed forehead, and soulful dark eyes, is a charming quality that distinguishes the Boxer from other breeds.
You can mimic your teacher’s moods, and adopting one could give you 9-11 years of cheerful company. In exceptional cases, the Boxer can live up to 15 years.
Boxer Dogs As Pets
Domestic boxer dogs, while requiring little maintenance, require your constant attention, exercise, human interaction, constant obedience training, and lots of love. You can’t leave them to their own design for long or they will feel lonely, bored, and in trouble.
Being a large and strong dog, as well as very intelligent, Boxer dogs need both physical and mental stimulation to keep them level-headed and dignified while keeping their mischievous spirit and intrepid courage intact.
All the best !!!
A cordial greeting,
A lover of boxer dogs.