Country of Origin: Germany
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 11 of 196
AKC Classification: Working Group
UKC Classification: Guardian Dog
Exercise Requirements: >40 minutes/day
Height: Female: 21.5-23.5 inches; Male: 23-25 inches
Weight: Female: 50-65 lbs.; Male: 65-80 lbs.
Physical traits: Medium-sized, Square-built, Short-haired
Coat: Length: Short
Colors: Fawn, brindle, with or without white flashing and black mask
Overall Grooming Needs: Low
Personality traits/Temperament: Bright, Fun-Loving, Active
Energy Level: Very energetic
Tendency to Drool: High
Tendency to Snore: Moderate
Tendency to Bark: Low
Tendency to Dig: Low
Social/Attention Needs: High
Boxers are an active, intelligent dog breed. They are known for being good with children and families as well as having protective instincts towards them. Because of these attributes, they make great family pets.
However , boxers must be properly trained and socialized with other animals to discourage "unwanted" behaviors such as aggression and dominance with other canines and humans .
When properly trained, however , boxers display characteristics like loyalty and friendliness that make them quite popular as pets all over the world .
While most people picture a black mouth when you say the word "boxer," their coats range from fawn (reddish) to brindle to white. Boxers have a muscular build and a short, sleek coat with a distinctive "boxing glove" tail they hold high over their backs.
Boxers are very active dogs who require regular exercise and must be kept on a leash due to their powerful jumping abilities . Because of this , they do best in suburbs or rural areas where there is enough open space for them to run around freely.
Boxer dogs were originally bred as hunting dogs which makes them very fast runners that love playing games like fetch . However, because of their large size, boxers aren't always the best choice for families living in small spaces with children .
In conclusion , boxer dogs make great family pets but require good training and lots of room to roam. They are known for their loyalty and friendliness towards humans as well as other canines.