Height: 21-25 in
Weight: Males: 65-80 lb. Females: 50-65 lb.
Temperament: affectionate, playful, lively, loyal, alert
The breeding of Bullenbeisser Mastiffs and Bulldogs as
well as Great Danes aided in the development of this noble
breed. Their mastiff line traces back to ancient Rome and
ever further to Tibet. The BoxerĂs country of origin is
Germany around the 1800Ăs. They were used to bait bulls
and as guard and watchdogs. They became popular after
World War II in the United States.
They are called the Boxer due to how this breed utilizes
his/her forepaws when they get themselves into a
confrontation. The Boxer is wonderful with children and is
a fabulous family pet. They should live indoors where they
can be close to their family. The coat of this breed is
short, smooth and sheds minimally. Grooming care of the
coat is quite minimal, only requiring a quick brushing
every so often to remove dead hairs. Colors: fawn or
brindle with or without white points. The Boxer requires
daily exercise - they love to run and a fenced-in yard is
recommended. Can do well in the city as long as he or she
receives regular daily exercise and attention. Training:
requires early socialization and some obedience training;
easy to train. The body of the Boxer is lean and powerful,
with its head in proportion to its body. Tail is docked.
The Boxer lifespan is about 9-10 years. These dogs should
be allowed to sleep indoors - the Boxer is sensitive to
temperature extremes. They are good with pets within the
home but can be aggressive toward other dogs.