Description About Boxer DogsThe body of boxer is compact and powerful boxer. The position of head is in proportion with the body. The muzzle of boxer is short and blunt with a distinct stop. And the nose is large and black with very open nostrils. The jaw has a bite on. Both eyes are dark brown. The ears of boxer are set high, either cropped or kept natural. When cropped they are trained to stand on his/her head, tapering. When left natural the ears are thin, falling forward, lying close to the head. The neck should be round, strong and muscular, without dewlap one. The front legs are straight and parallel muscle when viewed from the front side. The both legs are hind and well muscled. Tail is set high and usually docked. The AKC severely penalizes a natural tail, while most of Europe has banned this practice. The pins are usually removed. The short, smooth, close-fitting coat comes in fawn, brindle, tan, mahogany and often black with white markings. Boxers also come in a white coat that can not be recorded with some clubs.
Temperament Of Boxer
The Boxer is a happy dog, it's a high-spirited, and it playful, curious and energetic. Highly intelligent, eager and quick to learn the things, the Boxer dog is a good dog for competitive obedience. It is constantly in motion and links very closely with the family. Loyal and affectionate, Boxer dogs are known for the way they get along so well with children. A well-mannered and well socialized Boxer will also get along with his family and other pets like cats. Animals such as rodents, ducks, chickens and other farm birds may be too tempting, however, they can learn to "let", but it is still not recommended they be left alone with them. It has been said that the name Boxer came from the way the Boxer likes to use his front paws for just about everything. If you have ever watched a Boxer go about his business, you've probably noticed the way he paws at his toys, a food bowl and you for that matter, a very playful feline manner. While participating in the sport of Schutzhund, Boxers are known to jump and use their front legs as if they were boxing. They are very clownish and playful. The nature of the Boxer is for you, your family and your home protected. Returning visitors are welcome. They are always willing to work and play. Boxers need lots of human leadership. Teach the Boxer not be noisy and especially not to jump on people. This breed is known for courage and makes a great watchdog. Boxers are widely used in military and police work. An excellent watchdog, the Boxer will retain an intruder in the same way a Bulldog does. They are extremely athletic, sometimes even in their old age. This dog needs to go on a daily pack walk. The mental and physical daily exercise is essential. Without it, the Boxer will become excited. This breed requires a dominant owner. Training should start young and be firm and consistent. The objective of the training this dog is to achieve the status of pack leader. It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in its packaging. When we humans live with dogs, we become their pack. The entire pack cooperates under a single leader, the lines are clearly defined. You and all other human beings must be higher in the order than the dog. This is the only way your relationship can be a success. Meek Boxer owners find their dogs to become stubborn. If they do not take you seriously, they will be sneaky, demanding, noisy and difficult to control. Teach the Boxer dominating another dog is not acceptable. Any sign of domination must be immediately corrected by the owners in a calm but firm manner, confident.
Height of Boxer Dog : Males : 22 - 25 inches (56 - 63 cm) Females 21 - 24 inches (53 - 61 cm)
Weight of Boxer Dogs : Males 60 - 70 pounds (27 - 32 kg) Females 53 - 65 pounds (24 - 29 kg)
Some major concerns are cardiomyopathy and other heart problems, sub-aortic stenosis, and thyroid. Can be prone to skin and other allergies. Sometimes prone to epilepsy. Eight years on they are more likely to have tumors than other breeds. Prone to cancer. Boxers are very prone to mast cell tumors. Prone to arthritis, hip dysplasia, knee and back issues. These dogs may drool and snore. May have excessive flatulence, especially when fed anything other than their own dog food. Some white Boxers are prone to deafness.
Boxers will do okay in an apartment if sufficiently exercised. They are in fairly active indoors and do better with at least one meter of medium size. Boxers are temperature sensitive, easily get overheated and relax very quickly.
Smooth, short-haired coat The Boxer is easy to groom. Brush with a firm bristle brush, and bathe only when necessary because it removes the natural oils from the skin. Some boxers trying to keep clean, groom like a cat, even if some can not resist rolling in the shit of another animal, which calls for a bath. This breed is an average shedder.
The Boxer was developed in Germany in the 19th century. The ancestors of the boxer were two German mastiff type dogs, the Bullenbeiszer and Barenbeiszer. They were then crossed with the powerful ancestors of the Mastiff and Bulldog. The first Boxers were used for dog fighting, bull baiting, cart pulling, as cattle dogs, to round up the cattle and catch and pin wild boar and bison until the hunter could arrive . They later became popular theater and circus dogs. The first Boxer studbook was started in 1904. Until then, dogs vary widely in looks and size. The Boxer is known for the way it uses its front legs to bat at his opponent, who appears as boxing, which probably gives the dog his name. Some talents are boxer watchdog, guarding, police work, military work, search and rescue, competitive obedience, Schutzhund and tricks of the stage. Breeders breeding two types of Boxers, the German Boxer and the American Boxer. German Boxers have bigger heads and are generally more muscular than American boxers.
Groups Of Boxer Dogs
FCI, AKC, UKC, KCGB, CKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, CCR, CKC, APRI, ACR, DRA, NAPR
FCI = Fédération Cynologique Internationale
AKC = American Kennel Club
UKC = United Kennel Club
KCGB = Kennel Club of Great Britain
CKC = Canadian Kennel Club
ANKC = Australian National Kennel Club
NKC = National Kennel Club
NZKC = New Zealand Kennel Club
CCR = Canine Registry of Canada
CKC = Continental Kennel Club
APRI = American Pet Registry, Inc.
ACR = American Canine Registry
DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
NAPR = breed registry in North America, Inc