The Lovable and Comical Boxer

A great dog breed that will keep you laughing and smiling! You will definitely love to own this lovable and comical boxer.

The Lovable and Comical Boxer

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The Boxer was developed in Germany in the late 19th century. The breed is a cross between a Mastiff (the now extinct Bullenbeisser), and bulldog brought in from Great Britain. One of these first boxers was the pure white “Blanka.” They were initially used for hunting,as cattle dogs, cart pulling, and bull baiting purposes. Today, the breed are utilized as watchdogs, for police work, and military works.

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The Boxer is a compact, medium-sized, short-haired dog breed.  The breed has a chiseled head in proportion with the body. It has a short back, strong limbs with well developed muscles. The eyes are dark brown. The muzzle is dark in color with facial wrinkles and wide, open nostrils. The ears are set high and the tail is normally docked.

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Boxers have shiny, smooth, firm, shorthaired coats. Coat colors range from beige, brindle, fawn, tawny brown,  and red with white markings (flashing) that often appear onto the face. A ‘white’ boxer is described as that of one with white markings covering more than one-third of their coat. Adult males measure between 56-63 cm, while bitches can reach between 53-61 cm. Adult males weigh around 27-32 kg and bitches between 24-29 kg.

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The breed is known for being loyal and affectionate to his master and can get along very-well with children. The boxer is highly intelligent, obedient, comical, energetic and a playful dog. It is patient, friendly, dignified, courageous, and self-assured. Also, a boxer is a very cheerful companion but distrustful of strangers. The breed by nature is not the aggressive-type, but when provoked, it is a fearsome watchdog.

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Boxers are very intelligent but can be boisterous. For that reason, obedience training is a must. The breed enjoys training, learns easily and loves to perform tricks. Some have worked as guide dogs as well as guard dogs. Training should start young and must consist of fairness, firmness, and consistency. If not properly trained boxers tend to be unruly, demanding, and stubborn. Caution: It is not advisable to train your dog to dominate another dog.

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Boxers will do fine living in a small household or apartment with an average-sized yard. adequate Boxers are playful and are active indoors. It is important to keep them stimulated to prevent boredom. The breed lives best in temperate climates. These dogs may drool and snore.

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An active, energetic, agile and athletic breed, boxers require daily work and exercise. Regular walks and playing ball will them happy and maintain good health. Special concern: boxers tend to fight among themselves.

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The Boxer’s smooth, short-haired coat requires minimal grooming. This breed is an average shedder, thus regular brushing using a firm bristle brush is recommended. Bathe only when necessary. Boxers are normally clean and groom themselves. Since the breed is known to have sensitive stomach, essential diet is needed.

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Boxers are susceptible to some health issues including skin allergies, knee and back problems, arthritis, hip thyroid and heart problems. Adults are prone to cancer and epilepsy. Some white Boxers are prone to deafness.

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The life expectancy of healthy Boxer is between 11 to 14 years.

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  1. LCM Linda

    On January 26, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Boxer looks lovable. Glad to learn more about this dog breed.

  2. jennifer eiffel01

    On January 26, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I know this might sound strange, but the picture of the boxer with the ball, the dogs face was just like my dog that I lost in a horrible way to an eagle last July, but my dog was a 12 pound chihuahua! She had the same eyes. Your pictures of the boxer was adorable. I will tell my mom to read it, she likes to pretend we are getting another dog, but we are not.

  3. Brenda Nelson

    On January 26, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Boxers are very handsome dogs for sure.

  4. cyrenjan

    On January 26, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    They’re so adorable! :-)

  5. SharifaMcFarlane

    On January 26, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    They’re so cute.

  6. vijayanths

    On January 26, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Interesting share.

  7. juny423

    On January 27, 2012 at 1:31 am

    I like to own one- esp the white one :)

  8. Starpisces

    On January 27, 2012 at 7:41 am

    really interesting, and so adorable too.

  9. realityspeaks

    On January 27, 2012 at 9:23 am

    This is such a lovely post.

  10. lapasan

    On January 27, 2012 at 9:34 am

    They’re not so handsome dogs. But I think they are lovable.

  11. mhassanmemon

    On January 27, 2012 at 10:25 am

    When I read the title, I thought it was the (fighting) boxer :p
    But well… They are truly adorable and loyal dogs!

  12. CHAN LEE PENG

    On January 27, 2012 at 11:10 am

    They are tough and rough dogs. :-)

  13. juliachild

    On January 27, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    nice review

  14. Eunike

    On January 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    So cute, although they are frightening.

  15. Jsqc Writer

    On January 28, 2012 at 12:23 am

    Very educational piece and adorable photos :)

  16. Nidhi Rai

    On January 28, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Wow, so cute.

  17. FX777222999

    On January 28, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Lovable for pets. Cute pics.

  18. Lady Sunshine

    On January 28, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Cute!

  19. erwinkennythomas

    On January 28, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    amazingly done

  20. ittech

    On January 28, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    well written

  21. Tulan

    On January 29, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    They are beauties, but they can be dangerous around children.

  22. lonelyplanet

    On January 30, 2012 at 8:43 am

    The images are so cute, and they are all adorable.

  23. vladimire popovski

    On January 31, 2012 at 3:49 am

    lovely! you write very fascinating articles!

  24. Victeams

    On February 11, 2012 at 3:32 am

    Nice and excellent. love you

  25. dodolbete

    On February 15, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Looks like I can learn a lot about dogs from you. Thank you ^_^

  26. ittech

    On February 19, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Wow

  27. girishpuri

    On February 24, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    awesome

  28. FX777222999

    On February 24, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Lovable pets…dogs

  29. crisdiwata

    On February 24, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    So adorable, i just hope they don’t bite me! got a phobia from a dog bite once haha!

  30. BoxerLove

    On November 25, 2012 at 5:13 am

    they’re not frightening at all — they are one of the most loveable breeds ever – very affectionate ….oh maybe if you are inhumane and cut their ears – yeah it would make you look pretty scary too if someone cut your ears like that.

  31. Anna

    On January 8, 2013 at 3:48 am

    They got such cute faces that shows a lot of character.

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