Boxer Dog Breed Information
|Boxer Quick Facts|
|Color(s):||Fawn, brindle, tan, mahogany, black often with white markings.|
The Boxer is a medium-size, compact, muscular and evenly built dog. The head is in proportion with the body. The muzzle is short and blunt with a distinct stop and thick upper lips, an undershot jaw, brown eyes, black nose and drop ears that can be cropped erect or left natural. It has a deep chest, compact feet, and a docked tail that is carried high. The short smooth coat comes in, fawn, brindle, tan, mahogany, black often with white markings. The Boxer weighs in at around 50-85 pounds, and the height is around 21-26 inches.
The Boxer is a fun-loving and playful dog that is extremely loyal and affectionate with family and get along so well with children. They are highly intelligent, eager and quick to learn, itís a perfect companion for an active family. Some may be initially wary with strangers, but are generally confident and make friends easily. It can be stubborn sometimes but it is sensitive and responsive to commands.
Boxers are calm dogs that will not bark without cause. Their expressive faces - the wrinkled forehead and dark, touching eyes - are a charming quality that sets the Boxer family apart from other breeds. One of the breedís most notable characteristics is its desire for human affection, especially from children. His intelligence, loyal affection, and tractability to discipline make him a highly desirable companion.
Is Boxer the Right Dog Breed for You?
The Boxer is in many ways an ideal family dog. They will do okay in an apartment if sufficiently exercised is provided. They are fairly active indoors and do best with at least an average-sized yard. The breedís muscular and intimidating appearance makes it an excellent house protector, and at the same time it is as gentle as a chicken with children.
Boxer Life expectancy
The life expectancy of the Boxers is around 8-12 years.
Boxer Health problems
The Boxers major concerns are Cardiomyopathy, SAS (Subvalvular aortic stenosis), CHD (Coronary hearth disease). Sometime also they are prone to epilepsy, hip dysplasia, gastric torsion, hypothyroidism, corneal erosion, colitis. These breed is more likely to get tumors than other breeds when they get older.
Boxer Care and Grooming
As an athletic breed, proper exercise and conditioning is important for the continued health and longevity of the Boxer. They need a daily walk and enjoy fetching a ball or other toys, but care must be taken not to over-exercise young dogs, as this may damage growing bones; however once mature Boxers can be excellent jogging or running companions.
The Boxer's smooth, short-haired coat is easy to groom. Brush with a firm bristle brush, and bathe only when necessary. Some Boxers try and keep themselves clean, by grooming themselves like a cat. They are temperature sensitive, getting easily over heated and chilling very quickly.
The Boxers are an average shedder.
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