Boxer Breed Information and Photos

March 30, 2006
Breed Description: Boxers are medium-sized, squarely-built and statuesque in appearance. They are strong and thickly muscled, with a short coat, and a docked tail. Their exuberant personality makes them great companions, and they do especially well with children and other family pets.

Group: Working Group

Purpose of Breed: Baiting Bulls, Guard Dogs

Country of Origin: Germany

Average Size: Dogs range from 22.5 to 25 inches and 65 to 80 pounds. Bitches range from 21 to 23.5 inches and 50 to 65 pounds

Color(s): Fawn or brindle with white markings.

Coat Type: Short, smooth coats that lie close to the body.

Grooming: The Boxer's short, smooth coat is easy to maintain and requires brushing only occasionally. This breed requires standard care for eyes, ears, pads, and nails.

Exercise Needs: The energetic Boxer requires daily mental and physical activity and is happiest in the home of an active family. Boxers are sensitive to hot and cold weather and should not be kept outdoors.

Temperament: This breed is attentive, devoted and gentle, and adores being around children. The Boxer can also be stubborn and a bit of a handful and needs an owner who utilizes purpose and patience during training. They are well-behaved with other family pets and make superb watch dogs.

Common Ailments: The Boxer is susceptible to hip dysplasia, cancer (in older dogs), allergies and heart problems.

Life Expectancy: Averages 8-10 years

Trivia: The Boxer was one of the first breeds selected in Germany for police training. They have been used as couriers during war time and as seeing-eye dogs for the blind.

More Information: American Boxer Club

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Rocky is a 3 year old Boxer. Rocky was the runt out of a litter of Boxers I had. On the 2nd day after his birth, he died for a few minutes and his mother got his lungs working again.

Rocky (Boxer)

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April 6, 2011

Dempsey is a 2 1/2 year old Boxer. I love my niece's boxer so much, that my niece and nephew purchased Dempsey as a Christmas present for me. He loves to run and chase balls. At 80 lbs. he also thinks he's a lap dog.

Dempsey (Boxer)

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Our Granddoggie, Sadie Belle is right at 7 years old now. She is a Boxer. Our oldest daughter and SIL got Sadie when she was a baby about 4 months old, we guessed. Sadie loves to run and play with everything she can find.

Sadie Belle (Boxer)

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Gabby is a 3 1/2 month old Boxer. I got her 2 months ago, at the age of 6 weeks. She likes to play with her ball and wrestle with Madison (my other dog). She's so silly and just loves to make me laugh.

A brown and white dog looking at the camera.

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November 10, 2010

Marley is a 5 month old Boxer. We bought her from someone we knew this past August. She loves to play with our other dog, Allie and my son. But her favorite thing of all is to find whatever she can and drag it onto the front porch.

A boy and a boxer asleep together.

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Muggsy is 3 years and a white boxer. He was a rescue.

A white boxer laying in a garden bed.

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September 8, 2010

Lola is a 6 year old Boxer. We have had Lola for 4 years. Our family dog had just passed away and we heard that a friend of a friend had a dog that needed a home.

Lola (Boxer)

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February 18, 2008

Hi my name is Zues! I love TENNIS BALLS! This is my crazy ball face! When I see a ball i go crazy! When I'm good my owners will give me a ball I can play with that ball all day long (unless I accidentally lose it.) For me, a ball is like a treat. I

Zues (Boxer)

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October 20, 2010

Samantha is 18 months old and a Boxer. I found her for sale in the Walmart parking lot. She likes to jump, and chase birds. She has been the best thing ever for my sons

Samantha (Boxer)

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My pet's name is Cassie. She is a three year old white Boxer. I rescued her by answering an ad looking for a home for her. Like all larger dogs, she loves to run from one end of my acre and a half yard to the other. She was obedience trained when I got her.

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December 28, 2010

Annie is 3 year old boxer. We got her by a friend around the first week in June. Annie usually plays with her chew toy that looks like a pig!

Annie (Boxer)

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November 8, 2005

These are my two 9 month old boxers, Kolby and Kendall. They love sitting in their own lawn chairs in the backyard while we do the yard work!


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January 26, 2010

Sadie is a 2 year old Boxer. We got her from the pound after seeing her picture in the newspaper. We've had her for 2 years. She was 10 months old when we got her.

Sadie (Boxer)

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September 18, 2008

Goopie is a 2 year old Boxer. I got him when he was 7 months old. A couple at work couldn't keep him in their new apartment and they gave him to me.

In Memory Of Goopie (Boxer)

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