The Boxer was originally bred in the 19th century in Germany to be a medium size guard-dog. Nowadays Boxers mostly find homes as loving family companions. The average height of a Boxer is 1 foot, 9 inches to 2 feet, 1 inch weighing about 60 to 70 pounds. They have a lifespan of 10 to 12 years.
The Boxer is a very alert, curious, loyal and playful dog breed. He is also very athletic and strong and makes an awesome guard dog as well as a highly devoted family companion. He love to be surrounded by people that care about him and sitting in your lap is the best thing that could happen to him. The Boxer loves all the energy demanding activities like fly-ball, Frisbee, running, swimming and many others. If he is left alone more than a few hours a day he can become bored and might become very loud and destructive. The Boxer is a great watchdog because he is very reserved with strangers and will always let you know when a stranger is approaching your property. He is known to behave well when children are around but very small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog breed because they might have the tendency to tease and no dog will accept that. Obedience training and early socialization are very important in this case and can make a big difference.
Boxer is a very intelligent dog breed. They can learn new commands very quickly which makes them quite easy to train. Usually they enjoy any type of activity so training will not be a problem for them. In fact it can be something that they will really enjoy.
To be honest, the Boxer is shedding a lot of hair. You cannot do anything to stop this but if you want to prevent having hair all over your home you should do proper brushing every day. Keep in mind that with a proper brushing you will rarely find hair on your couch, carpets and other places in your home.
The Boxer, like many other dog breeds, needs daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.
The Boxer was originally developed by mixing the Bulldog with the German Bullenbeisser which is a dog that descended from the Mastiffs. The Boxer as we all know today was bred in the late 19th century by a man from Munich, Germany.