Among dog enthusiasts the Boxer is considered to be an all time favorite breed. The Boxer is a result of combining two European breeds that are no longer in existence. These breeds were the Brabenter Bullenbeiser and the Danziger Bullenbeiser. The AKC first recognized the Boxer in the early 1900′s.
This precious pooch has an outgoing personality and is very playful. The Boxer is attentive to its owners and takes to training like a champ. This furry friend makes a perfect addition to an active family. Generally, these dogs are well behaved with kids and other household pets.
Care for the Boxer
Though well behaved indoors the Boxer needs daily stimulation: both physical and mental. This breed loves to run, so would make the ideal jogging partner. Daily walks are a must with this breed.
Living indoors with their family is what the Boxer is best suited for. Hot temperatures are not suitable for this dog. He does well in cooler temperatures, so if you leave this precious pooch outside for any length of time, be sure he has plenty of shade.
When it comes to grooming, you’ll only need to give him a once a week brushing due to his short hair.
Boxer Health Concerns
The average life span of the Boxer is between eight and ten years. Veterinarians recommend that Boxer owners get their dog tested for cardiac issues, hip dysplasia, and potential thyroid issues.
Major health problems associated with the breed are SAS, CHD, and Boxer cardiomyopathy. Minor health issues are gastric torsion, corneal erosion, hypothyroidism, and colitis. On occasion Boxers can develop degenerative myelopathy or brain tumors.