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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Boxer Dog (German Boxer, Deutscher Boxer)

Boxer Report: Finally, you are able to know almost everything you want to know about your Boxer Dog to create a wonderful relationship and having a fun time with it!

The Boxer, also called the German Boxer or Deutscher Boxer, is a medium-sized, square-built dog. The dog has a short back and tight-fitting coat. Lively and agile, the dogs have even been used as guide dogs for the blind and police dogs in K-9 units.

Here are the characteristics of the Boxer breed as determined by the American Kennel Club's published breed standard.
Boxer's Behavior

Recommended for: Family pets, guard dog, companion dog

Playful yet patient and generally well-behaved. Though Boxer dogs mature late, according to Wikipedia, they can be trained. After all, the breed still provides guide dogs to the blind.

Remember that breed only provides a general clue as to any individual dog's actual behavior. Make sure to get to know dogs well before bringing them into your home.
The Boxer's Physical Characteristics

* Size: Dogs: 23-25 inches; females: 21½-23½ inches
* Coat: short, shiny, smooth and close to the body
* Color: fawn and brindle
* Eyes: Dark brown
* Skull: slightly arched, not rounded, and flat
* Muzzle: proportionately developed in length, width, and depth
* Nose: broad and black

The Boxer's Origins and History

Country/Region of Origin: Germany

Original purpose: hunting

Name: the breed is called "boxer" because of the supposedly pugnacious temperament of many boxer dogs, according to the American Heritage Dictionary.

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