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.
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.