Height: 21-25 inches
Weight: 55-75 lbs.
Life Span: 8-10 yrs.
Breed Group: Guardian Dogs
The well-bred boxer is energetic, gentle, and fun loving with adults and
children, although it is wary of strangers.
Boxers generally get along with other dogs, but some females may be aggressive
and some males inclined to fight for dominance. Early obedience training
is therefore very important.
With a consistent, determined owner, the boxer does well in obedience classes.
The boxer's coat is short, straight, and shiny and lies smooth and close
to the body.
Coat color is fawn (ranging from light tan to mahogany) or brindle (with
heavy to light black striping). There are white markings on the muzzle,
chest, and legs.
Grooming & Exercise Needs
The boxer needs only occasional brushing and bathing. It needs considerable
daily exercise, including several brisk walks and playtime. Because boxers
are good jumpers, high fences are a good idea.
The boxer was probably developed in the 19th century for bullbaiting and
dogfighting. Today it is often used for police and guard work.
It is especially important to obtain a boxer from a reputable breeder.
Breed-related health concerns: tumors, hypothyroidism, cardiomyopathy,
colitis (inflammatory disorder of the colon), atopy, corneal ulcers (slow-healing
wounds on the cornea often requiring surgery), deafness, bloat.
Reference: AKC - American Kennel Club