Some general characteristics
The boxer dog is a medium size breed
which belongs to the bullenbeisers family from whom they were developed.
Boxers were developed in the 19th century and were originally bred
for holding prey and hunting. Nowadays, they usually are great for
living with families as well as for agility trials among several other
Boxers usually are between 53 cm and
63 cm tall and weight between 25 kg and 32 kg. They show a short-haired
coat of different colors which usually ranges between dark brown,
light brown, and some white in areas like their chest, but never color
black since they do not have the gene necessary for showing that color.
Boxers’ jaws are very strong and therefore they present a very potent
Boxer dogs show their adult physical
appearance towards the 12th or 15th month, although some of their
physical features keep on developing for a longer period and they
tend to show a puppy like temperament for a longer time as well. As
with every other dog, it is very advisable to ask a veterinarian for
guidance on how to feed and take care of your puppy boxer dog once
he becomes part of the family.
Boxer dogs usually are very friendly
and tend to be a very good choice for becoming part of a family that
has children. They need to exercise and play, and usually show a puppy-like
temperament for a longer period of time than most other breeds, in
such a way that they often are not considered adults until they are
three years old or more.
Boxers usually are great companion
dogs, ideal for living with a family that counts with members of different
ages since they usually tend to be very good with children as well
as with adults. This is a very agile and intelligent breed which would
easily adapt to many different situations.