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Boxer Breed Information

Boxer was originally developed in Germany, around the 20th century. They were bred from Bullenbeiszer, and also Barenbeiszer. They were used in the earlier days for games like bull fighting and dog fighting. They were also used as herd dogs and hunter dogs. They are now used as guard dogs, police dogs, watch dogs, rescue dogs and also as trackers. They are very strong and powerful, and are also compact in appearance. They have a short muzzle, and their jaw forms under bite. They have high set ears, which are either cropped or left out naturally. They have round and also muscular legs. Their tail is generally docked soon after their birth. The coat covering the skin of this breed is short and also smooth in texture. They are available, in tan, black, brindle and also mahogany colours. They are pleasant and playful breed. They are very active and energetic. They are fast learners and very keen to please their master. They are affectionate and loving towards their master and also their family. They are also loyal and devoting towards their master and family. If they are properly trained and socialized, they can be calm and also gentle towards kids and other household pets. They are aggressive around strangers and can be very protective at times. They should be trained by a calm and also confident leader. The average height and weight of a male boxer is 57 cm to 64 cm and 28 kg to 33 kg respectively. The average height and weight of a healthy female boxer is 53 cm to 63 cm and 24 kg to 30 kg. They are suitable in apartments, provided that they are given sufficient exercise. If they are not properly exercised, they tend to get bored, and when they are bored, they tend to get destructive. They need to be taken out for long walks and also occasional off the leash play. They require only minimum grooming. They should be brushed and also combed every day. This breed is mainly prone to health conditions like, cardiomyopathy and also thyroid. They are also prone to mast cell tumour and epilepsy. The average life expectancy of this breed is 11 years to 14 years.

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