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Monday, April 8, 2013

The Lovable and Comical Boxer

A great dog breed that will keep you laughing and smiling! You will definitely love to own this lovable and comical boxer.

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The Boxer was developed in Germany in the late 19th century. The breed is a cross between a Mastiff (the now extinct Bullenbeisser), and bulldog brought in from Great Britain. One of these first boxers was the pure white “Blanka.” They were initially used for hunting,as cattle dogs, cart pulling, and bull baiting purposes. Today, the breed is utilized as watchdogs, for police work, and military works.

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The Boxer is a compact, medium-sized, short-haired dog breed. The breed has a chiseled head in proportion with the body. It has a short back, strong limbs with well developed muscles. The eyes are dark brown. The muzzle is dark in color with facial wrinkles and wide, open nostrils. The ears are set high and the tail is normally docked.

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Boxers have shiny, smooth, firm, Shorthaired coats. Coat colors range from beige, brindle, fawn, tawny brown, and red with white markings (flashing) that often appear onto the face. A ‘white’ boxer is described as that of one with white markings covering more than one-third of their coat. Adult males measure between 56-63 cm, while bitches can reach between 53-61 cm. Adult males weigh around 27-32 kg and bitches between 24-29 kg.

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The breed is known for being loyal and affectionate to his master and can get along very-well with children. The boxer is highly intelligent, obedient, comical, energetic and a playful dog. It is patient, friendly, dignified, courageous, and self-assured. Also, a boxer is a very cheerful companion, but distrustful of strangers. The breed by nature is not the aggressive-type, but when provoked, it is a fearsome watchdog.

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Boxers are very intelligent but can be boisterous. For that reason, obedience training is a must. The breed enjoys training, learns easily and loves to perform tricks. Some have worked as guide dogs as well as guard dogs. Training should start young and must consist of fairness, firmness, and consistency. If not properly trained boxers tend to be unruly, demanding, and stubborn. Caution: It is not advisable to train your dog to dominate another dog.

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Boxers will do fine living in a small household or apartment with an average-sized yard. adequate Boxers are playful and are active indoors. It is important to keep them stimulated to prevent boredom. The breed lives best in temperate climates. These dogs may drool and snore.

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An active, energetic, agile and athletic breed, boxers requires daily work and exercise. Regular walks and playing ball will them happy and maintain good health. Special concern: boxers tend to fight among themselves.

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The Boxer’s smooth, short-haired coat requires minimal grooming. This breed is an average shedder, thus regular brushing using a firm bristle brush is recommended. Bathe only when necessary. Boxers are normally clean and groom themselves. Since the breed is known to have a sensitive stomach, essential diet is needed.

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Boxers are susceptible to some health issues, including skin allergies, knee and back problems, arthritis, hip thyroid and heart problems. Adults are prone to cancer and epilepsy. Some white Boxers are prone to deafness.

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The life expectancy of healthy Boxer is between 11 to 14 years.

43 comments:

  1. These are cute boxer dogs, They are huggable and brings joy to the family. Tess

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  2. My family used to love dogs but have to stop having one because we have a baby in the house. The boxer is very cute!

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  3. The boxer are really strong dogs and also loyal to its owners.

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  4. I like to have this pet at home being loyal and affectionate to his master and can get along very-well with children.

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  5. Boxers have an unusual look that can some times be cute or scary depending on the situation. I am actually surprised to know that this breed can be very good with children.

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  6. Dogs really are soooo cute but unfortunately I hate asthma and 2 of my siblings too, so we've never really had one. :(

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  7. If given the chance to add 1 more to my dogs, I'd probably get a Boxer. I can imagine walking down the street with it (w/o his leash on) and he'd be strutting like he doesn't care. This is some good info buddy. Any chance you can do anything on English Bulldogs?

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    1. I have one already, di ko pa lang si-share.

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  8. These dogs are all cute and lovable indeed however I still don't like to keep them as pets.

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  9. Cute! cute but fierce, I know! We actually have 6 dogs here :) 1 is mixed askal and boxer so her face is boxer-like and build is that of a boxer but more askal looking :)

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  10. These dogs look fierce though I think they are so cute. My brother has one of this and he is such adorable and everyone in the house loves the dog.

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  11. I am more partial to labradors and shepherds. I had a terrier before who was a smaller version of a boxer but he did not live for long.

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  12. Boxer looks really scary for me. I like dogs that look gentle, like a Golden Retriever.

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  13. I have a pet, and dogs are really good. Thanks your blog, I might buy a boxer dog.

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  14. Boxer really looks scary but for me, I really don't mind at all since i'm a dog lover.

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  15. Oh,they're heavy! Almost half my weight! :)

    Nice to know that they could live for 11-14 years. Losing a dog is really painful..,

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  16. Boxers are sooo cute! I would love to have a boxer puppy as an indoor pet.

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  17. Although I am not a fan of boxer, I like German Shepherd and Doberman. The boxer looks really tough and ready to attack.

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  18. whatever breed they are, they are man's best friends.

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  19. quite a sensitive breed but looks like a good one since it does not shred that much :) my kids have been asking me to buy a dog and this one just made it to our list.. if ever..

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  20. This boxer dog looks like an ideal pet but I don't really had the chance to have a dog or any pet. Bella is showing fondness with dogs, maybe in the future she would want to own one.

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  21. It is good to know that boxers are very loyal and affectionate to their masters. This makes them easier to love.

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  22. My brother in law has a boxer, he's awesome..

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  23. what very beautiful picture of the boxer with the red ball, i am not very familiar with dog breeds, but somehow have more affinity with labradors because they love swimming, makes me remember our dog back home when he was still alive, it was fun always swimming with dog in the ocean or river, haha.

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  24. I love the boxer's character as you describe it, papaleng, I might consider this breed when it's time to buy this little boy of ours another pet.

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  25. I love dogs! This is the first time I have seen a boxer breed though. Aren't they cute? But the fam's 3-yr old Shih Tzu pup will be forever the cutest. Lol!

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  26. Oh am gee, those dogs are simply adorable! I would love to have a boxer dog at home! Can't get enough of their cute photos!!! I would love to hear the snore of a boxer! :)

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  27. They are all cute dogs. But for some reason, I don't see myself owning one. Maybe because I had a bad experience with them when I was a child.

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  28. thanks for sharing information about boxer dog, its breed are really interesting! :) we wish to have dogs but we've been moving around, so its bit hard for us. anyway, we have some Japanese Spitz in Philippines and my parents are the one taking care of them, which my kids love to see in Skype. :)

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  29. Never been a fan of dogs, especially these ones. I've always thought they were scary as hell!

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  30. hahaha... Love them all. I have boarder couple of these terrier and they need constant exercise ! Very hiper fur.

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  31. Sure they are playful but needs constant exercise ! I have board a couple of them. They are very hiper energy ! but love them all.............

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  32. The germman shepherd puppies for sale in pa particular Shepherd can be a direct descendant on the German Shepherd Canine along with the a pair of breeds reveal common root base and are also comparable to look at.

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  33. Boxers are cute although I had one situation where the dog kept on barking at me and pushing me out. It's true they are wary of strangers and I have first hand experience on that!

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  34. Hahahahaha...so cute! I like the white one(photo #2 and #3), love to cuddle them. I wish I had a dog like that.

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  35. Wish I can be a pet owner too but I have a short patience in cleaning them. Is it easy to take care such a cutie?

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  36. Boxers are really adorable and I would like to have one in the future when I have a bigger space to accommodate more dogs. :)

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  37. I love dogs and I really wanted own a Boxer. Dogs are the best pets!

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  38. It's nice that it can be a loyal pet and it can also be a guard dog.

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  39. I like that the boxers can be a loyal pet ad can also be imposing as a guard dog.

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  40. I have read that Boxers are good running companion too.

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  41. i'm a dog lover but honestly i don't have one even though i wanted to have . .

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