Boxer

The Boxer is a sturdy, medium-sized dog with a powerful body. Boxers have wrinkly skin, adding to their character, their muzzles are short and blunt. Puppies are often lively and playful and generally calm down once matured.

Country of Origin
Germany
Colour
Various shades of brown, red and fawn. It is common for boxers to have a few white markings and they can also be totally white.
Size
Large
Height / Weight
The average height of dogs, to the withers is 57-63cms, and weight is 30-32kgs. Bitches ideally stand at 53-59cms and weigh approximately 25-27kgs.
Health
Boxers are generally healthy dogs, to avoid health problems it is important to adopt Boxers with a reputable breeder. Boxers are susceptible to tumours, gastric dilation, heart, eye and skin issues as well as reproductive diseases.
Life Span
7-10 years
Intelligence
As Boxers are very intelligent they are quick to learn good habits as well as bad ones. For this reason, owners must be dominant when training a Boxer.
Exercise
Medium
Suitability (Children)
Low
Feeding

Although the boxer is not a picky or a greedy eater, it is important to feed them twice a day as they are very active. Some boxers have sensitive digestive systems meaning a strict diet is needed. It is important to note that this powerful breed will "fill out" as they grow despite their skinny appearance as puppies.  Dry food is popular amongst this breed.

Feeding Cost
$15-$20 p/w
Other Cost
Some breeders may recommend insurance to cover the cost of any ailments or accidents that may occur.
Excercise
Boxers are active dogs and are the perfect partner to accompany you on your daily walk. This playful pooch will enjoy playing games and fetching.
Ailments
Boxers are generally healthy dogs, to avoid health problems it is important to adopt Boxers with a reputable breeder. Boxers are susceptible to tumours, gastric dilation, heart, eye and skin issues as well as reproductive diseases.
Hair Shed
Little
Grooming

Due to the Boxers shorthaired coat, they are very easy to groom. All that is needed is a brush every now and then and a bath only when necessary.

Grooming Frequency
Up to once a week
Trimming
None
The Boxer was originally bred to be a hunting dog in Germany. Their ancestors were Mastiff dogs and were used to hunt deer, bear and boar. In the nineteenth century these dogs were crossed with the Bulldog and today’s Boxer was created. This breed was recognised by the American Kennel Club in 1904.


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