Boxer Dog Breed Information and Pictures - All About Dogs





Presumably, the Boxer was developed in Germany in the late 19th century. The Boxer is a stocky, medium-sized dog with strong jaws and a powerful bite. Boxers were originally bred to be guard dogs, and nowadays they are widely used in search and rescue, police work and military service. The Boxer was officially recognized by the American Kannel Club in 1904.

Height: 21.5-25 inches  Weight: 55-80 pounds  Lifespan: 10-12 years


Boxers are lively, strong and extremely loyal pets. These dogs have a very high energy level, their posture reflects pride, but they are never arrogant. The Boxer is very smart and loving and makes a delightful companion. Comparable Breed: Bull Terrier.


The Boxer is characterized by patience, charm and confidence. Although this breed is very curious, it is extremely wary of strangers. If there is a threat, the Boxer shows courage and bravery. This is a very alert dog with excellent hearing, which makes the Boxer an excellent guard. Boxers adore children and can bear pets with whom they grew up. These dogs are in need for constant communication with the man and they do not like to be left alone for a long time. Lack of attention will most certainly make the Boxer behave badly, just to be in the limelight.

Coat / Care:

The Boxer has a short, shiny, smooth hair which fits tightly to the body. The recognized colors are yellow, red and brown with stripes. The bottom of the abdomen, chest and on legs may contain “illuminated” white, and sometimes the muzzle is dotted with white markings. Shedding is of medium intensity and lasts all year long. The short, tight coat requires minimal care. It is recommended to periodically clean the dog with a stiff brush. In order not to disturb the natural properties of the hair, bathe your Boxer only when necessary.

Health Problems:

This breed is characterized by diseases such as cardiomyopathy, hypothyroidism and hip dysplasia. There is also a tendency to tumors, epilepsy, allergies and skin diseases. Since Boxers have a very sensitive digestive system, and they are prone to overindulgence, it is important to monitor their diet. The Boxer has a life expectancy of 10 to 12 years.

Weight / Height

The male Boxer dog breed’s height is around 23 – 25 inches and weighs around 65 and 80 pounds. Female Boxer dogs can reach a size from 21.5 – 23.5 inches and weighs between 55 and 70 pounds.


Boxer is very intelligent and learns quickly. Every Boxer must undergo the obedience training in order to learn the rules. It is essential that the owner of the dog dominates and controls the situation, but rude or harsh methods can only aggravate the teaching process. Education should be based on fairness, firmness and consistency. Boxers are very fond of all sorts of tricks.


The Boxer gets real pleasure from exercising and playing games in the fresh air. They are happy to take part in all family activities, so it’s good if you have a house with a fenced yard. Indoors, this breed gets bored quickly and may begin to act aggressively. Therefore, if you keep your pet in the apartment, make sure that you stimulate him properly.


Photo Credit: Jlhopgood/Flickr; anjanettew/Flickr

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