- Full Name
- Alternate Names
- Deutscher Boxer
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- Life Span
- 9 - 11 years
- 50 - 70 pounds
Boxer dogs can look intimidating at first but are loving family dogs that make an amazing companion. They have a high level of energy and need tons of exercise. They are devoted, fearless and cheerful, and will stay by your side all day... it's impossible to feel lonely with a boxer by your side. Although they can be trained to be good guard dogs, and are naturally alert, they typically have a very friendly demeanor and welcome guests with an immediate desire to play.
- Bred For
- Bull-baiting, guardian
- Family Considerations
- Overall Ease of Breed
- Home and Environment Considerations
- Physical Characteristics
Is the Boxer good with children?
Is the Boxer friendly with strangers?
Is the Boxer friendly with other dogs?
Does the Boxer like to cuddle?
Does the Boxer like to play?
Does the Boxer make a good service dog?
Is the Boxer good for first-time owners?
How well can the Boxer be trained?
Does the Boxer shed a lot?
Is the Boxer easy to groom?
Does the Boxer need a lot of exercise?
How smart is the Boxer?
How much does the Boxer bark? Does the Boxer bark too much?
Is the Boxer a good guard dog?
Is the Boxer good at staying alone? Is the Boxer independent?
Is the Boxer a good apartment dog?
How big is the Boxer?
How much does the Boxer tolerate hot weather? When is it too hot for a Boxer?
How much does the Boxer tolerate cold weather? When is it too cold for a Boxer?
Does the Boxer try to run away?
Is the Boxer a healthy dog? The health of a Boxer should be measured not just by how many years they live, but also by how many health issues they've had. It is important to know which health conditions your breed is prone to- hip problems, eye problems, bloating, and arthritis are all common dog health problems.
How energetic is the Boxer?
How much does the Boxer drool?
Does the Boxer have a large prey drive? Does the Boxer like to chase birds, cats, and other small animals?
Is the Boxer atheltic?
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