Boxer
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Boxers have a very long puppyhood and
adolescence, and are often called the "Peter
Pan" of the dog world.
21-25 inches
High
High
8-12 Years
Short and smooth
High
Germany
Fawn, Brindle with white markings
High
Playful and Lovable
55-75 pounds
High
Appearance

The Boxer is a medium-sized, square built dog of good substance with short back,
strong limbs, and short, tight-fitting coat. A Boxer should have a broad, blunt muzzle and
an expression of alertness.

Temperament

The character of the Boxer is of the greatest importance and demands the most careful
attention. He is renowned for his great love and faithfulness to his master and
household, his alertness, and fearless courage as a defender and protector.  His
intelligence and willing tractability, his modesty, and cleanliness make him a highly
desirable family dog and cheerful companion.

History

The ancestors of this breed were the German Bullenbeisser, a dog of Mastiff descent,
and the English Bulldog. In 1894, three Germans by the name of Roberth, Konig, and
Hopner stabilized the breed and put it on exhibition at a dog show in Munich in 1895,
and the next year founded the first Boxer Club. Boxers were once used for fighting and
bull baiting but over the years they become more refined with a non-aggressive
temperament.