Country of Origin:
Boxers have been found in Europe since the sixteenth century.
Although they were originally hunting dogs, they are believed to be descendants
of Tibetan fighting dogs and cousins of the bulldogs. They were used for
fighting and bull baiting until the practice was outlawed in Germany in the
mid-nineteenth century. Boxers have also been used as police and military dogs,
performance dogs, and all-purpose companions. They were rarely known in the U.S.
until WW II, when U.S. servicemen became interested in the breed. The name
"boxer" stems from their tendency to use their forelegs when fighting.
The boxer is a medium-size, compact, muscular and squarely
built dog. There is a square, blunt, bulldoglike muzzle with thick upper lips,
an undershot jaw, dark brown eyes, a black nose and drop ears that can be
cropped erect or left natural. It has a deep chest, compact feet and a docked
tail that is carried high. The short, smooth coat is fawn or brindle with a
black mask, sometimes there are white markings.
21 to 25 inches
50 to 80 pounds
The Boxer is a fun-loving and playful dog that is extremely
loyal and affectionate with family. Some may be initially wary with strangers,
but are generally confident and make friends easily. The boxer is excellent with
The Boxer does well with a family in the city, suburbs or
Attention, exercise and training.
source: dog bible