The Boxer is a companion dog, guard dog, and working dog that originated in Germany. It is thought that the name “Boxer” comes from the breed’s tendency to play with their front paws.

Appearance & Grooming

The Boxer is a large dog with a macular body. The breed has a short and glossy coat in brindle, white, and fawn. The Boxer sheds occasionally and requires weekly brushing.

Behavior & Disposition

The Boxer is known for its brave, confident, intelligent, active, loyal, and playful character. They tend to play well with children, puppies, and other dogs.

Activity Level

The Boxer has a high activity level, but it is still easy for the breed to become overweight. For optimal health, the Boxer should be carefully monitored for calorie consumption and should have daily walks.


The Boxer is an intelligent dog but gets bored easily. Fun, short training sessions are an effective way to train this breed. Early socialization and obedience training are recommended.

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