Boxer Advantage and Challenges
Boxer Physical Characteristics
The Boxer is a popular companion dog, with its soulful eyes, handsome square head and muscular body. This athletic, self-confident dog is the seventh most popular breed registered with the AKC in the United States.
Boxer History and General Information
History and Origin
The Boxer originated in Germany, descended from large, powerful mastiff-type breeds. Throughout its long history, the Boxer has been used for hunting, for the blood sport of bull baiting, as a working cattle dog, and even as a circus performer because it could learn tricks so easily. Its courage, intelligence and strength made it a popular working class dog in the 19th century.
The Boxer’s expressive face and playful personality are among its most endearing qualities. Always alert, this breed makes a loyal friend and devoted household protector.
Boxers need lots of regular exercise and prefer a spacious yard, although they can do ok in an apartment setting with vigorous daily walks. Despite their athletic strength, these dogs can be susceptible to several health problems. Potential ailments include digestive problems, cancer, hip dysplasia, and heart disease.
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