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Are you looking for Boxer puppies for sale? Let us help you! As pet lovers ourselves, we know how difficult it is to find Boxer puppies that are the right one for your family. We specialize in connecting families with the best breeders who are offering purebred Boxers for sale to make the process easier for you. And to ensure that you have the information that you need to make an informed choice about whether or not the Boxer is the best breed for your family, we provide some helpful tips about the breed.
Understanding the typical Boxer characteristic and personality is essential in helping you decide if the breed is a good fit with your family. Although the Boxer was originally bred to be a hunting dog, as seen in his compact, muscular body, the breed has since grown to become an affectionate dog that makes a good companion pet as well as a popular family pet. He is protective of his human family, particularly the children for whom he acts as a watchful guardian as well as a playmate.
If you are interested in learning more about this breed, we invite you to visit our Facts and Information section to learn the basic Boxer dog breed info that you need to know.
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Facts - Overview
The Boxer dog breed looks intimidating, at first glance, with his muscular frame and square head. But once you get to know him better, you’ll know how affectionate he can be. He is very loyal to his human family but also has his own mind. Children are particular favorites of the Boxer, and he is known to be gentle and exercise great patience with them, while still being watchful and protective. This should not be surprising given that it takes three years for the Boxer to be considered fully mature; this gives them one of the longest puppyhood among the different breeds.
The Boxer’s affectionate and friendly nature makes them ideal family pets, provided that he is given the exercise and playtime he needs to burn off his boundless energy. He can even adjust to living in an apartment, as long as you give him his daily exercise and the affection that he craves. And they are known to get along well with other household pets as well. Thus, it should not be surprising that the Boxer is currently the eighth most popular breed in the US.
Many people are also surprised at how playful the Boxer can be. But Boxer owners will soon learn how funny and high-spirited they can be. The breed is known for their lively ‘kidney bean’ dance, in which they twist their bodies in a semi-circle when they are excited or happy, and then turning around in circles. They are also known for the distinctive sound they make when they want to be noticed, which sounds like “woo-woo”.
But the Boxer also has his serious side. Their courage makes them good police and military dogs, and they are frequently used in search-and-rescue missions. They also make outstanding watchdogs, acting as vigilant sentinels over their homes and families. Their intelligence also makes them highly trainable, provided you make training engaging and interesting for them and avoid repetitious routines and harsh treatment.
If you want to learn more useful Boxer breed info please feel free to look at our other Facts & Information pages for the breed.
Facts - Personality
Understanding what the basic Boxer personality is like allows you to make an informed decision as to whether or not this breed would make a good fit with your family. One of the best things about the Boxer is that he can play a lot of roles depending on the situation he is in. Based on his dignified appearance, you might think that he is self-assured and even a bit aloof. But he can actually be a clown who will do everything he can to entertain you. When the need arises, the Boxer can be a vigilant and alert watchdog who is protective of your children. And despite their seemingly imposing appearance, Boxers can easily get along with the other family pets, including cats. However, they are definitely at their happiest when they are with people to whom they can shower affection and who will be affectionate with them in turn.
The Boxer temperament also changes as he grows up. As a puppy and a young dog, the Boxer is full of energy and love of life, always ready to play and romp with family members. Hence, they need a lot of exercise as an outlet for their seemingly infinite energy. But Boxers calm down and their energy levels may abate a bit as they mature into adulthood. At this point in their lives, they become more deliberate in their natures, making them good companion dogs, although they will still need their daily exercise.
As with people, however, individual dogs may not follow the basic Boxer temperament. A dog’s personality can be affected by many factors including early socialization and upbringing. But in general, purebred Boxers from reputable breeders will follow these basic personality guidelines.
Facts - Care
One of the most important things to remember about Boxer puppy care is that Boxers are a very active breed that needs daily physical activity in order to stay healthy. You will need to walk or play with them twice a day for at least thirty minutes per session. Exercise also provides the Boxer with the mental stimulation that he needs to prevent him from getting bored. And once he has an outlet for his energy, he will be less rambunctious when he is at home. Despite their size, however, Boxers are indoor dogs since their short coats and short noses will make them overheat easily.
Another important part of Boxer care is socialization at an early age since exposing your Boxer puppy to strange people, places and dogs will ensure that they grow up to be well-adjusted and friendly and not react inappropriately when confronted with the unfamiliar.
Boxer training starting at a young age is also essential to ensure that he smoothly adjusts to living with your family. Since the Boxer has his own mind, you will have to demonstrate your leadership over him early so that he will take his training seriously. He also responds to training best when you use firm but humane methods that emphasize positive reinforcement rather than harsh treatment. Training also requires a lot of patience on your part, as well as consistency.
Facts - Grooming
Boxer grooming is not that difficult, since Boxers are shorthaired dogs that are known to be very clean and even groom themselves. Despite their short coat, Boxers do shed and so you will have to brush them once a week to prevent your dog hair from cluttering your home.
Coat Colors and Appearance
Boxer coats come in two colors – fawn or brindle – which might have white markings. These markings generally appear on the feet or belly, and purebred Boxers should not have white on more than one-third of their bodies.
On average, the male Boxer is slightly larger than the female. The male is around 22.5-inches to 25-inches tall measured at the shoulder while the female is 21-inches to 23.5-inches. The average weight of the Boxer is 70 pounds for males and 60 pounds for females.
How to groom Boxer?
You will need a grooming mitt or a bristle brush. Simply take him out to the yard and then use the grooming tools to brush away loose hair. Boxers do not need to be bathed very often; once a month will do unless he becomes dirty and needs to be washed. And to keep your Boxer’s coat naturally shiny, you can rub it down every once in a while with a chamois cloth.
Dental and nail care is also an essential part of his grooming routine. You will have to brush his teeth several times a week, and ideally daily, in order to remove tartar and prevent periodontal disease from developing. You will also need to trim his nails with a guillotine-style nail clipper periodically when they get too long, or around once or twice a month. You’ll know his nails need to be trimmed when you can hear them clicking as he walks around the house.
You should use the grooming routine as a way to check him for early signs of skin and other health problems. Apart from examining his skin for rashes, inflammation and tenderness, you should also look at his ears and eyes. Your Boxer’s ears should smell clean and be mostly free of wax and dirt while his eyes should not be reddish or have a discharge.
Facts - Health
Boxers are a hardy breed but they are prone to certain Boxer health conditions. These health conditions include hip dysplasia, corneal dystrophy, hyperthyroidism, bloat, demodectic mange and cancer as well as inheritable conditions like aortic/sub-aortic stenosis and boxer cardiomyopathy. A reputable Boxer breeder will provide you with health clearances that show that he has been tested for particular conditions.
To ensure good Boxer nutrition, feed your puppy high-quality food that is formulated for young dogs. Food for puppies has higher protein content in order to support his growth in addition to being formulated with essential vitamins and minerals. Ideally, you should also get food that is specially formulated for large-breed puppies since this formulation provides them with the concentrated nutrients they need to develop strong joints and bones. But this is not essential and if you can’t find this type of food, any good-quality puppy food will be more than sufficient.
You should consult with your vet as to how much to feed the puppy or consult with the label on the back of the bag. But you should not feed him too much that he becomes overweight. You can tell if he is overweight by seeing if you can feel his ribs (but not be able to see them); you should also be able to see his waist when you look down at him.
Facts - History
The history of Boxer starts with the Bullenbeisser, a German breed that was originally used as a hunting dog but whose role eventually evolved to become a cattle herder and driver. In the 19th century, Georg Alt bred a Bullenbeisser with a local dog of unknown breed. One of the resulting litter, a male with fawn and white markings, was named Lechner’s Box and is acknowledged as the start of the modern Boxer line. The breed was stabilized in 1895 and the first Boxer Club was founded in Munich the following year.
The Boxer history in America started during the first years of the twentieth century. In 1903, the first Boxers were imported into the US and the breed was registered the following year with the American Kennel Club. However, the breed failed to gain a foothold in the US because at the time there were not yet enough female Boxers.
When the First World War broke out, Boxers were enlisted as military dogs that played roles like attack dogs and messengers who carried packs as well as guard dogs. US soldiers returning from the war brought home the Boxers who had served valiantly, and this sparked the breed’s popularity in the US. The American Boxer Club had already been established in 1935 and was recognized by the AKC in the same year. Since then, the breed has consistently ranked highly as one of the most popular breeds registered with the AKC.