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Boxer.jpg (6654 bytes) The Boxer is happy, high-spirited, playful, curious and energetic. Highly intelligent, eager and quick to learn.  Constantly on the move, bonding very closely with the family.
Breed: Boxer
Country of Origin: 19th century Germany
AKC Group: Working
Function: Fighting, bull baiting, companionship
Life Span: 10-12 years
Appearance: Strong, thick muscled, short muzzle
Color: Brindle or fawn with white
Coat Type: Short, shedding, stiff
Grooming: Low maintenance, occasional grooming
Height: 21-25 inches
Weight: 55-75 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: High
Protection: Very good
Intelligence: Medium-high
Trainability: Low
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: O.K.
Good With Strangers: Suspicious
Character: Friendly, playful, affectionate, full of energy
Home Environment: Fenced yard
Best Owner: Strong, confident, active
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Disobedience, aggression, emotional insatiability
Physical: Respiratory and heart problems, flatulence, snoring
Recommendations: Needs to be kept warm with bed or blanket-gets cold easily