All About Boxers

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Learn the basics of the boxer dog breed and find out if it’s the right pet for your family.

    Female Speaker: Boxers are energetic loving dogs who are often referred to as the Peter Pan of K9s, a member of the AKC working group. Boxers were brought to the United States by American soldiers after both World Wars.

    Boxers were used to carry messages, ammunition, and supplies during conflicts and soldiers were drawn to the loyal and loving nature of the breed. Boxers never seem to lose theirs zest for life, no matter how old they get. They love to be the center of attention and do well with active families who will include their Boxer in all of their outings.

    They are loyal and protective, but are by no means aggressive. Boxers are instantly recognizable because of their very unique appearance. Their trademark is their broad blunt black muzzle, and flat face tad. Boxers stand about 2 feet tall and weigh about 60 to 70 pounds.

    The Boxer's short code comes in two colors, brindle and fawn. They shed lightly throughout the year, but weekly brushing is usually enough to keep loose hair under control. They are clean dogs who groom themselves like cat, making baths only necessary once every few months.

    Boxers are happy, easy-going dogs who get along with other pets making them a loving and loyal addition to any active family.