He comes from a line of dogs from 16th century Europe and from an old fighting breed from Tibet
He was developed in Germany in the late 1800s into the Boxer we know today
He was used for dog fighting and bull baiting
He was used as a police dog in Germany
Personality and Behavior
He loves to be with his family
He's very playful
He's cautious around strangers
He's courageous and fearless
He's very good with children
If he's bored he will start digging and chewing
He can be stubborn
He snorts, snuffles and snores loudly
He can be aggressive with other males but is generally friendly around most other dogs
He's fairly easy to train. He learns commands at an average rate.
He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.
Grooming / Maintenance
His short coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds you may find yourself brushing it once a week, or more, to minimize the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).