Boxer

Ease of Training
Shedding
Watchdog
Guard Dog
Popularity
Size

History

  • His exact origin is unknown
  • 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

Training

  • He's fairly easy to train. He learns commands at an average rate.

Shedding

  • 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!).

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