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Boxer

Origin Germany
GroupWorking Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the Boxer have? The breed also known as...
German Boxer, Deutscher Boxer
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
Price
How much does the Boxer puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$600-$1200
If you choose to purchase the Boxer, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Boxer gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What is the Boxer's size? How big is this dog?
Medium
Weight
How much does the Boxer weigh?
Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
Male: 65 pounds (29.5 kg), Female: 59 pounds (26.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Boxer?
Male: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
Male: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Boxer have? What does this canine coat look like?
Waterproof
Colors
What color is the Boxer's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
BrindleWhiteFawn
Grooming
How to groom the Boxer and how often?
Effortless: The Boxer requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Boxer is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Boxers shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
Boxers shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Boxer have?
BraveConfidentFearlessIntelligentPlayfulBrightEnergeticFriendlyLoyal
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Boxer?
Average: Boxer's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Boxers easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Boxers are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful dog breed is this dog?
The Boxer is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
They are a little bit more emotional than other dog breeds. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Boxers don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Boxers are loving and affectionate dogs. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does need this dog?
Boxers need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Boxers bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Low to Average: The Boxer rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Are Boxers good watchdogs?
Boxers are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Boxers will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
Boxers are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Boxer can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Boxer will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Boxer has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Boxer do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
Boxers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Boxers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Boxer to run away? This dog wanderlust potential:
Boxers have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
Boxer have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Are Boxers good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
Boxers are apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walks outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
Boxers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
Boxers are average friendly dogs towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Boxers kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
Boxers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Boxers get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
Boxers are average friendly dogs towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do Boxers get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
Boxers are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Boxer is not a good choice.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do Boxers have health problems?
Boxers are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Life Expectancy
How long do Boxers live? What is this dog average life span?
10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Boxer breed hypoallergenic?
No
Boxers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Boxer have? How high is the energy level of this fido?
Boxers are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Boxers require per day?
Boxers need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Boxers don't need to much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Boxer need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
Recommended daily amount: 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? The risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Boxer's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Boxer's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate cold and hot weather?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
High
The Boxer has a high chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Do they drool? How much does it drool?
The Boxer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Boxer could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Boxer. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Boxer: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Boxer have a litter? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Boxer have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-10 puppies, average 6

Advantages

  • Grooming: Effortless: The Boxer requires minimal grooming.
  • Drooling tendency: The Boxer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Boxer has a high chance of bad smell.
  • Barking: Low to Average: The Boxer rarely barks.
  • Watchdog Ability: Boxers are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Mouthiness: Boxers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Apartment Friendly: Boxers are apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Adaptability: Boxers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Territorial: Boxers are extremely protective guard dogs.

Disadvantages

  • Hypoallergenic: Boxers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.

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