Boxer

50-65 lbs
21-23"
Germany

Boxer dogs  are very much a lesson in not judging a book by its cover. Yes, a Boxer dog is tough-looking, muscular and blessed with a name reminiscent of fighters slugging it out in the ring, but this marvelous breed is much less aggressive than it looks.

In fact, when given a stable home environment and effective training at an early age, a Boxer can be one of the gentlest, loyalest and most playful dogs you’ll ever encounter. This is why you’ll always see a Boxer towards the top end of the list of most popular dog breeds in the USA.



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In this overview of the Boxer dog breed, you’ll discover:

  • The Boxer dog suits roles working in the police and military
  • Potential health issues can include heart defects and mobility conditions 
  • With a short coat, Boxers need minimal maintenance
  • The Boxer’s big brain needs lots of physical and mental stimulation

Boxer Dog breed overview

Thankfully, dogfighting isn’t mainstream entertainment in the 21st century, but back in the days in which it was, a Boxer dog was a formidable opponent. It isn’t hard to see why — as well as being covered in muscles, they’ve got a strong jaw and athletic tendencies, which were prized by game hunters, too.

In addition to these roles, Boxer dogs have proved to be adept in police, military, cattle-ranching, guard and seeing-eye jobs over the years. If there’s one thing to take away from this versatility, it’s that this breed responds well to training — especially Boxer puppies — and are unquestioningly loyal to those who teach them. This is what makes the breed such loving and well-behaved family pets.


purpose Purpose
Bullbaiting, Guarding, Fighting
history Date of Origin
1800s
ancestry Ancestry
Mastiff, Livestock Dog

Boxer Health

Sketch of Boxer
Average Size
Male Boxer size stats
Height: 22-25 inches Weight: 65-80 lbs
Female Boxer size stats
Height: 21-23 inches Weight: 50-65 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
  • Corneal Opacities
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
Minor Concerns
  • Gastric Torsion
  • Colitis
  • Hip And Elbow Dysplasia
  • Cvi (Wobbler’S Syndrome)
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Hypothyroidism
Occasional Tests
  • Cardiac
  • Hip
  • Blood
  • Thyroid Tests
  • X-Rays
  • MRI
  • Eye Examination

Boxer Breed History

You might think it’s obvious how the Boxer dog got their name — not only do they share the lean physique of many a fighter, but they’re also prone to standing on their hind legs and using their front paws to play or work.

However, this might not be strictly etymologically correct. Some historians think it’s unlikely that such an Anglicized word would be given to a breed that emerged in Germany midway through the 19th century and instead, the title likely derived from a word in the nation’s language instead.

It’s thought that the Boxer dog recognizable to us today was bred from two canine varieties no longer around today — the Danziger Bullenbeisser and Brabanter Bullenbeisser. However, there are a few other possible close relations, including Tibetan Mastiffs, the French Dogues de Bordeaux and Bulldogs.

As already mentioned, the Boxer was put to work almost as soon as they emerged as a distinct dog breed and proved to be a tireless colleague. However, by the start of the 20th century, dog-fighting and hunting had waned in popularity or been outright banned in some places. 

Luckily, the Boxer dog breed didn’t go the same way. In 1904, they were recognized by the American Kennel Club and quickly became favored as family pets, as well as regular prizewinners at dog shows across the globe.

Boxer Breed Appearance

The Boxer dog is a medium-sized and compact canine that looks undeniably strong and powerful to the human eye. Height-wise, you can expect them to grow to between 21 and 25 inches tall, while weight averages between 50 and 80 pounds.

As is becoming increasingly common in the dog breeding world, Boxer dogs are being interbred to create mixes, so you may encounter different variations and types of boxer dogs. For example, Miniature Boxers are growing in popularity as a new hybrid and will be markedly smaller in stature due to their parentage, typically involving a Boston Terrier or even a Chihuahua to make a Boxachi.

Other distinguishing markers of the breed are a docked tail, wrinkly face and ears that can be flat or pointed up depending on the situation. Their coat is short and straight, and usually black, white, fawn or brindle when it comes to colorway. A white boxer dog and black boxer dog are common, but it’s not unusual for either type to have contrasting markings on their body as well. More often than not, eyes are a deep brown and noses are black.
Appearance of Boxer
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Boxer eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Boxer nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
black Boxer coat
Black
white Boxer coat
White
fawn Boxer coat
Fawn
brindle Boxer coat
Brindle
Coat Length
coat
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
pin
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Boxer straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Boxer Breed Maintenance

As well as a fun-loving personality, many parents are fond of the Boxer dog for the lack of maintenance they require compared to other breeds.

Their short coat allows them to groom themselves in the manner of cats, although pet parents can also assist with a weekly session with a soft bristle brush. Overbathing is not recommended as this can play with the balance of natural oils. Fortunately, the Boxer isn’t known to be a smelly dog in general.

Although you won’t be spending too much time on their coat, parents still need to carry out the same tasks as they would for any other breed — this includes regular teeth brushing, nail clipping and checking the ears for signs of infection.

When it comes to the ideal living environment, this is a dog breed that needs temperate conditions — they don’t get along with prolonged exposure to very hot or cold weather. Boxer dogs also need ample space in which to run around and wear themselves out — ideally fenced as their prey drive is high and can sometimes get them into trouble.

It’s important to emphasize that a Boxer dog needs a lot more exercise than a bit of playtime in the backyard. We’d recommend at least 90 minutes of activity a day and up to ten miles of walking a week — if this doesn’t sound doable, you might be better off considering a less energetic breed.


Boxer Dog Health Risks

Sadly, Boxer dogs are susceptible to a number of health conditions. Some of these can develop through sheer bad luck, but you can lower the odds by only dealing with reputable breeders who perform testing on their dogs — you should ask for proof of these when looking for a puppy.



Many diseases from which dogs suffer are more easily treated when caught earlier on — a wellness plan for your pet can include regular testing and monitoring to help diagnose medical problems before they get bigger and more troublesome.



Heart Defects

There are several heart diseases to which Boxer dogs are prone, but Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is one that’s rarely seen in other breeds. In layman's terms, this is an irregular heartbeat and can lead to fainting, coughing, rapid breathing and, sadly, even sudden death.

It usually affects adult dogs over two years old, but can affect the very young – even a Boxer dog puppy – and senior dogs, too. The condition can be quite hard to diagnose due to the inconsistency of the symptoms, but there are several treatment options available if your vet is sure your dog’s heart is affected — this includes medication, the avoidance of strenuous exercise and regular monitoring.

In addition to ARVC, Boxer dogs are more likely to suffer from Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis, which is the narrowing of the main artery that delivers blood to the rest of the body. This can often present as lethargy, fainting, heart murmur, weak pulse or sudden death.

As with ARVC, there are medications available that can alleviate some of the worst symptoms, but surgery is also an option, albeit a risky and expensive one.

Eye Problems

Another body part of the Boxer dog that’s sensitive to disease is the eye. Often, this takes the form of Corneal Opacity, which is when the lens becomes cloudy and the vision impaired. Although this looks serious, it usually doesn’t require treatment and can be allowed to remain — even if it is a minor annoyance to your dog.

Mobility Conditions

An active dog breed, a boxer dog loves to exercise, so it’s heartbreaking when the breed suffers from diseases that limit their ability to run around and play. However, it can happen.

Degenerative Myelopathy is a particularly nasty condition affecting a dog’s spinal cord as it gets older and a Boxer is no stranger to the disease. If you notice your dog’s hind legs getting weaker or causing them distress, this might be the reason why. 

Once a vet’s diagnosed the problem — a lengthy process due to other possibilities — the only option available when it comes to treatment is pain management and trying to ensure a good quality of life throughout their remaining years.

Elbow and Hip Dysplasia are both something Boxer pet parents need to be aware of, too. These occur when one of the bones and joints in the elbows or hips become misaligned and they begin to move with friction rather than the smoothness normally observed.

Again, this can lead to limping and obvious discomfort. However, there are a lot more treatment options available — including medication, physiotherapy and surgery — and the long-term prognosis can be more positive than Degenerative Myelopathy.

Cancer

It’s a sad fact of life that all dogs can be struck down by cancer, but Boxers are more unlucky than other breeds when it comes to this disease. This includes tumors located in the brain, bones, breasts, lymph nodes and mast cells.

When it comes to prevention, there’s little a parent can do and often, treatment options are limited. However, if you share your life with a female Boxer dog, having them spayed before the first heat cycle can lower the risk of breast cancer. In addition, parents should apply sunscreen to white areas of their Boxer dog in order to ward off skin cancer.

The lifespan of a Boxer dog, when otherwise healthy, is typically between 10-12 years.

Feeding a Boxer Dog — What’s the Best Diet?

Boxer dog parents quickly learn that the breed has plenty of stamina and requires high-quality dog food — and plenty of it — to replenish this energy supply. 

They aren’t particularly fussy when it comes to mealtimes, but there are a couple of things for parents to keep in mind.

Number one is the deep-chested breed’s predisposition to bloat, which can occur when a dog wolfs down its food at speed. Spacing out meals across the day or buying a bowl designed to slow your pet down can help avoid this common — but occasionally fatal — problem.

Secondly, the Boxer’s lean frame and short coat make it readily apparent when they’re being overfed. Be sure not to overdo it on treats during their training phase and speak to your vet if you’re ever concerned about their weight .

Boxer dogs need top-quality protein in their meals for fuel and joint support — our partner Dog Food Advisor has put together a list of the best dog foods for Boxers on the market today.


Brushes for Boxer
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Boxer requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Boxer Temperament

Although all dogs need to undergo an effective socialization period during their formative years, it’s especially vital for powerful breeds, like a Boxer. Getting them used to different people, dogs and environments prevents incidents of aggression in later life when they’re harder to control.

In the vast majority of cases, however, a well-adjusted Boxer dog temperament will be gentle, playful and affectionate — even in households with young children and other pets. They’re an innately social breed, which is great when you’re with them but can unfortunately manifest itself as separation anxiety when you’re away.

As veterans of dog shows and multiple jobs, Boxer dogs have a big brain, which pet parents should keep occupied with games, training and lots of different walking routes to help keep their pup stimulated.

Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
10 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
90 minutes
activity minutes

Boxer Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2.5 cups
cup per day cost cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.75 - $2.25
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$52.50 - $67.50
food bag monthly cost

Boxer Height & Weight

6 Months
Sketch of Boxer at six months
Male Boxer size stats at six months
Height: 20.0 inches Weight: 47.5 lbs
Female Boxer size stats at six months
Height: 19.0 inches Weight: 37.5 lbs
12 Months
Sketch of Boxer at 12 months
Male Boxer size stats at 12 months
Height: 22.0 inches Weight: 60.0 lbs
Female Boxer size stats at 12 months
Height: 21.0 inches Weight: 47.5 lbs
18 Months
Sketch of Boxer at 18 months
Male Boxer size stats at 18 months
Height: 23.5 inches Weight: 72.5 lbs
Female Boxer size stats at 18 months
Height: 22.0 inches Weight: 57.5 lbs

Top Boxer Breeders

Check out who made our list for the most reputable Boxer breeders of 2024.
Top Boxer breeder Besten Boxers
Besten Boxers
Mcloud, Oklahoma
Top Boxer breeder Black Dymond Boxers
Black Dymond Boxers
Galt, California
Top Boxer breeder Spencer's Shady Grove Kennel
Spencer's Shady Grove Kennel
Cabool, Missouri
Top Boxer breeder Upstream Boxers
Upstream Boxers
Lexington, Oklahoma
Top Boxer breeder Riverhillboxers
Riverhillboxers
Houston, Missouri
Top Boxer breeder K & J's Boxers
K & J's Boxers
Honey Grove, Texas
Top Boxer breeder Inner Banks Boxers of Blounts Creek Farm
Inner Banks Boxers of Blounts Creek Farm
Blounts Creek, North Carolina
Top Boxer breeder WannaBox
WannaBox
Macedonia, Iowa
Top Boxer breeder Tribute Cockers and Boxers
Tribute Cockers and Boxers
Madill, Oklahoma
Top Boxer breeder BOXER FURBABIES
BOXER FURBABIES
Claremore, Oklahoma

Boxer Owner Experiences

Diesel
3 Years
1 People
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jog
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Eating out
Wubba
Fetch
Hike
I’m so grateful for my wonderful genuine loving compassionate boxer Diesel.
6 years, 4 months ago
buster
10 Years
3 People
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we have lots of expereince with boxers we have had him since he was 8 weeks old
6 years, 3 months ago
4 Years
People
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Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
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Running
All of the Boxers I've walked have been loyal, friendly, and energetic! They are very intelligent dogs, and learn quickly.
6 years, 2 months ago
4 Years
People
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Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
petting
Sniffing
The boxers I have walked have been friendly but not too affectionate. They love to be out and about on walks. They are not aggressive with other dogs but do not really seem too interested in socializing with other dogs as other breeds I have walked. They have always been excited to see myself as a walker and have always been very excited on walks.
6 years, 2 months ago
6 Months
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Running, long walks, play time in the dog park.
It was the best they are mushy and very playfun. With the right training they can become the best dog ever
6 years, 2 months ago
1 Year
People
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Friendliness
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Pastimes
digging
Fetch
being a goofball
Running
The boxer I walked was a total goofball. She was very active, very affectionate, very playful and full of energy. She loved being hugged and butt scratches. She loved getting in your face and smothering you with kisses. She'd love going on long walks and even going to the dog park to play fetch. She was friendly to everyone and other dogs. She was a total sweetheart!
6 years, 2 months ago
1 Year
People
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Walking
Running
Boxers are extremely strong dogs and will pull like crazy to sniff the grass or if they get excited about a squirrel or bird. They are super loving and enjoy people.
6 years, 2 months ago
3 Years
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Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Eating Snacks
Jumping
Run
Boxers are great dogs! They can be very excited, which may come off as aggressive to those who aren't familiar with the breed. They love to play and run around! Their jumping skills are very impressive.
6 years, 2 months ago
2 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Jumping around
Walks
He was still pretty young and high energy as any puppy would be. Super excited to get outside and didn't make frequent sniff stops on his walk. He wanted to go go go. Very stubborn when he figured out we would be turning around to head back for home. He would throw fits and tantrums
6 years, 2 months ago
4 Years
People
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Friendliness
Energy
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Running
The Boxers I've walked have been very energetic. They wanted to get outside asap and explore.
6 years, 2 months ago
3 Years
People
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Friendliness
Energy
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He liked to run
He was super friendly and hyper during my walk! He ran most of the walk, so I was jogging as well because I wanted him to release that energy and have an enjoyable walk! It was a very tiring, yet fun experience!
6 years, 2 months ago
9 Years
People
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Energy
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Pastimes
Walk
The boxer I walk is older and doesn't move too quickly. She is affectionate with people, including children, but doesn't care much for other dogs. We walk at a moderate pace. She loves squirrels.
6 years, 2 months ago
13 Years
People
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Energy
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Walking
Back rubs
Sniffing
I’ve walked a lot of them and have noticed each is weary when I’ve come in. Not aggressive but moreso like “whooooo, are you?” Hahah once they like you and trust you though total and complete sweet hearts who’s loyalty is yours. They’re really goofy and playful but can be serious and too themselves when they want. Very smart and curious too!
6 years, 2 months ago
10 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
Walk
Run
Playing in the snow
People usually get scared when they see Boxers on the street, as they are big dogs. But they wouldn't hurt a fly! All Boxers I've ever met were very sweet and friendly with everyone. They are energetic and playful while young, and tend to become calmer after a few years. Boxers require long walks/ exercise as they are energetic dogs. Boxers are intelligent and tend to learn things quickly.
6 years, 2 months ago
6 Years
People
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Energy
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Pastimes
Playing in the snow
bringing toys to me
From my experience, Boxers have a goofy personality! They will find fun in everyday things. I get the sense that they are very loyal to their owners and to anyone who they know well, but this one was so friendly and wiggly to see me.
6 years, 2 months ago
2 Years
People
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Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
fast walking
Playing
Jumping
Boxers are wonderful! They have lots of energy and loves to jump around and be silly. I have found most boxers to be great family dogs that have a great balance of loving to cuddle and play inside, but also loving to run around outside or go on hikes.
6 years, 2 months ago
8 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
Playing
Hiking
Boxers are such great dogs. This is another dog I’d love to have as a pet. They are super sweet and fun to have in the house. I’ve both walked and puppy sat a few in my dog experiences. They sometimes can be a little territorial on the leash as they are big strong dogs. They do like to box especially if the situation calls for it. Mostly harmless, but if provoked they were put up guard. They love to eat and play. Only thing that puts a damper on them as a pet owner, is their health declines fairly rapidly after age 8. Mostly it’s their hip and bones that are problematic. All together they are an awesome breed and with some TLC, you’ll have yourself an awesome household pet.
6 years, 2 months ago
8 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
Playing
Hiking
Boxers are such great dogs. This is another dog I’d love to have as a pet. They are super sweet and fun to have in the house. I’ve both walked and puppy sat a few in my dog experiences. They sometimes can be a little territorial on the leash as they are big strong dogs. They do like to box especially if the situation calls for it. Mostly harmless, but if provoked they were put up guard. They love to eat and play. Only thing that puts a damper on them as a pet owner, is their health declines fairly rapidly after age 8. Mostly it’s their hip and bones that are problematic. All together they are an awesome breed and with some TLC, you’ll have yourself an awesome household pet.
6 years, 2 months ago
8 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
Playing
Hiking
Boxers are such great dogs. This is another dog I’d love to have as a pet. They are super sweet and fun to have in the house. I’ve both walked and puppy sat a few in my dog experiences. They sometimes can be a little territorial on the leash as they are big strong dogs. They do like to box especially if the situation calls for it. Mostly harmless, but if provoked they were put up guard. They love to eat and play. Only thing that puts a damper on them as a pet owner, is their health declines fairly rapidly after age 8. Mostly it’s their hip and bones that are problematic. All together they are an awesome breed and with some TLC, you’ll have yourself an awesome household pet.
6 years, 2 months ago
8 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
Playing
Hiking
Boxers are such great dogs. This is another dog I’d love to have as a pet. They are super sweet and fun to have in the house. I’ve both walked and puppy sat a few in my dog experiences. They sometimes can be a little territorial on the leash as they are big strong dogs. They do like to box especially if the situation calls for it. Mostly harmless, but if provoked they were put up guard. They love to eat and play. Only thing that puts a damper on them as a pet owner, is their health declines fairly rapidly after age 8. Mostly it’s their hip and bones that are problematic. All together they are an awesome breed and with some TLC, you’ll have yourself an awesome household pet.
6 years, 2 months ago
8 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
Playing
Hiking
Boxers are such great dogs. This is another dog I’d love to have as a pet. They are super sweet and fun to have in the house. I’ve both walked and puppy sat a few in my dog experiences. They sometimes can be a little territorial on the leash as they are big strong dogs. They do like to box especially if the situation calls for it. Mostly harmless, but if provoked they were put up guard. They love to eat and play. Only thing that puts a damper on them as a pet owner, is their health declines fairly rapidly after age 8. Mostly it’s their hip and bones that are problematic. All together they are an awesome breed and with some TLC, you’ll have yourself an awesome household pet.
6 years, 2 months ago
1 Year
People
Health
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Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing catch
Running
playing with other dogs
My boxer had high energy and loved to play at the park. She did what most boxers do and playfully box with other dogs. It was fun to see with another boxer. She loved to cuddle but needed potty training.
6 years, 2 months ago
2 Years
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A very fun walk with this dog high-energy loves to run has a blast walking super fun dog to walk
6 years, 2 months ago
10 Years
People
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Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Fetch
jog
Walk
Cuddling
Boxers are incredibly friendly, energetic dogs. Even at 10 y.o., they act like they are a puppy. It's almost like they get to toddler age and stop growing. Sula loves to jog and play. She also enjoys cuddling and getting right up to you so you can hug her face. Most boxers are just like this! They will jump but they are extremely easy to train. I would highly recommend that anyone adopt a boxer into their life. They're awesome!
6 years, 2 months ago
3 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Chase
Walking
Tug-of-war
Running
Fetch
Very lovable and well bahaved. Just wanted constant attention. Loved going for walks. Always friendly towards others. Easy going.
6 years, 2 months ago
Four Years
People
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Friendliness
Energy
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Fetch
Walk
Chew
Nap
The boxer I walked was so sweet, but he wasn't too smart. He couldn't stay focused and didn't know that many verbal commands however he did respond to the lead... he didn't pull the leash and walked real well but all of sudden would bite down on the leash as if it were a toy... it's definitely a good thing the owner had another dog that kept him in check.
6 years, 2 months ago
2 Years
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Energy
Trainability
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Go to Park
Walk
Play
Hike
Tug-of-war
Chase
Fetch
Eating Snacks
Running
A very high energy dog. They love a good jog through the park. They're also very friendly dogs. I've never had a problem with one being aggressive toward other dogs or people. They are always ready to meet someone new and get butt scratches from whoever they come across. They like to jump on people though because they are prone to over excitement. They also fart a lot so a food that is tailored to their body type is essential unless you want to smell dog farts all day.
6 years, 2 months ago
2 Years
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I walked only one boxer and she was vary hyper active. She liked to jump on u and give u kisses. Boxers also don’t listen sometimes.
6 years, 2 months ago
1 Year
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Eating Snacks
Walk
Run
The dog I walked is only a puppy so he is extremely hyper. He expresses his excitement by jumping and it cannot be controlled. Even after a 30 minute walk, the energy level is still at an all time high.
6 years, 2 months ago
2 Years
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Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Playdate
Go to Park
Walk
Run
Learn a new trick
Play keep away
Play
Chase
Fetch
High Five
Heel
Explore the city
Dog Parks
Perhaps it is my own bias, but everyone loves a boxer. Brooklyn has a winning personality, an adorable face, a never-ending bag of funny antics, and a complete lack of bias toward interactions with strangers and new dog friends. Brooklyn wasn't feeling well when we walked, but no-one would ever have guessed it. There is a dog flu that seems to be going around and unfortunately she caught it. Despite this, she still wanted to play with the leash, with other dogs, with people passing by, with sticks, or with anything she could find and all the while she was making me and those around us smile uncontrollably. Brooklyn does typify the boxer disposition and behavior. Boxers tend to be full of affection, fun, and have a keen ability to listen to whomever is speaking to them. Because Brooklyn is particularly young, she was less cuddly than many of the boxers with whom I have interacted, but I have no doubt that at the end of a long romp, she would be delighted to curl up on the couch with just about anyone. She was more interested in interacting with me, toys, and strangers than she was at searching the ground for treats, and this would a delight unto itself. Her joy lent itself to my own happiness. Though she would have been happy enough to knuckle down and get some distance into our walk, her interest in play did cause us to stop several times and romp on the street with a stick. Watching her ears flop around and her eyes light up is a delight. These moments and her disposition are perfect opportunities to wear her out and to initiate some teaching time. Because she is so willing to listen and is particularly toy-driven, integrating tricks into her play time is quite easy. We worked on the common tricks (sitting, lying down, and shaking hands), but also had the opportunity to work on more advanced tricks (spinning around, standing up, and jumping through the hoop). Though she did not take to the advanced tricks on this first attempt, after several sessions she could easily best a circus dog. Brooklyn brought a special delight to my day through her highly personable disposition and her willingness to engage. On our way home she was particularly excited to say hello to so neighbors with whom she is friends as well as a neighbor dog. Of the many dogs I walk, Brooklyn is a fantastic companion for a sunny afternoon on a crowded street in Williamsburg.
6 years, 2 months ago
1 Year
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Duke was still a pup at about 9mo. So he was very eager to go Go GO. Fortunately there was a quiet neighborhood with few distractions. EVERYTHING moving distracted him, runners, cars, people talking, leaves blowing. He didn't bark once though and was pretty easily distracted back to walking after grabbing his attention. Maybe it was because he was still young, but he didnt care to keep marking things like most other male dogs do. I wouldn't hesitate to walk another boxer again.
6 years, 2 months ago
3 Years
People
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Friendliness
Energy
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Pastimes
Chase
Tug-of-war
Run
My boxer is very nervous around strangers, not aggressive at all, but keeps a safe distance until he decides you're okay. He's very happy and excitable with people he knows, and has a lot of energy. He's not very consistent with his commands, and is especially rambunctious on a leash.
6 years, 2 months ago
3 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Play
Walk
The Boxer I walked was particularly excitable and energetic- more so than most Boxers I know. I grew up with a Boxer who was much more calm, but I know they tend to be an energetic breed. Boxers love people and are super great with kids. Boxers get their name from the fact that when they play with you, they sometimes will stand on their hind legs and move their front paws in a boxing motion. Boxers are very friendly and often do not have boundaries for personal space, but are total lovers. Boxers can take lots of exercise and love play time. My Boxer learned basic commands and tricks and was generally obedient. However, my Boxer that I had growing up did run away a few times, so I would be careful not to let your Boxer off-leash.
6 years, 2 months ago
9 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Chasing birds
Running
The boxers I had had really high energy and would bark at every other dog along a walk. They were strong and would pull a lot. They could be trained, but mostly with treats, and would get bored of the training quickly. That being said, they are very friendly to children and if taught, adapt well to strangers.
6 years, 2 months ago
3 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
I have walked two boxers on the regular and they have been some of the sweetest dogs I have had the privilege to work with. They have tons of energy and love to play with toys but they are amazing on the leash. They don't pull and listen to commands. They are super affectionate and trusting dogs.
6 years, 2 months ago
3 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Jogging
Swim
Tug-of-war
wrestling
Chase
Fetch
Hide & Seek
This boxer was very sweet,he immediately greeted me with the infamous boxer butt wiggle. He loves giving kisses and was very well behaved. He was very smart and well with children from the looks of it.
6 years, 2 months ago
6 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Nala is the sweetest boxer i have ever met. She loves to greet me with hugs and kisses every time i see her. When I ask her if she is ready for a walk, she starts to wag her little tail and even wiggles her body which is too cute. Some times when she gets too excited, she pees a little which is an easy clean. She loves to pull and is a very strong girl. I love a challenge which is why i love to walk big dogs. She always has a big smile on her face when she greets people or when i walk with her. She loves to sniff around and see new places. I always walk near the park where there is plenty of bushes and grass to smell around to satisfy her doggy needs. Whenever i call her name she runs towards me while wagging her tail and gives endless kisses to the point where i cannot handle it.
6 years, 2 months ago
11 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
The boxer I knew was a little silly but so funny and sweet. He knew two commands in his life and it was hard to teach him anything new (he was eleven years old). Very playful dog and extremely energetic. They don't need much grooming and are relatively healthy. Most of all he loved to play with children and people in general. With dogs he was a little too rough and his owner was sure he is not dog friendly. He happened to be dog friendly, just very strong.
6 years, 2 months ago
3 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Snuggles
chewing
Tug-of-war
Running
My Boxer buddy, Athena, is one of my favorite dogs ever. She is so happy when she sees me each day that her whole body shakes in excitement. Immediately she’ll grab a toy and run around with it, as though she’s looking for an outlet for her excitement. Despite her athletic build, once we start walking she’s a surprisingly reluctant walker. For the first half of the walk (the whole time we are walking away from the house) she will walk slowly behind me, and sometimes she’ll stubbornly stop altogether. If she’s bored by the just-plain-walking she’ll grab her leash in her teeth and whip it back and forth wildly, just daring me to play tug of war with her. I’ve learned to give her a stick to hold while we walk. She really loves to chew, and having a stick seems to make her forget that we are doing her least favorite thing - walking. Before we return to her house, Athena and I always go for a run in the park. Once we hit that park, she’s like a different dog, an enthusiastic athlete and an unfettered ball of happiness. We run back and forth or play fetch. It seems that even though she hates walking, she really loves running - not jogging, though, running full blast. Even in all that playing, Athena is a loving dog. If I sit to take a break she will come close and give me some licks to let me know that we’re still friends, even if she lost at tug-of-war and was sore about it. Once we return home, if we happen to pass another dog, Athena will start shaking from excitement, but she’ll also be a little afraid. It’s all so exciting and scary! Ha! If we should meet a cat - oh, the glory of the day can’t be matched! Athena will pull to sniff closer and closer to the cat, then suddenly pull back in abject terror. And then pull to sniff again. In fact, she has the exact same response to Christmas decorations in people’s yards. Finally, as our playtime together comes to a close, Athena will give my face a few hundred licks, curl up next to me on the couch, and silently thank me for showing her a good time. ...Overall, I would love to one day own my own Boxer. Yes, I believe they are stubborn (not just Athena! The last one I walked laid down on the floor and made me drag her [carefully] up the stairs to her kennel by her harness! [With the owner’s permission!]) but they are adoring, playful, entertaining pups which would make any home a happier place.
6 years, 2 months ago
1 Year
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
Tug-of-war
Running
Boxers are very energetic dogs, who love human affection and attention. While a decent size with a big bark, boxers are also scaredy cats, sometimes afraid of their own shade. They are very active, muscular dogs and extremely curious. They will stand on their hind legs in order to gain a better view of whatever has caught their attention. Boxers are quick learner and eager to please their owners and handlers. Because of their short hair, boxers require very minimal grooming, with most of the focus being on the nails. A brush every few days should keep the shedding to a minimum. Due to their shorter snouts, boxers tend to snort. They also produce an astronomical amount of drool. In the end, boxers are giant cuddle bugs, who want nothing more than to sit on your lap and snore.
6 years, 2 months ago
3 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walks
Kisses
pets
The boxer that I walked was an absolute sweetheart! She gave me lots of kisses, and had a lot of energy. She was really the sweetest pup ever, and was a dream to walk. She liked to sniff around, but didn't stand around for too long. She didn't pull on the leash too much either, which was great.She was excited to meet other dogs along the walk, and was not aggressive at all towards them. She was also not aggressive towards other people at all. She seemed very intelligent, and energetic. She loved getting pets, and was very friendly. She had a lot of fun on the walk, and I could just see how happy she was the whole time. If trained right, these dogs are the sweetest, most loving dogs. Don't be intimidated by them, all they want is love, and pets!
6 years, 2 months ago
1 Year
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
Walk
Running
This Boxer was full of energy. We would go on runs together instead of walk! He was young probably why he had a lot of energy however, this breed can get very excited when they go outside for their walks. It is a smart idea to bring them extra water when on a run or brisk walk with them they are very big we can get thirsty very quickly. The boxer I walked was very friendly to all of the people and other dogs at the park. He had certain dog friends at the park which were large breeds like a husky and a poodle. They would play together at the park pretty rough however the other owners were very aware that this was how they play together all the time. It's good to know that the younger boxers need this kind of playtime with their friends in order to get rid of extra energy. Especially the male dogs they need a lot of playtime with other large dogs. It can seem and sound a little scary when they're all playing together when they growl and bark and show their teeth at each other however there is a big difference between when they're playing and when they're actually angry. This dog did not get angry at all he just wanted to play and antagonize the other dogs. It was very funny actually and made me laugh! I was very impressed with this boxer when we ran together because he ran by my side. I could tell that he was trained very well and he would look at me in the eye when I spoke to him so I can tell he knew what I was saying. This breed of dog, in my opinion, makes a great guard dog and a great friend!
6 years, 2 months ago
2 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Play
Run
I've walked more than a couple boxers and each of them had LOTS of energy, strength, and love to give! One in particular pulled on the leash a lot as I was walking him because he had so much energy and wanted to sprint! From my experience, boxers are very sweet and friendly, and love being active.
6 years, 2 months ago
7 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Boxer was very subdued. Though, very strong. Only pulled the leash a little, very polite
6 years, 2 months ago
9 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
This dog is a sweetheart! She’s a Boxer mix with a small terrier & hound breed. She loves exploring the world and investigative of every sound and sight! She’s a very good walker even though she has several years of life behind her. She can easily go 30-60 minutes on a walk. Smart and obedient to your commands. Such a lovely dog to walk!
6 years, 2 months ago
4 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Dog Parks
Running
sticks
I got to spend some time with a Boxer during a reoccurring walk. She was very lively and loved to run laps around the block. Boxer’s are naturally fit and athletic, and have beautiful coats. Boxers are clean dogs and have been known to groom themselves like cats do. The Boxer that I walked was hard to control at times when she was overly excited, but she was very active and fun to play with. They are not aggressive unless they feel threatened but are nice in nature. Boxers are housedogs. Their short noses and short coats make them unsuited to living outdoors, although they'll enjoy having a fenced yard to play in. Obviously, Boxers don’t enjoy being left alone. These breeds do best when a family member is home during the day or if you can take the dog to work.
6 years, 2 months ago
4 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Run
Boxers have very high energy. It was super fun to walk this dog, however I was concerned about holding the leash tight. These dogs have high energy and would be great for a family or single professional. They do drool a lot, which concerned me that the dog was being overheated, so we took a few breaks, but the pup showed excitement so we carried on and had a great walk!
6 years, 2 months ago
2 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
horseplay
Walking
Jogging
Charli is a boxer mix. She is rescue and her owner has had her since September of 2017. I recently started walking Charli about 2 weeks ago. I am scheduled to walk this sweetheart M-F at 12pm for 20mins a day. When I first met Charli she was very skiddish on her walks; she kept her tail sunken for most of the walks during a few days of the first week. She is an extremely reactive dog to any loud noises like cars, and stepping on leaves will frighten this poor pup. After meeting Charli, I looked more into walking reactive and anxious dogs. I learned a few tricks and put them to use. By the time Thursday came during the first week she began to wag her tail more during our walks and she pooped for the first time while walking. I told her owner, Wes, and he was surprised because she has never pooped with him on a walk. After that day, Charli pooped on every single walk we went on. During the second week Charli’s tail began to wag about 3 minutes into our walks, when before her tail wouldn’t wag for about 10 minutes into our walks. I have seen Charli grow so much already during these couple of weeks of walking her. I have even been able to jog behind her while she leads in the front with her tail wagging. We are truly become best friends and I am so thankful to be able to start this growth with her. I love her deeply and would not want to let anyone else walk her. 🐶🐾
6 years, 2 months ago
3 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Boxers are great dogs, they are really easy to train and their temperaments are great around children and usually other dogs as well. This particular guy had the most beautiful coat that was brindle, he looked like a tiger almost! Boxers also you should be cautious walking them in too hot of weather, they are known for having heat strokes, so if your walking one and it's over 80 and its a long walk bring water or ice chips. They love to jump that is probably the hardest thing to train them to not jump on people. I noticed if you put your hand up and just tell them to stop, he seemed to listen. He did pull a lot, as well as other dogs do too but just shorten the leash and say heel and make them walk with you not in-front or behind and they tend to pick it up quick, I'd say quicker than most breeds. This particular guy had a park nearby so we went there and I jogged with him and tried to get in more exercise than just a walk. Boxers also tend to have very sensitive stomachs. So, easy on the treats, and if they have allergies they are usually to seasonal allergies or chicken. So, pay attention to the notes the owner has left. Boxers also are pack animals and need lots of love and attention, so I try and talk to them on the walk and you can see on their facial expressions as well as their body language they really enjoy it when I talk baby talk and keep my tone excited and upbeat! That's also why I love boxers so much because they have such great and hilarious personalities. Boxers are also very sensitive, they love to make us happy and hate disappointing us. So, positive reinforcement are key to training even if it's just during your walk. I know that I noted earlier about boxers sensitive stomachs, if you happen to walk one and they don't have poop bags or just have one tied to the leash, bring at least three to four poop bags because they usually go about three to four times on a walk or during a walk. Also, I noticed when bringing them to the park boxers can get so excited that it can cause them diarrhea. Which if they do I always let the owner know because of health issues. When I notify them I also recommend the punkin. If you want to let the owner know pumpkin really helps, I buy the cans and sometimes if I know I'm returning the next day I ask the owner, if I can bring a treat (canned pumpkin) or just let them know if they have the runs and recommend pumpkin! Not only does the dog enjoy it but the owners usually appreciate it as well! Boxers are probably my favorite breed!
6 years, 2 months ago
3 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
Exploring
The boxer I walked, was a beautiful animal. Very shy and cautious, he even was afraid of my backpack. It took him a while to warm up to me but he was not aggressive at all. He willingly went on the walk with me but was on guard for strange things all the time. He did not show interest in other dogs.
6 years, 2 months ago
5 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
slow walking
Exploring
Boxers tend to be more calm in nature. They keep to themselves a bit more than other dogs such as Golden Retrievers, and are intelligent. They aren't interested in everything around them, and tend to pick and choose what they want to take interest in. Boxers are overall obedient dogs and will listen to their owners.
6 years, 2 months ago
2 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Boxers tend to be on the more rambunctious side, this pup definitely fell into that category. I had to be careful around busy roads because he would leap after moving cars, being in Atlanta it was a struggle to find a safe space to walk him. Boxers are also known to be very friendly, though he would leap at other people / dogs it was always a friendly pursuit. They are very curious and get distracted easily. I helps to bring treats along incase you need to distract them or guide them to a better walking area. Also be careful in doggie parks, boxers have great legs and can easily get over fences if something peaks their interest.
6 years, 2 months ago
6 Months
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Meeting dogs
Dog Parks
Play keep away
Walk
meeting people
I've had nothing but good experiences with boxers! They're very affectionate and well behaved. There's one I walk fairly regularly who is a total angel! She's always very excited to meet new people and dogs on walks, to the great delight of everyone we meet. She also is a huge fan of the dog park, where she likes to play keep away with people and dogs, as well as run until she can't run anymore. She pulls quite a bit, but listens very well to the commands she knows. I've found keeping her on a shorter leash helps a lot, as does the familiarity that comes from walking her regularly.
6 years, 2 months ago
5 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Jogging
barking
Running
I have grown up with boxers my entire life. They are giant goof balls that love attention. The dog i walked loved to say hi to anyone and anything. From past experience, i would say boxers can be very stubborn. Make sure you train them early on in their life.
6 years, 2 months ago
1 Year
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
Run
Boxer puppies are very energetic, jumpy, curious and full of energy. They are very sweet and active dogs. Have to be taken on long walks/runs to keep them healthy.
6 years, 2 months ago
4 Months
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
Rinning
Jumping
Playing in the snow
This was the clients first time with Wag and it ended up being a wonderful experience! Little Minnie just a young pup was quite a doll for her first walk! We even met up with friends of her own and joined them in the doggie park (owner approved).
6 years, 2 months ago
7 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing with the ball
Meeting other dogs
Walks
Sniffing
I walked a female boxer a couple of times and she was great and full of energy. He loved to give kisses and to be pet. She was really good on the leash, even if she pulled sometimes when other dogs were around. She was never aggressive, always very playful and full of love to give!
6 years, 2 months ago
9 Months
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Explore the city
Walk
The Boxer I had the opportunity to walk was still a pup, around 9 months old. Despite his young age, he was a very well behaved dog. We had a very pleasant walk, cruising around the local park. While on the walk, the Boxer pulled a bit, more out of excitement, which is more than understandable for a young dog. Corrections worked somewhat, but for the majority of the walk, the Boxer looked to lead the way. They are a strong dog, so make sure to keep a tight grip on the leash. While at the park, the Boxer loved to seek out squirrels. This obviously caused more pulling and some jumping up, so remember to pay attention while walking this athletic breed. On strong pull and you could have a loose dog. The young Boxer was a very sweet dog. She was able to walk by other dogs no problem. It was a lovely walk, just one were attention to detail is crucial.
6 years, 2 months ago
4 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
Running
pets
Boxers generally have lots of energy and get excited very easily. All of the boxers I've walked have been very excited when I arrived and usually will jump up on you to say hello. They're big but very clearly not aggressive and just getting a little physical out of excitement. They're very playful and love to fetch or roughhouse a little bit. Sometimes it's difficult to get their leash or harness on because of how excited they are and they have a hard time sitting still and being patient, especially if they're kept in a kennel while their owner is out. Giving them a few minutes to jump around and be silly before you try to put their leash on usually helps. The younger boxers I've walked are a bit aggressive with other dogs we pass on the street. I usually cross the street to avoid them and to keep the boxer from getting over-excited. However, I've also walked an older boxer a few times and she is very calm and collected around other dogs so this seems to vary a bit depending on their energy level and training.
6 years, 2 months ago
2 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
The boxer I walked with was very friendly. When I arrived at the owners home it he was first trying to protect the area by barking at me but then quickly realized I was there to walk him and calmed down. Smart dog. He liked sniffing around a lot as well. Almost like a hound dog sniffer. Great walker though. He wasn't really affectionate but sweet! He has high energy at first but when I hit the mile mark on walking he seemed to calm down and get his business done :) Definitely a breed that I would not leave alone in the house for a long time because they are very likely to rip things apart. Otherwise, good pup! I would definitely own a boxer.
6 years, 2 months ago
7 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Boxers are super fit dogs and are ideal for people that like exercise. They can go on long walks or runs. They can be trained and are pretty loyal to their owner. Boxer are definitely the loud dogs you hear when getting even near a house. The boxers I Have walked have been friendly to me but I do not put it past them to fight when needed. They know the drill and do not fight to get ready to go outside. The obey commands and make for a smooth walk. They do not care for other dogs and ignore them even when they are being barked at uncontrollably. They remain calm and focused. The are very protective of their owners and loyal. They are not very playful. They enjoy fetching but more for the exercise than for the play.
6 years, 2 months ago
3 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Titus, the Boxer, came to us as an eight-week-old puppy and quickly became a beloved member of our family. We got a taste of what was in store for us when we picked him up at an all-Boxer specialty dog show. As we navigated through the many dog pens containing Boxers we saw these eager dogs jumping four feet into the air like they were on pogo sticks. This is a built-in superpower that Boxers have and should you ever get one, the friends you have over will remark at the paw prints that made it six feet high on your sliding glass doors. The Boxer’s enthusiasm to be with people is un-matched. They bond with one family though and also serve as good guard dogs as they will always announce when a stranger is at the door. Some dogs like to catch frisbees and some dogs like to catch sticks, but the Boxer’s toy of choice is Mr. Ball. Playing fetch with a ball is a Boxer’s favorite activity behind being with its People. Boxers also enjoy running and to see one in full gallop, is to see elegance in motion. Boxers are a breed that requires little grooming and I was always amazed at how little they shed. Compared to our German Shepherd which leaves tumbleweeds of hair a day after the vacuum has come through, the Boxer leaves little trace of its fur. Boxers are known to be great with children and in our experience this also proved to be true. While our Boxer bonded most closely with the alpha figure in the home, Titus always keenly listened for our children’s school bus to drive past so he could be waiting to greet them at the door. There are only two things that may be called negatives when it comes to a Boxer. One, they enjoy trash-diving immensely and they are pros at sneaking food off the table. It is quite difficult to break them of this habit. They are also jumpers, as was previously noted, so being greeted by them jumping all over you or your guests is a given. What worked for us was having a pet corrector spray near the door. They learn quickly so one or two sprays are enough to deter them in the future and you may only need to hold the spray can for him to see it and back off. Our Boxer was a delightful companion and we prefer this breed now above all others.
6 years, 2 months ago
3 Years
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
A Boxer is an awesome sight, and a forever kid. A male Boxer can be quite large and if not properly trained can be a hand full on a walk, but they are great. The males can be possessive and territorial, so when approaching other dogs I usually cross the street. They lover to jump and bark, but are not mean. Boxers are smooth and graceful, and very powerful. As stated above Boxers keep a good part of their puppy attitude, so be sure that you keep a tight leash and be ready for anything. They are social and love to say hello to every dog and person they see, but can be quite gentle with children. I try to ask the owner if they can be socialized. If the dog is well trained he/she will love to say hello to everyone you pass. Be ready for a fast pace, they are very energetic and can be a great runner.
6 years, 2 months ago
Captain Jack (AKA Cappy)
5 Months
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking,
Playing in the park
Playing with toys
Cappy has been a good dog. He hates the snow though. Every time is snows or gets cold, he has an accident or four. He likes to jump and chase the cats. His training is coming nicely, but he gets too excited. He is being crate-trained.
6 years ago
Roxie
10 Years
5 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Playing fetch
snuggling
Walking
She was an amazing dog and i loved her so much. She was so sweet loving and no one could ask for a more perfect dog. Boxers are the best❤️❤️❤️
5 years ago
Lucy
8 Years
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Run
Road trip
Hike
Tug-of-war
Camp
Fetch
Walks
Snuggle
We have had Lucy since 3 months old and she was very quick to learn. She has always been very agreeable and easy to get along with. She loves most people and animal, however, is territorial of other dogs and her family. She also is very intuitive about people and isn't fond of some. She is always mild mannered though regardless. She loves family and I am pretty sure she thinks her and I are attached at the hip. She has been a great friend to my daughter while growing up but she definitely is more glued to me and has more separation anxiety if I am away. I can't imagine my life without her and don't remember a time without her. She came into our lives when we needed her most and has been so healing for us. She can not swim, which I found out the hard way while cottaging. She has travelled across the country with us though. I love nature and outdoors and she has done well with this but is still very sensitive to extreme temperatures. I highly recommend boxers if you are high energy, in need of companionship and have a lot of love to give.
5 years, 4 months ago
baxter
8 Years
3 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Run
I have 2 boxers 1 8year old male and 3 year old female I just love this breed They just always want to play or lay on your lap 70 pound
5 years, 3 months ago
Thorny AKA Ramathorn
4 Years
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Go to Park
Playing with kids
Walk
Run
Play
Chase
Fetch
Go on Vacation
High Five
Shake
taking naps
training
snuggling
Shopping
Dressing up
Going on drives
Playing in the snow
Napping
Explore the woods
Look out the window
Learn a new trick
Catch treats
Play keep away
Tug-of-war
Dog-friendly events
Off-leash
Bubbles
Playing in the River
Meeting new people
Playing with balls
Earning treats
Welcoming Daddy home
We got Thorny at 7wks old, 9 mons after our first Boxer boy passed from cancer complications at 10yrs old. I am disabled so I missed having a Boxer in the house and Thorny would be ready to come home the weekend of my hubbys 30th birthday! We took a weekend trip to Vermont to get him, and I made it a surprise for my husband! I took over training Thorny which was very different than our first who was abused and we rescused at almost 7 mons old. But he learned quickly and became a fast staple of our family and household! He loves meeting new people and especially children! He is now registered as my emotional support animal and is my 24/7 constant companion. I dont know what my life would be like without him. He is a muscular 100lbs and very tall for an American Boxer, plus a Sealed Brindle so everyone always asks what hes mixed with bc he looks black and is so big they dont believe he is all Boxer, but he is 100%! Our first Boxer was bred in Hungary and was also 100lbs and very large but brindle and his previous owners cropped his ears. No one ever doubted he was a boxer lol. But with my Thorny boy we get questioned all the time. I dont mind it because then we get to educate people on Sealed Brindles. Hes very sociable and loves going to dog themed activities with us, I especially love dressing him up! I dont think we will ever own a breed other than Boxers based on our experience thus far with the 2 we've had over the last 14-15 yrs! Best dogs out there in my opinion!
5 years, 3 months ago
Dumbo
Five Years
1 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
My dog is a friend and better than family
5 years, 3 months ago
Cooper
7 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
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Cooper is a three legged boxer the is really cute.
5 years, 1 month ago
Diego
1 Year
4 People
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Go to Park
Walk
Run
Go Camping
Look out the window
Learn a new trick
Hike
Tug-of-war
Nap
Play
Chase
Fetch
High Five
Hide & Seek
Speak
Shake
Dog Parks
Eating Snacks
Tag
Bubbles
Laying in the sun
My big baby has been the light of my life. I know, I know, most people say that with their pets. But for me, Diego has brought sunshine back. He is the reason I go out more (with him of course). Ever since he was a puppy, he would always follow me around and focus on me. He has also been very bright. He would do a trick at least 4 times, and he gets it right away! I've had fun training him. I taught him jump, speak, sit, down, play dead, leave it (where he doesn't get the treat), kiss, up (which he puts his front paws on my arm), drop it (only deals with anything other than treats, those are gone in a second), stay, give me your paw, wave, and fist bump. The one thing he absoulutely hates is bath time. When he hears bath he takes off running. And then he hides, which he isn't really good at. He is also a sort of hassle, but that's what happens when you get a boxer! You basically get a big baby!
5 years, 1 month ago
Angel
9 Years
3 People
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Playing with friends
Running laps
wrestling
Playing in the snow
Angel was born on my bedroom floor and she was the very first all white boxer we ever seen so we decided to keep her. She is a very simple girl. She loves me and my family with all her heart especially my nieces and nephews. She getting pretty old now but she still has a lot of pep in her step. Boxers are easily the best breed of dog I have ever had!
4 years, 10 months ago
Laci
7 Years
3 People
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Awesome dog but very stubborn. Was very hyper for first 3 years
4 years, 8 months ago
Stella
14 Years
2 People
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Best freind ever & always at my side.There is no love like the love of a boxer. Intelligent,loyal loving,devoted, protecive,very calm after 3 years old, for me, easily trained, only need positive reinforcement with this breed I have learned.Highly in tuned with me and my hubby.Very,very clean and brush her once a month and once every few days during shedding months (April and September).Abbsolute pleasure to share our home with. Never barks without reason, best hearing guard dog hands down.House broken within days of positive training and not once in 14 years has she messed the house, not once. Amazing search and tracking ability was insticive to her. Weary of strangers and truly fearless when she feels we are being threatened. Very loving to our freinds and family. First boxer we have had and not one regret.
4 years, 6 months ago
Kona
1 Year
1 People
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Fetch
Hike
Swim
Walk
Frisbee
My family had 2 boxers, 1 was deaf, and we loved them dearly. When I was ready to get to my own pup, I knew I had to get a boxer because they are so lovingly and loyal. I got Kona from a family that was having their 1st ever boxer litter when she was about a 7 weeks old. She was very trainable to go potty and basic commands (e.g., sit, down, shake, come). Some other commands she’s a bit stubborn with (e.g., drop, leave it, no jumping with new people). She is also crate trained and loves her bed. I’ve never put her in there for punishment and she goes to it as her safe space (during thunder storms or really, really tired). Also cannot trust her out if I’m gone just yet at 1 year old. Tried and she made a mess on 3 occasions. Kona is a bigger jumper which was new to me as my other boxers rarely jumped, especially when excited if we’re going to play fetch or frisbee. Speaking of energy, we walk everyday in the morning and even for a minimum of 30 min and play 1-2 during the day outside for 15-20 min each time. This usually suffices but still, boxers got some real energy! Boxers definitely shed! The hairs are just small so I vacuum every other day and brush her every other day. She has some allergies so vet recommended Zyrtec and coconut oil when she’s have skin irritations. Boxers are the sweetest dog and just want to be close to their humans! They are protective and friendly all at the same time!
4 years, 5 months ago
Tesa
6 Years
1 People
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She is my psd service dog. She is perfect and has saved my life!
4 years, 1 month ago
dez
3 Years
5 People
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Walk
we were waking like allways and he stop and bark because there was a man with a gun.
3 years, 11 months ago
Noa
11 Months
8 People
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Go to Beach
Walk
Run
Explore the woods
Jogging
Play
Hike
Tug-of-war
Nap
Fetch
Hide & Seek
Shake
Frisbee
Bubbles
Eating Snacks
Laying in the sun
It's been such a great adventure while it's only been a few months with her. She really makes the day way brighter and fun.
3 years, 7 months ago
Finn
6 Months
5 People
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Hike
Swim
Play
Paddleboarding
Finn is very sweet and very goofy. We love him very much, but we have some issues with severe itching.
3 years, 6 months ago
Tucker
3 Years
2 People
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This is my first ever dog and I'm in my 50's . Tucker is sweet and well behaved. He has been easy to train and loves other dogs and most importantly, he loves our grandkids.
3 years, 5 months ago
luna
1 Year
4 People
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Fetch
Tug-of-war
she is a great dog and fun
3 years, 4 months ago
Charlie
2 Years
2 People
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Walk
Learn a new trick
Tug-of-war
Fetch
High Five
Dog Parks
Eating Snacks
Playing in the snow
Charlie loves to play and is a very sweet, loving girl. She's very intelligent and can learn something pretty quick. Yet, can be stubborn at times and loves to talk back! She also tends to get jealous very easily, whether my boyfriend and I are next to each other or if we pay any attention to another dog. When they say boxers tend to be high maintenance, it's no joke! But with the right amount of physical exercise and mental stimulation, they are such a great, loving, and gentle breed.
2 years, 11 months ago
Bob
4 Months
5 People
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Walk
Shake
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Nap
Tug-of-war
hes amazing and sweet, although hes very loud when he snores! he always wants to be a part of everything, defineately a velcro dog.I dont think he would make that good of a guard dog though, hes always running away from other little dogs a quarter of the size of him!
2 years, 9 months ago
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My Dog Has Swollen In Her Ear

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Hello this could be a hematoma or an ear infection. It would be best for him to see your vet so that they can drain this ear.
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How much food do they eat

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Is my dog a boxer because it has a pretty long and tall body and it’s face it’s a bit longer than any other boxer, but looks just like one besides those 3 features being slight more than other boxers I’ve seen.

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Book me a walkiee?
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