Boxer Breed Maintenance
Occasional grooming will help to keep your Boxer looking wonderful. While they tend to groom themselves, much like cats, a weekly brushing with a soft bristle brush can maintain a good coat. Baths should only be as needed, as they can remove the skin’s natural oils. Shedding is average, and can occur seasonally. General maintenance includes brushing teeth twice a week, trimming nails to prevent cracking and splitting, and cleaning ears of debris regularly. Overall, the Boxer is a clean breed who is not known to smell. The Boxer is a very energetic breed, and needs mental stimulation and physical exercise daily to keep boredom at bay. Running in a yard, or daily walks, can help to satisfy this need, but be sure to have a fence as the drive for prey is high in Boxers. With enough exercise, the Boxer can thrive even in an apartment setting. Extreme temperatures are not ideal for this short-coated breed, and prolonged exposures to very hot or cold weather can lead to bodily stress.