The Boxer was originally discovered in Germany in the 1800s being used as a guard dog as well as to bait bulls and for dog fighting until these sports were illegal. There are many different beliefs about the Boxer’s history such as being a descendent of the Dogue de Bordeaux and that they were a relative to the Tibetan Mastiff from the 16th century. However, many people agree that the Boxer is related to the Bulldog and the ancient Roman breed, the Molossus. In addition to its other uses, the Boxer was also good at hunting stag and boar as seen in 16th century tapestries. No matter which history you believe, most agree that the Boxer came from mixing the Danziger and Brabanter Bullenbeisser, Mastiffs, and Bulldogs. By the 1900s, the Boxer was becoming popular as a show dog, family pet, and were the first police and military dogs. The breed was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904, won their first championship in 1915, and now they are the 10th most popular breed in America. The Bull Terrier originated in England in the 1800s and was originally used for dog fighting. Once that sport became illegal, they were used for herding, hunting rats and mice, and as a guard dog. The Bull Terrier is a mix of a Bulldog and Old English Terrier, which is now extinct. At one point, they were bred with white English Terriers, white Bulldogs, and Dalmatians to make a white Bull Terrier. This dog became popular as a companion to the men and got the nickname of White Cavalier when they rode with English gentries in the carriages. The breed is well known for its large head that is shaped like a football. They were accepted by the AKC in 1885 and are now the 57th most popular breed in America.