Boxers Rescues

Boxers are muscular and strong dogs that have a square bulldog-type muzzle that actually characterize the breed. They have an energetic and elastic gait animals with a short coat and therefore easy to groom. The usual colors of the breed are fawn and brindle; these colors are acceptable by the standard. There can be white markings on the body and the eyes should be dark brown.

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Boxers Rescues Pictures - Size and Proportion

Height: 21-25 in (53-63 cm)
Weight: 53-70 lbs (24-32 kg) The body of the dog is well proportioned and strongly built. The dogs are very compact, strong, muscular and square-shaped. The males are naturally bigger than females.
Eyes: The eyes are dark and set wide apart and are not excessively prominent.
Ears: The ears are well set apart.

Boxers Rescues Pictures - Head

The head is the main characteristic of the breed. It must be of harmonious proportions and the muzzle is 1/3 the distance between the occiput and the tip of the nose and 2/3 the skull width. The occiput should not be protruding. The face of the dog is highly expressive and the wrinkles reflect a dog's mood with an amusing precision. The upper jaw is shorter than the lower one. The teeth of the Boxers meet in the scissors bite.

Boxers Rescues - Introduction and History

There are several theories on Boxers' origin. Some think, that they were bred by way of crossing of the English Bulldog with Brabanter, an old Belgium breed of dogs. Others relate them to German Mastiff type Bullenbeiszer and Barenbeiszer dogs. Early Boxer dogs were white in color, but extensive use of the dog in police work prompted club specialists to exclude the white species from the show ring.

Early predecessors of Boxers, favored by royalties and elite personalities, exhibited their strength and agility. Their uses were for bull-, boar- and bear-hunting due to their endurance and tenacious grip. Later they became working-class dogs and used in cattle driving.

In the 1860, the foundation of the German Boxer Club began. In 1895, it was officially recognized, and then it drafted the breed standard. Pictures of those days show that early Boxers were white in color, but in 1925, the confirmation project excluded the white species.

At the beginning of the 20th century, the first Boxer was brought to the USA, and in 1915, the first Boxer Champion was registered at the American Kennel Club. In 1949, the breed made a real splash, and a 2-year-old Boxer, named Bang Away, started his six-year series of dog show victories.

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 Boxers Rescues - Description

Boxers have a distinctively strong body build with powerful neck, straight front legs, deep and roomy chest and dark eyes. Their upper jaw is shorter than the lower one, and this adds a tough streak to their general appearance. The movement of muscles and proud stance give the dog a highly noble and statuesque look.

Height: Dogs - 22-25 inches (at the withers); bitches - 20-23 inches
Weight: Dogs - 60-70 pounds; bitches - 55-65 pounds

Boxers have a short coat, which is easy to groom. They occur in Fawn and Brindle, often featuring white markings. The Fawn may range from a light tan to a dark, almost red color. The Brindle can feature either clear narrow stripes against the fawn background or dark tiger stripes; the Fawn appearing barely observable between thick tiger stripes.

Boxers Rescues - Behavior

If you are looking for a pet who could keep you smiling all day long, the Boxer is the right choice for you. These dogs are extremely playful, boisterous, and they carry this hilarity from puppyhood through to their senior years. When playing or fighting, they use their front paws, which actually gave them their current name.

Boxers require several hours of daily exercise, which will help control their high energy level. They have a way of jumping at people, and it is an undesirable trait of behavior, and needs eliminated through patient and consecutive training. When excited, Boxers can perform various funny tricks, like circling their bodies in a kidney-shaped figure, jumping and even somersaulting.

Boxers are very good with children, and they even have the ability to control their activity when playing with them. However, in this case careful supervision is required in order to avoid accidental traumas. Boxers are protective around their families, and care is necessary to avoid unpleasant incidents with your dogs and guests.

Boxers are domination-seeking creatures, and you, under no circumstances, should allow them to get the better of yourself in terms of who is the master. On some occasions, Boxers can display stubbornness, which needs correction with patience and without excessive toughness.