This dog is a great, playful companion for a family. It does not do well in extreme hot or cold weather.
This fun-loving family pet originated in Germany in the 1800s as a cross between the Bulldog and Mastiff. They were originally kept as butcher's dogs to control cattle, and were one of the first breeds to be used as police and military dogs in Germany. Boxers are playful and outgoing, but require lots of attention. They make great family pets and do best in moderate temperatures as they are sensitive to heat and cold. Boxers require a long walk or a daily run to fulfill their exercise needs. Their short coat needs only the occasional brushing to remove dead hair.
Breed Details & Traits
Height: Male: 22.5-25"; Female: 21-23.5"
Weight: Male: 65-80 lb; Female: 50-65 lb
Lifespan: 8-10 years
Affectionate, Playful, Working group,
Common Health Concerns for Boxer:
Less Common Concerns for Boxer:Return to Trupanion Pet Health Guide
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