Full grown adults measure on average between 22 and 25 inches tall at the withers, with the females being slightly smaller than the males.
Full grown adults weigh on average between 55 and 70 pounds, with the females being slightly smaller than the males.
There are four colors recognized officially in Boxers, fawn, brindle and reverse brindle. 1. FAWN, being a shade of brown ranging from almost yellow to a reddish tan and dark honey-blond or golden brown with white markings, often on the underbelly and paws. 2. BRINDLE meaning a fawn color with black stripes. 3. "WHITE BOXERS" refer to Boxers that their white markings cover more of their body than their base color. 4. REVERSE BRINDLE which is black with white markings, often on the underbelly and paws. If you look at a reverse brindle in bright sunlight, on the right angle, you'll see that they appear look all chocolate brown. Often times this becomes ore apparent as they age but they will always mainly appear jet black.
"The character of the Boxer is of the greatest importance and demands the most solicitous attention. He is renowned from olden times for his great love and faithfulness to his master and household. He is harmless in the family, but distrustful of strangers, bright and friendly of temperament at play, but brave and determined when aroused. His intelligence and willing tractability, his modesty and cleanliness make him a highly desirable family dog and cheerful companion. He is the soul of honesty and loyalty, and is never false or treacherous even in his old age."
1938 AKC Boxer breed standard:
Boxers are loved as a family dogs, especially as families with small children. Boxers are very difficult to provoke anger, and thus do very well with small children pulling their ears and playing with them. Boxers also have a protective instinct over children, almost as if they know that small children need special protection.
Boxer interaction and attention they need:
Boxers do need plenty of free time to run off their energy. spend most of their time outside, except in the winter. If Boxers have lack of exercise, it can lead to boredom-based behavior and boredom for boxers means digging holes and chewing. We only experience boredom with our Boxers in the winter time but only on occasion as we have a large group and they tend to stimulate each other and are always by us, their human family. Boxers are focused, alert, fearless, energetic, smart dogs who are a joy to live and work with. Boxers, we find good nerves and this is very important in a Boxer - thanks to their balanced temperaments our dogs are excellent travelers that are not fazed by anything. They adjust easily to new situations, love people and possess superb personalities.
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Boxers are a descendent of the Bullenbeisser from Germany of Mastiff descent. They were originally bred in the late 1800's, the breed the stabilized and put on exhibition for the first time in a dog show in Munich, 1895.