What Everybody Ought To Know -- About How To Make A Boxer Dog Happy, Healthy and Obedient

But first things first...

Why do you need a dog?

Why not any other dog?

Are all questions that you need to answer before you decide on actually getting a Boxer dog.

I will try to illustrate a few pointers which might be a guide to you in helping you decide...

But I warm you, I just LOVE them, so I guess I'll be a bit biased. Need not worry however, I'll try to convey the most honest facts and opinions about them!

Fact #1) Boxers are of a distinguishable breed!

They are of a medium-built and strong breed of dogs, that got its name from its habit of standing on the hind legs to begin a fight and boxing with the front paws.

Fact #2) Boxers are working dogs.

They've been trained to be:

  • Hunting dogs
  • Police dogs
  • Seeing-eye dogs for the blind
  • Guard dogs
  • Circus dogs
  • Courier dogs on the battlefields during World War I and World War II
  • Fighting dogs in the once popular sport of dog fighting.

Even the American Kennel Club (AKC) categorizes Boxer Dogs as the largest breed registered in the "working dog" category.

Fact #3) They are Great Companions.

Other than his heavy-duty capabilities, he can be a great friend!

Fact #4) They're handsome dogs!

The standing height of a full-grown female is 21 - 25 inches at the shoulder, and weight between 50 and 65 pounds. The male can be taller and 15 pounds heavier.

Good looking with chiseled head, square jaw and muscled body.
Its ears are cropped and erect that enhance its hearing - the Boxer's most developed sense.

They come in a range of attractive basic colors of beige and brindle.

You can never get enough of Boxer dogs' good traits! They're always alert and watchful, definitely an instinctive guard dog, but also a cozy housedog that is sensitive to temperature extremes.

Even their personality is great!

Boxers are calm dogs that will not bark without cause. Their expressive faces - the wrinkled forehead and dark, touching eyes - are a charming quality that sets the Boxer family apart from other breeds.

If you ask a boxer dog owner about the resemblance of his dog to himself, he'd probably tell you that his dog can almost mirror his mood!

So you wouldn't think it was my biased opinion, many devoted and content owners of Boxers dogs have come up with a long list of attributes and traits of their favorite pet.

Which include...

  • Alert
  • Boisterous
  • Boundless energy
  • Brave
  • Canine clown
  • Courageous
  • Devil dog
  • Devoted
  • Dignified
  • Exuberance
  • Family dog
  • Fearless
  • Friendly
  • Hearing dog
  • Intelligent
  • Intuitive
  • Keen judge of character
  • Loving
  • Loyal
  • Patient with children
  • People dog
  • Poor swimmer
  • Playful
  • Quick learner
  • Self-assured
  • Smart
  • Soulful
  • Spirited
  • Stoical
  • Vigilant
  • Working dog
  • Wonderful pet

Are YOU intrigued?

When you become a Boxer dog owner, I'm sure you'll want to add to the list.