Dog Breed Guide: Boxers
By Dr. Marc, a veterinarian and guest blogger for pet insurance provider Pets Best Insurance.
About the boxer dog
Height: Male 22.5”-25”; Female 21”-23.5”
Weight: Male 65-80 lbs; Female 50-65 lbs
Life Span: 8-10 years
Coat: Short and straight
Color: Brindle, Fawn or White
Energy Level: High
Is a boxer the right dog breed for you?
The Boxer is typically bred for a stable temperament and is generally good with children. They can be aloof around strangers and are good watchdogs, but also love human contact. They are high energy and require daily exercise and play sessions to stay mentally challenged. Boxers are very intelligent, somewhat independent and possess great strength and stamina. They can have a well developed prey drive, making off-leash activities ill advised. They have low grooming needs. Boxers don’t tolerate extremes in temperatures well.
5 Common medical issues with the boxer dog breed
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Photo at top by Matt Hands
Photo by Matt Hands
Bella the boxer playing with her duck toy. Submitted by Carrie T.
Bella the boxer smiles for the camera. Submitted by Carrie T.
Buddy the boxer is sometimes a clown and a fierce protector. Submitted by Glennda.
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