A well-conditioned Boxer is an awesome sight. A male can stand as high as 25 inches at the shoulder, females a little shorter. Their muscles ripple beneath their short, tight-fitting coat. The dark brown eyes and wrinkled forehead give the face an alert, curious look. Boxers move like the athletes they’re named for: smooth and graceful, but powerful. The coat can be fawn (tan to mahogany-red) or brindle (kind of like tiger stripes), with white markings.
They are patient and spirited with children, but also protective, making them a popular choice for families. Their heritage as a chaser of wild game means that they spend a good deal of time jumping and leaping about, and as young dogs, they are constantly in need of correction to teach them to stay “down.” They need daily exercise. Boxers are highly intelligent but intolerant of repetitious commands that they consider boring - they definitely have minds of their own and are excellent problem solvers.
Did You Know?
The Boxer springs from a line of dogs known throughout the whole of Europe during the 16th century and is one of many descendents of the old fighting dog of the high valleys of Tibet.
The Boxer is cousin to practically all recognized breeds of the Bulldog type, all of which go back to basic Molossus blood.
Flemish tapestries of the 16th and 17th centuries depict scenes of stag and boar hunting, featuring ancestors of the Boxer.
The Boxer reached its greatest perfection and development in Germany.
Until dogfighting and bullbaiting were outlawed, the Boxer, like all dogs of his type, was used for this purpose.
The Boxer was one of the first breeds selected in Germany for police training.
colors & Markings
Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.
|Description||Desc.||Standard Colors||Std. Colors||Registration Code||Reg. Code|
|Description||Desc.||Standard Markings||Std. Markings||Registration Code||Reg. Code|
|Black Mask, White Markings||005|