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Boxer

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Dog Breed Group
Working Dogs 
Origin of Breed
Germany for baiting bulls and as a guard dog. 
Life Expectancy
10 to 12 years 
Color
reddish brown or brindle 
Coat
Short and smooth; no undercoat 
Exercise Needs
Requires daily work or exercise 
Temperament
High energy level, bouncy and playful, even-tempered. Strong and stubborn. Makes an excellent watchdog and will restrain an intr 
Good with Children
Good with children and intensely loyal to its family. 
Grooming Needs
Weekly brushing needed. 
Average Size - Male (in)
22.5 - 25 
Average Size - Female (in)
21 - 23.5 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
53 - 71 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
53 - 71 
Health Issues
The Boxer is subject to heart disease, cancer, stroke, and skin problems. Sinus infections, heatstroke, and breathing difficultiv
Living Conditions
Highly adaptable to both city or country living. 

Breed Description

The Boxer is a smooth-haired working dog breed named for its manner of "boxing" with its sturdy front paws when beginning to fight. The ancestery of the Boxer can be traced back to the mastiff-type dogs which were taken into batttle against the Romans by the Cimbrians, a Germanic tribte. They were originally trained to hunt bear and boar, and then were used as cattle dogs. Because of its reputation for courage, aggressiveness, and intelligence, it has been used in police work but is also valued as a watchdog and companion. It is a trim, squarely built dog with a short, square-shaped muzzle, a black mask on its face, and a shiny short-haired coat of reddish brown or brindle.

Breed Infobits

The Boxer is a smooth-haired working dog breed named for its manner of "boxing" with its sturdy front paws when beginning to fight. The ancestery of the Boxer can be traced back to the mastiff-type dogs which were taken into batttle against the Romans by the Cimbrians, a Germanic tribte. They were originally trained to hunt bear and boar, and then were used as cattle dogs. Because of its reputation for courage, aggressiveness, and intelligence, it has been used in police work but is also valued as a watchdog and companion. It is a trim, squarely built dog with a short, square-shaped muzzle, a black mask on its face, and a shiny short-haired coat of reddish brown or brindle.

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