If you want an intelligent, agile dog to have as a pet for hanging around you whenever you need some company or with which to showoff at the obedience competitions, you should consider the Boxer since it covers all these fields and it also is a great dog with children. A downside can be if left completely untrained the fact that he can be really boisterous and can cultivate a bad habitue of jumping at people. However the boxer is one of the most sociable and trustworthy dog breeds and some minimal training will turn it into an excellent companion.
Even if he just literally jumps at them and not doing anything to them, people will still get scared especially children. So please just take some time and train your dog on how to behave. A Boxer dog can make a great bodyguard for you and your household. You should make sure that your Boxer will not be bossy with other dogs or with you or any of the other humans around him. In order to make sure of this you should treat your Boxer with a firm yet gentle hand.
The athletic and sturdy Boxer body is covered by short strait hair and it lacks fluff. The Big eyes of the Boxer immediately catch your eyesight as soon as you lay eyes on him, their brightness pails only when compared with the huge nostrils of his black nose. The bite of the Boxer is an under bite. As you might wander why the Boxer breed is called so, you can figure it out by just observing him a little. You will notice that he likes to play with you and with everything, toys, pets and virtually all the items around him with his front paws in a similar style to which a cat plays with her toys. This is an overly enthusiastic dog but that is part of his charm. As most dog breeds, the boxer needs some discipline and structure in order for you to control him easily.
If you own a Boxer or you are planning of acquiring one you should keep in mind that these breed is not a breed that can be kept outside an apartment without making special accommodation for his needs. Since the Boxer is a sensible creature, due to his short hair he gets cold quickly in cold weather and he heats up just as quickly, so we recommend you to keep him inside. I’m sure he will appreciate it if you set up a corner in the house just for him where you place a large pillow or a fluffy cover.
The average lifespan of a Boxer is between 11 and 14 years. The Boxer size varies from sex, males weights 22-25 inches (56-63 cm.) and for females 21-24 inches (53-61 cm). The size is also determined by their weight, a male Boxer weights 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg.) and for females 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg.)
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