One of the primary
characteristics that must be taken into account when
considering a Boxer is the high energy level common to the
breed. Boxers are lively, active dogs, and may be too
boisterous for some households. The proper balance of the
rest and exercise is essential.
are extremely "people-oriented" and have a great need for
human companionship. Those who receive insufficient
attention may resort to "bad" behaviour in an attempt to
The Boxer is a
HOUSE dog. While they may enjoy regular play and exercise
outdoors they are not suited for outside living. Their short
coats cannot protect them from long exposure to cold
temperatures and their short muzzles make them susceptible
to extreme heat.
The Boxer is a
natural guardian of his home, but should NOT be purchased
solely for that purpose. ALL dogs require intensive training
in order to perform as protection animals. Only those
with absolutely sound temperaments are suitable.
As with any breed,
obedience training is essential for a well-mannered,
disciplined companion. Boxers are a intelligent,
clever breed. It is important to remember that an
intelligent dog can devise more ways of getting into trouble
than a dull one. Boxers must be trained in a firm but fair
manner - they do not respond well to (or deserve) harsh
The Boxer's short,
tight coat requires little grooming, however like most
breeds, they DO shed, particularly in springtime and autumn.
The degree of shedding varies with the individual.
Some Boxers are prone to skin allergies.
Boxers, especially those with "loose lips" may drool.
Usually this is only an occasional occurrence, but some may
find it unappealing. They may also snore, all of mine
do and loudly too!
Remember you Boxer will change your life and that of your
families forever, as will the addition of any dog, if
you can honestly say ok, that's fine and make those changes
then you, your family and your Boxer will live in harmony.
However if you choose not to make those required changes
then a Boxer isn't for you.
the rather delicate subject of flatulence - the Boxers
digestion is sometimes less than perfect. Even when
fed a high quality food, SOME may have rather frequent and,
well, noxious episodes of passing wind. This, of course,
varies with the individual and may not occur at all.
(Remember you were warned lol)
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