Spot Light on a Breed: Boxer

Weight – Male: 60-70 lbs, Female 53-65 lbs
Height – Male 22-25 inches, Female 21-24 inches
Coat – smooth, short haired coat, average shedder
Color – fawn, black, white, brindle

Appearance
The Boxer’s body is compact and powerful and the shiny, close-fitting coat comes in fawn, brindle, white and various shades of red, with white markings. They have a boxy head and their tail is usually docked. Ear cropping is optional (Docking and cropping is illegal in some countries, we aren’t big fans of it).

Temperment
Boxers are a bright, energetic and playful breed and tend to be very good with children. They are active dogs and require adequate exercise to prevent boredom-associated behaviors such as chewing or digging. Boxers have earned a slight reputation of being “headstrong,” which can be related to inappropriate obedience training.

Health
Some major concerns are cardiomyopathy and other heart problems, sub-aortic stenosis, and thyroid problems. Boxers are also prone to cancer and skin allergies.  Sometimes prone to epilepsy and hip dysplasia. From age eight on they are more likely to get tumors than other breeds.  These dogs may drool and snore. May have excessive flatulence. Some white Boxers are prone to deafness.

Famous Owners of Boxer’s
Humphrey Bogart
Billie Holiday
Nat King Cole
Benji Madden
Rocky Marciano
Charlton Heston
Pablo Picasso
Sylvester Stallone
Carroll O’Connor
Robin Williams
George Clooney
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Flea (musician)
Craig Phillips
Kimmie Meissner
Brandon Prophet
Greg Biffle

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