All About Furry Babies’ Bubbly, Brilliant, Boisterous Boxer Puppies!
Thinking of owning Boxer puppies? Good for you, you’ve picked a great family breed!
The build of a Boxer
The Boxer is muscular, stocky, and powerful. They possess a regal disposition and distinctly shaped square heads. Males grow to about 25 inches and weigh anywhere from 65 to 80 pounds. The female Boxer’s growth ranges between 21 to 25 inches and weighs 50 to 65 pounds. Their coats are short and they shed moderately. You’ll definitely want to invest in some pet hair lint rollers to keep handy in multiple rooms and cars. Boxer puppies commonly come in two colors – fawn and brindle. Their faces are usually black, however many have white markings on their faces, chest, and paws. They look like they’re wearing white socks!
The personality of a Boxer
The Boxer is described as a “hearing” guard dog – translation he’s always alert and watchful. Boxers are intelligent and have high energy because of the working breed history. They are considered eternal Boxer puppies, even as adults and seniors! Their energy rarely ceases. They are tentatively friendly towards strangers, but warm up easily. Boxers are also excellent family pets. They are considered to be worker dogs, so keep them busy and they’ll keep your house free from destruction.
History of Boxer puppies
Boxers are directly related to the Bullenbeisser, an extinct dog breed that was used to hunt wild boar and stag. The dogs would capture the prey and hold it down until their owners came. This helps to explain why Boxer puppies have lean muscular builds and strong jaws. Boxers originated in Germany and were brought to the United States after World War I. They were used in the military in World War II as guard dogs, messenger dogs, and attack dogs. They were specially selected for these roles because of their loyalty and stamina. After World War II, American soldiers took the ex-service dogs home to keep as pets. Soon after, Boxers became very popular in the United States, ranking as one of the most popular large breeds.