Facts About The Boxer Dog

FSD Staff

This breed is famous for a few reasons. They came to the top because of how great this breed is and how rich their history is. If people are not familiar with this dog, this article is the right option for you. A long time ago, they were once considered a very aggressive breed, even though this was not true.

As history says, they were once used for hunting wild animals such as bears, deer, or even wild boars. Thousands of years ago, they were used in war because of their powerful stance, stamina, agility, and intelligence.

You may wonder why they are called Boxers, especially if it is considered for this breed not to be aggressive? The answer to that question is simple; when they play or go in a defensive stance, they tend to put their paws up; thus, the name Boxers.

In this article, it will be discussed why they are such great pets and why these furballs can become fantastic friends for the rest of their lifespan. If you want to read more into this, be sure to check out the following link for more information https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxer_(dog).

They are a huge breed

These cuties are everything but aggressive. It is important to note that because they are so adorable and so much playful, they can get crazy sometimes. You must remember that they will not stay small forever.

An adult boxer can weigh up to eighty pounds when fully grown. On the other side, females are also close as they weigh up to sixty-five pounds. If you have trained your dog to stay on your lap, prepare yourself for big laps.

Another thing to note is that they will tremble your house every day because they are so playful. But do not worry, because they like to take their daily naps when they get tired.

Grooming is easy

This dog does not have too much fur, as its coat is thin. This is very good because they will not leave any hair on your couch, sofa, etc. They require minor maintenance when it comes to grooming, and it is recommended for them to be groomed once every week.

Another thing is important, however, and that is their nails should be clipped regularly, and their teeth are taken care of. For people who are too lazy to even take care of themselves, this is the perfect breed for you. They can become your best buddies if you give them even the tiniest bit of attention.

The name suits them

As mentioned above, the name really suits them. Their square-shaped head, strong and powerful stance, and angel eyes are the perfect combination. When they play with toys, or with a human, or even other dogs, they tend to use their front paws.

Their muscularity is strong, and this is why they are called Boxers. But you should note that all they want to do is play all day and give you their love to the fullest amount.

If you want to read about the history of their name, you should click on this link.

They do not like the cold

If you do not know this breed, they are known for not liking the cold weather. The reason behind this is their short coat as it offers low protection against the cold weather. That is why boxers tend to enjoy higher temperatures. They are the ideal type for beaches, enjoying the sun, swimming, etc.

However, if you live in places where it is naturally colder, you should not be alarmed. The only thing that you should do is to have your house warmed. Otherwise, they would not be happy as much as they would want to.

If you want to take them out on a walk, there are jackets to keep them warm, so be careful when deciding to adopt or buy one if you live in colder areas.

There are some health issues

It is unusual for them to have some severe health issues as time goes by. Their lifespan goes from twelve to fourteen years. But it should be noted that as every other breed gets taken to the vet, this dog should be taken as well.

They can be prone to problems like Colitis, or in other words, bowel disease. It can become serious if not taken care of properly. If you are wondering when to detect is earliest, the answer to that is usually in the first two years of their lives.

Other things that can be troubling for them are mobility issues as they grow older. Because they are so active, playful, and full of energy, it is common for them to develop arthritis as they get older.

Summary

If you are wondering whether they are good around kids or think that they are aggressive because of their name, then you are dead wrong. An important thing to note is that a boxer dog breed is perfect with kids, and they tend to get very protective around them.

All in all, to summarize this topic, it can be said that they are the perfect companion. If you are looking for a life companion, this is the right choice for you. You should always go for adoption, but you can always buy as well.

Just remember to take care of them, give them as much love as possible, and they will return it twice the amount.

 

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