Basics of Dog Breed : Boxer

Posted on September 28 2018

Basics of Dog Breed : Boxer

Medium-sized dog, the Boxer remains nevertheless a robust dog with the powerful frame. The animal thus has a dry musculature, prominent and highly developed, but without excess fat. The general appearance is neither heavy nor clumsy.

Breed Information:

Origin:  Germany
FCI Group: Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid breeds and Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs and other breeds
FCI number: 144
Hair type: Short
Shape of the head: Carree

Race history

Boxer comes from a genetic cross between two species . As early as the 19th century, the birth of a new cross species between the English Bulldog and the Bull Dog of Brabant, or "Bullenbeisser", was born. The breed was stabilized over time until it was officially presented in Munich in 1895.

Physical characteristics

His hair is flush, smooth and has excellent grip all over his body. 
Its color : tawny or brindle, with a third of white at most. The shades of the tawny color may vary, the red fawn being the most remarkable intermediate tone. 
His head : ideally proportioned compared to the rest of the body. The muzzle is usually broad and powerful, and the relationship between the muzzle and the skull is mostly harmonious. The skull is ideally narrow and "cubic" in appearance. 
His ears : are attached high on the skull and are cut in point, or left whole. For the latter case, the ears fall forward, forming a slight fold. 
Their eyesDark brown in color, they are neither too small, nor globose, nor sunken. The look of the dog reflects his alert and intelligent character, without seeming threatening. The contours of the eyelids are usually dark in color. 
His body : massive and square, the trunk resting on robust and straight limbs. The tourniquet is marked. The whole back and kidney is short, broad and muscular. 
His tail : of normal length and left natural. She is tied up rather than down.

Weight and size

Weight Cut
Female Between 25 kg and 30 kg Between 53 cm and 59 cm
Male Between 30 kg and 35 kg Between 57 cm and 63 cm

A Boxer breed dog is classified as a large dog .

Behavior and character

The Boxer is recognized as one of the best defense dogs . The loyalty of this species to his master is no longer to prove. He remains sociable and player once aged, even with children.


If you want to behave properly every day, you should ideally choose a puppy and educate him from the beginning. If the  Boxer  is not necessarily easy to train for someone who has never had to deal with such a race , the Boxer can however reveal all his abilities in the hands of a behavioral expert. The animal naturally fulfills the functions of guardian, especially with children. 


The life expectancy of the Boxer is 10 years on average. The short chamfer of the species may pose respiratory problems , especially in case of excessive heat. It is therefore advisable never to leave the animal in full sun when it is hot. Like all medium to large dogs, Boxer may be prone to heart problems and may also have hip dysplasia.

Maintenance & Hygiene


The animal loses its hair but it is possible to reduce this loss by brushing the animal at least twice a week, using for example a rubber glove. To shine, it is recommended to pass a chamois after grooming.


The animal does not require  any special maintenance . Do not forget to brush it and wash it from time to time, if necessary with a nourishing shampoo once or twice a year. Do not hesitate to take it out every day as much as possible, because the  Boxer  is an animal that needs exercises.

Physical activity

The Boxer is an outdoor dog by nature, so you have to be able to offer him  regular outings  that will allow him to spend his energy.

Living conditions

The Boxer is an outdoor dog that can sleep in a suitable shelter during the winter , but he will certainly prefer to live with his masters inside the house , because of his sociable nature. In a house, the male tends to drool a little, the female a little less. With patience and education, the Boxer becomes a civilized and obedient dog.

Price and budget

Minimum Maximum
Buying price 800 € 1400 €

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