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Boxer

Boxer

Boxers are medium-sized dogs with a well-defined muscular body and a short, smooth coat. They have a square-shaped head with a strong jaw and a distinctive wrinkled forehead. Boxers are known for their expressive eyes, usually dark brown in color. They have a playful and energetic temperament and love to be the center of attention. Boxers are intelligent and eager to please, making them highly trainable. They are also friendly and protective, making them great family pets. Boxers are known for their clown-like antics and can be quite comical at times.

History

Boxers were originally developed in Germany as hunting and working dogs. They are descendants of mastiff-type dogs and were bred for their strength, agility, and endurance. Boxers were later used as military and police dogs during World War I and II. They were recognized as a distinct breed by the American Kennel Club in 1904.

Temperament

Boxers have a friendly and outgoing temperament. They are playful, energetic, and love to be with their family. They are also known for their protective nature and can be wary of strangers. Boxers are great with children and are known to be patient and gentle.

Care

Boxers have a short and smooth coat that requires minimal grooming. Regular brushing can help keep their coat shiny and remove any loose hairs. Boxers are moderate shedders and may require more frequent brushing during shedding seasons. They also benefit from regular exercise, a nutritious diet, and regular dental care.

Size

The average height of male Boxers is about 22 to 25 inches (56 to 63 cm) and females are slightly smaller, averaging about 21 to 24 inches (53 to 61 cm).

Weight

The average weight of male Boxers is about 65 to 80 pounds (29 to 36 kg) and females generally weigh slightly less, ranging from 50 to 65 pounds (23 to 29 kg).

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