[4] Care must be taken not to over-exercise young dogs, as this may damage growing bones; however, once mature, Boxers can be excellent jogging or running companions. [23][24][25], The Boxer by nature is not an aggressive or vicious breed. It is generally accepted that the Brabanter Bullenbeisser was a direct ancestor of today's Boxer. You will be sharing your couch with this breed and it is best to think ahead to what life will be like with this size dog. Boxers are friendly, lively companions that are popular as family dogs. The coat is smooth and tight-fitting; colors are fawn, brindled, or white, with or without white markings. Expectant mother Jessica, from Bentonville, Arkansas, is guarded by her faithful boxer Maddox. All of them will works for your dog, so … It appears that your Boxer is open to having canine playmates and that is a great sign of good socialization skills. [30][31] John Wagner, in The Boxer (first published in 1939) said the following regarding this female dog:[32]. The extreme piebald gene, which is responsible for white markings in Boxers, is linked to congenital sensorineural deafness in dogs. If you have hardly any extra room in your living room, what will happen when your puppy grows into a 60 lb. "[20] Reasons for euthanizing white pups includes the view that it is unethical to sell a dog with "faults" and the perception that white Boxers are at higher risk of ending up abandoned in rescues. [26][better source needed] Boxers are generally patient with smaller dogs and puppies, but difficulties with larger adult dogs, especially those of the same sex, may occur. The breed standard dictates that it must be in perfect proportion to the body and above all it must never be too light. They sometimes appear at dog agility or dog obedience trials and flyball events. She is not an albino! It is an instinctive guardian and can become very attached to its family. Blanka von Angertor, Flocki's sister, was even more influential when mated with Piccolo von Angertor (Lechner's Box grandson) to produce the predominantly white (parti-colored) female dog Meta von der Passage, which, even bearing little resemblance with the modern Boxer standard (early photographs depict her as too long, weak-backed and down-faced), is considered the mother of the breed. [48] Some healthy snacks include raw fruits and vegetables.[48]. [4] They are patient and spirited with children but also protective, making them a popular choice for families. He is harmless in the family, but can be distrustful of strangers, bright and friendly of temperament at play, but brave and determined when aroused. Age specific behavioral problems, puppy through adult. Our great line of sires all trace directly back to this female. He is the soul of honesty and loyalty, and is never false or treacherous even in his old age. Some even do just fine with cats. Footage shows the playful dog pushing a block of ice along the ground with her front paws. [34], In the same vein runs a theory based on the fact that there were a group of dogs known as Bierboxer in Munich by the time of the breed's development. All orders If your boxer starts barking for the sake of hearing his own voice, he's probably bored. [45], Boxers are known to be very sensitive to the hypotensive and bradycardiac effects of a commonly used veterinary sedative, acepromazine. Boxer Meaning, and Messages In this case, Boxer symbolism is reminding you that it is safe for you to grow and move forward at this time. Boxers are the perfect companion for singles and large families. Boxer is also the name of a dog owned by John Peerybingle, the main character in the best-selling 1845 book The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens, which is evidence that "Boxer" was commonly used as a dog name by the early 19th century, before the establishment of the breed by the end of that same century. Understanding Boxer dog behavioral issues. Leave for just a few minutes and work your way up to longer and longer amounts of time. The Boxer is a medium to large, short-haired breed of dog, developed in Germany.The coat is smooth and tight-fitting; colors are fawn, brindled, or white, with or without white markings.Boxers are brachycephalic (they have broad, short skulls), have a square muzzle, mandibular prognathism (an underbite), very strong jaws, and a powerful bite ideal for hanging on to large prey. http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/boxer/#standard, "How People Perceive Dogs With Docked Tails and Cropped Ears", "Coat Colors in Boxers and the American Boxer Club, Inc", "A Boxer is a Boxer is a Boxer: Deaf Whites in Rescue", "A proposal for the betterment of our breed", "Chronik des Boxer-Klub E.V. The nickname "Deutscher Boxer" was derived from bierboxer and Boxer could also be a corruption of the former or a contraction of the latter.[35]. If you are looking for a dog that needs interaction and effort from his owner to be fully trained and you are happy to do it, a Boxer will fit well into your life style. There were many great and epic clashes throughout history, but none so valiant (or ridiculous) as the one between this Boxer dog and this water gun. About Press Copyright Contact us Creators Advertise Developers Terms Privacy Policy & Safety How YouTube works Test new features This was done in Munich in 1896, and the year before they founded the first Boxer Club, the Deutscher Boxer Club. In the UK and Europe, fawn Boxers are typically rich in color and are often called "red". Some call it a doona. [50] Polyphosphates are often coated on the outside of dry dog food, which further reduce plaque buildup by preventing calcium production in saliva. These white markings,[13] called flash, often extend onto the neck or face, and dogs that have these markings are known as "flashy". 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