A boxer in the box
When searching for an obedient, intelligent dog that does not require a lot of maintenance, boxer dogs are what you are looking for. Boxers are one of many dog breeds that hail from Germany. A boxer dog is characterized by its blunt face and cropped ears, weighing in at an average of 65 pounds. Female boxer dogs tend to be somewhat smaller, at around 60 pounds.
While boxers are known to be quite intelligent, they also have a definitive stubborn streak as well. For this reason, it is recommended that a new boxer pet receives obedience training in order to control and guide. For the most part, boxers are good-natured, however obedience training will help to curb any natural tendency to get into trouble.
In terms of grooming, boxer dogs do not require a lot of grooming. Grooming a soft brush will take care of any shedding. Like any other type of dog, boxers will need routine health care and owners should be on the alert to problems associated with the hips and digestive problems. Due to the fact that the boxer dog breed does tend to suffer from particular health ailments, it’s a good idea to make sure that the parents of any boxer puppies you consider are free of defect before bringing a new pet home. Beyond this the necessity to be on the lookout for potential health issues, boxer dogs make wonderful pets.
Ideal weight: 24-32 kg
Average height: 53-63 cm
Life expectancy: 11-14 years