Boxers were originally bred in Germany in the 19th century from bullenbeisser hunting dogs.
Stocky, muscular build with square muzzles, droopy eyes and folded ears. Coat colors include fawn and brindle.
Energetic, playful and devoted to family. They are patient with children but need supervision.
Require at least an hour of brisk daily exercise to prevent boredom and unwanted behaviors.
Respond best to positive reinforcement training and firm consistency due to their strong wills.
Require occasional brushing to control shedding. Clean wrinkles to prevent infections.
Prone to cancers, heart conditions, hip dysplasia. Lifespan is 8-10 years.