Boxer Resource


The Boxer was developed in Germany as a medium-sized security dog. The breed combines the blood of a mastiff-type breed that was used for hunting, herding and protection with that of the Bulldog. The result is a smooth-coated, agile dog measuring up to 25 inches at the shoulder. Color may be shades of fawn or brindle with white markings, which must not exceed one-third of the ground color to meet the official breed standard. The breed was introduced to America after World War I, when it was brought home by returning servicemen. Since then, the Boxer’s popularity has grown enormously. The breed is valued as a spirited pet and guardian of home and family. Its sleek coat is easily maintained; a weekly rubdown with a bristle brush keeps it clean. Strong and exuberant, this breed appreciates a couple of daily runs outdoors. As long as it gets plenty of exercise, the Boxer can adapt to most living quarters.

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Breed Details

Country of Origin:
Medium Dog Breed
Fawn or brindle with a black mask. White markings not to exceed one-third of the coat.

Short, shiny, lying smooth and tight to the body.


Brush weekly. Occasional grooming.

Life Expectancy:
10 to 12 years
AKC Group:
Working Group
UKC Group:
21.5 to 25 inches at the shoulder
Proportionate to height
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