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Breed:

Boxer

Group (AKC):

Working

Country of OriginGermany, 19th century
Type of coatshort, stiff, prickly, shedding
Groominglow maintenance, occasional brushing, ear cleaning, nail clipping
Average height21-25 inches
Average weight55-75 pounds
Activity levelhigh, daily exercise needed
Watchdoghigh ability
Protectionvery good! used in Germany for protection
Intelligencemedium-high
Trainabilitylow, easily distracted, stubborn, use firm, precise methods
Compatibility with childrenusually good, no roughhousing, chasing or wrestling, may mistakenly knock down a small child
Characterfriendly, headstrong, high-energy, affectionate, playful
Ideal home environmenthouse with fenced yard
Ideal ownerstrong, confident, active leader with time to train and exercise, great agility worker
Suggestions:early obedience training and socialization, no body fat - needs to be kept warm with blanket or bed to lie on, gets cold easily, does better in southern climates
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Additional notes:

This is one of the few dogs that actually has a sense of humor. Very creative, courageous, and fun to be with, it will stand up on its hind legs and use its front paws as hands (like in fighting) hence the name Boxer. While its boxing technique can use some work, it's determination often leads to triumph in the ring. When training, it will take the leash in front paws and tug in the opposite direction.

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