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The dog breed "Boxer" is one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. Boxers consistently rank number 4 or 5 on Lancaster Puppies. (Labrador Retriever is number one) According to AKC registration statistics of 2012, Boxers are the 7th most popular dog in the entire United States.
Boxers are classed as a "Guardian dog", but also make excellent companions and family pets. Boxers tend to be easy going, affectionate, and playful. They do well with children. I (the author) personally know many families who have Boxers for pets, and enjoy them very much. Proof of this is the fact that I know several multi generation families who are Boxer owners. One of these people is Adam Sensenig, of East Earl, Pa. Adam relates this experience:
"My wife was taking walk with our twin 1-year olds in the stroller. Several stray dogs came running at her barking and our Boxer threw herself between the stroller and the dogs and chased them away. They all ran away with their tails between their legs!"
Boxers do need exercise. While not on the same level as say, a German Shorthaired Pointer, the Boxer will need regular walks. These dogs will do well in almost any environment, as long as provided with daily attention and care. Cities, suburbs or the countryside all make acceptable homes for Boxers. As long as they have proper training and socialization, they will not pose a hazard in any of these settings.
Boxers originally come from Germany. They are related to Bulldogs, and also have Tibetan fighting dogs in their linage. (fortunately the "fighting" part has been bred out of them) Despite being recognized as a breed by AKC in 1904, Boxers were not well known in the United States until solders started bring them back from Germany at the end of World War II.
Boxers range in height from 21 to 25 inches, and vary from 50 to 80 pounds in weight. Muzzle should be square and blunt, with a bulldog like look. Nose should be black. Ears are sometimes cropped, and the tail is almost always docked. Coat is smooth and short, and is typically: Brindle with a black mast, or Fawn, and occasionally have white markings.
Things to keep in mind when looking for a Boxer puppy to add to your family:
All white boxers are genetically prone to have a higher chance of being deaf. That doesn't mean you should not buy an all white boxer, however special care should be made to have them checked immediately by a veterinarian upon purchase. Boxers can also succumb to hip dysplasia, and because of the shorter nose, can also experience breathing problems. (especially in hot weather)