The Boxer dog breed is very famous for its bravery, obedience, soft nature, guarding skills and agility. This breed has its origin roots in Germany in the last decades of 19th century. It was developed to play the role of working dogs. Two of their ancestors are the Bull terrier and Bulldog. It was given this name because of its standing style that seems it is ready to fight using the paws.
The boxer dog breed is medium in size, with a lifespan which is between 10 to 12 years and males are 23 to 25 inches tall and females are 21.5 to 23.5. The muzzle of the dog is very strong; the lower jaw extends the upper one. There are wrinkles on the forehead and a black colour broad nose. The ears are pointing towards the skull and the color of eyes is brown. The muscles of the front and back legs are strongly built and the tail is kept high. The canine can be trained easily due to its intelligence and nature, which make the dog follow the given commands.
Boxers are not what they seem; they look dominating but are soft by nature. They play with kids very well and can become a cherished pet for a family. They can live in small places with their owner. The Boxer dog breed is regarded as one of the best canine species for guarding. The canine starts barking when sees strangers’ approaching, the breed also loves other pets at home.
Some experts recommend that a Boxer is given between 1 to 2 cups of food rich in proteins and of a standard brand a day in the division of three meals. In the initial days of a newborn puppy, soupy meals are recommended and after some time, some solid elements must be added to pup’s diet. The act of feeding a Boxer must be done to keep the metabolism normal, increase energy level and promote the proper size.
It doesn’t take much of their owner in grooming the Boxers. A brush with a firm bristle is enough; use it once in a week to make the coat soft, healthy and shiny and remove dead hair. One doesn’t need to give it a bath frequently; give when the dog gets dirty. A gentle dog shampoo must be used when bathing the pooch to save its coat. Nail trimming and ear cleaning are very important with a useful tool that can be bought from any pet shop.
To keep the dogs active, exercise plays a very vital role and it is strictly recommended for an ideal metabolism. If no time for exercise, then walking them is almost an exercise, so, pick this one.