Do you really want a boxer in your family? Are you sure?
12 reasons why you should never own a Boxer! 😉
1. They Just Don’t Seem To Like Being Around Kids
2. You Can Never Find A Cute Boxer Puppy, No Matter How Hard You Try
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3. You Can Forget About Them Ever Looking After Your Human Kids
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4. They Don’t Look Good Out And About In The Car
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5. Don’t Have Any Clue About Taking A Good Selfie
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6. They Just Aren’t Any Fun To Be Around
Silly, sweet, bouncy and clownish – those are only a few of the words that people use to describe Boxers, but they fit the breed to a ‘T’.
With their characteristic, bum-wiggling greeting style and happy-go-lucky personas, Boxers are the ‘people pleasers’ of the dog world, and they make phenomenal companions for active individuals and busy families alike.
For dog lovers looking to add a Boxer to their home, there are, however, a few things that may surprise them about this breed.
Take a peek at the following Boxer facts to find out whether or not this breed would be an ideal addition to your everyday routine…or merely just a fun friend to have for a visit.
1. They Can Have Lots of Health Problems
Sadly, Boxers are prone to a number of serious health issues, including skin issues, heart disease, and several types of aggressive cancers.
Boxer Cardiomyopathy is a genetically linked heart issue that can be common for these companionable canines, and cancers like osteosarcoma (bone cancer) and mast cell tumors tend to rear their ugly heads often with this breed.
Boxers are an amazing dog. I know you agree with me because if you are reading this then I know you probably love them too.
I say they are amazing because they have an incredible personality, but are also very intelligent. They are incredibly loyal to their family and will protect them at all times, they may be wary of strangers but not aggressive, unless they detect a threat to the family.
If you already have a Boxer in your family then you know this – they require a lot of exercise and mental stimulation. They don’t like the weather too hot or too cold, in fact it’s said by many owners that the Boxers range of tolerance is between 72 and 74 degrees Fahrenheit.
Being a demanding dog in the sense that they need a lot of attention and exercise, for the right family they are simply fantastic.
Here are 10 facts that I think you will find very interesting about the Boxer…..
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Boxers were bred from the German Bullenbeisser, a dog breed that went into extinction in the early 1900s. A descendant of the Mastiff and the Bulldog, the Bullenbeisser was bred for a variety of reasons but mainly for use in bull baiting and hunting.
For several years, this dog was used for hunting bears, wild boar, and deer, holding onto captured prey until their hunter-masters arrived. For this reason, this dog developed a very strong jaw.
The Bullenbeisser was later used by farmers and butchers to guard and drive cattle.The road to the development of the very first boxer began in the late 19th century when a Munich man named George Alt bred his brindle-colored female Bullenbeisser to a male dog whose origin is unknown.
The result of that breeding was a fawn-and-white male boxer puppy named Lechner’s Box. While boxers were originally used for a variety of tasks including hunting, herding, and the pulling of carts, they were introduced to the military service during World War I where they were used as attack dogs, messenger dogs, pack carriers, and guard dogs.
After the end of World War II, American soldiers brought home their boxer comrades and as such started the trend of keeping boxers as house pets in the U.S.