A very loyal and intelligent pet, the Boxer needs exercise and companionship. They are usually unhappy whenever they are left alone at home. They are also intolerant of hot weather, and one should handle them with care to prevent overheating. Boxers are typically bred to become guardians.
Male Boxers weigh between 65 and 80 pounds, while females weigh between 50 and 65 pounds. The maximum height at the withers for males is 24 inches while females grow to 22 inches tall. The unique features that set them apart from other breeds are a squashed face, naturally floppy ears, and droopy eyes.
Boxers require more than 40 minutes of exercise every day and are known to be very energetic. They live between 8 and 10 years and have a high tendency to drool. They have moderate snoring, and their tendency to bark is also low.
The colors vary from fawn to brindle and an optional white flashing and black mask. They are muscular, stocky, and powerful with a regal, uniquely shaped square head. They also have a blunt muzzle and have an undershot jaw. Their backs are short but firm, and they also possess a broad, deep chest. Their ears are known to fold over naturally but have been cropped to make them stand upright.
Generally, the Boxer’s tails are docked and carried high. They have compact feet and arched toes. They shed moderately and require regular brushing to keep them clean. Their temperate is a reflection of their breeding, and they prefer to stay in the company of their owners. They are loyal pets that will guard their family and homes fiercely against strangers. Thee breed does not bark unnecessarily and occasionally make a growling noise. They can also be destructive if they are left alone in the house and ideal for people who need a constant companion with them.