Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: Dog: 22½-25 in (57-63cm) Bitch:21-23 in(53-59cm)
Weight: 53-71 lb (24-32kg)
Coat: Short, glossy, and smooth
Color: Fawn or brindle with any white markings not exceeding one third of ground color
|The Boxer traces back to the mastiff-type dogs taken
into battle against the Romans by the Cimbrians, a
Germanic tribe. The breed was first exhibited in
Munich in 1895, and a Boxer was registered by the
American Kennel Club as early as 1904. However, it
was not until after World War I that the Boxer began
to attain its immense popularity worldwide.
The Boxer is an affectionate, playful breed that
retains its puppyish ways well into maturity and is
usually good with children. This obedient and loyal
dog also makes a good guard. It is, however, very
strong and is not averse to fighting with its fellows.
It needs a reasonable amount of exercise, and its
short coat is easy to care for.