The Boxer was developed in Germany decending from the now extinct Bullenbeiser, a large hunting dog. The first Boxer club was established in Munich in 1895. Boxers made their way to the U.S. in 1903. The Boxer is one of the most popular breeds in the U.S. and Europe.
The Boxer is an athletic, intelligent and versatile dog who do well in obedience, agility, therapy work and have served as war and police dogs. They are happy, high energy and full of personality. Their self-confidence and high prey drive should be considered in obedience training is the best way to ensure a puppy is a well-mannered adult.
The Boxer has a short sleek coat. The acceptable body colour is fawn which can range from light tan to mahogany. The acceptable pattern is brindle which must show clearly defined black stripes on a fawn background.
Good natured and event tempered, the Boxer makes a great family pet. They need exercise and play to stay in shape and keep from boredom, but they can do well in apartments with regular daily walks and park visits several times a week.