We have received a letter from Clark, a Boxer owner, and thought we should share his story with our readers so that you can learn from it. Here goes Clark's email:
Deutschland, 19. Jahrhundert
The Boxer is a medium-sized, well-balanced square built dog of good substance with short back, strong limbs, and short, tight-fitting coat. It is strong and thickly muscled, with a short coat and a docked tail. It is an energetic, attentive and devoted dog breed. It's gentle and patient with children, it's playful and curious.
This breed is highly intelligent, eager and quick to learn, but can be stubborn and sneaky. It's loyal and affectionate. This dog behaves well with other household pets, but is cautious with strange pets and people, which make it a good guard dog. Boxer dogs breed combines strength and agility with elegance and style.
Fawn and brindle with white markings.
The Boxer has short and smooth coat that lies close to the body. Its coat requires only an occasional brushing.
Some major concerns are cardiomyopathy, sub-aortic stenosis, and hip dysplasia. The Boxer is sometimes prone to epilepsy and stiffness of the spine with advanced age. From age eight on it is more likely to get cancer than other breeds. It has a tendency for allergies, also heart problems. This breed may drool and snore. To minimize the risk of your Boxer developing any of the hereditary health issues, you should buy a Boxer puppy from a reputable Boxer breeder.