ABOUT BOXER PUPPIES FOR SALE
• Bright, Fun-Loving, Active
• AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 11 of 197
• Height: 23-25 inches (male), 21.5-23.5 inches (female)
• Weight: 65-80 pounds (male), females are about 15 pounds less than male
• Life Expectancy: 10-12 years
• Group: Working Group
Loyalty, affection, intelligence, work ethic, and good looks: Boxer puppies are the whole doggy package. Bright and alert, sometimes silly, but always courageous, the Boxer puppy has been among America’s most popular dog breeds for a very long time.
An awesome sight is a well-made Boxer puppy in peak condition. On the shoulder, a male can stand as high as 25 inches; females run smaller. Beneath a short, tight-fitting coat, their muscles ripple. The dark brown eyes and wrinkled forehead give an alert, curious appearance to the face. The coat, with white markings, may be fawn or brindle. Boxers move like the athletes they are named for: smooth and graceful, with a powerful forward thrust.
Boxer puppies are playful and upbeat. Their patience and protective nature have earned them a reputation as children's great dogs. They take the watchdog and family guardian jobs seriously and will fearlessly meet threats. Boxers do well in early puppyhood when exposed to a number of individuals and other species.
FUN FACTS ABOUT THE BOXER PUPPIES FOR SALE
1 The Boxer dog family tree goes back over 2,000 years
According to a 2015 article, the ancient eastern Molossor dog was used for fighting and protection. It is an ancestor of the modern Boxer dog. But the modern Boxer was originally bred from crossing the English Bulldog and the now-extinct German Bullbeiser in 1890.
2 Today the Boxer is famously loyal
In the early 1900s the Boxer became officially recognized as a stand-alone breed. The Boxer is known all around the world for being a good companion and protector of the family.
3 Boxer breeding hasn’t always been plain sailing
The Boxer breed has traditionally had high levels of inbreeding which is a worldwide trend. Inbreeding is bad for dog genetics and health. So it is preferable to mate dogs that are not closely related. Fortunately, the amount of inbreeding in the Boxer has been decreasing in recent decades.
4 They have a colorful past
In the first World War they were used as guard, patrol, and report dogs.
5 They have been the ultimate canine specialists
Their ability to be disciplined helped them carry out their important roles. They were bred to work closely with people and to perform specific tasks.
6 And they can be good service dogs too!
Furthermore, they are good at rescue dog work and helping the disabled. So, they can be good service dogs.
7 Their size packs a punch as well as their name
The male Boxer is 23-25 inches high and weighs 65-80 pounds. The female Boxer is 21-24 inches high and weighs about 15 pounds less than the male.
8 They live for 10 -12 years
Which compares well to the average lifespan combined average of all pet dogs, which is 11-12 years. In fact, some of the luckiest Boxers ever survive to 16 and beyond.
9 Boxers are a brachycephalic breed
This Boxer dog fact is about the health of this popular breed. Dogs with a short skull, such as Boxers, are the result of many generations of selective breeding. There is the possibility that this is a by-product of human selection for juvenile behavior in dogs. Which just means that humans like dogs that are more social and playful. But being brachycephalic has put the Boxer at increased risk of respiratory illness and Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome.
10 Their coat has a tried and tested look which never goes out of style
Most Boxers have a short coat that is fawn colored. It can have white markings on it. Their short coat means that very little grooming is required.
11 Male Boxers are known for having boldness and courage
12 You can get white Boxer dogs too
White Boxers are Boxers that have white markings or spots on a large part of their coat. It is a semi-dominant trait, and it involves a single gene. But white pigmentation in Boxer dogs is also associated with an increased risk of deafness.
13 Boxers take about a year to reach their adult size
Boxer dogs usually weigh about 1 pound at birth. But, as much as 15 pounds when they’re ready to come home at 8 weeks old. They reach their full size around their first birthday.
14 Boxers remain puppies at heart all their lives
As boxer puppies, these dogs are quite clownish. This is a behavior they maintain into their adult years. They love attention and like to play a lot.
15 Boxer puppies tails are naturally long and their ears are naturally floppy But Boxers commonly have their tails docked and their ears cropped, using surgery. These are done purely for cosmetic reasons. It is totally unnecessary from a medical standpoint. Many people are unaware that short tails and erect ears are the result of surgery, and believe that these are a result of genetics. But these physical changes give the appearance of the dog being more aggressive and dominant, and less playful. Unfortunately this reduces the likelihood of these dogs being adopted in shelters.