BOXER PUPPIES FOR SALE STANDARD
Official Standard of the Boxer
A medium-sized, square-built dog of good substance is the perfect boxer. A short back, sturdy arms, and a short, tight-fitting coat. His muscles that are well formed are clean, hard, and under taut skin, they appear smooth. His motions denote electricity. The gait is firm yet firm, yet elastic, free of strides and ground-covering, proud of the carriage. Built to act as a guard, he blends strength and endurance with grace and style, serving as his companion dog. His expression is alert, temperaments steadfast and tractable in its temperament. The chiseled head imparts a distinctive individual stamp to the Boxer. It must be in the right the body's proportion.
Size, proportion, substance: :
size - 23 to 25 inches for adult males; 211⁄2 to 231⁄2 inches for females. As there is no size disqualification, proper equilibrium and quality in the person should be of primary importance. Proportion - The body in the profile is square in that the horizontal line from the front of the forecast to the upper thigh's rear projection should be equal to the length of the vertical line from the top of the forecast to the ground. Substance-Robust, with balanced muscles. Bigger boned males than females
The beauty of the head depends on the harmonious ratio of the skull to the muzzle. The length of the head from the occiput to the tip of the nose of the blunt muzzle is 1⁄3 and the width of the skull is 2⁄3. The head should be clean and should not show deep wrinkles (wet). Wrinkles typically appear on the forehead when the ears are erect, and on both sides of the muzzle are always present from the lower edge of the stop running downward.
Expression - Smart and alert. Eyes - Color: dark brown, placed frontally, generous, not too small, too protruding, or too deep. Their mood-mirroring nature, combined with the wrinkling of the forehead, gives the Boxer head its distinctive expressive quality. If uncropped, the ears, when resting, should be of moderate size, thin, lying flat and close to the cheeks but falling forward when alert with a definite crease.
Skull - The upper portion of the skull is slightly arched, not rounded, smooth or distinctly broad, with an excessively pronounced occiput. The forehead reveals a small indentation between the eyes and the topline of the muzzle forms a distinct stop.
The cheeks should be relatively smooth and not bulge (cheekiness), preserving the skull's clean lines as they taper in a gentle, elegant curve into the muzzle.
Muzzle and Nose - The shape of the muzzle, formed proportionately in length, width and depth, is determined first by the formation of both jawbones, second by the placement of the teeth, and third by the texture of the lips. It should not slant down (downfaced) or be concave (dishfaced) at the top of the muzzle, but the tip of the nose should rest slightly higher than the root of the muzzle. The nose should be black and long.
Bite and Jaw Structure-The undershot of the Boxer bite, the lower jaw protruding past the upper and slightly upward curving. The lower jaw's incisor teeth are in a straight line, with the canines in order to give the jaw the biggest possible width, preferably up front in the same line. With the upper corner incisors fitting snugly at the back of the lower canine teeth on each side, the upper line of the incisors is slightly convex. When the mouth is closed, neither the teeth or the tongue should ever show. The upper jaw is broad where attached to the skull and maintains this breadth, except for a very slight tapering to the front. The lips, which complete the formation of the muzzle, should meet evenly in front. The upper lip is thick and padded, filling out the frontal space created by the projection of the lower jaw, and laterally is supported by the canines of the lower jaw. Therefore, these canines must stand far apart and be of good length so that the front surface of the muzzle is broad and squarish and, when viewed from the side, shows moderate layback. The chin should be perceptible from the side as well as from the front. Any suggestion of an overlip obscuring the chin should be penalized.
Neck, Topline, Body: :
Neck - Round, of ample length, muscular and clean without excessive hanging skin (dewlap). The neck should have a distinctly arched and elegant nape blending smoothly into the withers.
Back and Topline: :
The back is short, straight, muscular, firm, and smooth. The topline is slightly sloping when the Boxer is at attention, leveling out when in motion. Body - The chest is of fair width, and the forechest well-defined and visible from the side. The brisket is deep, reaching down to the elbows; the depth of the body at the lowest point of the brisket equals half the height of the dog at the withers. The ribs, extending far to the rear, are well-arched but not barrel-shaped. The loins are short and muscular. The lower stomach line is slightly tucked up, blending into a graceful curve to the rear. The croup is slightly sloped, flat and broad. The pelvis is long, and in females especially broad. The tail is set high, docked, and carried upward. An undocked tail should be severely penalized.
The shoulders are long and sloping, close-lying, and not excessively covered with muscle (loaded). The upper arm is long, approaching a right angle to the shoulder blade. The elbows should not press too closely to the chest wall nor stand off visibly from it. The forelegs are long, straight, and firmly muscled, and, when viewed from the front, stand parallel to each other. The pastern is strong and distinct, slightly slanting, but standing almost perpendicular to the ground. The dewclaws may be removed. Feet should be compact, turning neither in nor out, with well-arched toes. Hindquarters: The hindquarters are strongly muscled, with angulation in balance with that of the forequarters. The thighs are broad and curved, the breech musculature hard and strongly developed. Upper and lower thighs are long. The legs are well-angulated at the stifle, neither too steep nor over-angulated, with clearly defined, well "let down" hock joints. Viewed from behind, the hind legs should be straight, with hock joints leaning neither in nor out. From the side, the leg below the hock (metatarsus) should be almost perpendicular to the ground, with a slight slope to the rear permissible. The metatarsus should be short, clean, and strong. The Boxer has no rear dewclaws.
Short, shiny, lying smooth and tight to the body.
The colors are fawn and brindle. Fawn shades vary from light tan to mahogany. The brindle ranges from sparse but clearly defined black stripes on a fawn background to such a heavy concentration of black striping that the essential fawn background color barely, although clearly, shows through (which may create the appearance of reverse brindling). White markings, if present, should be of such distribution as to enhance the dog's appearance, but may not exceed one-third of the entire coat. They are not desirable on the flanks or on the back of the torso proper. On the face, white may replace part of the otherwise essential black mask, and may extend in an upward path between the eyes, but it must not be excessive, so as to detract from true Boxer expression. The absence of white markings, the so-called "plain" fawn or brindle, is perfectly acceptable, and should not be penalized in any consideration of color.
Disqualifications - Boxers that are any color other than fawn or brindle. Boxers with a total of white markings exceeding one-third of the entire coat.
Viewed from the side, proper front and rear angulation is manifested in a smoothly efficient, level-backed, ground covering stride with a powerful drive emanating from a freely operating rear. Although the front legs do not contribute impelling power, adequate reach should be evident to prevent interference, overlap, or sidewinding (crabbing). Viewed from the front, the shoulders should remain trim and the elbows not flare out. The legs are parallel until gaiting narrows the track in proportion to increasing speed, then the legs come in under the body but should never cross. The line from the shoulder down through the leg should remain straight although not necessarily perpendicular to the ground. Viewed from the rear, a Boxer's rump should not roll. The hind feet should dig in and track relatively true with the front. Again, as speed increases, the normally broad rear track will become narrower. The Boxer's gait should always appear smooth and powerful, never stilted or inefficient.
Character and Temperament: :
These are of paramount importance in the Boxer. Instinctively a hearing guard dog, his bearing is alert, dignified, and self-assured. In the show ring his behavior should exhibit constrained animation. With family and friends, his temperament is fundamentally playful, yet patient and stoical with children. Deliberate and wary with strangers, he will exhibit curiosity, but, most importantly, fearless courage if threatened. However, he responds promptly to friendly overtures honestly rendered. His intelligence, loyal affection, and tractability to discipline make him a highly desirable companion. Any evidence of shyness, or lack of dignity or alertness, should be severely penalized. The foregoing description is that of the ideal Boxer. Any deviation from the above described dog must be penalized to the extent of the deviation. Disqualifications: Boxers that are any color other than fawn or brindle. Boxers with a total of white markings exceeding one-third of the entire coat.