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The Boxer Dog Information Center

Thinking about getting a Boxer?  Already have 1, 2, 3 or more?

We are your 1-Stop Info Center:
  • Detailed information on every topic you need to know about
  • Enjoy a new topic each month, in our Topic of the Month section 
  • Check out the incredible Boxer photos in the Awesome Boxer Photo Gallery
  • Keep up on important Health Info for all issues regarding this breed
  • Check out our Boxer Name section
  • Find new information in our ongoing Q&A Articles
Always something new & information you can trust
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When you join the AllBoxerInfo family, this allows you to stay up-to-date on what's going on. You'll receive a newsletter 1 to 2 times per month, for announcements and to let you know about new pages.

You'll also be able to suggest a topic for us to write about. Each time we create a new article, we always look to Member suggestions, so your thoughts are valued.

We also encourage new Members to send in photos of their awesome Boxer dog; we add these to the site as we create new sections. 
New Right Now:

This is Judy Wood and her adopted Boxer Rony. He's estimated to be between 6 and 7 years old. He was rescued by Boxer Rescue Canada from a kill-shelter in southern California. He's inspired Judy to create some really awesome pieces of art. 
Also new:
Boxer Dog Protection Training

A fun and interesting look at four amazing Boxer dogs that train for IPO. This is a really neat sport that involves protection, obedience and tracking. This is some serious stuff that requires dogs to be on point; they must have superb temperament and control. 

You'll be able to meet these amazing Boxers and their owners, to see what life is like in this household, in which there is incredible respect between human and canine family member.

There's also some great photos of these dogs with their trainer so you can see what it might be like to have Boxers latching onto your arm. 

Boxer Dog

With the short and sleek coat, shedding is kept to a minimum. Grooming involves many aspects including baths, brushings, nail trimming and dental care;which some owners underestimate as to how important it is to Boxer health.

Keeping your Boxer clean helps to keep your Boxer healthy.  Learn the proper grooming techniques for the Boxer dog.  

The Boxer dog is a medium breed dog, with a compact and powerful looking body. This breed has a short and shiny coat.  In some, but not all regions of the world, the tail is docked and the ears are cropped

The body is squared off, with a strong neck and the tail is set high.There is a popular bloodline of the Boxer dog which naturally has a very short tail called a bobtail. 

The Boxer dog gets its unique look from a lower jaw that extends out past the upper jaw.  The boxer has deep dark brown eyes, a wide black nose and black facial markings on the muzzle.   

Folds are apparent  on the face beginning at the base of the nose and carrying through to the sides of the muzzle.
Stat Information

Pronunciation: Bauk-zer
Alternative Names: German Boxer
Breed Types: German, UK, American
Origin : Germany (Deutschland)
Date of Origin: The Boxer we know today: late 1800's
Family: Molosser
Group: AKC: Working, KC: Guardian FCI: Companion, Guard and Working Dog
Height, male Boxers : 23-25 inches (58.42-63.5 cm)
Height, female Boxers: 21.5-23.5 inches (54.6-59.7 cm)
Weight, males: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg)
Weight, females: 55-65 pounds (25-29 kg)
Life Expectancy: 9-12 years
Purpose: Family dog, police dog, guide dog, therapy dog, herding dog
Average Litter Size: 6-8
Maturity Rate : Adulthood at 2 years

The Boxer Dog Topic of the Month
If your a Boxer dog lover, then you want to stay up-to-date on all things Boxer related and have new articles of interest to read. We're with you! 

You'll always find something new and interesting in the Boxer Dog Blog. 

The Boxer VS Other Breeds - Where He Stands

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Color Overview-  Recognized Standard Colors of the Boxer Dog:
  • Fawn - Ranges in a variety of tones from light to dark
  • Brindle - A two or more tone color pattern of striping
Recognized, Not Standard: White 

Additional Color Markings, Standard:
  • Black mask
  • Black mask, white markings
  • White markings
Markings, Not Standard:
  • Brindle
  • Fawn markings
These are the only colors of a purebred. This breed does not carry the DNA for a solid color black coat. For more detailed information regarding the colors of Boxers. See: Boxer Colors 

Boxer Personality

The Boxer is known for being very active, happy and playful. The Boxer dog makes an ideal family pet, as this breed is known for its love of children and interaction with people. A quick learner and very intelligent, the Boxer performs wonderfully at dog agility shows and most owners do not find command or house training to be a big obstacle. This clever breed is often chosen to perform as guide dogs for the blind or as police dogs. 

This breed has some very unusual, yet amusing behavior. For some insight on interesting Boxer issues, see our Articles section.  We offer many sections on detailed Boxer dog behavior issues such Barking, problems with Chewing and Teething and House Training. To learn more about how a Boxer will blend in with your family & what to expect, see the main Behavior section.
Health of the Boxer

Each breed of dog is more susceptible to certain diseases than other breeds. Keeping an eye out for the early symptoms of these health issues is a huge step toward a fast recovery and optimal reach of life span which is on average, 10-14 years. The most common possible health complications may be heart problems or thyroid issues. 

Regular veterinarian checkups are vital; particularly after the age of 8. From that point on, the Boxer is the top breed to develop tumors. Early detection is vital. Learn about each disease that the Boxer is prone to, including cardiomyopathy arrhythmias, bloat and more. Learn how to keep your Boxer healthy with details of symptoms, diagnosis, prevention and treatment. See: Health

A proper diet is vital to the health of your Boxer; in all stages of life: as a growing puppy, an active adult and a senior dog.   Each stage requires different feeding schedules.  

We discuss the value of wet VS dry dog food, dangers of too much food at one time and other feeding issues to keep your pet Boxer healthy. For information on all that you need to know about feeding. See: Feeding


We've got the info you are looking for. From newborns to learning all about caring for this breed during the 2 year puppy phase.

All dogs breeds can have allergies. According to the National Domestic Animal Statistical Information Center, just about 45% of dogs suffer from some type of allergy. These may be external or internal. If your Boxer dog has an allergy, this can manifest in many ways. The most common? Fur loss, itching, rashes, eye discharge, wheezing, coughing and diarrhea. Learn all of the signs of dog allergies & how you can help your Boxer. See: Allergies

Female Boxers

If you have a female Boxer, you will want to know all about the female Boxer Heat Cycle and the aspects of pregnancy. The average sized litter of Boxers is 6 puppies. However, this can range from 2 to a whopping 10 or more! Taking care of a Boxer puppy is as rewarding as it is exhausting. We discuss detailed puppy care to help your little Boxer dog grow into a happy and well adjusted adult dog. Once those puppies are born, learn the importance of socialization and how to keep your Boxer puppy happy.

Dogs act exactly the way we would act if we had no shame.
—Cynthia Heimel

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