The Boxer is a medium to large breed developed in Germany. His ancestor is the now extinct Bullenbeisser, which was a large hunting dog in the Molosser group.
Accepted by the AKC in 1904, the Boxer was first extensively used as working dogs; most notably in the military.
Today, the Boxer is one of the most popular breeds, ranking consistently in the top 10 in the US. He is also a favorite canine companion in many European countries.
Found in fawn, brindle and white (registrable but not standard), the Boxer has a short shiny coat and a moderate brachycephalic profile. Ears may be cropped and tail may be docked; however natural ears and tail are becoming more common.
Friendly, great with kids and other dogs, smart, full of personality and high energy, the Boxer is an excellent canine family member.