More and more frequently we have been seeing ads for, getting questions about, and hearing from people who have purchased black Boxer dogs.
Black boxers do not exist – the color gene responsible for black coat color does not exist within the breed. If you “see” a black Boxer, if that dog is a purebred Boxer, he or she must either be a very dark brindle.
Brindle is a striping, however sometimes the colors of that striping can be so dark that they seemingly blend together and create what may be interpreted as a solid dark coat.
There are some people who believe that they own black Boxer dogs. Also, there are some breeders who claim to have black Boxer puppies for sale. However, neither can be correct.
Perhaps that seems a little confusing. Maybe you have even seen a Boxer yourself who appeared to be black, and you can't see how the above statement could possibly be accurate. It is genetically impossible for a black Boxer dogs to exist and we will explain why…And what Boxers who look black actually are.