The Boxer is a good sized dog – classified as a medium sized breed, but on the high end of that- and with a powerful jaw and strong teeth. And it is those teeth that bring us to the topic of biting. This section will cover the most relevant details of Boxer dog biting.
If you own a Boxer, or are planning on getting one, you’ll be happy to know that in the U.S. the Boxer is not considered one of the riskier breeds in regard to homeowners or renters insurance. There are 11 dog breeds that some insurance companies will either not insure or will, but at a higher price.
Last year, in the United States, there were 38 fatal dog bite attacks. The Boxer breed was included in these stats, yet not in the way you might think. Out of the 38 victims, one was thought to be attacked by a total of 5 dogs (Sadly and ironically, they were all dogs that she had rescued).
In addition, since there were no witnesses, it is unknown how many of the 5 dogs actually participated in this terrible tragedy. Since no one knew, all five were put down.
Two were Pit Bulls, two were Presa Canarios (large Molosser-type dogs weighing over 100 pounds) and one was a Boxer mix (other origins unknown). For this reason, the Boxer breed was included in the statistics, even though the dog was not a purebred.
One other incident
occurred in Georgia, where a woman was home alone with 3 dogs: Her
Boxer, her Pit Bull mix and a Bullmastiff that she has just taken in 1
week earlier. She was fatally injured from bites to the neck.