Boxer

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Breed Group: Working
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Overview
The Boxer originated in Germany in the late 19th century. This breed's name was supposedly derived from the "boxing" motion they made with their front paws. Boxers are stocky and medium in size with strong jaws and a powerful bite. They are widely used in search and rescue, police work, and military work.
Character
Boxers are lively, strong, and extremely loyal. They have an exceedingly high energy level. They carry themselves with pride, but are never arrogant. They have a stoic stance, and are intelligent, loving, delightful companions.
Temperament
The Boxer is patient, dignified, and self-assured. They exhibit curiosity, but are wary of strangers. This breed is fearless and courageous if threatened. They are keenly alert and have a heightened sense of hearing, which make them excellent guard dogs. The Boxer adores children and other pets they have been raised with. They have an inordinate need for human companionship and do not like to be alone for extended periods of time. They are not well suited for a two career family. Insufficient attention may lead them into "bad" behavior in an attempt to be noticed.
Care
The Boxers tight, short coat requires minimal grooming. Occasional brushing with a firm bristle brush is recommended. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary to ensure the essential oils are not stripped from their skin. The Boxer is typically clean and will groom themselves. This breed has some major health concerns such as cardiomyopathy, sub-aortic stenosis, and hip dysplasia. They may also be prone to tumors, epilepsy, allergies, and skin problems. A proper diet is absolutely essential due to their sensitive stomach and tendency toward excessive flatulence. The Boxer is an indoor pet as their short coat cannot protect them from cold climates.
Coat
The Boxer has a shorthaired coat, which is shiny, smooth, and fits tightly to the body. The coat comes in such colors as fawn, red, and brindle, with "flashings" of white on their underbelly, chest, and all four feet. In some cases the "flashing" will appear on their face. The Boxer is an average shedder that sheds year round.
Training
The Boxer is clever and quick to learn. Obedience training is essential. They require a dominant owner capable of controlling them. They do not respond well to harsh treatment. Training must consist of fairness, firmness, and consistency. Boxers do well in competitive obedience and love to learn and perform tricks.
Activity
The Boxer enjoys regular play and outdoor exercise. They thrive on playing with their family and do best with a medium sized fenced yard. It is important to keep them stimulated and occupied indoors to prevent destruction brought about by boredom. The Boxer will do okay in an apartment if they are sufficiently and regularly exercised.
Weight
Male: 65-80; Female: 50-65 lbs
Height
Male: 22.5-25; Female: 21-23.5 inches
Color(s)
fawn and brindle, both with or without white flashing and black mask
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do Boxer puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Boxer varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Boxer puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Boxers sold is $847.50. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Boxer with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,600 upwards to $10,000 or even more for a Boxer with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Boxers sold is $700.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $847.50
Average Price: $700.00
Top Quality: $1,600.00 to $10,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 28717 Boxer puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Boxer puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Boxers true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Boxer Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 28717 Boxer dogs.
  • 1. Daisy
  • 2. Bella
  • 3. Max
  • 4. Duke
  • 5. Buster
  • 6. Molly
  • 7. Ace
  • 8. Rocky
  • 9. Jasper
  • 10. Princess
  • 11. Champ
  • 12. Rex
  • 13. Sasha
  • 14. Dixie
  • 15. Toby
  • 16. Bambi
  • 17. Bruno
  • 18. Ginger
  • 19. Jackson
  • 20. Buddy

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Member Since: November 2008
Location: New Hampshire
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Registered boxers of sound mind, body & soul. Here at Briarbush boxers, we have been involved with the boxer breed since 1990. As of 2006 we became a kennel, and we are proud of it. You are always welcome to check us out; we do request that you contact us for an appointment. Breed education is important to all future and current owners, as well as; self education on nutrition, vaccines and the toxins we could un-knowingly subject our loved one to. (This includes 4 & 2 legged kinds.) Interesting educational boxer related links: American Boxer Club- www.americanboxerclub.org Boxer World- www.boxerworld.com Barfing boxers by Bri- www.njboxer.com Others: American Kennel Club www.akc.org United Kennel Club www.ukcdogs.com And don't forget- The boxer is really a working/guard breed, highly intelligent and easily bored. They are full of life, very confident and the family comedian, so you had better have a sense of humor - once a boxer owner, always a boxer owner...That is my belief. Take care, Bethany.

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Anonymous asked:
How long to Boxers tend to live?

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The Boxer lives an average 10 - 12 years, however some lines of Boxers have been known to have a shorter life span of 8 - 10 years.

Anonymous asked:
Thinking of bringing a Boxer into our family. Which is best if you have anxiety...male or female?

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There is no better with gender, but please note that if you have anxiety and depending on how severe it is; a Boxer may not be the best for you. The Boxer breed is a loyal, loving, sweet breed of dog; but they can also be stubborn and show territorial, fear and possessive aggression if not bred and trained right. The Boxer is not for the first time dog owner. But no matter what, you should express to your breeder the anxiety that you have so that they can match you with a calmer pup. Then go with your instincts and choose between the two or more pups the breeder has expressed are calmer.

Anonymous

Either is fine, but if you don't want to have to clean up too much pee, a female would be better. Males tend to mark territory and it may take longer to teach him the right thing to do. Females might have puppies if you aren't careful not to let her loose with a male dog. Depends on which of these you're fine with.

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What type of dog food is recommended for a boxer puppy? We plan to pick up our 8 week boxer male puppy in a week or so. There are so many brands and types out there we are not sure which one to go with.

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The first thing to know about a Boxer is that they are prone to allergies, so putting your pup on a high quality, grain-free, limited ingredient diet is the best way to go. This way you can monitor any potential allergies and know exactly what the allergy is if there is a reaction in your pup. However, since you are getting a puppy, for the first month at least you should continue the food that he is on while at your breeders. That way your pup is not stressed out because of going to a new home and on top of that, has a food change.

Anonymous asked:
Can an older(1.5 yr old) dog learn to get along with cats or other animals? He is is from the pound and realize will need a lot of training. He is very friendly window with people he meets but not sure about other animals.

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As long as the dog is introduced correctly to other animals such as cats, then your new fur-baby should do just fine around the cat. Take it slow and start with scent by keeping the cat in a separated room and moving blankets every day from the dogs bed to the cats room and back again so they get used to each others scent. Then after 3 - 5 days depending on how the dog and cat are adjusting; put the dog in a crate and let the cat out in a specific room. Treat for calm watching and calm behavior when seeing the cat. Do this 2 times a day for another 3 - 5 days. After that, have the dog on leash with the cat let out and again do this 2 times a day for 2 - 5 days. When you let the dog and cat be in the same room with no leash or crate; make sure that there are several high up escape routes for your cat so that he/she can get away if the dog becomes too excited. Always supervise the dog and cat interactions for the next several weeks until you are 100% confident that the dog is non-aggressive towards the cat and the cat can get away if the dog becomes too much for him/her.

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I have a female Boxer brown with white markings. I would like to breed her but she is not registered, but the male is. What would be the asking price for her puppies?

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If your dog is not registered, then there is no way to know that she is full, purebred Boxer. Unless the dam and sire of your puppy were registered and you never followed up on it. Unless you are a reputable breeder or are under the study of one, you shouldn't be breeding. Breeding dogs is dangerous for the dam, sire and the puppies. Unless your dog is of impeccable breeding (is registered), has passed all temperament and health checks for their breed and has titles in confirmation and/or has shown he/she is capable of doing what the breed was made for, the dog should be spayed/neutered.

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Updated: 10/21/2017