Boxers are high energy, playful, and patient dogs. They are descendants of Germany from the 19th century, and some say they were crossed with a mastiff, bulldog, Great Dane, and even a terrier. Boxers are highly intelligent and quick to learn. They love being with their family members, and generally get along with other animals in the household, and known for being very good with children
Common Health Conditions
- Cardiomyopathy is a common heart problem that affects Boxers. Canines who are affected by cardiomyopathy may develop a worsening in condition as time progresses.
- The boxer has a high need for companionship and exercise. If these needs are not met, Boxers can be destructive if left alone in the house.
- Brain tumors and mast cell tumors are more common in Boxers than any other purebred dog breed.