A Few Interesting Boxer Facts:

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Boxers were originally bred to be medium-size guard dogs. Today, although they are a part of the AKC's Working Group, they mostly find homes as loving family members.

History: The Boxer was developed in Germany from a type of dog known as the bullenbeisser (literally: bull-biter). Its ancestry may also include the Great Dane and English Bulldog. Either way, the Boxer has become a popular breed outside its homeland.

Temperament: Boxers are said to be the eternal puppy, bouncy, outgoing and energetic. They adore attention and may become destructive or problem barkers if neglected. We like to say that they are protective of the family.

Training: New owners should take their pup to obedience training. Boxers can be over-enthusiastic and headstrong and need firm, consistent discipline. Their playful attitude will not respond positively to harsh words, and patience will be needed with puppies.

Space & exercise: A backyard with high fences is strongly recommended as some Boxers are excellent jumpers. A daily walk of 30 minutes is ideal.