The Fascinating Boxer Breed
The Boxer's official classification is the Working Class breed. His keen sense of hearing makes him an instinctive guard dog, always alert. Although always vigilant, the Boxer is not a nervous breed and will not bark without cause. He has an uncanny ability to distinguish between friend and intruder. One of the delightful qualities that sets the Boxer apart is his human-like attempts to "converse," which make his replacement by another breed difficult for one who has owned a Boxer. He mimics the mood of his master and can spend hours quietly lying at his feet.
The Boxer's most notable characteristic is his desire for human affection. Though his spirited bearing, square jaw, and cleanly muscled body suggest the well-conditioned middleweight athlete of dogdom, the Boxer is happiest when he is with people--especially children, watching protectively over their play. His short smooth coat, handsome chiseled head, and striking silhouette never fail to excite comments from passersby as he trots jauntily by your side with neck arched and tail held erect. He is truly a "dog for all seasons," suiting the need for household guardian, attractive companion, and children's playmate and loyal friend.
Be sure your next family puppy is healthy and happy by finding a breeder who registers their litters with the AKC. For more information on buying a puppy go to these sites: www.puppybuyerinfo.com; www.demandakcpapers.com; www.akc.org. Below are links containing valuable information regarding the health, care, training and basic information regarding the Boxer. Many of these can be found on the American Boxer Club site.