Boxer

Growth Size

Boxers grow to a height of 53 – 63cm, and a weight of 24 – 32kg.

Lifespan

10 – 12 years.

Temperament

One of Australia’s most popular pets Boxers are playful, happy and loyal. They require lots of human companionship and will fast become one of the family.

Training Difficulty

It is recommended to start obedience training from a young age. Boxers are quick to learn but need a dominant owner to keep their playful, boisterous nature in check.

Recommended Owners

Boxers are recommended for families with older children, as they love to jump and may be too overbearing for little ones.

Origin

The Boxer originated in Germany in the late 19th century. It was bred by crossing British Bulldogs, and the now extinct Bullenbeisser. It wasn't until after the second World War that the Boxer became a popular breed around the world. Soldiers brought the dog back to their home countries where they became favoured as companion dogs, show dogs, and guard dogs.

Diet

Two meals a day for adult dogs. This should be made up of 2 or 2 and a half cups of high quality dog food (split between the two meals). Combine this with raw bones for stimulation and dental health. You can also substitute half a cup of wet food (mince or canned) in place of half a cup of dry.

Please note! The dietary guidelines specified above are only a guide and feeding may vary based on your pet's size, activity level, and metabolism.

Grooming

A Boxer’s short coat is easy to maintain and requires little brushing, although their nails should be clipped regularly. Only bathe your Boxer when necessary as it removes the naturally occurring oil from their skin.

Comments

Despite being a large breed, Boxers are better suited to indoor environments. Their short noses and hair make them susceptible to weather changes, so they should sleep inside.