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Inside every Newfoundland, Boxer, Elkhound and Great Dane is a puppy longing to climb on to your lap.
- Hellen Thomson

Boxer puppy


Boxer adults
"Brooke" and "Jazz" 

Developed at the end of the nineteenth century in Munich, Germany, the Boxer is the result of crossing a mastiff-type breed with the English Bulldog.  

He was created as a smaller sized security dog but was also once used for fighting and bull baiting. 

Over the years the Boxer has become a loyal, affectionate pet and a fearless guard dog.

Standing up to 24 inches at the shoulder, the Boxer is a medium-sized, strong, and agile dog with a short, smooth coat. He may be any shade of fawn or brindle with white markings. He is a "people dog" and social, and is not happy for long periods alone.

The adult shown above is an example of the European standard of Boxer. New legislation forbids the cropping of tails and ears.

This breed is exuberant, energetic, and active, and therefore should have a fenced yard to play in, but will be fine in a city environment if walked daily. While he is playful, affectionate, and friendly, the Boxer is also headstrong and high-energy. He should be socialized from an early age and will benefit from obedience training.

The Boxer is very intelligent and this, coupled with his dynamic personality, can make training interesting. He must have a patient master who will persist with the training even when he's at his most frustrating!



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Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Jean and Darwin Hayes, Eclipse Reg'd



Thea Dymott
High River, AB   T1V 1N3
(403) 652-2381

NuBYU Reg'd

Crystal McFarlane
Box 848
Lamont, AB  T0B 2R0
(780) 895-2450

Paradigm Boxers

Shalah Nelson
Drayton Valley, AB   T7A 1R7 
(780) 621-7941 

Erlastyn European Boxers




Jean and Darwin Hayes
Hubbard, SK  
(306) 730-0206

Eclipse Reg'd




Tracy Gault
Hamilton, ON
(905) 543-0150


Rhoda, Wally and Kyle Ace
6109 Main Street
Osgoode, ON   K0A 2W0
(613) 795-1167

KRA Kennels



Boxer Club of Canada Rescue

Boxer Rescue Canada
Gail Wittebrood, BC  (250) 747-1987
Marta Nettelfield, AB  (780) 338-2573

Winnipeg Boxer Rescue

Boxer Rescue Ontario
Kathy Blundell, (905) 571-5795

Boxer Rescue Quebec
Crystal Ryan

Without Borders Boxer Rescue (BC/AB)
Chantelle Yates





Did you know?

Boxers were named 
for the way they play.  At the beginning of play with another dog, a Boxer will stand on his hind legs and 'box' using his front paws.



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