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.
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