For our next breed spotlight blog post we are writing about The Boxer!
At Bed and Bone Dog Boarding Service we care for all breeds of dogs from the smallest to the largest and have lots of experience with the great Boxer dog.
The Boxer originated in Germany and is descended from the Old English Bulldog and the now extinct Bullenbeisser. The Boxer is a medium to large dog with a smooth coat. Colors are red, brindle, or white, with or without white markings. The boxer is a brachycephalic breed with an underbite. The Boxer is part of the Molosser group. This group of dogs are all of sturdy build and large and all descend from the same ancestor, the large shepherd dog known as a Molossus.
The Boxer is not an aggressive breed in any way and is a natural guardian and can become very attached to its family, because of their strength and intelligence they have also been used as service dogs, guide dogs for the blind, therapy dogs, police dogs, and occasionally herding cattle or sheep. Brave and versatile, the Boxer has been used by the military for carrying messages and guarding his handler in times of war.
The Boxer, like all dogs, benefit from early gentle socialisation and is a beloved family pet to many, cementing its status as one of the most popular and beloved breeds in the UK.