The Boxer is a breed of medium-sized, short-haired dogs developed in Germany . The Boxer was bred from the Old English Bulldog and the now extinct Bullenbeisser, and is part of the Molosser group. The breed was introduced to other parts of Europe in the late 19th century and to the United States around the turn of the 20th century. During World War I, the Boxer was co-opted for military work, acting as a valuable messenger dog, pack-carrier, attack dog, and guard dog. It was not until after World War II that the Boxer became popular around the world.
Boxers are a bright, energetic and playful breed and tend to be very good with children. They are patient and spirited with children but also protective, making them a popular choice for families. The Boxer by nature is not an aggressive or vicious breed. It is an instinctive guardian and can become very attached to its family. It requires proper socialization. Boxers are generally patient with smaller dogs and puppies, but difficulties with larger adult dogs, especially those of the same sex, may occur. Boxers are generally more comfortable with companionship, in either human or canine form.
Between 57–63 cm (M) and 53–60 cm (F) / between 30–32 kg (M) and 25–27 kg (F).
Short, shiny, smooth, close-lying.
Fawn or brindle, black mask, with or without white markings, and white
(Source: Wikipédia & The Ultimate Dogs, Dog Breeds & Dog Care by Dr Peter Larkin & Mike Stockman, August 2015)