If you’re reading this post, you’ve either made the decision or you’re trying to decide whether or not a boxer puppy is the right puppy for you.
The first thing you need to do has nothing to do with the puppy. The first thing you need to do is to take a look at your own life and understand what your lifestyle is like. Are you working crazy hours and rarely home? Do you live a sedentary, low-key lifestyle? Make sure you understand your lifestyle so that as you read on, you can make the determination whether or not a boxer is the best breed for you and your family.
Let’s read on to understand, what are the Characteristics of a Boxer Puppy?
Characteristics of a Boxer Puppy
A boxer is considered a medium sized dog that has unique physical characteristics that are so distinct it’s impossible to mistake them. You will be able to identify boxer puppies from their muscular bodies as well as their deep chests that give them an almost square appearance. A boxer puppy looks similar to its ancestor, the english bulldog, because of its blunt muzzle and the fat upper lips but the boxer puppy will typically have longer legs and longer bodies.
Boxer puppies have droopy ears which can be easily cropped even though most people let them stay natural. In North America, they tend to come with a docked tail, but in other parts of the world, such as the UK, docking the tail has become illegal so you can find boxers with their full tail in tact. Boxer puppies have a smooth short coat that can be multiple different colours including brindle, fawn or mainly white.
Temperamentally, you will be dealing with an extremely energetic, playful and highly intelligent canine. Some people refer to the breed as the “clown” breed. That being said, it should also be noted that this is an extremely gentle animal that is highly faithful and affectionate that makes friends very easily. Due to their gentle nature, boxer puppies can be socialized very easily and they can be very warm and friendly to kids of all ages as well as the entire family.
While they make friends easily, the boxer dog can become very cagey among strangers. They love to jump at people but thankfully you can easily train them to abandon this habit. In general, boxer puppies will require some good amount of training or else you will find them being naturally hyperactive. The good news is that they make extremely wonderful pets.
For more information on the breed, please check out our Boxer Breed Information page which we are constantly updating as we learn more about our favourite buddy breed!
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