The Boxer is an extremely playful and fun-loving dog who particularly loves children and human company in general.The Boxer breed are now classed as a great family dog and are well known for this attribute; which is making the breed extremely more popular at present. Boxer's are playful and patient, but when fully grown the boxer is also strong and defensive, so early obedience training is important. The Boxer loves to please his/her owner and is an extremely clever dog, hence training can be quiet easy when done from an early age.
Origin - The Boxer is a working dog that was developed in Germany from several other breeds, including the Bulldog and the Great Dane.The Boxer's ancestors are believed to be two German mastiff type dogs, the Bullenbeiszer and the Barenbeiszer. They were later crossed with the powerful ancestors of the Mastiff and Bulldog. Early on, these dogs were prized for hunting, bull baiting, pulling objects, cattle herding etc. They were also popular circus and theater dogs because they learned tricks so easily. In spite of its German origins, "Boxer" is an English name that suitably describes the dog's punchy fighting style. The dog is called a Boxer because it strikes out with its front paws when it fights. Though Boxers in the past may have been quite ferocious, the breed today is a very gentle, loving family companion. Some of the Boxer's popular talents are guarding, police work, military work, search & rescue, competitive obedience, schutzhund and performing tricks.The Boxer is an alert, self-assured, and fearless dog.The Boxer is a playful and fun-loving dog who seem's to maintain that youthful exuberance even through out adult hood.