Other name: Deutscher Boxer

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A medium-sized dog, the Boxer nevertheless remains a robust dog with a powerful bone. The general appearance is neither heavy nor clumsy. The Boxer is a dog that rarely lives more than 10 years. We must therefore take advantage of this great ray of sunshine in the life of a family. It is a perfect dog for children, with whom he will play without stopping. He loves to be cuddled. Gentle, docile and intelligent, the Boxer stands up with ease, although professional help is recommended. He sometimes falls ill and it is necessary to take the right measures. Finally, it does not require too much maintenance.



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Hair type Short
Origin Germany
Template Big
Head shape Square
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 25 kg to 30 kg From 53 cm to 60 cm
Male From 30 kg to 35 kg From 57 cm to 63 cm
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History of the breed

The latter was used in combat against bulls and bears. Over time, he has become an ideal life companion for individuals, who appreciate his docility and gentleness despite his rebellious side. The breed was stabilized over time, until it was officially presented in Munich in 1895.

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Physical features

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

More than his master, the Boxer will be a perfect dog for children . He plays the role of babysitter perfectly and will take great care of the youngest. With a playful temperament, the Boxer is renowned for his great loyalty to his adoptive family. He is courageous and is vigilant . To this end, he doesn’t really appreciate strangers. A valuable dog as a companion, defense or utility dog.

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If one wants to obtain a correct behavior on a daily basis, it is advisable to ideally choose a puppy and to educate it from the beginning. If the Boxer is not necessarily easy to train for someone who has never had to deal with such a breed , the Boxer can however reveal all his abilities in the hands of an expert behaviorist. It is important to opt for positive reinforcement, which will stimulate him, while using firmness. The animal naturally fulfills the functions of guardian, especially with children.

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

The Boxer is an outdoor dog who can sleep in a suitable shelter during the winter , but he will certainly prefer to live with his masters inside the house , due to his sociable character. In a house, the male tends to drool a little, the female slightly less. However, he must avoid areas that are too hot, as excessively high temperatures can cause serious respiratory problems.


Ease of gaining weight

The short muzzle of the species possibly poses respiratory problems , especially in cases of excessive heat. It is therefore advisable never to leave the animal in direct sunlight when it is hot. Like all medium to large dogs, the Boxer can be prone to heart problems and can suffer from hip dysplasia as well .

During his lifetime, he may also have aortic stenosis . Lastly, this breed of dog can experience some stomach twists . It is therefore important to ensure that he remains calm before and after each meal.

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size

Between 6 and 8 puppies

Major concerns
Dilated cardiomyopathy
Hip dysplasia
Elbow dysplasia
Degenerative myelopathy
Aortic stenosis
Brachycephalic Syndrome
Gastric torsion
Minor concerns
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Occasional concerns
Suggested tests

To protect you from these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends Boxer dog insurance .

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 10 years

Maximum: 12 years

The life expectancy of a Boxer is, on average, between 10 years and 12 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

The Boxer does not require any particular maintenance . It loses its hair moderately, a little more during the moulting period in spring and autumn. In addition, the animal tends to lick itself to clean itself. The maintenance of the Boxer is therefore relatively easy.

The animal is losing its hair , but it is possible to reduce this loss by brushing it at least twice a week   using, for example, a rubber glove. To make it shine, it is recommended to apply a chamois after grooming. You can wash it from time to time, if necessary with a nourishing shampoo once or twice a year.

The condition of his eyes and ears should be checked weekly to ensure that there are no traces of dirt or infection. Brushing your teeth helps eliminate tartar buildup and the growth of bacteria. If they do not wear them out naturally, his nails need to be cut regularly. If you are new to this, it is recommended that you seek advice from a veterinarian.

Price and budget

Purchase price

800 €
1400 €

The purchase price of a Boxer is between 800 € and 1400 €.

Annual maintenance cost

€ 600
900 €

The annual maintenance cost of a Boxer is between 600 € and 900 €.

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Before his 4 months , the Boxer must eat 4 meals a day to support his development. Afterwards, his daily ration can be divided into 2 (in the morning and in the evening) . He is satisfied with a diet based on high quality kibble .

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

The Boxer is an outdoor dog by nature, so you have to be able to offer him regular outings that will allow him to spend his energy. Plan long walks every day and play sessions, especially outdoors to let off steam. He loves to participate in family activities. You can also introduce him to dog sports.

Famous Boxer Breed Dogs

Brandy : this is the name of the Boxer, who died in 2002, who holds the world record for the longest tongue . The latter measured 43 cm.

Boss : This Boxer received the Palm Dog in 2010 , thanks to his role in the Stephen Frears film titled Tamara Drewe .


Classifications & Standards
(FCI) Fédération Cynologique Internationale
(UKC) United Kennel Club
(AKC) American Kennel Club
(ANKC) Australian National Council Kennel
(CKC) Canadian Kennel Club
(KC) The Kennel Club
(NZKC) New Zealand Kennel Club


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FCI Information



FCI Group

Group 2: Pinscher and Schnauzer – Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs and other breeds

Recognized by FCI

Since 1955


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