About the Boxer Breed

Other breeds have pronounced specialized talents . . . . hunting, herding, trailing, and so on . . . but for a combination of the outstanding virtues of many with the faults of a few, our Boxer is the most gifted of canines. For the man, woman or child who wants an all-round dog, he has no equal. No other dog is more individual in appearance, more keenly intelligent or sanely even-tempered. These virtues alone are priceless if the dog is to become part of his master's family, which he should for the well-being of all concerned. The Boxer has a faculty of worming his way into the good graces and the hearts of an entire household. He seems to offer something special to each person he meets. It's astonishing, but true . . .

John Wagner, The Boxer

According to the American Boxer Club, the Boxer's most notable characteristic is his desire for human affection. Though his spirited bearing, square jaw, and cleanly muscled body suggest the well-conditioned middleweight athlete of dogdom, the Boxer is happiest when he is with people--especially children, watching protectively over their play. His short smooth coat, handsome chiseled head, and striking silhouette never fail to excite comments from passersby as he trots jauntily by your side with neck arched and tail held erect. He is truly a "dog for all seasons," suiting the need for household guardian, attractive companion, and children's playmate and loyal friend.

Is the Boxer the right dog for me?  The Boxer is a medium size dog, and is very energetic and playful.  They like to be active and included in everything.  They are inclined to be boisterous which may or may not suit you or your lifestyle.  Boxers mature very slowly, so they act like puppies nearly all their life, though they start to settle more around 3 to 4 years of age.  Boxers need to be with their family and thrive on human companionship.  They are definitely not suited to a 'backyard' dog type life.  Many Boxers drool - it varies from individual to individual.  Some may also snore.  Though Boxers have a short coat, they do shed hair when the weather changes, some can shed quite a bit of hair.  Daily brushing when they are shedding will help remove the dead hair, but you can still expect a bit on your floor and furniture.

To learn more about the Boxer Breed, visit these informative links:

Meet the Boxer - - A Unique Breed

Boxer Basics: A Visual Study of the AKC Standards



We at the East Tennessee Boxer Club love and cherish pets of all kinds, regardless of size, color, skin, feathers, fur, scales, have feet, claws, or hooves. We are committed to protecting our Boxer breed, both full-blooded and mixed, and will do whatever it takes to keep them safe and happy. After all, isn't that what they're here to do for us? We owe it to them to be the best stewards that we as humans, can be!

We take pride and responsibility in working with many different rescue units to ensure that any abuse and or neglect is reported and acted upon swiftly. If you see or hear about any Boxers that are hurting because their owners cannot or will not provide the proper loving care, please contact your local authority or one of these organizations:

Middle Tennessee Boxer Rescue
Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley
Companion Pet Rescue

Together, we can champion the breed that we call champions.

Thank you, ETBC

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