I am a Boxer. Writer Stephanie Abraham wrote the following words for me:
“He will make you laugh; he will make you cry; he will try your patience; he will outwit you when he can. And he will love you with intensity that will surprise and amaze you. He will be your canine soul mate.” -From her book “The Boxer: Family Favorite”
Portrait of the Boxer
We were first bred in Germany around 100 years ago. Yes, that makes us a contemporary of the German Shepherd. Our ancestor was the German Bullenbeisser, which is now, sadly, extinct. Boxers and Bulldogs worked as Guard Dogs during the World War I.
Despite our somewhat forbidding looks, we are rather cute. We are high-energy dogs and the pup within us continues to frolic throughout our lives. Some of us are boisterous, but we all love our human families and we are considered very gentle with children. This of course doesn’t mean that children should be taking us for walks, because our large size makes us slightly difficult to be handled by the very young and the very old.
Boxers aren’t aggressive and yet we make fantastic guard dogs because our loyalty makes us guard our homes zealously. Even among dogs we are rather high on loyalty.
We have a rather unique physiognomy. We have this typical dome-shaped head and the lower jaw extends slightly beyond the upper – you can call it an underbite. Our nose is curved upwards and We have thick and droopy lips. All in all, we look exotic and different.
The Boxer’s Physical Attributes:
Here are a few physical characteristics that’ll give you an idea of our arresting looks:
- Height: 22-25 in
- Weight: 55-75 lb
- Coat: Colors vary from dark red to fawn and brindled with white markings. We have a coat of shiny, short hair that’s easy to maintain.
- Life Span: 10-12 years
Pictures of Celebrities with Boxers:
Here is web-page which contains pictures of famous hollywood and other celebrities with their Boxer-friends.
On the above page, you can view pictures of the following celebrities (actors, singers, racers, models, wrestlers, show hosts) with their Boxer family members.
Jessical Biel, Jordan Knight,Greg Biffle (NASCAR racer),Gisele Bundchen ,Chelsea Handler ,Sean Lowe (Bachelor Season 8),
Aishwarya Rai (Bollywood Star),Hugh Jackman and Boxer JJ, Travis Brorsen and his Boxer won CBS’s hit reality show “Greatest American Dog.”,Cameron Diaz,Jennifer Love Hewitt,Justin Timberlake,Luke Perry,Kim Kardashian,Gisele Bundchen,Tony Armstrong,Tony Curtis, Eric Yukon.
Now you know – we the Boxers hobnob with the high and mighty of the star-world.
A Boxer and a Piglet Grow Up Together and Their Video goes Viral
Susie the Boxer was pleasantly surprised when her human mom brought home a little abandoned piglet. The little piglet was named Tabitha. You can read the story of their friendship here.
Watch their YouTube video “Piggy and Puggy” here. When it was uploaded in 2011 it had gone viral.
And now about some real-life Boxer heroes…
Amazing Boxer Heroes.
All these stories tell you how brave and loyal we are. If you have a Boxer at your home, please leave a comment and tell us how special he or she is.
AKC Page for Boxers: