Origin: Developed in Germany as a guard
General Appearance: Medium sized, strong and muscular, Sturdy in appearance, squarely built, solid legs and hard firm body. The boxer should always look strong and substantial, never racy. The head is unique, being square in appearance, powerful, with under jaw protruding further than top jaw. (undershot). Ears may be cropped to an attractive upstanding point or left in a natural drop eared state, lying close to the cheeks. Tail is typically docked short and carried upright.
Height: Males 22.5-25 inches, female 21- 23.5 inches
Weight: About 65-80 pounds, females less
Coat: short shiny and smooth, tight fitting
Colour: Only two colours are permitted, fawn and brindle. Fawn may be light tan to a deep stag red or mahogany colour. Brindle is a stripped coat. White markings on either colour are typical, but
are limited to lower legs, face, chest and belly region.
Temperament: Playful, animated, a fun loving dog and very animated. Can be a good family pet but strong and a bit wild as youngsters so needs training, discipline and boundaries. Typically, a brave and courageous breed, may be wary with strangers but responds well to affection. An intelligent breed, easily trained
when done properly. Might be belligerent towards other dogs. Activity an active, strong, breed requiring training from an early age. Suitable for walkers, joggers and hikers. Due to a relatively short nose, care should be taken to avoid excess physical activity during hot humid weather. Should be confined in a fenced yard with a suitable high fence as they can jump well.
Obedience: Training highly recommended from a fairly early age, consistent and fair methods are a must. Crate training absolutely recommended.
Diet: Any good quality kibble with protein and nutrients sufficient for an active companion.