Other names : German Boxer, Deutscher Boxer

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Life expectancy

The Boxer has a life expectancy of between 9 and 11 years




Adult size

Female Between 21 and 23 in
Male Between 22 and 25 in

Adult weight

Female Between 53 and 71 lb
Male Between 66 and 84 lb
Coat colour
Brown Sand
Type of coat
Very short
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Boxer costs between £970 and £1130

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More details about the Boxer

Boxer: Origins and history

He is a descendant of the ancient ‘Bullenbeisser’ (‘bull-biter’), and particularly the Brabant variety, which is a less stocky, nimbler version of the Bullenbeisser. The Boxer is thus the result of a cross between the famous Bullenbeisser and the English Bulldog. The breed’s first club was created in Germany (his native country) at the end of the 19th century, in 1895- just before the publication of the breed’s first standards in 1902. Used by the army during the First World War in his capacity as a working dog, he took part in the first ever championships for police dogs in 1924. It is a few years later, in 1936, that the British Boxer Club saw the light of day.

Training a Boxer

Being the exemplary molossoid that he is, the Boxer is not necessarily easy to train if he is placed in novice or overly lenient hands. If, however, he is handled by confident and experienced owners, or trained by an expert in canine behaviour, he can achieve very good results. 

As long as the training methods consist of positive reinforcement, are respectful and coherent, and completely devoid of brutality- this dog will be very pleasant to train, not least because pleasing his master is of such importance to him. 

Training must be started as early on as possible, especially given this dog’s rather strong character. Very alert, some disciplinary basics can start being implemented as soon as the Boxer pup integrates the home.

Boxer: Purchase price

The price of a Boxer varies depending on its origins, age, and sex. You have to count an average of £1130  for dogs subscribed to the Kennel Club.  

With regards to the monthly budget required to meet the needs of a dog this size, you have to estimate an average of £50 per month.

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