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> “Developed in Germany, the Boxer is a breed of stocky, medium-sized, short-haired dog. The coat is smooth and fawn or brindled, with or without white markings. Boxers are brachycephalic (they have broad, short skulls), and have a square muzzle, mandibular prognathism (an underbite), very strong jaws and a powerful bite ideal for hanging on to large prey”(“Boxer”).
> “Boxers are a bright, energetic and playful breed and tend to be very good with children. They are active, strong dogs and require adequate exercise to prevent boredom-associated behaviors such as chewing, digging, or licking. Boxers have earned a slight reputation of being “headstrong,” which can be related to inappropriate obedience training” (“Boxer”).
> “Leading health issues to which Boxers are prone include cancers, heart conditions such as Aortic Stenosis and Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (the so-called “Boxer Cardiomyopathy”), hypothyroidism, hip dysplasia, and degenerative myelopathy and epilepsy; other conditions that may be seen are gastric dilatation and torsion (bloat), intestinal problems, and allergies” (American Boxer Club).
>“Boxers are friendly, lively companions that are popular as family dogs. Their suspicion of strangers, alertness, agility, and strength make them formidable guard dogs. As puppies, Boxers demonstrate a fascinating combination of worried expressions, energetic curiosity, flexible attention spans and charming characteristics. They sometimes appear at dog agility or obedience trials and flyball events. These strong and intelligent animals have also been used as service dogs, guide dogs for the blind, therapy dogs, police dogs in K9 units, and occasionally herding cattle or sheep” (“Boxer”).
Resources American Boxer Club. “Genetic and Suspect Diseases in the Boxer”. Retrieved 2006-09-05. American Boxer Club. “Genetic and Suspect Diseases in the Boxer”. Retrieved 2006-09-05. “Boxer.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wiimedia Foundation, Inc.. 15 May 2012. Web. 18 May 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxer_%28dog%29#cite_note-BoxerHealth2-22>.