Boxer

Boxer

Developed in Germany, the Boxer is a popular family dog-patient, loyal and smart-requiring lots of exercise and proper training.

Illustration courtesy of the American Kennel Club

Quick Facts


Height

Male: 23-25in

Female: 21.5-23.5in

Weight

Male: 56-71lb

Female: 45-60lb

Fun Fact

Brandy, a boxer, hold the Guinness World Record for longest tongue (17 inches!).

About this Breed

The Boxer is a Molloser-type dog developed in Germany in the 19th century with a distinctive underbite and strong jaws. Although originally bred as a fighter, boxers today are patient and spirited family dogs and the 10th most popular breed in the US. The boxer is also popular with geneticists—the dog reference genome published in 2005 is from a boxer (Tasha).

Boxers still have the intelligence and energy of their forebearers and thus need lots of exercise and proper training. Cleaning is also important as their loose, hanging lips and wrinkles tend to cause high levels of drooling. Although usually brindle or fawn colored, many non-standard boxers are white. Although not true albinos, they are at increased risk of deafness in one or both ears as well as sunburn and skin cancer.

Boxers on Embark

Explore some Embark dogs that share Boxer ancestry.

  • Murray

    Murray

    Purebred

    Bodie

    Bodie

    Purebred

    Gus

    Gus

    Purebred

    Kane

    Kane

    Purebred

  • "Gentry

    "Gentry's Earth Angel" Avalon

    Purebred

    Diesel

    Diesel

    Purebred

    Pixie

    Pixie

    Purebred

    Kali

    Kali

    Purebred

  • Zeus

    Zeus

    Purebred

    Lilly

    Lilly

    Purebred

    Charlie

    Charlie

    Purebred

    Louis

    Louis

    Purebred

Favorite Names

For Males

  1. Rocky
  2. Charlie
  3. Duke
  4. Buddy
  5. Cooper
  6. Max
  7. Jack
  8. Milo
  9. Hank
  10. Tucker

For Females

  1. Luna
  2. Daisy
  3. Bella
  4. Lucy
  5. Sadie
  6. Stella
  7. Penny
  8. Lola
  9. Piper
  10. Lily

Common Locations

  1. Texas, United States
  2. California, United States
  3. North Carolina, United States
  4. Ohio, United States
  5. Pennsylvania, United States
  6. New York, United States
  7. Tennessee, United States
  8. Georgia, United States
  9. Florida, United States
  10. Illinois, United States

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