Intelligent, playful and energetic, Boxers can adapt to most environments as long as they get plenty of exercise. They might come from a hunting background, but their even temperaments make them kind and charismatic pets.
|Size:||Medium to large|
|Coat:||Short and smooth, with minimal grooming required.|
|Exercise:||2 hours a day|
|Life span:||10+ years|
|Flat-faced:||Yes, consider this breed's additional health needs before buying|
|Temperament:||Playful, energetic, confident|
Boxer dogs are loyal, loving and athletic. This firm, muscular breed is considered a good dog for families, especially if you have an active lifestyle.
Bright and willing to learn, Boxers have been used as military messengers, guide dogs and in rescue operations. They thrive on human interaction and playtime, including running after tennis balls and even swimming.
Do Boxers shed? Yes, at certain times of year they can heavily moult their short hair; this is known as “blowing coat” and usually happens in spring and autumn.
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Boxers sometimes suffer with certain health conditions and may require treatment. Petplan dog insurance offers peace of mind that they will always be protected.