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What are Boxer dogs like as pets?

What are Boxer dogs like as pets?

They are eager to please and very loyal dogs. Originally Boxers were bred to be working dogs, which is why they have such high exercise needs and energy to spare! Now they’re known for their kind and clownish natures which has made them popular family pets.

Are Boxer dogs dumb?

For obedience & working intelligence, Boxers are average intelligent dogs. In fact, they’re the 90th smartest dog breed out of 138 breeds – according to canine psychologist Stanley Coren. Despite this, Boxers are intuitive learners that easily learn from past experiences.

Are Boxers healthy dogs?

Boxers are prone to many types of heart disease, ranging from a narrowed aorta to fluid around the heart, and a problem with electrical conductivity that can cause sudden death in otherwise healthy dogs. Heart disease linked to the Boxer includes: Aortic stenosis (a narrowing in the major artery from the heart)

Are boxers good indoor dogs?

Boxer Care Despite their history of being used for dog fighting, boxers are typically gentle creatures without aggressive tendencies. They are known to get along well with children once trained and socialized. It is best to keep boxers indoors during extreme weather, hot or cold.

Do boxers need baths?

Your boxer will need a full bath every few months with a mild dog shampoo. Bathing more frequently can cause dry skin and itching. Your boxer may get dirty in between baths, but usually a good wipe down with a wet washcloth will get him or her back into shape. You will also need to clean your boxers ears.

Why do they cut off boxers tails?

Today, the docking of the Boxer’s tail continues to be done for health and cosmetic reasons. They contend that dogs use their tails to communicate with other dogs-as well as people. So a dog without a tail might be less able to convey fear, aggression, playfulness, and other emotions.