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  • Intelligent, high-energy, playful, loyal ... just a few words that accurately describe the Boxer.

  • They were one of the first breeds employed as a police dog, and have been used as seeing-eye

  • dogs.

  • But they are perhaps best known for being loyal family pets that are especially fond

  • of children.

  • These are just a few of the many cool Boxer Dog Facts.

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  • 10.

  • Boxers are descendants of extinct bullenbaiser breeds crossed with mastiff, bulldog and possibly

  • Great Dane and even a terrier.

  • They were developed in Germany in the 19th century, initially as bull baiting dogs and

  • later as butcher's helpers, controlling cattle in slaughterhouses.

  • Some breed historians say boxers are named from the German word boxl, their slaughterhouse

  • designation.

  • Other fanciers contend the name boxer comes from the characteristic way that they use

  • their forepaws to play, sparring much like a human boxer.

  • Which one do you think it is?

  • Let us know in the comments below.

  • 9.

  • While a member of the working group, the Boxer can and will herd.

  • In 2012, the AKC changed the rules and added Boxers to the list of breeds eligible for

  • herding titles.

  • According the American Boxer Club, In 2010, one Boxer surprisingly bemused Border Collie

  • handlers with her calm, focused attention on the stock!

  • They also excel at obedience, agility and tracking.

  • In fact, 16 Boxers have earned a Versatile Companion Dog Title.

  • 8.

  • According to the American Kennel Club, The Boxer was one of the first breeds used for

  • in Germany for police training.

  • It makes sense, considering the breed was developed there for intelligence, courage

  • and workability.

  • 7.

  • All White Boxers Are Deaf.

  • This is a myth, according to the Boxer Aid & Rescue Coalition Inc., as only 12 to 14

  • percent of white Boxers are deaf due to lack of pigmentation of the hair cells in the ear.

  • They are undesirable in-show dogs, however, because the AKC does not permit a dog with

  • white covering more than one third of its body in the conformation ring.

  • The Coalition adds that no one should breed white Boxers, however, due to their higher

  • deafness rate.

  • 6.

  • Since the 1940’s, when the Boxer rose to popularity due to its consistent success in

  • the show rings, it has been one of the America’s top breeds.

  • In 2015, they were the 10th most popular breed in terms of AKC registration numbers.

  • Boxers gained popularity in the United States when soldiers returning from World War II

  • brought the breed back with them.

  • Boxers soon became a favorite companion animal, show dog and guard dog.

  • 5.

  • They seem to be popular in Hollywood as well.

  • According to the Boxer Daily, there are a ton of celebrities with pet boxers.

  • Some include: Hugh Jackman, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jessica Biel, Justin

  • Timberlake, Luke Perry, Ryan Reynolds, and Chelsea Handler.

  • 4.

  • Boxers are known for their unusual head shape.

  • According to the breed standard, their snouts are meant to be half the length of their skull.

  • This, coupled with an undershot jaw and strong teeth, helped boxers bite and hold on to their

  • prey.

  • Boxers were bred to be able to clutch animals in their mouths until their owners arrived,

  • while their short snouts allowed them to breathe all the while.

  • 3.

  • The record forLongest Tongue on a Dog,” belonged to a boxer named Brandy.

  • The record-breaking tongue spanned an impressive 43 centimeters (17 inches).

  • For comparison, the longest human tongue ever measured was only 10.1 centimeters.

  • The Gene Simmons of dogs lived in Michigan with her owner, John, until she passed away

  • in 2002.

  • 2.

  • These dogs suffer from some serious Peter Pan syndrome.

  • It takes boxers about three years to reach maturity, making their puppyhoods one of the

  • longest in the dog world.

  • But, who's in a hurry?

  • As puppies and young adults, Boxers are animated, playful, goofy dogs who love to romp and jump.

  • Middle-aged Boxers typically become more deliberate and dignified and make calm, loyal companions

  • for the rest of their lives.

  • They have an average lifespan of 10-12 years.

  • 1.

  • Even though they are high-energy, boxers are not outdoor dogs.

  • Their short snouts make it difficult to distribute heat in the summer, and their short fur isn't

  • suitable to keep them warm in winter weather.

  • Boxers are known to snore loudly.

  • They also drool a lot.

  • And like most short-muzzled dogs tend to be a bit gassy, due to gulping air when they

  • eat.

  • [Fart sound] Ewwww... he tooted.

  • Well, there ya have it, Boxer Dogs 101.

  • Are there any Boxer Dog Facts we missed?

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