Boxer Dog’s Characteristics

Boxer Dog
Boxer Dog

Before you learn how to train a Boxer, you should get to know its characteristics and its temperament. People who love dogs know that a Boxer is hard to miss and its hard to deny the Boxer’s handsome canine good looks! The Boxer has cropped ears, a chiseled head and a muscular body. The Boxer is a favorite worldwide. Boxers have earned a slight reputation of being “headstrong,” which can be related to inappropriate obedience training Boxer puppies. They have numerous good qualities including a calm intuitive demeanor, high spirits and intelligence. His intelligence and willing tractability, his modesty and cleanliness make him a highly desirable family dog and cheerful companion.

Boxer Dog Facts

Country of origin Germany
Traits
Weight Male 66–70 lb (30–32 kg)
Female 55–60 lb (25–27 kg)
Height Male 22-25 ins. (57–63 cms.)
Female 21.5-24 ins. (53–60 cms.)
Coat short, shiny, smooth, close-lying
Life span average 9–10 years

Boxer Puppy’s Temperament

The character of the Boxer is of the greatest importance and demands the most solicitous attention. He is renowned from olden times for his great love and faithfulness to his master and household. He is harmless in the family, but can be distrustful of strangers, bright and friendly of temperament at play, but brave and determined when aroused. His intelligence and willing tractability, his modesty and cleanliness make him a highly desirable family dog and cheerful companion. He is the soul of honesty and loyalty, and is never false or treacherous even in his old age.

Boxers are a bright, energetic and playful breed and tend to be very good with children. They are patient and spirited with children but also protective, making them a popular choice for families. 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 Puppy Training

Boxer Training
Boxer Training

Boxer’s respond better to positive reinforcement techniques such as clicker training. A trainer who uses reward-based methods will find Boxers have far above-average intelligence and working ability.  Training a Boxer puppy is easy and relatively simple as well. Get to understand your dog.

  1. Learn about Boxers prior to bringing a puppy (or a rescue) into your home. Study is a necessary step in dog ownership. These dogs are intelligent and spirited and love their people parents!
  2. Begin with a puppy – Boxer pups are smart, but stubborn. Start young and you’ll be successful as long as you train correctly and with consistence. Some people have the perception that Boxers are fierce but this is fat from the truth. They are not aggressive generally, but can be trained more easily if you begin young and any aggressiveness can be identified and addressed.
  3. Prepare to be tested. A Boxer puppy will probably test your authority at some point usually about age 13 weeks. You must resolve yourself to be tough when he nips, chews and ignores your commands. Who is the boss? You are! Strong but gentle. Pack leaders command respect!
  4. Boxers need socialization. these dogs need to be used to being around other dogs and people. aggressiveness can not be tolerated. Usually these dogs are happy fun friends.

Above are some of the highlights of Boxer Training. For in depth professional SPCA certified instruction on training dogs, please Tap Here!

Video: Training a 6 months old Boxer Dog
(by Mark Kellogg)

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