Breed At A Glance: Boxer - Wagr Petcare

    Breed At A Glance: Boxer



    • Lifespan: Typically 10-12 years
    • Size: Medium
    • Maintenance Level: Medium
    • Shed Level: Moderate
    • Temperament: Energetic, Playful, Protective
    • Friendliness: High
    • Barking Tendency: Moderate
    • Coat Colours: Fawn, Brindle, White

    Best For

    • Active households
    • Families or individuals who can provide regular exercise and training


    • Deep-chested, well-muscled build
    • Smooth coat
    • Average weight of 30-36 kilograms.
    • Average height of 21-23 inches
    • Prominent lower jaw and short nose


    • High energy and spirited nature
    • Good for active families
    • Can be protective of home and family

    Care Guide

    • Grooming: Moderate; weekly brushing
    • Training: Requires consistent and clear training
    • Diet & Nutrition: Quality protein and omega-3 fatty acids
    • Exercise: High activity needs; enjoys running and playing
    • Ideal Environment: Active lifestyle, spacious home


    • Cancers: Including brain, mast cell, lymphoma, osteosarcoma, mammary
    • Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM): Heart condition requiring intensive treatment
    • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC): Genetic heart disease
    • Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV): Emergency condition, often requires surgery
    • Hypothyroidism: Treatable with thyroid hormone replacement medication
    • Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease: Often requires surgery

    Additional Information

    • Feeding Recommendations: AAFCO-approved food, considering grain content
    • Training Challenges: Intelligent but requires patience due to high energy
    • Grooming Needs: Low maintenance, regular ear cleaning
    • Good Family Dog: Yes, when well-socialized
    • Intelligence: Very smart, trainable with clear commands
    • Energy Level: High energy, playful
    • Health Concerns: Prone to cancers and heart diseases

    Grooming Guide

    • Skin Care: Omega-3 supplements for skin and coat health
    • Coat Care: Moderate shedding, weekly brushing, biweekly baths as needed
    • Ear Care: Biweekly cleaning to prevent infections
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