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height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
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Boxer Dog

All About Boxers

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Average Height & Weight

The Boxer is considered a LARGE dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 22.5 to 25 inches.

Weight: 65 to 80 pounds.

Females – Height: 21 to 23.5 inches.

Weight: 50 to 65 pounds.

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Boxer Dog


Typical Coloring

Boxers are commonly fawn and brindle. They very rarely are white.





Boxers are smart, alert animals who are very loyal to their owners. They are patient, making them ideal seeing eye dogs, and extremely protective, making them natural watchdogs.




Activity Level

An active breed, Boxers require daily exercise. They enjoy running with their owners, but a brisk walk will also do. They need mental stimulation as well, which is why so many are used in a working capacity helping the blind or as couriers.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

8 to 10 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concerns for Boxers include canine hip dysplasia, cardiomyopathy and subaortic stenosi. Gastric torsion, tumors, intervertebral disc degeneration, corneal erosion and colitis are less common but still occur within the breed. White Boxers, which are rare, may be deaf.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Boxers have a low tolerance for both hot and cold climates. They do especially poorly in very hot weather, and they prefer to be indoors during the summer months.



Boxer Dog


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Boxers make wonderful pets for active families. The breed loves to go hiking and play with children, and they also do well with other dogs and pets. They are very affectionate to their owners.




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