Like many other popular breeds, Boxer comes from Germany and its pedigree goes back to the extinct Bullenbeisser and Bulldogs from United Kingdom. Bullenbeisser used to be a working dog used for hunting animals like bear and deer. It was an expert hunter who job was to hold the animal until the master reached the spot. Boxer of today is believed to be the next generation of the hunter Bullenbeisser. The breed was escaped from extinction by three Germans who put it on an exhibition in Munikh in 1894 and a Boxer Club was founded on the name of Deutscher Boxer Club to save the breed.
Boxer is a jolly and friendly dog that loves to enjoy the company of humans at home. Its close affiliation with the family members and especially with kids makes is a perfect companion dog. If you bring up your Boxer in a proper way, it is frindly and cordial not only to human being but other pets at home. Even cats can find a very good friend in a Boxer if the later is taught to get along with the former. If you have small birds, chicken, and ducks, it requires a careful upkeep as Boxer can sometimes be tempted to them. Despite its training to bear with other pets, Boxers should not be left alone with these small birds.
Being guard and companion dog at the same time, Boxers are playful and clownish. They are fond of jumping and use their front paws like a boxer. They can jump on the people if not properly trained. They are used in police and army since they are eager to learn and trainable. They can suffer from cancers, hip dispasia, epilepsi, heart troubles, hypothroidism, and allergies. Due to short hair coat, they do not generally need any grooming care. Having a Boxer at home means unfathomable cae, protection, and love which cannot be bought from anywhere.