Boxer Dog Temperament and Lifespan

by Olivia Nypan posted August 23, 2016

The Boxer is a wonderful guard dog, which means that he is watchful and alert, self-assured and dignified. This dog breed is quite playful and kind with children, but usually demonstrates a wary attitude towards strangers. He responds politely to familiar people. He is never aggressive without a reason, but can be very furious in dangerous situations when he needs to defend his family members. The temperament of this dog can be somewhat corrected with the help of socialization and training. Puppies have nice temperaments. They are playful and like communication with people. Boxers require early socialization to become outgoing, well-rounded, and friendly dogs. The average lifespan of these dogs is between 9 and 12 years. However, this dog breed is prone to cancer that can cause death prematurely.

How Much Does a Boxer Dog Cost and Price Range

The cost of Boxers varies from place to place and depends on what you are looking for. You can find a good-looking puppy for a low price but he will not have the documents, some It means that he was bred in illegal way, and you may face hip problems, different diseases, and much more. Thaty is why it is not recommended to buy the cheapest variants. Pure breed dogs cost in the USA around 1200-1500 USD. Maintaining your dog can be also expensive, especially taking into consideration the need to pay for the basics of training your puppy.

Boxer Dog Colors, Shedding, Full Size and Average Weight

Boxers have athletic bodies and a short, sleek coat. The main two colors of these dogs are fawn and brindle, with or without white markings. Brindle usually has a tiger-striped pattern of black stripes on a fawn background. Fawn can range from mahogany to light tan. You can see white markings on feet or belly. The Boxer usually has a black mask with a white stripe on his face. However, according to the standard, these white spots should not cover more than one-third of the dog's body. When the neck or face are also white, the color will be called flashy brindle or flashy fawn. Plain Boxers do not have any white color. There are no completely black Boxers. Fawn boxers are called "red" in Great Britain. The coat of these dogs requires minimal grooming because they take care of their coat like cats do. They shed a bit, so brushing once a week can be enough. It is not a huge breed, the maximum weight is 70 pounds (32 kg). Boxers are up to 25 inches tall.

Boxer Dog Breed Characteristics, Information and Facts

Boxers are active dogs who need a lot of exercise, so they are not suitable for people who do not have time, desire, or energy to spend time with their dogs. However, they are not used to stay outdoors for a li=ong time in cold weather conditions. They have short noses and hair. Avoid leaving your pet alone for too long, otherwise he can become destructive and ill-tempered. Boxers are clever and respond well to training.