Boxer Dogs 101 Facts #dog #boxer
Intelligent, high-energy, playful, loyal … just a few words that accurately describe the Boxer. They were one of the first breeds employed as a police dog, and have been used as seeing-eye dogs. But they are perhaps best known for being loyal family pets that are especially fond of children. These are just a few of the many cool Boxer Dog Facts. Hello, welcome to Animal Facts, today we discuss the athletic and alert canine companion, the Boxer, but before we get started to take a moment to subscribe for more fun fauna facts. If you like this video, hit that like button, if you don’t like it, there’s that other button. Let’s Get Started.
10. Boxers are descendants of extinct bullenbaiser breeds crossed with Mastiff, bulldog and possibly Great Dane and even a terrier. They were developed in Germany in the 19th century, initially as bull baiting dogs and later as butcher’s helpers, controlling cattle in slaughterhouses. Some breed historians say boxers are named from the German word boxl, their slaughterhouse designation. Other fanciers contend the name boxer comes from the characteristic way that they use their forepaws to play, sparring much like a human boxer. Which one do you think it is? Let us know in the comments below.
9. While a member of the working group, the Boxer can and will herd. In 2012, the AKC changed the rules and added Boxers to the list of breeds eligible for herding titles. According to the American Boxer Club, In 2010, one Boxer surprisingly bemused Border Collie handlers with her calm, focused attention on the stock! They also excel at obedience, agility, and tracking. In fact, 16 Boxers have earned a Versatile Companion Dog Title.
8. According to the American Kennel Club, The Boxer was one of the first breeds used for in Germany for police training. It makes sense, considering the breed was developed there for intelligence, courage, and workability.
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7. All White Boxers Are Deaf. This is a myth, according to the Boxer Aid & Rescue Coalition Inc., as only 12 to 14 percent of white Boxers are deaf due to lack of pigmentation of the hair cells in the ear. They are undesirable in-show dogs, however, because the AKC does not permit a dog with white covering more than one-third of its body in the conformation ring. The Coalition adds that no one should breed white Boxers, however, due to their higher deafness rate.
6. Since the 1940’s, when the Boxer rose to popularity due to its consistent success in the show rings, it has been one of America’s top breeds. In 2015, they were the 10th most popular breed in terms of AKC registration numbers. Boxers gained popularity in the United States when soldiers returning from World War II brought the breed back with them. Boxers soon became a favorite companion animal, show dog, and guard dog.
5. They seem to be popular in Hollywood as well. According to the Boxer Daily, there are a ton of celebrities with pet boxers. Some include Hugh Jackman, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake, Luke Perry, Ryan Reynolds, and Chelsea Handler.
4. Boxers are known for their unusual head shape. According to the breed standard, their snouts are meant to be half the length of their skull. This, coupled with an undershot jaw and strong teeth, helped boxers bite and hold on to their prey. Boxers were bred to be able to clutch animals in their mouths until their owners arrived, while their short snouts allowed them to breathe all the while.
3. The record for “Longest Tongue on a Dog,” belonged to a boxer named Brandy. The record-breaking tongue spanned an impressive 43 centimeters (17 inches). For comparison, the longest human tongue ever measured was only 10.1 centimeters. The Gene Simmons of dogs lived in Michigan with her owner, John, until she passed away in 2002.
2. These dogs suffer from some serious Peter Pan syndrome. It takes boxers about three years to reach maturity, making their puppyhoods one of the longest in the dog world. But, who’s in a hurry? As puppies and young adults, Boxers are animated, playful, goofy dogs who love to romp and jump. Middle-aged Boxers typically become more deliberate and dignified and make calm, loyal companions for the rest of their lives. They have an average lifespan of 10-12 years.
1. Even though they are high-energy, boxers are not outdoor dogs. Their short snouts make it difficult to distribute heat in the summer, and their short fur isn’t suitable to keep them warm in winter weather. Boxers are known to snore loudly. They also drool a lot. And like most short-muzzled dogs tend to be a bit gassy, due to gulping air when they eat. [Fart sound] Ewwww… he tooted.
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