Boxer Dog Breed Profile


Among the qualities of the Boxer Dog are that they are happy, high-spirited, playful, curious, energetic, highly intelligent, eager, loyal, affectionate, cat like, clownish, courageous, and loving.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is great with family and children.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of a Boxer Dog is around 11 to 14 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 53 to 70 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog are cardiomyopathy, sub aortic stenosis, thyroid problems, skin allergies, epilepsy, hip dysplasia, tumors, drooling, snoring, excessive flatulence, and deafness (only seen in white boxers)

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with patience. Shedding is average, brush every other day with a firm bristle brush.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a large yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give. They need to sleep indoors at night.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost for this breed of dog is around $1,300+. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

This breed of dog is a willful breed and needs to know their place in the pack or they will be sneaky, demanding, boisterous, and hard to control.

Noise Factor

This dog makes for a good guard dog and watch dog.

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