Acquired: Breeder (professional)
South Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Posted June 30, 2016
If you want a lovable, bouncy bag of beans that lets you know you have visitors long before the doorbell rings... then a boxer is probably the dog for you.
Maude could sense visitors from about three miles off and would bark till the moment you opened the door and engaged with said visitor. Was that annoying? Slightly, but it was also good to know she'd let us know if danger was approaching.
It's important to note you need to give their little wrinkles a clean to prevent any infection, and if you happen to have a white boxer watch out: they tend to be deaf.
From my experience with boxers they haven't required any proper training- they are really bright and receptive to taking "orders". Watch out, though, they emit some noxious gas! If you've got one as a puppy, expect it to act like a puppy... for at least 3 years! Yes, they drool and they snore (this also happens to be the time they release those gases), but they love.. a LOT.
Just make sure they get plenty of exercise and you don't leave them alone for too long, they much prefer to be with their humans.