Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Training: Socializing, Obedience
Posted September 2, 2016
Nobody told me I would be touching up my painted walls on a weekly basis! That familiar sound of gums slapping and drool flying after a long messy session at the water bowl.
Getting dressed for work is also fun, running the gauntlet when leaving the house to avoid being 'gummed'. We go through industrial-sized packs of baby wipes!
Seriously though, Boxers are a loving and loyal breed, real family dogs, who, despite their boundless energy, love nothing more than curling up on a comfy rug by (or on) your feet.
We adopted Frazier at a flea market when he was about eight weeks old, he gets along well with our other dog, a GSD mix but is not so good with strange dogs, although he has had some fun play-dates with dogs his own size with few mishaps!
We don't have children but he has met those of friends and apart from being a little too rough for little ones he has been fine.
Boxers are known for being prone to stomach complaints and to avoid problems we feed him a good quality holistic kibble and keep treats to natural products.
Boxers need regular exercise but, if like us, you live in a hot humid area, save long walks for early mornings and late evenings. That cute squished nose means they are a Brachycephalic breed and can struggle with breathing in extreme temperatures.
We wouldn't be without our Boxer boy, despite his occasional naughtiness he is very much loved.