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Helga

Boxer

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)

Gender: Female

Training: No training

Quick to learn and train

5/5

Emotionally stable

5/5

Family oriented

5/5

Child safety

5/5

Safe with small pets

5/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

4/5

Health

5/5

Easy to groom

5/5

Great watch dog

5/5

Great guard dog

5/5

A drooling darling

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Posted October 11, 2016

With what to begin when talking about a German Boxer, well I'll start from the beginning of this experience...My family and me bought one in January, a girl, and named her Helga. From the very beginning, she was very attached, and very sloppy, as Boxers tend to be. As every puppy, she made a few accidents concerning urinating, but with some effort she has learned to do it outside quite quick. She is an apartment dog, so walking her out daily in a park is a must, as she needs some activity, although she is not hyperactive, one or two 30-45 minutes walks satisfies her (by these park walks I consider running and playing, one more in the middle of a day for bathroom stuff is still needed as she is young). Although she does not bark often (almost never), she knows when that is needed, and trust me, anyone who hears that barking and had some bad intentions will run to the end of the world. As for her character and temper she is kind, playful and curious about everything. I heard it from many Boxer owners that they are eternal teenagers in the dog world, and if my memory serves me well they are, since we had a male when I was a child. All in all she is a very attached dog, full of love to known and unknown folks who show her affection. Now lets start with the "bad" stuff. Boxers drool a lot, and I mean a lot, so if you are icky this probably is not a breed for you. Another thing that many of them do is snoring, and thank god that we are all used to all kind of noise while sleeping. And last but not least, anyone who decides to have a Boxer should know two most important things about them:
1. They are always hungry, hence you should make them have a strict diet.
2. They will chew on things if you don't discipline them.
As for the training, we did not hire a professional, and I see no reason for it, unless you want to participate in dog shows. Boxers are really fast learners and if you had any experience with dogs, you will do fine.

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