Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)
San Clemente, California, United States
Posted January 10, 2019
Boxer's are sweethearts. They love being with their families, playing, and food. They are pretty trainable. Some might tend towards stubbornness, but there high energy and food drive should keep them engaged with their handler.
Our boxer suffered from hypothyroidism which caused him to be a little prone to gaining weight, and he was lazy. Most boxers are higher energy than ours. I will say that ours loved the trampoline, and I have never met a boxer that could not out jump me. Be aware of their ability to jump high. I know boxers that have escaped very high fences.
Boxers are another brachycephalic breed meaning that care should be given in high and low temperatures, and respiratory problems might be an issue no matter how well bred the dog is.
Boxers are incredibly gentle but will bark if they see something unusual. They look frightening to a burglar but if socialized appropriately will not be a risk to actual house guests.
Boxers are great family dogs and forgiving with first time dog owners. Just be prepared to handle his energy and possible health issues.