Up to 15 months
These lively puppies make excellent family pets who should be given plenty of training and socialisation to ensure they become well-rounded adult dogs.
From 12 months
Undemanding, loyal and clean, Boxers are as suited to the role of family and companion dog as that of defence and utility dog.
Adult Boxers were one of the first breeds selected by the German police and have forged a reputation as keen, enthusiastic working dogs.
Boxer health and ageing
Boxers are considered to be senior when they reach eight years old. With age, your Boxer may experience some hearing loss and vision impairment. This is common in older dogs but will impact their lifestyle and how much they are able to do.
You may also notice reduced motivation to exercise, often due to stiffer joints, so it is important to make sure your ageing dog is kept comfortable to ease any joint pains.