Boxer adult standing in black and white

Boxer

Boxers have long been famed for their devotion and loyalty to their family, as well as their vigilance and unshakeable bravery as defenders.

About the Boxer

Boxers are fearless, self-assured, calm and well balanced. Although they pose no threat to their family, they’re often suspicious of strangers and know no fear when riled.

Boxers are obedient, making them easy to train. Undemanding, clean and loyal, they are as suited to the role of family and companion dog as that of defence and utility dog.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
Germany
Group
FCI Group 2, AKC Working Group
Size category
Large
Avg life expectancy
9–10 years

Alert / Confident / Enthusiastic / Even-tempered / Friendly / Independent / Loyal / Lively / Protective

Key facts

  • Makes a great guard dog
  • Needs moderate training
  • Needs a lot of exercise
Breed origins illustration
Breed origins illustration