The Boxer breed is an intelligent dog descended from Mastiff and Bulldog. There is so much to learn about this breed and what makes them simply fantastic for large families and how social they are.
The boxer dog breed history
The Boxer was born in Germany in the late 19th century. The breed is recognized as the standard. Much of this standard is still in writing standards today around the world. The Boxer was bred from Alt’s Schecken, bred as a male dog in 1895.
This led to the birth of the first boxer dog registered in the Stud Book in 1904. In the first lines, there was a high degree of inbreeding performed to produce a type intended to breed. In the early years of breeding, one of the most important dogs was the Meta e.g. Passage.
The boxer dog is a descendant of the first mastiffs. Their ancestors were used to hunt bears and even wild boars, and also to fight dogs when hunting was not effective. Bulldog fighting was banned and the dogs became guard dogs and circus dogs. The Boxer is the result of careful and selective breeding of these dogs and it has crossed with other breeds such as Great Danes and English Bulldogs. This was achieved in the 19th century.
What attributes is the Boxer best known for?
- Boxer dogs are recognized and designed for attachment, defensive skills, intelligence, aptitude, and the ability to learn.
- The Boxer is a playful, spirited dog and is known to be a good watch dog.
- These dogs often look intimidating, but they are some of the coolest dogs in the world.
- Boxer’s give unconditional love to their owners.
While often seen as violent because of how they look, in reality, their appearance is misleading. Many Boxer dogs end up being abandoned and abandoned because they are only used as watchdogs or guard dogs and do not get much attention. Although they are quite protective of their owners, this breed is not inherently destructive.
The problem with some people adopting or buying Boxer dogs? The average owners cannot actively teach or train them, which is why they are abandoned. They must be trained with an even hand to get the most out of them as a breed.
Famous history of the Boxer
- Boxers have German origins: Boxer dogs became very popular in Munich where the breed is thought to have originated. But the history of the breed has not been without controversy. In fact the first Boxer Club in the UK was closed because of disagreements over almost everything pertaining to Boxers. By 1905, however, the most enthusiastic followers of the German Boxer met to develop a standard for the Boxer which would be accepted by all. The Munich Boxer Club drew up the standard which exists largely unchanged even today.
- Boxer Dogs in The United States: The first Boxer dog in America was imported in 1903 from Switzerland. The new owner of the dog was New York Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals, Irving Lehman who imported many other Boxer dogs. The first Boxer dog registered with the American Kennel Club was in 1904. The dog was Arnulf Grandenz, bred in America by James Welch of Illinois.
- Boxer Dogs in Warring Nations: The boxer dog gained rapid popularity soon after the Second World War ended, ironically more prominently in countries formerly opposed in war with the Boxer’s most likely native home, Germany. The Alsatian and the Boxer their popularity derives directly from the contacts made during a state of war. In those two wars the adoption of both breeds by members of the British forces provided some personal satisfaction and uplift of the spirit in long periods of exile from home, family, and friends.’