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|From the history of the
The direct ancestor of the boxer is considered a Small or Brabanter Bullenbeisser. The breeding of Bullenbeisser of that time was mainly in the hands of hunters who used them for hunting. Bullenbeisser's task was to catch an animal hunted by hounds and hold it until the arrival of the hunter that killed the prey. For this the dog should have had, if it is possible, a broader jaws with wide-set teeth in order to bite realy hard and hold tight. Thus the breeding selection was conducted, which gave a wide-muzzled dog with a snub tip of the nose.
Boxer is a dog of above average height, smooth haired, thick, square in size, and strong skeleton. The muscular system is dry, strongly developed, protruding. The moves are lively, full of strength and nobility. Boxer is not supposed to be awkward or clumsy or to look light.
|Height and weight:
Height: Males 57-63 cm, Females 53-59 cm at the withers. Weight: Males: over 30 kg (at a height at the shoulder around 60 cm). Females: about 25 kg (at a height of about 56cm at the withers.).
Square in size.
The coat is short, skintight, tough and shiny.
Red or brindle. Ginger is permitted of various shades - from light yellow to reddish-brown, however, middle tones are the most preferable(i.e. red-ginger).
Attaches to the appearance of the boxer of particular identity, it should be in correct proportion to the body and appear neither light nor too heavy. The muzzle should be as broad as possible and powerful. The beauty of the head provides the correct ratio of muzzle and skull. During the examination of the head from any position: top, front or side - the muzzle should remain in correct proportion to the skull, ie, it should never appear too small. The head should be dry, with the skin without wrinkles. However, the wrinkles on the forehead appear spontaneously when a dog raises its ears or if the ears are not cropped, at increased attention. From the base of the nose bridge on both sides descends permanently marked wrinkles. Black Mask is limited by muzzle, clearly visible on the general color and should not give gloomy expression to the boxer.
Natural by its nature, its ears have an appropriate amount; planted on the each side of the head at the highest points of the skull , in peace fitting to the cheeks and hang forward when the dog is alert, with clear fold.
Dark, not too small, not bulging or sunken.
The lower jaw is longer than the top and slightly curved upwards. Bite is undershot. The upper jaw is wide at the base and slightly tapering towards the end. Teeth strong and healthy. The incisors are located exactly in one line as far as it possible, the fangs large and wide apart.
The ridge of the neck falls by an elegantly curved arch from the occiput to the withers. The neck should be long enough, round, powerful, muscled and dry.
The withers is well expressed. The body from the withers to the croup should be short, firm, smooth, wide and very muscular. The croup is slightly sloping, is a bit rounded, broad. Boxers have long and wide pelvis, especially females.
The chest is deep, reaching to the elbows. The depth of chest is half of the height at the withers. The front part of the chest is well developed. The ribs are well arched but not of a barrel shape, extending far back.
Underline stretches back in an elegant bend. The groin is short, moderately tight.
The front limbs should be straight when viewed from the front, should be parallel to each other and have strong bones. The back part is well muscled, the muscles are tight and stand very expressively. The hind limbs when viewed from behind should be straight.
Is set highly enough.
Smart, disciplined, steady, calm and watchful and at the same time, self-confident, fearless and enduring dog. The type of behavior is balanced - agile. The boxer retains the honesty of the character and deprived of malice, even in an old age, when few other dogs often become "duddy. "Despite a rather intimidating appearance, the boxer is tender and affectionate, likes children and gets along well with them. It is faithful to his master, tied to the entire family and home. This is a courageous defender, gentle with friends, but distrustful to the strangers, cheerful and friendly in play, but fearless in the attack. The boxer inherited nobility and courage from its ancestors. It has an honest and open disposition, without falsehood and treachery. This dog is very amenable to training and is very understanding. It is easily trained because its willingness to obey, its courage and fighting qualities, natural sharpness and excellent sense of smell. The Boxers are unpretentious and cleanly, and therefore useful for keeping in the apartment.