History of the BOXER
Most dog historians are in agreement that the Boxer has ancestors in dogs Bullenbeisser. The Bullenbeisser (or out of bulls) they were hunting dogs, used for the hunting of the pig, the wild boar and deer. Such expeditions for the hunting of wild animals used to cost several dogs life, the game was horrible and painful both people and dogs (not to mention for the wild boar). Some sources say that these huge medieval dogs had large teeth and erect ears, It would be used to hold the animal by the snout. It is likely that the hunters sever the ears of the way they do in some countries today, that this custom would seem consistent with the early practices of those times.
In a more civilized and utilitarian path, the ancestors of the Boxer were frequently used as butchers dogs, due to its ability to hold to a bull and lead him toward his barn, If turned rebel. It is believed that the famous reputation of a so-called dog “Boxl”, used by a Berlin butcher is which gave the name to the race. The derivation of the word Boxer as the name for a purebred dog is ironic, Since the word “boxl” or “boxel” as translation, in essence, mestizo.
Boxer physical characteristics
Existen dos variedades dentro de la raza Boxer:
- El leonado
- El atigrado
Their physical features include a strong head, lower jaw prognática, whose jaw pressure is generally 122 kg per square centimeter, snout with a characteristic black mask, traditionally farmers cut their ears so that they seem rather long and situated in high, dark brown eyes, Truffle wide and black, strong neck, rounded and muscular and well fat; chest wide and rooms well muscled hind.
With animal protection laws has allowed the dog to submit without cutting of ears and the tail of these animals, but in the standard of beauty, It looks more the Boxer cut ears and tail. Flat and drooping ears on both sides of the head, give it a character “the eternal puppy”.
The Boxer has a short coat, bright and smooth, Griffon or striped color (standard, black or red, though these colors are scarce). Sometimes it has white spots (collar, chest and gloves), Although the all-white Boxer has been considered as a genetic defect, While the initial progenitor (Meta Von Der Passage) was white.
The height at the cross of males varies between the 57 and 63 centimeters. For females, the height at the cross must be between the 53 and 59 centimeters. The average weight of adult males is around the 30 kg, While that of females is around the 25 kg.
Boxer character and skills
Due to its value, strength and agility, He was elected as police in Germany dog, used as a guide for the blind and dog of fire for his great sense of smell and bravery in major disasters. It is a faithful dog, intelligent and watchful, It is certainly one of the most complete dogs that exists. It is docile and boasts an unmatched loyalty with his family. However it is fierce and dominant and may attack other dogs with high speed (especially in males) When is one of their own attacked. They are very good for children, If you have one of 1 year two is the ideal time to fond with children and adults.
For your good health and development, the Boxer Puppy needs enough exercise and a controlled diet. The amount of exercise and food depends on the age. The small puppy, before they are weaned and separated from their brothers, He plays with others until he tires, and all enroscan to rest. This exercise, with sufficient rest, It is essential for the growth of the puppies. As it grows, the Boxer needs exercise to keep in condition and develop his musculature. In addition to playing with different elements, as you can be a ball, It is essential to get the dog to walk on a daily basis.
They are very appropriate as dogs of company, family and in dealing with children, In addition to good dogs work and sport, They also serve as guard. They are recommended by specialists to help people with psychological deficiencies, This is a clear proof of its docility.
Their training is recommended at an early age, due to the Boxer are usually have a strong personality, making your workout more difficult when is adult. They are very playful, so do not like being locked, they prefer to be outdoors, why you must walk them often and do some exercise with them. They are also dogs with a great capacity for learning.
White Boxer comments
The Boxer are susceptible to tumors. Among its possible problems is also dysplasia. They suffer from epilepsy. Many of them tend to be sensitive of skin and some form of skin disease; allergic dermatitis is the most common.
The white Boxer tend to be most susceptible to hereditary diseases, Since it is considered a failure of the crossing, These Boxer can not participate in any competition. The occurrence of these diseases is not high, and if this is added that the puppy will be purchased from a breeder, It provides all the certificates of health for their copies, much increases the chances of having a healthy animal.
The Boxer white They are not as appreciated as brown or another color. Said that they are not entirely of pure-bred, but this is not true. These dogs are equal to each other, but in another color. Given that may suffer from various health problems, not appreciate them much, But if the dog does not have any problem is like any other. If you have a health problem we must not think that it is a dog mestizo or that it is not completely pure. In addition the Boxer White It is not accepted by the F.C.I.
In the Boxer breed, white markings are produced by the semi-recesivo gene sw. The Golden or atigrados Boxer with white markings carry a single copy of sw. The white Boxer lead 2 copies of sw. (Note: the white Boxer are not albinos. Albinism is determined by a different gene and exemplary albinos, Unlike in the Boxer white, they completely lacking pigmentation).
Unfortunately, the white color produced by the 2 copies of sw is associated with problems of deafness in a not inconsiderable percentage of cases. This type of deafness is set in the puppy in their first weeks of life, starting when the ear canal is still closed. The process is complex, but it can be summarized by saying that it occurs because of the absence of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the internal tissues of the ear. The color gold or striped Boxer does not present any problem of deafness.
This type of deafness is not exclusive to the Boxer White, that is also produced in other breeds that are white for the same reason genetic (This is, the lead 2 copies of sw), for example the Dalmatian, White Bull Terrier and other.
- Alternative names: German Boxer / Deutscher Boxer / Boxer allemand
- Group 2 / Section 2 – Molosoides and mountain dogs