Category: Working Dogs
Facts about Boxer Dog "Scientific name for Boxer Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Boxer Dog is the breed of medium-sized, stocky, short-haired dogs originated from Germany. The Boxer Dog fur covers their whole body, and it is tight-fitting and smooth, colors are brindled or fawn, with or with no white markings. The Boxer Dog breed is called Boxer because it is supposedly based on the tendency of the Boxer Dog breed to play by standing on its back legs and boxing by means of its front paws. The Boxer Dog breed have broad, small skulls, and boast a square muzzle, physically powerful jaws, mandibular prognathism and a great bite perfect for hanging on to huge prey. The Boxer Dog was bred from the Old English Bulldog and the current extinct Bullenbeisser, and is an element of the Molosser collection. The Boxer Dog belongs to a working group of dogs.
Boxer Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Boxer Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Boxer Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the Boxer Dogs eye protected and moist. Boxer Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
The head of the Boxer Dog is the most distinguishing feature. The standard of the Boxer Dog dictates that it should be in perfect ratio to the body and especially, by no means, it must be excessively light. The maximum value should be placed on the muzzle being of right form and in absolute ratio to the head. The Boxer Dog muzzle length to the entire head is in the ratio 1:3. Folds are always there from the origin of the nose, running down on both sides of the Boxer Dog muzzle, and the tip of the nose lies higher rather than the origin of the muzzle. Additionally, a Boxer Dog is somewhat prognathous that is, the lower jaw protrudes outside the upper jaw and bends a little upwards in what is generally called an undershot bite or under bite. The average height of the male Boxer dog to the shoulders is 22 to 25 inches (55.8 to 63.5 cm) and the female average height is 21 to 24 inches (53.3 to 60.9 cm). The average weight of the male 60 to 70 pounds (27.2 to 31.7 kg) and the average weight of the female 52 to 65 pounds (23.5 to 29.4 kg) Average body temperature for a Boxer Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
Female Boxer Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Female dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
A Boxer Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants).
Boxer Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
Colors and coat
The Boxer Dog is, the breed with short-hair, glossy, soft fur that lies fixed to the body. The Boxer Dog known colors of this breed are brindle and fawn, often with white on the feet and a white underbelly. These white markings, which are called as a flash, habitually extend onto the face or neck, and dogs that contain these markings are called flashy dogs. Fawn indicates a kind of color, the tones of which may be illustrated variously as yellow or light tan, mahogany, stag or deer red, reddish tan and dark honey-blond. In Europe and the United Kingdom, fawn Boxer dogs are naturally rich in color and are called as red Boxers. Brindle mentions a dog with black lines on a brown background. A few brindle Boxer Dogs are greatly striped that they provide the look of reverse brindling, brown lines on a black body. The Boxer Dogs are usually called as reverse brindles, but that is, in fact, a misnomer, and the Boxer Dogs are still brown dogs with black lines.
A Boxer Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Boxer Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Boxer Dogs they have 42 teeth. When Boxer puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Boxer Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
The temperament of the Boxer Dog is of the utmost importance and demands the most caring attention. The Boxer Dog is famous from ancient times for his immense love and truthfulness to his master and family. The Boxer Dog is safe in the family, but can be suspicious of strangers, brilliant and welcoming of character at play, but courageous and determined when provoked. There cleverness and keen tractability, its reserve and hygiene makes the Boxer Dog a highly pleasing family dog and happy companion. The Boxer Dog is the soul of sincerity and faithfulness, and is never treacherous or false even in his old age.
Uses of Boxers
Boxer Dogs are gracious, energetic companions that are admired as family dogs. The Boxer Dog distrust of strangers, attentiveness, nimbleness, and power make them alarming protector dogs. As a puppy, Boxer Dogs show a charming combination of mood-reflecting expressions, flexible attention spans, energetic curiosity, and charming features. Occasionally, the Boxer Dog appear at dog obedience or dog agility, fly ball events and obedience trials. These powerful and clever animals have been used as guide dogs for the blind, police dogs in K9 units, therapy dogs, service dogs, too, and rarely herding sheep or cattle. The adaptability of Boxer Dogs was known earlier by the armed forces, which has used them as pack carriers, valuable messenger dogs and guard and attack dogs during war times.
The Boxer dog belongs to the Working Group and in 1904 it was recognized by the (AKC) American Kennel Club.
Boxer Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Boxer Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Boxer Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Boxer Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Boxer Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Boxer Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
The number one heath problems amongst Boxer Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Boxer Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. The Boxer Dog can be prone to health problems Deafness, Allergies, (GDV) Gastric dilatation-volvulus, Demodectic Mange, Corneal Dystrophy, Hypothyroidism, Canine Hip Dysplasia, (BCM) Boxer cardiomyopathy, (AS/SAS) Aortic stenosis/sub-aortic stenosis and Cancer.