Boxer Complete Profile

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Size: Medium Height: 53 - 61 cm (21 - 24 inches) Weight: 28 - 30 kg (62 - 66 lb) Life Span: 12 years Grooming: Easy Exercise: Demanding Feeding: Medium Temperament: Fearless & energetic Country of Origin: Germany AKC Group: Working

Temperament: The Boxer is intelligent, alert, fearless, loyal and self-assured. Boxers are very extroverted with high levels of energy and they are often boisterous. This breed are bright and friendly when playing and are determined and brave when aroused. Boxers can be distrustful of strangers and make good watchdogs and guard dogs. They respond well to firm consistent discipline and training. Boxers make excellent companions for adults and children.

Grooming: The coat of a Boxer is easily cared for and regular brushing will eliminate moulting.

Exercise: Boxers require substantial exercise. They enjoy playing and romping with other dogs and will happily play with a ball with their owner. When they're adult dogs you can let them run beside a cycle, as a form of exercise. A Boxers concept of exercise is that life is to be lived at speed.

Feeding: Boxers are not particularly greedy dogs, but their appetites need to be controlled to prevent them becoming overweight.

History: The Boxer originated fromrepparttar Tibetan Mollossus and European mastiff family. They were originally used in Germany for bear and bull baiting. Inrepparttar 147981 19th century,repparttar 147982 breed reached a certain amount of conformity following selective crosses between Great Danes and English Bulldogs. The origins ofrepparttar 147983 name "Boxer" is unclear. Some believe it is a corruption ofrepparttar 147984 German word "Beiszer" meaning biter of bulls, while others state it comes fromrepparttar 147985 word "boxl", an alternate name forrepparttar 147986 now extinct Brabanter dog.

American Cocker Spaniel Complete Profile

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Size: Small Height: 35 – 38 cm (14 – 15 inches) Weight: 10 – 13 kg (22 – 28 lb) Life Span: 13 years Grooming: Extensive Exercise: Medium Feeding: Reasonable Temperament: Cheerful & intelligent Country of Origin: United States AKC Group: Sporting Other Names: Cocker Spaniel

Temperament: The American Cocker Spaniel is cheerful, lively and active. American Cocker Spaniels make great family dogs and are good with strangers, children and other dogs. They are eager to please and respond well to correct training. Although American Cocker Spaniels are friendly to everyone, they should be well socialized when young to prevent a tendency for timidity.

Grooming: American Cocker Spaniels require regular brushing and combing to keep them knot-free. Professional trimming is required every two to three months to keeprepparttar coat well groomed. The excess hair insiderepparttar 147980 ears and betweenrepparttar 147981 pads ifrepparttar 147982 feet needs to be trimmed.

Exercise: American Cocker Spaniels like to play and frolic and they are easily adaptable to country or city life. They have an average demand for exercise.

History: The spaniel family can be traced back torepparttar 147983 mid 14th century in Spain where “spaynells” were used for either water or land retrieving and “cocking” spaniels for their proficiency with woodcock. It was approximately 1880 thatrepparttar 147984 Cocker Spaniel arrived in America from Britain and from those dogsrepparttar 147985 Americans developed their new strain, giving usrepparttar 147986 American Cocker Spaniel that we know today.

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