So are you ready for a Boxer Dog?
The answer is "no" if you are type who mostly leave your dog on a chain. Boxers require much of your love, attention and companionship although they are easy to take care of.
One Boxer-lover even said to never get one as pet if you work full time!
Another point to consider is that costs for food, training, grooming, medical care, toys and other supplies do add up.
Still, for many years now, Boxer has ranked in top 10 of favorite purebreds by American Kennel Club, numbering about 35,000 Boxers registered in 2003.
Boxers Crave Attention
Boxers need constant attention and love to be babied. Treat your Boxer as your best friend and play, play, play with him.
One three-month old Boxer loves her bath more when owner sings to her. Be it playing, talking or singing to them or taking them for a walk, Boxers simply love attention.
Shower them with love, affection and attention as well as some treats.
These keep Boxers happy. Left to their own devices, Boxers can become very destructive when lonely, bored and ignored. One is known to jump over 6-footer fences if owner is gone for too long.
Give extra space when you have to leave Boxers alone over extended period. They donÆt like to be locked in a room. One owner gives a 4-year old male Boxer run of hall stairs, landing and its own bedroom and dog is much happier and not destructive at all.
When you have to leave Boxers alone, you better make sure they have a toy they really like or they'll find something to do that you probably really won't like.
Destructive Streak in Boxers
Boxers are too smart and strong for their own good, and if they're bored and undisciplined they can be a disaster in house.
That is why obedience training is important, in order to prevent destruction of too many of your belongings. Training makes a happier dog.
The accepted temperament for Boxers rules out aggression, hyperactivity and extreme shyness in breed. You want to have these under control in your pet.