Our Story

Hi, I’m Jane Cowan, creator of the Boxer Dog Diaries and author of Supercanine.

That handsome fellow is Shiva, the inspiration for all this.

Both the blog and the book evolved out of my quest to raise him right and our journey to restore his health after a major illness.

Along the way, my articles on dog health and wellbeing have featured in publications including Dogs Naturally Magazine and The Bark.

Cover of the book Supercanine by Jane Cowan

Once upon a time I studied biology and was a medical student, but Iife had other plans and I ended up becoming a writer instead.

I spent two decades as a journalist for Australia’s national public broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, including four and a half years as a foreign correspondent based in Washington D.C.

Then, via a year in Ohio, I walked away from it all to combine my investigative skills with my greatest love: the Boxer dog.

Here you will find reliable, well-sourced and up-to-date information specific to Boxers.

Written by a Boxer owner, for Boxer owners .. in service of the best breed to ever set paw on planet Earth.

Everything I write has been thoroughly road-tested by me and Shiva. We have skin in the game.

He, by the way, is an intact, raw-fed white Boxer with a long tail and floppy ears, named after the Hindu god of destruction.

Welcome!