Are Boxers Good Guard Dogs?

The idea that their goofy, fun loving boofhead could be a fearsome guard dog might make some Boxer owners guffaw, but the breed has historically been used for precisely this purpose. In The Boxer, the definitive account of the breed published in 1939, John Wagner says, “As a defender of the person and the property …

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White boxer with docked tail on beach

Why Do They Dock Boxer Dog Tails?

The docking of Boxers’ tails is a hangover from when their ancestors were used as hunting dogs, used to hold down large, fierce prey. Historically, Boxers’ tails were docked to protect from injury. It was thought that a short tail would be harder for beasts like wild boar and bears to grab. Now, tail docking …

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White boxer with spots

Why Does My White Boxer Have Black Spots?

Typically a white Boxer is pure white at birth, aside from any patches. It is normal for a Boxer to develop spots as it grows. The markings are caused by the pigment melanin, which makes freckles and birthmarks in humans. In Boxers, the color can be on just the skin, or on the coat as …

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