White boxer with docked tail at 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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Should Boxers Eat From Raised Food Bowls?

Conflicting advice abounds on the question of raised or floor-level bowls for Boxer dogs. Boxers should always eat from floor-level dishes and never raised bowls. Elevated platforms have been found to increase the risk of bloat, a deadly condition most commonly affecting deep-chested breeds. This is the exact opposite of what was advised in the …

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