Dog Breeds

  • Boxer

    The Boxer has a rippled, muscular look. Their dark brown eyes and wrinkled forehead contribute to their alert and curious expression. A well-shaped head and a broad, blunt muzzle are common characteristics of the Boxer. The breed's stride is like that of an athlete: sleek and effortless, with a powerful forward thrust.

  • Group: Guard
    Lifespan: 10–12 yr
    Height: 21–25 in
    Weight: 49–77 lb

  • Care

    The short, shiny coat of the Boxer is relatively maintenance-free and requires little grooming. Shedding an average amount, Boxers are clean dogs that only need an occasional bath. Once or twice a week, brushing your Boxer with a rubber curry-brush or a hound glove will help keep them looking their best.

  • Disorders

    Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy ( A R V C) ( Boxer cardiomyopathy) Corneal dystrophy, Degenerative myelopathy, Dilated cardiomyopathy, Subaortic stenosis
    Atopy, Atrial septal defect ( A S D) Cervical vertebral instability ( Wobbler syndrome) Coagulation (bleeding) disorders, Cryptorchidism, retained testicle, Cutaneous asthenia ( Ehlers- Danlos syndrome) Demodicosis/ Demodectic mange, dermoid sinus, Gastric dilatation-volvulus, Hip dysplasia, Histiocytic ulcerative colitis, Histiocytoma, Hypothyroidism, Progressive retinal atrophy, Pyloric stenosis, Sick sinus syndrome, Third eyelid (nictitating membrane) abnormalities - "cherry eye"
    Cataracts Idiopathic epilepsy Hyperadrenocorticism ( Cushing's syndrome) Platelet dysfunction (thrombocytopathia, Basset hound thrombopathia)

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.