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Boxer
Square-jawed and muscular, the Boxer is the George Clooney of the dog world, a hunk with a sense of humor and an underlying sweetness.
Height: 21 to 25 inches at shoulder
Weight: 60 to 70 pounds
Coat: short and shiny
Life span: 10 to 12 years
Breed Group: Working Dogs
Boxers were originally bred to be medium-size guard dogs. Today, although they are a part of the AKC's Working Group, they mostly find homes as loving family companions.
Boxer profile on DogTime.com
General Characteristics
Amount of shedding
  
  
  
  
  
Cold tolerance
  
  
  
  
  
Dog friendly
  
  
  
  
  
Drooling potential
  
  
  
  
  
Ease of training
  
  
  
  
  
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Need for exercise
  
  
  
  
  
Playfulness
  
  
  
  
  
Mouthiness
  
  
  
  
  
Sensitivity
  
  
  
  
  
Compatible with kids
  
  
  
  
  
Easy to groom
  
  
  
  
  
General health
  
  
  
  
  
Good for novice owners