Keenly loyal and protective of their family, Boxers are known for their courage and creativeness. They also form a special bond with their children. While their short coat requires minimal upkeep, their intelligent nature makes this a high maintenance dog. When owned by a committed, intelligent, dominant owner this is a fabulous dog. Although very affectionate and docile with their families, many Boxers are distrustful with strangers. Most will return a lick for a friendly overture but will remain on guard until you earn its trust.
These intelligent dogs are quick and eager learners making them ideal competitive obedience candidates. Like all highly intelligent dogs, this breed needs plenty of attention and human companionship. This is not a breed to be bought then forgotten in the back yard. The Boxer needs a dominant owner who will teach him to restrain his great physical prowess at an early age. They live an average of 11 to 14 years. Known as the “Peter Pan” of the dog world, the Boxer seems to maintain its youthful exuberance well into its senior years.
Above: Cloud's Cinnamon Angel
Above: Ziggy with his owner.
Just goes to show that the Boxer is the perfect dog for a child to grow with.