The Boxer may be a fantastic family pet, but it is also a very talented working dog, used in a variety of roles including as a guard dog, rescue dog, as well as in guide dog and sporting roles. Boxer dogs are generally good natured and can make good playmates for children and adults. Boxers tackle any task with merit.
The Boxer tends to be willing to subordinate themselves, which makes them easy to train. People who know Boxers describe them as uncomplicated and willing to learn, friendly to humans, without deceit. Thanks to their calm and balanced nature, they are ideally suited as family dogs, even feeling comfortable in families with small children. Boxer dogs love children and are patient and long-suffering, even with the most boisterous little ones, and will be happy to race and play, even into old age.