Boxer Breed Highlights
- The Boxer dog breed is a loving, loyal, and protective companion.
- Boxer dogs are comical companions despite their intimidating appearance.
- The Boxer breed has low-maintenance grooming needs.
- As an energetic working dog, he has high exercise needs.
- Boxer dogs tend to be destructive when they are left alone or unable to let off steam.
FAQs about the Boxer puppies for sale Warwick Rhode Island
Do boxers make good service dogs?
Yes. Boxers’ “innate attachment to humans and intelligence” make them excellent service dogs for the blind, therapy dogs for people who suffer from panic disorders, agoraphobia, depression, and the like, and alert dogs for epileptics.
Are there miniature boxers?
Yes, but they are rare. Miniature boxers are either a product of mating purebred runts or cross-breeding small dogs that have similar characteristics to boxers, such as Boston terriers, pugs, rat terriers, and fox terriers.
Sadly, there isn’t a lot of documentation on the exact process that results in mini boxers, so it’s difficult to determine a miniature’s exact sizing, characteristics, temperament, and health concerns. While some of these minis may closely resemble their larger counterparts, they may not act similarly.
Are boxers hypoallergenic?
Unfortunately, boxers are not hypoallergenic. As we mentioned, boxers shed all year round, albeit in small and often tolerable doses – especially if you’re meticulous about brushing. However, boxers’ propensity to drool can pose a problem to those who are allergic to dogs’ saliva.
What problems do Boxers have?
Boxer dogs are brachycephalic, which means they have flat faces. This trait narrows their airway and causes breathing problems.
As a result, Boxers should not be out in the sun for a long time as it can lead to heatstroke. Overexercising them must be avoided too to avoid triggering breathing difficulties.
How long do Boxer dogs live?
The Boxer dog breed has a short lifespan compared to other dogs. He can only live up to 9–10 years, and this is due to the prevalence of health issues in the breed.
When buying a Boxer puppy, look for a reputable breeder whose breeding stock and litters are health-screened. This will help you determine how likely is your chosen Boxer puppy going to develop certain health conditions.