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Boxer



            With its characteristic face, the Boxer, selected at the end of the 19th century
            as a war dog, is one of the most affectionate, playful and easily trainable
            breeds.
            The ideal Boxer is confident, calm and balanced. He tends to be very attached
            to his family but is wary of strangers.
            Its character makes it an easily trainable dog and can be used in many work
            activities as a defense dog, police dog, search dog and guide dog for the blind.
            The Boxer has a build with a well developed and drawn muscle mass.
            The body must be powerful and lean without being stocky or too light.
            There are some relationships that are fundamental in the breed standard such as:
            - The length of the trunk must be the same as the height at the withers, thus
            enclosing the body in a square.
            - The depth of the thorax must be half of the height at the withers.
            - The length of the nose bridge must be half of the total length of the head.
            The ancestor of the Boxer is considered the Bullenbeisser (bull dog) used for
            hunting big game.
            Their role in hunting expeditions was to capture the prey found by the hounds
            and maintain the hold until the hunters arrived.
            To do this, a dog with wide dental arches and a firm grip was needed.
            To improve this feature, a selection was started that led to the creation of
            animals with an increasingly broad and narrow snout.
            Towards the end of the 19th century in Munich, a German officer (Friederich
            Roberth) gave birth to a German dog breed to be used in war by mating the
            agile and powerful Bullenbeisser with the combative English Bulldog.
            In 1896 the first Boxer Club was founded but the standard was only
            established after 9 years and completely overhauled in 1920












































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