We’ve always had dogs around ever since I was little, and even when our family was “between dogs” I would have the neighbor’s Boxer dog as my own. Despite this, as a family, we didn’t have a clue how to correctly train a dog – as long as it didn’t use the floor to do its business, chew up the slippers and finally came on the fifth yell of its name we thought things were just fine.
Like many dog owners I didn’t know the first thing about training a dog. Well, we think we do because the dog sits or offers us a paw when we have a treat in our hands but those are just party tricks.
Then I bought my very own dog when I got a place of my own, I ended up renovating the place to be dog-friendly with the help of theajaxworkshop.com. As she grew she changed from a loveable pup into a liability. She wandered off, never came when called and turned into the Tasmanian Devil whenever anybody called around. The final straw came when she tore into the room and scrambled up to sit on the shoulders of a visitor who had come to assess me for a voluntary position. He was not a dog lover and I can still remember the look on his face now…
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Legend says that when God was fashioning different breeds of dog out of clay, he came to his final task and decided to create the most beautiful dog ever and call it a ‘Boxer’. But this new breed of dog was vain and rushed to see himself in the mirror before the clay was set correctly and bumped headlong into his own reflection. That accounts for the flat nose of the Boxer, and also proves that God really did accomplish his design for the world’s most beautiful dog! Here are another ten things you already know about Boxer dogs…
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The Boxer is an amazing and super playful dog, energetic and definitely a handful (in a good way of course). This breed of dog is very loyal and when a friendship is built it lasts forever. The boxer is unique and not for everyone if you are a new owner of a boxer you have to be aware that they need a lot of attention and training. They are extremely intelligent dogs, which can work to your advantage when it comes to training, but then again can be very disadvantageous, as they know how to use their intelligence to get what they want.
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In my life, I’ve had so many different dogs. I have loved each and every one of them dearly but had never found the “perfect” breed. I wanted a dog that was great with children but also a good watchdog. I ended up doing some research and found the Boxer to be just what I was looking for. I am now owned by two white Boxers; Kevin and Lew. They are as different as day and night. They both love to play and run around, but while one is fiercely protective, the other, she couldn’t care less!
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The boxer dog breed originated in Germany in late 19th century. This is recognized as the standard. A great deal of this standard remains in today’s written standards from around the world. The Boxer was bred from Alt’s Schecken, which was bred to a bulldog in 1895.
This ended up being the birth of the 1st boxer dog which was registered in the Stud Book in the year 1904. In the early years, there was a high level of inbreeding which was done to set a type in order to make the breed. In the early years of breeding, one of the most critical dogs was the female dog named Meta v.d. Passage.
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