Breed: Boxer

Family: Deutscher Boxer

Nationality: Germany

Weight (kg): 25 - 32
Size (cm): 53 - 63
Hair type: Short, smooth and lustrous

Color Standards: Tawny, brindle with white markings

Origin and History: This dog is known for defending against wild animals. Crossing of a hunting dog (Bullenbeisser, Germanic) and an English bulldog.

Personality: Lots of energy and dominating. Can have bad temper, but generally well balanced, very loyal and very suspicious of strangers.

Known health problems: hip dysplasia, progressive atrophy of the retina, heart disease, gastric torsion, epilepsy, haemorrhage, cancer.

Note: Can be in a dwelling, but needs to run. Watchdog and defense.

Predisposition to diseases

• Dystocia (difficulties during delivery)
• Hypothyroidism (decreased hormone production by the thyroid gland)
• Distichiasis (row of supernumerary eyelashes that point to the cornea)
• Aortic stenosis (narrowing of the aortic valve)
• Cryptorchidism (testicle retained)
• Persistent corneal erosion and corneal dystrophy (growth disorder) (indolent ulcer)
• Cancer / neoplasia
• Mastocytoma (mast cell tumor)
• Histiocytic ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the colon with proliferation of histiocytes and ulcers)
• Gingival hypertrophy (larger gums)
• Atopic dermatitis and allergies to inhalants
• RLCC (rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament)
• OCD (osteochondritis dissecans) of the grasset (knee)
• Ectropion (rolling eyelids outwards)
• Pulmonary stenosis (narrowing of the pulmonary valve)
• Cataracts
• Epilepsy (convulsions)
• Chronic pancreatitis
• Demodecie (infection of the skin by the parasite Demodex)
• Follicular dysplasia (developmental anomaly) (Alopecia of the flanks)