Answer: No! Boxers are not hypoallergenic canines as they are known to produce a decent amount of dander and they do shed their fur in a moderate manner.
Answer: Yes! Boxer is considered to be a suitable breed for small kids as these canines always remain immensely friendly and gentle with small children and they also enjoy playing a lot of games with kids of all ages.
Answer: Boxers can be warm and friendly with other canines but only when they are properly trained and are well-socialized from an early age. Boxers are generally fairly patient and kind towards smaller pooches and puppies, but they are not very affectionate towards larger canines (especially dogs of the same gender) and can become a bit aggressive when encountered by an unknown canine, hence, it is very important to properly train and guide a Boxer so that its aggressive side is suppressed and it can become more kind and gentle towards all types of pooches.
Answer: Yes! But a little training is still required. Boxers are a lot more friendly and affable with the cats than they are with other canines. These pooches mix fairly with small animals such as cats, but still, some level of guidance is required from their owners so that these pooches can comfortably reside with the cats in the same space.
Answer: Although they are fairly gentle in nature, Boxers do make great guard dogs because of their menacing looks and protective instincts. These canines are very loyal and devoted to their loved ones and they are known to always protect their close ones from any kind of harm or danger. They also have awesome watchdog abilities which help them in effectively alerting their owners in case of any intruders or trespassers.
Answer: Yes! Boxers do make pretty good apartment dogs, but it is very important to fulfill their exercise needs. A well-exercised Boxer is likely to remain immensely satisfied and happy whenever it is inside the house which is good for its mental as well as physical health. But, if their exercise needs are not taken very seriously, then they might become a bit frustrated and sad and they will not enjoy spending their time inside their homes. Hence, it is highly crucial to always keep a Boxer well exercised.
Answer: Boxers are moderate shedders and they shed their fur on an occasional basis. Their coat is quite short and it only sheds in a limited manner. To further control the shedding process, regular brushing of the coat has proven to be quite effective for the Boxers.
Answer: If a novice or first-time dog owner is ready to take care of a Boxer’s high exercise needs and feeding requirements and is also ready to invest some amount of time to properly train the Boxer, then these canines can be a fairly decent option for the first-time owners.
Answer: No! Boxers don’t like to bark without any reasons. They only use their voice when they need something from their owners or when they want to alert their owners. They also might bark in a friendly manner whenever they want to greet someone but apart from this, these canines like to remain calm and quiet for most of the time.
Answer: A lot! Boxers are very active and athletic canines that require a considerable amount of exercise on a daily basis to remain fit and fine. These pooches should be taken to long walks or running sessions either in a park or an open space which is properly fenced. They also need a lot of playtime with their family members and loved ones to remain both physically and mentally sharp. These pooches can excel at various canine sports such as catch-the-ball, frisbee throw, obedience trials et cetera if their exercise and playing needs are properly fulfilled.
Answer: No! Boxer canines cannot live alone or away from their loved ones for a long time in a day. These pooches may have a sturdy built and intimidating looks, but they are immensely sensitive and tender in nature. They are company loving canines and they prefer to stay close to their family members, but if they are left alone for long periods of time, then these pooches can become tremendously sad, disheartened and demotivated because of separation anxiety which is very bad for their mental health. Hence, it is not recommended to leave these pooches all alone in the house for a very long time.
Answer: Boxers are not that hard to train. These pooches love to learn new things from their owners and are always looking to impress them with their fast learning abilities and efficient problem-solving skills. These canines are very obedient in nature and thus they tend to listen and follow their owners’ commands with all their heart. They can learn a lot of new tricks and commands fairly quickly and are thus considered to be a highly trainable breed.
Answer: Boxers have minimal grooming requirements mainly because of their short and fine coats. These pooches are only needed to be brushed once (sometimes twice) every week to remove extra loose hair from their body. Their bathing needs are occasional and their nails should be trimmed at least once every month. Their teeth should be brushed on a regular basis and ears must also be cleaned at least once every 15 days.
Answer: Boxer canines are not that tolerant of high temperatures and heat. They mostly prefer to stay in a region where the weather remains pleasant and the temperature is around 20-30°C. They should not be overexerted during the summer months or when the weather outside is extremely hot as it can have a severe effect on their health and well-being.
Answer: A Boxer’s tolerance to cold is also not that great and it is not the kind of canine that can efficiently thrive in a very cold and chilly place. These pooches should be given extra care and attention if the temperature outside the house is very low and it is highly important to keep these canines warm and cosy as harsh climatic conditions can lead to several health concerns for the Boxers if they are not looked after properly.
Answer: Yes! Boxers are highly intelligent canines that have great thinking and decision-making abilities. These pooches can learn a lot of new things very quickly and one of the main reasons for that is their high level of intelligence.
Answer: Well-trained Boxers are quite friendly and cordial with strangers and new people. They have a fairly outgoing nature and are always happy to meet someone new and they are also known to affectionately greet everyone who ever visits their home. But they know how to differentiate between a friendly stranger and a suspicious person and thus they are able to properly guard and defend their homes against any kinds of external threat or danger.
Answer: Yes, Boxers can drool a lot but they mostly drool in a heavy manner before and after their meals, hence it is very important to clean their mouth with a soft cloth at least once or twice in a day so as to avoid any risks of skin & mouth diseases.
Answer: Boxers are moderately expensive canines but it mostly depends on person to person. Their maintenance needs are fairly manageable as they require minimal grooming to look good, they are easy to train and are very obedient, and they are fairly undemanding in nature. Only their exercise needs are considerably high but it can also be easily fulfilled with regular walking or jogging sessions and a little bit of playtime which is not only exciting for these canines but is also quite fun for the owner as well.
Answer: Yes! Boxers are highly popular in India and their availability in most areas of the country is pretty decent.
Answer: The average price of a Boxer puppy in India is around ₹20,000 to ₹40,000. But there are a lot of factors that affect their price in the country and because of that, the cost of bringing a Boxer puppy home can go fairly high.
Answer: Boxers are not natural swimmers as they generally have a short tail and a deep and wide chest area. They tend to struggle a bit when taken to a pool or to a lake, but if they are patiently and gently trained, then they can become good at swimming and gradually they will start to like floating in a water body.
Answer: Boxers are not found in a lot of different colors. The main ones are listed below:
Answer: Boxers have a fairly average lifespan of about 10-12 years. But, if they are taken care of properly and they remain well-exercised and well-fed (with good quality feeding material), then they can live past 12 years of age.
Answer: Most common health-related issues which are found in Boxer canines are aortic stenosis, arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, degenerative myelopathy, epilepsy, hypothyroidism, hip dysplasia, and gastric dilatation-volvulus.