Dogs - Boxer
The Boxer dog originated in Germany in the early 20th century.
They are probably descended from the giant breeds of dogs that existed in
Europe. Bulldogs were introduced into the bloodline, which produced a
smaller dog. They
were bred to be watch dogs. See Origins of dogs and
development of breeds
Boxers are happy, energetic, strong
dogs. They love to play with the
family. They need a big yard to run around and get exercise. They need
discipline, so puppies should be taken to a puppy socialisation class. The
master should be the pack leader!
folk say the boxer got his name from his habit of rising up on his
hind legs, and punching his owner with his front paws. (This may not be
the true origin of the name.) Are they bad dogs? Naah! There are no bad
dogs - just bad owners who don't train them. Are there bad people? Oh
yeah! "But if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to
forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1
John, 1, 9
is a champion. He, and the two puppies below, belongs to Andre van Reenen, South Africa.
||Boxer puppy, Born to Rock (Rocky)
Boxer puppies are playful, and lots of fun!
Boxers have short, smooth coats - light brown or brindle
with white markings.
Height: dogs 57 - 63 cms, bitches 53 - 59 cms at
| Papillon belongs to Moira Sturmair of
Jeffrey's Bay. Moira says, "My dogs are my life savings. They bring
lots of fun, joy, and love into a home. Life is full of stress and we
tend to forget the basics of life. If you look at a dog's life, you will
see what we are missing in life!
So to all those stressed and lonely people: get a pet and this will do
Afrikaans folk sometimes call the dogs,
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