This is Bruce, a Boxer puppy and a client of The Pawfessionals in Dallas. Bruce is around four months old and is already house trained, due to the diligent attention of his owners, Deanna and Phillip, with the help of his Pawfessionals Dog Walker.Bruce, like most Boxers, is eager to be trained and really enjoys it. In fact, Boxers, a cross breed of a now extinct, small Mastiff breed, called the Brabant Bullenbeisser, and the Old English Bulldog, have great love for, and are quite faithful to, their masters.Although some claim that the name “Boxer” came from the breed’s tendency to play by standing on its hind legs and boxing with its front paws, the truth is the name came from one of its original cross breeds, the Bullenbeisser, nicknamed “Boxi”.First bred in Germany in 1894 as a guard dog, the Boxer is temperamentally suited for obedience and agility and protector of the family home.The American Kennel Club registered the first Boxer champion in 1915 and the breed was used in World War I as a messenger dog, pack-carrier, and attack and guard dog.Bruce, like most Boxers, loves to run, jump and bounce and gets very excited after he’s done his business outside because he knows it pleases his owners.
Boxers also make great search and rescue dogs and are excellent Therapy dogs.Because of their playfulness and natural desire to protect, Boxers make great family dogs as they are wonderful with children. For more information about Boxers, click here.
– Kassira Mckee