The most adored canine in the U.S., the boxer dog has captured people’s hearts. This lively, medium to large-sized dog breed is affectionate, playful, and loyal to their family.
Five things you might not know concerning boxer dog breeds.
#1. War Dog
The breed of the boxer was initially and only used as a working dog in World War I as a messenger and pack carrier, a guard dog, and even as an attack dog.
The popularity of breed was gaining popularity following WWII after soldiers brought their dogs home and incorporated them into their families.
#2. Run, Boxer, Run!
The boxer breed has its origins back to the extinct Bullenbeisser the dog of mastiff origin as well as that of the English bulldog.
The Bullenbeisser called “Box” was trained to hunt large animals like bears, boar, and deer. The breed was quick and was well-known for its strong jaws and jaws, making it a great hunting pet.
The modern-day boxer dog is regarded as athletic. It can be able to run between 38 and 45 miles per hour, which makes it among the fastest-recognized breeds of dogs.
#3. World Record Holder
Did you know that a boxer dog is the holder of the Guinness World Record for the longest tongue of a dog anywhere in the world?
In the month of January 2002, a boxer 7 years old breeder named Brandy was awarded the Guinness World Record for having the longest tongue ever seen on an animal. Their tongue of Brandy was 17 inches long!
The Guinness World Record holder for the current (and alive) longest tongue is a Pekingese located in Texas. Puggy’s tongue is just 4.5 inches.
#4. No Such Thing as a Black Boxer Dog
There’s a possibility that you own one that appears black, but there’s actually no nothing like”a “black” boxer dog.
Boxer dogs can be usually in fawn (tan) or brindle (a coat of tan that has a black stripe). Boxer dogs that have brindle patterns that are heavily striped create what appears to be “reverse brindling”–fawn stripes with the black coat. The dogs are often called “reverse brindles” but this is an error. They are actually all fawns with a significant number of black stripes.
The boxer breed is not able to carry the gene that allows for the solid black coat. therefore, purebred black Boxer breeds aren’t found.
#5. Common Health Concerns for Boxer Dogs
The most frequent health issues that affect the boxer breed of dog according to Nationwide pets insurance claims, are by degree of prevalence:
- Skin infection and allergic reactions
- Oar infection
- Skin tumors that are benign
- Diarrhea and vomiting
- Cystitis, or urinary tract infection
- Mast cell tumors
- Cardiac arrhythmia
- Corneal ulcers