Boxers can be fine family dogs if you can provide enough exercise and training to control their rambunctiousness when young, and if you can provide for their special needs due to their unnaturally short face.
As puppies and young adults, Boxers are animated, playful (often cuckoo!) dogs who love to romp and jump.
Middle-aged Boxers typically become more deliberate and dignified and make calm, loyal companions for the rest of their (unfortunately not very long) lives.
Though most Boxer dogs are fine with other family pets, including the family cat, quite a few Boxers are dominant or aggressive toward other dogs of the same sex, and some are cat chasers.
If you are considering to own a boxer, or you’ve just become a new boxer owner, there are some realities you do need to fully accept.
Check out the twelve realities new boxer owners must accept on the next page! …and if you already are a boxer owner, see if you can relate!