Boxers and boxer mixes often make the “Top 10 Most Dangerous Dogs” due to their attacks on children.
Other Names: American Boxer, Deutscher Boxer; German Boxer.
The Boxer breed is recognized by the AKC and is classified in the group: Mastiff, AKC Working.
Height: Male Dogs 22-25 inches (56-63 cm.); Bitches 21-24 inches (53-61 cm)
Weight: Male Dog 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg.); Bitches 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg.)
Personality and Traits
Boxers are high-energy dogs and are good candidates for competitive obedience.
Boxers have a high prey drive and if not properly socialized and trained while young will have a hard time getting along with other dogs, cats, and smaller animals. Because they are excitable, they may also not do well with small children.
The breed is not necessarily considered aggressive by nature, but because of its high energy level and desire to hunt can become aggressive. Poorly bred or untrained boxes are capable of inflicting tremendous damage to humans and other animals because of their speed and powerful bites common to all breeds in the Mastiff group.