The Boxer is one of the most popular breeds around. Originally bred from the English Bulldog, the boxer has a wide appeal for a variety of reasons.
Temperament: The Boxer has a great temperament, albeit one requiring some attention. It is not aggressive, but will certainly protect its family. They need socialization to ensure their innate playfulness and energy is properly directed, particularly so far as their relationship with older dogs of the same sex is concerned. However, the Boxer remains popular because of its ability to socialize well if properly trained, while remaining a breed with personality and ‘big dog’ energy and fun.
Obedience/Training: Boxer dogs have a highly energetic, playful nature and exhibit considerable strength. They need to be entertained and exercised, which makes them ideal pets for active families. They can be strong-willed, but good obedience training will help control this charactertisitc
Intelligence: Boxer dogs are very intelligent and indeed there has been some dispute among Boxer experts as to whether they have average or high intelligence. It is clear that they respond well to training, although the training does require a high degree of discipline and a controlled approach to its effectiveness. The overall feeling is that Boxers are very intelligent and good training will bring this to the fore.