Boxer Puppies and Why you Want One
Puppies seem to have a magical power that makes people happy. Soft, fluffy, and adorable, puppies are able to quickly capture your heart and endear to even the most stoic and somber people. Boxers, in particular, are adorable puppies and grow into great family dogs. Here are a few things you should know if you’re looking at a Boxer puppy for your family
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Boxer Puppies are Energetic
Boxers puppies can be pretty bouncy. They love to romp and play and need the time and space to do so. Having bouncy and energetic children makes for a good match as they can both go into the yard and wear each other out. It’s important to make sure they not only get the chance to play regularly, but are trained well to make sure they aren’t destroying the house (this applies to both the children and the dogs.) Fortunately, as boxers puppies grow older, they calm down quite a bit, making for a great, long term family pet.
Nip it in the Bud
Like many other breeds of dogs, Boxers do have an instinctive inclination towards aggression. The amount of aggression varies in dogs much the way as it does in human, favoring the individual personality rather than the breed as a whole. Still, it bears mentioning that Boxers are very protective of both their homes and their family, making a formidable guard dog. With lots of socialization training, especially while the Boxer is a puppy, they can learn to get along with everyone.
A Different Kind of Mess
The issue with a lot of different breeds of dogs is that they shed, a lot, coating everything in your house with a fine coat of fuzz. Fortunately, Boxers (with occasional grooming) aren’t prone overly prone to shedding, and their short coats make grooming quick and easy. While fur isn’t the issue, Boxers are prone to slobber, especially after drinking or eating. A quick wipe with a paper towel can cut down on the amount of slobber and dog slime.
Snorts and Snores
Boxers have a short snout, which is a very distinctive trait and indicative of the breed. While they’re not prone to barking, especially as they get older, their short snouts do make them snort, grunt and snore. There are a number of people who find a snoring puppy pretty endearing and comforting, make sure you’re one of them.
Practice and Dedication
Boxers have a proud disposition and can be very stubborn. Because of that, training a Boxer can be a bit more of a challenge than other breeds. Their stubborn nature will cause them to test you, fairly regularly. When their pride is wounded, Boxers will tend to sulk and mope, which means you need to adjust your method of training to be successful.
Overall, Boxers puppies are a great addition to your family. With the right training, you’ll have a sweet natured, bouncy puppy, who with protect your home and family. Boxer puppies need a lot of love and attention, as all dogs do, but they also reward you for it, with a lifetime of loyalty and love.