If uncropped, the ears should be of moderate size, thin, lying flat and close to the cheeks in repose, but falling forward with a definite crease when alert.

The upper lip is thick and padded, filling out the frontal space created by the projection of the lower jaw, and laterally is supported by the canines of the lower jaw. Boxers excel in a wide range of canine sports, including obedience, agility, and herding, and they perform brilliantly as service, assistance, and therapy dogs, and in roles such as drug detection and search-and-rescue. The ideal Boxer is a medium-sized, square-built dog of good substance with short back, strong limbs, and short, tight-fitting coat. White is recognized, yet not standard. The metatarsus should be short, clean, and strong. And with the white that appears, the dog would be a lemon & white. Neither the teeth nor the tongue should ever show when the mouth is closed. Stripes running through the coat (partial or full) is brindling. Read more about what markings and patterns can cause a black-like coat. Therefore, these canines must stand far apart and be of good length so that the front surface of the muzzle is broad and squarish and, when viewed from the side, shows moderate layback. However, sadly is prone to deafness. (The English name Boxer refers to the way the breed spars, like a prizefighter, with their front paws when playing or defending themselves.). Viewed from behind, the hind legs should be straight, with hock joints leaning neither in nor out. Ears – Set at the highest points of the sides of the skull, the ears are customarily cropped, cut rather long and tapering, and raised when alert. The brindle ranges from sparse but clearly defined black stripes on a fawn background to such a heavy concentration of black striping that the essential fawn background color barely, although clearly, shows through (which may create the appearance of reverse brindling). I like to be the boss so I would do best with a submissive dog or an only dog home.

Treats can be an important aid in training, but giving too many can cause obesity. If there was golden brindle in the sire's bloodline, it would explain how this Boxer came to have this remarkable light golden coat.

The lower stomach line is slightly tucked up, blending into a graceful curve to the rear. There is no exact of percentage that qualifies a Boxer as either having flash or being flashy, however a 30/70 fawn (or other color) to white would be a safe ratio. There are some Boxers that appear to be black. The Boxer does not have a high tolerance for either extreme heat or cold, and he should always be kept inside the house as a beloved member of the family. In judging the Boxer first consideration is given to general appearance and overall balance. AllBoxerInfo.com All content is protected by US and International copyright laws. Neck – Round, of ample length, muscular and clean without excessive hanging skin (dewlap). The cheeks should be relatively flat and not bulge (cheekiness), maintaining the clean lines of the skull as they taper into the muzzle in a slight, graceful curve. The Boxer must never be allowed to run loose.

The brisket is deep, reaching down to the elbows; the depth of the body at the lowest point of the brisket equals half the height of the dog at the withers. aus oder wählen Sie 'Einstellungen verwalten', um weitere Informationen zu erhalten und eine Auswahl zu treffen. The tail is set high, docked, and carried upward. These are known as plain Boxers, but the term is misleading, as it refers to the genes at work. The Boxer is cousin to practically all recognized breeds of the Bulldog type, all of which go back to basic molossus blood. The topline is slightly sloping when the Boxer is at attention, leveling out when in motion. Are white Boxers rare? The head should be clean, not showing deep wrinkles (wet). Healthy You, Healthy Dog, Healthy New Year!

About 1 in 4 Boxers are white or mostly white. An undocked tail should be severely penalized. As you can see, with dark brindle the black is over powering the fawn color. We have plenty of opportunities to get involved in your local community, thanks to AKC Breed Clubs located in every state, and more than 450 AKC Rescue Network groups across the country. On the face, white may replace part of the otherwise essential black mask, and may extend in an upward path between the eyes, but it must not be excessive, so as to detract from true Boxer expression. German nobles were out of favor. No matter which term above is used to describe the dog, he/she is technically a brindle (registered and shown as such), are just as healthy as fawn or brindle Boxers. Those with prominent white on a good portion of the coat are called flashy. They are not desirable on the flanks or on the back of the torso proper. No. There is a lot of misconception that white Boxers have additional health issues; they do not; Quick Q&A: Are white dogs albino dogs? His well-developed muscles are clean, hard, and appear smooth under taut skin. Damit Verizon Media und unsere Partner Ihre personenbezogenen Daten verarbeiten können, wählen Sie bitte 'Ich stimme zu.' His nails should be trimmed at least once a month unless naturally worn down on a hard surface, and to prevent tartar buildup his teeth should be brushed often—daily if possible. Want to connect with other people who love the same breed as much as you do? With nice white flash markings on the chest and with black on the muzzle, this Boxer meets color breed standard very well. The Boxer reached its greatest perfection and development in Germany. The thighs are broad and curved, the breech musculature hard and strongly developed. AKC Marketplace is the only site to exclusively list 100% AKC puppies from AKC-Registered litters and the breeders who have cared for and raised these puppies are required to follow rules and regulations established by the AKC. So, how can this be? Such is the case with a golden colored Boxer. Some brindles will look almost fawn and some will appear so dark that they look black. Third eyelids preferably have pigmented rims. White coated dogs will have a black nose and muzzle and may have a patch of another color. Boxers are highly intelligent, but can become bored with repetition. Fawn shades vary from light tan to mahogany. I love to run and play and love to be around people.

Their patience and protective nature have earned them a reputation as a great dog with children.

The website of the breed’s national parent club, the American Boxer Club, provides in-depth details about the breed’s health and care. Muzzle and Nose – The muzzle, proportionately developed in length, width, and depth, has a shape influenced first through the formation of both jawbones, second through the placement of the teeth, and third through the texture of the lips. It must be in correct proportion to the body. The chiseled head imparts to the Boxer a unique individual stamp.

Which simply means that the dog is not officially a solid fawn; he is a mix of colors.

The absence of white markings, the so-called “plain” fawn or brindle, is perfectly acceptable, and should not be penalized in any consideration of color. Boxers are upbeat and playful. In show, not more than 33% (1/3) of white "flash" markings should cover the dog's coat. The stripes may be light or dark, and density of the striping can range from thin to thick. The pelvis is long, and in females especially broad. Loyalty, affection, intelligence, work ethic, and good looks: Boxers are the whole doggy package. The “black mask” refers to the muzzle of the Boxer, whereas the white markings can be seen on their necks, chest, paws and even the face. Siennna, right, is a fawn. While fawn itself can range from light to very dark, most often a light fawn Boxer is of a color darker than this gold that you see. Special attention is then devoted to the head, after which the individual body components are examined for their correct construction, and the gait evaluated for efficiency. Bright and alert, sometimes silly, but always courageous, the Boxer has been among America’s most popular dog breeds for a very long time. The nose should be broad and black. Founded in 1884, the AKC is the recognized and trusted expert in breed, health, and training information for dogs.

Normally, if gold is to appear it will be within a brindle coat.