This weekend was spent with my dogs. This was a wonderful time either walking, playing fetch, rough housing or just lounging on the couch. I guess with my boys both grown I’m using these two dogs to fill in for them. Most of the time was spent with Sammie but Mattie got his share of laptime also. Sammie didn’t always agree with Mattie needing my time also. She told me so in this video.
Boxers can be extremely vocal when they have something to say.
I acquired Sammie about a year and a half ago. She’s about a five year old Boxer that I’m in love with. My wife has a Bichon Frise that I’m very fond of but Sammie is my dog and she sticks to me like glue.
There’s something about Boxers that have always attracted me to the breed. They are playful and energetic but they can also be comfortable just laying around. They demand that you be their master and they crave discipline. Give your Boxer a job to do and she will be happy dog.
Boxers are also clowns. They will play little games with you. It seems like they were breed to entertain. Actually they were breed for a much different job. These dogs were breed to be hunters and adapted to guard dog duty. The military used them for courier dogs.
Boxers, when well socialized, do well with other dogs. My Boxer isn’t aggressive toward other dogs at all except for when the other dog tries to exert dominance over her. At the dog park the only time I’ve had problems with her and other dogs is when another dog tries to dominate her. That happens rarely. She will run and run and run with the other dogs until they all give out.
If you are looking for a dog and can keep the dog inside I’d highly recommend the Boxer. They need to be kept inside because they have a very thin coat. They will get cold in the winter and they will get hot in the summer. Boxertown is a website that features rescued Boxers in Georgia. Take a look at the Boxers needing your help there. Maybe you’ll find a constant companion there.