Devotees of the Boxer need to be fit to stand up to their charges; a gentle, meek Boxer does not exist; extrovert and energetic are two adjectives which spring to mind as soon as the breed is mentioned, along with loyal and fun-loving. Once converted to the Boxer, owners never give up the breed. The Boxer's origins were in Germany and behind the breed are believed to be dogs such as the Great Dane and the Bulldog.
A guarding breed of a high order, the Boxer is intelligent and, with patient firmness, tractable, but he needs to be convinced of the rightness of what he is asked to do. On the other hand, they will enter into the spirit of the most riotous of family games. Hardy and full of stamina, their idea of a country walk is to get as wet and muddy as possible, but the shortness of their coat permits easy cleaning.
A good trencherman, Boxers are rarely finicky or faddy. Truly a delightful breed, they are not quick to pick a fight but ready to prove that their slightly pugnacious face with its upturned chin can be backed to the hilt.