A Look Back
Developed in Germany in the 19th century, Boxers were originally used for dog fighting and to run down and hold large game such as wild boar and bison until the hunter could arrive. The breed is known for standing up on its hind legs and batting at its opponent, appearing to box with its front paws. Imported to America after World War I, they began to grow in popularity in the late 1930s.
The ideal Boxer is a medium-
The chiseled head imparts to the Boxer a unique individual stamp. It must be in correct proportion to the body. The broad, blunt muzzle is the distinctive feature, and great value is placed upon its being of proper form and balance with the skull.
In judging the Boxer first consideration is given to general appearance and overall balance. 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.
Adult males 23 to 25 inches; females 21½ to 23½ inches at the withers. Proper balance and quality in the individual should be of primary importance since there is no size disqualification.
Character and Temperament
These are of paramount importance in the Boxer. Instinctively a hearing guard dog, his bearing is alert, dignified, and self-
|GCHS Besten's Hank Steele (Hank)|
|GCH Besten's Midas Touch (Midas)|
|CH Besten's World On Fire (Lake)|
|GCH Besten Fire N Brimstone (Rev)|
|CH Besten's Against The Wind (Seger)|
|CH Ho-Pa's Amunra (Ra)|
|Besten's Too Marvelous For Words (Dacia)|
|Besten's Them There Eyes (Jodi)|
|Besten's Queen Of The Nile (Cleo)|
|CH Ho-Pa Turn Back Time (Cher)|
|GCHB Hank x Dacia Litter due 03-01-19|
|GCh Midas x Jodi litter due 02-10-2019|
|GCh Rev x CH Cleo Litter due 02-28-19|