Boxers may look like gruff and imposing figures from a distance. Up close, they are playful, affectionate and friendly family companions. Often touted as the ‘Peter Pan ‘of dog breeds, boxers are extremely energetic, just like children, and never lose the desire to play, explore and romp about even as they enter adulthood. Having a deep love for cozy, warm spots, boxers are essentially cuddle bugs. They love to wriggle into the smallest of spaces, in order to snuggle up to their owner.
They adore being in the spotlight and often make their need for attention quite clear. They have a unique “Woo Woo” sounds characteristic to their breed. Fiercely loyal and protective of their human family, boxers are reliable and alert watchdogs. They do not shy away from sounding loud alarms to notify the presence of approaching strangers. Moreover, their menacing, muscular body is enough to deter anyone whose intention is anything but good.
These dogs are quite compatible with other animals, provided they have been socialized well. However, they are also pretty infamous for attacking smaller neighborhood dogs and cats when left to their own devices. Hence, they should never be permitted to wander about without supervision.
Interestingly, their personality changes dramatically over time, and puppies have a different personality than adult dogs.