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Where did Boxer dogs originally come from?
I am trying to find out information for a reprot that I am doing on Boxer dogs but I can't seem to find out where they originally came from. Can anyone help
on Mar 23rd 2010
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The breed was developed in Germany.
Kolbe answered on 3/23/10. Helpful? / 0
Germany like me :)
I also believe back in the day when the breed was in Germany it was known as the German Boxer. The AKC and american public shorten the name of it.
Wikipedia has some great info on dog breeds.
Many many breeds that we have here came from Germany.
Dieta answered on 3/23/10. Helpful? / 1
Jackson answered on 3/23/10. Helpful? / 0
The Boxer originated in Germany towards the close nineteenth century and gained recognition as a guard dog in 1926.
They were originated in Germany,
but the English ended up naming them.
The first Boxer came to US in 1903, and was registered with the "American Kennel Club" in 1904.
They were bred as " working dogs".
I have also heard that they make fine family pets!
Also, thought you might want to know this,
this breed is prone to getting these health issues- "arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy" and " Sub-aortic Stenosis. Both are heart conditions. And they are also prone to getting hip dysplasia ( a health problem detected in their hips).
Good luck with your report.
♣Duchess♣ answered on 3/23/10. Helpful? / 0
The Boxer originated in Germany from a primative fighting dog called the Bullenbeiser and English bulldog. The Bulldogs, Great Dane and Mastiffs all orginated from this same primative dog. The boxer was found to be a great hunting and family companion. Good luck with your report.
Rocky answered on 3/23/10. Helpful? / 0
The breed was developed in Germany and is about 70% Bullenbeisser and 30% English Bulldog.
The Bullenbeisser, in turn is a decendant of an Indo-Iranian breed known as the Alaunt.
The Bullenbeisser itself has been cross-bred out of existance.
Here is a more detailed history: www.boxer
Carly answered on 11/13/10. Helpful? / 0