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National Boxer Dog Day 2024: What & When Is It?

Written by: Kristin Hitchcock

Last Updated on July 10, 2024 by Dogster Team

Portrait of a great German boxer dog

National Boxer Dog Day 2024: What & When Is It?

January 17th is National Boxer Dog Day, and it’s the perfect time to celebrate the remarkable breed and spend time with the Boxer Dog you love. This pet holiday was invented in 2020 by the Wolfbook, a Facebook group that loves dogs.

If you don’t have a Boxer, you don’t know what you’re missing! In the article below, we’ll give you a few reasons that Boxers make great pets.

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Reasons Boxers Make Great Pets

Boxer Dogs are adorable and were developed in Germany sometime in the late 19th century. They make great pets for the right parents.

Boxers Are Always in a Good Mood

We’ve never seen a Boxer that was in a bad mood. They are friendly and loving and always look like they have a smile on their faces. They are bouncy and active but have no problems curling up on the couch and watching TV with you if that’s what you want to do. In other words, Boxers are whatever you want them to be at the moment.

woman owner and her boxer dog at home
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Boxers Love Children

Boxers love children. They are patient, tolerant, and happy to cuddle with the kids. However, as with any breed, it’s best to supervise playtime with the dog. It’s also best to socialize and train your Boxer when it’s a puppy to make sure it gets along well with the children.

Boxers Protect Their Families

A well-trained Boxer will stop at nothing to protect the family it loves, whether it’s a house fire, carbon monoxide poisoning, or from an intruder. With their sturdy appearance and fierce bark, they’ll do anything to protect the ones they love, including keeping intruders away.

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How to Celebrate National Boxer Day

Boxers aren’t too picky about how you spend the day with them, but they love playing games, going for walks, and lounging around the home with their favorite humans. However, here are some ways to show appreciation for your favorite dog.

  • Spend time at the dog park
  • Buy your Boxer a new toy
  • Spend the entire day hanging out with your dog
  • Give your Boxer a special dog treat
  • Go for a hike
  • Donate to a canine charity
  • Volunteer at the shelter
  • Take photos of your pup for social media platforms

Other Pet Holidays to Celebrate

National Boxer Dog Day isn’t the only pet holiday you might want to celebrate; there are many more.

  • National Walk Your Dog Day
  • National Cook for Your Pet’s Day
  • Shelter Pets Day
  • Thankful for My Dog Day
  • National Dress Up Your Pet Day
  • Other holidays for specific dog breeds

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Conclusion

As you can see, several holidays allow you to celebrate your furry friends. National Boxer Dog Day is on January 17th, so if you don’t have one of these adorable furry pets as a companion, you have time to get one before next year. However, if that’s impractical, you can celebrate the holiday by volunteering or donating to a Boxer club.

Boxers make great pets for various reasons, from their protectiveness to their happy demeanor. If you don’t have a Boxer for a pet, you are missing out on a lot of loyalty and love.

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