The character of the Boxer is of the greatest importance and demands the most careful attention. He is renowned from olden times for his great love and faithfulness to his master and household, his alertness and fearless courage as a defender and protector.

The Boxer is docile but distrustful of strangers. He is bright and friendly in play but brave and determined when roused.

His intelligence and willing tractability, his modesty and cleanliness make him a highly desirable family dog and cheerful companion. He is the soul of honesty and loyalty. He is never false or treacherous, even in old age.
The Boxer is a medium sized, sturdy, smooth haired dog of short, square figure and strong limb. The musculation is clean and powerfully developed, and should stand out plastically from under the skin.

Movement of the Boxer should be alive with energy. His gait, although firm is elastic. The stride free and roomy: carriage proud and noble.

As a service and guard dog he must combine a considerable degree of elegance with the substance and power essential to his duties; those of an enduring escort dog whether with horse, bicycle or carriage and as a splendid jumper. Only a body who individual limbs are built to withstand the strenuous "mechanical" effort and assembled as a complete and harmonious whole, can respond to such demands. Therefore, to be at its best efficiency, the Boxer must never be plump or heavy.

Whilst equipped for great speed, it must not be racy. When judging the Boxer, the first thing to be considered is general appearance, the relation of substance to elegance and the desired relationship of the individual parts of the body to each other. Consideration too, must be given to the colour. After these, the individual parts should be examined for the correct construction and their functions. Special attention should be devoted to the head.
The Head
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Behind The Head
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