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The Boxer breed of dog was originally developed in Germany. It is a stocky, medium-sized short-haired dog. The boxer was bred from the bulldog and the now extinct Bullenheiser and is part of the molosser group. The name boxer may be derived from the tendency this breed has of playing by standing on its hind legs and playing with its front paws as if boxing.

Boxers are energetic, bright and playful. They tend to be good with children. Exercise wise they are a very active dog and need significant amounts of exercise to stop them getting bored and causing bad behaviour such as digging or chewing. By nature boxers are not aggressive of vicious but they do need to be socialized, they are generally happy with smaller dogs or puppies but with other adult dogs problems can occur.