Puppies Puppies

Boxer Puppies For sale In Pa.

These are the current Boxer puppies for sale in Pa. and nearby states that Boxer breeders posted at
Boxer: History and Appearance
There is evidence that the ancestors of the Boxer date as far back as 2500 B.C. It is believed that the large, muscular, short muzzled dogs roamed over an area called Assyria. In spite of such a long history, the Boxer we know today did not come to exist until the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The Boxer’s story begins in Germany, where it was developed from a stocky dog called a “Bullenbeiser.” The Bullenbeiser was well respected, and for a time was Germany’s only hunting hound. The Bullenbeiser was a respected breed and used to bring down difficult game, including bear, bison, and wild boars.
The Bullenbeiser is described as having a muzzle that was wide and short, and very different from that of other dogs. These dogs were known to be both skillful and courageous, though they declined in popularity after the Napoleonic Wars. As the estates of the nobility were broken up, hunting soon became less fashionable. Boar hunting came to an end in 1865, and the breed was sold off.
During this time, the English exported the Bulldog to Germany. Roughly Seventy years later, two descendants of the first imported Bulldogs were used in a breeding program. The Bulldog resembled a miniature Mastiff with longer legs. It is believed that German breeders were trying to develop a dog that was lighter and more petite than the large Bullenbeiser. The English Bulldogs were crossed with the heavy dogs of the purest Bullenbeiser lines. Though there is still debate whether other breeds were used to crossbreed; it is those original two descendants, Trutzel and Tom, who appear in the pedigrees of the first German Boxers. It is believed that the English Bulldog was the only likely cross with the Bullenbeiser.
Over time, the Boxer was evolved to suit some very specific and unfortunate needs of late 19th century society. A cruel sport called Bullbaiting became very popular in England. It involved sending a dog to attack, bite, and hang on to a bull’s nose for as long as possible regardless of the consequences. The dogs that were forced into this sport were kicked, tossed, gored, and killed. The sport was just as bad for the worn out, run down, and very frightened bulls. This sport was based on bets, and the wagers meant that a dog that was successful at bullbaiting was lucrative for both the owner and the arena where the sport took place. Eventually, the sport spread from England to Germany, and throughout the rest of Europe. As time went on, various countries began to outlaw the sport.
The Boxer, an excellent bull baiter, soon became the pet of cattle dealers, butchers, and farmers. The breed found a new calling as a cattle dog. They are still used in that vocation today in many places, including the plains of America’s West. The Boxer had an exceptional ability to control cattle.
During this time, the breed also began a new career as a circus performer. Smart, agile, and quick to learn, they were a favorite breed for performing dog acts.
The Germans who developed the breed took care to record their efforts in stud books. The work became formalized in 1896. The Deutsche Boxer Club was formed in Munich, and became the first club devoted to the breed. After the formation of other clubs, the first official breed standard for a German dog was written and adopted in 1902. There is little known of how the name “Boxer” came about, but it is believed that it may stem from the breed’s ability to use its front feet.
The Boxer was registered in the American Kennel Club in 1904. The breed earned a championship in 1915. The American Boxer Club was formed in 1935. Over time, the Boxer became popular as a guard and companion. It is a breed that loves children.
The Boxer has some additional noble history. This breed was valued as a military dog. The Boxer served as military service and courier dogs in both World War I and II. They were also one of the breeds to help pioneer the use of dogs as guides for the blind. In modern times, are used as seizure alert and therapy dogs. The Boxer is also valued as a police dog.
The Boxer should be a medium sized dog, with the males reaching 25 inches and the females 23 inches. The dog should be square built, featuring well developed muscles and a clean look. Legs should be strong. The Boxer should have a blunt muzzle that is 1/3 the length of the head. The eyes are dark brown in color. Ears are set at the highest point on the sides of the head; and are cropped, cut long and tapering, and raised when excited. The muzzle is wide, short and the nose is broad and black. The Boxer has an undershot bite, with the lower jaw sticking out slightly. The upper jaw is the width of the head. The back is straight and short, while the chest is wide. The stomach is tucked up. The tail is set high, docked, and should be up.
Boxers have a coat that is shiny. It lies smooth to the body. The hair is short. Colors are fawn and brindle. The fawn coloring ranges from tan to dark brown. The brindle color ranges from sparse black striping on a fawn background to deep black striping that nearly obscures the fawn coloring. White markings may be present.
Showing a Boxer
Boxers must be fawn or brindle. White markings cannot cover more than 1/3 of the body. The tail must be docked. The muzzle must be true to the breed, and cannot be narrow, concave, or slanted. The Boxer should have an expression that is alert and aware. The breed should be well muscled, strong boned, and present a square, compact appearance. The Boxer’s gait should be smooth and powerful, and never stilted, choppy, or sidewinding.

Skip to toolbar