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Canine Breed Spotlight: Boxer

The history and creation of the Boxer is well documented. They were developed in Germany by crossing the now extinct Bullenbeisser dog (a type of mastiff) with Bulldogs. The Bullenbeisser was used for hunting for many years, but the use of a smaller dog with similar traits became popular. The aim was to was to create a dog that had all the traits needed to be a good hunting dog, but in a smaller package. Once the breed became established, people discovered they weren’t just good at hunting, but also made good guard and military dogs as well. At the end of WWII Boxers became companion dogs as well; soldiers took them home as family pets.

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