Beyond the fact that boxer faces are undeniably adorable and impossible not to love—yes, it is a fact—they rank as one of the most popular dogs in the United States for many reasons. Boxers are fiercely loyal, intelligent, and just about the sweetest friend a human could have. Don’t believe us? We’ve got nine ways to show you.
1) Boxers love their families.
Evidence: a boxer cuddling a baby. Oh, yeah.
2) A boxer is always down to play.
Evidence: seven glorious minutes of the most precious boxer puppy meeting his new best friend.
3) Boxers are goofy.
4) Boxers just want to hang out with you.
Ralph has this whole “relaxing” thing down to a T.
5) Boxers can be very patient.
If someone stole our treasured bone, we’re not sure we’d be quite as patient as Pepper has been with his baby friend. That’s a lot of love. And patience.
6) Boxers learn quickly.
He’s just going to go ahead and keep showing off his handshake skills until someone gives him a treat.
7) Boxers get along well with other animals.
Boxers don’t discriminate! They’ll be friends with anyone and everyone—bunnies included.
8) Boxers have plenty of energy.
Someone is excited to go for a walk.
9) Did we mention that boxers love their families?
One more boxer/baby video, for good measure. Fair warning: they hold hands. It’s almost too much.
Boxer Facts: Did You Know?
The boxer has a long and storied history! Bred as a guarding and hunting dog, it was popularized in Germany but hails from the high valleys of Tibet. Thanks to their heritage, they’re very active and need calm consistent leadership and training.
Boxers today are known as loyal family pets and are quite popular. In fact, they’re the 9th most popular breed by registrations worldwide.
For More Boxer Goodness
Check out Rover’s Insider’s Guide to Boxers.