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 10 ways to show you.
1) Boxers love their families.
Evidence: a boxer cuddling a baby. Oh, yeah.
2) Boxers are playful.
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 find fun everywhere.
For instance, it turns out a pool cover makes the perfect bouncy thing.
6) 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.
7) Boxers learn quickly.
He’s just going to go ahead and keep showing off his handshake skills until someone gives him a treat.
8) Boxers get along well with other animals.
Boxers don’t discriminate! They’ll be friends with anyone and everyone—bunnies included.
9) Boxers have plenty of energy.
Someone is excited to go for a walk.
10) 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.