August 20, 2017

AKC and UKC classify breeds into "groups" by their original purpose.
Northern or Spitz types may eventually be sub-divided.
Explore the Group descriptions below, or choose from the
menu bar above to decide which breed best fits your
lifestyle and interests. If you already know just which breed you prefer, use the drop-down
list of all breeds!

Sporting Breeds

Bird dogs hunt and retrieve by scent and sight

Spaniel or Pointer,
Flusher or Setter,
Sporting dogs are
the hunter's go-getter!


Scent and Sight hounds hunt feather or fur

By day or by night,
to tree or to ground,
there's nothing so sweet
as the voice of a hound.

Working Dogs

Service work, police, draft, and protection dogs

Watchman at night,
companion by day,
he does your bidding
at work or at play


Courageous hunters and faithful friends

No fear, no pain,
no game's too rough,
a working terrier
is dog enough!

Toy Breeds

Diminutive, delightful and utterly devoted

A Toy is a toy, a
companion and more,
a treasure, a joy,
and a dog to adore


Utility dogs are multi-purpose, companions

No look-alikes here,
but tricks they can do.
Your very best friend
is rugged and true.

Herding Dogs

Pastoral breeds protect and control stock

They move, gather
and faithfully guard
cattle and sheep and
the kids in the yard.

Miscellaneous/Rare Breeds

Often foreign or newly developed

Shower me not
with gems so rare,
give me instead,
a diamond with hair


They are types or species more than "breeds"

Old as the dingo,
wild as the wind,
wise as coyote,
Man's very best friend

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Boxer Dog and Puppy Breed Information
Boxers are courageous, happy dogs. Once used in bear baiting, today the Boxer is an excellent family pet with protective virtues. The Boxer’s strong head and undershot mouth give him an imposing, dignified expression. Boxers are playful but patient and stoical with children.
Photo Courtesy of Barbara Bachman - Ch. Capri's Woods End Spellcaster "Loki"

Boxer Puppy & Breed Information

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The Boxer
developed in Germany from old bulldog type. Despite his ancient fighting blood and undershot jaw, the Boxer is not pugilistic. Boxers became popular in the early 40s and climbed from 12th in 1998 to 6th in 2008. The breed averages 24” is very agile, muscular, and fit perfectly in your sedan and in the Working Group classification.

Coat, Color, Care: Boxers have a short wash and wear “tuxedo” coat pattern. Flashy white markings set off light tan to mahogany solid color or well-defined dark brindle. Boxers are strongly well built with normal bone and skin, large clear eyes, and relatively free of health defects.

Personality Profile: The Boxer is good with children, small animals, and other dogs. He’s keenly alert for unusual sounds but is basically friendly and accepts strangers when with his owner. Boxers are loyal, fearless, a “thinking” breed, eager to learn and easy to train.

Exercise Requirements: Boxers love to curl up on the sofa with you but they also need to flex those hard muscles and stretch their legs. A fenced yard will do but a jog or running beside your bicycle will insure a relaxed house dog and prevent nervous habits such as chewing or licking.

More Boxer photos, puppy pictures, and the Official Boxer Breed Standard    

Boxer AKC Standard
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