Kay's Hilltop Boxers
                                             Boxer Information

    Here at Kay's Hilltop Boxers we care for our Boxers just as we care  for our children.
    Our dogs are our family, not our livelihood. Our puppies are all birthed inside where they can be closely monitored,
    admired and pampered . This is done to promote superior emotional health. Our puppies are also allowed to interact with
    the adult dogs and are exposed to a wide variety of sights, sounds, smells, and people while they are young.  Proper
    socialization is extremely important to us so we can ensure that we  have done our absolute best to raise puppies with
    the sound temperaments  that are known to the Boxer breed.  
                              




    Check the links to the left for:
     "Helpful Boxer information"






          Country of Origin:
    The Boxer was bred in Germany from the Bulldog and the now extinct Bullenbeisser ('bull-biter'). It was bred to chase, bite, and hold
    onto large game such as dear and boar. The Boxer's name may be derived from the German 'Boxl' for 'short trousers' or from the
    dog's tendency to stand on its hind legs and swing its forelegs when fighting or playing. U.S. Soldiers brought the Boxer home to
    America where it became a popular pet (the seventh most popular U.S. Breed as of 2006) after World War II. In the last century,
    Boxers have also been put to work as messenger dogs, guard dogs, cattle herders, and police dogs.

    Size:
    The Boxer has a shoulder height of 53-63 cm (21-25 in) and weighs 24-32 kg (53-70 lbs). Boxers are strong, compact, and agile, with
    broad powerful jaws and a small nose which enables it to breathe while hanging onto an animal. Boxers have docked tails and may
    have cropped ears. They have a distinctive head with long lower jaws and broad muzzles. The Boxer’s head should be unwrinkled,
    with slight wrinkles on the forehead when concentrating. The Boxer has an arched skull, sloping shoulders, and high tail. Boxers carry
    themselves proudly.

    Coat:
    The Boxer has a short, smooth, shiny coat. It may be fawn (light tan, yellow, or light reddish), brindle (light/dark striped), or red. A black
    mask around the nose and jaws and white markings (“flashings”) on the belly, chest, and feet are possible, but white should not cover
    more than a third of the Boxer. The Boxer is an average shedder.

    Character:
    The Boxer is happy, friendly, intelligent, attentive, and loyal. Boxers develop strong, close bonds with family. They have lots of energy
    and a serious demeanor, though they can be clownish and playful as well. They like to grab and carry around just about anything they
    can in their mouths. Boxers tend to get rowdy when the food bowl is empty. They make excellent guardians and companions.