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.  

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         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.

    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.

    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.

    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.