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

    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.