Hi Everyone- I am by nature a St. Bernard person but this last year after loosing my best friend and therapy St. I had decided to try a boxer. This breed is amazing!
I also have horses and if a boxer where to be compared to a breed of horse it would be either a mule or an Arabian! I can tell you that the change from St. to Boxer has been an eye opener and an extreme change to my house!!!
This breed is one of the smartest breeds I have ever owned! and very frustrating at times especially during the 5-10 month period of his life!
His name is Duc (duck) he is named after the Ducati -- I wanted a name that is fun-short and not a name that showed any relationship to a mean-tough dog or pitbull- He is now a year old and my best friend- He reads my mind more than my husband can. This breed reminds me of a cat in the way they keep themselves groomed so if you dont like the hair or smell issue of some breeds this is a great selling point.
I learn something new from Duc everyday. He pouts- he is verbal and sometimes it sounds as if he is saying momma- he can talk with his eyes- he even can lock doors! amazing but not funny when you get locked outside. There is so much to say about this breed.
I have learned and am still learning from Duc. I can tell you when "training" boxers ( I think they train you) you have to find very unconventional ways to get your point across to them!