Boxers – Pros and Cons & Compatibility with Single Owners


Boxers are medium-sized dogs with a bright and active personality. Here is a list of pros and cons for single households to consider if they are looking to get a boxer as a pet.

Pros of Owning a Boxer

They don’t require as much grooming maintenance as other dog breeds due to their short coat. A weekly brushing session should keep their coat in top shape.

They are intelligent dogs. Boxers are relatively easy to house-train compared to other dog breeds. They can, however, become easily bored with repetitions so it’s important to keep training sessions short.

Boxers are good candidates for first-time dog owners. They have a fairly easy-going personality and aren’t as sensitive as other dog breeds.

Cons of Owning a Boxer

They are high-energy dogs. Boxers need a decent amount of exercise every day. This doesn’t bode well for single owners who work long hours throughout the week.

They don’t have a strong tolerance for extreme hot or cold weather due to their short coat. Dog owners may need to invest in pet accessories like dog jackets to protect their boxers from the elements.

Boxers drool quite a bit so that can leave a bit of a mess at home. They can also snore pretty loudly. This could be problematic for sensitive sleepers.

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John at My Pet Child

is the Founder of My Pet Child, where he shares his tips on living with a dog in an apartment.

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