April 30, 2007 2:21am CST
I bought my baby form my best friend. He was the runt of the litter!! So cute and cuddly. I admit that I was one of the ignorant many that are afraid of this gentle breed. Up until a two years ago, I refused to own a Boxer, but then I met my friend Brandi and she has this most beautiful lovable male fawn. He jumped up on the couch and litterally gave me a huge putting his paws on my shoulders snuggling his head under my chin. My heart melted instantly. So when Brandi's female brindle had pups I bought one. Thinking he was going to be small, being the runt and all. Boy was I fooled!! He grew to be the biggest of his litter!! I named him Caesar, becasue I love ancient Rome and being a single mother he is after all the King of my world. I couldn't ask for a better protector, but his gentle loving nature makes coming home from a hard day all the better. My day brightens the moment I enter the door and see his wiggling butt bouncing down the steps. He's now 11 months old and I wouldn't trade him for the world. I've had other breeds(german shepard, beagle, silky terrier and mixed breeds) but my Boxer is the by far the most loving, obedient and loyal. He's the only dog I've ever had that has never even once showed aggression towards my kids, and as a mother that is the most important thing, that the family dog be gentle and loving towards the kids, but also protective. Caesar is all that and more!!
• United States
8 May 07
My Baby is almost a year old!!! He's really the first boxer I ever had contact with, and I had much of the same feelings that you have. I also agree with the other response. Boxers are lapdogs, no matter how big they get! He's also surprisingly really good with other animals. My boyfriend's mother said that boxers were jealous, but I also have a siamese kitten, and they get along beautifully. My boyfriend will play rough with him, but he nver actually bites. One night I was going down the hall and I expected my boyfriend to be in the bedroom at the end of the hall. He was, in fact, in the spare bedroom, crouched down with the lights off. As I walked passed him, he grabbed my leg and made a weird sound. I screamed. It was a genuinely scared/surprised scream. Rocky (my boxer) was really mad at him! He stood between me and my boyfriend and growled and barked at him in a disapproving manner. My boyfriend will also pretend like he's hitting me (He doesn't, but it's playful) and I will bark like a scared puppy. Rocky will put himself between me and my boyfriend and bark and growl and defend me. I tried hitting my boyfriend, and the dog still barked and growled at him, not me! I feel safe with my puppy by my side. The ONLY bad thing is that he has seperation anxiety. If anyone has any thoughts on how to treat it, please see my blog and comment. It would be greatly appreciated!
• United States
30 Apr 07
ive never understood why ppl would be afraid of boxers. ive personally never owned one but have known a few ppl who have. their dogs were always well mannered, seemingly endless patience for the kids and wanted to be a lapdog even though they were far too big! lol congratulations on taking the "chance" on a breed you were worried about...and for finding what sounds like a fantastic family member!
16 May 07
I have two big boxers and some people will go to the other side of the street to avoid them. One mother started screaming as her child went near my boxers. I don't let kids come near them anyways as they jump....but wow she acted like they were going to kill her kid and My dogs were just standing there being good.
7 Feb 09
boxers are good with kids and have an adorable character too. They are not vicious nor agressive. I am glad that your Caesar makes a difference in your life. I do hope that he does still mean the world to you. I love dogs too and i would not trade my dog with anything else in the world too.