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How big do boxers get?

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Boxers grow to an average weight of between 50 and 80 pounds, and get approximately 21 to 25 inches tall at the shoulder. Male are usually slightly larger than female boxers.

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At full growth, male boxers weigh between 65 and 80 pounds and have a height of about 22.5 to 25 inches. Female boxers weigh between 50 and 65 pounds and have a height between 21 to 23.5 inches at the shoulder. The most distinguishable feature of boxers is their face. They have broad and short skulls, a square muzzle with an under-bite and large, powerful jaws. The coat of boxer dogs is short, smooth and shiny. The two distinctive colors of a boxer are fawn and brindle, though they are now bred to be black and white. Boxers also have white markings in their coats, usually on their chests, undersides, snouts and paws.

Boxers are one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. They are prized for their devoted temperaments. Boxers are extremely intelligent, obedient, attentive and playful. Boxers originate from Germany, where they were bred in the 19th century as work dogs. Because of their strength and agility, boxers were used to hold large game down during hunting and also as guard dogs. They are known for their tendency, while fighting or playing, to stand on their hind legs and box with their paws.

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