Are all boxers protective?

Asked By: Ruthe Zulauf
Date created: Sat, Jan 9, 2021 5:07 AM
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Boxers seek affection from their owners, especially children, making them great family dogs.

Not only are they good companions, but they also make great guard dogs because of their protective nature.

The Boxer is a part of the working group.

They're bred for guarding or protection purposes.

Answered By: Jordy Jerde
Date created: Sun, Jan 10, 2021 7:10 AM

Here's the long and short of it.

Historically, tail docking was thought to prevent rabies, increase a dog's speed, and prevent injuries.

For hunting and herding breeds, tails could collect burrs and foxtails, causing pain and infection.

The longer tails of herding dogs could also be caught in gates behind livestock.


Boxers are intelligent, high-energy, playful dogs that like to stay busy.

Their temperament reflects their breeding.

They prefer to be in the company of their owners and are loyal pets that will fiercely guard their family and home against strangers.

If a boxer barks, chances are there is a good reason.

Males can be more protective of their surrounding area, while females are more protective of their family. Since female German shepherds have the “pack” instinct, they will be more protective of your family than their male counterparts.

Though most Boxer dogs are fine with other family pets, including the family cat, quite a few Boxers are dominant or aggressive toward other dogs of the same sex, and some are cat chasers.

Boxers need consistent leadership.

Their heritage, after all, is that of a strong-minded working dog.


Boxers were originally a docked and cropped breed, and this is still done in some countries.

However, in 2008 the FCI added a "naturally stumpy tail" as a disqualifying fault in their breed standard, meaning those Boxers born with a bobtail can no longer be shown in FCI member countries.


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Dogs have this instinctual behavior to protect people within their pack or family.

However, there is typically more to it than that.

The stronger dogs protect the weaker Dogs.

With that being said, your dog may get overprotective because he views the baby as the weaker dog that he has to protect from harm.

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