Boxer: Personality & Health Issues
Inherited Health Issues:
Extra Eyelashes
Boxer Ulcer (Corneal Epithelial Erosion)

Heart And Blood Vessels:
Aortic Stenosis: Partial blockage of the flow of blood from the heart (i.e.the aorta) to the rest of the body..  In mild cases, no treatment is required, other than possible use of antibiotics.  In more severe cases, your dog's exercise should be limited, and Beta-blocking drugs may be prescribed.
Pulmonic Stenosis: Similar to Aortic Stenosis, but involving the Pulmonary artery. For more information see: Pulmonic Stenosis
Atrial Septal Defects:
A hole in the muscular wall (septum) that separates the heart chambers.  A rare condition in dogs that can be treated with medication, exercise restrictions, and a low sodium diet.  Very serious cases may require surgery.
Gingival Hyperplasia (Epulis)
Abnormal Dentition (Extra Incisor Teeth)

Dermoid Sinus, Dermoid Cysts: Rare and autosomal skin conditions, which can be cured surgically.
The Boxer:
The sturdy Boxer does have some physical vulnerabilities.  Do not hesitate to consult the veterinarian if, during brushing, you discover lumps, abrasions, or large pimples on the skin.  Skin tumors occur often on Boxers, and while some are benign, potentially malignant ones must be removed at an early stage.  The Boxer's teeth and gums also require special attention.  Often rheumatic, this breed ages quickly and rarely lives more than 12 years.  It is susceptible, more so than most dogs, to cerebral haemorrhage - usually after the age of nine.
Average Lifespan Of The Boxer: 10-14 Years
Average Weight: 64 lbs.
Mast Cell Tumors: Most common type of skin cancer in dogs. For more information see: Cancer In Dogs
Tumors that are usually benign.  For information about benign and malignant tumors, see Cancer In Dogs
Cystine Crystals In Urine: See Kidney Disease In Dogs
Boxer Temperament:
Exercise Requirements: 3/5
Affection Level: 5/5
Friendliness-Other Pets:
Friendliness-Strangers: 3/5
Ease Of Training:

About The Ratings:

Exercise Requirements:
1: Low, 5: High
Affection Level:
1: Introverted, 5: Extroverted.
Friendliness-Other Pets:
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
1: Least Friendly, 5: Most Friendly.
Ease Of Training:
1: Most Difficult, 5: Least Difficult.
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