Dogue de Boxer

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Dogue de Boxer History

The Dogue de Bordeaux (also known as the Dogue de Bordeaux, or simply “Doberman”) is a medium-sized, bold, muscular, athletic, and active French mastiff-type working and pet dog. It should not be confused with the American Pit Bull Terrier (Pit Bull), which was once a type of Bulldog, or with the English Bulldog, which descended from the Old English Mastiff. The Dogue de Bordeaux is the French term for “bulldog”. The origin of the word “Dogue” is not certain, but it is commonly thought that it comes from the Celtic word for “dog”, “doige”.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Dogue de Boxer Physical Characteristics

The Dogue de Bordeaux, or “boxer,” is a very large, muscular, powerful, and athletic-looking breed that is typically between 28 and 34 inches tall and between 120 and 200 pounds in weight. They have a thick, short, and coarse coat that is fawn, brindle, white, or a mixture of these colors. They have a sloped forehead and wide muzzle. The boxer’s eyes are dark in color and their nose is large and black. They have a thick, hanging tail that is carried low. They are great with children and other dogs, but may not be a good choice for households with very small children.

Eye Colors

Hazel, Brown

Nose Colors

Black, Brown

Coat Colors

Brown, Black, White, Red

Height Range

Male Height Range: 24 – 26 inches

Female Height Range: 23 – 24 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 85 – 128 lbs

Female Weight Range: 72 – 110 lbs

Dogue de Boxer Health

Description of breed health.


10-12 yrs

Dogue de Boxer Health Concerns

Cardiomyopathy, Pulmonic Stenosis, Hip Dysplasia, Bloat, Degenerative Myelopathy, Corneal Dystrophy, Subaortic Stenosis, Entropion, Ectropion, Elbow Dysplasia, Cataracts, Brachycephalic Syndrome

Dogue de Boxer Temperament and Behaviour

The Dogue de Boxer is a strong-willed, courageous, and tough working dog. They are fearless and protective of their family and home. They are high energy, playful, and devoted, but can sometimes be stubborn. They are generally very good with children and with other dogs, but should be supervised with small children because of their large size.

Dogue de Boxer Activity Requirements

The Boxer is an athletic, playful, and loyal dog. They do well in homes with yards, and they enjoy being outside. A fenced-in backyard is the ideal place for Boxers to run, play, and socialize. Standard Boxers tend to require at least two hours of vigorous exercise every day. Dutch lines of Boxers tend to be a little less active and may be suited to an easier paced lifestyle. While a fenced-in backyard is ideal for this athletic breed, they do not require it to be happy or healthy. A daily walk or jog and access to a dog park or hiking trails will keep your Boxer healthy and strong.

Miles Per Day

12 miles

Activity Per Day

90 minutes

Daily Food

4 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Dogue de Boxer is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Dogue de Boxer is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Dogue de Boxer is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Dogue de Boxer is part of the Unclassified group.

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