JUDGING THE BOXER
TEMPERAMENT

Boxer Temperament

  • These are of paramount importance in the Boxer. Instinctively a hearing guard dog, his bearing is alert, dignified, and self-assured.

  • In the show ring his behavior should exhibit constrained animation. With family and friends, his temperament is fundamentally playful, yet patient and stoical with children.

  • Deliberate and wary with strangers, he will exhibit curiosity, but, most importantly, fearless courage if threatened.

  • However, he responds promptly to friendly overtures honestly rendered. His intelligence, loyal affection, and tractability to discipline make him a highly desirable companion.

  • Any evidence of shyness, or lack of dignity or alertness, should be severely penalized.

  • The adult Boxer should exhibit confidence, dignity, and showmanship.

  • Some allowances can be made for inexperienced puppies.

  • Fear of judge and/or surroundings, is not proper Boxer temperament and is unacceptable.

  • Any evidence of shyness, or lack of dignity or alertness, should be severely penalized.

  • Aggression to other dogs is not considered a fault.
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