Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Boxer Contributor(s): Miller W Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information Ancestry is said to go back to the Molossian dog of the Romans. More recent ancestor was the Bullenbeisser, a bull fighting dog from Germany. From these fighting roots the breed became a war dog and then a guarding breed. A boisterous breed of good temperament and suitable for family life. Needs a good amount of exercise. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs), genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: https://dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Somerfield E & Somerfield S (1989) The Boxer. Popular Dogs. ISBN 0 09 174042 8. Hutchings T The Complete Boxer. Howell. ISBN 0876051387. Abraham S Best of Breed: The Boxer. Howell. ISBN 1582451273. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. British Boxer Club: www.thebritishboxerclub.co.uk. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: www.akc.org/clubs/search. American Boxer Club: www.americanboxerclub.org.