My pet: Boxer dog
by Lucienne Bongailas
My pet’s name is Max. Its coat is brown and its paws are white. His tail is rather short. It is eighteen months old. It was born in October and my brother brought it home when it was only 1-week old.
The breed of the boxer dog came from Germany. It is popular in the United States as a pet and as a watchdog. It is also used for police work too. It grows from 22 to 25 inches. It lives about twelve to thirteen years. It eats dry food or tin food. It needs exercise daily and every six months it should be taken to the vet for nail, teeth and eye checkups.
The boxer was originally bred for bull baiting and dog fighting. The name ‘boxer’ comes from the boxing sport, because boxer dogs like to play with their hands. The modern boxer was developed in the 19th century. It is popular as a guide dog, police dog and household pet.
Donated by Lucienne Bongailas