Breed Profile


The Boxer originated from the smaller type of Bullenbeisser, which was a type of Bulldog used for bear and bull baiting. When this practice was banned the Boxer became an escort and protection dog. The British Bulldog contributed to the development of the modern Boxer, but this took place before the modern low-slung British Bulldog evolved.


This popular dog usually lives to eight years of age, but given lots of loving care and the proper nutrition Boxers can live up to 10 years.


Particularly tolerant and protective of children, the Boxer loves to join in their games whenever the opportunity arises. Even in old age, a Boxer never fails to be interested in family activities - in short, this is a fun-loving, energetic dog with a way of edging itself into the hearts of all those who come to know it.

The Boxer has a stable temperament. It should be a calm self-assured dog, not easily disturbed or given to extremes of temperament such as shyness, aggressiveness or over excitability. This breed is generally obedient and easily taught.

Boxers have all the desirable qualities to make them the ideal family dog. In particular, they are renowned for their great love and faithfulness to master and household, making them a fearless protector of all.


Very good.


The Boxers needs are minimal. As long as you provide it with a warm place to sleep (preferably indoors), suitable food, plenty of love, attention and regular exercise, you will be rewarded with a lifetime of loyalty and companionship.

Boxer puppies should be purchased only from experienced breeders who have taken care in selecting sound parents, have raised their puppies in a healthy environment.


For those people prepared to look after an energetic and fun-loving dog.


If you have decided that the Boxer is the dog for you and you can cope with the demands of this extremely fun-loving dog, contact one of the groups listed below:

Recommended Breeders

Breeder NameKennelState 
Roxie Kennedy Taratan VIC Contact
Liza Cassidy Blackwood QLD Contact
Mark and Dayna Johnston Blueprint NSW Contact
Serena Carstens Redbush QLD Contact
David and Lynette Lelievre and Healey Playbow ACT Contact
Helen and Jennifer Keele and Davis Kesdar VIC Contact
Wendy Dixon Jaskim NSW Contact
Nicole Finnigan Boxfinn QLD Contact
Angela Persello LaFelino SA Contact
Laura Ingamells Allboxedin QLD Contact
vaughn scriggins scriggoslabs NSW Contact
Michael White Lady Bay Kennel SA Contact
Karen Jensen Oleala NSW Contact
Samantha Haydon Kuroona NSW Contact
Raelene Bright Brizegar SA Contact
kevin cox ivy violet NSW Contact
Melita Probert INVIDIA SA Contact
Danielle Thrower Flaire NSW Contact
Kim Hagon Caasteele NSW Contact
denise kelly kudirka QLD Contact
Shayne Bryant Hogwartz QLD Contact
Jody Gibson Laykoda QLD Contact
maree mahoney Jaksamlee QLD Contact
Denise and Paul Cook Rampid SA Contact
Melissa Larrett Bejeweled QLD Contact
Joanne Malloy Zaatom VIC Contact
Edna Flynn Lehearn NSW Contact
kylie lawton Roxbud SA Contact
David Smith tirbolead QLD Contact
Lorraine Bugeja Jamlorros VIC Contact
Lorraine Smitheringale Juelle QLD Contact
M & T Berryman & Williams Wilbery NSW Contact
Samantha Jane Dell Gemcharm NSW Contact
Saviour Bonnici Belchlo VIC Contact
Melissa Watts MUNDIWEST WA Contact
David and Faye Crooks Tyeanbo VIC Contact
Silvano Bevinetto BULLFRANCO QLD Contact
ellen pandelis boxcrest NSW Contact
melissa craig craihall NSW Contact
Trevor Sully Kashminder QLD Contact
Cynthia Graham Gracnbrook QLD Contact
Melissa Larrett bejeweled QLD Contact
Tracey Endres Njord QLD Contact
Kim Morrow Meahic QLD Contact
Jeanne Chaplin Matana QLD Contact
Deanne Campbell Boxvale QLD Contact
Michelle Roberts Taswest WA Contact
Janet Mahoney BOXJAM QLD Contact
Amber Haines smoshieface NSW Contact
Dianne Bradshaw Ozstock NSW Contact
Caren Carle Carlberry WA Contact
damien turner wunya NSW Contact
Dianne Nellis Boyer TAS Contact
Chris MacDonald Cartier SA Contact
Liza McLaughlin McBoxa QLD Contact
Vicki Sheppard Johvi TAS Contact
Billee-lee Mclaughlin Lilleeb QLD Contact
Karla Lacey Toplace QLD Contact
Catherine Storrs Boxstotz WA Contact

*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their puppies and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.

Canine Clubs

Australian Capital Territory: New South Wales:
Dogs ACT
(ACT Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs NSW
(Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022
Fax: 02 9834 3872
(Details current as of 10/10/2013)
Northern Terrority : Queensland:
Dogs NT
(North Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Queensland
(Canine Control Council (Queensland))
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
South Australia : Tasmania :
Dogs SA
(South Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Tasmania
(Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Victoria: Western Australia:
Dogs Victoria
(Victorian Canine Association)
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs West
(Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
Southern River, WA, 6110
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)



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