RALLY
OBEDIENCE
ACTIVITIES FOR YOU AND YOUR BOXER
The Boxer dog temperament is confident, strong, protective and alert, yet energetic, goofy, loving
and intelligent. These working dogs live for human interaction and are happy to complete any task for
their human companions.

The Boxer is an athletic dog that requires plenty of exercise. Without it, they can become unruly and
hard to manage due to their excessive energy. Two good walks per day plus the opportunity for
free-running in a secure area will keep the Boxer fit and trim. Boxers also enjoy, and do well in,
many canine sports such as agility, frisbee, and tracking.

In addition to a rousing game of fetch or a long hike, you and your Boxer might enjoy the following
activities:






Here are some pictures of the VVDOC Boxers enjoying
their favorite activities !
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VEGAS VALLEY DOG OBEDIENCE CLUB
"RYKER "
The well-conditioned middleweight athlete of dogdom, the Boxer is a powerful dog with an intelligent
and alert expression. While they are instinctive guardians, the Boxer loves to be with his people.
This personality has allowed them to succeed as couriers during war time and as seeing-eye dogs
for the blind. Appearing in both fawn and brindle colors, the Boxer currently ranks as one of the most
popular dogs in the United States according to AKC® Registration Statistics.

A Look Back
Developed in Germany in the 19th century, Boxers were originally used for dog fighting and to run
down and hold large game such as wild boar and bison until the hunter could arrive. The breed is
known for standing up on its hind legs and batting at its opponent, appearing to box with its front
paws. Imported to America after World War I, they began to grow in popularity in the late 1930s.

Right Breed for You?
One of the breed’s most notable characteristics is its desire for human affection, especially from
children. They are patient and spirited with children, but also protective, making them a popular
choice for families. The Boxer requires little grooming, but needs daily exercise.

Did You Know?
  • The Boxer springs from a line of dogs known throughout the whole of Europe during the 16th
    century and is one of many descendents of the old fighting dog of the high valleys of Tibet.

  • The Boxer is cousin to practically all recognized breeds of the Bulldog type, all of which go
    back to basic Molossus blood.

  • Flemish tapestries of the 16th and 17th centuries depict scenes of stag and boar hunting,
    featuring ancestors of the Boxer.

  • The Boxer reached its greatest perfection and development in Germany.

  • Until dogfighting and bullbaiting were outlawed, the Boxer, like all dogs of his type, was used
    for this purpose.

  • The Boxer was one of the first breeds selected in Germany for police training.

Summary
    Working Group; AKC recognized in 1904.
    Ranging in size from 21 ½ inches to 25 inches tall at the shoulder.
    Large game hunter, guard and companion dog.

© The American Kennel Club, Inc.

The Boxer Breed Standard - www.akc.org/breeds/boxer/

History of the Boxer - www.akc.org/breeds/boxer/history.cfm

National Breed Club - American Boxer Club - www.americanboxerclub.org/
HERDING
SWIMMING
PUPPIES
APRIL 2012 BREED OF THE MONTH

The BOXER
Agility
Herding
Nose Work
Swimming
Conformation
Hiking
Obedience
Therapy Dog
Flyball
Lure Coursing
Rally
Tracking
CONFORMATION
" LOKI "
BIS CH Capri's Woods End Spellcaster
" RYKER "
" RYKER "
" RYKER "
and dad, Greg
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JUST FOR FUN
RYKER'S FAMILY TREE
" MAMIE "
CH Ensign's Drama Queen at Brandiwine
" VENUS "
CH Ensign's Woods End Mesmerized
SIRE
DAM
SISTER
AGILITY
" RYKER "
MACH2 Ensign's Quest For Fortune

CD GN RAE MXG MJG MXP MJP XF NFP T2B2 CGC (AKC)
SPS SPG (USDAA) RATN (Barn Hunt)
Performing the Recall over High Jump Exercise
The 1-minute Sit/Stay Exercise
Obedience Companion Dog "CD" Title
May 2010
Obedience Graduate Novice "GN" Title
October 2011
Rally Advanced Title
Rally Excellent Title
Rally Advanced/Excellent
Title
Ryker playing with his
Rottweiler sister, Gracie

Boxers boxing
"Al Bundy" imitation
Where is the TV remote?

Compliments to the Chef !
Laundry Day
Puppy Ryker .vs. Big Red Ball
Newborn Ryker
5 weeks old
6 weeks old
5 weeks old
Ryker and sister Venus
8 weeks old
10 weeks old