JUDGING THE BOXER
History and Function of the Boxer
The Boxer originated in Germany in the late 1800's.
Boxers are a man-made breed. They descend from the "Brabant Bullenbeisser", a Mastiff type dog.
These dogs were later crossed with a smaller Mastiff type (originator of the English Bulldog)
The original dogs had strong undershot jaw.
Strong teeth were needed in order for the Boxer to lock onto its prey and continue holding until the master arrived.
The tip of the nose was set slightly higher than the root of the muzzle, allowing the Boxer to breathe while holding onto prey.
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