The Boxer has held steady in the middle of the popularity list for the past decade, but don’t count this lovable breed out. Boxers adore their humans, especially children, and are both protective and patient. According to the AKC, this breed was developed in the 19th century for the purpose of dog-fighting. The dog would stand on its hind legs to battle its opponent, which earned it the name Boxer.
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