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On this page we will publish various diagrams and/or photographs showing the various aspects of the Boxer, including the anatomy of the body and head, correct body and head proportions, the correct bite, various eye colours, the correct hind quarter assembly etc. We hope that you will find this informative and that it will assist all readers, be they judges, breeders, exhibitors or just pet owners in recognising the correct Boxer.

Articles of Interest
Cryptorchidism in the Boxer Marlien Heystek

Cryptorchidism is the failure of one (unilateral) or both (bilateral) testes to descend and be maintained in the normal position in the scrotum. The retained testis may be in the abdominal cavity, in the inguinal canal or just outside the scrotum. When only one testis is present in the scrotum, the term monorchid is sometimes used. This is incorrect – in a monorchid only one testis exists in the body, a condition which, like anorchidism (no testes), is extremely rare.

 

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Boxer Anatomy

Anatomy of the Boxer Head

Correct proportions of the Boxer Head

The correct Boxer Bite

Correct rear assembly showing broad, strong hock joints

Incorrect rear assembly showing weak, narrow hock joints and hyper-extension

Incorrect rear assembly, showing sickle hocks

Various different ways of moving, viewed from behind

Various different ways of moving, viewed from in front

 

The Boxer Eye

The eyes (shape, size, placement and colour) have a major influence on correct expression in the Boxer. The Standard asks for "dark eyes" and stipulates that the expression must not be threatening or piercing. The preferred colours are therefore 1A to 3A. Very undesirable are 5 & 6, described as "bird of prey" eyes, and in most European countries these are regarded as a disqualifying fault.