Friedrich Robert
Friederich Roberth & His Boxer

Muehlbauer's Flocki First Registered Boxer
No 1 in the old German Munich Boxer Stud Book

Boxer Dog History
Maier's Lord
First noted Boxer sire

Northeast Wisconsin Bully Breeders
A Division of Porterfield Exotics
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History Of The Boxer Breed

The first Boxers were developed in Germany in the late 1800's by crossing the English Bulldog of Great Britain with the now extinct Brabanter Bullenbeisser of Brabant Belgium.  The Boxer is considered to be part of the Molosser or Mastiff dog group.

Boxers at 1st Boxer Exhibit in Munich

   Friedrich Roberth, Elard Konig, and R. Hopner stabilized the breed in 1894 and put it on exhibition at a Munich dog show in 1895.  The following year they founded the Deutscher Boxer Club and went on to publish the first Boxer breed standard in 1902, which has not been changed much to this day.

The Boxer was introduced to other parts of Europe in the late 1800's and to the United States around 1900. The American Kennel Club (AKC) registered the first Boxer in 1904, and recognized the first Boxer champion, Dampf vom Dom, in 1915. During World War I, the Boxer was used for military work, acting as a valuable messenger dog, pack-carrier, attack dog, and guard dog.  After World War II the Boxer became popular world wide when they were taken home by returning soldiers.  They introduced them to civilian life and they soon became a favorite as companion dogs, show dogs, and guard dogs.

A Brabanter Bullenbeisser

Old Boxer Dog Photo
Friederun Stockmann & Her Boxers

Frau Boxer

Blk Boxers History
German Boxers were a working breed used by the German military for many purposes.