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8 Problems Only a Boxer Owner Would Understand

Written by: Arlene Divina
Arlene Divina, one of the content writers at IHD, loves going on adventures with her adorable fur baby. She now creates informative content for pet parents. Read more
| Published on June 6, 2023

Boxer owners, you are part of a select club that fully understands the, shall we say, unique challenges that come with sharing your life with these bouncy, slobbery, and utterly lovable dogs. These faithful companions have a knack for turning ordinary life into a rollercoaster ride of hilarity and chaos. Here are eight problems only a Boxer owner would understand, served with a hearty dose of humor.

1. The Slobber Olympics

First and foremost, owning a Boxer means living in a perpetual state of slobber. From their toys to your clothes, and yes, even your ceiling (you’d be surprised), Boxer drool has a way of getting just about everywhere. You’ll find yourself explaining that the shiny gloss on your walls is not a designer paint job; it’s ‘Eau de Boxer Slobber.’ Owning a Boxer is essentially a lifetime commitment to carrying a drool-rag everywhere you go.

2. The Non-Existent Personal Space

In the Boxer’s world, ‘personal space’ is a foreign concept. These dogs are all about love and physical contact. Sitting on the couch? They’ll be right there, sprawled across your lap. Trying to use the bathroom alone? Forget about it! Boxers have an innate ability to manifest in the tightest of spaces, turning your life into a constant, cuddly, canine-filled adventure.

3. The Kangaroo Syndrome

Boxers don’t merely walk or run; they bounce. With their powerful legs and a boundless supply of energy, Boxers are ready to break into full-on kangaroo mode at any moment. Whether it’s a leaf blowing in the wind, a new visitor at the door, or the sudden need to express their sheer joy of existence, Boxers are perpetual jumping beans. Make sure your home insurance covers broken lamps and the occasional toppled furniture.

4. The High-Speed Tail Wags

A Boxer’s tail is a thing of sheer wonder – a high-speed, wagging marvel that doubles as a canine propeller. When they’re happy (which, let’s face it, is most of the time), their tail could generate enough wind to power a small fan. On the downside, coffee cups, vases, and anything on tail level are potential victims of this whirlwind of joy.

5. The Famous Boxer “Talk”

Boxers are vocal creatures, known for their grumbles, groans, and unique way of “talking.” It’s a beautiful language composed of whines, woos, and the odd bark. To the uninitiated, it might sound like they’re possessed, but to a Boxer owner, it’s just a typical conversation. Be prepared for some odd glances when your Boxer starts their vocal soliloquy in public.

6. The Perpetual Puppyhood

Boxers might age, but someone forgot to tell them that. They carry their puppy-like energy and curiosity well into their golden years. You’ll often find your adult Boxer shamelessly engaging in puppy-like shenanigans, including but not limited to tackling the garbage can, chewing on your favorite shoes, or zooming around the house like a puppy on a sugar rush.

7. The Boxer “Lean”

Much like their distant relatives, the Shih Tzus, Boxers have mastered the art of the ‘lean.’ This move involves them casually leaning their entire weight against your legs. It’s their unique way of saying “I love you, and I trust you enough to support my 70-pound body.” Just make sure you brace yourself for these random acts of affection, especially if you’re holding a cup of hot coffee.

8. The Sofa Hogging

Boxers have a peculiar relationship with sofas. They don’t just sit on them; they conquer them. A Boxer will spread out on a couch with the confidence and authority of a king claiming his throne. Their sprawling, space-invading relaxation technique leaves little room for anyone else, often leading to the classic ‘human-on-the-edge, dog-in-the-middle’ sofa scenario.

Yes, Boxers are a handful. They’re bouncy, they’re slobbery, they’re space invaders, but boy, are they full of love. Every day with a Boxer is a day filled with laughter, surprises, and tons of affection. The biggest problem of all? How swiftly and completely they make you fall head over heels in love with them.

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