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Boxer

An intelligent, playful and loyal family member

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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR BOXER

Boxers are very muscular dogs with a short muzzle and upturned chin.

They are strong and loyal, making for self-assured pets that are great for active families. Full of stamina, the Boxer is very energetic and can cause mischief if left alone for too long. Their short muzzles make it hard for them to pick up normal kibble which is why ROYAL CANIN® Boxer food has been specially designed to make it easier for their mouths to pick up.

  • Size
    Large
  • Colour
    Common colours: Fawn and Brindle with some white markings
  • Coat Length
    Short
  • Age Expectancy
    7 – 10+ years
  • Weight
    25 – 32kg
  • Grooming
    Low
  • Lifestyle
    Indoor and Outdoor

Temperament

Boxers are very athletic and playful - daily exercise is important to stimulate this breed’s active nature. The Boxer’s character is devoted and sensitive making for great family pets. They thrive in busy households and like to be around company to complement their energetic, boisterous nature. Boxers will do best in a big yard where there is plenty of space to run, jump and play.

Weight

Boxers are extremely active so it’s important their diet coincides with their energy needs. Socialising with other dogs, playing games, and regular walks are great ways to keep them keep them active and in shape.

Muscles & Joints

Boxers are a muscular breed with a square build and strong bone structure. The Boxer requires a diet with optimal levels of protein to help maintain an ideal muscle mass to support their frame.

Skin & Coat

Boxers have a very short coat that requires little looking after. To help keep their skin and coat healthy it is important to give them a diet with nutrients that nourish skin cells and combat inflammation.  

Puppy Birth & Growth

Interactive puppy guide

Boxer puppies are very playful and full of energy. If you have just brought a new Boxer puppy home, take a look at our interactive care guide. It’s full of useful advice for welcoming your new family member and getting them properly settled into your household routine.

Puppy Birth & Growth

WHAT TO FEED YOUR BOXER

From junior to adult

ROYAL CANIN® Boxer food has been formulated and designed to meet this magnificent breed’s unique needs. Boxers are athletic, muscular dogs. They are prone to diseases that affect heart muscle. Nutrition to help maintain healthy muscle mass, as well as support healthy cardiac function, is important for this breed.

Puppy

Up to 15 months old

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Puppy

Up to 15 months old

Boxer puppies undergo a rapid growth period from birth to 15 months. This development stage is very important and will impact the rest of their lives.

Growth and Development

ROYAL CANIN® Boxer Junior food helps support healthy muscle development in a growing Boxer puppy through a specific protein content and optimal levels of L-carnitine. Being a large breed, Boxers are prone to bone and joint issues. The diet is enriched with chondroitin, glucosamine and omega 3 fatty acids (EPA & DHA) to support the health of the bones and joints

Digestive Health

The exclusive combination of nutrients in our ROYAL CANIN® Boxer puppy food helps support the young puppy’s digestive health and contributes to good stool quality. Highly digestible proteins with an adapted fibre content including psyllium and prebiotics promote a balance in the intestinal flora.

Natural Defences

Growing puppies have an immature immune system, so they are at higher risk of infections and illnesses than adult dogs. Our food provides immune system support thanks to a special complex of antioxidants and prebiotics.

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BECAUSE BOXERS STRUGGLE TO PICK UP THEIR FOOD


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BECAUSE BOXERS STRUGGLE TO PICK UP THEIR FOOD

Boxers have a unique head shape; they have a flat face (brachycephalic), short snout with thick upper lips and their front teeth in the lower jaw are in a straight line. The ROYAL CANIN® Boxer food has been specifically designed for the Boxer’s short muzzle. Specially shaped and textured kibble allows the Boxer to pick up the kibble more easily and encourages chewing.

ADULT

Over 15 months old

The Boxer has a lean muscular frame; to help maintain muscle mass, the diet contains optimal levels of protein and is enriched with L-carnitine.

Healthy Heart Function

The Boxer is prone to heart disease, especially involving the heart muscle. ROYAL CANIN® Boxer diet helps supports heart function and healthy heart muscle through the addition of taurine, L-carnitine and omega 3 fatty acids, EPA & DHA.

Joints and Bones

Boxers are a muscular breed with a square build and strong bone strong. Chondroitin, glucosamine and higher levels of omega 3 fatty acids (EPA & DHA) are included to help support healthy joints.

ADULT

Over 15 months old

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ADULT

Over 15 months old

The Boxer has a lean muscular frame; to help maintain muscle mass, the diet contains optimal levels of protein and is enriched with L-carnitine.

Healthy Heart Function

The Boxer is prone to heart disease, especially involving the heart muscle. ROYAL CANIN® Boxer diet helps supports heart function and healthy heart muscle through the addition of taurine, L-carnitine and omega 3 fatty acids, EPA & DHA.

Joints and Bones

Boxers are a muscular breed with a square build and strong bone strong. Chondroitin, glucosamine and higher levels of omega 3 fatty acids (EPA & DHA) are included to help support healthy joints.

TAILOR-MADE NUTRITION

Specially formulated for the Boxer's unique needs

Every breed has unique needs. Boxers are very playful and athletic. They are muscular dogs that need support to maintain ideal muscle mass. Boxers also have a unique jaw with a short snout, a large under bite and a flat face (brachycephalic) which can make it harder for them to pick up their food. This is why at ROYAL CANIN®, we have created our Boxer diet with some very specific requirements in mind.

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