Boxers Make Great Hunting Dogs
By angelamontana

Posted: April 17, 2013

Did you know that boxers make phenomenal hunting dogs?

According to an article on, “boxers actually originate from a breed that was primarily trained and used for hunting purposes, the Belgian Brabanter Bullenbeisser.”

The article states that the Brabanter Bullenbeisser was the hunting dog of choice back in the 19th century, and the dogs could take on any just about any animal in any hunt.  The hunting boxer eventually replaced the Brabanter Bullenbeisser, as they are “a lot easier to train”.  Boxers are notoriously great with “teamwork” and are fiercely loyal and obedient to their owners.

Ultimately, a boxer could be the best decision to make for your hunting dog, as they work well with other breeds, too.  The article reinforces that any dog’s behavior is dependent on the training he/she receives.  The article also insists that boxers “physical prowess and dominant personalities will give you a huge helping hand, regardless if you’re hunting fast, smart or strong game.”

An example of how intelligent a properly trained boxer can be, check out the video below of Zuko, the Captain and his girlfriend Berny’s dog, letting himself inside AND making sure to close the door behind him.

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