Top 10 Dog Breeds for Kids and Families

5. Boxer

Boxers are originally from England. Their origin came from Old English Bulldogs. Over the years, it has become a popular breed in the US. In fact, according to American Kennel Club in 2013, it maintained 7th spot on the list of popular dog breeds in the US.

Why choose the Boxer in your home with your family? Boxers are known for their intellect, playfulness and energetic temperament. They are also good for homes with children. According to experts, boxers are trainable. They can easily learn tricks and commands as long as you implement a reward based method of training the dog.

The Boxer is a medium-sized, short-haired breed of dog, developed in Germany. The coat is smooth and tight-fitting; colours are fawn or brindled, with or without white markings, and white. Boxers are brachycephalic, have a square muzzle, mandibular prognathism, very strong jaws, and a powerful bite ideal for hanging on to large prey. The Boxer was bred from the Old English Bulldog and the now extinct Bullenbeisser which became extinct by crossbreeding rather than by a decadence of the breed. The purpose of the crossbreeding was the wish to eliminate the excessive white color of the breed, and the necessity of producing thousands of dogs for one of the most popular breeds in the world. The Boxer is part of the Molosser group. This group is a category of solidly built, large dog breeds that all descend from the same common ancestor, the large shepherd dog known as a Molossus. The Boxer is a member of the Working Group.