There is no better dog than a Boxer for loyalty, intelligence, and boundless enthusiasm?whether it's on the agility course or guarding the backyard (usually from neighborhood cats!), the Boxer is always ready for the challenge. The Boxer, a true family favorite, has been valued for many years as a pet, protector, and service dog. Boxers are wonderful family dogs, great with children and sociable with others. They are willing to please and enjoy working for praise, making them a valued member of any household. Boxers have enjoyed the company of movie stars such as Bogie & Bacall, and have been used widely as assistance dogs, police dogs, and rescue dogs. It is difficult to discover another breed that can fill so many niches, or please so many people with such different needs.