German Boxer Dog Skull Replica measures 8.5 inches. German Boxer Dog Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast made in USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw).
The German Boxer dog is a medium to large, short-haired dog breed of mastiff-type, developed in Germany.
The coat is smooth and tight-fitting; colors are fawn, brindled, or white, with or without white markings.
Boxers are brachycephalic (they have broad, short skulls), have a square muzzle, mandibular prognathism (an underbite), very strong jaws, and a powerful bite ideal for hanging on to large prey.
Boxers are a bright, energetic, and playful breed and tend to be very good with children.
The German Boxer dog is patient and spirited with children, but also protective, making them a popular choice for families. They are active, strong dogs that require adequate exercise to prevent boredom-associated behaviors such as chewing, digging, or licking.
German Boxer dogs have earned a slight reputation of being “headstrong”, which can be related to inappropriate obedience training. Owing to their intelligence and working-breed characteristics, training based on corrections often has limited usefulness.
Boxers, like other animals, typically respond better to positive reinforcement techniques such as clicker training, an approach based on operant conditioning and behaviorism, which offers the dog an opportunity to think independently and to problem-solve.
Stanley Coren’s survey of obedience trainers, summarized in his book The Intelligence of Dogs, ranked Boxers at number 48 – average working and obedience intelligence.
Many who have worked with German Boxer dogs disagree quite strongly with Coren’s survey results, and maintain that a skilled trainer who uses reward-based methods will find Boxers have far above-average intelligence and working ability.
The Boxer by nature is not an aggressive or vicious breed. It is an instinctive guardian and can become very attached to its family.
Like all dogs, it requires proper socialization. German Boxers are generally patient with smaller dogs and puppies, but difficulties with larger adult dogs, especially those of the same sex, may occur.
Boxers are generally more comfortable with companionship, in either human or canine form. They are very patient and are great to adopt as family dogs because they are good with children and people of all kinds.
German Boxer dogs appear at dog agility or dog obedience trials and flyball events. These strong and intelligent animals have also been used as service dogs, guide dogs for the blind, therapy dogs, police dogs in K9 units, and occasionally herding cattle or sheep.
The versatility of German Boxer dogs was recognized early on by the military, which has used them as valuable messenger dogs, pack carriers, and attack and guard dogs in times of war.