An intelligent, loyal pet, the boxer has a high need for companionship and exercise. They are not happy when regularly left home alone.
Boxers are intelligent, highenergy, playful dogs that like to stay busy. Their temperament reflects their breeding. They prefer to be in the company of their owners and are loyal pets that will fiercely guard their family and home against strangers.
Few boxers bark excessively. If a boxer barks, chances are there is a good reason. Many boxers are vocal, however, and make a growling noise that's really just the dog's way of talking.