The Boxer is a medium sized, smooth coated, sturdy dog of compact, square build and strong bone. His muscles are taut, strongly developed and moulded in appearance. His movement is lively, powerful with noble bearing. The Boxer must be neither cumbersome nor heavy, nor light or lacking in body substance.
See: The German Kennel Club (VDH) for information and video (if available).
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National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
Breed club surveys
There are numerous breed standards.
The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.
Purpose: International: Boxer enthusiasts committed to preventing the global spread of Juvenile Kidney Disease in Boxers Creators/Contributors:
Dr Bruce Cattanach (Geneticist UK)
Sheila Cartwright (Virologist UK)
Prof Jo Peters (Geneticist UK)
Dr Lynn Kincla (Geneticist NZ)
Pia Lannermalm (former Swedish Boxer Club health committee Sweden)
Virginia Zurflieh (former secretary newsletter editor ABCF & ABC Health Committee USA)
Contributions from: Dr Rafal Francikiewicz MD (Medical Doctor Australia)
The Boxer Juvenile Kidney Disease (JKD) website includes in depth information and links to numerous publications on JKD / JRD; contains regional/country specific pedigrees of Boxers reported to have produced affected offspring; information on Juvenile Kidney Disease; Agria insurance data analysis and statistics on disease incidence for all breeds - http://www.boxerjkd.com/insurance-statistics.html
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
Founded in 1950, The Association Technique Internationale du Boxer (ATIBOX) is preserving the technical interests of the breed German Boxer on an international basis. ATIBOX promotes and encourages the breeding, the working and the beauty shows, as well as education and research. "Under the designation of Association Technique Internationale du Boxer (ATIBOX) and in accordance with all FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) rules, has been founded an International Technical Commission by the Organizations of boxer kennel clubs in various countries. Since the 19.02.2006, ATIBOX has a cooperation agreement with the FCI." Read more about ATIBOX at: Convention of the ASSOCIATION TECHNIQUE INTERNATIONALE DU BOXER (ATIBOX). See the Events Calendar for expositions information. Member countries are listed at: http://www.atibox-online.net/Pays-membres/Pays-membres.php. The country listings include website links and contacts. Cecilie Strømstad is in charge of the ATIBOX Health Commission. Contact: email@example.com. Also see: ATIBOX Health Survey Information and the Judges Round Table document for further information.
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