By both the public and the veterinary associations, cropping of the ears and docking of the tail is prohibited in many countries around the world. It's like getting your cat declawed or having them neutered or spayed. Unlike the late Bob Barker which was famous for his saying on the show The Price Is Right "Help control the pet population. Have your pets spayed or neutered". I don't believe in this practice. Unless it is absolutely necessary. Just my feelings on the whole issue.
The Boxer typically is a short-haired breed, with a shiny, smooth coat that lies tight to the body.
They have broad short skulls and their most distinctive feature is their head. With a square muzzle which is in perfect proportion to the skull. Folds are always present from the root of the nose running downwards on both sides of the muzzle, and the tip of the nose should lie somewhat higher than the root of the muzzle. The lower jaw of a Boxer should protrude beyond the upper jaw and bend slightly upwards in what is commonly called an underbite or undershot bite.
The name Boxer is said to be derived from the breed's tendency to play by standing on its hind legs and mimicking a boxing motion with their front paws.
Health issues include cancer,heart conditions,Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (Boxer Cardiomyopathy),hip displasia,degenerative myelopathy,epilepsy,gastric dilatation,torsion,intestinal problems. Boxers also get allergies which could be caused by a bad diet.
Entropian is another problem that faces Boxers which is a malformation of the eyelid requiring surgical correction, can be occasionally seen, and some lines have a tendency toward spondylosis deformans, a fusing of the spine or dystocia.
It is said to be a bad idea to exercise Boxers too much when they are younger. It may cause damage to growing bones. Although it is important to keep them in shape, just don't over do it.
Because of their brachycephalic head, they do not do well in certain conditions where there is intense heat or humidity. It is not recomended to exercise in these conditions.