Difference between American, German and BK Boxers.
The following is not our opinion but, that of two well respected Boxer
breeders and judges.
We have searched and read many things regarding correct
structure in the Boxer. Many times we are ask what is the
difference in American, German, British Boxers.
After searching for the correct answer and an unbiased one,
We think we have found the answer that everyone can hopefully understand.
Monique Hodgkinson from Tanyati Boxers is a breeder and a
judge of the Boxer breed and has a break down on the difference of the
breed from different countries. Both good and bad qualities are talked about.
Please click on the link below to read what she has to say. It is very informative.
I would like to thank Monique Hodgkinson and Adriana Aulik for all the information.
Here is a brief summery. For more click on the above link.
Starting with the European Boxer, you have a much heavier,
more substantial Boxer, generally with a rather short nose bridge,
plenty of chin, very high forehead, pigmented third eyelids, prominent
forechest, well angulated forequarter, a topline that slopes excessively,
and very often weak hindquarters accompanied by narrow, hyper-extended
hock joints and cow hocks. Loose skin under the neck is often a factor
and coats or ‘jackets’ are often not tight-fitting.
The American Boxer is way more elegant, often lacking in
substance, with a longer nose bridge, less prominent (and often lacking)
chin, muzzle lacking in width and depth, often unpigmented third
eyelids, a very elegant, clean neck, very often lacking in forequarter
angulation and missing the prominent forechest, rather tall on the
leg, a gently sloping topline with no breaks or dips, somewhat lacking
in rear angulation, with generally strong hock joints and no cow hocks.
The jacket is tight fitting and smooth with short hair.
The English Boxer has more elegance than the European Boxer
and more substance than the American Boxer. Nose bridge is
generally correct according to the standard, muzzles showing
correct chin – not too prominent nor lacking. Skulls are very
often too wet, with excessive wrinkle and thick skin. Upper arms
are often too short, with forechest lacking, although I have
noticed a vast improvement in shoulders in recent years. Toplines
slope gently but, sometimes tend to be swaybacked. Rears are
often over-angulated (long in lower thigh) but hock joints are
strong and no cow hocks. Jacket varies, but generally not as
American tight fitting and short as the or as thick as the European.
The English Boxer is far less ‘extreme’ than the American or European Boxer.