||Four years old|
is our four year old Boxer. We bought him from a breeder when he
was six weeks old, and we have been very happy with our choice of breed.
At 70 pounds he looks pretty formidable, but he is really a gentle,
loving dog with a very colorful personality. He loves to be with us and
always follows us wherever we go. He loves to ride in the Jeep with
Gary and take long walks with me. He prances proudly beside me and
never fails to get a favorable comment from others when we go out. He
is equally happy lying at our feet while we watch TV or sleeping at the
foot of out bed at night. When he is trying to communicate something
to us like "Take me on a walk," "I'm hungry" or "I disagree with you" he
vocalizes in such a way that we affectionately refer to him as a
"Wookie" because the sounds he makes are a deep throated combination
between a whine and a growl that come out sounding very unique. Picture
his mouth curled into an "O" while he repeats "Woo Woo Woo Wooooooo" at
varying pitches. It really makes him very personable and not at all
threatening, as some people would imagine.
We are very happy that we chose the Boxer breed. The temperament of the
breed is suited to our needs. Caesar is active, but not hyper, he is
intelligent, loving and very patient. He never gets snappy, even around
children, and seems to realize that he needs to tone down his
playfulness around them. I know he would be protective of his family if
he was called upon to do so, but he is never suspicious of strangers or
guests, in fact he rarely even barks unless there is a good reason, and
he always takes his cues from us on how he should greet someone. We
couldn't have asked for a better pet.
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