The Boxer is a breed of dog in Nintendogs and Nintendogs + Cats.

Description and TemperamentEdit

The Boxer is playful, exuberant, inquisitive, attentive, demonstrative, devoted, and outgoing; it is the perfect companion for an active family. It can be stubborn, but is sensitive and responsive to commands. It may be aggressive towards strange dogs, but is generally good with other household dogs and pets. Boxers are very smart, making them one of the fastest dogs to train. They are very loving towards children and alphas, but may get rough at play. Boxers have a high cancer rate and also suffer from heart problems. It is very high in stamina and was bred down from the Bullenbeisser and English Bulldog.

Unlocking the BreedEdit

Nintendogs + CatsEdit

In Nintendogs + Cats, the Boxer comes in Fawn & White and Brindle. If the player chooses "Surprise me!" they may find a white Boxer or a sort of tricolor Boxer in a Beagle-type pattern. When they choose "Brindle" they can sometimes find a pink-ish Boxer, a light grey one, or a very dark brown one.

While the Boxer has cropped ears and a docked tail in Nintendogs, they have floppy ears and a long tail in the 3DS version. This is one of the few breeds to switch designs between games.


2 of your neighbors own a Boxer

  • Ally/Liz owns Benny/Rover
  • Roberto/Bruno owns Moxy/Linda (Competitions only)