Life Expectancy of Boxer Dogs

By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. Updated: May 17, 2020
Life Expectancy of Boxer Dogs

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If you have a Boxer dog or are thinking of getting one, it's normal to be curious about their life expectancy - you surely want to know all about your pet. In this AnimalWised article we'll provide details of the life expectancy of a Boxer dog and share some tips to help improve its quality of life while it's with you. It's better to be safe than sorry, as we all know.

Read on and find out about the life expectancy of Boxer dogs, and what you need to know for your pet to live longer than usual.

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How long do Boxer dogs live for?

In general, larger breeds live less than smaller breeds. While a Boxer is not a massive dog, it's considered to be a medium-large breed. It's likely that its life expectancy is not so long.

Boxer dogs usually live for 10 to 12 years, although we've found surprising cases of Boxers who have lived to the age of 15. The life expectancy of a Boxer dog may vary according to how well you look after it, their state of health, and of course the particular dog itself.

What factors influence a Boxer dog's life expectancy?

The truth is that there are no tricks or remedies that can try to make your Boxer live beyond their life expectancy. However, this doesn't mean that you can't try to alleviate the effects of age by confronting them head on, and knowing about the problems that are most likely to affect your Boxer.

Just like with human beings, a Boxer dog's care should be paid special attention to when it gets to 6 or 7 years old. It's essential that your dog has a comfortable bed, given a healthy and natural canine diet (especially for older dogs) and that you take them to the vet once every 3-6 months. Remember to also keep up with their vaccination and deworming schedule.

Life Expectancy of Boxer Dogs - What factors influence a Boxer dog's life expectancy?

Common diseases of Boxer dogs

To finish our discussion on the life expectancy of Boxer dogs, it's important to be aware of the diseases that this breed can contract when it gets old. It will be fundamental to understanding what you should expect in the future:

Even if your dog doesn't currently show signs of any of the above, you should start paying close attention as soon as it starts to get old. It's important to know how to care for an old dog, because the earlier a disease is diagnosed the easier it is to treat. Ask your vet for advice.

In a similar vein, you should reduce its amount of exercise (especially if suffers from a heart condition) and start doing specific exercises for older dogs.

Furthermore, if you know your dog's parents you can ask their owners if their dog suffered from any problems. Being aware of the parents' state of health will tell you which particular problems your dog is likely to suffer from, since genes are an important factor.

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My boxer Roxanne is 14 year old. She is doing well and Very loved.
Lisa DiMatteo
Sad, my boxer is 8 yrs old and I don't know what I would do without him.
Administrador AnimalWised
Hi Lisa,

These are only general guides, each individual is different. The best thing you can do is to provide regular checkups and love them totally. This way you can best enjoy the time you have left together.
Donnie Parker
This is Baylee she is 13 yrs old. Still very active and has no health problems other than a few benign bumps that were removed throughout her life!!
Administrador AnimalWised
Thanks so much for sharing this lovely pic!
Our boxer is 15 years old and still going strong. She has arthritis and can no longer climb down stairs. She also has some stomach issues on occasion but considering her age, she is doing well. She turns 16 in August.
Administrador AnimalWised
Happy birthday once it comes!
My boxer will be 10 this year. Is your's still going strong?
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William R Knobel
My boxer male is 12 yearsold and still acts like a puppy..amazing
Administrador AnimalWised
Feel free to send a pic William!

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