American Bulldog vs. Boxer
Difference Between American Bulldog And Boxer
The American bulldog was developed in the southern United States as a farm utility dog to protect its owner’s property and to catch wild hogs and work cattle. An agile, powerful dog, it is sturdy and compact. Males stand from 58.4 to 68.6 cm (23 to 27 in) at the withers and weigh 34 to 54.4 kg (75 to 120 lb); females stand from 53.3 to 63.5 cm (21 to 25 in) and weigh 27.2 to 38.6 kg (60 to 85 lb). The breed’s short, stiff coat is generally white or a combination of red or brindle and white, and its ears may be cropped or uncropped. The breed is not recognized by the American Kennel Club—U.S. registries are the American Bulldog Breeders Association and the American Bulldog Association.
The boxer is a medium-size, compact but powerful dog with a distinctive head; in the United States the ears are cropped and the tail is docked for show purposes. The breed, a relative of the bulldogs, combines courage and stamina with intelligence, fearlessness, agility, and strength. The boxer measures about 53.3 to 63.5 cm (21 to 25 in) high at the shoulder. The shiny, smooth coat is varying shades of fawn or brindle with white markings on the feet, chest, and head.
As were all dogs of the bulldog family, the predecessors of the modern boxer were used for dog fighting and bullbaiting. When these sports were outlawed in the 19th century, the boxer was bred in Germany as a police dog. Virtually unknown before World War II, by the mid-1950s the breed was among the most popular in the United States. Although still well known, it is no longer so popular.