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What boxers used to look like :)

Discussion in 'Other Breeds' started by davidfitness83, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. davidfitness83

    davidfitness83 Good Dog

    Man, what a dog they used to be...

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  2. cliffdog

    cliffdog Good Dog

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    Flock St. Salvator 1894


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    Curt von Pfalzgau 1906


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    1915


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    1934 from Hutchinson's Dog Encyclopedia


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    1945 facial structure deteriorating...

    Even the highly regarded working Boxers of today have ruined faces which provide no benefit to the dog and in fact hinder its ability to breathe in hold...
     
  3. adjecyca

    adjecyca Good Dog

    so gorgeous! i really wish that is what they still looked like!
     
  4. Dakotas

    Dakotas Little Dog

    The first picture resembles the now American Bulldog.Now the boxers are smush faced and thin..not stocky.
     
  5. Agreed!

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  6. davidfitness83

    davidfitness83 Good Dog

    i actually got the pic from a video around 1920 and the boxers looked massive. Specially the darker one resembled a Cane Corso, just massive bones and muscles. Super alert and not thin boned and lanky like the current ones.

    There is also a Boston Terrier in the video it looks exactly like an APBT.
     
  7. #1 stunner

    #1 stunner Good Dog

    Me too, I would probably get one then..
     
  8. gh32

    gh32 Little Dog

    They used to be a nice made dog.It's like a lot of breeds,getting ruined by people breeding for the wrong reasons.You think this is bad you should see how much better the Shar Pei used to be before it turned into a wrinkle bag.
     
  9. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    I was going to say the same thing, they look more like a mastiff breed back then.
    What would they fall under now? A bully breed because of it's fighting background?

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    This dog is amazing looking, I wish someone with time and money would try to breed back to this standard.
    How did we let them get so messed up...stupid conformation breeders :nono:

    Do post if you have pics!
    I love seeing what breed used to look like.
     
  10. Gerry

    Gerry Big Dog

    If I'm not mistaken wasn't this attempted to be recreated?? They called it something like the banter bulldog??
     
  11. Diesel12

    Diesel12 Little Dog

  12. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

  13. adjecyca

    adjecyca Good Dog

    Shar Pei
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  14. adjecyca

    adjecyca Good Dog

  15. adjecyca

    adjecyca Good Dog

  16. cliffdog

    cliffdog Good Dog

    Those are a supposed new breed though, not Boxers... If I had nice athletic dogs like those Banter dogs I wouldn't be happy if someone called them a Boxer, I'd take it as a bit of an insult, just saying :)
     
  17. davidfitness83

    davidfitness83 Good Dog

    Here is what the sharpei looked like:

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    The original boxer was bred off the German bulldog.
     
  18. davidfitness83

    davidfitness83 Good Dog

  19. davidfitness83

    davidfitness83 Good Dog

    They still make them like that look at my old school boxer :) lol

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    If he had cropped ears he would look a lot like them.
     
  20. gh32

    gh32 Little Dog

    I know this thread is about Boxers but I'm glad you posted those pics,I've seen them before and it's pretty sad what the Shar Pei has become for the most part.The pic at top if I'm not mistaken is of Iron Monkey.This is what happens when people take a functional,performance bred dog and decide to breed it to fit whatever style look pet owners want.Boston terriers are the same way.In just a few generations a breed can be truly ruined.
     
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