Male Vs. Female Boxer Puppies

By Lanh Ma

While both male and female boxer puppies can become excellent pets, there are significant differences between the sexes. There will be differences between a male boxer puppy and a female boxer puppy that may make one or the other more appealing for your home; understanding those differences can help you make a good choice.


There is a significant difference in size between male and female boxers when they become adults. Before adopting a boxer puppy, consider which size is more attractive to you. Males will grow to a height between 22.5 and 25 inches and weigh between 65 and 80 pounds. Female boxers will grow to a height between 21 and 23.5 inches and weigh between 50 and 65 pounds.


The male boxer puppy tends to be more affectionate and loving than the female boxer puppy. Males are extroverted and love to interact with their owners, and they are exuberant about showing their affection. While a female boxer is no less loyal or attached to her owner, she is more reserved and subtle about showing affection.


Female boxers are noted for being more temperamental than males, as well as having less-predictable moods. This does not mean that the female boxer puppy is inclined towards violence or poor behavior. It may simply mean that the female boxer may be sweet and playful one day and withdrawn and suspicious the next.


The male boxer puppy will keep his puppylike temperament longer than a female boxer puppy. Female boxer puppies mature more quickly than male boxer puppies, while male boxers tend to be energetic and mischievous even when they are adolescents and adults.


Both male and female boxer puppies do better with dogs of the opposite sex, but male dogs tend to do better with other dogs in general than female boxers. Female boxers may have problems living with other female dogs. However, male boxers are more prone to battles for dominance than female boxers, especially as they are growing up.