14 Reasons Why Boxers are The WORST Dog Ever

Boxers are often seen as a friendly and pleasant dog breed, but don’t let that fool you. They may be cute and cuddly on the outside, but they are, like, the worst dog ever. 

Hopefully, this article will save you from committing to such a high needs, barking force of destruction.  

Here are just a few reasons why boxers are the worst dog ever.

1. They are so Stubborn

First off, boxers are incredibly stubborn. Any dog owner who has had one will tell you.  

They have a strong will and will do whatever it takes to get their way, even if it means ignoring your commands or running away from you when you call them. 

This makes them challenging to train and can lead to frustration for you and your pup. Basically, you’re giving commands to a brick wall.

2. They Want to Exercise… All the Time

Secondly, boxers require a lot of exercise, which makes them time thieves. They need many walks, runs, and playtime to stay healthy and happy. Who has time for all that? Not you, not me.

If you’re unwilling or able to shower them with non-stop attention, then owning a boxer is probably not for you.

3. They Get Into Everything

Boxers can be pretty destructive if left alone for too long. Any Boxer owner will tell you that they love to chew on furniture and other items around the house, which can lead to expensive repairs or replacements down the line. 

4. Boxers Bark a LOT

Not only that, but they also tend to bark when bored or anxious – something that can quickly become annoying for both you and your neighbors! It’s not such a bad thing if you’re looking for a good guard dog (which they’re pretty good at)

5. They Shed a Little, But it Ruins a Lot

Have you ever thought of getting a pet porcupine? Well, a Boxer can be a great substitute! We’ll admit they don’t shed a lot. But, their course hairs can poke through your clothing and furniture, which makes them super tough to get rid of.

6. They Think They’re Lap Cats

Boxers can weigh up to 70 pounds, and they’re not exactly known for their agility. So, you should expect that they will try to climb into your lap on a regular basis! If you want to know what it’s like to have a boxer, grab a pillow, put it in your lap, and throw three twenty-pound weights on there. Ok. How long did you stay comfortable? That would be your life.

They aren’t the most graceful of creatures which could be an issue if you have fragile furniture.

7. They’re Super Needy (This Breed Requires Lots of TLC)

Boxers are a dog that suffers from separation anxiety when away from their owners for too long, which can destroy the home. So, if you work a lot, your choices are to let your Boxer ruin your home or pay a doggy sitter. Either way, who wants that?

If you don’t have a lot of free time or patience, save yourself time, money, and aggravation. They can be a great companion dog for a shut-in or elderly person though.

8. They’re Super Hard to Train

Boxers are intelligent and independent, which makes them hard to train. A German Shepherd is intelligent too, but it doesn’t make you want to pull your hair out when you train them.

Be prepared for endless paddling upstream if you decide to teach your Boxer even a few basic commands.

Properly training a boxer requires lots of patience, consistency, and repetition. It won’t happen overnight, and it may take several months of dedicated work before you see any significant progress.

9. Boxers like to Jump on People

An undisciplined Boxer likes to jump on people. So, if you have little kids, forget it. It’s not worth the risk.  

And if you don’t train them properly, they won’t grow out of this behavior. In order to combat this problem, they need lots of training and socialization.

10. They Have a High Energy Level

While Boxers aren’t a dangerous dog breed, they can get into trouble as family pets when they don’t have enough exercise.

Boxers have an extremely high energy level that is hard to keep up with. That means they need lots of exercise and mental stimulation every day, or else they will get into trouble.

11. Boxers are Very Territorial

Boxers tend to be very territorial and can be aggressive towards other animals or strangers. Proper socialization and obedience training is a must to keep them manageable.

They can be aggressive towards strangers, particularly if they weren’t socialized well from a young age.

12. They require Regular Grooming and Maintenance

Boxers are a high-maintenance breed, and they need regular grooming to keep their coats healthy. They also need to be brushed daily and given baths every few weeks. Additionally, trimming their nails regularly is important because if they get too long, it can cause pain or damage to their feet.

13. Health Problems

Boxers are prone to hip dysplasia, heart disease, eye problems, and cancer. Getting regular checkups with a vet is important to ensure your Boxer is healthy and happy. 

Vet checkups = money spent.

14. They Cost a Lot of Money to Maintain

Additionally, you need to feed them a balanced diet and provide plenty of exercise in order to keep their weight under control. In fact, they eat $50 dollars worth of kibble a month.  

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. If you account for all the food that they need, boxers cost up to $600 a month (source: Hepper.com Boxer Cost)


All in all, boxers may look like an ideal pet at first glance, but they come with their fair share of challenges that make them one of the worst dogs out there. So if you’re looking for an easy-going pup who won’t cause too much trouble, then maybe consider another breed instead!

We hope you enjoyed this tongue-in-cheek roast of the Boxer. And, while any dog has its pros and cons, the Boxer can make a wonderful pet.