June 21, 2006

Boxer Sighting at the World Cup!

Looks like this dude is working security. After all, we Boxers are a working breed.

caption from Yahoo photos: A security dog wears a FIFA's accreditation during the Brazilian soccer training session in Dortmund, Germany June 21, 2006 during the World Cup 2006 tournament. Paulo Whitaker (GERMANY)

8 comments:

The Fat Lady Sings said...

Brindle boxers are gorgeous dogs. Did you know they came in black as well? It's rare (all-over white is much more common, actually) but it happens. We knew a family that adopted a black boxer (like white, they are considered 'rejects'). Such a sweetie pie - boxers of any color are the gentlest creatures.

Cairo The Boxer said...

I read something on the web about black boxers. They were used by German police in the early 1900s because unlike white or fawn boxers, the black ones were harder to see at night, and were thus better at sneaking up on criminals. Apparently the black Boxers were almost bred out of existence due to the dominant styles of fawn and brindle.

katy said...

What a cutie! Most of all I love his lips. I bet they flap around when he runs.

Anonymous said...

Actually, a "black" boxer is genetically impossible. Any "black" boxers that you may see are probably a reverse sealed brindle (heavy heavy brindling with a dark fawn base) or mixed with something else.

Cairo The Boxer said...

anonymous: check out these black boxers. They are solid black, not reverse brindle. But I agree that there must be some *interesting* breeding going on...and here is that source on black Boxers in Germany.

gazard said...

Wow, he can watch World Cup live! How lucky!

cass said...

Looks a little like our dog Mag. Brindles are cute, too.

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