Originating in Germany, Boxers are prized for their strong neck and powerful jaws. The first officially recognized Boxer was “Flocky”, who was entered into and subsequently won a dog show in 1896. There is some confusion over where the name “Boxer” comes from. A popular theory holds that it refers to the breed’s tendency to “box” with its front paws when fighting, but this is not actually something the dog frequently does. They are known to “box” with their heads occasionally, using the muzzle as a kind of club.