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The Boxer (German: Deutscher Boxer) is a breed of dog in Nintendogs and its 3DS sequel, Nintendogs + Cats.

Breed Information

Official artwork of the Boxer

The Boxer is very high in stamina and was bred down from the Bullenbeisser and English Bulldog.

Playful, outgoing, exuberant, inquisitive, and devoted, it is the perfect companion for an active family. Boxers are very smart, making them one of the fastest dogs to train; while they can be very stubborn, they are sensitive and responsive to commands.

A Boxer may be aggressive towards strange dogs, but is generally good with other household dogs and pets. They are very loving towards children and alphas, although can play rough at times.

Boxers have a high cancer rate and also suffer from heart problems.

In-Game Description

  • Nintendogs: "A valiant German breed, the Boxer's muscular frame was used to its advantage as a fighting dog."
  • Nintendogs + Cats: "A German breed, the Boxer's muscular frame was used to its advantage as a fighting dog."

Unlocking the Breed


Chihuahua & Friends Starter Breed
Labrador & Friends Obtain 10,000 Trainer Points
Dachshund & Friends Obtain 20,000 Trainer Points
Dalmatian & Friends Starter Breed
Best Friends Obtain 10,000 Trainer Points
Chihuahua & FriendsJA Unobtainable
Shiba Inu & FriendsJA Unobtainable
Dachshund & FriendsJA Unobtainable

Nintendogs + Cats

Toy Poodle & New Friends Starter Breed
Golden Retriever & New Friends Obtain 5,800 Owner Points
Play for 21 days in a row
French Bulldog & New Friends Obtain 3,400 Owner Points
Play for 15 days in a row

In Nintendogs

There are three color options available for Boxers in the original Nintendogs: Brindle, Dark Brindle, and Fawn.

In Nintendogs + Cats

The Boxer is given a drastic redesign in +Cats. Unlike the Boxers in the original games, their ears are not cropped and their tails are not docked.

The Boxer comes in Fawn and Brindle color options. Choosing "Brindle" can sometimes find a pinkish Boxer, a light grey one, or a very dark brown one.

If the player chooses "Surprise Me!" they may find:

  • a white Boxer
  • a tricolor Boxer with a Beagle-type pattern


Nintendogs + Cats



Nintendogs + Cats