Pit Bull Dogs vs Boxer – Boxers and American pit bull terriers (pit bulls) are popular pets in America. Both have short coats that are easy to care for, and the short faces that trigger aggression in the longest nose dogs have ever seen a short-faced dog. Pit bulls and Boxers are smart and highly addictive dogs with lots of energy. But this is where the similarities end.
Although boxers are a recognized breed around the world, American pit bull terriers are not. They are considered more of a type of dog rather than a breed. A breed is when two animals are expected to produce offspring that resemble the parents. This does not happen with pit bulls. No European kennel club recognizes the breed. Although not the American Kennel Club recognizes the breed, it makes less known United Kennel Club.
Boxers are currently legal to raise, own and sell in most countries and cities in the world, as a landlord allows dogs on their property. But pit bulls – along with German shepherds, Rottweiler’s and Dobermans – are often banned from even cities, towns, provinces or countries. For example, pit bulls are banned in the UK. These bans are due to pit-bull reputation.
Boxers are usually the same size and weight, while pit bulls can vary considerably. According to the American Kennel Club, boxers average 21 to 25 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh between 50 and 80 pounds. According to the complete ASPCA guide dogs pit bulls come in many different sizes that it is difficult to determine what the average size and weight are but are generally less than 24 inches in height and less than 90 pounds.
Pit bulls come in any dog color and pattern known. Acceptable colors for boxers are all brown, brindle (black and brown striped) and fawn and white. Many boxers have white markings on the belly, legs and face.
Because of the limited gene pool, boxers are much more prone to health problems than pit bulls. Boxers have a much narrower waist than the average pit-bull, which makes them prone to life-threatening digestive conditions. Boxers are also prone to pancreatic problems, deafness, brain tumors and heart disease. Condition of a heart, cardiomyopathy, is so prominently found in boxers that its nickname is “boxer’s cardiomyopathy.”