Caring for a German boxer is simple but necessary. The breed is smooth-haired, sheds. Molting is seasonal.
Brush: wool once a week with a natural bristle brush or a rubber mitten glove. Brushing effectively removes dead hair and dust, improves blood circulation, and gives an excellent massage. After combing out, rub the coat with a piece of automotive suede to add shine. During the shedding period, the massage mitten is convenient to use while swimming, combing out the fallen hair.
Bathing: rarely or as needed with a shampoo for short-haired breeds. Frequent washing with detergents will wash away the protective film from the coat and dry out the skin.
Before bathing, cover the bottom of the tub or basin with a rubber mat to protect the paws from slipping. Moisten wool with warm water, apply shampoo diluted with water (in a 1: 1 ratio), and lather well. Professional shampoos are highly concentrated and therefore need to be diluted. Wash the wool with massage movements, wipe the head with a sponge, then rinse everything thoroughly with warm water. Do not keep foam on the coat. After that, apply a nourishing balm for a few minutes and rinse with water. Dry with a bath towel. Insert pieces of cotton into the ears in order to remove the remaining moisture. After bathing, do not walk for 2 hours, make sure that the dog does not sit in a draft. In the cold season, dry slightly with a hairdryer at low speeds.
In summer, the boxer enjoys splashing in open reservoirs, the only condition after swimming in a river or lake is to rinse his coat with warm boiled water in order to wash off the remains of river plankton.
In winter, wipe the coat of a German boxer with a damp towel or clean with dry shampoo. Rub the product into the coat and leave for 5 minutes, then brush out with a natural bristle brush.
Paws: After walking, wipe with a damp towel or rinse with a shower. Inspect the paw pads for cracks or injuries, the Boxer is a very active breed, he can get injured without noticing it. Treat the wounds with an antiseptic. To prevent cracking, especially in winter, rub olive oil into the paw pads and include 1 teaspoon in your dog’s diet in a day.