Those who share their home with Boxers and the ever popular Boxer mixes often describe them as being among the most playful, fun loving and affectionate dogs ever. Maybe it is the playfulness of this breed that causes them to love children so much. And they usually know to be gentle, as well as protective, sensitive and exuberant with the children they love. This breed is naturally inquisitive, highly intelligent, and extremely loyal to their family members. Boxers require both physical and mental exercise. They will happily fetch, swim, romp, jog and just wonder along with you or your children.