Boxers are known for their natural affinity for people, especially children. You’d typically see these dogs beside toddlers, either playing with them or simply watching over them. It’s quite fascinating to think about how these muscular animals develop a protective attitude towards kids.
These dogs are vigilant in watching over the children who are part of their family. Their loyalty to their human parents extends to the little children their humans have. They will protect these young ones from what they perceive as threats, as much as they will defend their human parents.
Despite their fierce protectiveness, Boxers are also known to be playful and gentle with kids. They can stay and play with their little human brothers and sisters all day long, keeping them entertained and occupied while mom and dad are busy with other important matters like work and chores.
The dog in our video, Linus, perfectly shows a Boxer’s inherent affinity for children. The eight-minute video is filled with nothing but him having a great time with his family’s little human baby girl.
Linus is a fun-loving, gentle Boxer. His human family described him as a dog who deeply cares for the people he loves, and is the one who sets the gold standard when it comes to playing with kids and keeping them entertained.
The video starts by showing Linus lying on the floor while playing with his little human baby sister, who also happens to be lying on the floor. The girl is too young to stand up on her own and is not yet capable of crawling. She is only capable of kicking her legs as all kids do.
What’s remarkable here is that, despite the child’s young age, she doesn’t feel any discomfort or pain while playing with the family dog, Linus. He plays with her very gently and is careful not to harm her. He also listens to whatever his humans tell him concerning their playtime.
Linus perfectly embodies the Boxer’s legendary gentleness and patience towards children. Watch the video to see how he affectionately plays with the little baby at home.
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