Boxers have an average lifespan of 9 to 10 years. This breed is known to be prone to certain health problems more than other breeds. However, this does not mean that all Boxers will acquire them. These include, Boxer Cardiomyopathy (ARVC), Aortic Stenosis/Sub-Aortic Stenosis (AS/SAS), Colitis, Degenerative Myelopathy (DM), Epilepsy, Hip Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome, Corneal Ulcers, Cutaneous Asthenia, and Skeletal Scurvy Osteodystrophy. They can also have bloat, cataracts, cancer, hives, and allergies.
The Boxer is an active and energetic breed so it needs plenty of exercise. This working dog needs to be mentality stimulated or it will be destructive. It basically needs a minimum of two hours a day spent on walking, running and basically letting off steam.