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Bruno the Boxer

A day in the life with Bruno the Boxer. 6 years old—90 pounds, 24 1/2 inches from the ground to the highest point of the shoulders (the withers).

Bruno the Boxer sitting in grass with his tongue out

6 years old.


Sara taking a picture of Bruno the Boxer who is wearing a pair of glasses

Bruno is an excellent poser. You can dress him up and ask him to stay for pictures, or balance things on his snout such as a tasty treat and he will stand still until you tell him to get it.

Sara taking a picture of Bruno the Boxer laying on the ground

Bruno is such a good poser that Sara decided to have a little fun with it.

Sara taking a picture of Bruno the Boxer with a potato chip on his snout

She created a Twitter account called ThingsOnBruno where you can see lots of pictures of Bruno posing, usually with food on his snout. Bruno loves the trick because he knows if he stays really still she will soon tell him to "get it". Bruno loves eating. He eats anything. He is rather good at catching whatever it is on his nose in the air in one fast swoop! If what is on his nose is not edible Sara will remove it after the picture and hand him something to eat. Here he is with a Pringle on his nose.

Sara making Bruno the Boxer wait before he eats a mandarin orange placed on his nose

Bruno posing with a mandarin orange on his nose. Yes, he loves to eat them, too.


Bruno the Boxer has a toy ball in his mouth

Even at 6 years old Bruno manages to get himself into trouble. He likes to toss his red ball around and pounce on it. He usually, by pure luck, misses hitting anything important. This time however he was not so lucky, or should I say I was not so lucky. Smash! He hit the lamp, which came crashing to the ground where it buzzed into darkness. Both Bruno and spencer who had been playing when Bruno decided to give the ball a toss across the room, ran to the front door at the sound of the crash. Yikes, I don't think that was supposed to happen!

Brunos Ball next to the fallen lamp

This is Bruno playing with this favorite toy, the red ball.

Bruno loves doing tricks for treats. Here he does the food snout catch, the dead dog trick and the hello wave. Bruno will often eagerly snatch food out of your fingers a bit too rough so Sara asks him to take the food calmly with a gentle command. At the end Sara is all out of food, but Bruno still wants more.

Raising a Puppy: Bruno the Boxer