Sport: Now It's Boxers

In the early '20s, it was German shepherd dogs. Then came wire-haired fox terriers (1928-36), then cocker spaniels (1937-45). Last week, at dogdom's No. 1 indoor spectacle, the Westminster Show in Manhattan's Madison Square garden, another dog was having its day—the boxer.

Boxers, 139 strong, outnumbered every breed. Kennels specializing in the square-rigged, pug-ugly German dogs are selling them as fast as they breed them.

The boxer's biggest asset is a boisterous personality. He looks like a cross between a Great Dane and a bulldog, weighs about 70 pounds, makes a lot of noise. A thoroughbred pup sells for about $150; full-grown,...

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