Meet our big, handsome boy Rocco. He is everything you would expect a boxer boy to be and more. Although Rocco will go into his crate, he is not crazy about it. We have not been using a crate for him and find that he is trustworthy being loose. He gets along with our dogs and fits in like he has always been with us. He is the first dog I have fostered or owned that bonded with the whole family immediately. He is very sweet and loving and thinks he is a lap dog. He has no problem fitting his whole body on your lap for a cuddle session. Rocco sits and patiently waits for his dinner and is so gentle when taking food from your hand. I have seen zero aggression with toys or food. He sleeps on a pillow in our room and sleeps all night until it is time to get up.
His favorite time of the day is when it is time to go for a walk and while he is usually easy to handle, he will pull if there is something he thinks is interesting to see. On his walks he likes to play and takes the end of the leash in his mouth and tries to walk you. He will bark to let you know if a car pulls up or you have company. Rocco has a mouth that holds nothing, not water, food, or drool. It winds up on the floor, walls, ceiling, furniture or you! You can’t mind having to do some extra cleaning and mouth wiping if you make him a part of your family. Rocco can get a little rough when playing so kids over 12 would be best.
He is such an entertainer. On one of our walks Rocco found a frog and every time it would jump, Rocco jumped too. It was hysterical watching him try to play with this frog. He plays with toys but needs heavy duty ones or he will have them torn apart in no time.