I'm sure some of you are familiar with Diamond, my baby. He's doing wonderful, and just learned a couple new tricks!! I recently moved into a new neighborhood and I am now living by myself. (and for those of you who remember my old roommate, "tough love" guy, he is one huge reason why I made the move) Now, Diamond and I are so happy with a huge park right outside to play in. Well, here's my question... I never really thought about it before, but are Boxers protective? I am a little nervous living by myself, and I am a bit worried that He would just make friends with everyone he sees (like he usually does). BUT, get this... the other day, he saw a couple people across the way, and they asked about my dog. And once they started coming my way, he barked and growled at them and the hair stood up like a Ridgeback's would. Also, he heard some noises (which was someone coming down the stairs) and he stood right up and started growling (his growl would scare me if I didn't know him-it's REALLY deep. :eek: Anyone else's boxer like that?) Is it just the new surroundings and new noises or is it that he is being protective? Thanks!!