Reader Franziska Könnecke sent me these photos of “Cäsar” her grandparents’ boxer. Franzi writes about her golden retriever “Anna” on her blog, Anna and I: A Retriever’s Life.
Cäsar is a quite long-muzzled dog with an intelligent expression in his eyes. Unlike boxers in modern Germany, he is docked and cropped. I am unaware of exactly what lines he came from, or if those from the German Democratic Republic were different from those in the West.
But he was quite an amazing looking dog.