We’ve gotten lots of requests lately to show some love to a very popular dog breed: the Boxer. No surprise here — these silly, lovable dogs are affectionate with their families, great with children and wary of strangers when they need to be.

We reached out to our Facebook fans to find out why they love Boxers so much and got many great reasons the Boxer is such a beloved breed. Here are our favorites.

They don’t just wag their tails, they wag their whole bodies!

Happy Boxer

They are the true clowns of the dog world.

Boxer Dog in Sheep Costume

They’re the most loyal protectors.

Boxer Dog in Snow

Their cuddling skills are unmatched.

Cuddling Boxers

They’re always ready to play.

Boxer With Tennis Ball

There’s no way that adorable underbite doesn’t make you smile.

Boxer Underbite

Because once you’ve loved a Boxer, there’s no going back.

Five Boxers With Boxer Portrait