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Tough yet sensitive, the kid-friendly Boxer aims to please and play.

Tough yet sensitive, the kid-friendly Boxer aims to please and play.

The Long Island ferry cruised along hot and crowded, but Gus didn’t mind. Docked tail wagging, the 75-pound Boxer sat on deck soaking up the attention of children who wandered over to feed him cookies, recalls Stephanie A. of Connecticut. When it came time to return to their car, however, the pair encountered a problem: Down on the auto deck, the cars nearest the stairs had been packed too tightly for big Gus to squeeze between.

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