My cousin has a boxer (don't think he's European and not sure if he's even purebred) and he has so many things wrong with him. Poor thing is alergic to everything. I like boxers, they're cute and a great temperament (especially around kids). The constant slavering puts me off them though.
A lot of purebred dogs have health problems. Although the ones bred for European standards tend to be healthier I think, because they value working ability more than the Americans. One of the great things about mutts is hybrid vigor. They are way healthier.
I lol'd at the slobbering bit. A boxer currently holds the record of dog with the longest tongue. No surprises here.