About Boxer Dogs

According to the American Kennel Club, boxer dogs are the seventh most popular dog in the United States.

Boxer dog is affectionate to children and a steadfast friend. He is cousin to many breeds developed from the massive Molossian Hound, an ancient Greek guarding, fighting, and herding dog.

How To Choose Your Boxer Dog

1. Check out the behavior traits like aggression, hyperactive and extreme shyness of parent dogs.

2. Get your Boxer from a reputable breeder or from a pet shop that get their animals only from known breeders. Reputable breeders would be able to show the pedigree and registration papers and/or pictures of the parent dogs that may reside somewhere else.

3. In US 25% of the 12 million homeless dogs are purebred.

4. The all-white Boxer or "check" is prone to blindness and deafness, and the American Boxer Club members are not to register, sell or use the "whites" for breeding.

5. According to records, male dogs are usually much soother and lenient than female boxers

Health information about boxer dog

1. Boxers are very prone to all types of allergies. Allergies are noted by excessive scratching, licking and rubbing of the skin, often to the point of causing lesions and open sores on the skin.

2. Unfortunately the Boxer breed is highly prone to various types of cancers, more specifically to skin cancers.

3. Unfortunately, the Boxer is susceptible to several potential health problems, including hip dysplasia, bloat, aortic stenosis (a heart ailment), digestive problems, hypothyroidism, and cancerous and benign tumors.

Quotes about boxer dogs

In USA and Canada the cost of a pet quality Boxer puppy will range in price from the low of approximately $600.00 to the higher prices of $1500.00 and up.

Show quality Boxer puppies are considerably more expensive usually starting at about $1200.00 and often exceeding $3000.00.

Boxer dog training

Boxers do not do well with in large groups of mixed breeds. The best boxer dog obedience training method is to do individual training with the dog. A boxer dog's behavior can be predictable to a certain extent so long as you are willing to take the time to train them, love them and show them affection.

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